Thad Lewis heads for x-rays after overtime loss, says he should be fine

AP

Thad Lewis handled being promoted from the practice squad to the starting lineup quite well during Sunday’s game against the Bengals, but his chances of remaining in the starting job may rely on what doctors find in x-rays of his right leg.

Chris Brown of the team’s website reports that Lewis went for x-rays on that leg after the 27-24 overtime loss and Joe Buscaglia of WGR 550 adds that Lewis was wearing a walking boot after the game.

Lewis did appear to be limping at certain points late in the game, but it was easy to overlook it because he was throwing two fourth quarter touchdown passes to send the game to overtime. Lewis finished the game 17-of-31 for 216 yards and two touchdown passes while adding another score on a run in the first half.

E.J. Manuel is expected to miss a few more weeks with the knee injury he suffered in Week Five, which would leave Jeff Tuel and Dennis Dixon as the only in-house options at quarterback if Lewis isn’t able to play next week.

UPDATE 5:10 p.m. ET: “We checked it out, we did the tests. I should be fine,” Lewis said, via the team.