Coach Doug Marrone said Thursday that Bortles is now in an open competition with Chad Henne for the starting quarterback job, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.
Although Bortles didn't deliver a disastrous final line Thursday, completing 8-of-13 passes for 65 yards with no touchdowns or picks, it clearly wasn't enough to convince Marrone that he's still the definite starter. Whether this is a tactic to light a fire under Bortles or a legitimate start to a competition remains to be seen, but the fact remains that Bortles' stock has never been lower in Jacksonville than it is right now. "It's this simple: I'm looking for the best person to lead this offense," said Marrone after Thursday's game.
Feldman allowed six runs on seven hits while striking out just a single batter through 3.2 innings during Thursday's win over the Cubs. He didn't factor into the decision.
The 34-year-old veteran allowed three runs through just four innings to Milwaukee in his return from the disabled list last time out, and this was another abbreviated outing. Feldman allowed five home runs to the Cubs to open the flood gates after being handed a nine-run lead in the second inning. The righty sports a 4.77 ERA, 1.36 WHIP and 7.5 K/9, so it's probably wise to be selective with his matchups and avoid him against daunting opponents in the immediate future. Feldman projects to face the Cubs again in his next start, but this time the game is at Great American Ball Park.
Anderson aggravated his foot injury during pregame warmups Thursday and was subsequently held out of the contest, Sal Capaccio of WGR 550 reports.
This is concerning for the Bills' already shaky secondary depth as Anderson had already spent a large chunk of the preseason on the PUP list with an injured foot. He came off the PUP on Sunday and had resumed practicing, but Anderson tweaked the injury while warming up for Thursday's game against the Eagles. Considering the timing of Anderson's injury just days after being activated, Thursday's injury is unwelcome news.
Lamb went 1-for-4 with a solo home run during Thursday's win over Houston.
Lamb appears to be heating up of late with a five-game hitting streak, and he's now up to 26 homers, 93 RBI and 69 runs with a .266/.371/.535 slash line for the season. He's still sporting a disastrous .599 OPS against southpaws, which is important to note. However, he continues to crush right-handed pitchers and is locked into a juicy fantasy setup in the heart of Arizona's strong lineup.
Streater suffered a toe injury in Thursday's preseason game against the Eagles, Sal Capaccio of WGR 550 in Buffalo reports.
The former Raider had an impressive start to the game Thursday, nabbing both of his targets for 40 yards before being felled by a toe injury. The Bills did not disclose the severity of Streater's issue after the game, so his level of participation in practice in the coming days will be worth monitoring.