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Quarterback Tyler Thigpen will get a majority of the playing time in the Buffalo Bills' preseason finale.
It is Thigpen's final shot to win the backup job, and the newly acquired Tarvaris Jackson will take over in the fourth quarter of Buffalo's game at Detroit on Thursday.
Jackson will be judged on his potential as well, coach Chan Gailey said Tuesday. Buffalo acquired Jackson in a trade with Seattle Monday.
The No. 2 quarterback job is among several unsettled positions before the Bills set the 53-player roster Friday. Gailey said about 80 percent of his roster is already set, leaving about seven players on the bubble.
General manager Buddy Nix said adding a veteran safety might no longer be a key need based on how rookie Delano Howell's performed.
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A person familiar with the discussions says the Buffalo Bills have reached an agreement with quarterback Tarvaris Jackson.
Jackson's arrival in Buffalo completes a trade with the Seattle Seahawks.
The person said a deal to restructure the final year of Jackson's contract was reached early Monday and that the quarterback was already traveling to Buffalo. The person spoke...
Tarvaris Jackson is headed to Buffalo.
According to a report from NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport, the Seattle Seahawks have come to an agreement with the Bills to deal their starting quarterback in 2011 in return for what is currently undisclosed.
Breaking: The #Seahawks will trade QB Tarvaris Jackson to the #Bills, two sources tell me. Finalized soon. Terms not yet available
— Ian Rapoport...
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) -- A person familiar with the discussions says the Buffalo Bills have reached an agreement with quarterback Tarvaris Jackson. Jackson's arrival in Buffalo completes a trade with the Seattle Seahawks. The person said a deal to restructure the final year of Jackson's contract was reached early Monday and that the quarterback was already traveling to...
By now anyone who follows the NFL knows that Tarvaris Jackson was traded to the Buffalo Bills for an undisclosed draft pick. This move ultimately led to the release of Vince Young, who was battling with Tyler Thigpen (who will likely also be released due to the trade) for the backup quarterback job behind starter Ryan Fitzpatrick. The [...]
According to ESPN, and the AP, the Buffalo Bills have acquired Seattle QB Tarvaris Jackson.
Adam Schefter reports it will be for a conditional 7th round pick.
Also, it is reported the Bills have reached a contract restructure with Jackson, who was scheduled to make 4 million dollars this year. No reports yet on the terms of the deal.
Trade for Seattle: There was just no room in Seattle for Jackson. Russell Wilson had an impressive offseason to win the starting quarterback job as a 3rd round pick rookie, while Matt Flynn basically won the backup quarterback job by virtue of his fully guaranteed 8 million dollar salary in 2012, 6 million of which had already been paid to him in the form of a signing bonus. Jackson...
SEATTLE-After a phenomenal preseason run, the Seahawks have stepped up and named Russell Wilson as their starting quarterback for the immediate future.
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According to ESPN’s John Clayton, quarterback Tarvaris Jackson took a big pay cut in hopes of remaining with the Buffalo Bills after this season.
Tarvaras Jackson took a paycut from $4 million to $1.75 million with hopes of staying with the Bills after his trade.
— John Clayton (@ClaytonESPN) August 30, 2012
Jackson clearly took the pay cut because he knows he has a shot...
The success of rookie Russell Wilson this preseason in Seattle has given the team some peace of mind at the quarterback position, and they've dealt last year's starter Tarvaris Jackson to the Bills in exchange for an undisclosed draft pick. Jackson's starting job looked to be in jeopardy this offseason when the Seahawks signed former Packers backup Matt Flynn, but it...