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        === Bills' Tuel to start Week 1; CB Gilmore out 6-to-8 weeks ===
 
 Orchard  Park,  NY (Sports  Network) -  With quarterbacks  EJ Manuel and Kevin
 Kolb  sidelined  by injuries,  Buffalo  Bills  head  coach Doug  Marrone  said
 undrafted  rookie  Jeff Tuel  will start  Week 1 under  center against the New
 England Patriots.
 
 Marrone  also confirmed that starting cornerback Stephon Gilmore will miss the
 next  6-to-8 weeks with a fractured wrist that will require surgery, capping a
 trying  week that  has seen Manuel's preseason  cut short due to a knee injury
 and Kolb's career called into question after sustaining another concussion.
 
 Manuel,  the  16th overall pick  in April's draft,  sustained a knee injury in
 Buffalo's  second preseason  game that  required surgery,  leaving his  status
 uncertain for the season-opener.
 
 Kolb took a knee to the back of his head on a scramble in the first quarter of
 Buffalo's loss to Washington and was suffering from concussion-like symptoms.
 
 Marrone  confirmed that  Kolb suffered a concussion, but said that speculation
 on  it  being a threat  to the seventh-year  quarterback's career did not come
 from Kolb and that he is focused on recovery first.
 
 The  Bills brought  in veteran signal-caller Matt Leinart on Sunday to address
 their  quarterback issues,  but Tuel,  an undrafted  rookie out  of Washington
 State, will apparently be under center when the season starts on Sept. 8.
 
 "I've  been  preparing to be the  starter since the beginning. It can happen,"
 Tuel said.
 
 Gilmore,  the 10th  overall pick in the 2012 draft, sustained the wrist injury
 in the first half of Saturday's loss at Washington when he was making a tackle
 on Redskins wideout Aldrick Robinson.
 
 Gilmore started all 16 games for the Bills last season, racking up 61 tackles,
 one interception and 16 passes defensed.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 08/26 13:12:42 ET