Tracking EJ Manuel in Bills' minicamp


ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- The Buffalo Bills' three-day mandatory minicamp -- their final tune-up before training camp -- is underway.

This season, the heat will be on quarterback EJ Manuel and the rest of the Bills' offense to take a step forward after finishing near the bottom of the NFL in several statistical categories last season.

With that in mind, we'll be keeping close track of Manuel's performance in practice. Here is our log of Manuel's snaps in the 11-on-11 drills in the final portion of Tuesday's practice:

Segment 1:

--Option hand-off to C.J. Spiller

--Fumbled snap (Manuel dives on ball)

--Shovel pass to Robert Woods

--False start penalty

--Defensive offsides penalty

Segment 2:

--Completion to Chris Gragg in right flat on a Manuel rollout

--Fumble (botched hand-off)

--Completion to Woods along left sideline (gain of 15-20 yards)

--Hand-off to Ronnie Wingo

Segment 3:

--Incompletion to Sammy Watkins left side (ball thrown behind receiver)

--Manuel scramble for no gain

--Dropped catch by Tony Moeaki across middle

--Incompletion to Woods right side

--Hand-off to Bryce Brown

Segment 4:

--Interception by Deon Broomfield (intended for Watkins on deep sideline pattern, underthrown into double coverage)

--Manuel QB keeper left side

--Completion to Watkins short right

--Defensive offsides penalty

--Hand-off to Anthony Dixon

Segment 5:

--Dropped catch by Woods deep left side

--Hand-off to Spiller


--Hand-off to Fred Jackson

--Completion to Moeaki down left seam

Segment 6:

--Hand-off to Dixon

--Hand-off to Dixon

--Hand-off to Brown

--Completion to Brown on designed screen pass