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NFL: Bills QB E.J. Manuel ready to go for Week 1 vs Patriots

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Aug 16, 2013; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Buffalo Bills quarterback E.J. Manuel (3) drops back to pass against the Minnesota Vikings during the second half at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Bills beat the Vikings 20-16. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

The Buffalo Bills need to have everyone healthy and ready to role Week 1 when the AFC East powerhouse New England Patriots come to town, and if new head coach Doug Marrone wants to make a statement early in his tenure, a good showing against the Pats will do just that.

But he’ll need his quarterback to even be competitive against the likes of Tom Brady and Bill Belichick,

The Patriots don’t have quite as big a QB problem, but head coach Bill Belichick was asked Monday if the door was open to a potential return of Tim Tebow to the team, and he admitted there was a chance it could happen:

"Certainly we’ve had a lot of players that have left here and come back here. That’s already happened multiple times this year."

In his three preseason appearances for the Patriots, Tebow went 11/30 for 145 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions while running for 91 yards on 16 carries.