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Buffalo Bills news, August 26: Kevin Kolb concussion causes QB shuffle

Catch up on the very latest on the Buffalo Bills' quarterback shuffling in this morning's serving of collected links.

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Kevin Kolb of Buffalo Bills has concussion, source says - ESPN
"Kolb will undergo a battery of tests and the Bills do not want to rush him back even if he can continue his career, the source told Schefter."

EJ Manuel on track to start in Buffalo Bills' opener -
"A Bills source told's Ian Rapoport, however, that it's premature for the organization to view the injury as the end of the line for the six-year veteran." It was also Rapoport that reported that EJ Manuel is "on track" to start against New England.

Bills bring in QB reinforcements - The Buffalo News
"The moves came in the wake of Saturday’s head injury to veteran Kevin Kolb and reflected a serious concern on the part of the team over Kolb’s long-term health. Kolb suffered from concussion-like symptoms as a result of taking a knee to the back of the head, and it’s at least the third concussion of his career."

Buffalo Bills sign two quarterbacks, pray harder for EJ Manuel’s return | Toronto Sun
"Like Tuel, Leinart and Lewis are mere insurance - space-holders until first-round draft pick EJ Manuel recovers from the minor knee procedure he underwent a week ago."

Lions trade Thaddeus Lewis to Bills - Pride Of Detroit
"In other words, Lewis was going to be released in the next week by the Lions anyway, but the suddenly quarterback-needy Bills decided to trade for him in order to ensure he ended up in Buffalo."

Detroit Lions trade QB Thaddeus Lewis to Buffalo for LB Chris White | Detroit Free Press
"Lewis was a long shot to make the Lions’ roster, though he played well at times this preseason. In three games, Lewis completed 6 of 8 passes for 60 yards in three games."

Lions get LB Chris White from Bills in Thaddeus Lewis trade - Pride Of Detroit
It seems as if Lions fans would have preferred a wide receiver in return for their fourth-string quarterback.

Bills trade for quarterback -
"Lewis spent the 2011-12 seasons on the Practice Squad and 53-man roster of the Cleveland Browns. He started the Browns’ 2012 regular season finale against Pittsburgh and completed 22-of-32 passes for 204 yards with a touchdown and an interception."

Bills sign veteran QB Matt Leinart -
"Leinart will wear No. 7."

Kevin Kolb concussion may be career ending, per report -
There's a bit more support from Kolb from the NFL fan community in general in this comments section, in case you missed it.

Bills deliver harsh dose of reality - The Buffalo News
"The Bills looked like a bunch of nervous schoolboys who flubbed their lines at the mere thought of a real show. If Doug Marrone had been a high school drama teacher, he would have yanked them off the stage and regrouped." Proceed with this Jerry Sullivan column at your own peril.

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