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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

Questions remain at Bills backup QB spot

Posted Sept. 21, 2012 @ 8:48 p.m. ET
Newly acquired Tarvaris Jackson is not up to speed to be the No. 2 QB, yet, and the team's confidence in Tyler Thigpen is certainly questionable.

AFC East Spin cycle: Week Two

Posted Sept. 17, 2012 @ 1:23 p.m. ET
This week, it was the Bills and Dolphins turning the tables by winning big and the Patriots and Jets suffering ugly losses.

Bills send Chiefs to 0-2 in 35-17 rout

Posted Sept. 16, 2012 @ 4:32 p.m. ET
C.J. Spiller scored twice and had 123 yards rushing in sparking the Buffalo Bills' 35-17 rout over the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday.

NFL Links: Should Rams have drafted RG3?

Posted Sept. 14, 2012 @ 11:49 a.m. ET
Sam Bradford over RG3 was the right choice, the Green Bay defense makes a statement and the Giants lose a treasured mustache.

Spotlight on Bills WRs Jones, Graham in Nelson's absence

Posted Sept. 13, 2012 @ 8:53 p.m. ET
Bills third-year WR Donald Jones will get an extra opportunity to prove his worth after David Nelson suffered a torn ACL.

Wednesday's 60-second rant: Bills' problems start with D-line

Posted Sept. 12, 2012 @ 4:59 p.m. ET
The disappointing Week One performance by the Bills' defensive line had a ripple effect on the team's other units.

Bills DT Dareus excused after brother killed

Posted Sept. 12, 2012 @ 12:47 p.m. ET
Bills DT Marcell Dareus has been excused to be with his family after his younger brother was shot and killed last weekend.

Bills stadium lease talks stall with state, county

Posted Sept. 12, 2012 @ 11:40 a.m. ET
Ralph Wilson Stadium lease negotiations between the Bills and state and county officials have stalled.

Bills re-sign RB White

Posted Sept. 11, 2012 @ 11:53 a.m. ET
The Bills re-signed RB Johnny White on Tuesday and placed WR David Nelson on injured reserve.

Bills RB Jackson out at least three games

Posted Sept. 10, 2012 @ 3:44 p.m. ET
Bills head coach Chan Gailey confirmed that RB Fred Jackson will miss at least three weeks after suffering a knee injury in Sunday’s loss to the Jets.

Report: Bills WR Nelson out for season

Posted Sept. 10, 2012 @ 1:59 p.m. ET
Bills WR David Nelson tore his ACL and will miss the rest of the 2012 season, ESPN’s Adam Schefter first reported. 

AFC East Spin cycle: Week One

Posted Sept. 10, 2012 @ 12:43 p.m. ET
The Patriots and Jets dominated in Week One, while the Bills are close to panic mode and the Dolphins have a long way to go.

Shorts and Shells: Week One

Posted Sept. 10, 2012 @ 2:55 a.m. ET
Welcome to Overreaction Sunday, where RG3 can do no wrong, the Bills and Saints do little right and Peyton Manning is back in business. We think.

Howell's play keeps Bills from adding a vet

Posted Sept. 07, 2012 @ 11:06 a.m. ET
Rookie Delano Howell made the Bills' roster as their No. 4 safety, as his preseason performance kept Buffalo from adding a veteran. 

Raiders sign WR Hagan

Posted Sept. 06, 2012 @ 11:26 a.m. ET
The Raiders announced Thursday that they have signed veteran free-agent WR Derek Hagan.

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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