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Lewis has been released by the Bills, 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.

Thad Lewis QB BUF 1 Month

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.

Thad Lewis QB BUF 1 Month

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.

Thad Lewis QB BUF 2 Months

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.

Thad Lewis QB BUF 2 Months

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.

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Thad Lewis will make the start in Sunday's Week 16 game against the Dolphins.

E.J. Manuel sprained his knee last week against the Jaguars and has been ruled out due to swelling. Coach Doug Marrone feels Lewis gives the team its best chance to win. Lewis started three games for the Bills earlier in the year, leading Buffalo to a 23-21 road win at Miami in Week 7. He's not a fantasy option.

Thad Lewis QB BUF 11 Months

Practicing in full for Week 10, Bills QB Thad Lewis (ribs) is expected to back up E.J. Manuel (knee) against the Steelers.

Lewis couldn't go in Week 9, leaving starting duties to undrafted rookie Jeff Tuel. Lewis would need another Manuel injury to reclaim the starting job. Buffalo's quarterback of the future, Manuel wouldn't be benched for simply struggling.

Thad Lewis QB BUF 11 Months

Thad Lewis (ribs) practiced in full Wednesday.

Lewis and E.J. Manuel (knee) split first-team reps, with Manuel handling the majority of them. Manuel is expected to return this week, barring any setbacks. The Bills are just preparing Lewis in case something goes awry with Manuel.