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Shortly after announcing they had released Young, the Bills followed up to confirm reports that they had acquired Tarvaris Jackson in a trade with the Seattle Seahawks in exchange for an undisclosed draft pick.
It was a surprising turn of events that came in the final week of the preseason, and after Young struggled in his bid to win the backup job in a 38-7 loss to Pittsburgh on Saturday.
Young posted comments on his Twitter account indicating his time in Buffalo was over on Monday morning.
Jackson traveled overnight to Buffalo, and was expected to join his new teammates for practice Monday afternoon.
The trade wasn’t completed until the Bills (No. 19 in the AP Pro32) reached a deal with Jackson’s agent, Joel Segal, to restructure the final year of the player’s contract, according to a person familiar with discussions. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the Bills do not discuss contract talks.
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 had the edge to win the backup job before he struggled on Saturday. He 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.
It was a sudden turn of events for Young, who last week had earned a thumbs-up from quarterbacks coach David Lee.
“I’m really pleased with how much he studied and how he has slowly gotten better and better,” Lee had said. “Is he ready for the season? Not yet, but he’s getting better every day.”
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