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3 EJ Manuel QB

Buffalo Bills

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Bills EJ Manuel working with Steve DeBerg on throwing motion
by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

Bills quarterback EJ Manuel is happy to get a fresh start with new coach Rex Ryan. 

"I think God works in mysterious ways," he said, per the Buffalo News. "I’m excited with the coach we have now. I think he’s built a great staff around him. Offensively, I know we have some great guys."

"That’s all I want for myself," Manuel said of the quarterback competition. "I just want to be able to compete, let it be open, and at the end of the day the best man will play."

Manuel spent part of the offseason working on his throwing motion with Steve DeBerg. "We studied a bunch of elite passers in the game, and they all throw the ball, not necessarily the same exact way, but certain types of ways," Manuel said. "I’ve been working on that since January and I think I have it down now."

He also spent time working out with Bills WR Chris Hogan

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Bills' Rex Ryan not ready to 'throw out' EJ Manuel
by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

New Bills coach Rex Ryan brought in veteran quarterbacks Matt Cassel and Tyrod Taylor in the offseason, but that doesn't mean he's ready to give up on EJ Manuel

"And then EJ. Let's not just throw him out after two years. Aaron Rodgers never took a snap for three years. So let's see where Manuel's going to be," Ryan said, per the Buffalo News.

Ryan plans to have a quarterback competition during OTAs and training camp. 

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Bills HC Rex Ryan says QB competition to be open
by Dave Peters | CBSSports.com

Bills head coach Rex Ryan has options at the quarterback spot going into the 2015 season. There will be competition for the starting spot this offseason.

“It’s going to be open,” Ryan told WGR radio, via the team’s official website.  “It’s a competition and whoever earns the job will be the guy that’s out there.”

The Bills currently have four quarterbacks on their roster including Matt Cassel, EJ Manuel, Tyrod Taylor and Jeff Tuel. Ryan brokedown what each signal caller brings to the table.

“We have some talented guys and we’ll see what happens,” Ryan said.  “You bring in a veteran like Matt Cassel.  He’s done some pretty good things in this league.  He’s got that veteran presence about him.  With EJ back there just going into his third year I really believe EJ is going to improve with his fundamentals having [quarterbacks coach] David Lee here.  I love the fact that he’s a gym rat and he’s smart.  With our offense being multiple we’ll be able to get out of bad plays, so the mental part of it all of the quarterbacks we have should be able to handle that.

“With Taylor that’s going to be a young man, he’s probably the fastest quarterback in the league,” Ryan said.  “He’s explosive running the zone reads, and we’ll see where he’s at.  Then Tuel.  We’ve got guys there to work with.  That’ll be the important thing.  There will be competition, but a person has to earn the job.  It hasn’t been handed to somebody.”

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Bills QB Tyrod Taylor in three-way battle to start
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor turned down more money in free agency to join the Bills, where he'll have the opportunity to compete for a starting job, NFL.com reports.

"There is going to be a competition," Taylor said. "No one is really ahead of the other guy right now. They're looking forward to us coming in and pushing each other to make this team better."

The Bills view Taylor as a zone-read possibility similar to the role 2013 first-round pick EJ Manuel was supposed to fill. Head coach Rex Ryan actually indicated he tried to acquire Taylor during his previous job.

"I actually tried to trade for (Taylor) when I was with the Jets," Ryan told CJCL in Toronto. "If he's not the fastest quarterback in the league, he's certainly up there with them. He's got great run skills. I'm not gonna say he's Russell Wilson, but he's got a little of that in him, where he's able to run zone-reads and pull the ball down and be effective."

Taylor, Manuel and offseason acquisition Matt Cassel are set to compete for the team's starting quarterback job heading into the 2015 season.

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QB Matt Cassel: 'The foot feels great right now'
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com

New Bills quarterback Matt Cassel told the team's website he expects to participate fully when offseason practices begin. Playing for Minnesota last year, Cassel fractured bones in his foot Week 3, an injury that required surgery.

"The foot feels great right now,” Cassel said. “Everything has been going well with all my rehab up to this point and it was a severe foot injury at that point. I’m at about 22 weeks removed from the injury so I feel great. I’m doing exercises. I’ve been dropping back and throwing and everything else, and running so I feel good to go.”

Cassel will compete with EJ Manuel for the starting job.

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Schedule
Passing
YearTeamGGSAttCompPctYdsYPALgTDIntTkld20+40+Rate
2013Buffalo Bills101030618058.819726.444511928/15928477.7
2014Buffalo Bills541317658.08386.4080536/4413180.3
TOTAL151443725658.628106.4380161234/20341578.5
Rushing
YearTeamGGSAttYdsAvgLgTD20+1st
2013Buffalo Bills1010531863.5192014
2014Buffalo Bills5416523.38102
TOTAL1514692383.4193016
Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2013Buffalo Bills1022.000000.0000
2014Buffalo Bills500.000000.0000
TOTAL1522.000000.0000
Fumbles
YearTeamGFumLostFum ForcedOwn RecOpp RecYdsTot RecTD
2013Buffalo Bills1063020020
2014Buffalo Bills510010010
TOTAL1573030030
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-4/237
Birthdate:
3/19/1990
Age:
25
Hometown:
Virginia Beach, VA, USA
School:
Florida State
NFL Experience:
3
Awards:
2016 Super Bowl
Super Bowl
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2016 Super Bowl
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