Former WSU QB Tuel to start for Buffalo in Week 1

Former WSU QB Tuel to start for Buffalo in Week 1

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Quarterback Jeff Tuel #8 of the Buffalo Bills throws to a receiver against the Washington Redskins in the fourth quarter during a preseason game at FedExField on August 24, 2013 in Landover, Maryland. The Washington Redskins won, 30-7.

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by KING 5 News

KREM.com

Posted on August 26, 2013 at 12:04 PM

Updated Monday, Aug 26 at 12:04 PM

Former WSU quarterback Jeff Tuel is likely to start the Buffalo Bills' season opener, coach Doug Marrone said.

With the start, Tuel would become the first undrafted rookie quarterback to start a season opener in the common draft era, ESPN reported.

The Bills' two other quarterbacks are sidelined with injuries. Kevin Kolb sustained a concussion in a preseason game against the Washington Redskins and EJ Manuel had a minor procedure on his left knee.

Tuel's strongest season at WSU was his sophomore year, when he started all 12 games and threw for 2,780 yards with 18 touchdowns and 12 interceptions. He was an all-Pac-10 honorable mention.

The following year, 2011, he struggled with injuries. Last year, he and Matt Halliday shared duties in Coach Mike Leach's Air Raid offense.

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