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Thad Lewis | Quarterback

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (26) / 11/19/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 219
College: Duke
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Free agent QB Thad Lewis worked out for the Rams on Monday.
The Rams are already three deep at quarterback, so they could be considering a roster move. It's unlikely, however. A 2010 undrafted free agent, Lewis began his career in St. Louis, but never appeared in a game for the Rams. He was released by the Bills in August following a shaky preseason. Sep 15 - 5:38 PM

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Bills released QB Thad Lewis.

Lewis was the heavy favorite for No. 2 duties heading into spring. But he ended up completing 17-of-33 passes for 168 yards, zero touchdowns, and two interceptions, while taking three sacks this preseason. His passer rating was a pitiful 41.0. The Bills signed QB Jordan Palmer on Monday to compete with Jeff Tuel for the backup job. Lewis had a bad summer after making five 2013 starts.
Aug 26 - 9:05 AM

Bills backup QB Thad Lewis is believed to be on the roster bubble.

Lewis was a lock for the 53-man roster a month ago, but has struggled this preseason. He's completed just 17-of-33 passes for 168 yards and two interceptions. The Bills were said to be "very high" on Lewis as their backup to E.J. Manuel in the spring. Jeff Tuel has outperformed Lewis this summer.
Aug 17 - 11:27 AM

Thad Lewis was the Bills' No. 2 quarterback in Friday night's preseason game.

Lewis played ahead of Jeff Tuel after working with the third-team in Buffalo's preseason opener. He completed 6-of-11 passes for 63 yards and didn't have any turnovers. The camp reports on Lewis have been bad, but he remains the favorite to back up E.J. Manuel. Tuel threw for 24 yards, a touchdown, and an interception in Friday's win. A 2013 UDFA, Tuel appeared in two games last year and has practice squad eligibility.
Aug 9 - 12:25 AM

Thad Lewis and Jeff Tuel are competing for the Bills' No. 2 quarterback job.

With E.J. Manuel coming off three knee surgeries and proving to be rather injury-prone as a rookie, it's a battle worth monitoring from afar. Lewis entered the spring as the heavy favorite, but Tuel impressed during OTAs and "earned himself some more reps." The two have been splitting second-team work the first couple days of training camp. Lewis was far better than UDFA Tuel in 2013.
Jul 22 - 1:39 PM

The Bills are "very high" on Thad Lewis as their backup quarterback.

Lewis held his own in five starts filling in for E.J. Manuel last year, passing for 1,092 yards and a 4:3 touchdown-to-interception ratio. He's reuniting with QB coach Todd Downing, who came over with Jim Schwartz this offseason, and not expected to face competition for the backup job. The Bills are hoping that both Lewis and Manuel can take the next step in their development this year.
Apr 25 - 7:32 PM

Thad Lewis completed 16-of-29 passes for 247 yards and a touchdown in Buffalo's 34-20, Week 17 loss to the Patriots.

Once again, Lewis wasn't the problem for the Bills. E.J. Manuel's fill-in made quick decisions and avoided mistakes at a rain-drenched Gillette Stadium. Lewis was hurt dearly by a ridiculous T.J. Graham drop on a fourth-quarter 4th-and-2. Lewis inarguably out-played Manuel this season, but didn't exactly bury him six feet underground. Manuel will return as the Bills' starter, though perhaps on a shorter leash. Lewis is signed for $645,000, and will undoubtedly be back in Buffalo.
Sun, Dec 29, 2013 08:01:00 PM

Thad Lewis completed 15-of-25 passes for 193 yards with no touchdowns and one interception in Sunday's Week 16 win over the Dolphins.

Subbing for E.J. Manuel (knee), Lewis wasn't asked to do too much. That's because the Bills absolutely dominated a sleepwalking Dolphins team with the run game and their defense. Manuel is fully expected to start Week 17, but Lewis has shown enough this season to make a case as a long-term backup. He's 77-of-128 (60.1 percent) for 845 yards with three touchdowns and three interceptions in four appearances on the year.
Sun, Dec 22, 2013 04:28:00 PM

Thad Lewis will make the start in Sunday's Week 16 game against the Dolphins.

E.J. Manuel sprained his knee last week against the Jaguars and has been ruled out due to swelling. Coach Doug Marrone feels Lewis gives the team its best chance to win. Lewis started three games for the Bills earlier in the year, leading Buffalo to a 23-21 road win at Miami in Week 7. He's not a fantasy option.
Wed, Dec 18, 2013 01:54:00 PM

Practicing in full for Week 10, Bills QB Thad Lewis (ribs) is expected to back up E.J. Manuel (knee) against the Steelers.

