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EJ Manuel - knee injury

Postby stomperrob » Sat Aug 17, 2013 3:39 pm

Hopefully it's as minor as they say

Manuel needs ‘minor knee procedure,’ out for rest of preseason
on August 17, 2013 - 4:18 PM
updated August 17, 2013 at 4:21 PM

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 have a minor knee procedure and that has been scheduled. He will miss the remainder of the preseason and then be re-evaluated at that time. Kevin Kolb will be our starting quarterback for this weekend’s game at Washington. Additionally, wide receiver Kevin Elliott has a torn ACL and will miss the remainder of the season.”

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Re: EJ Manuel - knee injury

Postby stomperrob » Tue Aug 27, 2013 2:57 pm

Yikes!!!

Tuel is the Bills’ starter – for now
By Jay Skurski | News Sports Reporter | @JaySkurski
on August 26, 2013 - 12:01 AM, updated August 27, 2013 at 1:38 AM


Just 10 days ago, the suggestion would have called for an immediate blood-alcohol test.

But it’s true: The Buffalo Bills are planning to start Week One against the mighty New England Patriots with undrafted free agent Jeff Tuel as their quarterback.

Coach Doug Marrone made that announcement Monday as part of a dizzying day of developments at One Bills Drive.

“I don’t know if I’d use the word crazy, but I would say a little bit of adversity, for sure,” Marrone said of his quarterback depth chart. “Right now, we’re planning on Jeff Tuel playing the first game.”

The Bills find themselves in this situation after rookie first-round draft pick EJ Manuel had minor knee surgery last week and veteran Kevin Kolb suffered a concussion Saturday in the preseason game at Washington.

That necessitated the team’s acquisition Sunday of veteran Matt Leinart via free agency and Thaddeus Lewis via a trade with Detroit. They participated in their first practice with the Bills on Monday and are expected to make their debut in Buffalo uniforms Thursday in the preseason finale against the Lions at Ralph Wilson Stadium.

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more: http://www.buffalonews.com/sports/tuel- ... w-20130826

It is still possible Manuel could be ready for Week 1
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Re: EJ Manuel - knee injury

Postby stomperrob » Tue Aug 27, 2013 3:00 pm

Coach Doug Marrone told reporters Monday the Bills are currently planning to start UDFA QB Jeff Tuel in Week 1 against the Patriots.
Tuel would be the first undrafted rookie quarterback to ever start a season opener. Ever. Marrone is still "hoping" E.J. Manuel (knee scope) will play, but the Bills would be smart to avoid rushing their franchise-quarterback hopeful's recovery. A Washington State product, Tuel played in Mike Leach's pass-happy spread offense and showed "very little arm strength" on college film, according to ex-NFL scout Russ Lande. Expect C.J. Spiller to pile up carries against New England, even if when Buffalo falls behind. Aug 26 - 12:33 PM
Source: Tim Graham on Twitte

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