Still No Decision on Bills Starting QB

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) - Bills rookie quarterback EJ Manuel has resumed practicing, though it's not clear whether he'll play in Buffalo's season finale at New England this weekend.

Coach Doug Marrone was non-committal about Manuel's chances after the first-round draft pick tested his injured left knee Tuesday. Marrone wants to review the practice video and evaluate Manuel's mobility once the Bills (6-9) return to practice Thursday following a day off. Marrone said "Yeah, he went out there and he practiced. Again, I'm going to take a look again. We've got a day's rest, he went out there and he threw well. So we're just going to rest him a little bit and come back Thursday and see how his mobility is going" .

We have a lot of stuff on tape, we'll talk to EJ, I'm going to talk to Nate (Hackett) and look at the tape and look at it and see if I'm missing anything of what I've seen on the field with just my eyes.

Manuel was hurt in a 27-20 win at Jacksonville on Dec. 15. He had swelling in his knee, which forced him to sit out a 19-0 win over Miami last weekend.

Manuel and backup Thad Lewis split snaps during the portion of practice open to the media. If Manuel can't go Lewis will be ready. He said "No doubt about it. You always have to stay ready whatever decision they do make. Whatever decision coach makes you just got to support it and go with it."

Running back Fred Jackson (ribs) and starting safety Aaron Williams (ribs) did not practice.


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