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The Buffalo Bills did not draft a quarterback. And they don't plan to add another one in free agency. After the Bills made their final draft choice tonight, GM Doug Whaley reiterated what he told me in March at the NFL owners meetings. The Bills are set at quarterback. "Never say never," Whaley said at tonight's draft wrapup news conference. "You never know what's goin…

ORLANDO, Fla. -- The Buffalo Bills are all set at quarterback, thank you. General Manager Doug Whaley knows the Bills need to get better at the position, and he knows many fans want the Bills to sign an experienced veteran to mentor and perhaps challenge EJ Manuel. Whaley, however, suggested everybody should get used to how the depth chart looks now. This is how the Bil…

INDIANAPOLIS -- The Buffalo Bills have personnel issues all over the place, but they don't believe EJ Manuel is one of them. Bills General Manager Doug Whaley said today he will consider every position except quarterback with the ninth overall draft pick. "With the way our roster's set up right now, besides quarterback, we could go with any position," Whaley said. "We wa…

INDIANAPOLIS -- The Buffalo Bills have placed an unmistakable emphasis on preparing EJ Manuel for 2014 better than they did last year. A major part of that, though, depends on Manuel staying off the trainer's table. "He played last year and really didn't practice that much," Bills coach Doug Marrone said this morning at the NFL scouting combine. "If you think about all t…

It's that time of year. Mock draft season is about to get in full swing, and ESPN's Todd McShay has released his first look at how the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft may play out. McShay gives the Buffalo Bills offensive tackle Taylor Lewan of Michigan with the ninth overall selection. I asked McShay his impressions of EJ Manuel's rookie season on a recent conference …

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- EJ Manuel's season officially over. The Buffalo Bills have deactivated their rookie quarterback for today's finale in Gillette Stadium. Jeff Tuel will serve as Thad Lewis' backup. Manuel is out with a sprained left knee. His final stat line is 180 of 306 (58.8 percent) for 1,972 yards and 11 touchdowns with nine interceptions and 28 sacks; 53 rushes …

EJ Manuel is coming off perhaps his most satisfying game. He notched the first road victory of his career Sunday over the Jacksonville Jaguars at EverBank Field. He got better as the afternoon unfolded. His 105.0 passer rating was the second-highest of his rookie campaign. He ran for a touchdown. He also hurt one of his knees. Again. For the third time in four months, a…

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The inactive lists for this afternoon's game at EverBank Field seem to tilt in the Buffalo Bills' favor. Bills leading tackler Kiko Alonso will play, while Jacksonville Jaguars star running back Maurice Jones-Drew, top receiver Cecil Shorts and starting safety Johnathan Cyprien will not. Jones Drew has 719 rushing yards, 239 receiving yards and five…

On the subject of drafting another quarterback in the first round, many Buffalo Bills fans stress teams simply don't do that two years in a row. "Sure, you could," replied Bill Polian, the former Buffalo Bills general manager and Indianapolis Colts president. The Bills likely will be slotted in the top 10 for May's draft. A significant reason is rookie quarterback EJ Man…