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Jackson (groin) is listed as active for Monday's game against the Jets.

This was expected, but at least now you can feel better about using the veteran running back if you took the chance he'd play in what has become the penultimate game of Week 12. We'll be watching Jackson's usage closely now that he's at least healthy enough to return after missing last week's loss to the Dolphins, though for this one we expect Bryce Brown and/or Anthony Dixon to get a number of looks as well.

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The Bills expect Jackson (groin) to play in Monday's game against the Jets, ESPN.com reports. "We're planning on him to be ready to go," coach Doug Marrone said Saturday. "Just take the injury and that's how we have to list it to protect ourselves."

While officially questionable, Jackson was able to on a limited basis Friday and Saturday and Marrone's words suggest there's little chance the 33-year-old will be inactive come Monday. It seems likely the Bills will give Jackson as much work as he can handle, but he's averaging just 3.00 yards per carry over his last three games and will face a Jets defense Monday that ranks fourth in the league against the rush (83.2 yards per game).

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Jackson (groin) will be listed as questionable for this week's game against the Jets, which is being played in Detroit on Monday, Joe Buscaglia of WGR550.com reports.

The Bills understandably have an odd practice schedule leading up to the game, so assuming Jackson is able to participate on some level later Saturday, we'd feel pretty good about him suiting up for the Monday night game.

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Jackson (groin) was able to practice Friday without difficulty. Said the running back, "It felt good out there today. I didn't have any setbacks."

Jackson owners should get one more update following a Saturday afternoon practice now that the team has finally been able to get to Detroit and try to salvage a workweek. We're pretty sure Jackson will suit up this week, though we also think the Bills will mix in Bryce Brown and Boobie Dixon even if Jackson is fit to start.

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This week's game for Jackson (groin) and the Bills against the Jets has been moved to Detroit due to a snowstorm and will now be played Monday night at 7pm ET.

This gives Jackson an extra day to heal after missing last week's loss to the Dolphins, though it probably puts owners in an extra predicament, since those who start him will now have to fly blind instead of having the benefit of the early Sunday start. Jackson was scheduled to practice on a limited basis Thursday had there been one, so we at least feel pretty good about his return this week. However, we're not comfortable that he's ready for a full workload yet, especially given that Bryce Brown and Anthony Dixon have been playing pretty well. However, at least Jackson willl get the benefit of a nice dry, indoor field this week compared to what would have been a slippery sheet had the game been played in Buffalo.

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Jackson (groin) and his teammates will not practice Thursday as a result of a major snowstorm that has impacted the Buffalo area, NFL.com reports.

The Bills are currently scheduled to play the Jets on Sunday at 1 p.m. ET, but at this stage, there seems to be a decent chance that the time/day of the contest may be rescheduled. The report relays that a decision on that front should come no later than Friday.

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While the Bills were unable to practice Wednesday due to a nasty snowstorm in Buffalo, Jackson (groin) is listed as a would-be limited participant.

There are plenty of question marks in Buffalo right now due to one of the nastier snowstorms you'll hear about - including a small possibility the game has to be pushed back to Monday - so we'll have a better idea of Jackson's status for this week's game against the Jets once the team is able to get back on the field and practice.

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Jackson (groin) expects to play Sunday against the Jets.

Although Jackson is feeling better, he'll progress carefully through additional work in practice as the week rolls along. As it currently stands, the Bills are likely to utilize all three of their healthy backs with Jackson rejoining Boobie Dixon and Bryce Brown in the backfield mix.

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Coach Doug Marrone thinks Jackson (groin) could have played this week if the game had been Sunday instead of Thursday, BuffaloBills.com reports.

Jackson will now get three extra days to rest ahead of next week's game against the Jets. He did aggravate the injury last week in coming back early to play against the Chiefs, so his practice participation next week is key. If the Bills lose one or two more games they are out of the playoff race, so assuming no more setbacks we'd have to feel pretty good about Jackson's chances of playing in Week 12. That said, there's a shot he's limited the rest of the way.

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Jackson (groin) is inactive for Thursday's game against the Dolphins.

With Jackson out, as expected, and thus presumably targeting a Week 12 return, Anthony Dixon and Bryce Brown are in line to handle the Bills' Week 11 rushing duties.