REDSKINS 30, BILLS 7
LANDOVER, Md. -- Kevin Kolb left the game with concussion-like symptoms, leaving the Buffalo Bills with an undrafted rookie as their only healthy quarterback.
Even a rookie NFL head coach can figure out what to do next.
"I think we'll be looking at bringing some quarterbacks in," coach Doug Marrone said.
That's right. There's a team even more quarterback-depleted this preseason than the Washington Redskins, who are making do without Robert Griffin III and Kirk Cousins.
Third-stringer Rex Grossman threw for 171 yards as the Redskins beat the Bills 30-7 Saturday, but nearly all of the focus was on the players who either left early or didn't play at all.
Kolb was hurt in the first quarter after he was kneed in the back of the helmet at the end of an 8-yard scramble. He remained in the game for four more plays until the drive ended with a 2-yard touchdown run by C.J. Spiller.
With first-round pick EJ Manuel nursing a knee injury, Kolb's departure left Jeff Tuel from Washington State as the last Bills QB standing. He completed 10-of-17 passes for 63 yards. If Tuel had gone down, Marrone said he would have put either receiver Brad Smith or running back Fred Jackson under center.
Kolb regained the inside track in Buffalo's quarterback competition after Manuel hurt his left knee in the Bills' previous game. Manuel was ruled out for the rest of the preseason, and Kolb's status will be in question given his history with concussions.
Kolb lost the Eagles' starting job in 2010 when he was sidelined by a concussion in the season opener. He spent the past two seasons in Arizona, where he failed to secure the starting job because of an assortment of injuries, including a concussion in 2011.
Marrone didn't have an update on Kolb's injury.
"It is a concern," Marrone said. "I'm not going to sit here and say everything's fine and dandy."
While the Redskins won't utter "fine and dandy" until Griffin is back, they certainly have a better backup-to-the-backup plan than the Bills. Grossman, entering his 10th season and a one-time Super Bowl starter with the Chicago Bears, completed 11-of-21 passes, including a 7-yard touchdown to former Mount Union star Pierre Garcon.
There was one major setback for the Redskins: Punt returner Richard Crawford hurt his left knee and is out for the season.
BUCCANEERS 17, DOLPHINS 16
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. -- The Miami Dolphins' red zone offense took plenty of snaps Saturday night -- and finally produced a touchdown.
The first-team offense scored its only TD just before halftime on its 17th play inside the Tampa Bay 20, but the Buccaneers scored with 1:03 left in the game to win 17-16.
Miami's starters netted 180 yards playing the entire first half, their most extensive outing in four exhibition games. Ryan Tannehil went 17-for-27 for 150 yards and a 4-yard score to Brandon Gibson with 10 seconds left in the half for a 13-10 lead.
Miami fell to 1-3 with one exhibition game left.
The Buccaneers improved to 1-2, but their first-team offense sputtered again.