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Friday May 31st, 2013

Bills coach Doug Marrone says EJ Manuel is the best rookie QB he is has coached. (Rick Stewart/Getty Images) Bills coach Doug Marrone says EJ Manuel is the best rookie QB he has coached. (Rick Stewart/Getty Images)

Buffalo Bills coach Doug Marrone spent seven seasons as an assistant with New York Jets and New Orleans Saints before leaving to coach Syracuse.

Marrone was hired by the Bills in January, but as far as he is concerned rookie quarterback EJ Manuel is the best rookie he has ever seen.

"From my standpoint ... EJ Manuel has done better (as a rookie) than any of the other organizations I've been a part of," Marrone said.

Marrone also said that his rookies are performing "better than expected." Manuel was drafted by the team in the first round of last month's NFL Draft and is expected to compete for playing time with veterans Tarvaris Jackson and Kevin Kolb.

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