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Bills Cut Vince Young, Acquire Tarvaris Jackson in Trade


The Bills have reportedly flipped backup quarterbacks today, cutting ties with former Titans and Eagles quarterback Vince Young, then trading for former Seahawks and Vikings starter Tarvaris Jackson—all in one fell swoop. In short, it’s Young out, Jackson in behind Buffalo starter Ryan Fitzpatrick. From the AP, via

The Buffalo Bills have a new backup in Tarvaris Jackson, and they’ve cut Vince Young in a sudden shuffle of quarterbacks on Monday. Shortly after announcing they had released Young, the Bills followed up to confirm reports that they had acquired Jackson in a trade with the Seattle Seahawks in exchange for an undisclosed draft pick. It was a surprising turn of events that came in the final week of the preseason, and after Young struggled in his bid to win the backup job in a 38-7 loss to Pittsburgh on Saturday. ”Vince, I don’t want to get into what he can do and can’t do, it just didn’t work out,” general manager Buddy Nix said. “We just need to move on and give this guy a try.” As for Jackson, Nix said the Bills showed interest in him once the Seahawks deemed him expendable after selecting rookie third-round draft pick Russell Wilson as their starter on Sunday.