August 28, 2012 |
The Buffalo Bills cut quarterback Vince Young, one day after acquiring Tarvaris Jackson from the Seattle Seahawks. He played last season with the Eagles, going 1-2 in three starts in place of an injured Michael Vick.
August 27, 2012 |
THE BUFFALO Bills are negotiating to restructure the final year of Tarvaris Jackson's contract before completing a trade with the Seattle Seahawks to acquire the seventh-year quarterback. Seahawks coach Pete Carroll confirmed the deal had been agreed to by both teams Sunday, but added the trade wasn't completed. "It has been agreed upon, but there is still a little bit of paperwork to do," Carroll said Sunday night. 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. Carroll didn't say what the Seahawks will get in return, though it's expected to be a mid- to late-round draft pick from Buffalo.
November 30, 2011 |
SEATTLE - It could get worse. That's a definite possibility for the Seattle Seahawks and quarterback Tarvaris Jackson, who isn't getting better as he continues to play through an injured pectoral muscle. His passing yardage has declined in each of the last four games, and his health will be a central issue when the Seahawks play the Eagles on Thursday. That's the day Jackson has begun throwing in practice the last couple of weeks. Forget all the questions concerning Seattle's quarterback of the future, because there's a question of how long Jackson can stay in the pocket in the present.
December 28, 2010 |
Tuesday Night Football? Yeah, that makes sense - at least in the context of the rest of this Eagles season, which has hardly been ordinary. Sure, Tuesday games are unheard of. But is it any more surprising than the Eagles trading their franchise quarterback to a division rival, then changing quarterbacks again after two games? More surprising than Michael Vick, four years removed from being a starter, raising his game to the highest level of his career? More surprising than Vick again becoming a widely accepted star?
December 17, 2010
IF YOU WERE one of the degenerates (like me) following the play-by-play of the Vikings-Giants game on the Internet on Monday night, perhaps you were taken aback after Tarvaris Jackson was injured. Up scrolled the line: J. Webb now in at QB. J. Webb? Who's J. Webb? Jack Webb, the dude from "Dragnet"? Actually, it was Joe Webb, a rookie sixth-round pick whose only NFL experience had been one game as a kick returner. After going 2-for-5 for 8 yards and playing quarterback like a kick returner, you'd think Spud Webb would have a better chance at being behind center again for the Vikings.
September 7, 2010 |
The Jets needed Revis In case you were wondering why Jets coach Rex Ryan squeezed into an airline seat on Saturday and flew to Florida to visit holdout cornerback Darrelle Revis, look at New York's schedule. The Jets' first three games are against Baltimore and Joe Flacco, New England and Tom Brady, and Miami and Chad Henne, who beat the Jets twice last season. After a week off against Buffalo, the Jets go up against Minnesota and Brett Favre. "In the first 28 days of the season, the Jets face four top offenses," wrote SI.com's Peter King, "and Kyle Wilson and Antonio Cromartie would have been exposed.
March 4, 2010 |
Unrestricted free agents QUARTERBACK 1. Daunte Culpepper, Lions 2. Kyle Boller, Rams 3. Josh McCown, Panthers 4. Chris Redman, Falcons 5. A.J. Feeley, Panthers RUNNING BACK 1. Thomas Jones, Jets 2. Chester Taylor, Vikings 3. Willie Parker, Steelers 4. LaDainian Tomlinson, Chargers 5. Brian Westbrook, Eagles WIDE RECEIVER 1. Antonio Bryant, Bucs 2. Chris Chambers, Chiefs ...
December 22, 2009
BRETT FAVRE is a weasel. How else do you describe a guy who has a heated argument with his coach during a game and then tells everyone about it afterward? Here's what happened: The Vikings (11-3) had clinched the NFC North title before their game with the Panthers even started. After watching Favre get sacked four times, Vikings coach Brad Childress decided to protect his No. 1 quarterback and replace him with Tarvaris Jackson. It was the third quarter and the Vikings were ahead, 7-6. But Favre refused to be benched, and Childress backed down.
August 28, 2009 |
A report that Brett Favre's presence had caused a "schism" in the Minnesota locker room caused mixed reactions among the Vikings yesterday. Some appeared amused - punter Chris Kluwe loudly suggested there was a "schism in the camera crew" as photographers scrambled around early in practice - while others seemed to be annoyed. "I'm not taking any schism questions because it's a bunch of [expletive]," defensive end Jared Allen said. "So there you go. Let's ask normal questions.
August 19, 2009 |
Brett Favre's latest retirement lasted all of 3 weeks. The three-time MVP has done another about-face and will play for the Vikings this season. Favre, who turns 40 on Oct. 10, postponed retirement for a second time yesterday to play for the Vikings. He will celebrate his birthday a day before the Vikings play at the Rams in St. Louis. "I felt I did everything I possibly could do to get where I need to be," Favre said yesterday. "You're 39, your arm may not feel like it did at 21. But the pieces are in place that you don't have to do that much and I agree with that.