BBD Week in Review: 8/19 – 8/26 — A Busy Week for the Bills

Kevin Kolb’s potentially career-ending concussion forced the Bills to re-evaluate their quarterback situation and add two veterans this weekend. (Photo: Brad Mills — USA Today Sports)

BBD Editor: Dan Hope

As one responsible for covering Buffalo Bills news, the last two days alone have felt like a week. Between a bevy of roster moves and injuries, the Buffalo Bills have made no shortage of moves over the past two days, and not much of it has been positive.

The weekend/Monday got off to a start when the Bills lost their most preseason game to the Washington Redskins in a 30-7 rout Saturday. The injury bug also hit the Bills during the loss. Potential starting quarterback Kevin Kolb, who suffered a concussion that is, according to Tim Graham of the Buffalo News, potentially career-ending. The Bills’ top cornerback, Stephon Gilmore fractured his wrist and is out for 6-8 weeks.

The Bills also lost another starter, right tackle Chris Hairston, for the entire season when they placed him on the reserve/non-football injury list Monday.

In response to Kolb’s injury, the Bills added two veteran quarterbacks to the roster by signing veteran free agent Matt Leinart and acquiring Thaddeus Lewis in a trade with the Detroit Lions in exchange for inside linebacker Chris White.

The Bills also had to make cuts to get their roster down to Tuesday’s 75-man limit. The Bills released five players Monday, most notably wide receiver Da’Rick Rogers.

Here at Buffalo Bills Draft, we brought you full coverage of all of the roster moves and injuries and how they affect the Bills, while we also looked back at the team’s disappointing preseason loss and projected possibilities for the team’s regular-season roster. You can take a look at all of that through the links below.

Quarterback Situation

More Roster Moves and Injuries

First Loss of the Preseason

  • In my three-page takeaways column following Saturday’s loss, I took a closer look at the struggles of undrafted rookie quarterback Jeff Tuel and the Bills secondary, along with other concerns and a few bright spots from the Bills being “undressed” in their dress rehearsal game versus the Washington Redskins.
  • Joe Marino graded each Bills unit on their performance in Saturday’s game. (Spoiler Alert: They weren’t very forgiving.)
  • In this week’s “5 Up, 5 Down,” Glenn Gifford took a look at a few standouts, but mostly his reasons for disappointment following the Bills’ loss Saturday, which left Glenn with little reason for optimism.
  • For updates from throughout Saturday’s preseason game, you can take a look back through our Live Game Thread.

Roster Projections

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Tags: Da'Rick Rogers, DraftStreet, Kevin Kolb, Matt Leinart, Preseason, Preseason Takeaways, Thaddeus Lewis, Washington Redskins, Week in Review

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