Lewis, the team's starter for the last three weeks, was listed as doubtful on Friday's injury report. Coach Doug Marrone told reporters that the quarterback situation is uncertain. Lewis was seen returning to practice Friday, but he reportedly was not throwing the ball like the rest of the team's quarterbacks.
Marrone said Lewis might be put through workouts Friday or Saturday to gauge his readiness for the game, but the "doubtful" tag says it all. It sounds like undrafted rookie Jeff Tuel is the most likely option to start, although veteran Matt Flynn also might get a surprise call against the Kansas City Chiefs.
Here is the other injury report news you need to know from Week 9:
- Houston Texans running backs Ben Tate (ribs) and Arian Foster (hamstring) both practiced again Friday. Coach Gary Kubiak said Tate will be ready to go against the Indianapolis Colts and Foster will be a game-time decision, per the Houston Chronicle. Foster is questionable. Tate said the pain in his four cracked ribs has gotten to a tolerable level in which he can play through discomfort.
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