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Vince Young tweets farewell to Bills, fans

(UPDATE: The Bills announced at 12:21 p.m. they had released Vince Young.)

By Tim Graham

Vince Young has tweeted his farewell to the Buffalo Bills and their fans, signaling his departure from the club in the wake of the Tarvaris Jackson trade.

Tweets aren't official, but they might as well be in this case.

From Young's verified account this morning:

"I want to thank the Bills organization for the opportunity and wish the organization and my teammates good luck this season."

"Respect Bills fans."

The Bills have not made an official announcement yet, but usually when a player makes a public statement the team isn't far behind.

Young seemed to have locked up Buffalo's No. 2 quarterback job a week ago, but an awful performance in the second half Saturday night against the Pittsburgh Steelers obviously changed General Manager Buddy Nix's and coach Chan Gailey's minds.

In Young's three preseason games, he completed 48.1 percent of his passes for 276 yards, zero touchdowns and two interceptions. He was sacked three times. Young ran seven times for 39 yards and was charged with a fumble.

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Tim Graham returned to The Buffalo News in 2011 after covering the NFL for three years at ESPN and for one year at the Palm Beach Post. Before that, the Cleveland native spent seven seasons on the Buffalo Sabres beat for The News and was president of the Boxing Writers Association of America.

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