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  Raiders | Amari Cooper to be more involved?    Sat Oct 7, 09:33 PM

Oakland Raiders QB EJ Manuel said he is going to make an effort to make WR Amari Cooper more involved in the offense early against the Baltimore Ravens in Week 5.

Footballguys view: Cooper has been plagued by drops and lackluster play. Manuel actually threw the ball well last week, so Cooper has a chance to bounceback. He's worth a WR3/Flex start in this four-team bye week.

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  Raiders | EJ Manuel expected to start    Fri Oct 6, 06:46 PM

Oakland Raiders QB EJ Manuel is expected to make the start in Week 5 against the Baltimore Ravens.

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  Raiders | EJ Manuel to start Week 5    Mon Oct 2, 06:43 PM

Oakland Raiders QB EJ Manuel will be the starting quarterback against the Baltimore Ravens in Week 5.

Footballguys view: Manuel did a good job moving the ball against the Broncos (11-of-17, 106 yards) in Week 4 but made a mistake throwing up a deep pass near the end of the game that was picked off by FS Justin Simmons. The Ravens have the 17th pass defense by allowing an average of 222.3 passing yards per game.

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  Raiders | EJ Manuel eyeing backup role    Fri Jun 16, 09:50 PM

Oakland Raiders QB EJ Manuel has been receiving second-team reps ahead of QB Connor Cook.

Footballguys view: Manuel is a football junkie, has a big arm and the athleticism to keep plays alive with his feet. He failed to impress as a first-round pick for the Bills, but Manuel could put up a fight versus Cook.

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  Raiders | EJ Manuel terms    Wed Mar 22, 09:14 AM

Updating a previous report, Oakland Raiders QB EJ Manuel landed a one-year, $800,000 contract with no guarantees.

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  Raiders | EJ Manuel signs with Raiders    Mon Mar 20, 05:08 PM

Free-agent QB EJ Manuel (Bills) signed an undisclosed deal with the Oakland Raiders Monday, March 20.

Footballguys view: It's official now. Manuel was a first-round pick of the Bills in 2013, but he didn't do much to impress. He'll be the Raiders third-string QB behind Derek Carr and Connor Cook.

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  Raiders | EJ Manuel likely landing in Oakland    Thu Mar 16, 06:46 PM

Free-agent QB EJ Manuel (Bills) is 'likely' signing with the Oakland Raiders, according to league sources.

Footballguys view: Manuel will look great in black, holding backup Connor Cook's clipboard.

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  Bills | EJ Manuel does nothing in start    Mon Jan 2, 12:40 AM

Buffalo Bills QB EJ Manuel made the start in Week 17 against the New York Jets with QB Tyrod Taylor (groin) inactive. Manuel completed just nine of his 20 passes for 86 yards and he was sacked twice before QB Cardale Jones took over and finished out.

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  Bills | EJ Manuel benched    Sun Jan 1, 03:41 PM

Buffalo Bills QB EJ Manuel was benched during the Sunday, Jan. 1, game against the New York Jets. Manuel was replaced by QB Cardale Jones.

Footballguys view: Manuel was erratic and did nothing to improve his career prospects in this opportunity to show the league where his development is at as he enters free agency. The Bills quarterback situation is one of the league's most unstable heading into 2017.

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  Bills | Tyrod.Taylor will not play Week 17    Tue Dec 27, 12:25 PM

Buffalo Bills QB Tyrod Taylor will reportedly be benched for Week 17 against the New York Jets. Buffalo reportedly does not want to take the chance of owing Taylor $30.75 million should he get hurt in the regular-season finale. Impending free-agent EJ Manuel will start in his place.

Footballguys view: It's just a business decision for the Bills. They don't want Taylor to get hurt so they'll keep him off the field in Week 17. We may have seen the last of Taylor in a Bills uniform as some reports speculate the team will release him in the offseason. With Rex Ryan fired, the Bills are moving in a whole new direction yet again.

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  Bills | EJ Manuel expected to be backup    Tue Jul 19, 02:54 AM

Buffalo Bills QB EJ Manuel is expected to hang onto the primary backup job behind QB Tyrod Taylor, as rookie QB Cardale Jones hasn't made enough progress to pose an immediate threat.

