Bills coach hopes QB EJ Manuel ready for regular-season opener
Coach Doug Marrone is 'hoping' rookie QB EJ Manuel will be ready for the Bills' season opener vs. the Patriots.
If the Bills' season started today, rookie undrafted free agent Jeff Tuel would be the starting quarterback. First-rounder EJ Manuel is sidelined for the rest of the preseason with a minor knee injury, and veteran Kevin Kolb suffered concussion-like symptoms in Saturday's loss to the Redskins.
In the interim, the team will reportedly work out Matt Leinart and Jeff Beck.
Bills coach Doug Marrone conceded that the quarterback situation is an issue -- "I'm not going to sit here and say everything is fine and dandy, it's a concern." -- but however the depth chart shakes out in the coming days, Marrone hopes that Manuel will be ready in two weeks for the season opener against the Patriots.
“That’s what I’m hoping for,” Marrone said, according to the team's web site. “[Manuel] had the procedure done and he was with us on the field the other day just watching and observing. I think we just have to wait until that period where the doctor looks at him and says, ‘Here’s where we are.’ Because people recover so differently from minor stuff.”
In related news: Jets coach Rex Ryan would love to have any options at QB.
Jones tore his Achilles tendon during Washington's pro day in March
Plus, actors, players, service members, and more will announce picks from other locations
Watson and Trubisky are considered two of the draft's top QB prospects
The former Patriots running back has been sitting on the open market all offseason
Maccagnan's family friends were killed in a domestic violence murder-suicide several years...
Foreman's son died less than two months after he was born