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The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the Bills (No. 19 in the AP Pro32) have not announced the trade.
It’s not yet clear what the Seahawks will get in return, though it’s expected to be a mid- to late-round draft pick from Buffalo.
Jackson was expected to take a physical before signing his new contract with Buffalo, and then join his new team for a late-afternoon practice.
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, but his future was left uncertain after Seattle acquired Matt Flynn in free agency this offseason, and after using a third-round pick to draft Russell Wilson in April.
Young, who signed a one-year contract with Buffalo in May, had the edge to win the No. 2 job until he struggled in a 38-7 loss to Pittsburgh on Saturday.
Young threw two interceptions, the first coming on his first pass attempt, and finished 12 of 26 for 103 yards passing in playing the entire second half.
Young had been competing with returning backup Tyler Thigpen for the No. 2 job.
And coach Chan Gailey has maintained there’s only room for one backup, because the No. 3 job is going to receiver/wildcat specialist Brad Smith.
It is the latest blow to Young’s once-promising career. After leading Texas to the national championship in 2006, Young was selected third overall in the draft by the Tennessee Titans and was the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year.
Jackson has had an up-and-down career since being selected by Minnesota in the second round of the 2006 draft. He spent five years with the Vikings, including a 2007 when he went 8-4 before losing his starting job.
Jackson signed a two-year contract with the Seahawks last year, and was credited for playing a major role in the team’s turnaround after a 2-6 start. He had career numbers in completions (271), attempts (450), 3,091 yards passing with 14 touchdowns and 13 interceptions.
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