The Buffalo Bills had only one healthy quarterback among the three on their roster and, only four days from their final game of the preseason, they took the drastic step Monday of signing a fourth: Keith Wenning.
That gives the Bills two healthy quarterbacks, counting rookie backup Nathan Peterman, for Thursday night's preseason-finale against the Detroit Lions. Starter Tyrod Taylor and third-stringer T.J. Yates each suffered a concussion in last Saturday night's preseason game against the Baltimore Ravens.
The 6-foot-2, 223-pound Wenning has an understanding of the scheme of Bills offensive coordinator Rick Dennison. They were together with the Ravens in 2014, when they made Wenning a sixth-round draft pick from Ball State and Dennison was the Ravens' quarterbacks coach. Taylor was also in Baltimore that year, serving as Joe Flacco's backup.
Wenning was on the Ravens' practice squad in 2014 and was released by them in May, 2015.
He also spent time with the Cincinnati Bengals, who activated him late in the 2016 season, and was also on the New York Giants' practice squad.