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Bills sign first-round pick EJ Manuel

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The Bills have signed rookie quarterback EJ Manuel, the club said Friday.

The only quarterback selected in the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft, Manuel will compete with Kevin Kolb for the Bills’ starting job. Buffalo released Tarvaris Jackson earlier this week, a signal that the club’s QB decision will come down to going with the experienced Kolb or giving Manuel the starting role right from the get-go.

According to PFT’s Mike Florio, Manuel’s contract is fully guaranteed.

Manuel, who starred at Florida State, completed 263-of-387 passes for 3,392 yards with 23 touchdowns and 10 interceptions as a senior in 2012.

The Bills now have their entire 2013 draft class under contract, the club said.

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29 Responses to “Bills sign first-round pick EJ Manuel”
  1. kgun80 says: Jun 14, 2013 1:03 PM

    Great news! Now please sign Byrd to a long term contract!!

  2. abe313 says: Jun 14, 2013 1:06 PM

    Now sign Byrd for the love of god!!!!

  3. buddysguys says: Jun 14, 2013 1:07 PM

    sounds good.

    Now people stop referring to him as Emanuel….learn to read it MANUEL.

    you know who you are….

  4. ochocinco92 says: Jun 14, 2013 1:07 PM

    He’ll be Cam Newton – the ego. From a Cincinnati fan- Let’s Go Buffalo!

  5. buffobeel42 says: Jun 14, 2013 1:07 PM

    1st in Signings+1st in drast class+1st ranked offense+1st ranked defense=1st in the AFC East!
    Come at me, haters!?

  6. jiggy3198 says: Jun 14, 2013 1:10 PM


  7. elwayfanj says: Jun 14, 2013 1:12 PM

    Starting Manuel is the only way the Bills will be relevant

  8. thegreatgabbert says: Jun 14, 2013 1:14 PM

    “Manwell”. E J Manwell.

  9. buffobeel42 says: Jun 14, 2013 1:17 PM

    Manuel is “Automatic”! for The Bills!

  10. romosmicrodongs says: Jun 14, 2013 1:32 PM

    it is indeed manwell

    go noles, fear the spear, tallanasty etc

  11. thegreatgabbert says: Jun 14, 2013 1:37 PM

    When Ralph Wilson heard they hired a guy named Manuel, he said “Good, the back yard is looking awful and the decks need painting.”.

  12. mike32303 says: Jun 14, 2013 1:45 PM

    Went to FSU during his tenure there.. Very overrated and doesnt make decsions quick enough.. Also terrible at tucking the ball when on the run.. Probably the biggest LOL ive ever done when he got picked.. billsmafia?? Talk to me when you’re winning division titles before you start doing stupid hashtags.

  13. siggtacular says: Jun 14, 2013 1:46 PM

    Bills have 0 Super Bowls

  14. mz1394 says: Jun 14, 2013 1:51 PM

    Another bust for Care Bears mafia to cheer enjoy last place in the weak afc east again LOSERS

  15. sundaymorningwood says: Jun 14, 2013 1:56 PM

    Signing with FSU is way more complex than signing with the Bills.

  16. harrisonhits2 says: Jun 14, 2013 2:06 PM

    No matter who they have for a QB the Bills will be fighting it out with the Jets for the AFCE cellar.

  17. moss49thteam says: Jun 14, 2013 2:10 PM

    Start him…..

    What do you have to lose? New coaching staff, new QB, and new fresh start.

    Be like Reid and McNabb in Philly….

  18. essentialsausage says: Jun 14, 2013 2:27 PM

    You don’t need to report on every draft pick that gets signed. The only thing newsworthy would be a draft pick that holds out.

  19. totallyuselessme says: Jun 14, 2013 2:34 PM



    …PLEASE. 😦

    The Bills hit a homerun in drafting him; don’t screw this up and let him walk by getting cheap. If you can pay Fitzpatrick, you can sure as hell pay Jairus Byrd.

  20. skoobyfl says: Jun 14, 2013 2:45 PM

    All this Bills talk means we’re moving forward.

  21. finsguy says: Jun 14, 2013 3:15 PM

    Good for him. The more I see and hear about him and Geno Smith the more I think the Bills may have actually made the correct decision despite conventional wisdom at draft time.

  22. billsaredue says: Jun 14, 2013 3:17 PM

    Go Bills!
    This is our year baby!

  23. buffalomafia says: Jun 14, 2013 3:57 PM

    Start Manuel & now sign Byrd!!!

  24. cjspiller12 says: Jun 14, 2013 4:06 PM

    billsaredue says: Jun 14, 2013 3:17 PM

    Go Bills!
    This is our year baby!
    Nice post Scott LOL!!! Go Bills!!!

  25. dynaco says: Jun 14, 2013 4:59 PM

    1st in Signings+1st in drast class+1st ranked offense+1st ranked defense=1st in the AFC East!
    Come at me, haters!?

    And first to Tee come January.

  26. officialgame says: Jun 14, 2013 5:09 PM

    If there is an organization worse at judging QB talent then the Bills?

  27. yanksbills says: Jun 14, 2013 5:14 PM

    Now they know how much they have leftover for Byrd.

  28. officialgame says: Jun 14, 2013 8:06 PM

    The sad part is Bills fans actually believe they will be good. Get ready to have your bubble busted.

  29. thebigreasonablethinker says: Jun 14, 2013 8:33 PM

    The Jets, Patriots and the Dolphins don’t know who to thank for getting the 2 gifts per year having the Bills in their division.

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