Lewis couldn't go in Week 9, leaving starting duties to undrafted rookie Jeff Tuel. Lewis would need another Manuel injury to reclaim the starting job. Buffalo's quarterback of the future, Manuel wouldn't be benched for simply struggling.
Thu, Nov 7, 2013 07:27:00 PM

Thad Lewis (ribs) practiced in full Wednesday.

Lewis and E.J. Manuel (knee) split first-team reps, with Manuel handling the majority of them. Manuel is expected to return this week, barring any setbacks. The Bills are just preparing Lewis in case something goes awry with Manuel.
Wed, Nov 6, 2013 01:51:00 PM

Bills coach Doug Marrone told reporters Monday that Thad Lewis (ribs) will return to practice this week.

Lewis threw passes on Monday and appears to be recovering on schedule from his Week 8 rib injury, which caused him to be inactive for Sunday's loss to Buffalo. As for Week 10, Marrone was noncommittal on E.J. Manuel's (knee) availability, stating "we'll get him out there and see." We're totally guessing on a Monday, but would give Manuel a 60 percent chance of starting against Pittsburgh, with Lewis at 35 percent and Jeff "Tuel Time" Tuel at 5 percent.
Mon, Nov 4, 2013 03:23:00 PM

Thad Lewis (ribs) is inactive for Week 9 against the Chiefs.

Jeff Tuel will get the start, and Matt Flynn will back him up.
Sun, Nov 3, 2013 11:33:00 AM

Thad Lewis (ribs, flu) is listed as doubtful for Week 9 against the Chiefs.

Lewis missed practice Wednesday and Thursday before getting in a limited session Friday. The doubtful tag means the Bills believe he has a 25 percent chance to play. Jeff Tuel and Matt Flynn have been splitting first-team reps in practice this week with Tuel getting the majority of the snaps Friday. If Lewis is forced to sit out, we'd expect undrafted Tuel to make the start. Fire up the Kansas City defense as the No. 1 overall unit for Week 9.
Fri, Nov 1, 2013 12:19:00 PM

Thad Lewis (ribs, illness) is practicing Friday.

Lewis missed the last two days of practice with a rib injury suffered in last week’s loss. His level of participation still isn't known, but Lewis didn't throw any passes during the portion of practice open to the media. The Bills are planning to make a decision on his status Friday. If healthy, Lewis will start over Jeff Tuel and Matt Flynn against the Chiefs.
Fri, Nov 1, 2013 11:07:00 AM

