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.
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.