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Bills Officially Acquire QB Tarvaris Jackson from Seattle

On the same day the Bills said “so-long” to QB Vince Young, the team picked up some more competition for backup Tyler Thigpen, completing a deal with the Seattle Seahawks for Tarvaris Jackson.

Jackson was going to be a benchwarmer this year for Seattle, or just flat out released after they announced Sunday that rookie Russell Wilson would be the teams opening day starter.

The former Vikings starter is scheduled to make $4 million this season. That figure was reworked during talks with Jackson’s agent, Joel Segal, because the Bills deemed it to be too expensive for a backup player.

They have not announced what it took to acquire Jackson, but it’s probably no more than a late round pick.

Jackson is a seven-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.

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