Aug 23, 2014; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Buffalo Bills quarterback EJ Manuel (3) is hit by Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive end Adrian Clayborn (94) as he passes the ball during the first half at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports
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Marquise Goodwin made the news with a tweet stating that Bills fans that booed at half time are also the first ones in line for autographs and calling us band-wagoners. Goodwin needs to pay more attention to his play on the field and stay healthy. He missed 4 games last year due to injury and only has seen action in 2 preseason games this year and got hurt in last weeks game. He states that having a small frame and running into people, you are more prone to injury, but I know small players that don’t get hurt. He needs to worry about himself on the field and less about what the reaction of the fans when they have a poor performance. [ESPN]
EJ Manuel is under a a lot of pressure these days. Manuel was drafted last year in the 16th spot and was immediately pushed into the spotlight and deemed the new face of the franchise. He is thought of the quarterback to finally replace Jim Kelly. So far, Manuel has only played in 10 games for his career. His accuracy has been lacking and his confidence has seemed to waver. Manuel is looking to change the perception of him and begin to lead this team to where they should be; the playoffs. [Sports Media 101]
With the final preseason game to come tonight against the Lions, do you know who is on the bubble and what position battles are still going on within the Bills? The final roster cuts have to be determined in two days time having the rosters down to 53 by the 30th at noon. The practice squad players will also be determined by the 31st, Sunday. So who will make the final team? [Buffalo Rumblings]
With the regular season just about set to kickoff, Fantasy football drafts are just about ready to finish up. This is also the biggest week for football drafts as most injuries have been finalized as well as those late round sleepers. Who is your late round sleeper? Here are five that you should consider for your team that may just slip down to the later rounds. [Syracuse.com]
The final preseason game is set to kickoff tonight with the Bills facing off against the Detroit Lions. The Bills first team defense has looked stellar throughout this preseason and has be given the night off. The first team offense however will see sometime tonight to work out some more kinks that are still evident. Also seeing action tonight will be Jordan Palmer, newly signed Bills QB. [Buffalo News]