Footballguys view: A first-round pick in the 2013 NFL draft...and the only QB taken in the top round that year...Manuel has struggled to impress as a pro. Not only does he get banged up too often, but Manuel also lacks the accuracy and touch of a consistent starter. We love that he's a football junkie, but it doesn't appear like he's a starting-caliber QB in the NFL. He may get another shot to be a starter somewhere else, but in Buffalo he's strictly the backup.

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  Bills | EJ Manuel has difficulty with deep ball    Wed Jun 15, 02:24 AM

Buffalo Bills QB EJ Manuel continued to have problems hitting the deep targets in stride during practice Tuesday, June 14.

Footballguys view: Manuel has to be one of the worst picks in Buffalo Bills history. Maybe Buffalo history, if you include the Sabres, a hockey team we're pretty sure would have passed on Manuel in round one of the 2013 NFL draft. If Cardale Jones figures out the playbook, Manuel could be gone.

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  Bills | Cardale Jones struggling so far    Thu Jun 9, 01:03 PM

Buffalo Bills QB Cardale Jones wasn't sharp during rookie camp, but the Bills coaches understand Jones is a project with great size and a rocket for an arm. It could be difficult for Jones to push QB EJ Manuel for the backup quarterback job in training camp as he tries to become familiar with the offense.

Footballguys view: Not surprisingly, given how raw he is. He may end up on the practice squad.

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  Bills | EJ Manuel's option not picked up    Mon May 2, 06:40 PM

Buffalo Bills QB EJ Manuel's fifth-year option is not being picked up by the team.

Footballguys view: Manuel was the first and only QB drafted in the first round of the 2013 NFL draft. It was just a bad year for QBs, and Manuel has not impressed in the NFL. He's struggled to stay healthy and lost his job to Tyrod Taylor last year. This is likely to be his last season with the Bills.

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  Bills | No extension for Tyrod Taylor    Sat Apr 30, 02:18 PM

Buffalo Bills QB Tyrod Taylor will not receive a contract extension in light of the Bills drafting QB Cardale Jones. QB EJ Manuel's option is unlikely to be picked up, too.

Footballguys view: They've got a lot of work to do with Jones, though and Greg Roman has his work cut out here. That said, Jones' natural ability makes him intriguing and his upside is very high. Still, his floor is low right now and Taylor may end up the starter for some time anyway.

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  Bills | Tyrod Taylor's status unknown    Tue Nov 24, 12:00 PM

Buffalo Bills QB Tyrod Taylor's (chest) availability for Week 12 against the Kansas City Chiefs is unknown, but head coach Rex Ryan hopes his quarterback will be available.

Footballguys view: Taylor looked like he was in a lot of pain towards the end of the Patriots game on Monday night. Ryan said he has 'no idea' if Taylor will be ready. QB EJ Manuel briefly warmed up on the sidelines in the Week 11 loss to the New England Patriots Monday, Nov. 23. Monitor Taylor's status during the week of practice.

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  Bills | EJ Manuel to remain backup in Buffalo    Fri Nov 13, 08:55 PM

Buffalo Bills head coach Rex Ryan said QB EJ Manuel is still the team's second-string quarterback, even though he was inactive for Week 10's game against the New York Jets.

Footballguys view: According to Ryan, QB Josh Johnson served as the backup to QB Tyrod Taylor because the Bills had a short week to prepare for the game and Johnson had a better grasp of the game plan as a result of being able to spend more time with offensive coordinator Greg Roman.

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  Bills | Buffalo's Thursday night inactives    Thu Nov 12, 07:06 PM

The Buffalo Bills have declared OT Cyrus Kouandjio, QB EJ Manuel, OG Gabe Ikard, DL Kyle Williams, CB Mario Butler, LB Randell Johnson, DL Stefan Charles inactive for Week 10.

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  Bills | Unlikely to sign Ryan Mallett    Wed Oct 28, 12:32 PM

Free-agent QB Ryan Mallett (Texans) could have a suitor in the Buffalo Bills, but it's unlikely that they'd sign him. QB Tyrod Taylor (knee) is expected to be back after the bye week, and Buffalo isn't believed to be looking to replace QB EJ Manuel. Also, QB Josh Johnson is another option for the Bills, and he has knowledge of offensive coordinator Greg Roman's system.

