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Tyler Thigpen still No. 2 on Bills QB depth chart

By Tim Graham

If Buffalo Bills fans want the backup quarterback to replace Ryan Fitzpatrick, then they better know who to beg for at Sunday's home opener against the Kansas City Chiefs.

Start coming up with signs that involve witty Thigpen puns.

Bills coach Chan Gailey said today Tyler Thigpen remains the backup, and Tarvaris Jackson is the No. 3 as Jackson continues to learn the Bills' playbook.

Gailey said Jackson is "still not ready to go. He's still got a lot to learn. That was a tough situation he was in. He's still learning the whole system."

The Bills acquired Jackson in a trade with the Seattle Seahawks two weeks ago and cut Vince Young, who had been tentatively awarded the backup job in preseason.

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Tim Graham

Tim Graham

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.

@ByTimGraham | tgraham@buffnews.com


Mark Gaughan

Mark Gaughan

Buffalo native Mark Gaughan started working at The News in 1980 and has been covering the Bills exclusively since 1992. He is a former president of the Pro Football Writers of America, and he is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame selection committee.

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Jay Skurski

Jay Skurski

Jay Skurski joined The News in January 2009. The Lewiston native attended St. Francis High School before graduating from the University of South Florida. He writes a weekly Fantasy column in addition to his beat writing duties.

@JaySkurski | jskurski@buffnews.com

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