By Tim Graham
Buffalo Bills General Manager Buddy Nix was reluctant to discuss why Vince Young no longer is with the club.
"I don't want to get into what he can do and can't do," Nix said this afternoon before quarterback Tarvaris Jackson joined his new teammates for a practice at One Bills Drive. "It just didn't work out.
"Vince did everything that he could. He worked hard at it. He did everything that we asked him to do. It just didn't work. So we're going another route."
Pressed by reporters about how Young didn't measure up, Nix replied "Why do we keep talking about Vince's problems? Vince is gone."
The decision to trade for Jackson came down to insurance.
"We spent a lot of money in the offseason," Nix said. "We put a lot of money in this football team, and we think we've got good players and a chance to be competitive. I wouldn't want one guy to get hurt and couldn't play and everybody else be helpless to get it done. So it's a protection."
Nix suggested Jackson could play in Thursday night's preseason finale against the Detroit Lions.
Check back on the Press Coverage blog for a report on Jackson's first practice and comments from the Bills' newest player.