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Preposterous as it might have once sounded, quarterback Matt Leinart finds himself suddenly having much in common with Jeff Tuel.
Upon arriving in Buffalo last weekend for what could be a last chance at resurrecting his career, the 2004 Heisman Trophy winner offered Tuel - an undrafted rookie out of Washington State - advice on how to prepare for the possibility of being the Bills' opening-day starter.
''With football, it's crazy,'' Leinart said. ''I told him, `Hey, in this league, anything can happen. You always have to stay ready.'''
Leinart spoke from experience. It wasn't lost on the former Southern California star that he could have been referring to his own seven-year career that's gone from the promise of first-round-draft-pick potential, to spending nearly the entire offseason wondering if he still has an NFL future.
''Oh yeah, I've seen the worst in this league. And I've seen some pretty good highs,'...
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As other teams have found out over the years, Matt Leinart isn’t the answer. That’s the lesson the Buffalo Bills learned after giving him a shot last night against the Detroit Lions. To be fair to Leinart, he was completely underprepared to be thrown into the Bills’ lineup, and he wasn’t necessarily working with the team’s best group of players either. Still, he needed...
The Buffalo Bills might have to start an undrafted free agent at quarterback in Week 1 but apparently that's not a good enough reason to keep Matt Leinart around.
Leinart the 10th overall pick of the 2006 NFL Draft tweeted on Friday that he's been released by the Bills. Although Leinart later deleted the tweet this is the internet and nothing is really ever deleted forever...
Matt Leinart has one foot in the door of retirement, and perhaps the Buffalo Bills are about to help make that decision a reality.
Leinart started for the Bills last night in their final preseason game, and he was god awful. You really can’t blame Leinart though, he’s only been in Buffalo four days, and had to play so that week 1 start Jeff Tuel can remain healthy.
Matt Leinart certainly didn't look like the answer at the Buffalo Bills' injury-riddled quarterback position.
Playing very much like someone who's had three days of practice, the 2004 Heisman Trophy winner completed 3 of 10 passes for 11 yards and two interceptions in a 35-13 preseason-ending loss to the Detroit Lions on Thursday night.
Both interceptions led to Lions...
The Buffalo Bills just acquired veteran QB Matt Leinart, who will back up undrafted rookie free agent Jeff Tuel in Week 1. And he's totally cool with it.
Matt Leinart was smart enough to figure out that his time with the Buffalo Bills would be short-lived.
The team cut him Friday and will keep three QBs on the roster: rookie EJ Manuel Kevin Kolb and Jeff Tuel.
Manuel is recovering from minor knee surgery and Kolb is out with a concussion. Tuel will start the Sept. 8 season opener becoming the first undrafted rookie quarterback to...
BY NICK ST. DENISDoug Marrone prefers to look at the present, not the past, when judging his players.That's a good thing for recently-signed quarterback Matt Leinart, who the Buffalo Bills acquired for insurance purposes given the respective injuries of rookie E.J. Manuel and veteran Kevin Kolb.“I’m trying to look at what he is now,” the head coach said, via BuffaloBills...
Yes, this may be the worst Q&A we have ever done here at the site. Frankly, I would have shot myself a month ago if I knew a Q&A about Jeff Tuel would make this site. However, there's a possibility that this guy will be our starting QB come opening day. Call it a ploy to get cheap web traffic or me being hypocritical to care about the backup QB, but I want to know what...
Passed over in the NFL draft in April, quarterback Jeff Tuel settled on signing with the Buffalo Bills a few days later with the sole objective of cracking the team's roster.
As of Monday, the raw rookie out of Washington State is in line to start in the Bills' season opener against New England Sept. 8.
''I came here to play football, and that's what I'm...
With first-round pick EJ Manuel and veteran Kevin Kolb currently out of the lineup with injuries, the plan now for the Buffalo Bills is to start undrafted rookie free agent quarterback Jeff Tuel in Week 1 against the New England Patriots.
If Tuel gets the nod, he will be the first undrafted rookie free agent quarterback to start a Week 1 game since 1950. A loss to the Patriots ...
Every time a team takes the field there is a chance that history will be made, but when the Buffalo Bills face off with the New England Patriots to open the regular season, it looks like all they will have to do in order to make history is show up. Thanks to injuries to E.J. Manuel and Kevin Kolb