"I think what we're going to do is let's not talk about the timetable until we get through this preseason," Marrone said, via the Bills' official website. "I understand he's not going to be here for the preseason, but any time after that my expectation is he'll be day to day after that."
Marrone acknowledged the quarterback position remains unsettled with the opener two weeks away.
"I don't know," he said. "There are a lot of variables that go into that. How Kevin is doing and how he is playing. How EJ comes back from the time off, so there's a lot of speculation on that. I think I'll be able to answer that question once we get to the day to day and he's out here practicing."
Kolb didn't show us anything we didn't already know about him on Friday. It's fair to assume Marrone would be over the moon if Manuel's recovery process allowed him to be ready for the Patriots.