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Tarvaris Jackson

Tarvaris Jackson - #7 - QB

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 2"/ 225 lbs.
Birthday 04/21/1983
Birthplace Montgomery, AL
College Alabama State
Years played 8
Drafted 2006, 2nd round, 32nd pick by Vikings

Five minutes with a legend: Jim Kelly

Posted Sept. 10, 2010 @ 12:46 p.m. ET
Mike Beacom catches up with Hall of Fame QB Jim Kelly and finds out how Kelly stays competitive, what he thinks of social networking and why former teammate Andre Reed should join him in Canton.

Bills sign LB Ayodele, place LB Mitchell on I.R.

Posted Sept. 10, 2010 @ 11:19 a.m. ET
The Bills announced Friday that they have signed free-agent LB Akin Ayodele and placed LB Kawika Mitchell on injured reserve.

Gailey names Spiller as Bills' starting back

Posted Sept. 08, 2010 @ 4:43 p.m. ET
Head coach Chan Gailey has named rookie RB C.J. Spiller for the Bills in their Week One matchup with the Dolphins.

Bills' Jackson expected to play in opener

Posted Sept. 08, 2010 @ 2:43 p.m. ET
He won't be starting in the season opener, but Bills RB Fred Jackson will play in the game, head coach Chan Gailey said Wednesday.

Bills waive TE Schouman, sign rookie to practice squad

Posted Sept. 08, 2010 @ 1:14 p.m. ET
The Bills waived veteran TE Derek Schouman Wednesday.

Bills sign TE Martin, OG Urbik

Posted Sept. 05, 2010 @ 4:27 p.m. ET
The Bills announced Sunday that the team has signed free-agent TE David Martin and was awarded OG Kraig Urbik off waivers from the Steelers.

WR Hardy among 19 Bills released

Posted Sept. 04, 2010 @ 5:54 p.m. ET
The Bills announced the release of 19 players, including former second-round WR James Hardy.

Bills' offseason moves paying off

Posted Sept. 04, 2010 @ 2:08 p.m. ET
Neither move was especially popular at the time, but the hiring of head coach Chan Gailey and the drafting of C.J. Spiller may have been the right ones for the Bills.

Bills RB Lynch cleared to play in preseason finale

Posted Aug. 31, 2010 @ 2:08 p.m. ET
After hurting his ankle in the Bills' first preseason game against Washington, RB Marshawn Lynch has been cleared to play in Thursday's preseason finale against the Lions.

Searching for QB help next year?

Posted Aug. 27, 2010 @ 3:19 p.m. ET
PFW's Eric Edholm identifies the teams that are most likely to seek QB help before the 2011 season begins a year from now.

Key injuries once again plaguing Bills

Posted Aug. 26, 2010 @ 3:02 p.m. ET
Just a year after being the league's most injured team, the Bills are already dealing with a slew of key ailments.

Average value of NFL teams decreases

Posted Aug. 26, 2010 @ 1:01 p.m. ET
In Forbes magazine's annual ranking of NFL team values released Wednesday, the average value for NFL teams fell two percent.

Responding to hecklers makes Gailey look small

Posted Aug. 25, 2010 @ 9:49 a.m. ET
Bills head coach Chan Gailey told players not to sign autographs for fans heckling QB Trent Edwards at practice Tuesday.

Bills help ailing TE corps, sign Foschi

Posted Aug. 23, 2010 @ 4:30 p.m. ET
Buffalo helped it's injury-riddled TE group by signing four-year veteran J.P. Foschi.

Bills bombarded by injuries once again

Posted Aug. 22, 2010 @ 11:12 p.m. ET
One year after they were possibly the most injured team in the NFL, the Bills are once again dealing with a slew of injuries as the 2010 season approaches.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted Feb. 15, 2013
Jackson is coming back to Buffalo after re-signing with the Bills on Friday. And returning starter Ryan Fitzpatrick remains part of the team's future for now.||||||| In announcing Jackson's signing, new coach Doug Marrone ended a month of speculation regarding his plans at quarterback by saying he intends to have Fitzpatrick and Jackson compete for the starting job. "I spoke with Ryan and Tarvaris and told them we will have an open competition at the quarterback position - similar to what we will do at all positions," Marrone said, in a statement released by the team. "I believe that our players will embrace this challenge."
Posted Aug. 27, 2012
The Bills confirmed reports that they had acquired Tarvaris Jackson in a trade with the Seattle Seahawks in exchange for an undisclosed draft pick.||||||| Jackson traveled overnight to Buffalo, and was expected to join his new teammates for practice Monday afternoon.
Posted Aug. 26, 2012
A person familiar with discussions has told The Associated Press that the Buffalo Bills have tentatively agreed to acquire Jackson in a trade with the Seattle Seahawks.||||||| The Bills are in talks with Jackson's agent to restructure the final year of the player's contract. He's scheduled to make $4 million this season.
Posted Jan. 02, 2012
Jackson was 21 of 35 for 222 yards and a touchdown with one pick for the Seahawks in Sunday's 23-20 OT loss to Arizona.||||||| Jackson had career highs of 14 TDs and 13 INTs in his first season in the Pacific Northwest.
Posted Dec. 25, 2011
Jackson was 15 of 28 for 168 yards with one TD pass Saturday in a 19-17 loss to NFC West champion San Francisco.||||||| Jackson, however, fumbled the ball away on a late possession. He matches up next week with Arizona's John Skelton in an interesting matchup.

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