With QB Tyrod Taylor starting for #Bills in Week 1, expect that either Matt Cassel or EJ Manuel will not be on Buffalo’s roster by then.
Rex Ryan has named EJ Manuel the starter for Saturday's game against Pittsburgh. pic.twitter.com/vhDv6Ve8LQ
Sportsnaut "Ever since being drafted by the Buffalo Bills in 2013, quarterback E.J. Manuel has struggled to live up to the expectations of a first-round draft pick. That he’s been taking reps with the third-string players is a clear sign the young quarterback’s future in Buffalo could be in jeopardy...." August 18
SB Nation "The Buffalo Bills have a three-man competition for the starting quarterback role, but it's quickly turning into a two-man race between Matt Cassel and Tyrod Taylor while EJ Manuel continues to fall behind the pack. According to Sal Capaccio of WGR 550 in Buffalo, Manuel is losing ground on the..." August 14
Scout "Ronde Barber spent 16 seasons watching NFL quarterbacks in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers secondary. Now retired, Barber spent time watching the Buccaneers’ top overall pick Jameis Winston during offseason practices. Barber appeared on CBS Sports Radio to discuss Winston and called the rookie..." July 08
Pro Football Talk "Despite a perception that the quarterback competition in Buffalo is a two-man race between Matt Cassel and EJ Manuel, Tyrod Taylor is getting every opportunity to win the job. Taylor, who spent the last four years as Joe Flacco’s backup in Baltimore before signing with Buffalo this year, says..." June 20
NFL.com "While we still expect Matt Cassel to open the season as Buffalo's starting quarterback, it was third-year passer EJ Manuel who went out of his way this week to gush over a "sweet" Bills offense. "I just think the dynamics that we have and the personnel that we have, you look at the receivers,..." May 13
Sportsnaut "The Buffalo Bills seem to be thriving under new head coach Rex Ryan. With fresh leadership in town, the team is pumped, and wide receiver Sammy Watkins appears to be especially supportive of third-year quarterback E.J. Manuel. Though Watkins is on the mend following offseason hip surgery, he’s..." April 16
NFL.com "Rex Ryan previously said the Buffalo Bills will explore all avenues to resolve their quarterback quandary. In his introductory news conference on Tuesday, new offensive coordinator Greg Roman said he's still going through the tape on the two signal-callers on their roster: EJ Manuel and Jeff..." January 28
Buffalo News "It shouldn’t come as any surprise that Buffalo Bills General Manager Doug Whaley hasn’t given up on quarterback EJ Manuel. Whaley acknowledged that he was part of an organizational decision to make Manuel the 13th overall pick of the 2013 draft, telling reporters during the Dec. 29..." January 07
NFL.com "It's rare to see an organization throw in the towel on a first-round quarterback before 16 NFL starts. That appears to be exactly what the Buffalo Bills are doing with EJ Manuel. Although his team was eliminated from playoff contention this week, coach Doug Marrone has no intention of..." December 24
NFL.com "The Bills have a five percent chance of making the playoffs, according to Football Outsiders' DVOA Odds, but that isn't stopping head coach Doug Marrone from playing Kyle Orton at quarterback. The prevailing theory would be to let rookie EJ Manuel take his lumps for the remaining four games and..." December 11
EJ Manuel on getting benched: "I think it's about the team. The team is bigger than I am."
