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Marrone happy with Bills first preseason scrimmage


PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) - Rookie quarterback EJ Manuel shrugged off a sloppy start and produced a solid finish in the Buffalo Bills' 90-minute scrimmage at training camp Monday night.


Then again, the Bills' new-look, aggressive defense had something to do with Manuel's early problems. And they played without defensive end Mario Williams, who was held out to rest a sore foot.


Manuel threw two interceptions on his first eight attempts, before closing with two touchdowns, and scoring another on a 1-yard run.


By unofficial count, because the team did not release statistics, Manuel completed 9 of 17 attempts for 113 yards, hitting T.J. Graham and Drew Smith for TDs.


Cornerback Leodis McKelvin returned one of Manuel's interceptions for a score.


Coach Doug Marrone said he was pleased with how Manuel bounced back.

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