ORCHARD PARK, N. Jalen Reeves-Maybin Jersey .Y. -- Bills rookie quarterback EJ Manuel wont start in Buffalos season finale at New England because of a small tear in a left knee ligament that will not require surgery. Coach Doug Marrone revealed the nature of Manuels injury for the first time after practice Friday. Backup Thad Lewis will start Sunday. "The decision process was injury-related, meaning that he was not able to do the things at 100 per cent that, in my opinion, we need to do to win the game," Marrone said. "So at the end of the day, I made the decision to put him out there for no other reason because I thought Thad would give us the best chance to win this game with EJs injury not progressing." Marrone said Manuel has a "small tear" in his lateral collateral ligament, which the first-round draft pick hurt in a 27-20 win at Jacksonville on Dec. 15. The tear is regarded as a minor knee injury. Lewis will start after taking all team snaps in practice Friday. Manuel could still be active and is listed as questionable. The Bills (6-9) have already been eliminated from playoff contention but have a chance to win three straight for the first time since opening the 2011 season 3-0. The Patriots (11-4) have already clinched the AFC East and can secure a first-round bye. The injury is the latest setback for Manuel, who is 4-6 this season. He missed four straight games after spraining his right knee in a 37-24 loss at Cleveland on Oct. 3. Manuel also missed the final two preseason games after hurting his left knee. Its a setback for Marrone as well, who a week earlier had said he was "110 per cent" confident Manuel would play against the Patriots. Marrone began backing off that comment Monday, when he declined to announce a starter. Manuel and Lewis split practice time Tuesday and Thursday, before Marrone determined the injury was limiting Manuels lateral mobility. Lewis is listed as probable because of an injury to his left, non-throwing shoulder, which he hurt in a 19-0 win against Miami last weekend. He has a 2-2 record and has thrown for three touchdowns and three interceptions since his promotion from the practice squad in early October. "I feel very fortunate. Im excited about the challenge," Lewis said. "Its just another opportunity to go out and make the best of it and help this team get a win." The Patriots will be playing Lewis for the first time, after facing Manuel in their season-opening 23-21 road win. "I know hes been playing good. I know he throws the ball down the field," Patriots cornerback Aqib Talib said. "They get a lot of explosive plays when hes in the game, because hes not afraid to throw the ball down the field." Against Miami, Lewis completed a 57-yard pass up the left sideline to Robert Woods despite Buffalo being backed up inside its own 10. The Patriots are expected to play without safety Devin McCourty, who hasnt practiced since sustaining a concussion in a 41-7 win at Baltimore on Sunday. That opens the door for rookie Duron Harmon to start. The Patriots will face a Bills running game that ranks second in the NFL with 2,138 yards, led by C.J. Spiller and Fred Jackson. "They do have a lot of weapons," Harmon said. "So we know were going to have our hands full." The Bills placed safety Aaron Williams on injured reserve and promoted receiver Cordell Roberson off the practice squad. Williams had already been ruled out because of a rib injury. Roberson provides the team with depth at receiver with starter Stevie Johnson missing his second straight game. Johnson has been excused after the death of his mother, whose funeral was held Friday in Northern California. ------ Kenny Golladay Womens Jersey . 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The move came with a week remaining in the regular season. Former Cleveland and Texas general manager John Hart will serve as Wrens interim replacement. "It was time," team President John Schuerholz said. "It was time for the organizations well-being." For the Braves, it was the most jarring change of direction since manager Russ Nixon was fired 65 games into the 1990 season. He was succeeded by Bobby Cox, who remained in that job until his retirement in 2010. Schuerholz was the general manager for 17 seasons before moving up to president in 2007, handing over the GM job to his hand-picked successor, Wren. Now the focus turns to the current manager, Fredi Gonzalez, a protege of Coxs who is finishing up his fourth season. Schuerholz said the new GM would have a big say in determining if Gonzalez returns in 2015, though the fact no change was made at manager indicates he still has the support of a three-man search committee that will hire the new GM, comprised of Schuerholz, Hart and Cox. Cox said he believes Gonzalez has done a "remarkable job," leading the Braves to a wild-card berth in 2012 and an NL East title last season. They were 76-79 going into Monday nights game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, in danger of only their third losing season since 1990. "I love Atlanta. I love our organization. I would love to get another shot at it like anybody else would," Gonzalez said. "I want to be here." The Braves also dismissed Wrens right-hand man, assistant general manager Bruce Manno. Wren did not immediately return a message left on his cellphone. While the Braves made the playoffs three times during Wrens tenure, he drew heavy criticism for the big-money contracts of second baseman Dan Uggla and centre fielder B.J. Upton. Uggla was released in July, even though he was still owed $13 million this season and next. Upton may go down as one of the biggest free-agent busts in baseball history, with three more years remaining on a $75.25 million, five-year contract. The outfielder was hitting . Jalen Reeves-Maybin Youth Jersey. 207 with 11 homers and 34 RBIs, which is actually an improvement on his first year with Atlanta. "Its just one of those things that you kind of deal with and you have to live on," Upton said. A half-game behind the Washington Nationals for the NL East lead July 29, the Braves plummeted out of contention by winning just 18 of their next 49 games. Wren and Manno didnt help their cause with what some perceived as a dictatorial style. "In this job, youve got to be able to delegate. Youve got to be able to encourage. Youve got to be the guy who walks in the door when youve lost four straight and picks your manager up," Hart said. The 66-year-old Hart said he wasnt looking to make the job permanent, but Schuerholz had a bit of a different take. "We have not completely closed or opened that door," Schuerholz said, looking at Hart with a smile. Also likely to be considered: Kansas City general manager Dayton Moore, who began his career with the Braves and has the Royals in position to make the playoffs for the first time since 1985, and Braves assistant general manager John Coppolella, who will serve as Harts top aide during the transition. The Braves have one of the NLs best team ERAs, despite losing projected starters Kris Medlen and Brandon Beachy to season-ending injuries in spring training. But a feeble offence has plagued the team all season and could lead to changes on the coaching staff. It seems likely that hitting coaches Greg Walker and Scott Fletcher will not return in 2015, even if Gonzalez keeps his job. Wren was fired after the Braves were swept at home this past weekend by the New York Mets, scoring only four runs in three games. They were shut out five times during a stretch of 14 losses in 18 games. A former GM of the Baltimore Orioles, Wren served eight seasons as Schuerholzs lieutenant before moving into the top job. Hart joined the Braves last November as a senior adviser for baseball operations. He was general manager of the Indians for a decade through 2001, then spent four years in the same job with the Rangers. He is now an analyst with MLB Network along with his role with the Braves. "Im not seeking the job," Hart said. "Its been discussed, but at this particular stage its not what Im looking to do." Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys ' ' '