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7John Skelton
8Thad Lewis
9Ricky Stanzi
10Josh Portis
11David Carr
12Rex Grossman
13Vince Young
14Brady Quinn
15Kevin Kolb
16Jordan Palmer
17Tyler Thigpen
18Caleb Hanie
19Garrett Gilbert
20Keith Wenning
21Seth Lobato
22Tim Tebow
23Logan Kilgore
24Bryn Renner
25Brendon Kay
26Brett Smith
27James Franklin
28Chase Rettig
29Tommy Rees
30Brock Jensen
31Pat White
32Dennis Dixon
33Trent Edwards
34Jerrod Johnson
35Adam Weber
36Nate Enderle
37John Parker Wilson
38Jordan Rodgers
39Tyler Wilson
40Nick Stephens
41G.J. Kinne
42Alex Tanney
43Ryan Katz
44Colby Cameron
45Kyle Padron
46James Vandenberg
47Mike Hermann
48Nathan Stanley
49Dalton Williams
50Matt Brown
51Caleb TerBush
52Tim Jenkins
53Dayne Crist
54Tajh Boyd
55Stephen Morris
56Collin Klein
57Alex Carder
58Rusty Smith
59Keith Price
60Kory Faulkner
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2Michael Bush
3Brandon Jackson
4D.J. Ware
5Ryan Torain
6Beanie Wells
7Andre Brown
8Jalen Parmele
9BenJarvus Green-Ellis
10Jamie Harper
11Chris Rainey
12Terrance Ganaway
13Edwin Baker
14Alvester Alexander
15Jeremy Stewart
16Brandon Saine
17D.J. Harper
18Jewel Hampton
19Zach Brown
20Jeff Demps
21Spencer Ware
22Tim Cornett
23Zurlon Tipton
24Stephen Houston
25Evan Royster
26Alex Green
27Dion Lewis
28Mikel Leshoure
29Lance Ball
30Isaac Redman
31Ray Rice
32Javarris James
33Josh Vaughan
34Darren Evans
35Delone Carter
36Anthony Allen
37Damien Berry
38Richard Murphy
39William Powell
40Phillip Tanner
41Derrick Strozier
42Demitrius Bronson
43David Fluellen
44Roy Finch
45Tim Flanders
46Jordan Lynch
47George Atkinson III
48Zach Bauman
49Terrance Cobb
50Dominique Williams
51Cierre Wood
52Stefphon Jefferson
53Michael Hill
54Ronnie Wingo
55Kendall Gaskins
56Deonte Williams
57Bradley Randle
58Quentin Hines
59De'Leon Eskridge
60Jordan Roberts
61Orwin Smith
62Armond Smith
63Tauren Poole
GLB1Michael Turner
2Michael Bush
3Ryan Torain
4Beanie Wells
5Andre Brown
3RB1Michael Bush
2D.J. Ware
3Beanie Wells
4Andre Brown
FB1Lousaka Polite
2Vonta Leach
3Lawrence Vickers
4Le'Ron McClain
5Jacob Hester
6Tony Fiammetta
7Chris Pressley
8Brit Miller
9Quinn Johnson
10Harvey Unga
11Owen Marecic
12Shaun Chapas
13Dorson Boyce
14Eric Kettani
15Owen Schmitt
16Greg Jones
17Evan Rodriguez
18Collin Mooney
19Braden Wilson
20Zach Boren
21Zach Line
22Lonnie Pryor
23Jordan Campbell
24Ben Bartholomew
25Ina Liaina
26Stephen Campbell
27J.C. Copeland
28Chad Young
29Kadeem Jones
30Toben Opurum
31Maurice Hagens
32Roosevelt Nix
33James Baker
34Ryan D'Imperio
35Karl Williams
36Cameron White
37Chad Abram
38Nikita Whitlock
39Alex Debniak
40Ryan Roberson
41Jonathan Amosa
42Rupert Bryan
43Devonte Campbell
44Michael Zordich
45Jourdan Brooks
46Emil Igwenagu
47Nate Eachus
48Jon Hoese
49Ben Guidugli
50Eddie Williams
51Brock Bolen
WR11Laurent Robinson
2Kevin Ogletree
3Nate Burleson
4Jabar Gaffney
5Titus Young
6Michael Preston
7Darius Johnson
8Kevin Dorsey
9Keenan Davis
10Kevin Hardy
11Tim Benford
12Josh Bellamy
13Deonte Thompson
14Lamont Bryant
15Kain Colter
16Jalen Saunders
17Erik Lora
18Taulib Ikharo
19Terrence Toliver
20Greg Childs
21Ryan Whalen
22Jamar Newsome
23Richard Goodman
24Ben Obomanu
25Damian Williams
26Devery Henderson
27Matt Willis
28Lavelle Hawkins
29Brett Swain
30Chaz Schilens
31Brian Robiskie
32Tiquan Underwood
33Charly Martin
34Johnathan Haggerty
35Naaman Roosevelt
36Emmanuel Arceneaux
37Jordan White
38Chris Summers
39Robby Toma
40Carlin Isles
41Javontee Herndon
42Donte Foster
43Chandler Jones
44Marcus Lucas
45Travis Labhart
46Seth Roberts
47Jonathan Krause
48Colin Lockett
49Jeremy Kelley
50Sederrick Cunningham
51Zach Rogers
52Josh Lenz
53Marcus Jackson
54Derek Moye
55Kamar Jorden
56Nicholas Johnson
57Will Murphy
58Skye Dawson
59Chad Bumphis
60Dan Buckner
61Roy Roundtree
62Kerry Taylor
63Erik Highsmith
