LIONS INSIDER

Report: Lions trade QB Thaddeus Lewis for LB Chris White

Posted Aug 25, 2013

It was clear Kellen Moore had won the third quarterback job, which made Thaddeus Lewis expendable

It was clear after last Thursday's performance vs. New England that Kellen Moore had won the Detroit Lions' third quarterback job. Moore was 9-of-12 passing for 150 yards with two touchdowns.

That made fourth-string quarterback Thaddeus Lewis expendable, and the Lions traded him to the Bills Sunday for linebacker Chris White, according to a NFL Network report.

White confirmed the news via his Twitter account, saying: "Heading to Detroit! Looking forward to it!"

Both players will have to pass a physical Monday for the trade to become official.

Lewis, who was claimed off waivers by the Lions back in May, had limited playing time through the first three exhibition games. He did lead the team on a 47-yard scoring drive against the Patriots. He was 6 for 8 passing for 60 yards in two appearances in the preseason.

The Lions will receive White (6-3, 238), a third-year outside linebacker. He appeared in 22 games for the Bills the last two seasons, mostly on special teams. White had 11 tackles in 15 games last season.

The Bills have suffered injuries to their top two quarterbacks, E.J. Manuel and Kevin Kolb. The team also signed free agent quarterback Matt Leinhart.

Coincidentally, the Bills and Lions will square off Thursday in the preseason finale for both squads.