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Raiders sign former Bills QB EJ Manuel

2013 NFL Draft, EJ Manuel
Rachel Wold
Written by Rachel Wold

The latest free agent quarterback to lock up a new home team is EJ Manuel. Manuel was signed by the Oakland Raiders on Monday after spending four seasons with the Buffalo Bills.

The fifth-year quarterback was selected 16th overall by the Bills in 2013. During his rookie year, Manuel played in 10 games, passing for 1,972 yards, 11 touchdowns and threw nine interceptions.

After that, Manuel took a backseat in Buffalo for the most part playing behind Kyle Orton and Tyrod Taylor.

During his four years with Buffalo, he started in a total of 17 games. The Raiders apparently see enough value here to consider him a viable backup beyond starter Derek Carr. It’s likely he will compete with second-year quarterback Connor Cook as the team’s primary backup.

We wish Manuel success as he continues his NFL career playing out west.

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Rachel Wold

Rachel Wold

Rachel is a football lover of both the NFL and Fantasy and creator of Fantasyfootballchick.com. When she is not vacationing in Miami or Vegas, she is an NFL writer at Sportsnaut and a fantasy contributor at eDraft.com. Rachel's articles are also featured on Yardbarker, MSN and Fox Sports.

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