"Definitely looking forward to getting to practice, full course, taking as many reps as coach allows me to get," he said. "I’m just going to go out there and continue to work hard and get back to where I was."
Marrone said he wants to decide by Wednesday whether Manuel is fit to play:
"We have to make a good decision. We have to get him out there and see how he’s doing from a football movement standpoint. We’ve had him out there throwing, which is something that we amped up quite a bit after the individual sessions that he was allowed to do last week. We’ll get him out there and put him in the mix and see how he’s doing."
Manuel has been working out on the side for a few weeks but is expected to begin full workouts Wednesday. He said he hasn't felt any pain in the knee and doesn't expect to have lost any ground in terms of timing with his receivers or the playbook:
"When I wasn’t playing I still took the mental reps, and people can say that’s a cliché thing, but I really took it to heart to try to make sure I was still getting those reps I would’ve got if I wasn’t hurt. Mentally, just making sure I was prepared and try to be a smarter player than I was before."
The Bills' offense has sputtered the past two weeks, only putting up 17 and 13 points, respectively. Manuel hopes he can the unit back to being a 20-point-plus performer:
"I would hope so, to be able to come back and get in the flow with the rest of the guys … Hopefully, I can get back in to it and just pick back up."
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