Buffalo Bills rookie quarterback EJ Manuel could return to the starting lineup as soon as Sunday as he's been cleared for contact.

Manuel sprained his right knee and has missed four games.  The Bills went 1-3 without Manuel.

Rookie Jeff Tuel has been in the QB slot in place of Manuel but has been inconsistent. The Bills have also released Matt Flynn just three weeks after signing him.

If Manuel is ready to go he will face the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday.

[Associated Press]