For the second straight week, the Bills are dealing with an injury at the QB position.
On the heels of Sunday's loss to the Bengals, the team has brought in Matt Flynn in case Thad Lewis' injury keeps him out this week.
Lewis was in a walking boot following Sunday's game, but gave the media the impression that its not the type of injury that will keep him out of action. Still, the team's a little unsure, and so they've signed Flynn, a free agent QB.
Flynn is a player who at times has been thought of as a potential starting QB in the NFL. The Seattle Seahawks paid a heavy price to acquire him from Green Bay, but the 28-year-old lost out to Russell Wilson in a position battle there. He had another shot with the Oakland Raiders this year, but was released last week.
He joins the Bills now as a backup to Lewis. Head coach Doug Marrone said that Lewis is still the first choice to start this coming Sunday.
"It’s a physical game and guys are going to get sore, going to get dinged up and get hurt throughout the season. Just have to get the next man up whoever it may be. We bring a guy in, he’s got to hit the ground running and whoever it is we have to rally behind him and try to keep this thing rolling," said running back Fred Jackson.
"It’s the hand that we were dealt with this situation with injuries. It’s hard, but we have to find a way to get through it before Sunday comes. If not, then we may embarrass a lot of our fans and ourselves. That’s not what we want to do, so we’re going to do everything we can to get everybody on the same page," said wide receiver Stevie Johnson.
Additionally, Marrone announced that EJ Manuel will begin his on-field rehab on Tuesday, and said that he's ahead of schedule.