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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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4Josh Portis
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6Curtis Painter
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8Thad Lewis
9Ricky Stanzi
10David Carr
11Rex Grossman
12Vince Young
13Brady Quinn
14Kevin Kolb
15Jordan Palmer
16Tyler Thigpen
17Caleb Hanie
18Garrett Gilbert
19Keith Wenning
20Brad Sorensen
21Seth Lobato
22Tim Tebow
23Logan Kilgore
24Jordan Rodgers
25Bryn Renner
26Brendon Kay
27Brett Smith
28James Franklin
29Chase Rettig
30Tommy Rees
31Brock Jensen
32Pat White
33Trent Edwards
34Nate Enderle
35John Parker Wilson
36Tyler Wilson
37Jerrod Johnson
38Adam Weber
39Nick Stephens
40G.J. Kinne
41Alex Tanney
42Ryan Katz
43Colby Cameron
44Kyle Padron
45James Vandenberg
46Mike Hermann
47Nathan Stanley
48Dalton Williams
49Matt Brown
50Caleb TerBush
51Tim Jenkins
52Dayne Crist
53Tajh Boyd
54Stephen Morris
55Collin Klein
56Rusty Smith
57Keith Price
58Alex Carder
59Kory 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
11LaMichael James
12Chris Rainey
13Terrance Ganaway
14Edwin Baker
15Alvester Alexander
16Jeremy Stewart
17Alex Green
18Brandon Saine
19Jewel Hampton
20Zach Brown
21Spencer Ware
22Tim Cornett
23Zurlon Tipton
24Stephen Houston
25Orleans Darkwa
26D.J. Harper
27Evan Royster
28Dion Lewis
29Mikel Leshoure
30Lance Ball
31Isaac Redman
32Ray Rice
33Javarris James
34Josh Vaughan
35Darren Evans
36Delone Carter
37Anthony Allen
38Damien Berry
39Richard Murphy
40William Powell
41Jordan Roberts
42Orwin Smith
43Derrick Strozier
44Demitrius Bronson
45David Fluellen
46Roy Finch
47Tim Flanders
48Jordan Lynch
49George Atkinson III
50Zach Bauman
51Terrance Cobb
52Dominique Williams
53Cierre Wood
54Stefphon Jefferson
55Michael Hill
56Ronnie Wingo
57Kendall Gaskins
58Deonte Williams
59Bradley Randle
60Quentin Hines
61De'Leon Eskridge
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
9Ray Agnew
10Toben Opurum
11Maurice Hagens
12Roosevelt Nix
13James Baker
14Quinn Johnson
15Harvey Unga
16Owen Marecic
17Shaun Chapas
18Dorson Boyce
19Eric Kettani
20Owen Schmitt
21Greg Jones
22Evan Rodriguez
23Collin Mooney
24Braden Wilson
25Zach Boren
26Lonnie Pryor
27Jordan Campbell
28Ben Bartholomew
29Ina Liaina
30Stephen Campbell
31J.C. Copeland
32Chad Young
33Kadeem Jones
34Chad Abram
35Alex Debniak
36Ryan Roberson
37Jonathan Amosa
38Rupert Bryan
39Devonte Campbell
40Michael Zordich
41Jourdan Brooks
42Emil Igwenagu
43Nate Eachus
44Jon Hoese
45Ben Guidugli
46Eddie Williams
47Ryan D'Imperio
48Karl Williams
49Cameron White
50Nikita Whitlock
51Brock Bolen
WR11Laurent Robinson
2Nate Burleson
3Jabar Gaffney
4Titus Young
5Michael Preston
6Darius Johnson
7Keenan Davis
8Lamont Bryant
9Kevin Hardy
10Tim Benford
11Josh Bellamy
12LaRon Byrd
13Greg Childs
14Julian Talley
15Deonte Thompson
16Taulib Ikharo
17Kain Colter
18Solomon Patton
19Erik Lora
20Terrence Toliver
21Ryan Whalen
22Jamar Newsome
23Ben Obomanu
24Devery Henderson
25Richard Goodman
26Johnathan Haggerty
27Naaman Roosevelt
28Emmanuel Arceneaux
29Matt Willis
30Lavelle Hawkins
31Brett Swain
32Chaz Schilens
33Brian Robiskie
34Tiquan Underwood
35Charly Martin
36Chandler Jones
37Marcus Lucas
38Will Murphy
39Skye Dawson
40Chad Bumphis
41Javontee Herndon
42Donte Foster
43Robby Toma
44Carlin Isles
45Jonathan Krause
46Colin Lockett
47Travis Labhart
48Seth Roberts
49Jordan White
50Chris Summers
51Marcus Jackson
52Derek Moye
53Kamar Jorden
54Nicholas Johnson
55Jeremy Kelley
56Sederrick Cunningham
57Zach Rogers
58Josh Lenz
59Roy Roundtree
60Dan Buckner
61Kerry Taylor
62Tyrone Goard
63Sam McGuffie
64Erik Highsmith
65Chip Reeves
66Mark Harrison
67Cole McKenzie
68Jamal Miles
69Rashad Evans
70T.J. Moe
71Jasper Collins
72Bert Reed
73Jeremy Ebert
74Joseph Anderson
75Brandon Carswell
76Quintin Payton