Footballguys view: After his antics in Houston, it's clear Mallett has some growing up to do and may struggle to find a new home. Certainly his 'me-first' attitude is not something Rex Ryan needs in Buffalo, something even super-over confident Ryan can see.

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  Bills | EJ Manuel has coach's confidence    Mon Oct 26, 01:15 AM

Buffalo Bills QB EJ Manuel has the confidence of head coach Rex Ryan as his No. 2 quarterback.

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  Bills | EJ Manuel has up and down game    Sun Oct 25, 02:31 PM

Buffalo Bills QB EJ Manuel went 24-for-42 for 298 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions in the Week 7 game against the Jacksonville Jaguars. He also lost a fumble in the game and two of his turnovers resulted in touchdowns for the Jaguars.

Footballguys view: Manuel was much better in the second half, restoring our faith in the Jags as an easy matchup heading into the bye. Tyrod Taylor should start in Week 9.

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  Bills | OC confident in EJ Manuel    Fri Oct 23, 12:46 PM

Buffalo Bills offensive coordinator Greg Roman has full confidence in QB EJ Manuel and won't rule out that he could take the starting quarterback job from QB Tyrod Taylor if he lights it up in Week 7 against the Jacksonville Jaguars in London. 'We have full confidence in EJ and we love the skill set. He's doing really good in his preparation. I really think he's growing as a professional in how he prepares week to week and I think that will really serve him well moving forward,' Roman said. Roman also said he thinks Manuel can still develop into an elite quarterback. The Bills have some pressure to find out how good Manuel can be after he was a first-round pick, Roman admitted.

Footballguys view: Taylor was excellent until Sammy Watkins went out, so Manuel will have to ace his chance this week. The Jaguars defense isn't that formidable, so there could be a quarterback controversy in Buffalo yet.

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  Bills | Tyrod Taylor splitting reps    Wed Oct 21, 12:23 PM

Buffalo Bills QB Tyrod Taylor (knee) took the first repetitions at practice Wednesday, Oct. 21, but the repetitions were split evenly with QB EJ Manuel. Taylor's workload is more than he was able to do at this point last week. However, the coaching staff isn't telling him anything in relation to his status for Week 7 against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Footballguys view: Manuel played a lot better last week than we expected. This week against the Jaguars, Manuel wouldn't be a bad start. The team could decide to give Taylor one more week of rest if necessary.

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  Bills | EJ Manuel has fair outing in relief    Sun Oct 18, 04:50 PM

Buffalo Bills QB EJ Manuel threw for 263 yards and one touchdown but was picked off once Sunday, Oct. 18, in a 34-21 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals.

Footballguys view: Manuel was serviceable, as the Bengals defense is not up to the standards of their offense. Manuel didn't do enough to push the possibly fictional potential quarterback controversy. If Manuel starts next week at Jacksonville, he should be a good streamer/DFS play.

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  Bills | EJ Manuel may push for QB job    Sun Oct 18, 11:10 AM

Buffalo Bills QB EJ Manuel could be given the chance to compete with QB Tyrod Taylor (knee) for the starting quarterback job if he plays well against the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 6.

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  Bills | EJ Manuel will start in Week 6    Sun Oct 18, 10:07 AM

Buffalo Bills QB EJ Manuel will be the starting quarterback for the Week 6 game against the Cincinnati Bengals.

Footballguys view: Manuel's best connection is to Robert Woods if you're looking for a deep contrarian play in DFS, but chances are this will just bog down the Bills offense. Manuel supposedly has a chance to force a controversy with Tyrod Taylor if he plays well while Taylor is out, but we wouldn't recommend holding your breath waiting for that.

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  Bills | Tyrod Taylor expected to sit    Sat Oct 17, 03:31 PM

Buffalo Bills QB Tyrod Taylor (knee) will probably be sidelined for Week 6 against the Cincinnati Bengals.

Footballguys view: Bad news for the Bills offense here. QB EJ Manuel is expected to start.

