Kevin Kolb QB BUF Jun 06 '79

According to the Buffalo News' Tim Graham, Kevin Kolb struggled to answer questions like "where are you" and "what's you're name" following his concussion in the third preseason game.

Yeah, it's probably time to hang 'em up. Graham told Sirius XM Radio's Ross Tucker that Kolb is "almost certainly done for the year," in addition to fears about Kolb's long-term health. The Bills will move forward with Jeff Tuel, Matt Leinart, and Thad Lewis competing for No. 2 duties behind E.J. Manuel.

Kevin Kolb QB BUF Jun 06 '79

The Buffalo News' Tim Graham reports the Bills fear Kevin Kolb's concussion may end his NFL career.

"And they're proceeding with that in mind," Graham writes. It's really not surprising because Kolb has suffered numerous NFL concussions and become increasingly slow to recover. The Bills are left with Matt Leinart, UDFA Jeff Tuel, and Thad Lewis behind E.J. Manuel, who is also on the shelf with a knee scope. The Bills are going to end up rushing back Manuel, in all likelihood, to start Week 1. Kolb signed a two-year, $6.1 million contract in March that contained $1 million guaranteed. He's likely headed for injured reserve.

Kevin Kolb QB BUF Jun 04 '793 Comments

Kevin Kolb left Saturday's preseason game and is being evaluated for a possible head injury.

Kolb finished the second series before being taken to the locker room for further tests. He appeared to be knocked in the back of the head on a first-quarter scramble, and the Bills later announced that Kolb is suffering from concussion-like symptoms. Undrafted rookie Jeff Tuel replaced Kolb in the lineup and will play the rest of the game, being he's the only healthy quarterback.

Kevin Kolb QB BUF May 28 '79

Kevin Kolb completed 13-of-21 passes for 111 yards and an interception in Friday night's preseason game.

Kolb was making his first start after missing last week's preseason opener. He didn't have a great supporting cast with both Stevie Johnson and T.J. Graham sidelined, but it was still a poor performance. His interception came on a tipped ball intended for Marquise Goodwin in the right flat and he threw behind his receivers on multiple occasions. Kolb did most of his damage in the two-minute offense at the end of first-half, connecting with Robert Woods and Marcus Easley for 20-yard gains. E.J. Manuel will be the Bills' Week 1 starter.

Kevin Kolb QB BUF May 26 '79

Kevin Kolb will start Friday night's preseason game against the Vikings.

E.J. Manuel will be the No. 2 quarterback after playing the entire first half in the preseason opener last Sunday. Kolb didn't play in the opener due to a knee injury. The Bills want to at least give Kolb a chance to win the starting job, but this sets Manuel up to start the all-important third preseason contest.

Kevin Kolb QB BUF May 24 '79

Kevin Kolb (knee) continues to walk with a slight limp and is having trouble moving around in the pocket.

Kolb still isn't over his encounter with the rubber mat. He's rushed himself back into practice because he knows he's losing yet another chance to win a starting job, but he may be hurting himself more than helping. First-round rookie E.J. Manuel, who went 16-of-21 during the preseason opener, continues to have all the momentum in this quarterback derby.

Kevin Kolb QB BUF May 20 '79

Kevin Kolb (knee) returned to Bills practice Friday.

You can have a brush with a "rubber mat" and live to tell about it. Kolb's slip ended up costing him six days of practice. E.J. Manuel is on track to start Sunday's preseason opener, and more than likely, Week 1.

Kevin Kolb QB BUF May 19 '79

Kevin Kolb (knee) is expected to return to practice on Friday.

That would put Kolb's absence at six days after he "tweaked" his knee by slipping on a rubber mat. It makes him highly unlikely to start Sunday's preseason opener. Kolb opened camp with a bead on the Bills' starting job, but is doing all he can to force rookie E.J. Manuel into the starting lineup. Whomever gets the call in Buffalo, it's a fantasy situation to avoid.

Kevin Kolb QB BUF May 14 '79

Updating an earlier item, Bills head coach Doug Marrone said Kevin Kolb "tweaked" his knee and is considered "day to day."

Kolb tripped on a wet mat this morning and exited practice. While the injury isn't serious, this does open the door for E.J. Manuel to get more reps in the coming days.

Kevin Kolb QB BUF May 14 '79

Sal Capaccio of WGR SportsRadio 550 reported that Kevin Kolb exited practice after tripping on a mat this morning.

Kolb was walking onto the main field when he slipped on a wet mat. Trainers took a look at his left knee, and Kolb took his pads off and was visibly upset as he headed to the locker room for evaluation. In all likelihood this is a benign turn of events, but Kolb can ill afford any injury as he battles rookie E.J. Manuel for the starting job.