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Leinart to start for Bills' preseason finale

8/29/2013

Buffalo Bills quarterback Matt Leinart will start Thursday night's preseason finale against the Detroit Lions, the team announced.

Leinart starting likely means undrafted rookie Jeff Tuel, who has been named the Week 1 starter if EJ Manuel is not back from knee surgery, will not play tonight.

The Bills signed Leinart on Sunday. He figures to split snaps at quarterback tonight with Thad Lewis, who will be facing his former team. The two could be in competition for a roster spot.