Quarterback Matt Leinart was one of 18 players cut by the Buffalo Bills, setting the stage for Jeff Tuel to become the first undrafted rookie quarterback to start a National Football League season opener.
The Buffalo Bills added a pair of quarterbacks following preseason injuries to Kevin Kolb and E.J. Manuel, signing Matt Leinart as a free agent and acquiring Thaddeus Lewis in a trade with the Detroit Lions.
Quarterback Kevin Kolb was traded by the Philadelphia Eagles to the Arizona Cardinals, who released quarterback Derek Anderson yesterday during the third day of National Football League free-agent negotiations.
The New York Jets continued their offseason makeover, losing a tight end while picking up a running back and someone to block for him on the third full day of the National Football League free-agent period.