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EJ Manuel says he has been busy all offseason working on his game

The start of offseason conditioning workouts for the Buffalo Bills is more of a continuation of workouts for Bills quarterback EJ Manuel.

The Bills' second-year QB said today he has been busy working on the field and studying the past few months.

"As far as football, I really didn’t take a true offseason, necessarily, as far as straight-up taking time off," Manuel told reporters at One Bills Drive on the team's first day of conditioning work. "I might have took just one week after I left Buffalo to hang out with my family. Then after that I was pretty much getting myself back healthy and getting smarter in the film room."

Manuel had five days of on-field passing workouts with Bills teammates in Los Angeles. Then he had four days of on-field passing workouts with Bills teammates in Miami earlier this month. C.J. Spiller, Tony Moeaki, Brandon Kaufman and Chris Gragg were part of the L.A. contingent. Stevie Johnson, Kevin Elliott and Kaufman were in Miami with Manuel.

"I think the biggest thing was to get back in football mode," Manuel said. "I want to throw to my guys, as far as getting the timing down, or enunciating plays, changing plays at the line, because this is the time where you can do all that kind of stuff. Obviously, in the game we have to execute what we have called. But when you get the opportunity to go out on the field, it’s just you five or six guys, nobody else is watching you, nobody else is timing you or whatever. You can take all the time you want, you can go over anything you want."

Manuel said he has reviewed every one of his plays from last season on video.

"I’ve looked at pretty much every rep that I took last year, and I’ve learned from all of them, whether it was a good play or a bad play," he said. "I had some success and I had some bad games, as well. That’s obvious. Like I said, I’m just looking forward to moving into this next portion of our offseason, getting back in Buffalo. It’s cool to see familiar faces. It’s not like I’m brand new anymore."

 

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