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Buffalo Bills news, 6/11: Tarvaris Jackson released

Here's your round-up of the Tarvaris Jackson news and more, as the Bills' new personnel hires met the media yesterday.

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

Tarvaris Jackson released

Bills opt to part ways with Jackson - The Buffalo News
"The move also is a boost to undrafted rookie Jeff Tuel of Washington State, the third quarterback on the roster. He was one of the top rookie free agents the Bills targeted after the draft and got almost no practice snaps this spring. Now he figures to get a little more work."

Inside The Bills | QB Jackson release a plus for Manuel
"During OTA practices it was Tarvaris Jackson and Kevin Kolb getting the majority of the reps in team drills. EJ Manuel was third in terms of snaps in practice. That all changes now."

WGR 550 SportsRadio - Bills Release Tarvaris Jackson
"With Jackson out of the way, it opens room for the young quarterback to not only get more reps throughout practice in helping the Bills get Manuel more prepared for the season, but to also help the team see just how quickly Manuel can get on to the field in a full-time capacity."

Bills cut Tarvaris Jackson | ProFootballTalk
"Kolb likely will be Manuel’s understudy, under a contract that, as we reported in April "screams backup." Basically, Kolb will be in line for a lot more money if he plays, which is all the more reason to let Manuel, whose contract will be restricted by the rookie wage scale, at least start the season as the starter."

New personnel men meet media

Bills new scouting director equipped to find winners -
"It helps me (now)," Fisher said. "It really helps me. When I started (scouting) doing BLESTO you would meet with the players before they became stars, their junior year going into their senior year. It would give me a good read on the kids then and even now at the NFL Combine it’s a good read. Being around them and looking at their bio and family structure you can see some of the things that make me go, ‘Uh oh, we may want to watch out.’"

Monos is ready for work - The Buffalo News
"Monos said he never before had talked with Whaley about working for the Bills and that the call from Whaley to come to Buffalo for an interview came out of the blue."

Kelvin Fisher's career change from mean streets to One Bills Drive - Press Coverage | The Buffalo News
"Fisher spent 13 seasons as a Steelers scout, mostly evaluating players in the Western region. He said one of his favorite draft picks was Brigham Young defensive lineman Brett Keisel, a 2002 seventh-round selection."

WGR 550 SportsRadio - Bills Draw On Familiarity With New Front Office Hires
"Nearly a month ago, the Bills appointed Jim Monos as the Director of Player Personnel and Kelvin Fisher as the Director of College Scouting. On Monday, the two were introduced to the media."

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WGR 550 SportsRadio - 5 Things To Expect From Bills Mini-camp
The clarity on the defensive depth chart will be the most intriguing takeaway from minicamp. Here's four others.

Dominique Ellis embracing stiff competition at safety -
"Really just when the opportunity comes [you have to] make the best of your opportunities," explained Ellis. "For so many guys reps are limited, so when you’re out there you have to make the best of your opportunity. You can’t miss one play, so you have to treat every day like game day."

WGR 550 SportsRadio - Bills Need Inexperienced WRs To Catch On Fast
Stevie Johnson and Brad Smith have combined for 350 career receptions. After that, the entire roster is made up of eleven players who have a total of 53 catches.