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  Bills | EJ Manuel should start    Sat Oct 17, 03:02 PM

Buffalo Bills QB EJ Manuel is expected to start in Week 6 against the Cincinnati Bengals in place of QB Tyrod Taylor (knee).

Footballguys view: Taylor tried to convince the coaching staff he could play, but he was deemed not ready. With Manuel in at starter, fantasy owners need to downgrade the entire Buffalo offense. In fact, this is also a boost for those starting the Bengals defense in Week 6.

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  Bills | EJ Manuel takes most reps    Thu Oct 15, 01:54 PM

Buffalo Bills QB EJ Manuel took most of the first-team repetitions again Thursday, Oct. 15.

Footballguys view: We're expecting him to be 'the guy' this weekend, even if Rex Ryan continues to hedge on Tyrod Taylor. Taylor could have some QB2 upside if he goes, but we're more inclined to start the Bengals defense against EJ Manuel. In other words, keep him away from your lineups.

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  Bills | EJ Manuel to see majority of reps    Thu Oct 15, 01:09 AM

Buffalo Bills QB EJ Manuel will see 'the majority of reps' in practice this week with QB Tyrod Taylor (knee) dealing with a sprained medial collateral ligament, head coach Rex Ryan said Wednesday, Oct. 14.

Footballguys view: This could be exciting for those of you with a mind to play the Cincinnati Bengals defense. Manuel has just 16 touchdowns compared to 12 interceptions and hasn't improved much in the short time he's been in Buffalo. He also hasn't played a meaningful snap since Week 4 of last season. We wouldn't start him at all, but he could be someone starting a defense against. Ryan says Taylor 'could' play but we'll believe it when we see him practice.

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  Bills | Tyrod Taylor not being ruled out    Wed Oct 14, 12:17 PM

Buffalo Bills QB Tyrod Taylor (knee) will practice on a limited basis Wednesday, Oct. 14, and head coach Rex Ryan thinks Taylor has a chance to play in Week 6 against the Cincinnati Bengals. Ryan said Taylor was 'banged up' and 'sore' Monday, Oct. 12, and a report later surfaced that Taylor was dealing with a sprained medial collateral ligament in his knee and 'might miss multiple games.'

Footballguys view: Ryan is certainly not ruling Taylor out this weekend. QB EJ Manuel would start in Taylor's place if he can't play. Stay tuned.

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  Bills | EJ Manuel preparing to start    Tue Oct 13, 02:51 PM

Buffalo Bills QB EJ Manuel is planning to start in Week 6 against the Cincinnati Bengals.

Footballguys view: QB Tyrod Taylor is suffering from a sprained medial collateral ligament he injured in the game against the Titans. Early reports indicate he could miss a couple of weeks. Stay tuned.

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  Bills | Tyrod Taylor could miss games    Tue Oct 13, 02:38 PM

Buffalo Bills QB Tyrod Taylor (knee) could miss multiple games with a medial collateral ligament sprain he suffered in Week 5 against the Tennessee Titans.

Footballguys view: Bad news for the Bills here. Taylor had been sparking the offense, and now he may be sidelined for the near future. QB EJ Manuel will start in Week 6 if Taylor is ruled out. With Manuel under center, the Bills offense should struggle.

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  Bills | Week 2 Inactives    Sun Sep 20, 11:37 AM

The Buffalo Bills have declared DL Andre Fluellen, TE Chris Gragg, QB EJ Manuel, OG Gabe Ikard, WR Marquise Goodwin, DL Stefan Charles, LB Tony Steward inactive for Week 2.

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  Bills | Bryce Brown leads Bills inactives    Sun Sep 13, 11:38 AM

The Buffalo Bills have declared DL Andre Fluellen, RB Bryce Brown, TE Chris Gragg, QB EJ Manuel, OG Gabe Ikard, WR Marquise Goodwin, LB Tony Steward inactive for Week 1.

Footballguys view: Brown is the odd man out with LeSean McCoy and rookie Karlos Williams healthy enough to play in Week 1.

