(8-28-17) Sometimes it helps to just know someone in the NFL, QB Keith Wenning spent the 2014 season in Baltimore with Bills OC Rick Dennison as his QB coach. With both Tyrod Taylor and T.J. Yates dealing with concussions and just one healthy quarterback in rookie Nate Peterman, the Bills had to act quickly to add to the position. Wenning, 26, signed and will be added to the the team’s 90-man roster.
The 6-3, 225-pound QB is a former sixth-round pick of the Baltimore Ravens in 2014. It was there that he was coached by Bills offensive coordinator Rick Dennison, who was the Ravens quarterbacks coach at the time.
Wenning did not make the roster, but served the entire 2014 season on Baltimore’s practice squad, so he’s relatively familiar with Buffalo’s offensive scheme.
He spent most of the 2015 season on Cincinnati’s practice squad before a late season call up to the active roster when Andy Dalton broke his thumb in mid-December that year.
At the end of the 2016 season he was signed to the New York Giants practice squad and was subsequently signed by the club as a reserve/future free agent. The Giants released him this past May.
The Ball State product holds school records for passing touchdowns (92) as well as pass attempts, completions and passing yards (11,402). Wenning played one season at QB for Coach John Reed at Coldwater.
Wenning is expected to play in Buffalo’s preseason finale against Detroit on Thursday.