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Jackson (leg) did not practice Friday, Chris Brown of BuffaloBills.com reports.

We're still waiting for the official injury designations, so it is not immediately clear whether this was a rest day or an indication that Jackson's ankle may keep him out of Sunday's matchup with the Patriots.

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Jackson (ankle) was limited at practice Thursday, ESPN.com reports.

Jackson was one of eight Bills listed as limited Thursday, so assuming the team does some questionable/probable sorting, Friday's official injury report will hopefully be telling with regard to his Week 6 status in advance of Sunday's game against the Patriots.

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Jackson left Sunday's game against the Lions in the fourth quarter with an apparent right leg injury, ESPN's John Clayton reports.

Jackson was having a strong all-around game before the injury, racking up 50 rushing yards and 58 receiving yards. His return is questionable.

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Jackson had seven carries for 33 rushing yards and six catches on seven targets for 52 receiving yards Sunday against the Texans.

Despite getting just under half the carries as C.J. Spiller, Jackson continued to make an impact through the passing game, leading the Bills in receptions for the second consecutive week. Spiller continues to get a higher share of the carries, but Jackson's 85 yards Sunday beat Spiller's 84, as he continues to hold the lead between the two in total yards this season. Up next is a trip to Detroit to take on a Lions defense that allowed 132 rushing yards to the Jets in Week 4.

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Jackson gained 34 yards on just six carries during Sunday's loss to the Chargers. However, he played a major role in the passing game, hauling in eight of 10 targets for 78 yards and a score.

The veteran always seems to find a way to be productive, even with the team possibly willing to give C.J. Spiller a slightly better share of the carries out of the backfield these days. On the season, Jackson has carried the ball 25 times to Spiller's 37, while Jackson has 237 total rushing/receiving yards to Spiller's 204. In other words, though Spiller has far more explosiveness and is always seen as the upside play, the overall value has been pretty close through three games.

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Jackson had 12 carries for 24 rushing yards and two catches on four targets for 27 receiving yards Sunday against the Dolphins.

11 of Jackson's 24 rushing yards came on a single play, leaving him with 11 carries for 13 yards otherwise. He finished with the same number of carries as C.J. Spiller, though the latter had 68 yards on the ground. Jackson will continue to get enough touches to keep himself relevant in many fantasy leagues, but Spiller has more upside.

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Jackson had seven carries for 61 yards and caught three passes for 13 yards in Sunday's overtime win at Chicago.

Jackson made a couple of big plays, including a long rush of 38 yards. He also saw most of the red zone work, although C.J. Spiller caught a seven-yard touchdown in the second quarter. Spiller finished with eight more carries than Jackson, although the veteran runner was much more effective on a per-play basis. If Jackson can stay healthy at 33-years old, expect him to be heavily involved most weeks, although the distribution of carries remains to be seen.

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Jackson's teammate Boobie Dixon is listed as questionable for Week 1 due to a hamstring injury.

If Dixon were to miss the game, it gives Jackson a slight upgrade because he'd be more likely to see any goal-line carries, something he's done well with before but an area where the Bills seem to really like Dixon.

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Jackson gained 27 yards on six carries and 28 yards on seven receptions in Saturday's preseason game against the Steelers.

This might be the only time we see a running back catch seven passes in the first half of a preseason game, but the odd stat line really has no significance. Jackson and C.J. Spiller figure to split the workload, and with Spiller believed to be at full health, the 33-year-old Jackson will likely have the lesser share. Both backs are active in the passing game, and Jackson figures to get most of the goal-line carries. Bryce Brown, who struggled in Saturday's game, may be a threat to poach a bit of work from both running backs.

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Bills signed RB Fred Jackson to one-year, $2.6 million extension.

The extension comes as somewhat of a surprise. Already the oldest running back in the NFL at 33, Jackson is now under contract through 2015. The arrival of Bryce Brown and Anthony Dixon may prevent Jackson from getting the 252 touches he saw last season, but this contract suggests he will remain a big part of a run-first offense. He is worth a flier in the ninth round.