In a move that most were expecting to get done closer to training camp, the Buffalo Bills have signed a running back Fred Jackson to a two-year extension that will keep him in Buffalo until at least the 2015 season.
In a press conference held at One Bills Drive this afternoon Jackson said that Buffalo was the only place he ever wanted to be and he’s happy to finally have it done.
Jackson, who signed with the Bills in 2006, has totaled 3,794 rushing yds on 817 carries and 16 touchdowns, and added 175 catches for 1,535 yds and 4 touchdowns in five years with the team. He has also led the team in rushing every year since 2009.
“The organization has done a tremendous job of keeping guys around,” said Jackson. “We wanted to get this done and out of the way so that we could focus on football. Now it’s just about going out and playing football.”
Jackson’s 2011 season ended after 10 games due to a leg injury, but he insists that he is 100% and ready to go.
The signing of Jackson means there is one less key free agent the Bills have to sign before the end of the 2012 league year. Jairus Byrd, Andy Levitre, and David Nelson will all be free agents after the season.
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