The Buffalo Bills recently stated that they are hopeful that first-round quarterback E.J. Manuel will be able to return from his injury in “the next month or so.”
In the meantime, former practice-squad quarterback Thad Lewis will continue to be the starter for the Bills, despite having sprained his foot, according to Pro Football Talk.
The injury did not prevent Lewis from practicing Wednesday, and afterward, told Mike Rodak of ESPN.com that it felt fine:
Feels great. I was able to get out there today and move around and do everything I normally do. No limitations at all. They did a great job of treating it the last couple of days. I didn’t miss a beat today, which was positive and something to look forward to going into tomorrow.
This is also good news for the Bills, who would otherwise have to start either undrafted rookie Jeff Tuel or recently singed Matt Flynn. In Lewis’ Bills debut last week against the Cincinnati Bengals, the quarterback went 19-of-32 for 216 yards and two touchdowns in the overtime loss.
The 2-4 Bills hope that Lewis can continue to produce next week against the rival Miami Dolphins, and for the next month or so until Manuel is ready.