Thadlewis

Thad Lewis, 25, joined the Bills in a trade with the Detroit Lions just before the regular season. (Mark Mulville/News file photo)

The Buffalo Bills are staying in-house to fill the quarterback void created by EJ Manuel's injury in Week Five.

Coach Doug Marrone started his weekly segment with WGR 550 this morning by announcing that quarterback Thad Lewis will be promoted from the practice squad and will start Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals in Week Six.

Lewis leapfrogs undrafted rookie free agent Jeff Tuel on the depth chart. Tuel went just 8 of 20 for 80 yards and threw the game-deciding pick six in relief of Manuel during a 37-24 loss to the Cleveland Browns last Thursday.

Lewis, 25, joined the Bills in a trade with the Detroit Lions just before the regular season. He did not make the 53-man roster, but was added to the team's practice squad.

Lewis has one career start -- with the Browns in 2012. In that situation, he was also promoted from the practice squad to start.

Marrone will address the media at 1 p.m., and will have more on the decision then.

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