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Top EJ Manuel News

  • E.J. Manuel: Opts for retirement

    Manuel is retiring from football, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

    Manuel signed with Kansas City earlier this offseason to compete with Chad Henne for the backup quarterback job. The 2013 first-round pick has now decided to step away from football, perhaps discouraged by the plethora of quarterbacks on the Chiefs' roster. In addition to Henne and starter Patrick Mahomes, the team currently is carrying Chase Litton and three undrafted rookies. Manuel was cut by Oakland in September and spent the entire 2018 season unsigned.

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  • Chiefs' EJ Manuel: Latches on with Chiefs

    The Chiefs signed Manuel to a contract Friday, Brooke Pryor of The Kansas City Star reports.

    While Manuel has plenty of NFL experience on his resume, not much of it is good. With the Chiefs already rostering Patrick Mahomes and Chad Henne, the 28-year-old signal-caller will likely battle Chase Litton to earn a spot as a third quarterback on the 53-man roster, but the odds may be stacked against him.

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  • EJ Manuel: Works out for 49ers

    Manuel was one of several quarterbacks who worked out for San Francisco on Tuesday, Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

    The 49ers are in need of a quarterback after losing Jimmy Garoppolo for the season with a torn ACL, and Manuel looks to be in the mix for the job. C.J. Beathard is set to take over the starting duties, and he's currently the only healthy quarterback on the roster. Manuel was released by Oakland in early September and has thrown for 20 touchdowns to 16 interceptions since being drafted in 2013.

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  • EJ Manuel: Released by Oakland

    Manuel was released by the Raiders on Saturday, Scott Bair of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

    The Raiders also got rid of Connor Cook, leaving trade acquisition AJ McCarron as the only quarterback behind Derek Carr. It's an odd decision to make just nine days ahead of the season opener, especially given that McCarron may not even be an upgrade on Manuel/Cook.

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  • Raiders' EJ Manuel: Makes excellent case for backup job

    Manuel appears to have beat out Connor Cook for the raiders' backup quarterback job, Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.

    Manuel completed 18 of 22 passes for 255 yards and three touchdowns in Thursday's 30-19 preseason win over Seattle, after Cook suffered through a 6-for-15 meltdown the previous week against Green Bay. Cook stuck around as the third-string quarterback the past two seasons, but Oakland may go with just two QBs this time around.

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  • Raiders' EJ Manuel: Overshadowed in preseason opener

    Manuel completed four of six pass attempts for 46 yards and rushed for five yards on three carries during Friday's preseason win over the Lions.

    Manuel was overshadowed by fellow backup Connor Cook, who completed 11 of 19 pass attempts for 141 yards and a score as three of his five drives at the helm led to points. Cook subsequently earned second-team reps in Monday's practice, but Manuel eventually took Cook's place as the latter struggled with errant throws and a muffed snap in the red zone following his impressive performance Friday, Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports. Manuel and Cook will continue to battle for the primary backup spot behind starter Derek Carr heading into Saturday's preseason game against the Rams, but Manuel has experience on his side.

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  • Raiders' EJ Manuel: Returns to Oakland

    The Raiders re-signed Manuel on Thursday.

    After an injury-plagued four seasons with the Bills, Manuel arrived in Oakland last offseason to serve as Derek Carr's backup. Forced into action in Weeks 4 and 5 when Carr was sidelined due to transverse process fractures in his back, Manuel competed 24 of 43 passes for 265 yards, one touchdown and one interception. The presences of holdover Connor Cook and offseason addition Josh Jackson provide competition for the No. 2 job, but Manuel should have a leg up as the most experienced hand behind Carr.

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  • Raiders' EJ Manuel: Fills in for Carr

    Manuel will start Sunday's game against the Ravens.

    Usual starter Derek Carr suffered a transverse process fracture in his back last week, and he's inactive Sunday. Carr is targeting a Week 6 return to action, so this could be a one-week assignment for Manuel. He's a speculative fantasy play in Week 5, but working in his favor is that the Raiders will welcome starting wideout Michael Crabtree back to their lineup after he missed last Sunday's contest with a chest injury.

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  • Raiders' EJ Manuel: Limited to 26 attempts

    Manuel completed 13 of 26 passes for 159 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 30-17 loss to the Ravens, adding 15 yards on two carries.

    Manuel got off to a strong start and didn't commit any turnovers, but the Oakland defense couldn't hold up its end of the bargain, and an early Jared Cook fumble (returned for a touchdown) certainly didn't help. Derek Carr (back) hopes to be back for Week 6 against the Chargers as Oakland tries to avoid a 2-4 start to the season.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-4, 237 lbs
Birthplace: Virginia Beach, VA, USA
Age: 31
School: Florida State
Experience: 6