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Matt Leinart to start for Bills tonight

Five days ago, Matt Leinart wasn’t even an active NFL player. Tonight he’s a starter.

In an announcement that demonstrates both how ugly Buffalo’s quarterback situation is and how meaningless the fourth week of the preseason is, the Bills announced that Leinart will start at quarterback for them tonight in the preseason finale against the Lions.

The Bills are desperate at quarterback because both of the players who were competing to start, EJ Manuel and Kevin Kolb, are recovering from injuries. Jeff Tuel, an undrafted rookie, is expected to open the regular season as the Bills’ starter. Presumably, the Bills are sitting Tuel tonight to avoid yet another injury.

The Bills also have quarterback Thaddeus Lewis on the roster, and he is expected to come on in place of Leinart at some point during the exhibition game.

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26 Responses to “Matt Leinart to start for Bills tonight”
  1. unislaya says: Aug 29, 2013 6:00 PM

    How many plays until he’s injured?

    The over/under is 7 offensive plays.

  2. skoobyfl says: Aug 29, 2013 6:01 PM

    From grocery bagger to Buffalo Bills starter in a few days, how low can the Bills go ?

  3. braddavery says: Aug 29, 2013 6:01 PM

    Are you seriously placing such high resonance on Leinart being a “starter” in the last pre-season game for a team with it’s top-two QBs injured.

  4. schmitty2 says: Aug 29, 2013 6:04 PM

    They should give Thadd Lewis some reps. He isn’t that bad

  5. steelerconsensus says: Aug 29, 2013 6:08 PM

    This is borderline pathetic. No, it is full-blown pathetic.

  6. wolfwithlightsaber says: Aug 29, 2013 6:11 PM

    Bet they wished they would have kept Vince Young at this point…..

  7. elwaysmilehighdenver says: Aug 29, 2013 6:16 PM

    Suh can’t wait!

  8. dpeterson75 says: Aug 29, 2013 6:16 PM

    The grocery bagger to starter thing worked pretty well for Kurt Warner. Alas, Leinart is no Kurt Warner

  9. ninerswilldominatelikebefore says: Aug 29, 2013 6:17 PM

    WOW maybe I can latch on to the roster after this guys gets injured today..ill sign a five year deal at the league minimum!

  10. PeterKingLovesCoqAVin says: Aug 29, 2013 6:18 PM

    Where is Doug Flutie? That would sell some tickets.

  11. germanstingray says: Aug 29, 2013 6:19 PM

    …and the franchise continues to inch ever closer to Toronto.

  12. michaeljacksonisback says: Aug 29, 2013 6:22 PM

    Boy that escalated quickly!!!

  13. slick50ks says: Aug 29, 2013 6:23 PM

    And while pathetic, it’s not that much of a downgrade from the two injured QBs.

    What a freakin mess of a franchise. This is raideresque stuff here.

  14. therealraider says: Aug 29, 2013 6:33 PM

    ” The Bills, are sitting Jeff Tuel in order to prevent another injury ”

    “Leinart will start at QB”

    Not sure which quote is more pathetic.

  15. corkspop says: Aug 29, 2013 6:47 PM

    I like it. We’ve seen Tuel is a viable member of the QB team. Let’s see what Leinart can do. I was afraid he wouldn’t get any plays with the starters.

  16. trapshoot says: Aug 29, 2013 6:51 PM

    Good luck Matt.

  17. sactogary says: Aug 29, 2013 7:37 PM

    dpeterson75 says: Aug 29, 2013 6:16 PM

    The grocery bagger to starter thing worked pretty well for Kurt Warner. Alas, Leinart is no Kurt Warner
    “Leinart is no Kurt Warner.” True. Nobody wanted Warner for years, not even for a preseason game. If not for the Trent Green injury, he’d still be a nobody. Maybe this change of scenery will do Matt some good. Probably not, but it never hurts to keep an open mind.

  18. fordmandalay says: Aug 29, 2013 8:00 PM

    The last pass Leinart completed was to a co-ed in a hot tub.

  19. pfthatesmiami says: Aug 29, 2013 8:08 PM

    Jets and Bills are terrible…why so many articles about less then mediocre teams?

  20. newyorkshets says: Aug 29, 2013 8:13 PM

    It is a proven scientific fact that Matt leinart sucks.

  21. bills399 says: Aug 29, 2013 8:26 PM

    Leinhart bagging groceries? I can guarantee he has made more money watching football from the sidelines in one week than u have made our whole life. Also it appears raiders fans are calling the bills situation pathetic. Clean ur own house lol.

  22. bills399 says: Aug 29, 2013 8:27 PM

    jets and bills are pathetic…..says the dolphins fan. How many games did they win last year????

  23. johnnyjagfan says: Aug 29, 2013 9:00 PM

    Leinart gives Bills better shot than Tuel.

  24. mrblacksunday says: Aug 29, 2013 9:20 PM

    How’s that working out for ya?

  25. deeboy says: Aug 29, 2013 10:21 PM

    Lewis can play football. They should keep him as the #3 and eventually he will win the #2 job. He’s better than Tuel.

  26. sportsfreak61787 says: Aug 29, 2013 11:53 PM

    there is nothing better than watching dolphins and raiders fans trying to bash other teams. I wonder if they know how dumb they really look!

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