Originally posted on ProFootballTalk:
Well, that escalated quickly.
Bills quarterback E.J. Manuel was thought to be fine after spraining his knee last week, but won’t play this week because of the injury.
Bills coach Doug Marrone said that backup quarterback Thad Lewis would start this week agains the Dolphins, and that Manuel might return to the lineup next week.
Marrone said Monday that Manuel “should be OK,” but in the two days since, the condition apparently became problematic.
Marrone told reporters that Manuel was limited in practice and could throw from the pocket, but wasn’t able to move around well enough to put him out there. While Marrone said Manuel would not play this week, he expressed confidence in his ability to return for the regular season finale.
You’d think that would be a huge boost for the Dolphins’ playoff chances, but Lewis did beat them there in October.