Buffalo Bills
Position
QB
 
Jersey
3
Name  E.J. Manuel
Born  3/19/1990
Height  6-5
Weight  240
College  Florida State
Cold9/29/2014 3:58:00 PM
Description: Buffalo QB E.J. Manuel has been demoted for Week 5 against Atlanta. Kyle Orton will get the start.
Insight: Although the Bills started 2-0, it was mainly on the strength of the defense and this is a move designed to win now. Manuel still has long-term value, though it may take time to rebuild his confidence.
 
9/28/2014 4:51:00 PM
Description: Buffalo QB E.J. Manuel has up and down day against Houston.
Insight: He was 21-of-44 for 225, two touchdowns, and two interceptions. He continues to be plagued by inconsistent play. Owners need to have better options at the quarterback position.
 
9/21/2014 4:55:00 PM
Description: Buffalo QB E.J. Manuel continues to struggle statistically and today it caught up with the Bills.
Insight: Manuel went 23-of-39 for 238 yards and one touchdown. The good news is he didn't throw an interception and has just one pick all season. The bad news is he's thrown just two touchdown passes in three games.
 
9/16/2014 3:25:00 PM
Description: Buffalo QB E.J. Manuel hasn't done a lot statistically, but he does have his Bills undeafeated.
Insight: He passed for one and rushed for one touchdown in the season opener, but he's only averaging 187.5 ypg through the air. He has a young receiving corps in which to grow with and we expect his yardage numbers will improve as the season goes along. At least until the weather turns ugly.
 
9/13/2014 8:15:00 PM
Description: The Bills ran 22 of their 57 offensive plays in Week 1 from a zone-read formation.
Insight: Buffalo had the second most zone-read plays in the NFL last year so this isn't exactly a huge surprise. Doug Marrone certainly does not want to overuse his quarterback in the running game, but he should remain an important part of the team's rushing attack, especially in goal-line situations against the Dolphins. Miami will be without two of its starting linebackers on Sunday.
 
8/28/2014 8:20:00 PM
Description: Buffalo QB EJ Manuel completed 3-of-7 passes for 56 yards in the Bills' preseason finale Thursday night.
Insight: With most starters not playing in the fourth preseason game across the league, the fact Manuel played speaks volumes as to how worried the Bills coaching staff probably is about their second-year quarterback. Manuel finished the preseason 50-of-82 for 517 yards, one touchdown, three turnovers and six sacks taken.
 
8/23/2014 7:57:00 PM
Description: Buffalo QB EJ Manuel completed 19-of-28 passes for 198 yards, one touchdown and an interception in Saturday's preseason game against Tampa Bay.
Insight: Manuel probably didn't play quite as well as his stat line indicates. Even though the interception wasn't his fault because intented target, Scott Chandler, fell down, Manuel threw a couple other near interceptions by throwing into double coverage. He also lost a fumble on a sack that the Tampa Bay defense returned for a touchdown. Buffalo gained only 82 yards in the first half. A lot of Manuel's production came against the second string Tampa Bay defense in the third quarter.
 
4/22/2014 12:12:00 PM
Description: Buffalo QB EJ Manuel (January knee surgery), was a full participant in Tuesday's OTA.
Insight: Manuel finished his rookie year with 1,972 yards, 11 passing touchdowns, nine interceptions, 186 rushing yards and two rushing touchdowns in 10 games. With only Thad Lewis, Jeff Tuel and Dennis Dixon on the roster, the Bills need a completely healthy Manuel to compete in 2014.
 
12/27/2013 12:45:00 PM
Description: Buffalo QB EJ Manuel has been ruled out for Week 17, according to Bills beat reporter Joe Buscaglia. Thad Lewis will start for a second straight game.
Insight: Manuel has sprained both knees in the last three months and will finish his rookie year with 1,972 yards, 11 passing touchdowns, nine interceptions, 186 rushing yards and two rushing touchdowns in 10 games.
 
12/26/2013 12:25:00 PM
Description: Buffalo QB EJ Manuel has been practicing the week and is questionable for Sunday's game against New England, according to Bills beat reporter Joe Buscaglia.
Insight: He sprained his knee two week's ago versus Jacksonville. We should know more after coach Doug Marrone talks to the media as to whether it will be Manuel or Thad Lewis at the controls in Week 17.
 
