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Buffalo Bills Release Quarterback Tarvaris Jackson

June 10th, 2013 at 7:16 PM
By Paul Lane Sabres 101

The Buffalo Bills released quarterback Tarvaris Jackson on Monday, with the signal-caller being acquired and then re-signed without ever taking a snap for the Bills.

'Tarvaris Jackson and his left arm' photo (c) 2008, Gregg - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/

Buffalo traded for Jackson last summer after Vince Young didn't work out as a backup QB. But Jackson was never active on the roster in 2012.

In spite of this, the Bills re-signed him in February, thanks in part to the dearth of bodies at the position after Ryan Fitzpatrick was cut. He was told at the time he'd be able to compete for the No. 1 job, but he took few reps in the team's voluntary workouts last month. The acquisition of Kevin Kolb and drafting of E.J. Manuel evidently filled the void, as they got most of the reps.

The 30-year-old is 625-of-1,053 for his career, tossing 38 touchdowns and 35 interceptions.

Rookie Jeff Tuel currently sits as the third-stringer. The team begins mandatory workouts Tuesday.

Tags: Buffalo, Buffalo Bills, Football, NFL, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Tarvaris Jackson, Vince Young

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