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Bills release QB Tarvaris Jackson

By Josh Katzowitz | NFL Writer

Tarvaris Jackson is now out of a job. (USATSI)
Tarvaris Jackson is now out of a job. (USATSI)

Ten months after the Bills sent a late-round draft pick to Seattle in exchange for quarterback Tarvaris Jackson, Buffalo has announced it has released him.

Jackson was used as an insurance policy for starter Ryan Fitzpatrick last season, but he never actually got into a game. Instead, Fitzpatrick helped the team to a 6-10 season (not surprisingly, he's no longer around), and Tyler Thigpen was the other quarterback to get a little playing time. No matter. I still ranked Jackson as the eighth-best backup in the league.

Though the Bills took EJ Manuel in the first round of the NFL Draft, Jackson apparently was still going to get the chance to compete for the starting job against Manuel and Kevin Kolb.

Even though he recently had signed a deal that gave him a $500,000 signing bonus, that's obviously not happening anymore.

“[The] first thing I thought about when [offensive coordinator Nathaniel] Hackett talked about the up-tempo offense is it's something that we did in Seattle,” Jackson said in April before the draft. “[Playing up-tempo] was one of the things we did pretty well, so I'm familiar with it and I'm kind of excited about it.”

“This is something I did in Seattle and we were kind of successful with it. We were able to move the ball and put points on the board, and now I get to do it again, hopefully.”

Instead, Jackson finds himself without a job.

Still, he's keeping his sense of humor.

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