EJ Manuel returns to practice, addresses media

Aug 11, 2013; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Buffalo Bills quarterback EJ Manuel (3) throws a pass during the first half against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Thomas J. Russo-USA TODAY Sports

Buffalo Bills rookie quarterback EJ Manuel returned to practice today, just two weeks after undergoing knee surgery, according to the team’s twitter account.

Earlier in the week, Buffalo Coach Doug Marrone announced that undrafted rookie out of Washington State Jeff Tuel would start in Manuel’s place.  The situation is now unclear, but Marrone is expected to speak with the media sometime Sunday.

In a statement released by the Bills shortly after Manuel’s injury, the team announced that Kevin Kolb would be the starting quarterback.

“EJ Manuel had some swelling in his left knee this morning and was examined by our medical staff,” the Bills said in a team statement. “An MRI revealed that he will need to have a minor knee procedure and that has been scheduled. He will miss the remainder of the preseason and then be re-evaluated at that time. Kevin Kolb will be our starting quarterback for this weekend’s game at Washington.”

Kolb is now out for the season after being placed on IR, and Tuel is the man behind center unless EJ is ready to come back.

Manuel was 26-for-33 in the preseason with 199 yards, two touchdowns, and no interceptions before going down.

Topics: Buffalo Bills, EJ Manuel, Jeff Tuel, Kevin Kolb, NFL

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