The Buffalo Bills had said their starting quarterback job was an open competition. On Monday the team named Tyrod Taylor their Week 1 starter.
Taylor had been a back-up to Joe Flacco with the Baltimore Ravens for the last four seasons.
The backfield for the Bills remains in flux. Veteran Fred Jackson was released on Monday saying the team $2.5 million. Both LeSean McCoy and Bryce Brown are dealing with hamstring injuries.
“Today, we had to make the difficult decision to release Fred Jackson,” Bills general manager Doug Whaley said in a statement. “He had an incredible career for this organization for the past 10 years.
“We thank Fred for his hard work, dedication and leadership during his tenure with the Buffalo Bills. Fred has inspired the city of Buffalo in a number of ways. Fred and his family have been dedicated to this community, and we can’t thank them enough for their contributions through his career.”