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  Bills | Matt Simms might still make roster    Wed Sep 2, 10:35 PM

Buffalo Bills QB Matt Simms is not believed to be in line to make the 53-man roster, and 'the odds are stacked against' him according to head coach Rex Ryan. However, if the team elects to cut QBs Matt Cassel or EJ Manuel, that could change things dramatically.

Footballguys view: We can't imagine Simms making the final roster, but a spot on the practice squad might be available for him.

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  Bills | EJ Manuel expected to be No. 2    Wed Sep 2, 11:32 AM

Buffalo Bills QB EJ Manuel is expected to remain on the team as the backup quarterback. There is growing expectations that QB Matt Cassel will be cut.

Footballguys view: Manuel did enough this preseason to earn his backup job behind Tyrod Taylor. Plus, with Manuel in at quarterback the offense wouldn't drastically change. Manuel is athletic enough to move around and keep plays alive with his feet like Taylor (although not quite as quick/fast). Cassel is your traditional pocket passer and the offense would look a lot different with him under center.

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  Bills | Tyrod Taylor named starter in Buffalo    Mon Aug 31, 11:27 AM

Buffalo Bills QB Tyrod Taylor was named the starting quarterback Monday, Aug. 31, over QB Matt Cassel an QB EJ Manuel.

Footballguys view: We shouldn't be surprised by this....and fantasy owners should be somewhat excited about the prospects. Taylor is super athletic, and that could help open things up for LeSean McCoy if this team starts doing some option plays to keep defenses honest. He's got a rocket arm, but Taylor needs to improve his accuracy as a passer. Cassel and Manuel were not exciting options, but Taylor will be quite interesting to see develop.

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  Bills | EJ Manuel, Tyrod Taylor play well    Sun Aug 30, 10:05 AM

Buffalo Bills QB EJ Manuel went 7-for-8 for 170 yards and two touchdowns in the third preseason game Saturday, Aug. 29. QB Tyrod Taylor went 12-for-13 for 122 yards and a rushing touchdown during the game.

Footballguys view: This is more about the Steelers defense being bad than the Bills passing game being good. That being said, Taylor is a very intriguing QB2 because of his running ability and talented targets.

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  Bills | Buffalo QBs should play equally    Sat Aug 29, 03:07 PM

Buffalo Bills QBs EJ Manuel, Matt Cassel and Tyrod Taylor are expected to play a series or two each Saturday, Aug. 29, versus the Pittsburgh Steelers. Manuel will start.

Footballguys view: It's still baffling why Manuel would start, but whatever--we're not expecting him to win the starting job for the regular season. Cassel has more experience, but Taylor might be the best starter of the bunch.

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  Bills | EJ Manuel starting preseason game    Thu Aug 27, 01:56 PM

Buffalo Bills QB EJ Manuel will start the third preseason game Saturday, Aug. 29.

Footballguys view: What's the saying: if you have three quarterbacks, you have none. Most beat writers had crossed Manuel off the list as potential starters, though perhaps that was premature. Still, head coach Rex Ryan says all three quarterbacks (Matt Cassel and Tyrod Taylor being the other two) will play with the 1s, so maybe we won't see much of Manuel. This is a mess and you should avoid the quarterback situation on this team at all costs.

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  Bills | EJ Manuel wants to stay in Buffalo    Tue Aug 25, 02:57 PM

Buffalo Bills QB EJ Manuel said he loves being with the Bills and wants to stay with the team, despite seemingly being the third quarterback on the depth chart. Manuel has rolled well with the punches, however, saying he's taking what is given to him and just doing his best. He is also looking forward to Buffalo's third preseason game this weekend. 'I don't know how it's going to play out as far as the game yet, but for me, whatever reps I do get, I just try to take advantage of them like I did the past two weeks,' Manuel said.

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  Bills | Buffalo to use rotation at QB?    Tue Aug 25, 02:31 PM

Buffalo Bills QBs Matt Cassel, Tyrod Taylor and EJ Manuel may each be rotated in with the starting unit Saturday, Aug. 29, against the Pittsburgh Steelers, according to Joe Buscaglia of WGR Sports Radio 550. All three quarterbacks have received first-team repetitions the last two practices.

