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Bills Come To Terms With EJ Manuel

By Nate Woelfel



First-round pick EJ Manuel inked his rookie deal with the Buffalo Bills on Friday. (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)
First-round pick EJ Manuel inked his rookie deal with the Buffalo Bills on Friday. (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)

Just a day after the conclusion of minicamp, the Buffalo Bills announced that they have come to terms with their first-round draft pick, quarterback EJ Manuel out of Florida State.

The contract is, reportedly, worth $8.9 million over four years with a club option for a fifth year.  The deal includes a $4.84 million signing bonus.

“It’s a great feeling and I’m excited to be truly part of the team now,” Manuel told Buffalobills.com. “I had no doubt at all. I knew I was going to be here and it was going to be done before training camp. I’m just glad it was done earlier instead of later.”

Manuel, who is expected to compete with Kevin Kolb for the starting position come training camp, saw playing time in all four seasons at Florida State and had two full years as the starter. Last season, Manuel threw for 3,392 yards and 23 touchdowns while completing 68 percent of his passes.

The Bills are set to open training camp on July 28.