The Bills quarterback situation was squarely in the spotlight on Sunday. Depth is a major concern with injuries to their top two signal callers, so the club acquired two more more quarterbacks to help ease the crisis.
It all comes amid a report from Tim Graham of the Buffalo News about Kevin Kolb's health. A source told Graham the Bills are concerned Kolb's concussion may be career-ending and they are proceeding with that in mind. Kolb took a knee to the back of the helmet on Saturday against Washington and later left the game. He has a history with head injuries in his career.
With Kolb hurt and EJ Manuel still recovering from a knee procedure, the Bills signed former Heisman Trophy winner Matt Leinart. A first round draft pick in 2006, he spent four disappointing seasons with Arizona, then was a backup in Houston and Oakland the past three years. Leinart has 15 touchdown passes and 21 interceptions as a pro.
The Bills also traded for quarterback Thaddeus Lewis from Detroit in exchange for linebacker Chris White. Lewis was an undrafted free agent signing of the Rams in 2010. He started the Browns regular season finale in 2012 and threw for 204 yards with one touchdown and one interception.
As for Manuel, Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reported the rookie first round draft choice is still on track to start the first game against New England on Sept. 8. Manuel has been out since a procedure on his knee after the second preseason game against the Vikings. He missed Saturday's action against the Redskins.
Prior the moves on Sunday, undrafted rookie Jeff Tuel was the only healthy option on the roster with one more preseason game and two weeks until the regular season opener.
The Bills are back on the practice field Monday morning.