Posts Tagged ‘Injuries’

Jeff Tuel to Start at QB for Buffalo Bills Sunday vs. Kansas City Chiefs

Sunday, November 3rd, 2013

Jeff Tuel is starting at quarterback Sunday for the Buffalo Bills. (Photo: Andrew Weber — USA Today Sports)

BBD Editor: Dan Hope

If the Buffalo Bills (3-5) are going to pull off a surprising upset and hand the Kansas City Chiefs (8-0) their first loss of the season, they are going to have to do with their third starting quarterback of the season. With EJ Manuel (LCL sprain) and Thad Lewis (bruised ribs) both inactive for Sunday’s game due to injury, the Bills are turning to Jeff Tuel, an undrafted rookie, to take the reins of the Bills offense under center in Week 9.

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Looking Back to Move Forward: Storylines of the First Half of the Buffalo Bills’ Season

Thursday, October 31st, 2013

There have been many impressive young players for the Buffalo Bills this season, but none more promising than middle linebacker Kiko Alonso. (Photo: Ron Schwane — USA Today Sports)

BBD Staff Writer: Eric Samulski

Sitting at three wins and five losses at the midpoint of the season, the overall numbers might not seem to be working in the favor of the Buffalo Bills, yet it seems clear the Bills are generally moving in the right direction. Of the team’s five losses, three of them were by seven points or less — including two on game-winning field goals — and one, against the Cleveland Browns in Week 5, came when undrafted rookie Jeff Tuel was the only option to finish the game at quarterback after EJ Manuel suffered an LCL sprain that has kept him out ever since.

The new coaching staff led by Doug Marrone, and general manager Doug Whaley, have acquitted themselves well. Even with a losing record, there is more reason for optimism with the Bills than there has in the past. But, as I learned in history class: if you don’t study your past, you’re destined to repeat it, which means it’s time to look back at the Bills’ first half and see what mistakes they can learn from to make positive progress.

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Buffalo Bills Quarterback EJ Manuel Still Out 4-6 More Weeks

Wednesday, October 16th, 2013

Buffalo Bills quarterback EJ Manuel is expected to be out 4-6 more weeks while recovering from a sprained LCL, Bills coach Doug Marrone said Wednesday. (Photo: Ron Schwane — USA Today Sports)

BBD Editor: Dan Hope

The Buffalo Bills are hoping to get their starting quarterback back at some point this season, but it may not be as soon as originally hoped.

Bills head coach Doug Marrone said Wednesday that barring any further setbacks, rookie EJ Manuel is scheduled to return in four to six weeks, the same timetable that was reported by NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport on Oct. 4.

The Bills have five more games prior to their Week 12 bye, but in all likelihood, Marrone’s health update indicates that Manuel will return to game action no earlier than the Bills’ Week 13 game versus the Atlanta Falcons on Dec. 1.

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Where Does Matt Flynn Fit in at QB with the Buffalo Bills?

Monday, October 14th, 2013

One week after he was released by the Oakland Raiders, Matt Flynn was signed by the Buffalo Bills. (Photo: Kirby Lee — USA Today Sports)

BBD Editor: Dan Hope

The revolving door at the quarterback position for the Buffalo Bills took another turn Monday with the signing of Matt Flynn, one week after Flynn was released by the Oakland Raiders.

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Bills Update: EJ Manuel Out, Shawn Powell Cut; Others on Way Back and Josh Freeman In?

Friday, October 4th, 2013

Buffalo Bills quarterback EJ Manuel has been diagnosed with an LCL sprain in his right knee, coach Doug Marrone said Friday. (Photo: Ron Schwane — USA Today Sports)

BBD Editor: Dan Hope

Thanks to their appearance on Thursday Night Football versus the Cleveland Browns on Thursday night, Friday has been unusually busy with news regarding the Buffalo Bills. The injury-plagued Bills continue to take hits to their team health in their 37-24 loss to the Browns, while the punting unit’s struggles to stop Browns punt returner Travis Benjamin has cost at least one Bills player his job.

EJ Manuel Out “A Few Weeks” with LCL Sprain

The primary concern for the Buffalo Bills and their fan base since Thursday night’s game has been the health of quarterback EJ Manuel, who left the game and did not return after taking a hit to his right knee in the third quarter.

Bills coach Doug Marrone provided some clarity about Manuel’s injury on Friday, defining the injury as an LCL sprain according to the team’s official Twitter account. Marrone said the injury, which will not require surgery, is expected to keep him out “a few weeks.”

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