After agreeing to sign former Bears quarterback Jordan Palmer, the Bills have cut a signal-caller of their own. Per Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk (via Twitter), the team has released Thad Lewis. I believe Lewis has less than four accrued NFL seasons, which would mean he’ll have to pass through waivers before becoming a free agent, but either way, he’ll no longer be on the Bills’ roster.
Lewis, who was thrust into action last season after E.J. Manuel was sidelined, started five games for the Bills and provided decent production. The 29-year-old completed 59.2% of his passes, compiling 1,092 passing yards, four touchdown passes, and just three interceptions — he also ran for a touchdown.
With injuries starting to pile up and a few uncertain backup quarterback situations out there around the league, Lewis may not be without a job for long. However, teams will be cutting their rosters down to 75 players by this afternoon, and to 53 players by Saturday, so it remains to be seen whether Lewis will get a chance to make the cut on any club’s regular season roster.
With Lewis no longer in the mix in Buffalo, the Bills’ quarterbacks are now Manuel, Palmer, and Jeff Tuel. Additionally, by our count, the club’s roster now sits at 75.