Breaking: Buffalo QB Probably Won’t Make Roster

Not so good news for Buffalo fans: according to WKBW’s Joe Buscaglia, a Buffalo Bills beat reporter, EJ Manuel might not make a spot on the 53 man roster this season. Buscaglia reports that Manuel could be done by the end of training camp unless the organization doesn’t see “serious progress” from him. The Bills spent a first round pick (number 16 overall) on Manuel in the 2013 NFL draft, and his contract is fully guaranteed; if the Bills cut Manuel, they’ll still owe him $2.8 million for the next two years, and will have a huge cap hit if they cut him. Currently there are 3 other QB’s on the roster that Manuel would have to beat out in order to retain a roster spot: Tyrod Taylor, Jeff Tuel, and veteran QB Matt Cassel. In his rookie season, Manuel threw 11 TD’s and 9 INT’s for 1,972 yards and rushed 53 attempts for 186 yards with 2 TD. Last season, Manuel threw for 838 yards with 5 TD’s and 3 INT’s, and rushed on 16 attempts for 58 yards with 1 TD. In his two seasons with Buffalo, Manuel has been sacked 34 times and started 14 of 15 games. One can only wonder if Manuel will make a roster spot, but he’s not a total bust and could possibly be picked up by another team if cut.

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