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ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Bills coach Doug Marrone says rookie quarterback EJ Manuel will be his starter in opening the season against New England on Sunday.
Marrone made the announcement in a one-sentence release issued by the team Wednesday morning. Manuel is the Bills’ first-round draft pick who has been recovering from a left knee injury sustained in a 20-16 preseason win over Minnesota on Aug. 16.
He missed two weeks before returning to practice on Sunday.
Marrone indicated he wanted to have his starter in place by practice Wednesday.
Had Manuel not been ready, the Bills would have turned to undrafted rookie Jeff Tuel to start.
Manuel, selected 16th overall out of Florida State, was the only quarterback taken in the first round of the draft.
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Buffalo Bills quarterback, E.J. Manuel, returned to practice
on Sunday, reports Kevin
Patra of NFL.com. Manuel has been
sidelined most of the preseason with knee issues and recently had arthroscopic
Manuel’s return was expected after Saturday’s cut down
because the Bills only kept two QBs, Manuel and fellow rookie, Jeff Tuel. The Bills’ other QB, Kevin Kolb...
The Buffalo Bills announced this morning that rookie quarterback E.J. Manuel will get the start in week one against the New England Patriots. The question is at this point, will it matter. Many pundits thought that the Bills really reached to select Manuel in the first round and his performance in the preseason came with mixed reviews. Manuel has the physical tools that NFL teams...
Buffalo Bills first-round draft pick E.J. Manuel reportedly will be ready to start Week 1 of the season despite recently undergoing a knee procedure.
The Buffalo Bills will enter Sunday’s match-up against the New England Patriots as underdogs regardless of who starts.
On Wednesday the Bills announced that it will be first-round draft pick E.J. Manuel under center for the tams first game of the year.
Bills announce that EJ Manuel will start at quarterback against New England on Sunday.
— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) September...
Orchard Park, NY- The EJ Manuel Era has started in Buffalo today at 7:45 when head coach Doug Marrone announced his QB decision to the roster.
EJ Manuel is the starting QB for the #Billshttp://t.co/pigE3VujKL | pic.twitter.com/tKfuKjCe3m
— Buffalo Bills (@buffalobills) September 4, 2013
The Bills must have been please with the progress of recovery after his...
Photo from @buffalobills Buffalo Bills head coach Doug Marrone has announced that rookie E.J. Manuel will be their week one starter after recovering from knee surgery. Doug Marrone announced today that QB EJ Manuel will start Week One against the New England Patriots. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 4, 2013 This isn’t s surprise at all. There have been reports that...
Twenty of the NFL's 32 starting quarterbacks are younger than 30 years old and seven of them were drafted in either 2012 or 2013, so we've become used to seeing green signal callers under center league-wide. However, only two rookies will start in Week 1 this season, and circumstances such as injuries were factors for both EJ Manuel and the Buffalo Bills and Geno Smith and...
I know Bills fans have to be ecstatic. Doug Marrone announced today that QB EJ Manuel will start Week One against the New England Patriots. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 4, 2013
The first quarterback selected in the NFL Draft in April appears set to start the season opener for the Buffalo Bills on Sunday.
According to Peter Schrager of FOXSports.com Bills head coach Doug Marrone is expected to name E.J. Manuel the Bills’ Week 1 starter on Wednesday.
Tuel time is over before it started.
After E.J. Manuel had surgery during the preseason, many thought that he wouldn't be ready in time for the team's season opener against the Patriots.
#Bills announce EJ Manuel will start this Sunday vs Pats, and #Jets announce Geno Smith will start Week 1 vs TB, likely to face Pats Week 2
— Ben Volin (@BenVolin) September...
FOXBORO, Mass. — The Patriots have a tremendous track record against rookie quarterbacks during the Bill Belichick era, which doesn’t bode well for Bills starter EJ Manuel.
Manuel’s NFL debut on Sunday will mark the 18th time a rookie quarterback has started against the Patriots since 2000. In 17 previous starts, rookie quarterbacks have bested the Patriots just four times...
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BY NICK ST. DENISThe New York Jets and Buffalo Bills drafted quarterbacks early. Now, they'll start said quarterbacks early.Just hours after the Bills announced first-round signal-caller E.J. Manuel would get the nod Sunday, the Jets officially named second-rounder Geno Smith their Week 1 starter.Manuel was the obvious choice for Buffalo assuming he was fully-healed from minor...