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Report: Tyrod Taylor signing contract with the Bills

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The former Ravens backup quarterback is heading to Buffalo.

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The Bills have signed former Ravens backup quarterback Tyrod Taylor to a contract.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Confirming from the <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Bills?src=hash">#Bills</a> that, per Rex Ryan&#39;s announcement on Toronto radio this AM, QB Tyrod Taylor has joined the team.</p>&mdash; Vic Carucci (@viccarucci) <a href="https://twitter.com/viccarucci/status/576025948409217024">March 12, 2015</a></blockquote>

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It was expected for Taylor to walk during this free-agent season. Drafted in the sixth round in 2011, Taylor never played a meaningful snap behind Joe Flacco, who's proved to be as durable as they come. As a result, it was time for Taylor to take his game elsewhere to see if at some point he could earn a chance to start.

Buffalo may just be an ideal fit for him. The Bills traded for Matt Cassel, who figures to be the starter this season. But he's been injury prone over the years. E.J. Manuel, a former first-round pick, hasn't panned out for the Bills yet. Taylor will have a much better chance to prove himself in this quarterback group.

The Ravens could turn to Keith Wenning to assume backup quarterback duties. Or they could play the waiting game and try to bring in a veteran at a minimum deal.