NFL free agency rumors: Bills to meet with QB Matt Barkley

The Bills appear likely to add a quarterback.

Buffalo is meeting with free agent Matt Barkley on Wednesday, according to a report from NFL Network. The 28-year-old signal caller last appeared in an NFL game in 2016.

Barkley could serve as the Bills backup quarterback in their game against the Bears on Sunday, the report says.

Barkley was originally selected by the Eagles in the fourth round of the 2013 draft. He has thrown eight touchdowns and 18 interceptions in 11 career games with Philadelphia and the Bears.  

Barkley had been with the Bengals earlier in 2018 but was released in mid-September.

Buffalo rookie quarterback Josh Allen has been sidelined with an elbow injury while veteran Derek Anderson reportedly suffered a concussion in the team’s 25-6 Week 8 loss to the Patriots.

Nathan Peterman is expected to start in the matchup with Chicago. He has registered one touchdown and four interceptions in three appearances this season.