Buffalo Bills place Kevin Kolb on season-ending injured reserve

Kevin Kolb #4 of the Buffalo Bills throws against the Minnesota Vikings at Ralph Wilson Stadium on August 16, 2013
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The Buffalo Bills place quarterback Kevin Kolb on season-ending injured reserve along with wide receiver Brad Smith and running back Drew Smith.

The Buffalo Bills have placed quarterback Kevin Kolb on injured reserve ending his season.

Kolb suffered a concussion in the Bills' pre-season clash against the Washington Redskins and did not return to practice in the days after the game.

The 29-year-old has a history of concussion dating back to his days at the Philadelphia Eagles and the Arizona Cardinals, and it is feared that this recurrence could end his career.

Doug Marrone's side are expected to start with undrafted rookie quarterback Jeff Tuel in week one against the New England Patriots, as knee surgery will reportedly keep first-round pick EJ Manuel out of the game.

Buffalo also placed wide receiver Brad Smith and running back Drew Smith on injured reserve.

Buffalo Bills head coach Doug Marrone watches his team during the game against Minnesota Vikings on August 16, 2013
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