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Buffalo Bills Release QB Vince Young

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BUFFALO, N.Y. – Former Titans quarterback Vince Young has been released by the Buffalo Bills.

The organization confirmed the news on their website Monday.

Young tweeted Monday morning: "I want to thank the Bills organization for the opportunity and wish the organization and my teammates good luck this season."

Young, who signed a one-year contract with Buffalo in May, had the edge to win the No. 2 job until he struggled in a 38-7 loss to Pittsburgh on Saturday.

Young threw two interceptions, the first coming on his first pass attempt, and finished 12 of 26 for 103 yards passing in playing the entire second half.

Young had been competing with returning backup Tyler Thigpen for the No. 2 job.

The team announced Monday that they had reached an agreement with quarterback Tarvaris Jackson to restructure the final year of his contract and complete a trade to acquire the quarterback from the Seattle Seahawks.

And coach Chan Gailey has maintained there's only room for one backup, because the No. 3 job is going to receiver/wildcat specialist Brad Smith.

It is the latest blow to Young's once-promising career. After leading Texas to the national championship in 2006, Young was selected third overall in the draft by the Tennessee Titans and was the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year.

The Titans eventually ran out of patience with Young and released him last year. Young had a disappointing season as Michael Vick's backup in Philadelphia last season.

(The Associated Press Contributed To This Report.)

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