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Gailey Confirms Fitzpatrick As Bills' Backup Quarterback

When the Buffalo Bills kept both Ryan Fitzpatrick and Brian Brohm on their 53-man roster over the weekend, many Bills fans openly wondered which quarterback would serve as the primary backup to starter Trent Edwards entering the season. Chan Gailey put to rest any speculation on that front Monday after practice, confirming that Fitzpatrick is the Bills' No. 2.

That puts Brohm at third on the depth chart, and he will serve as the emergency quarterback in Week 1 against Miami. He will not count as one of the team's 45 active players for that contest.

Fitzpatrick out-performed Brohm in the preseason, completing 65.2% of his passes with two scores in just two appearances. He led the Bills to a 5-4 record in games where he saw the majority of first-team reps in 2009, and is in the second of a three-year deal he signed last March.

Now let's keep our fingers crossed that he won't need to see the field.