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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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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

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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

Bills coach Doug Marrone said he plans to make a decision on QB Thad Lewis (ribs, illness) Friday.

Lewis hasn't practiced the last two days and is considered questionable to play in Week 9 against the Chiefs. If Lewis can't go, the Bills will start either Jeff Tuel or Matt Flynn at quarterback.
Fri, Nov 1, 2013 08:35:00 AM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Kyle Orton
2Josh Freeman
3B.J. Coleman
4Thad Lewis
5Ricky Stanzi
6Josh Portis
7McLeod Bethel-Thompson
8Brad Sorensen
9Garrett Gilbert
10Tim Tebow
11John Skelton
12Jordan Palmer
13Tyler Thigpen
14Caleb Hanie
15Vince Young
16Brady Quinn
17Kevin Kolb
18David Carr
19Trent Edwards
20Pat White
21Dennis Dixon
22John Parker Wilson
23Bryn Renner
24Jeff Mathews
25Logan Kilgore
26Brett Smith
27James Franklin
28Jordan Rodgers
29Ryan Lindley
30Chase Rettig
31Tommy Rees
32Brock Jensen
33Jerrod Johnson
34Adam Weber
35Nate Enderle
36Nick Stephens
37G.J. Kinne
38Dominique Davis
39Alex Tanney
40Tyler Wilson
41Ryan Katz
42Colby Cameron
43Kyle Padron
44James Vandenberg
45Mike Hermann
46Nathan Stanley
47Dalton Williams
48Matt Brown
49Caleb TerBush
50Tim Jenkins
51Dayne Crist
52Stephen Morris
53Collin Klein
54Alex Carder
55Keith Price
56Kory Faulkner
57Rusty Smith
RB1Michael Turner
2Michael Bush
3Brandon Jackson
4D.J. Ware
5Ryan Torain
6Beanie Wells
7Andre Brown
8Chris Rainey
9Jamie Harper
10BenJarvus Green-Ellis
11Lance Ball
12Brandon Saine
13D.J. Harper
14Antonio Andrews
15Tim Cornett
16Terrance Ganaway
17Edwin Baker
18Alvester Alexander
19Tauren Poole
20Jewel Hampton
21Zach Brown
22Isaac Redman
23Javarris James
24Josh Vaughan
25Darren Evans
26Delone Carter
27Cierre Wood
28Stefphon Jefferson
29Ronnie Wingo
30Deonte Williams
31Bradley Randle
32Quentin Hines
33De'Leon Eskridge
34Tim Flanders
35Jordan Lynch
36Terrance Cobb
37Jordan Roberts
38Orwin Smith
39Armond Smith
40Anthony Allen
41Damien Berry
42Richard Murphy
43William Powell
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
6Chris Pressley
7Brit Miller
8Evan Rodriguez
9Harvey Unga
10Owen Marecic
11Dorson Boyce
12Eric Kettani
13Owen Schmitt
14Quinn Johnson
15Greg Jones
16Braden Wilson
17Zach Boren
18Lonnie Pryor
19Ben Bartholomew
20Ina Liaina
21Collin Mooney
22Toben Opurum
23Stephen Campbell
24J.C. Copeland
25Chad Young
26Kadeem Jones
27Maurice Hagens
28Roosevelt Nix
29James Baker
30Ryan D'Imperio
31Chad Abram
32Cameron White
33Jourdan Brooks
34Alex Debniak
35Ryan Roberson
36Jonathan Amosa
37Rupert Bryan
38Devonte Campbell
39Eddie Williams
40Jon Hoese
41Ben Guidugli
42Nate Eachus
43Brock Bolen
WR11Laurent Robinson
2Jabar Gaffney
3Titus Young
4Darius Johnson
5Keenan Davis
6Taulib Ikharo
7Erik Lora
8Ryan Whalen
9Jamar Newsome
10Terrence Toliver
11Juron Criner
12Greg Childs
13Ben Obomanu
14Richard Goodman
15Kevin Hardy
16Tim Benford
17Lamont Bryant
18Devery Henderson
19Matt Willis
20Lavelle Hawkins
21Brett Swain
22Chaz Schilens
23Brian Robiskie
24Tiquan Underwood
25Charly Martin
26Jeremy Kelley
27Ifeanyi Momah
28Sederrick Cunningham
29Zach Rogers
30Marcus Jackson
31Kamar Jorden
32Nicholas Johnson
33Johnathan Haggerty
34Naaman Roosevelt
35Emmanuel Arceneaux
36Jordan White
37Chris Summers
38Chandler Jones
39Travis Labhart
