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QB VINCE YOUNG RELEASED BY BUFFALO BILLS
Wed, 29 Aug 2012 03:55 PM EDT

The Bills have a new backup in Tarvaris Jackson, and they’ve cut Vince Young in an unexpected shuffle of quarterbacks.

Shortly after announcing they’d released Young, the Buffalo Bills followed up to confirm reports that they had acquired Jackson in a trade with the Seahawks in exchange for a secret undisclosed pick.

It is a surprising chance happening that came in the last week of the preseason, and after Young struggled in his bid to win the backup job in a 38-7 loss to Steelers.

“Vince, I do not want to get into what he will be able to do and can’t do, it just did not work out,” director Buddy Nix expounded. “We just have to move on and give this guy a try.”

As for Jackson, Nix said the Bills showed interest in him once the Seahawks presumed him expendable after picking newbie 3rd-round draft pick Russell Wilson as their starter.

Nix called Jackson a strong-armed QB who’s accustomed to playing in offenses that feature a fast passing attack such as the Bills.

Nix did acknowledge consistency has at times been a controversy with Jackson, who is on his 3rd team in 3 years.

“Maybe getting in the right spot and the right system he’ll blossom,” Nix asserted, noting there’s a chance Jackson could play in the Bills preseason finale at Detroit.

“He’s bounced around a little bit, but who knows, we’ll give it a try. We all know he’s got the capability to do it, and we will see if he can produce.” Basketball odds

Jackson was planned to make $4 million this season, a figure the Buffalo Bills deemed to be too expensive for a backup player.

Jackson is a 7-year veteran who has gone 17-17 as a starter with Minnesota and Seattle. He had a 7-7 record with the Seahawks last season, but his future was left doubtful after Seattle drafted Wilson and acquired Matt Flynn in free agency this offseason.

The Bills quickly ran out of patience with Young, who had signed a one-year contract in May to contest with returning backup Tyler Thigpen for the No. 2 job behind starter Ryan Fitzpatrick.

Young had the edge to win the backup job before he struggled on Saturday. He threw 2 interceptions, the 1st coming on his 1st pass attempt, and finished 12 of 26 for 103 yards passing in playing the whole 2nd half.

It was an unexpected chance happening for Young, who last week had made a thumbs-up from QBs coach David Lee.

“I’m truly pleased with how much he studied and how he has slowly gotten better and better,” Lee had announced. “Is he prepared for the season? Not yet, but he’s improving each day.”

For Young, it’s the latest blow to what was a once-promising career. After leading Texas to the national championship in 2006, Young was selected 3rd overall in the draft by the Tennessee Titans and was the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year.

The Tennessee Titans eventually ran out of patience with Young and released him last summer. Young had an upsetting season as Michael Vick’s backup in Philadelphia last year.


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