Fred Jackson RB BUF Sep 20 '781 Comment

Bills coach Chan Gailey confirmed at Monday's presser that Fred Jackson (knee) is done for the season, and will likely be placed on injured reserve.

It's a matter of when, not if, Jackson's sprained MCL lands him on I.R. It's the second straight season the soon-to-be 32-year-old Jackson will finish on injured reserve, and calls his Bills' future into question. Jackson is under contract for $2.15 million in 2013, and is due a $300,000 roster bonus in March. If C.J. Spiller runs like he's capable of over the season's final three games, the Bills might decide to find a younger and cheaper power-back complement in the offseason. For now, Tashard Choice will take Jackson's role on offense, though he should be in for dramatically-smaller workloads. Whether Gailey likes it or not, Spiller will be the Bills' bellcow down the stretch.


MrDirection Sep 21 '78

2.15 million is nothing compared to what Mario Williams gets. A player who is basically out of the play 90% of the time. They should definitely keep him for next year. Spiller is a really good player, but it really does take 2 RB's now in the NFL to be successful. Jackson is a better pass protector and probably has better hands. Spiller is a speed back who can break big plays. Spiller can also play WR. Jackson can be used exactly how the falcons use Turner.