Tuesday, August 11, 2015

EJ unofficial No. 3 on depth chart to start preseason

Monday, Buffalo Bills quarterback EJ Manuel watched his stock tumble as Rex Ryan announced that Matt Cassel will be the starter for the team's first preseason game against the Carolina Panthers.

Things weren't looking any better Tuesday, as the third-year signal-caller was focused on work with the third-team offense, and 26-year-old Tyrod Taylor took the majority of the backup snaps.

According to Mike Rodak of ESPN.com, Manuel was the least efficient of the three in Tuesday's workouts, going 3-for-5 in 11-on-11 drills. Cassel and Taylor went 7-for-9 and 5-for-6, respectively.

The plan, according to Ryan, is to rotate the three quarterbacks evenly over the course of the preseason, similar to how the Seattle Seahawks approached their depth chart when it consisted of Russell Wilson, Tavaris Jackson and Matt Flynn.

"I think we're gonna look at it over at least a two-game stretch, so I think that'll be where they're more balanced, probably," Ryan said. "But each guy will get a shot."


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