Play Fantasy Use your Fantasy skills to win Cash Prizes. Join or start a league today. Play Now
  • My Scores
  • Golf
  • NCAA FB
  • NHL
  • MLB
  • NFL

Report: EJ Manuel ready, expected to start for Bills in Week 1

By Josh Katzowitz | NFL Writer

Reportedly, E.J. Manuel is ready to go. (USATSI)
Reportedly, EJ Manuel is ready to go. (USATSI)

Only a week after the high of believing that undrafted free-agent rookie Jeff Tuel could start for the Bills at quarterback, it looks like we have a reality check.

First-round draft pick EJ Manuel, who has been out after minor knee surgery, is "healthy and ready to go for Week 1," and Bills coach Doug Marrone is expected to name him the starting quarterback Wednesday, according to Foxsports.com.

It's probably a good move for Buffalo if Manuel is healthy enough, especially considering Manuel was on his way to beating out Kevin Kolb for the No. 1 job before Kolb suffered another concussion and considering Tuel struggled last year for a downtrodden Washington State squad.



Manuel and Tuel have been sharing reps at practice this week, and it seemed as though Manuel was getting healthier.

"It's tough because it's the coach's decision, and a lot of it is on EJ and how he's feeling as well," Tuel said earlier this week. ”It's not so much in my hands; I'm just doing what I can control and doing the best to my abilities. I'll just leave it at that, leave it in coach's hands."

Follow Josh Katzowitz on Google+

CBSSports Facebook Google Plus
COMMENTS
Conversation powered by Livefyre
NEVER MISS A MOCK DRAFT
Sign up to our newsletter and find out who your team could be picking
 

nfl Video

September 30, 2014
Ray Lewis was seconds away from becoming a Green Bay Packer (4:39)
1 September 30, 2014
La Canfora on Dennis Allen firing
(4:01)
2 September 30, 2014
Vikings at Packers preview
(2:09)
3 September 30, 2014
Deion Sanders calls 49ers locker room 'toxic'
(2:24)

Latest

Most Popular

CBSSports.com Shop

Mens Baltimore Orioles Majestic Charcoal 2014 AL East Division Champions Locker Room T-Shirt

MLB Division Champs Gear
Get your team today
Shop Now