64Tyrone Goard
65T.J. Moe
66Jasper Collins
67Sam McGuffie
68Terrell Sinkfield
69Jheranie Boyd
70Eric Rogers
71Rashaad Carter
72Chip Reeves
73Bert Reed
74Brandon Carswell
75Mark Harrison
76Cole McKenzie
77Jamal Miles
78Rashad Evans
79Joseph Anderson
80Kevin Smith
81Quintin Payton
82Wilson Van Hooser
83C.J. Goodwin
84Mike Davis
85Cody Hoffman
86Kadron Boone
87Torrence Allen
88Seantavius Jones
89Andrew Peacock
90Demetrius Fields
91Scott Pillar
92Jeremy Ebert
93LaQuan Williams
94Diondre Borel
95Jon Baldwin
96Chastin West
97Julius Pruitt
98Mardy Gilyard
WR21Braylon Edwards
2Davone Bess
3Jerome Simpson
4Anthony Armstrong
5Kerry Meier
6Greg Little
7Clyde Gates
8Kealoha Pilares
9Brandon Banks
10Raymond Radway
11Eric Page
12Brittan Golden
13Chris Givens
14Jordan Shipley
15Jacoby Ford
16Marc Mariani
17Donald Jones
18Mohamed Massaquoi
19Earl Bennett
20Darius Hanks
21Da'Rick Rogers
22Aaron Mellette
23Robert Gill
24Uzoma Nwachukwu
25Myles White
26Micheal Spurlock
27Steve Breaston
28Donte' Stallworth
29Willie Snead
30Ryan Lankford
31Eric Thomas
32Charles Hawkins
33Alex Gillett
34Fred Williams
35Jeremy Gallon
36Greg Hardin
37Lacoltan Bester
38L'Damian Washington
39Michael Jenkins
40David Ball
41Devin Aromashodu
42Nick Williams
43Martel Moore
44Nicholas Edwards
45Dominique Croom
46Emory Blake
47Chris Harper
48Duke Calhoun
49Chris Matthews
50Lanear Sampson
51Alec Lemon
52Lamaar Thomas
53David Douglas
54Dale Moss
55Brandon Collins
56Tray Session
57Jarett Dillard
58Dezmon Briscoe
59Tim Toone
60David Reed
61Jeff Fuller
62Isaiah Williams
63Tori Gurley
64Ronald Johnson
65Joe Adams
66Devon Wylie
67Marvin McNutt
68Kevin Elliott
69Jared Green
70Mike Willie
71Michael Calvin
72Taveon Rogers
73Terrence Austin
74Roberto Wallace
75Bobby Sewall
76Deon Butler
77Darius Reynaud
78Andrew DePaola
79James Shaw
80Devin Goda
81Ryan Spadola
82Jerry Johnson
83Jason Thompson
84Perez Ashford
85Rodrick Rumble
86Brandon Kaufman
87Omarius Hines
88Gerrard Sheppard
89Andy Cruse
90Anthony Amos
91R.J. Webb
92Andrew Helmick
93Early Doucet
94Patrick Crayton
95Anthony McClung
96Jordan Harris
97Micah Hatfield
98Chris Boyd
99Weston Dressler
100Tony Washington
101Jaz Reynolds
102Austin Franklin
103Kelsey Pope
104Alex Neutz
105Geraldo Boldewijn
WR31Nate Burleson
2Jabar Gaffney
3Laurent Robinson
4Davone Bess
5Kevin Ogletree
TE1Adam Nissley
2Danny Noble
3Randy McMichael
4Leonard Pope
5Tony Scheffler
6David Thomas
7Kevin Boss
8Matthew Mulligan
9Aaron Hernandez
10D.J. Williams
11Tommy Gallarda
12David Paulson
13Sean McGrath
14Daniel Graham
15Billy Bajema
16Jamie Childers
17Marcel Jensen
18Andrew Szczerba
19Steve Watson
20Justice Cunningham
21Matt Furstenburg
22Ben Cotton
23David Rolf
24Chris Pantale
25Nelson Rosario
26Emmanuel Ogbuehi
27D.J. Tialavea
28Joe Sawyer
29Jacob Pedersen
30Justin Jones
31Asa Watson
32Rashaun Allen
33Cameron Brate
34Dan Gronkowski
35Evan Wilson
36Anthony Denham
37Joel Dreessen
38Ben Hartsock
39Visanthe Shiancoe
40Jake Byrne
41Mike McNeill
42Hayden Smith
43Konrad Reuland
44Allen Reisner
45Jeron Mastrud
46Steve Maneri
47Dominique Curry
48Weslye Saunders
49Richard Gordon
50Tom Crabtree
51Brody Eldridge
52Nate Byham
53Dedrick Epps
54Zach Potter
55Colin Cloherty
56Kellen Davis
57Martin Rucker
58Cameron Morrah
59Travis Beckum
60Richard Quinn
61Jake O'Connell
62Isaiah Stanback
63Evan Moore
64Jamie McCoy
65Nathan Overbay
66Martell Webb
67Cameron Graham
68Michael Higgins
69Alex Silvestro
70Brett Brackett
71Andre Hardy
72Jake Murphy
73Morrell Presley
74Jerome Cunningham
75Brian Wozniak
76Justin Perillo
77Erik Swoope
78Blake Annen
79Chase Dixon
80David Wright
81Jason Schepler
82Chase Clement
83Adam Schiltz
84A.C. Leonard
85Rob Blanchflower
86Joe Don Duncan
87Tim Biere
88Dominique Jones
89Evan Landi
90Taylor Cook
91Colin Anderson
92Travis Tannahill
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