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Head coach Bill O'Brien said he's "pretty close" to making a decision as to whether Lewis or Case Keenum will start this coming Sunday against Baltimore, the Texans' official site reports.

However, the coach is not ready to divulge which one will start. "I'm going to keep that one close to the vest," O'Brien said Wednesday. O'Brien added that both Lewis and Keenum will prepare to start "right up until game time," suggesting the identity of his start will not be revealed until Sunday.

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Lewis has not been confirmed as the backup quarterback yet, the Houston Chronicle reports. The Duke product was signed earlier this week after Ryan Mallett was placed on injured reserve with a torn pectoral muscle.

Head coach Bill O'Brien, who was an offensive coordinator at Duke when Lewis was there, wants to see how much of the system the quarterback grasps in his first practice week before declaring him the top backup. That means for now, Lewis or Tom Savage will be the fill-in should Ryan Fitzpatrick be unable to finish Sunday's game against the Titans.

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Lewis will sign with the Texans, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

With Ryan Mallett (shoulder) lost for the season, Lewis would likely step in to compete with Tom Savage for the backup job behind Ryan Fitzpatrick. Lewis started five games for the Bills last season, going 2-3 and eclipsing the 200-yard mark on four occasions. The Duke product threw for 1,092 total yards with four touchdowns and three picks last season.

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Lewis has been released by the Bills, NFL.com reports.

Lewis started five games last season while E.J. Manuel nursed a knee injury, but failed to satisfy the Bills' coaching staff with his progress leading up to this season. In a corresponding move, the Bills will sign veteran Jordan Palmer, who was recently released by the Bears. Palmer has a history of mentoring young quarterbacks, which should help both Manuel and promoted backup Jeff Tuel develop further this season.

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Lewis saw no meaningful action in team drills during Wednesday's practice, the second straight day that's happened, The Buffalo News reports.

It's been a lackluster summer for Lewis, and after completing just 1-of-6 passes for 18 yards with an interception during Saturday's preseason loss in Pittsburgh, it looks like Jeff Tuel may have officially passed him for the No. 2 job behind EJ Manuel.

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Lewis, who played part of the second half in Saturday's preseason loss to Pittsburgh, was awful in the contest, completing just 1 of 6 passes for 18 yards with an interception.

Jeff Tuel was a bit better. Even though Lewis was supposed to be the clear-cut No. 2 entering the season, he's done pretty much nothing throughout training camp and he's not doing much in the games to make Tuel go away. As it seems right now, this might be a dead heat for the No. 2 role behind EJ Manuel.

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Lewis was the third quarterback to play in Sunday's preseason loss to the Giants. He completed 10 of 16 passes for 87 yards with an interception and a fumble.

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Thad Lewis and Jeff Tuel are competing for the Bills' No. 2 quarterback job.

With E.J. Manuel coming off three knee surgeries and proving to be rather injury-prone as a rookie, it's a battle worth monitoring from afar. Lewis entered the spring as the heavy favorite, but Tuel impressed during OTAs and "earned himself some more reps." The two have been splitting second-team work the first couple days of training camp. Lewis was far better than UDFA Tuel in 2013.

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The Bills are "very high" on Thad Lewis as their backup quarterback.

Lewis held his own in five starts filling in for E.J. Manuel last year, passing for 1,092 yards and a 4:3 touchdown-to-interception ratio. He's reuniting with QB coach Todd Downing, who came over with Jim Schwartz this offseason, and not expected to face any competition for the backup job. The Bills are confident that both Lewis and Manuel can take the next step in their development in 2014.

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Thad Lewis completed 15-of-25 passes for 193 yards with no touchdowns and one interception in Sunday's Week 16 win over the Dolphins.