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Buffalo Bills release veteran Tarvaris Jackson

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Buffalo Bills have released veteran quarterback Tarvaris Jackson just a day before they start minicamp according to ESPN.

The move means that EJ Manuel is set to be given the starting job after being selected as the 16th overall pick in the 2013 NFL draft making him the only quarterback taken in the first round of the draft.

Jackson didn't make many appearances in Buffalo after being acquired from Seattle Seahawks in August. The 30-year old spent all of last season as Buffalo's third-string quarterback. 

However, he re-signed a one-year contract for The Bills in February in a $2.25million deal. But Jackson was still regarded as back-up and was rarely given a starting opportunity.

23-year old EJ Manuel is being touted to be the Bills starting quarterback next season. Manuel will compete with Kevin Kolb, a sixth-year player the Bills signed in free agency in April.

It is the second consecutive offseason that Jackson had been regarded surplus to requirements after losing out in a three-way quarterback competition.

Last summer Seahawks deemed Jackson expendable after Russell Wilson secured the starting job with Matt Flynn as back-up.


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