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BDC 10/8: Bills Make Multiple Roster Moves

Posted by Bills Daily Charge on October 8, 2013 – 11:55 am

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DAILY REPORT
— The Buffalo Bills announced yesterday that the team has promoted QB Thad Lewis to the 53-man roster. Lewis, acquired via trade with the Detroit Lions on August 25th, has spent the first five weeks of the season on the team’s Practice Squad.  The 6-2, 219-pound Duke product entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent with the St. Louis Rams in 2010 and was a member of the team’s Practice Squad his rookie season. He spent the 2011-12 seasons on the Practice Squad and 53-man roster of the Cleveland Browns. Lewis started the Browns’ 2012 regular season finale against Pittsburgh and completed 22-of-32 passes for 204 yards with a touchdown and an interception.  The Bills also announced that the team has placed K Dustin Hopkins on Injured Reserve.

 The Buffalo Bills announced yesterday that the team has claimed and was awarded OL Antoine McClain to the 53-man roster off of waivers from the Oakland Raiders. McClain entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent with the Baltimore Ravens in 2012 and spent his rookie year on the team’s Practice Squad. He joined the Raiders on September 1st after being released by Baltimore prior to the regular season. The 6-5, 336-pound Clemson product started 41-of-54 games in his Tigers’ career. He started every game from the beginning of the 2009 season through 2011, the only member of the Clemson squad to do so. The Bills also announced that the team has released OL Sam Young.

— The Buffalo Bills and M&T Bank have kicked off their fifth annual “Touchdown for Teachers” program, which honors local teachers for their outstanding service to their schools and communities. During the November 17, 2013 Buffalo Bills home game vs. the New York Jets, five selected finalists will receive:

  • Two (2) tickets to the Bills home game on November 17th
  • Pre-game field access to watch warm-ups
  • In-game recognition on the video board
  • An official Buffalo Bills game ball

The Touchdown for Teachers grand prize winner will be announced at the November 17 game and will receive an in-class visit from a Buffalo Bills player and a $1,000 grant to the winning teacher’s school.

TODAY’S INTERVIEWS
7:45 am – Tara Sanborn and Rita Hubbard Robinson (ECMC Lifeline Foundation) on Wingin It (WIVB)

10:50 am – Tara Sanborn and Rita Hubbard Robinson (ECMC Lifeline Foundation) on AM Buffalo (WKBW)

1:00 pm – Thad Lewis on Sirius NFL Radio w/ Rich Gannon

THIS DAY IN BILLS HISTORY
October 8, 1972 – FINAL WIN AT THE ROCKPILE
The Bills beat the New England Patriots 38-14 at War Memorial Stadium for Buffalo’s final victory at the stadium. 

PHOTO OF THE DAY
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 QB Thad Lewis will start on Sunday for the Bills versus the Bengals. Lewis was acquired by the Bills on August 25th in a trade with the Detroit Lions. Lewis went on to face the Lions in the Bills preseason finale, completing 7-of-16 pass attempts for 132 yards and a score after entering the game in the second quarter.

QUOTE OF THE DAY
THAD LEWIS, Buffalo Bills Quarterback
Q: How important is it for you to take advantage of this opportunity in front of you Sunday?
A: Every opportunity that you get since I’ve been in the NFL, you have to take advantage of your opportunity. No matter what the situation is, I get my chance, the opportunity to play Sunday; I want to put my best foot forward. Give us the best opportunity to win. Whatever else happens out there happens. My total focus is just going out there and making sure I do the things I can to do to help my team win on Sunday. 

DAILY LINKS
Buffalo News- Lewis earns promotion, will start at QB for Bills

Buffalo News- Bills are in mess of their own making regarding No. 2 QB

Buffalo News- Competition re-opens at left guard

Rochester D&C- Next man up at QB: Thad Lewis

Toronto Sun- Bills to start QB Thaddeus Lewis on Sunday

AP- Bills claim OG McClain off waivers; cut OG Young.’

AP- Bills place rookie PK Dustin Hopkins on IR

AP- Bills turn to QB Thad Lewis as interim starter

BuffaloBills.com- Thad Lewis to start at QB for Bills Sunday

BuffaloBills.com- QB Thad Lewis eager to make the most of opportunity

BuffaloBills.com- Bills claim OL Antoine McClain, release OL Sam Young

BuffaloBills.com- Brian Moorman: ”I’m ecstatic to be back”

BuffaloBills.com- Legursky to rotate at LG with Brown

BuffaloBills.com- Thad Lewis: ”You don’t just sit there on practice squad and not prepare”

BuffaloBills.com- Stephon Gilmore: ”I’m real eager, I just want to do what I can”

