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Jeff Tuel and Matt Flynn split starter reps in practice


The Bills practiced Wednesday without banged-up starter-of-the-week Thad Lewis, and that has created yet another mystery quarterback situation.

According to Mike Rodak of, both Jeff Tuel and Matt Flynn took snaps with the Bills starters in practice, and they’re not sure if Lewis will be available this week because of sore ribs.

Tuel said coach Doug Marrone told the quarterbacks today that “it could be anybody” in reference to who starts Sunday against the Chiefs.

That might be the most true statement ever, as the Bills continue to await the return of rookie E.J. Manuel, and wonder how they got into this revolving door to begin with.

UPDATE 1:54 P.M. ET: Marrone told reporters that Manuel definitely wouldn’t play this week, and that Lewis was “50-50” to play, which means they’ll probably list him as questionable.

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13 Responses to “Jeff Tuel and Matt Flynn split starter reps in practice”
  1. r8rsfan says: Oct 30, 2013 2:00 PM

    Good luck with that Matt Flynn thing.

  2. corkspop says: Oct 30, 2013 2:15 PM

    I bet Lewis starts. I’m curious how Flynn would do in the Bills system. I see a lot of good in Tuel and wouldn’t be too worried if he got enough snaps with the starters this week.

  3. hanspard says: Oct 30, 2013 2:16 PM

    It would be awesome if Flynn had an incredible game…..just to totally screw with everyone.

  4. travishenryskid says: Oct 30, 2013 2:20 PM

    What a shame. If this team had a good qb, they’d be a legit contender. Strength and depth everywhere on the roster, except under center.

  5. sickoe47 says: Oct 30, 2013 2:22 PM

    With matt flynn competing to start jeff tuel is going to be a star.

  6. steelerben says: Oct 30, 2013 2:32 PM

    Could be worse Bills fans, at least Manuel will be back eventually. Minnesota Vikings fans have nothing to look forward to at the position but the draft.

  7. rationalthinker82 says: Oct 30, 2013 2:45 PM

    travishenryskid says:
    Oct 30, 2013 2:20 PM
    What a shame. If this team had a good qb, they’d be a legit contender. Strength and depth everywhere on the roster, except under center.

    They have one, his name is EJ Manuel. With reps and time he’ll be a good QB. I agree with your sentiment but I think the word good should be changed to healthy.

  8. Go-Hawks! says: Oct 30, 2013 2:53 PM

    Matt Flynn may show some signs of being a capable quarterback in the NFL. Don’t believe it. It’s all a rouse.

    He has tennis elbow and a strong desire to get paid for growing bad mustaches (as opposed to being paid to win football games).

    As hanspard suggested, I also hope he has a great game, just to see how the Bills respond.

    Kick him to the curb!

  9. westcoastraider says: Oct 30, 2013 2:54 PM

    Matt Flynn will be named the starter today… and then will immediately be moved to backup qb spot on Friday after being beaten out in practice by Tuel..

  10. jrouss769 says: Oct 30, 2013 3:24 PM

    Matt Flynn is a good QB, he just hasn’t found an offensive system that plays to his strengths. He’s a pocket passer, who doesn’t do well when he’s running for his life!

  11. socalskinsfan says: Oct 30, 2013 3:26 PM

    Saddest. Headline. Ever.

  12. chawk12thman says: Oct 30, 2013 3:37 PM

    Flynn can’t win a job during practice….? What is his problem? No real leadership? Hurt all the time? At some point, he will not be given a chance to compete even for the #2 QB spot.

    Such promise…Such disappointment……

  13. rando74 says: Oct 30, 2013 3:50 PM

    He’s a system qb. Sorry but you don’t throw for 400 yards in a game and sucks. Whether he finds the right system remains to be seen

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