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Buffalo Bills news, 10/31: as the quarterback carousel turns

The Buffalo Bills could be on their fifth (sixth? seventh?) option at quarterback this weekend.

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Matt Warren is Associate Director of NFL coverage for SB Nation and previously covered the Bills for Buffalo Rumblings for more than a decade.

WGR 550 SportsRadio - Bills CEO Assesses First Half Of Season

"Brandon shared mixed feelings about the first eight games with Jeremy White and Howard Simon." Read them all here.

Quarterback clicks

QB decision could come down to Flynn or Tuel -
"Thad Lewis sat out Wednesday with sore ribs and EJ Manuel will not be fit to play Sunday. That could leave coach Marrone to decide between Matt Flynn and Jeff Tuel as his starting QB Sunday."

Doug Marrone: Bills QB situation "challenging" -
"The Bills head coach talks about the quarterback situation heading into Sunday, what he thinks of the offensive line, and the status of Stevie Johnson and C.J. Spiller."

Matt Flynn: "I feel very confident" -
"The Bills quarterback talks about getting first team reps, adjusting to a new offense, and getting to work with the receivers in practice."

Jeff Tuel: "I'll be ready if my number is called" -
"The Bills quarterback talks about possibly getting the chance to start this Sunday, if he feels better prepared, and what he learned from his experience against the Browns."

Bills Roundup: Quarterback Carousel Spins - VIDEO -
"The Bills got back to practice on Wednesday without Thad Lewis, leaving doubt as to who will start for Buffalo this weekend against the undefeated Kansas City Chiefs."

Inside The Bills | EJ Manuel participating at practice
"Manuel is participating in individual position drills. "

What in the world is going on with the Bills' QB situation? - Bills Blitz
"Want to know where things stand with each Buffalo Bills quarterback as of right freaking now?"

Injury to Lewis has Bills scrambling with Tuel, Flynn at QB - Sports - The Buffalo News
"If Lewis does not start, it will mark the first time in 45 years, since the 1969 season, that the Bills will have used three different starting quarterbacks over the first nine games of the season, not counting the strike season of 1987. "

WGR 550 SportsRadio - Manuel Does On-field Work For Bills, Will Not Play Sunday
"He's not going to play," the coach said. "The doctor's haven't cleared him."

WGR 550 SportsRadio - Who Will Start As Bills QB? "It Could Be Anybody"
"Thad is truly 50-50, obviously we'll know more," head coach Doug Marrone said after the session. "I don't know if it was 'a hit,' it was a couple. I'm being honest. X-rays came back negative. The doctors called it a contusion, and in layman's terms I call it sore."

QB Watch: Bills' Thad Lewis - ESPN
"Lewis, who later threw an interception, finished with a 13.5 QBR, the worst of his three starts so far and the third-worst of any NFL quarterback in Week 8."

Chiefs prepare for another team with quarterback issues -
"For the fourth time in five weeks, the Chiefs will face a team starting a different quarterback than the one who opened the season."

More clicks

Bills sign DT Stefan Charles -
"He was ranked the number one in the Canadian Football League Scouting Bureau’s rankings for the 2013 CFL draft. Charles is an Oshawa, Ontario native."

C.J. Spiller status for Sunday a wait and see -
"I’m probably going to still go day to day and then take a peek (Thursday)," said Marrone. "I’m not ready to really stand on the table one way or the other."

Around the nation: Bills midterm grades -
"A summary of national reports at the halfway point of the 2013 season." Lots of love for Kiko Alonso.

Bills Focus: Robert Woods Wired for Sound - VIDEO -
"Listen in to Wide Receiver Robert Woods when the Bills faced the Saints last Sunday."

Inside The Bills | Goodwin good to go
"It’s good. Just making sure I was good and I went out there and just worked through everything and ready to go," said Goodwin. "I’ll be good. I didn’t have any limitations, at least in my mind I didn’t. I practiced the whole practice, so I’ll be ready to go this weekend."

Inside The Bills | Stevie planning to play Sunday
Stevie: "Getting work right now with (our trainers), he’s getting me right, I’ll be out there to see how it is (Thursday), and I’m pretty sure I’ll be out there on Sunday."

Bills’ Spiller takes his sprained ankle out for a test run - Sports - The Buffalo News
"I’m glad coach came out and said it was a high-ankle sprain," Spiller said. "Pretty much I knew that’s what it was, but I couldn’t tell y’all that. It is a four- to six-week injury. … That’s four to six if you’re not playing. I’ve been playing on it for, what, four weeks. Having Sunday off, all that did was give it more rest time, give me more days to let it heal."

NFL Nation Buzz: Buffalo Bills - Buffalo Bills Blog - ESPN
" team reporter Mike Rodak on the Buffalo Bills' hot topics as they begin preparations for Week 9." It's a video.

Jairus Byrd moves on as trade deadline passes - ESPN
"Byrd: I'm glad it's over and behind us, and we can just work on winning games. "

KC Chiefs game plan: Stopping the Buffalo Bills - Arrowhead Pride
"Nick Jacobs' game plan for the KC Chiefs plan to beat the Bills on Sunday."

Alex Smith: 'We have our hands full this week' -
The Chiefs QB answers about playing in Buffalo, Bills fans, and a little more on the Bills defense.

Off the field

After long search, Bills find guy to grind the numbers - Sports - The Buffalo News
"Thanks to me opening my big mouth, I received about 1,000 resumes," Brandon said. "Maybe over 1,000 resumes from people all over the place."

New traffic plan designed to ease congestion near stadium after Buffalo Bills games - City & Region - The Buffalo News
"Big Tree Road between Stadium Drive I and Route 219 – about two miles – will be closed to westbound traffic from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., allowing cars leaving the stadium to use both the eastbound and westbound lanes of Big Tree to get to California Road and Route 219."

Daryle Lamonica back in Buffalo to Lead the Charge -
"We caught up with Daryle Lamonica this Throwback Thursday as he shared memories of his many sporting achievements and time on the Bills before he returns this weekend to Lead the Charge before the Kansas City game at the Ralph."

Bills launch analytics department with hire of Lyons -
"Lyons’ responsibilities will include analyzing and developing strategic performance initiatives for all functions of the Buffalo Bills organization including – football operations, business development, and marketing. As such he will work with several department heads on both the football and business sides of the organization."