Jeff Tuel ready to go for Bills … if needed

Bills believe in Tuel: If you’re the team that is becoming the first to start an undrafted rookie quarterback in Week 1 for the first time since 1950, the general assumption is that things have gone awfully wrong. However, Buffalo Bills general manager Doug Whaley is taking a different stance with Jeff Tuel. The GM expressed confidence in the man from Washington State. Of course, a lot of that could be bluster. What’s more, if EJ Manuel is able to recover in time from knee surgery, Tuel might not get his moment in the sun. Either way, Manuel is the only draftable QB on the Buffalo roster — and even that isn’t until the late rounds.

Panthers place Stewart on PUP list: The Carolina Panthers — like lots of fantasy football owners — have been watching and waiting for an answer on injured running back Jonathan Stewart. The veteran back plans to met with doctors Tuesday and the end result was a trip to the PUP list. That means he won’t be available for the first six weeks of the season. Cue up the DeAngelo Williams show in the Panthers backfield.

Floyd back at practice: After an injury scare a couple of weeks ago, Chargers receiver Malcom Floyd returned to practice Monday. The wideout suffered a knee strain after a collision in practice. Last season, Floyd was the most-targeted receiver on San Diego’s roster and could benefit in new coach Mike McCoy’s offense, especially after Danario Alexander was lost for the season with a torn ACL.

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