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QB Jackson likely to remain in #3 role

Posted by Chris Brown on September 29, 2012 – 4:37 pm

The Bills acquired QB Tarvaris Jackson via trade after it became clear that free agent signee Vince Young wasn’t a fit. The timing of the acquisition however, is going to make it difficult for Jackson and the Bills to find him the snaps needed in the practice setting to get a proper handle on the offense.

In his weekly conversation with Buffalobills.com head coach Chan Gailey said it’s unlikely that Jackson will move up from the number three role this season to challenge for the backup job due to those practice dynamics.

“It would be very tough for Tarvaris to challenge for that spot this year because of limited reps (in practice),” said Gailey. “Fitz takes almost every rep we have on offense during the course of the week. The backup gets very few reps through the course of practice. So it’s hard for him to get the reps necessary to make a viable charge at this point for that position. We knew it would be a challenge. We knew that when we made the move, but we were hoping that we would be able to keep him around and keep him learning and eventually by osmosis pick up enough to help us if something were to happen later in the season.”


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