Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Manuel hoping WR familiarity aids QB battle

Matt Cassel may be taking the majority of No. 1 snaps for the Buffalo Bills, but that apparently isn't going to dissuade third-year quarterback E.J. Manuel.

Injuries and inconsistent play have pushed the 25-year-old into a fight for his starting spot, but Manuel is hoping the history he has with his support staff will keep the QB roster battle tight throughout training camp.

"You know I’m very close with all those guys. Especially Woody (Robert Woods), Sammy (Watkins), Marquise (Goodwin), (Chris) Hogan – guys who’ve been here since I’ve been here, so we’ve been working together a bunch and having that cohesiveness already," Manuel said via Chris Brown of BuffaloBills.com.

"Because I know their speeds, I know how they run routes, I know what they like, I know where they like the ball and things like that, so it does give me somewhat of an advantage."

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