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By: Associated Press, The Jamestown Sun
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills have agreed to acquire quarterback Tarvaris Jackson in a trade with the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday.
The deal won’t go through until the Bills complete negotiations with Jackson’s agent to restructure the final year of the player’s contract, the person said, speaking on the condition of anonymity because neither team has announced the trade.
Jackson is scheduled to make $4 million this season, which the Bills deem to be too expensive for a player to fill a backup job.
It’s unclear what the Seahawks will get in return, though it’s expected to be a mid- to late-round draft pick from Buffalo.
Jackson’s future was in question with the Seahawks after the team acquired Matt Flynn in free agency this offseason, and after using a third-round pick to draft Russell Wilson in April.
Selected in the second round of the 2006 draft by Minnesota, Jackson had an up-and-down five-year career with the Vikings, His most productive season came in 2007, when he started 12 games.
He signed a two-year contract with the Seahawks last year, and was credited for playing a major role in the team’s turnaround after a 2-6 start. He posted career numbers in completions (271), attempts (450), 3,091 yards passing with 14 touchdowns and 13 interceptions.
Also Sunday, the Seahawks cut wide receiver Terrell Owens.
The 38-year-old posted a message on his Twitter account saying that he had been released and the Seahawks made the move official later in the day.
“I’m no longer a Seahawk. I THANK the organization 4 the opportunity.”