Bills cut ties with QB Tarvaris Jackson

June 10, 2013 Updated Jun 10, 2013 at 11:12 PM EDT

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Bills cut ties with QB Tarvaris Jackson

June 10, 2013 Updated Jun 10, 2013 at 11:12 PM EDT

Buffalo (WKBW.com) The quarterback competition has now been narrowed down for the Buffalo Bills. The team released veteran quarterback Tarvaris Jackson on Monday night. The move comes just a day before the Bills were scheduled to start a mandatory three-day minicamp in Orchard Park.

The Bills acquired Jackson in a trade last summer with the Seattle Seahawks for a seventh round pick. Jackson was inactive all of last season but received another opportunity under the new Bills coaching staff. Jackson was splitting first team reps with Kevin Kolb during the Bills organized team activities this spring but new head coach Doug Marrone has apparently seen enough.

Kolb, First Round Draft pick EJ Manuel and undrafted free agent Jeff Tuel are now the three quarterbacks who remain on the roster. Manuel saw limited reps during the spring but his workload will now pick up in what's now considered a battle with Kolb for the Bills starting spot under center.

The Bills get on the practice field for minicamp Tuesday afternoon. Eyewitness Sports will have full coverage.

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