Thad Lewis says his foot feels fine

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During an appearance on radio Wednesday, Bills CEO Russ Brandon said that the team was hopeful that quarterback E.J. Manuel would return in the “next month or so.”

Coach Doug Marrone also addressed Manuel’s recovery on Wednesday and he put forth a similar timetable for Manuel’s return. Marrone said the team expected Manuel to resume practicing in 4-6 weeks and then making a determination about returning to game action at that point.

That timeframe leaves a lot of games to be started before Manuel is able to return to the lineup. The Bills have said all week that they expect Thad Lewis to be the starter for the first of those games this weekend despite a sprained foot and it continues to look like Lewis will be the man leading the offense. Lewis practiced fully on Wednesday and said after the session that he felt fine.

“Feels great. I was able to get out there today and move around and do everything I normally do,” Lewis said, via Mike Rodak of “No limitations at all. They did a great job of treating it the last couple of days. I didn’t miss a beat today, which was positive and something to look forward to going into tomorrow.”

Lewis played well in his Bills debut last weekend and will likely remain ahead of Matt Flynn and Jeff Tuel as long as he can avoid any awful outings before Manuel’s ready to return.

9 responses to “Thad Lewis says his foot feels fine

  1. I’m glad that he feels fine and hope that the doctors concur. He did play well. I also thought Tuel looked good in preseason……when he got to practice with the starters. If you’ve been reading posts, lots of Packers fans would like to have Flynn back as a #2. There must be something to it…….

  2. Kid is a gamer and played well against Cinci last week. The more he plays the better he will be and is a perfect fit as EJ’s backup in the Bills offense. Flynn is nothing more than experience behind him now and that’s iffy at best. Tuel is a project and most likely competes with Dixon and Flynn as #3 next year.

  3. i love having football on thursday nights but i think players are starting to be asked to do more than whats physically possible. the games haven’t been played that sharp and the bills browns game knocked out both starting qbs for length of time that really hurt both teams.

    maybe the answer is expanded rosters but 3 days inbetween games for the away team seems really unfair and harsh,

  4. “I wonder what Morrone will offer the Giants for Ryan Nassib.”

    Nothing. He could have taken him in the 4 rounds before Nassib was drafted. Didn’t want him.

  5. The key to success in the NFL is consistency. The Bengals are considered one of the leagues better defenses. With more reps as the starter, hopefully he can improve on last weeks performance. I’m really anxious to see if he takes a step forward, or a step back.

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