EJ Manuel Named Starting Quarterback for Buffalo Bills Season Opener

September 4, 2013 Updated Sep 4, 2013 at 9:09 AM EDT

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EJ Manuel Named Starting Quarterback for Buffalo Bills Season Opener

September 4, 2013 Updated Sep 4, 2013 at 9:09 AM EDT

(Orchard Park, NY) Buffalo Bills Head Coach, Doug Marrone announced Wednesday morning, that quarterback EJ Manuel will start in Sunday's opener against the New England Patriots at Ralph Wilson Stadium.

Manuel's health has appeared to trend upward over the last several days. The first round draft pick was on the field on Sunday for individual drills. He also worked through a full practice on Monday. Manuel had a procedure on his left knee earlier this Summer.

Game time is set for 1:00 P.M. in Orchard Park. Stay with Eyewitness News at Noon, 5, 6 and 11 for full coverage as we countdown to the Buffalo Bills kickoff on Sunday.

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