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EJ Manuel Named Bills Week 1 Starter

EJ_Manuel_2013The Buffalo Bills on Wednesday named rookie EJ Manuel as their starting quarterback in Sunday's opener against the New England Patriots.

Manuel, the first quarterback chosen in April's draft, underwent a minor procedure on his left knee on Aug. 18, and missed the final two preseason games.

The 16th overall pick went a combined 26-for-33 passing for 199 yards, two touchdowns, and no interceptions in his two preseason appearances.

Coach Doug Marrone said last week that the Bills had planned on starting undrafted rookie Jeff Tuel, the only other quarterback on Buffalo's active roster, if Manuel was unable to play.

Source: ESPN



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