Orchard Park, NY (WGR 550) -- One day removed from the Buffalo Bills holding a practice without quarterback Thad Lewis, history once again repeated itself. Lewis was held out for the second straight day due to sore ribs, and his status for Sunday still hasn't been revealed.
"Not at this point," head coach Doug Marrone said after the session. "We're still not ready to make a decision right now until we get more information."
On Wednesday night, reports from both ProFootballTalk.com and NFL.com surfaced that Lewis was expected to play in the game against the Kansas City Chiefs. Without being asked, Marrone put his own two cents in about them.
"I spoke to Thad, I spoke to the trainers," he said. "I know there was a report out there from a league source. I'm hoping the league source is right. Because I really don't know right now. It's 50-50. Trust me."
In the case that Lewis can't play, the Bills will choose between undrafted rookie Jeff Tuel and veteran Matt Flynn to get the start. Tuel has been with the team the longest to this point, and probably has the strongest case to start between the two options. Marrone said they're doing their due diligence though.
"There are some things that are going on. I'm gonna keep that private just for schematics of what's going on," he remarked. "Both players are taking reps though, and both of them are doing a nice job."
If Lewis can practice on Friday, it still isn't a guarantee that he'll start. Marrone said it would depend on how the quarterback looks during that practice that will prompt the decision.
The Bills get back on the field in Orchard Park on Friday morning.