Rookie quarterback E.J. Manuel is expected to return from injury and start for the Buffalo Bills this weekend as they take on the Pittsburgh Steelers, the team has announced.
On Friday, the Bills officially announced Manuel as the starter against the Steelers.
Barring a setback in practice over the next two days, linebackers Clay Matthews and Nick Perry are expected to take the field against the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday, according to Tom Silverstein Cheap Youth Football Jerseys of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel.
Matthews, sidelined since Week 5 with a fractured thumb, and Perry, who broke his foot a week later, both returned to practice in limited capacity on Wednesday and have been cleared to practice fully on Thursday. In the AFC, the Pittsburgh Steelers and Oakland Raiders are 3-6, though both will likely have a tough time getting into the postseason. The Steelers are the more plausible, because they play a lot of the teams they need to pass in the standings.
Matthews, who had three sacks and two forced fumbles in his first four games, will wear a club to protect his injured hand.
Perry initially lost his starting spot at left outside linebacker after a poor start to the season, but filled in well for Matthews after he went down against the Lions. He recorded three sacks in two games, but Create Cheap Jerseys broke his foot getting his last sack against the Ravens.
Perry attempted to return to practice the Friday before the Minnesota game two weeks ago, but was ruled unfit to return and was held out until this Wednesday.