The Buffalo Bills still have three roster spots to fill prior to their Week 1 contest with New England, and if what CBSSports.com's Jason La Canfora is hearing is accurate, one of those three acquisitions will not be a quarterback.
Bills sticking with 2 QBs going into Week 1: Manuel, who is coming off a minor meniscus repair, and Tuel, a UDFA who showed well in camp— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) September 1, 2013
The implication here, of course, is that the team believes rookie EJ Manuel - who had meniscus surgery two weeks ago today - will be healthy very soon, perhaps even in time to, at minimum, serve as the backup to Jeff Tuel on opening day. Alternatively, the Bills may still be waiting on Manuel, with the option of adding their new practice squad quarterback to the active roster late in the week if Manuel can't go.
Buffalo will have a third quarterback on the team, with multiple reports indicating that Thaddeus Lewis will be added to the team's practice squad. We saw Albert Breer of NFL.com with it first:
After trading for, then cutting Thad Lewis, Bills are putting the QB on their practice squad today. Another layer of depth for them.— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) September 1, 2013
So there you have it: the Bills will head into the 2013 season with two rookie quarterbacks on the active roster. Youth movement, indeed.