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Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills News, 8/27

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Matt Warren is Associate Director of NFL coverage for SB Nation and previously covered the Bills for Buffalo Rumblings for more than a decade.

Bills on verge of acquiring Seahawks QB Jackson - The Buffalo News
"It appears the Buffalo Bills have made a choice in their summer competition for the No. 2 quarterback job: none of the above. A day after watching Vince Young struggle against the Pittsburgh Steelers, the Bills acted quickly to negotiate with the Seattle Seahawks to acquire Tarvaris Jackson."

Bills release nine; Caussin to Reserve PUP -
"With Caussin going on Reserve/PUP he no longer counts toward the Bills roster total. He will be eligible to begin practicing with the club anytime between the end of Week 6 and end of Week 9 of the regular season."

Q & A: CB Ron Brooks -
Ron Brooks talks about other colleges he might have gone to and growing up in Texas.

Bills Focus: Bitter Taste For Bills D-Line -
"Despite being dominant at times Saturday night, the Bills defensive line came away less than pleased with their performance against the Steelers."

Inside The Bills | McGee not sure when he’ll be old self
"McGee looked good in the run front as he had four tackles including a pair for loss, but clearly doesn’t have the strength in his knee yet to call himself 100 percent fit for regular season duty. When asked if he’ll be ready for the opener, the veteran cornerback was unsure."

Inside The Bills | Cuts were mainly back end of roster
"I thought CB Prince Miller might get a bit longer look. He was on the team’s practice squad last year and had a couple of good weeks in training camp. His consistency tailed off a bit though towards the end of camp and return to 1 Bills Drive. Perhaps he might still be a consideration for the practice squad."

Inside The Bills | Report: Bills trying to land QB Jackson in trade
"There were multiple reports on twitter that the Bills were trying to acquire Seattle QB Tavaris Jackson in a trade. Now ESPN’s Adam Schefter is reporting that a deal has been struck."

Clowney, Batten among nine cuts - The Buffalo News
"Clowney had the most experience of the players released. He's a three-year veteran who has played in 28 NFL games, but he had too many young players ahead of him on the Bills' receiver depth chart. Batten, a sixth-round pick in 2010, was the lone Bills draft pick among the cuts. He played in all 16 games last season, mostly on special teams."

Bills dealing with Seattle for Tarvaris Jackson - The Buffalo News
Said Carroll: "It's been agreed upon. But there still is a little bit of paperwork to do. It's scheduled to be done."

Terrence McGee rediscovering speed of NFL - The Buffalo News
"I have to get out there and play and see where I'm at," McGee said. "You can only judge so far at practice. You've got to go out there and tackle guys, go up against the speed receivers like the Steelers have. It's the league. You have to get back to that level."

Mostly meaningless, but ... - The Buffalo News
Mark Gaughan goes over pre-season winning percentages.

David Clowney among 9 released by Bills - The Buffalo News
"The moves get the Bills down to the NFL's 75-man roster limit for this week. All NFL teams must trim down from 75 to 53 players on the active roster by 9 p.m. Friday, a day after Buffalo's exhibition finale in Detroit."

Mike Martz: Tarvaris Jackson deal 'good judgment' - The Buffalo News
"So you want to make sure you're happy with your backup as a starter. You have to find that guy, wherever he is. Seventy percent of them will get injured. The odds are your guy's going to miss some amount of time. When that happens, you don't want to take a step backwards."

WGR 550 - CAPACCIO: Hot Reads From Bills/Steelers
"Some impressions taken away from the Bills 38-7 loss to Pittsburgh Saturday night:"

WGR 550 - Jackson Buffalo Bound?
"Originally drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in the second round of the 2006 NFL Draft, Jackson was signed by the Seahawks prior to the 2011 season to compete for the starting QB job. Jackson started 15 out of the team's 16 games last season and threw for 3,091 yards, 14 touchdowns, 13 interceptions and had a 79.2 Quarterback rating."

Tarvaris Jackson to Bills; bye-bye Vince Young? - ESPN
"Young is coming off his worst performance of the preseason. He completed just 12 of 26 passes for 103 yards and two interceptions in the second half against the Pittsburgh Steelers. That might have been enough for Buffalo to work out the trade for Jackson and say bye-bye to 'VY.'"

Digest: Bills release former Jackrabbit Batten | The Argus Leader
"Batten, 24, was more of a defensive end/linebacker hybrid. He totaled two tackles in three preseason games this season. The Arizona native seemed aware of his tenuous position last week during an interview with the Argus Leader."

Preseason is cause for alarm - The Buffalo News
"The preseason is the preseason, but the Bills have no reason to feel comfortable. Really, have they given any indication, with the opener approaching, that this season will be different than others in recent years? The 38-7 loss Saturday night ended with many more questions than answers. Their responses haven’t been very good, either. Several players rolled out tiresome "it’s just the preseason" rhetoric, which has become a blanket statement."

Ryan Fitzpatrick aims to recapture magic for Buffalo Bills -
"We've got to be able to put together a whole season," Fitzpatrick said. "That falls on everybody doing their job."