REPORT: EJ Manuel retires from NFL

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Buffalo Bills quarterback EJ Manuel (3) celebrates a touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears onSunday, Sept. 7, 2014, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Former Bills quarterback E.J. Manuel is retiring according to NFL Insider Field Yates.

Manuel, who signed with the Chiefs in the offseason, played in 30 career games and threw for 3,767 yards, 20 touchdowns and 16 interceptions in his career.

Orginally selected 16th overall by the Bills in the 2013 NFL Draft, Manuel saw action in 28 games.

He started 10 games in his rookie season as the Bills limped to a 6-10 record.

Manuel would once again be handed the reigns to the offense at the start of 2014 and would lead Buffalo to a 2-2 record before being benched in favor of Kyle Orton, who was signed as a free agent in August of that year.

The 31-year-old journeyman quarterback then helped Buffalo to a 9-7 overall record to secure the franchise’s first winning record in 11 seasons, before retiring.

Buffalo did not pick up Manuel’s fifth year option, leaving him as a free agent follwing the 2017 campaign.  The former Florida State quarterback would sign as a backup with Oakland and played in only two games.

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