BuffaloBills.com- Doug Marrone details how Thad Lewis was named starter

Video/Audio/Photo
BuffaloBills.com
High School Coach of the Week: South Park
Bills Roundup: Roster Moves, Lewis Named Starter
Doug Marrone on Lewis at QB, Roster Moves
Thad Lewis on Being Named Starting QB
Stephon Gilmore on Returning From Injury
Brian Moorman on Rejoining Bills
The John Murphy Show October 7
Thad Lewis on Being Named Starting QB

WGR550
Thad Lewis will start vs. Cincinnati
Bills’ Marrone thoroughly explains QB decisions
Bills restart left guard competition
Bills make four roster transactions Monday
10/7 Doug Marrone announces Thad Lewis as starter
10/7 Fred Jackson talks EJ Manuel’s injury
10/7 Eric Wood on Schopp and The Bulldog

Kiss 98.5
Buffalo Bills RB Fred Jackson
Buffalo Bills Punter Brian Moorman

ESPN
Thad Lewis To Start At QB

WIVB
QB Thad Lewis to start against Bengals

WGRZ
Bills Claim McClain, Release Young
Buffalo Bills to Start Thad Lewis vs. Bengals

WKBW
Bills Claim OL McClain, Release OL Young
Bills to start Thad Lewis at QB against Bengals
Bills Transcripts – 10/7/13

WHAM
Thad Lewis to Start at QB For Bills

WROC
Bills Go With Thad Lewis At QB

WHEC
Bills turn to QB Thad Lewis as interim starter
Bills place rookie PK Dustin Hopkins on IR

YNN
Lewis Tabbed to Replace Manuel at QB

Additional Clips
Inside The Bills
C Wood, G Legursky in their own wordsWhere Tuel’s head is atGilmore to have pins removed TuesdayHopkins couldn’t kick offMarrone: Freeman was an early considerationLegursky & Brown to rotate at LGK Hopkins to I-RJoin the Buffalo Pumpkin Run!Where Lewis spent his game daysEJ updateMarrone talked to TuelBills to still add another QBQB Thad Lewis to start

Buffalo News (Press Coverage Blog)
Competition back on between Doug Legursky, Colin Brown
Bills release OL Sam Young, claim G Antoine McClain off waivers
Doug Marrone says he has no knowledge of potential trade of Jairus Byrd
Bills place kicker Dustin Hopkins on injured reserve
Thad Lewis will be Bills’ 12th starting QB since Jim Kelly
Bills will promote QB Thad Lewis from practice squad, start him in Week Six

Rochester D&C (Bills Eye Blog)
Marrone Says Lewis Was Best Option
Thad Lewis to Start Sunday

ESPN.com Bills Blog
Bills to start Thad Lewis at QB vs. Bengals
Defensive snaps: Rogers drops off
Was Thad Lewis the Bills’ best option?
Marrone details Bills’ QB decision process
Bills spin Lewis’ practice squad status
Bills kicker Dustin Hopkins placed on IR
Bills open LG battle, swap backups
Bills returning home, sweet home

ESPN Insider
Rookie Review: Kiko Alonso

Pro Football Talk
Bills place Dustin Hopkins on injured reserve
Thad Lewis will start for the Bills

NFL.com Around The League
Thad Lewis will start for Buffalo Bills at quarterback

Kryk Slants
10 things you might not know about new Bills starting QB Thad (not Thaddeus!) Lewis

Buffalo Rumblings
Dennis Dixon joining Buffalo Bills practice squad, per report
Dustin Hopkins placed on Injured Reserve by Buffalo Bills
Buffalo Bills’ Doug Marrone on Thaddeus Lewis leapfrogging Jeff Tuel
Buffalo Bills’ Colin Brown, Doug Legursky to split left guard reps
Bills vs. Bengals 2013: Thaddeus Lewis to start at quarterback

Buffalo Sports Daily
Bills: Hopkins To IR, Legursky To See Time At LG
Bills Promote Thad Lewis… Will Start Sunday

AFC East Daily
‘Open competition’ at guard a no-brainer for Bills
Marrone: Thad Lewis ‘gives us the best chance’

CBS Sports
Thad Lewis leapfrogs Jeff Tuel, will start at QB for Bills vs. Bengals

All Sports WNY
BILLS CLAIM OL McCLAIN
Buffalo Bills Monday Media Comments
Buffalo Bills Starting Thad Lewis at QB Against Bengals

Bleacher Report
Are Buffalo Bills Making the Right Call Sitting Jeff Tuel for Thad Lewis?

TSN
Bills to start Thad Lewis at quarterback Sunday

The Sports Xchange
Lewis to get start for Bills
Bills place K Hopkins on IR


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