Dennis Dixon to work out for Bills

AP

On a day in which the NFL will be playing the bulk of its Week Five games, the Bills will be auditioning another quarterback as they look ahead to Week Six.

The Bills are slated to work out Dennis Dixon on Sunday, per multiple reports.

Bills starting quarterback E.J. Manuel suffered a knee sprain in Thursday’s loss at Cleveland, leaving rookie Jeff Tuel as the only healthy quarterback on Buffalo’s roster for the time being.

Dixon, 28, played with the Eagles in the preseason, completing 10-of-16 passes for 61 yards. He has made three regular-season starts, all with the Steelers, for whom he played for 2008 through 2011. Part of Dixon’s tenure with the Steelers overlapped with Bills G.M. Doug Whaley’s time as a Steelers evaluator.

The Bills’ next game is against Cincinnati on Sunday, October 13.