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Bills Keeping RB Fred Jackson Without Any Changes To His Contract

Update:

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the Bills will keep veteran RB Fred Jackson without restructuring his contract.

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According to Tim Graham of the Buffalo News, the Bills have approached veteran RB Fred Jackson about restructuring his contract.

  • Graham adds that they’ve also told him they want him to remain in Buffalo.

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Tim Graham of the Buffalo News is now reporting that Fred Jacksonisn’t going anywhere.”

  • A separate source mentions that new Bills owner Terry Pegula got involved in the situation.

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Jason La Canfora reported Sunday night that “several contending teams” are doing their homework on RB Fred Jackson, in the event he’s released.

This comes after reports that the Bills are interested in Jets free agent RB Bilal Powell, who obviously spent time with Rex Ryan in New York.

Tim Graham of the Buffalo News mentions that Jackson is monitoring these Powell reports closely.

According to Graham, the Bills are looking for a No. 3 running back who can contribute on special teams.

As of now, Jackson would be the team’s No. 2 option behind newly acquired RB LeSean McCoy. However, the Bills reportedly want Bryce Brown to start producing, especially given that they traded him a few years ago.

With Jackson still on their roster, Brown could have a tough time receiving carries.

Jackson, 34, still has one year remaining on his two-year, $5.24 million contract that includes a base salary of $2.35 million for the 2015 season.

In 2014, Jackson ran for 525 yards on 141 carries (3.7 YPC) to go along with 66 receptions, 501 yards receiving and three total touchdowns. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 16 out of 57 qualifying players.

 

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