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Tyler Thigpen

Tyler Thigpen - #4 - QB

Status Inactive
Height/Weight 6' 1"/ 218 lbs.
Birthday 04/14/1984
Birthplace Winnsboro, SC
College Coastal Carolina
Years played 7
Drafted 2007, 7th round, 7th 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.

Report: Jackson restructures contract to complete Bills trade

Posted Aug. 27, 2012 @ 11:43 a.m. ET
According to NFL Network’s Michael Lombardi, QB Tarvaris Jackson agreed to restructure his contract to complete a trade to Buffalo.

Bills sign QB Young

Posted May 11, 2012 @ 1:01 p.m. ET
The Bills signed QB Vince Young to a one-year deal on Friday. He worked out for the team last week.

Bills improve, fail to make splash

Posted Aug. 08, 2011 @ 11:27 a.m. ET
With plenty of salary-cap room, the Bills could have made some serious upgrades to their 4-12 club. But, no surprise to Bills fans, they failed to add an impact player.

Bills to sign QB Thigpen

Posted July 26, 2011 @ 11:14 p.m. ET
Tyler Thigpen agreed to a three-year deal with the Bills, reuniting with former offensive coordinator Chan Gailey.

Expect Bills to target athletic QBs in free agency

Posted July 22, 2011 @ 5:46 p.m. ET
Tyler Thigpen and even Vince Young could be potential targets as the Bills look to add a quarterback in free agency.

Report: Dolphins tender QB Thigpen

Posted March 02, 2011 @ 2:34 p.m. ET
The Dolphins reportedly placed a one-year tender on third-string QB Tyler Thigpen, who started one game in 2010.

Report: Henne likely to start Sunday

Posted Nov. 27, 2010 @ 1:15 p.m. ET
Dolphins head coach Tony Sparano is reportedly leaning toward starting Chad Henne at quarterback on Sunday.

Dolphins' O-line struggles highlighted in loss to Bears

Posted Nov. 19, 2010 @ 3:54 p.m. ET
The Dolphins' offense could be helped by a running game; unfortunately it has been non-existent all season and now is coming to the forefront with third-string QB Tyler Thigpen at the helm.

Dolphins sign Ramsey, Pennington on I.R.

Posted Nov. 15, 2010 @ 6:55 p.m. ET
The Dolphins have signed Patrick Ramsey and will make him their second-string QB behind Tyler Thigpen for their Thursday night game with the Bears.

QB Thigpen shouldn’t hurt value of Dolphins’ WRs

Posted Nov. 15, 2010 @ 3:22 p.m. ET
While the appearance of a third-string quarterback usually would kill the fantasy value of a team's receiving corps, such is not the case in Miami.

Thigpen, 'Wildcat' keep Dolphins season alive

Posted Nov. 15, 2010 @ 2:19 p.m. ET
When Dolphins head coach Tony Sparano announced last week that Chad Pennington would start at quarterback, he did so because the offense needed a spark. In the Dolphins' 29-17 home win over the Titans, the offense got a spark, but ...

Report: Pennington done for the year

Posted Nov. 15, 2010 @ 1:46 p.m. ET
A source close to Dolphins QB Chad Pennington has told that the veteran will miss the rest of the season with a right shoulder injury. It could be a career-ending injury as well.

Dolphins to explore backup QB options

Posted Nov. 14, 2010 @ 9:06 p.m. ET
Following injuries to Chad Pennington and Chad Henne, Miami is bringing in some free agents to compete for a backup job behind likely starter Tyler Thigpen.

Report: Pennington, Henne both out for season

Posted Nov. 14, 2010 @ 6:35 p.m. ET
Both Chad Pennington and Chad Henne are likely out for the remainder of the season, according to PFW Dolphins correspondent and Sun Sentinel reporter Omar Kelly. Each quarterback was injured in Miami's 29-17 Week 10 victory vs. the Titans.

Dolphins use three QBs in win over Titans

Posted Nov. 14, 2010 @ 4:36 p.m. ET
The Miami Dolphins achieved their season-high point total against Tennessee, and it only took three quarterbacks, a flea-flicker and the revival of the wildcat.

Giants may surprise with offensive pick

Posted April 11, 2010 @ 10:38 a.m. ET
Although most pundits expect the Giants to draft a middle linebacker with their first-round pick, the whispers we're hearing indicate that an offensive player, such as TE Jermaine Gresham, wouldn't be a shocking choice.


Posted Sept. 03, 2012
Thigpen has accepted a $1 million pay cut, restructuring his contract to improve his chances of staying on the team. The Buffalo Bills backup quarterback confirmed the move Monday, a day after first reported he took a pay cut.||||||| Thigpen said there were several reasons behind the decision, and added he was glad to still be in Buffalo. He's now scheduled to make a base salary of $1.5 million this season in the second year of a three-year contract. Thigpen's future in Buffalo remains in question as he's competing for the backup spot with Tarvaris Jackson, who was acquired from Seattle last week. In their final cuts Friday, the Bills kept Thigpen because he's more familiar with the offense.
Posted Aug. 28, 2012
Tyler Thigpen will get a majority of the playing time in the Buffalo Bills' preseason finale. The No. 2 quarterback job is among several unsettled positions before the Bills set the 53-player roster Friday. Gailey said about 80 percent of his roster is already set, leaving about seven players on the bubble.||||||| It is Thigpen's final shot to win the backup job, and the newly acquired Tarvaris Jackson will take over in the fourth quarter of Buffalo's game at Detroit on Thursday. Jackson will be judged on his potential as well, coach Chan Gailey said Tuesday. Buffalo acquired Jackson in a trade with Seattle on Monday.
Posted Nov. 19, 2010
Thigpen, pressed into duty after Chad Pennington and Chad Henne were hurt in Sunday's game, finished 17 for 29 for 187 yards in Thursday's 16-0 loss to the Bears.||||||| Thigpen had 27 of the Dolphins' 39 yards rushing, but was sacked six times and found himself scrambling often and fell to 1-11 as an NFL starter. "Offensively we couldn't get out of our own way," Thigpen said. "We would get one thing going, and then we'd get one thing to set us back."
Posted Nov. 16, 2010
Thigpen took practice snaps running the Miami Dolphins' offense for the first time this season Tuesday, while Chad Henne sat out the team's only workout in preparation for Thursday night's game against the Chicago Bears.||||||| Thigpen is likely to make his first NFL start since 2008, when he was with Kansas City. Coach Tony Sparano wants the Bears wondering who will play quarterback, and he declined to rule out Henne's availability.
Posted Sept. 03, 2010
Thigpen completed 10 of 18 passes for 160 yards with two touchdowns and one interception in the Dolphins' 27-25 loss at Dallas in their preseason finale Thursday.||||||| Thigpen is expected to be Chad Henne's backup with the Dolphins this season.