12/18/2013 3:44:00 PM
Description: Buffalo QB EJ Manuel won't be on the field Sunday against Miami.
Insight: He sprained his knee last week versus Jacksonville and still has a lot of swelling. Thad Lewis will get the start under center.
 
11/17/2013 5:40:00 PM
Description: Even without Stevie Johnson and Robert Woods, Bills rookie quarterback E.J. Manuel was able to have his best game of the season Sunday against the Jets.
Insight: Manuel aired the ball out to receivers Marquise Goodwin and T.J. Graham, hitting both players for touchdowns of 30-plus yards. He finished with 20 completions on 28 attempts, 245 yards and two scores. This puts Manuel back on the QB2 radar after a dismal Week 10 effort against the Steelers.
 
11/7/2013 4:39:00 PM
Description: Bills coach Doug Marrone confirmed that E.J. Manuel (knee) will start Sunday against the Steelers.
Insight: Manuel missed a little over a month after spraining his knee in a loss to Cleveland. Thad Lewis and Jeff Tuel proved to be ineffective backups, going just 1-3 in his absence. While the Steelers were torched by Tom Brady in Week 9, their pass defense was strong in the weeks prior. Consider Manuel a low-end QB2 this week.
 
11/6/2013 10:10:00 AM
Description: According to the Bills' official Twitter page, E.J. Manuel is expected to get the start at quarterback this week against the Steelers.
Insight: Manuel missed a little over a month after spraining his knee in a loss to Cleveland. Thad Lewis and Jeff Tuel proved to be ineffective backups, going just 1-3 in his absence. Pittsburgh's secondary has never looked more vulnerable after giving up a franchise-record 55 points Sunday against New England. This should be a good matchup for Manuel.
 
11/4/2013 11:20:00 AM
Description: Buffalo's franchise QB E.J. Manuel (knee) has been cleared to practice, according to ESPN's Mike Rodak.
Insight: That means he could be back as soon as Week 10. On the other hand, the Bills might choose to bring Manuel back after the team's bye in Week 12. Obviously, his return would be huge for owners of Stevie Johnson and Robert Woods.
 
11/1/2013 1:53:00 PM
Description: Buffalo QB E.J. Manuel has been participating in individual drills, but still shouldn't be expected to return until Week 10 or 11 at the earliest.
Insight: With the Bills out of any playoff picture, there is no reason to rush Manuel back into the lineup before he is completely ready. They could even wait until after their Week 12 bye.
 
10/16/2013 3:24:00 PM
Description: Buffalo QB E.J. Manuel is still 4-to-6 weeks away from returning from the knee injury he suffered in Week 5 against Cleveland. SOURCE: Mike Rodak, ESPN
Insight: Thad Lewis was better than expected in his debut last week but it remains to be seen how long the team will stick with him now that Matt Flynn is on the roster. In Buffalo, only running backs C.J. Spiller and Fred Jackson can be trusted for fantasy purposes.
 
10/4/2013 8:47:00 PM
Description: Bills quarterback E.J. Manuel is expected to miss "six weeks or so" due to an LCL sprain, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com.
Insight: There have been several reports of Manuel's timetable saying he could miss anywhere from 4-8 weeks. The Bills could consider free agents Josh Freeman or Vince Young for the starting job. Young was with the team as a backup last season.
 
10/4/2013 2:36:00 PM
Description: Bills quarterback E.J. Manuel will miss a few games due to a sprained LCL, but should return to play quarterback this season, according to Bills beat reporter Joe Buscaglia.
Insight: Manuel took a shot to the knee after scrambling for a first down in the third quarter Thursday night. Jeff Tuel is the only quarterback on the roster, so unless they make a move, he'll be the Bills starter for a while. Reduce wideouts Stevie Johnson and Robert Woods value until Manuel returns to the lineup.
 
10/3/2013 10:48:00 PM
Description: Bills quarterback E.J. Manuel left Thursday's game against the Browns with a right knee injury.
Insight: Manuel took a shot to the knee after scrambling for a first down in the third quarter. He was walking around on the sidelines in an effort to test his knee out but went to the locker room shortly thereafter. Browns QB Brian Hoyer also left the game with a knee injury, so the fourth quarter will end up being a battle of Brandon Weeden versus Jeff Tuel if Manuel is unable to return.