Matt Leinart was smart enough to figure out that his time with the Buffalo Bills would be short-lived.

The team cut him Friday and will keep three QBs on the roster: rookie EJ Manuel Kevin Kolb and Jeff Tuel.

Manuel is recovering from minor knee surgery and Kolb is out with a concussion. Tuel will start the Sept. 8 season opener becoming the first undrafted rookie quarterback to start since 1967.

In the fourth and final preseason game against the Detroit Lions Leinart threw two interceptions and completed just three of his 10 pass attempts for a total of 11 yards.