Buffalo Bills News: QB Tyler Thigpen agrees to pay cut

Despite speculation that he might be cut, Buffalo Bills QB Tyler Thigpen remains on the team’s roster and has agreed to a pay cut for the 2012 season. Thigpen had been embroiled in a battle with Vince Young for the backup quarterback position with the Bills this offseason. Young was released by Buffalo but the team quickly acquired veteran Tarvaris Jackson from the Seattle Seahawks...
Via thepigskinreport.com
September 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Bills backup QB Thigpen accepts pay cut

Buffalo Bills backup quarterback Tyler Thigpen has accepted a $1 million pay cut, restructuring his contract to improve his chances of staying on the team. Thigpen confirmed the move Monday, a day after ESPN.com first reported he took a pay cut. Thigpen said there were several reasons behind the decision, and added he was glad to still be in Buffalo. He's now scheduled to make...
Via AP on Fox
September 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Bills keep QBs Jackson, Thigpen

The Bills acquired quarterback Tarvaris Jackson less than two weeks before their season opener, and apparently want to see more before annointing him as Ryan Fitzpatrick's backup. Tyler Thigpen was not among the team's cuts down to 53 players Friday, according to The Buffalo News. Also kept was H-back Dorin Dickerson. Wide receivers Kamar Aiken, Marcus Easley, Derek Hagan...
Via Pro Sports Daily
August 31, 2012  |  Discuss

Backup QB a question for Bills in preseason finale

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...
Via AP on Fox
August 28, 2012  |  Discuss

BREAKING NEWS: Buffalo To Acquire Tavares Jackson From Seahawks

The acquisition of Jackson could mean the end of Thigpen and Young( Source: Norm Hall/Getty Images North America) If last night was indication, the Bills have in issue at the quarterback position. On Sunday, they made an attempt to try and solve that issue. Buffalo is reportedly close to acquiring QB Tavaris Jackson from the Seattle Seahawks. The deal was first reported by Ian Rapoport...
Via Queen City Sports
August 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Doink! Thigpen's video drawing plenty of views

The hit heard around the football world Sunday wasn't the shot put on quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick by former Bills linebacker London Fletcher in the second quarter, it was the one taken by backup quarterback Tyler Thigpen. While warming up to possibly replace Fitzpatrick in the lineup, Thigpen wasn't looking and took a football right off the helmet. Bills safety George Wilson...
Via Billboard
November 01, 2011  |  Discuss

Video: Tyler Thigpen Gets Hit In The Head By Football While warming Up

When Buffalo Bills starting QB Ryan Fitzpatrick went down briefly with an injury in Sunday’s game vs. the Redskins, his back up Tyler Thigpen was preparing for the possibility of entering the game to fill in. Then this happened: Coincidentally Fitzpatrick remained in the game and Thigpen on the bench. Was Thigpen too distracted by almost [...]
Via Los That Sports Blog
November 01, 2011  |  Discuss

Bills QB Tyler Thigpen Takes Football Off Side of the Head While Warming Up

Ah the life of the backup quarterback.  They’re equal parts cheerleader and assistant quarterbacks coach, with the emergency preparedness of a noble boy scout, and while most don’t get to see any action outside of garbage time, at least they are paid handsomely for their efforts. But every once in a while the unthinkable happens, and the opportunity arises during a crucial moment...
Via The Last Angry Fan
October 31, 2011  |  Discuss

Video: Tyler Thigpen gets hit in the head with a football

Tyler Thigpen is 1-11 in his 12 career NFL starts and has spent the first seven games of this season backing up the Buffalo Bills' new $59 million man, Ryan Fitzpatrick. For a brief moment in Sunday's game, it appeared the Coastal Carolina product was going to get a chance to redeem himself on the field when Fitzpatrick took a vicious hit from Washington Redskins linebacker...
Via Shutdown Corner
October 30, 2011  |  Discuss

Buffalo Bills Backup QB Uses His Head On Sideline

Buffalo Bills backup quarterback Tyler Thigpen had visions of glory swirling through his head one minute then chirping birds circling it a moment later after he was doinked in the head by an errant throw on the sidelines during Sunday's game against the Washington Redskins. After the Bills starting quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick was slammed to the ground by Redskins linebacker...
Via The Other Paper
October 30, 2011  |  Discuss

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