NFL.com "The Kyle Orton era has begun in Buffalo, and Bills players already see the difference with the veteran passer running the show. "We just had a different approach to practice," wide receiver Sammy Watkins said, according to ESPN.com. "(Orton) demands what he wants out of us. He's more of a..." October 02
Pro Football Talk "The Bills didn’t wait long to pull the rip-cord on the parachute that is Kyle Orton. Bills coach Doug Marrone announced today that he was benching second-year starter E.J. Manuel, and making Orton his starting quarterback. “We can’t keep going in the direction that we’re going,” Marrone..." September 30
Buffalo News "At the close of Sunday’s postgame news conference, Bills coach Doug Marrone was asked a simple, if somewhat leading, question: How does a coaching staff go about fixing a quarterback’s accuracy issues in-season? “Um, he was 18 for 25, right?” Marrone said, glancing at his stat sheet. “You’re..." September 22
ESPN "Fantex, a brokerage firm based in San Francisco, soon will begin a campaign to sell shares of Buffalo Bills quarterback EJ Manuel on the stock market. Manuel signed a "brand contract" with the company in February, becoming one of the first athletes to receive an up-front payment from the firm..." May 01
Buffalo Bills News "Bills running back Fred Jackson today expressed his faith in quarterback EJ Manuel. "I think he's going to be the guy that we need to be, it's just about keeping him healthy and getting him more reps," Jackson said, speaking with a small group of reporters at the Super Bowl XLVIII media center...." February 03
ESPN "Buffalo Bills coach Doug Marrone informed quarterback EJ Manuel that he will remain the starter next season despite lingering questions about the rookie's durability and uneven development. Manuel, the Bills' first-round draft pick last April, missed six games this season after suffering three..." December 30
Doug Marrone: #Bills QB EJ Manuel (knee) did not progress as needed. Thad Lewis will start at QB vs. Patriots.
Stevie Johnson and Aaron Williams are the only two #Bills not on the practice field by my count. EJ Manuel is out here, as expected
Buffalo Rumblings "EJ Manuel returned to practice for the Buffalo Bills on Tuesday, but his status for Sunday's season finale in New England remains unclear. Buffalo Bills quarterback E.J. Manuel returned to practice on Tuesday as the team began preparations for their regular season finale on Sunday in New..." December 24
Buffalo News "EJ Manuel’s most recent knee injury is cause for concern, but not a reason to give up on him. At least that’s the opinion of Stephania Bell, a physical therapist and board-certified orthopedic clinical specialist who serves as ESPN’s injury expert. Manuel, the Buffalo Bills’ rookie franchise..." December 20
Bills HC Doug Marrone said QB Thad Lewis will start Sunday vs. Miami due to EJ Manuel's knee injury.
Buffalo News "EJ Manuel saw almost nothing but black and gold when he dropped back to pass on Sunday. The Buffalo Bills’ rookie quarterback was no match for coaching wizard Dick LeBeau and the Pittsburgh Steelers’ defense. The Bills’ 23-10 loss to the Steelers was Manuel’s worst showing in six starts..." November 11
Buffalo News "The Buffalo Bills’ offense is counting on getting back to Plan A on Sunday in Pittsburgh. The return of rookie quarterback EJ Manuel to full practice Wednesday gives the offense an injection of talent and – the Bills hope – stability after four weeks of scrambling to fill the most important..." November 08
ESPN "After being sidelined for more than a month with a sprained LCL, Buffalo Bills quarterback EJ Manuel is expected to start Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Manuel, who returned to practice Wednesday, was again a full participant Thursday. "EJ wasn't sore or anything yesterday. That was..." November 07
.@RussBrandon on EJ Manuel: "Unless he has a setback, he should be ready to go on Sunday"
EJ Manuel says he's been cleared to practice. Decision to play up to Marrone, he says
EJ Manuel's rehab from knee injury going well with no setbacks, source tells me. Should be ready to play in a couple of weeks @buffalobills
BuffaloBills.com "He’s not expected to be available for the Bills game Sunday against the Chiefs, but EJ Manuel is participating is practice. Manuel is participating in individual position drills. We’ll get an official designation on his participation post practice" October 30
Fred Jackson returns to start of Thursday practice. Spiller also participating early in session. No sign of Lawson or Manuel.
