Buffalo Bills: Jamie Blatnick

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- One day after being waived by the Buffalo Bills, quarterback Thad Lewis will return as a member of the practice squad, the team announced.

EJ Manuel and Jeff Tuel are on the team's active roster, and it's unclear if Manuel will be healthy enough to play next Sunday against New England.

In addition to Lewis, the Bills added outside linebacker Jamie Blatnick, defensive lineman Izaan Cross, offensive lineman Mark Asper, and wide receiver Tommy Streeter to their practice squad.

Asper was a sixth-round pick by the Bills in 2012, and has since spent time with Minnesota and Jacksonville. Streeter was a sixth-round pick by Baltimore last season.

Blatnick and Cross were both waived by the Bills on Saturday.

Bills practice squad:
QB Thad Lewis
RB Ronnie Wingo (per source)
WR Tommy Streeter
OL Mark Asper
DL Izaan Cross
OLB Jamie Blatnick

QB Lewis cut as Bills trim to 50

August, 31, 2013
8/31/13
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The Buffalo Bills announced the release of five players on Saturday, bringing their roster to 50 players in advance of Saturday's 6 p.m. ET deadline to be at the 53-player limit.

Quarterback Thad Lewis, linebackers Bryan Scott and Jamie Blatnick, and defensive linemen Izaan Cross were all released.

The departure of Lewis comes as the biggest surprise, as he had the inside track to the Bills' third quarterback job following the release of quarterback Matt Leinart on Friday.

With EJ Manuel's status for the season opener in doubt, the Bills are back to just one healthy quarterback: undrafted rookie Jeff Tuel.

With just 50 players on their roster, it's safe to assume that the Bills placed at least one waiver claim on players waived Friday, or are planning on claiming players waived Saturday.

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