Found August 17, 2013 on Down and Distance:
PLAYERS: E.J. ManuelKevin Kolb
TEAMS: Buffalo Bills
Bills QB EJ Manuel to undergo Knee Surgery (AP Photo) Big news out of Buffalo today as the team announced that their first round pick, QB EJ Manuel will need surgery and will miss at least the remainder of the preseason. This comes as a surprise to many, as it seemed Manuel had taken a step ahead of Kevin Kolb as the starting quarterback after his impressive performance in the teams second preseason game. Manuel was the only quarterback drafted in the first round in April and has taken the majority of the first team reps as Kevin Kolb was out with an injury himself. We’ll have more on this as it becomes available.   Follow us on Twitter @DownandDistance Down and Distance Editor-in-Chief – Justin Arbogast @NFLGuy_SK The post Bills first round QB E.J. Manuel to undergo Knee Surgery appeared first on DOWN & DISTANCE - Presented by Sports-Kings.

Manuel has 'procedure' on left knee

Buffalo quarterback EJ Manuel had what Bills coach Doug Marrone would only call ''a procedure'' on his left knee Sunday morning and will miss the rest of the preseason. Marrone, who declined to characterize the medical attention the quarterback received as anything other than a ''procedure,'' says it was ''very, very minor'' and that...

Bills’ EJ Manuel to undergo ‘minor’ knee surgery, miss remainder of preseason

Buffalo Bills rookie quarterback EJ Manuel was in a heated competition to be the team’s starter Week 1 with veteran signal caller Kevin Kolb. Entering the weekend, it was up in the air who would be under center to open the regular season. However, The Bills announced yesterday that Manuel will undergo “minor” knee surgery, which will sideline him for the remainder of the preseason...

E.J. Manuel with another impressive game

Even though the Bills gave Kevin Kolb the start, it was E.J. Manuel who continued to flourish on Friday night. Kolb had a dreadful night after missing his receivers numerous times.  It’s obvious that he’s not going to win the starting job. Manuel on the other hand finished the night 10-12 for 92 yards and 1 touchdown. It was truly impressive how much Manuel was in control of...

Manuel needs ‘minor knee procedure,’ out for rest of preseason

The Buffalo Bills have announced that rookie quarterback EJ Manuel will need to have “a minor knee procedure” and will miss the rest of the preseason. “EJ Manuel had some swelling in his left knee this morning and was examined by our medical staff” coach Doug Marrone said in a statement released by the team late Saturday afternoon. “An MRI revealed that he will need to...

Manuel done auditioning, stage clear for Kolb

BY NICK ST. DENISE.J. Manuel had been quickly trending toward a Week 1 start thanks to improving play, high upside and the struggles of veteran Kevin Kolb.Manuel's audition is over.The first-round signal-caller out of Florida State had knee surgery Sunday morning. He injured the knee in the team's preseason win over the Minnesota Vikings Friday night.Bills coach Doug Marrone...

Bills a step closer to giving keys to E.J. Manuel

BY NICK ST. DENISThe Buffalo Bills drafted E.J. Manuel to be the quarterback of the (near and long-term) future. The future is looking more and more like now.Manuel has been trending toward an opening day start since the beginning of training camp, and Friday night's preseason game against the Minnesota Vikings certainly didn't impede. The first-round rookie stepped in in...

Sources: Bills' Manuel out 2 to 4 weeks

Buffalo Bills rookie quarterback EJ Manuel had a successful minor surgical procedure on his left knee early Sunday morning, sources tell FOX Sports. Manuel, who was selected 16th overall in last April's NFL Draft, will not be need crutches and is expected to return to the playing field in 2 to 4 weeks, according to the sources. Manuel was injured during the Bills' 20-16...

Second Take with Brad Gelber- How KneeJ Manuel Broke The Internet

  Remember last week when I wrote about hating preseason football? Yea, this is precisely why. While the Buffalo Bills escaped Week 1 of their preseason unscathed, in Week 2 they weren’t so lucky… I was driving home yesterday when I got a notification on my phone that said “EJ Manuel to miss final two games of the preseason due to knee injury.” The game the...

Manuel leads Bills to 20-16 preseason win over Vikings

Kevin Kolb did not make a bold statement in the battle for starting quarterback and the Buffalo Bills’ defense looked good in Friday night’s exhibition against the Minnesota Vikings. Kolb managed to engineer just four first downs in five series against the Vikings’ defensive starters. On the last two drives of the first half against Minnesota’s second-stringers Kolb drove...

EJ Manuel pulling away from Kevin Kolb in QB competition

The Buffalo Bills entered training camp with E.J. Manuel and Kevin Kolb competing for the starting quarterback job. Kolb, who was signed by the team in the offseason, seemed like the leader to start Week 1 because of his experience. But through two preseason games, it’s looking more and more like Manuel will open the […]
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