BuffaloBills.com "It wasn’t an official timetable by any means but Bills President and CEO Russ Brandon did hint at a loose period of time when Manuel might be able to return from his knee injury. “He’s here constantly going through the rehab process with our training staff” said Brandon in his weekly appearance..." October 16
Marrone says Manuel will return in 4-6 weeks barring setbacks
Buffalo News "In an echo of preseason the Buffalo Bills once again need to go about replacing EJ Manuel in their lineup. How they do it this time however could be much different. Manuel – the Bills’ franchise quarterback – will miss at least “a few weeks” according to coach Doug Marrone after suffering a..." October 05
#Bills QB EJ Manuel has a LCL injury and will be out for a few weeks but they expect him back.
ESPN "Injuries knocked both starting quarterbacks out of Thursday night's game between the Buffalo Bills and Cleveland Browns. Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer suffered a right knee injury less than five minutes into Thursday's game and was later ruled out for the rest of the game. Bills quarterback EJ..." October 04
New York Post "Jets coach Rex Ryan was asked Wednesday about any lessons he may have learned about managing a rookie quarterback now that he is going through it for a second time as a head coach. “Yeah play great defense” Ryan joked. This week that will have to apply to both teams in the Jets-Bills..." September 19
Pro Football Talk "The first quarterback selected in the NFL Draft in April appears set to start the season opener for the Buffalo Bills on Sunday. According to Peter Schrager of FOXSports.com Bills head coach Doug Marrone is expected to name E.J. Manuel the Bills’ Week 1 starter on Wednesday." September 04
Bills announced QB E.J. Manuel returned to practice today.
Buffalo Low Down "As the time has come and gone for teams to reach that 53 man mark now is time for teams to monitor that waiver wire. With the Bills releasing Thad Lewis it tells me EJ has to be ready right? With only Jeff Tuel left on the roster I don’t think Lewis would have been cut if he wasn’t. The only..." September 01
E.J. Manuel's "minor" left knee surgery was to remove some floating or loose meniscus source said.
Buffalo News "The Buffalo Bills will hold five full practices between now and their season opener Sept. 8 against the New England Patriots. For rookie quarterback EJ Manuel to start in that game it’s likely he’ll need to participate fully in a minimum of three of those. On Tuesday coach Doug Marrone..." August 29
Buffalo Rumblings "EJ Manuel's surgery is complete and was successful. Doug Marrone believes he'll be day to day after the preseason concludes while a FOXSports.com report says he's been given a 2-4 week timetable. Buffalo Bills quarterback EJ Manuel had successful surgery on his injured left knee on Sunday..." August 19
Buffalo News "The Buffalo Bills have announced that rookie quarterback EJ Manuel will need to have “a minor knee procedure” and will miss the rest of the preseason. “EJ Manuel had some swelling in his left knee this morning and was examined by our medical staff” coach Doug Marrone said in a statement..." August 18
Buffalo News "Kevin Kolb did not make a bold statement in the battle for starting quarterback and the Buffalo Bills’ defense looked good in Friday night’s exhibition against the Minnesota Vikings. Kolb managed to engineer just four first downs in five series against the Vikings’ defensive starters. On the..." August 17
Buffalo Low Down "After what I consider a very successful draft Doug Marrone and Nathaniel Hackett have some decisions to make. Every one is making Kevin Kolb’s freak knee injury out to be a major reason as to why this is now a very one-sided race for the starting quarterback position for the Bills but I..." August 16
Toronto Star "The first quarter was rather ho-hum for EJ Manuel in his NFL debut for the Bills against the Colts in Indianapolis Sunday. Come the second quarter that all changed as Manuel settled in and executed with consistency as the Bills turned an early deficit into a rout in a 44-20 victory for Doug..." August 11
Buffalo Rumblings "It's not clear how much he'll play but EJ Manuel's preseason NFL debut will be as the starting quarterback of the Buffalo Bills. Following a Friday evening training camp practice at St. John Fisher College Buffalo Bills head coach Doug Marrone confirmed the expected: rookie quarterback EJ..." August 10