INDIANAPOLIS – Rookie E.J. Manuel threw for 107 yards and broke a 13-13 tie with a 17-yard touchdown pass with 14 seconds left in the first half Sunday to lead the Buffalo Bills past the Indianapolis Colts 44-20 in an exhibition game.
Manuel was solid not spectacular in his preseason debut.
He finished 16 of 21 with a quarterback rating of 102.6 and wasn’t sacked, though he was credited with a fumble after botching a handoff to C.J. Spiller, which led to an Indianapolis field goal.
Manuel played his best on the final drive of the first half when he was 9 of 10 for 68 yards. Most of the Bills’ starters continued to play against a defense full of backups. The touchdown pass to Dorin Dickerson gave Buffalo its first lead.
TITANS: Tennessee waived safety Robert Johnson after he failed a physical.
BEARS: Chicago signed rookie long snapper Brandon Hartson and veteran safety Derrick Martin.
JETS: Rookie quarterback Geno Smith fully participated in practice despite a sore right ankle that shortened his NFL debut Friday night at Detroit.
• New York released running back John Griffin with an injury, and signed running back Kahlil Bell and wide receiver Rahsaan Vaughn.
COWBOYS: Dallas released long snapper Jackson Anderson, replaced him with P.J. Mangieri and signed kicker Brett Maher.
VIKINGS: Rookie defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd will have an MRI on his injured left knee.
RAVENS: Baltimore signed receiver Brandon Stokley to a one-year contract, adding competition for its second and third receiver jobs.
CHIEFS: Kansas City returned to practice without right tackle Eric Fisher, the No. 1 overall pick who hurt his right shoulder in their preseason opener.