Footballguys view: The Texans have already made their decision about a starting quarterback, and now it's Buffalo's turn to figure out who is the top guy. Cassel has the experience advantage, but we like Taylor out of this poor group. Taylor has incredible athleticism and a rocket arm. He needs to improve his accuracy and decision making as a passer if he wants to play up to his potential.

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  Bills | Buffalo could keep three QBs    Sat Aug 22, 01:38 PM

Buffalo Bills QBs Matt Cassel, Tyrod Taylor and EJ Manuel could all be on the Bills' final roster, according to head coach Rex Ryan. Ryan said there is a high possibility that the Bills could keep all three quarterbacks, adding that Cassel, Taylor and Manuel would all receive playing time in their next preseason game.

Footballguys view: Unless Ryan is trolling us and he's looking to keep Matt Simms, it appears the Bills aren't totally giving up on EJ Manuel. That's not to say he'll be starting anytime soon though. And really, we'd still avoid this mess. Taylor is at least intriguing but too unproven to rely on for fantasy purposes. Matt Cassel is aggressively mediocre. And the offensive line is shaky. Despite some good weapons in the passing game, we day pass on them.

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  Bills | All three Bills QBs seeing starter snaps    Sat Aug 22, 11:49 AM

Buffalo Bills QBs Matt Cassel, Tyrod Taylor and EJ Manuel have all received snaps with the first-team offense during team drills Saturday, Aug. 22. Cassel was the first quarterback in the drills.

Footballguys view: When you have three quarterbacks, you actually have none. Fantasy owners should be cheering for Taylor to win this job. His athleticism could give this offense more electricity than either Cassel or Manuel.

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  Bills | Buffalo may wait on QB decision    Fri Aug 21, 03:15 PM

Buffalo Bills QBs Matt Cassel, Tyrod Taylor and EJ Manuel are still competing for the starting quarterback job, but head coach Rex Ryan said the team may not announce the starter until Week 1. 'This will probably play out,' Ryan said. 'Indianapolis might not know who the quarterback is until we play them. We may know, but they may not know.'

Footballguys view: Taylor was impressive enough last night to make the Bills think long and hard about starting Cassel unless he gives them some sense of security via his play next week. The blueprint of this team makes Taylor the better fit for their defense/running game-based angle of attack.

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  Bills | EJ Manuel appears out of race    Tue Aug 18, 08:42 AM

Updating previous reports, Buffalo Bills QB EJ Manuel appears to be out of the competition for starting quarterback with QB Matt Cassel and QB Tyrod Taylor. Cassel has shown good decision-making and command on offense. Taylor has had some accuracy issues.

Footballguys view: No surprise here. Manuel's roster spot is not safe even though he was a first-round pick only two years ago. Cassel has the experience advantage, and he could win the starting job because of it. Taylor has a rocket arm and crazy athleticism, but he's not accurate as a passer.

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  Bills | EJ Manuel plays with second team    Mon Aug 17, 04:03 PM

Buffalo Bills QB EJ Manuel received second-team repetitions Monday, Aug. 17.

Footballguys view: There's a good chance that Manuel doesn't make this team. At this time, it seems like the QB competition is down to Matt Cassel or Tyrod Taylor.

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  Bills | EJ Manuel falling behind    Sat Aug 15, 09:36 PM

Buffalo Bills QB EJ Manuel has fallen behind QB Matt Cassel and QB Tyrod Taylor in the battle for the starting quarterback job because of poor accuracy.

Footballguys view: Manuel's roster spot is not safe even though he was a first-round pick in 2013. Cassel has the experience advantage, and Taylor is more athletic (and has a stronger arm). Manuel is a football junkie, but he's struggled to stay healthy and make good decisions with the football pas a passer in the pros.

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  Bills | EJ Manuel running third team    Tue Aug 11, 11:00 AM

Buffalo Bills QB EJ Manuel is running the third-team offense Tuesday, Aug. 11.

Footballguys view: Manuel just hasn't worked out as a pro. He's a football junkie, somewhat athletic and has a strong arm but Manuel makes poor/slow decisions as a passer. He's on the roster bubble and certainly no lock to make the team even though he was a first-round pick only two years ago.

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