40Jonathan Krause
41Robby Toma
42Carlin Isles
43Skye Dawson
44Chad Bumphis
45Roy Roundtree
46Dan Buckner
47Tyrone Goard
48Sam McGuffie
49Erik Highsmith
50Chip Reeves
51Terrell Sinkfield
52Jheranie Boyd
53Eric Rogers
54Rashaad Carter
55Demetrius Fields
56Scott Pillar
57Kevin Smith
58Quintin Payton
59Wilson Van Hooser
60C.J. Goodwin
61Mike Davis
62Cody Hoffman
63Kadron Boone
64LaQuan Williams
65Diondre Borel
66Jon Baldwin
67Chastin West
68Bert Reed
69Brandon Carswell
70Joseph Anderson
71Cole McKenzie
72Jamal Miles
73Rashad Evans
74T.J. Moe
75Jasper Collins
76Julius Pruitt
77Mardy Gilyard
WR21Braylon Edwards
2Davone Bess
3Anthony Armstrong
4Kerry Meier
5Jordan Shipley
6Jacoby Ford
7Mohamed Massaquoi
8Earl Bennett
9Marc Mariani
10Donald Jones
11Brandon Banks
12Kealoha Pilares
13Raymond Radway
14Eric Page
15Chris Givens
16Darius Hanks
17Aaron Mellette
18Robert Gill
19Steve Breaston
20Donte' Stallworth
21Michael Jenkins
22David Ball
23Devin Aromashodu
24Martel Moore
25Nicholas Edwards
26Tevin Reese
27Eric Thomas
28Brandon Collins
29Tray Session
30Alec Lemon
31Lamaar Thomas
32Dominique Croom
33Emory Blake
34David Douglas
35Armon Binns
36Tommy Streeter
37Jeff Fuller
38Isaiah Williams
39Jarett Dillard
40Duke Calhoun
41Tim Toone
42David Reed
43Greg Hardin
44Chris Harper
45Micah Hatfield
46Terrence Austin
47Darius Reynaud
48Deon Butler
49Roberto Wallace
50Bobby Sewall
51Joe Adams
52Devon Wylie
53Marvin McNutt
54Tori Gurley
55Ronald Johnson
56Devin Goda
57Kevin Elliott
58Jared Green
59Mike Willie
60Michael Calvin
61Taveon Rogers
62Jason Thompson
63Omarius Hines
64Gerrard Sheppard
65Rashad Ross
66Andy Cruse
67Anthony Amos
68R.J. Webb
69Andrew Helmick
70Weston Dressler
71Ryan Spadola
72Jerry Johnson
73Andrew DePaola
74James Shaw
75Tony Washington
76Jaz Reynolds
77Austin Franklin
78Alex Neutz
79Kelsey Pope
80Anthony McClung
81Jordan Harris
82Chris Boyd
83Perez Ashford
84Rodrick Rumble
85Brandon Kaufman
86Early Doucet
87Patrick Crayton
WR31Jabar Gaffney
2Laurent Robinson
3Davone Bess
TE1Adam Nissley
2Danny Noble
3Leonard Pope
4Tony Scheffler
5David Thomas
6Kevin Boss
7Aaron Hernandez
8Randy McMichael
9Daniel Graham
10D.J. Williams
11Tommy Gallarda
12Sean McGrath
13Andrew Szczerba
14Jamie Childers
15Steve Watson
16Billy Bajema
17Justin Jones
18Jacob Pedersen
19D.J. Tialavea
20Ted Bolser
21Joe Sawyer
22Matt Furstenburg
23Ben Cotton
24David Rolf
25Nelson Rosario
26Jake Byrne
27Hayden Smith
28Jeron Mastrud
29Dominique Curry
30Konrad Reuland
31Tom Crabtree
32Brody Eldridge
33Nate Byham
34Dedrick Epps
35Dan Gronkowski
36Zach Potter
37Colin Cloherty
38Kevin Brock
39Martin Rucker
40Cameron Morrah
41Chase Coffman
42Joel Dreessen
43Ben Hartsock
44Visanthe Shiancoe
45Travis Beckum
46Richard Quinn
47Jake O'Connell
48Isaiah Stanback
49Evan Moore
50Jamie McCoy
51Nathan Overbay
52Michael Higgins
53Alex Silvestro
54Brett Brackett
55Martell Webb
56Brad Smelley
57Cameron Graham
58Tim Biere
59Evan Landi
60Taylor Cook
61Colin Anderson
62Travis Tannahill
63Jason Schepler
64Chase Clement
65Adam Schiltz
66A.C. Leonard
67Dominique Jones
68Joe Don Duncan
69Ryan Otten
70David Wright
71Blake Annen
72Chase Dixon
73Brian Wozniak
74Jerome Cunningham
K1Jay Feely
2Rob Bironas
3Garrett Hartley
4Matt Szymanski
5Danny Hrapmann
6Brandon Bogotay
7Havard Rugland
8Austin Signor
9Dustin Hopkins
10Morgan Lineberry
11Quinn Sharp
12Brett Baer
13Brett Maher
14Jose Maltos
15Adam Yates
16Zach Ramirez
17Carey Spear
18Chris Boswell
19Michael Palardy
20Sergio Castillo
21Mitch Ewald
22Kevin Goessling