When the Bills cut Tarvaris Jackson, we knew that the starting quarterback job was EJ Manuel’s to lose. If coach Doug Marrone will let Manuel back up the oft-injured Kevin Kolb, it means Marrone is comfortable putting Manuel on the field — since he’ll inevitably be on the field because Kolb inevitably will be injured.
Of course, before Kolb can get injured in the regular season, he needs to get through the preseason uninjured. And before he can get through the preseason uninjured, he has to get through training camp uninjured. And before he can get through training camp uninjured, he has to routinely get to the practice field uninjured.
Via multiple reports, Kolb injured himself while walking to a field on Saturday. Per Mark Gaughan of the Buffalo News, Kolb slipped on a rubber mat while walking from one field to the other. Via Sal Capaccio, trainers looked at Kolb’s knee. Per Capaccio, Kolb was “visibly upset” as he headed to the locker room with his pads off.
The injury comes a day after coach Doug Marrone told reporters that the team is “very, very pleased” with Manuel’s progress. He may get even more chances to progress if Kolb ends up missing practices and/or preseason games due to his unexpected-in-manner-but-not-in-result injury.