It’s hard not to like what’s been happening in Buffalo this offseason. There are the obvious moves in free agency to bolster the defense with Mario Williams and Mark Anderson. On Monday, the Bills solidified the running back position by extending Fred Jackson through the 2014 season.
Jackson was a workhorse for the Bills in 2011, averaging 137.6 total yards per game (six 100-yard rushing efforts) in 10 games before a fractured fibula ended his season. He averaged a career-best 5.5 yards per carry and eclipsed 900 rushing yards for the third year. Jackson caught 39 passes out of the backfield.
He admitted in his press conference that he has not yet returned to football conditioning, but that his leg has healed fully.