Buffalo Bills QB E.J. Manuel practicing again

Aug 16, 2013; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Buffalo Bills quarterback E.J. Manuel (3) drops back to pass against the Minnesota Vikings during the second half at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Bills beat the Vikings 20-16. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

According to the Buffalo Bills’ website, first round draft pick and rookie quarterback E.J. Manuel was out on the practice field for the second straight day. Bills fans are breathing a sigh of relief that Manuel could be available still for the season opener. That means that undrafted rookie Jeff Tuel, who was initially pegged to start.

“It’s tough because it’s the coach’s decision, and a lot of it is on EJ [Manuel] and how he’s feeling as well,” said Tuel. ”It’s not so much in my hands; I’m just doing what I can control and doing the best to my abilities. I’ll just leave it at that, leave it in coach’s hands.”

Doug Marrone had initially said that Manuel need to be practicing by Wednesday to play in the season opener.

“If the doctor said, ‘You’re not going to get him on that field until Thursday, and then he’ll be ready to play on Sunday,’ I would be concerned about doing that,” Marrone said, via Buffalo News. “If they said, ‘Hey, we can get him on that field on Monday or Wednesday, I would see how he played and make a decision.”

Marrone said he’d make a decision on who would start on Wednesday.

Topics: Buffalo Bills, E.J. Manuel

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