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Don’t expect to see EJ Manuel on the field again soon.

That was the message that Buffalo Bills coach Doug Marrone sent Wednesday when asked if Kyle Orton’s status as the starter would change even if the Bills are effectively eliminated from the playoffs with a loss Sunday against the Green Bay Packers.

Here was his full exchange with reporters during Wednesday’s news conference:

Q: When you say Orton gives you the best chance to win, does that change if you are eliminated?

Marrone: “No, not for me. Unless it changes for somebody else.”

Q: If you’re 7-8 and you still think Orton gives you the best chance to win Week 17, you’d play him instead of EJ?

Marrone: “Every week, I’m going to make that decision. If I get to 7-8, I’ll make that decision. But right now, absolutely, I will play Kyle Orton because he gives us the best chance to win now.”

via Mike Rodak of ESPN.com


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