According to a league source, the Bills have traded third-year inside linebacker Chris White to the Detroit Lions in exchange for quarterback Thaddeus Lewis.
Lewis is entering his fourth year in the NFL and has one career start under his belt. As a member of the Cleveland Browns, Lewis completed 22-of-32 passes for 208 yards, a touchdown and an interception in a 24-10 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers.
He spent two seasons with the Browns, after spending his rookie year with the St. Louis Rams. Lewis signed with the Lions this off-season and has played sparingly through the preseason. He is the second quarterback the Bills have added on Sunday.
White insinuated earlier in the evening that he parted way with the Bills in a pair of messages on the social media website.
Would like to thank the @buffalobills organization for giving me an opportunity to play in the nfl. I have enjoyed two years here and wish— Chris White (@CWhite51) August 25, 2013
The team the best In the future.— Chris White (@CWhite51) August 25, 2013
White was the third-string middle linebacker behind Kiko Alonso and Arthur Moats. The former sixth-round pick made the 53-man roster in 2012 mainly because of his abilities on special teams.
The Bills have yet to officially announce the transaction.