It was clear after last Thursday's performance vs. New England that
That made fourth-string quarterback
White confirmed the news via his Twitter account, saying: "Heading to Detroit! Looking forward to it!"
Heading to Detroit! Looking forward to it!— Chris White (@CWhite51) August 26, 2013
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.