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Bills Release Tarvaris Jackson

By Nate Woelfel



The Buffalo Bills announced on Monday that they have released quarterback Tarvaris Jackson. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
The Buffalo Bills announced on Monday that they have released quarterback Tarvaris Jackson. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Last year, the Buffalo Bills traded a seventh-round draft pick to acquire quarterback Tarvaris Jackson from the Seattle Seahawks.

Though Jackson never saw the field in a regular season game, he and the team came to terms on a contract to bring him back for the 2013 campaign.

But now, on the night before minicamp is set to begin, the Bills have announced that they have released Jackson.

The quarterback position has been an Achilles heel for Buffalo for the better part of the past decade. Of the four signal callers who were previously on the roster, Jackson would have had the most experience, appearing in 54 games.

With the number of quarterbacks trimmed down to three, Kevin Kolb now boasts that title. Kolb has played in 34 professional games, including six last season with the Arizona Cardinals. He is now the only quarterback on the Bills' roster with any NFL experience. 

First-round pick E.J. Manuel is also projected to be in the mix for the starting job.