Though Jackson was said to be competing for a roster spot back in June, it seems that his release caught him largely by surprise.
“There’s only one person in that organization that I haven’t gotten honesty from, and that was him,” Jackson said of Whaley, via Bucky Gleeson of the Buffalo News.
Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reported that Jackson met with the Seahawks on Tuesday, though no deal is imminent at this point in time. Regardless, it seems likely that Jackson will be able to latch on with another team at some point in the near future.
Jackson, 34, was entering the final year of his two-year, $5.24 million contract and would have made a base salary of $2.35 million for the 2015 season. According to Rapoport, the Bills did not ask Jackson to take a pay cut to be back with the team, and instead released him outright.
According to OverTheCap.com, releasing Jackson will free up $2,731,250 in cap space while creating no dead money.
In 2014, Jackson ran for 525 yards on 141 carries (3.7 YPC) to go along with 66 receptions for 501 yards receiving and three total touchdowns. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 16 running back out of 57 qualifying players.