Wednesday September 5, 2012
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) -- Buffalo Bills backup quarterback Tyler Thigpen has accepted a $1 million pay cut, restructuring his contract to improve his chances of staying on the team.
Thigpen confirmed the move Monday, a day after ESPN.com first reported he took a pay cut.
Thigpen said there were several reasons behind the decision, and added he was glad to still be in Buffalo. He's now scheduled to make a base salary of $1.5 million this season in the second year of a three-year contract.
Thigpen's future in Buffalo remains in question. He is competing for the backup spot with Tarvaris Jackson, who was acquired in a trade with Seattle last week.
In making their final cuts Friday, the Bills kept Thigpen in part because he's more familiar with the offense than Jackson.
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