EJ Manuel returned to practice for the Buffalo Bills on Tuesday, but his status for Sunday's season finale in New England remains unclear. Buffalo Bills quarterback E.J. Manuel returned to practice on Tuesday as the team began preparations for their regular season finale on Sunday in New England, but his status for the game remains unclear. Bills head coach Doug Marrone confirmed to reporters that Manuel practiced, but would only say that his starting quarterback's knee - and more importantly, his mobility - would be reevaluated on Thursday, when the Bills return to practice following tomorrow's holiday. His status for the game therefore remains up in the air for the Patriots game.