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.
Houston Texans quarterback Matt Leinart will miss the rest of the National Football League season with a fractured collarbone, leaving the team with third stringer T.J. Yates at starter as it seeks to make the playoffs for the first time.
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.
Mark Sanchez threw a career-high four touchdown passes as the New York Jets beat the Buffalo Bills 28-24 to end a two-game losing streak and avoid losing ground in the National Football League’s playoff race.