77Wilson Van Hooser
78C.J. Goodwin
79Kevin Smith
80Seantavius Jones
81Andrew Peacock
82Terrell Sinkfield
83Jheranie Boyd
84Eric Rogers
85Rashaad Carter
86Demetrius Fields
87Scott Pillar
88Mike Davis
89Cody Hoffman
90Kadron Boone
91Torrence Allen
92Julius Pruitt
93Mardy Gilyard
94LaQuan Williams
95Diondre Borel
96Jon Baldwin
97Chastin West
WR21Davone Bess
2Braylon Edwards
3Jerome Simpson
4Anthony Armstrong
5Kerry Meier
6David Nelson
7Donald Jones
8Marc Mariani
9Clyde Gates
10Austin Pettis
11Kealoha Pilares
12Brandon Banks
13Raymond Radway
14Mohamed Massaquoi
15Jordan Shipley
16Jacoby Ford
17Micheal Spurlock
18Steve Breaston
19Earl Bennett
20Eric Page
21Brittan Golden
22Chris Givens
23Darius Hanks
24Da'Rick Rogers
25Aaron Mellette
26Robert Gill
27Donte' Stallworth
28Uzoma Nwachukwu
29Myles White
30Willie Snead
31Greg Hardin
32Ryan Lankford
33L'Damian Washington
34Lacoltan Bester
35Chris Matthews
36Charles Hawkins
37Alex Gillett
38Fred Williams
39Dominique Croom
40Emory Blake
41Jeremy Gallon
42Eric Thomas
43Michael Jenkins
44Chris Harper
45Lanear Sampson
46Alec Lemon
47Lamaar Thomas
48Martel Moore
49Nicholas Edwards
50Nick Williams
51David Douglas
52Dale Moss
53Brandon Collins
54Tray Session
55Jeff Fuller
56David Ball
57Devin Aromashodu
58David Reed
59Jarett Dillard
60Dezmon Briscoe
61Isaiah Williams
62Tim Toone
63Duke Calhoun
64Roberto Wallace
65Bobby Sewall
66Terrence Austin
67Tori Gurley
68Ronald Johnson
69Deon Butler
70Darius Reynaud
71Early Doucet
72Joe Adams
73Devon Wylie
74Marvin McNutt
75Kevin Elliott
76Jared Green
77Mike Willie
78Michael Calvin
79Taveon Rogers
80Andrew DePaola
81James Shaw
82Devin Goda
83Omarius Hines
84Gerrard Sheppard
85Andy Cruse
86Perez Ashford
87Rodrick Rumble
88Ryan Spadola
89Jerry Johnson
90Brandon Kaufman
91Patrick Crayton
92Tony Washington
93Jaz Reynolds
94Austin Franklin
95Chris Boyd
96Jason Thompson
97Weston Dressler
98Anthony Amos
99R.J. Webb
100Andrew Helmick
101Jordan Harris
102Anthony McClung
103Kelsey Pope
104Micah Hatfield
105Alex Neutz
106Geraldo Boldewijn
WR31Nate Burleson
2Jabar Gaffney
3Laurent Robinson
4Davone Bess
TE1Adam Nissley
2Danny Noble
3Randy McMichael
4Leonard Pope
5Tony Scheffler
6David Thomas
7Kevin Boss
8Matthew Mulligan
9Aaron Hernandez
10Mickey Shuler
11D.J. Williams
12Tommy Gallarda
13Daniel Graham
14Billy Bajema
15Phillip Supernaw
16Jamie Childers
17Andrew Szczerba
18David Paulson
19Sean McGrath
20Steve Watson
21Justice Cunningham
22Marcel Jensen
23D.J. Tialavea
24Evan Wilson
25Anthony Denham
26Rashaun Allen
27Cameron Brate
28Dan Gronkowski
29Matt Furstenburg
30Ben Cotton
31David Rolf
32Chris Pantale
33Jake Byrne
34Gerell Robinson
35Nelson Rosario
36Joe Sawyer
37Emmanuel Ogbuehi
38Jacob Pedersen
39Justin Jones
40Asa Watson
41Brody Eldridge
42Nate Byham
43Zach Potter
44Colin Cloherty
45Martin Rucker
46Cameron Morrah
47Mike McNeill
48Hayden Smith
49Konrad Reuland
50Allen Reisner
51Weslye Saunders
52Jeron Mastrud
53Steve Maneri
54Dominique Curry
55Dedrick Epps
56Joel Dreessen
57Ben Hartsock
58Visanthe Shiancoe
59Jamie McCoy
60Nathan Overbay
61Martell Webb
62Michael Higgins
63Alex Silvestro
64Andre Hardy
65Cameron Graham
66Travis Beckum
67Richard Quinn
68Jake O'Connell
69Isaiah Stanback
70Evan Moore
71Brian Wozniak
72Justin Perillo
73Erik Swoope
74Blake Annen
75Chase Dixon
76Jason Schepler
77Chase Clement
78Adam Schiltz
79A.C. Leonard
80Rob Blanchflower
81Joe Don Duncan
82Tim Biere
83Dominique Jones
84Evan Landi
85Taylor Cook
86Colin Anderson
87Travis Tannahill
88Morrell Presley
89Jerome Cunningham
90Jake Murphy
91David Wright
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2Travis Coons
3Jay Feely
4Rob Bironas
5Garrett Hartley
6Alex Henery
7Nate Freese
8Carey Spear
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11Derek Dimke
12Danny Hrapmann
13Brandon Bogotay
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29Zach Hocker