The Jaguars claimed quarterback Jeff Tuel off waivers Monday, reports the Florida Times-Union. Tuel was released by the Bulls. He has three interceptions and one touchdown over two games in his career.
Bills coach Rex Ryan didn't pass up the chance to reunite with one of his former quarterbacks, by cutting Jeff Tuel and claiming the former Jets passer Matt Simms off waivers on Friday, per nfl.com. Tuel was a favorite of former Bills coach Doug Marrone, but with Ryan now the head man in charge his fate was doomed. Simms, who played in just four games while with the Jets, will still be a long-shot to make the team because of the three-man competition at the quarterback spot already brewing between Matt Cassel, Tyrod Taylor and EJ Manuel.
Bills head coach Rex Ryan has options at the quarterback spot going into the 2015 season. There will be competition for the starting spot this offseason. "It's going to be open," Ryan told WGR radio, via the team's official website. "It's a competition and whoever earns the job will be the guy that's out there." The Bills currently have four quarterbacks on their roster including Matt Cassel, EJ Manuel, Tyrod Taylor and Jeff Tuel. Ryan brokedown what each signal caller brings to the table. "We have some talented guys and we'll see what happens," Ryan said. "You bring in a veteran like Matt Cassel. He's done some pretty good things in this league. He's got that veteran presence about him. With EJ back there just going into his third year I really believe EJ is going to improve with his fundamentals having [quarterbacks coach] David Lee here. I love the fact that he's a gym rat and he's smart. With our offense being multiple we'll be able to get out of bad plays, so the mental part of it all of the quarterbacks we have should be able to handle that. "With Taylor that's going to be a young man, he's probably the fastest quarterback in the league," Ryan said. "He's explosive running the zone reads, and we'll see where he's at. Then Tuel. We've got guys there to work with. That'll be the important thing. There will be competition, but a person has to earn the job. It hasn't been handed to somebody."
The Bills trimmed their active roster down to 53 on Saturday, cutting the following players: LB Xavius Boyd, DT Landon Cohen, TE Dominique Jones, CB Kamaal McIlwain, CB Sam Miller, P Brian Moorman, QB Jordan Palmer, FB Evan Rodriguez, WR Naaman Roosevelt, C Jared Wheeler, QB Jeff Tuel, S Deon Broomfield, LB Jimmy Gaines, WR T.J. Graham, WR Caleb Holley, DE Ikponmwosa Igbinosun, DE Bryan Johnson, S Kenny Ladler, C Doug Legursky and G Antoine McClain.
Bills quarterback Thad Lewis flip-flopped with Jeff Tuel again during Friday's preseason game against the Panthers.Lewis worked with the second-team offense this time around and completed 6 of 11 pass attempts for 63 yards with no touchdowns and no interceptions. Tuel entered the game in the third quarter and completed 4 of 5 pass attempts for 24 yards, with a touchdown and an interception.
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