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ORCHARD PARK, N. cheap jerseys .Y. -- The Buffalo Bills are starting to get their injured quarterbacks back. And it is giving coach Doug Marrone more options to improve the Bills offence. A day after watching undrafted rookie Jeff Tuel throw two interceptions in a 23-13 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs, Marrone on Monday was preparing to welcome back his two most experienced quarterbacks to practice. Rookie first-round pick EJ Manuel is cleared to play after missing four weeks with a sprained right knee. And Manuels replacement, Thad Lewis, will be back after missing one game with bruised ribs. Marrone wants to see how both perform in practice before determining which one starts Sunday, when the Bills (3-6) travel to play the Steelers (2-6). He didnt rule out either, but was particularly cautious in assessing Manuels chances of playing. "We feel really good, but weve got to be careful, though. Lets make sure," Marrone said. "In the back of my mind, Im thinking to make sure hes 110 per cent and were not putting a player out there that can jeopardize himself." Manuel called himself ready to play, which is something hes already made sure to stress to Marrone. "He knows where Im at," Manuel said, speaking to reporters for the first time since being hurt. "Its up to coach. I know Im going to be out there ready to go to practice and get back to work with the guys." Manuel spent last week throwing passes to receivers before and after practice. He stepped up that process during pregame warm-ups Sunday. "Its feeling a lot better," Manuel said. "Definitely looking forward to getting into practice full course and taking as many reps as coach allows me to get." Lewis, meanwhile, threw passes on Monday for the first time since being hurt in a 35-17 loss at New Orleans on Oct. 27. Buffalo also made a move at quarterback by releasing Matt Flynn, three weeks after signing the sixth-year player in free agency. The Bills depth at quarterback has been unsettled since Manuel was hurt in a 37-24 loss at Cleveland on Oct. 3. After Tuel struggled in replacing Manuel against the Browns, the Bills turned to Lewis by promoting him from their practice squad. Lewis went 1-2 in three starts -- including a 23-21 win at Miami on Oct. 20 -- before being sidelined. That left Buffalo with little choice but to start Tuel against the Chiefs. Tuel went 18 of 39 for 229 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions. Tuels second interception was particularly costly, coming on third-and-goal at the 1. He was picked off by cornerback Sean Smith, who returned it 100 yards for a touchdown that tied the game at 10 in the third quarter. Another turnover sealed the loss after linebacker Tamba Hali returned receiver T.J. Grahams fumble 11 yards for a score. Running back Fred Jackson acknowledged the constant change at quarterback has stunted the offences development. "I think any time you have inconsistency back there its going to make it tough, or adverse," Jackson said. "You want to be consistent. You want to have somebody back there thats steady throughout the season. And that helps you grow as an offence. Not having that I think it definitely has played a role in us having some ups and downs. Manuel got the Bills off to a 2-2 start before getting injured for the second time in two months. He missed the final two preseason games after having surgery to repair a left knee injury, which he hurt while scrambling in a 20-16 win over Minnesota. In both instances, Manuel was faulted for putting himself in a position to get hit by failing to slide or get out of bounds. Manuel said he needs to be smarter when it comes to avoiding injuries. "Im not going to play scared or anything like that," Manuel said. "Im going to continue to get as many yards as I can, but at the same time slide or get out bounds, throw it away or whatever when I you get out of the pocket." In cutting Flynn, the Bills filled the roster spot by signing fullback Evan Rodriguez. Selected in the fourth round of the 2012 draft by Chicago, he had four catches for 21 yards in 12 games last season. Rodriguez was waived by the Bears in June after being charged with driving under the influence, his second alcohol-related arrest. wholesale nfl jerseys .J. -- The New York Giants signed a new middle linebacker and according to a person familiar with the situation agreed to terms with a new tight end. cheap nfl jerseys . The 32-year-old was placed on waivers by the Leafs on Sunday and cleared Monday. He has three years remaining on a four-year deal worth a $3.875-million average annual value. MIAMI -- Offensive lineman Jonathan Martin wants to return to the NFL, he said in an interview aired Wednesday where he claimed that racial, aggressive and sexually charged comments all played a role in his departure from the Miami Dolphins. Martin also said he was not the only victim of hazing in the Dolphins locker room. "There are other people that got it too," Martin said. "I cant say why I may have gotten more." Martin told his side of the story to former NFL coach Tony Dungy, now an analyst for NBC, which aired portions of the interview Tuesday and Wednesday. Dungy is part of a committee assigned by Dolphins owner Stephen Ross to review the teams code of conduct, and said on NBCs "Today" show that he has spoken with three general managers who believe Martin will have the chance to play again. "They all said hes a good player. Hell get an opportunity," Dungy said. "But theyre all afraid of the scrutiny that comes with it. Hes got to get to the right environment, not a place like the Miami locker room was." Among the allegations Martin made in his interview with Dungy: -- That teammates directed comments of racial and aggressive nature toward him, as well as sex-related comments about his mother and sister. -- That he talked to members of the teams coaching staff about the situation, but stopped short of meeting with Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin. "Members of the organization knew I was struggling," Martin said. -- That he tried to be friends with fellow offensive lineman Richie Incognito, who was suspended for the final eight games for his role in the matter. -- That he contacted friends on other NFL teams, and that they agreed the level of hazing he alleged to have taken place with the Dolphins exceeded whats typical in a locker-room culture. "I have no problem with the normall hazing that you see in the NFL, get a haircut, stuff like that, little pranks," Martin said. wholesale jerseys. . "But of a personal, attacking nature, I dont think theres any place for that." The scandal overshadowed much of the Dolphins season. Martin left the Dolphins in October amid allegations he was harassed by teammates, including Incognito. Martin told Dungy that he "felt trapped, like I didnt have a way to make it right," and said he left the team out of concerns for his health and well-being. New York attorney Ted Wells began an investigation ordered by the NFL in November, and his report will be released after the Super Bowl. Ross said he has an idea of what will be in the report, though has not revealed any specifics. "When it comes out, well do what has to be done," Ross said Tuesday, when the team introduced Dennis Hickey as its new general manager. "In my mind, I know what direction were going. ... The respect that we gained by how we handled the situation that took place here says a lot about this organization and the people that are running it." Hickey replaced Jeff Ireland, whom the team parted with following an 8-8 season. Incognito will be a free agent this off-season, and Martin is not expected to return to the Dolphins. "I understand opportunities in the NFL are fleeting," Martin said. "Im hopeful that I get another opportunity and Im going to make the most of it because this is what I love to do. I dont know what I would do if I wasnt playing football." Dungy said he reviewed text messages and voice mails that Martin received. "It was a tough, tough situation. ... I couldnt picture anything like this going on in the locker rooms that I was involved in," Dungy said. NBC Sports Network plans to air more of Dungys interview with Martin on Wednesday night. ' ' '

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