Five and a half weeks after injuring his right knee, Bills quarterback EJ Manuel is set to return. Buffalo coach Doug Marrone said on Thursday that 'barring any setbacks' Manuel will be the Bills starter on Sunday in Pittsburgh.
"EJ coming back today wasn't sore or anything and that's what we were waiting for," Marrone said on Thursday, via the Bills official website. "He took the majority of snaps in practice, so barring any setbacks, I'm planning on him going."
"It felt pretty good," Manuel said of his knee, following Wednesday's practice. "I was able to get out there with the one's for a lot of reps and it felt good. I definitely feel like I can go, I feel confident going into Sunday. I was pushing off on it fine, and running around making plays. I expect to go back in and make plays."
Making plays against the Steelers won't be easy, at least it usually isn't for rookie quarterbacks. Since 2004, Pittsburgh is an NFL-best 16-2 against teams with a rookie quarterback under center.