With EJ Manuel sidelined with a knee injury and Kevin Kolb's career in question, Leinart was wheeled out for a generous portion of Thursday night's 35-13 preseason loss to the Detroit Lions. A stranger to Buffalo's playbook, he showed no ability to sustain drives. His 3-of-10 passing outing for just 11 yards included two interceptions that helped the Lions mount a 35-3 halftime lead.
"Tough game. Tough situation. No excuses. (Thank) you to the Bills organization!" Leinart wrote Friday, before deleting the tweet.
UPDATE: That's not all out of Buffalo. NFL.com's Ian Rapoport cited a source Friday in reporting that the Bills have cut cornerback Crezdon Butler, who was talked about as a possible replacement for the injured Stephon Gilmore. The Bills also released offensive tackle Zebrie Sanders, their 2012 fifth-round draft pick, per Rapoport. The Bills later announced the release of both players.