- Mike Garafolo reports that Manuel receives a one-year, $800,000 contract from the Raiders with no money guaranteed.
Pro Football Talk reports that the Raiders and QB EJ Manuel are expected to finalize a deal at some point in the near future.
Last week, Adam Schefter reported that Manuel is “likely” going to sign with the Raiders, but there hasn’t been any updates regarding the move since then.
The Raiders struggled with backup QBs Matt McGloin and Connor Cook after QB Derek Carr fractured his fibula in Week 16. Adding Manuel would mean that the Raiders are moving on from McGloin and plan to have Cook battle for the No 2 job this summer.
Manuel, 26, is a former first-round pick by the Bills in the 2013 NFL Draft. He played out the final year of his four-year, $8,885,300 rookie contract.
However, the Bills did not pick up Manuel’s fifth-year option, which is why he’s testing the open market as an unrestricted free agent.
In 2016, Manuel appeared in six games for the Bills and recorded 11 completions on 26 attempts (42.3 percent) for 131 yards and no touchdowns. He also had eight rushing attempts for 22 yards.
We’ll have more regarding Manuel and the Raiders as the news is available.