Coach Doug Marrone told reporters Wednesday that quarterback Thad Lewis will start Sunday against the Miami Dolphins after rookie E.J. Manuel was limited in practice with the knee sprain he suffered in Week 15.
Marrone cited Manuel's decreased mobility after the knee swelled up Tuesday. The Bills tweeted that Manuel won't be active in any capacity Sunday but hopes to return in time for Buffalo's season finale.
This news makes the Dolphins defense a more appealing play since Manuel was a bit better at protecting the ball than was Lewis (though Manuel had struggled on that front in recent weeks).