Fred Jackson | RB | Buffalo Bills
Posted: 4/7/2015 1:58pm et
Buffalo Bills RB Fred Jackson underwent undisclosed surgery this offseason and has not been cleared for full practice participation. Jackson is expected to be ready for the start of training camp.
Huddle Up: It doesn't sound to be anything too major, but it's a continuation of the not-so-good-news theme this offseason for the 34-year-old Jackson, whose workload already was projected to dip with the acquisition of LeSean McCoy.
Posted: 3/31/2015 7:32pm et
Buffalo Bills RBs LeSean McCoy and Fred Jackson could split third-down snaps. Head coach Rex Ryan said Jackson wouldn't be in on all of the third-down plays and that Anthony Dixon would also get some playing time.
Huddle Up: Unlike C.J. Spiller, McCoy is durable, missing only eight starts over the last five seasons. He's also more dynamic and talented, meaning the veteran Jackson won't see nearly as much work as he's accustomed to after averaging 219 touches per season over the last five years.
Posted: 3/9/2015 6:14pm et
Buffalo Bills RB Fred Jackson 'isn't going anywhere,' according to a team source.
Huddle Up: Fred is also unlikely to see anything resembling the workload he's used to with LeSean McCoy in town. Rex runs enough that there will still be carries, but McCoy will be the primary and Jackson the afterthought.
Posted: 11/25/2014 1:00am et
Buffalo Bills RB Fred Jackson (groin) returned to action Monday, Nov. 24 following his Week 11 injury absence and finished with 45 total yards and a touchdown on 13 touches in the Bills' 38-3 rout of the New York Jets in Detroit.
Huddle Up: Jackson, who had missed two of the Bills' last three games, carried the ball 10 times for 32 yards and a score to finish second to Anthony Dixon (12-54-1) on the team in rushing and added thee receptions for 13 yards. He didn't appear to suffer any health setbacks and should be in line for more touches in the coming weeks.
Posted: 11/22/2014 9:33pm et
Buffalo Bills RB Fred Jackson (groin) is officially listed as questionable for the team's Week 12 game Monday, Nov. 24, but head coach Doug Marrone said he is planning on Jackson playing.
Huddle Up: Jackson is still less less than 100 percent, going up against a tough rush defense and playing on Monday night. He's a risky flex option this week for fantasy owners with Bryce Brown and Anthony Dixon also in the mix for touches.
Posted: 11/20/2014 3:55pm et
Buffalo Bills RB Fred Jackson said he believes the team is at a disadvantage for its Week 12 game against the New York Jets because the snow in the Buffalo area has prevented the team from practicing. Jackson said the players are using their iPads to study the game plan for Week 12.
Huddle Up: Yeah, we'd say being unable to practice is certainly a setback. The new date -- likely Monday -- and location for the contest should be announced soon with Ralph Wilson Stadium and the Buffalo area blanketed by ongoing snowfall.
Posted: 11/13/2014 8:12pm et
The Buffalo Bills have declared RB Fred Jackson (groin), OT Cyrus Kouandjio, DL Jarius Wynn, WR Marquise Goodwin, RB Phillip Tanner, LB Randell Johnson and CB Ron Brooks inactive for Week 11.
Huddle Up: Bryce Brown is slated to start tonight for the visitors, while Anthony "Boobie" Dixon and Phillip Tanner will get mixed in against the Dolphins.
Posted: 11/13/2014 12:37pm et
Buffalo Bills RB Fred Jackson (groin) could sit out the Week 11 game Thursday, Nov. 13, against the Miami Dolphins due to the short week. His status is much more questionable than it was last week.
Huddle Up: Maybe pushing his return and playing this past Sunday wasn't the best idea for Jackson who had seven touches for 49 yards. If you have him slotted into your starting lineup, though, you're obviously going to need to monitor pre-game reports.
Posted: 11/11/2014 11:34pm et
Buffalo Bills RB Fred Jackson (groin) was limited in practice for the second straight day Tuesday, Nov. 11.
Huddle Up: Jackson should definitely play Thursday night -- as he did in Week 10 -- and he may remain on a pitch count given the short week.
Posted: 11/11/2014 1:09am et
Buffalo Bills RB Fred Jackson (groin) was limited in practice Monday, Nov. 10. Jackson played only 27 offensive snaps in Week 10 against the Kansas City Chiefs but is confident that he'll be ready to play against the Miami Dolphins in Week 11 Thursday, Nov. 13.
Huddle Up: Jackson had only three rushing attempts and four receptions for 49 total yards, and look for that total to increase against a tough Miami D Thursday night.
Posted: 11/10/2014 9:52am et
Buffalo Bills RB Fred Jackson (groin) had just three carries for 10 yards in the team's Week 10 game Sunday, Nov. 9.
Huddle Up: No real surprise here as it was a surprise that Jackson was even active Sunday. It sounds like he made it through the game OK, though, and his workload will increase in the coming weeks.
Posted: 11/7/2014 12:57pm et
Buffalo Bills RB Fred Jackson's (groin) availability for Week 10 hasn't been determined yet, according to head coach Doug Marrone.
Huddle Up: If they don't know by now, that's not a good sign for Jackson or his fantasy owners. Expect to be treated to Boobie Dixon and maybe a smattering of Bryce Brown this week.
Posted: 11/6/2014 2:57pm et
Buffalo Bills RB Fred Jackson (groin) is not ready to play even though he has participated in two practices this week, according to head coach Doug Marrone.
Huddle Up: It was definitely good to see Jackson get back on the practice field this week, but a Week 10 return has always been a longshot. Week 11, meanwhile, will present a another challenge as there will be a quick turnaround for Thursday night's game in Miami.
Posted: 11/6/2014 12:21am et
Updating a previous report, Buffalo Bills WR Fred Jackson's (groin) status for Week 10 against the Kansas City Chiefs is still uncertain, although he was able to practice on a limited basis Wednesday, Nov. 5. 'It went OK today,' Jackson said. 'It was a good action, first time I've done anything like that at practice. We'll see how it goes, doctors are still being doctors and being cautious so I've got to see how things progress the rest of the week.'
Huddle Up: Jackson could still be a week away from playing but it's a positive sign that he's practicing. He'll be a gametime decision this week but if Jackson plays, owners should get him in their lineups.
Posted: 11/5/2014 6:34pm et
Updating previous report, Buffalo Bills RB Fred Jackson (groin) was limited during practice Wednesday, Nov. 5.
Huddle Up: Good to see Jackson, who hasn't played since Week 7, back on the practice field but it's definitely too early to tell if he'll be able to suit up Sunday against the Chiefs. Stay tuned ...
Posted: 11/4/2014 7:37pm et
Buffalo Bills RB Fred Jackson (groin) hopes to be cleared to practice Wednesday, Nov. 5. Jackson worked out with team trainers Monday but has still not been cleared by team doctors.
Huddle Up: All indications are that Jackson has made good progress so see if he gets the nod to practice this week.
Posted: 11/3/2014 10:56pm et
Buffalo Bills RB Fred Jackson (groin) worked on some movement drills with team trainers Monday, Nov. 3. Jackson said he thought the drills went well and he could practice this week if he is cleared by doctors.
Huddle Up: Jackson was injured in Week 7 and had the bye last week to give him extra recovery time. See what he can do in practice later this week.
Posted: 10/20/2014 10:44am et
Updating a previous report, Buffalo Bills RB Fred Jackson (groin) had an MRI Sunday, Oct. 19, and he will be out at least two weeks due to the groin injury he suffered in the Week 7 game against the Minnesota Vikings. The team has a bye in Week 9, so it is possible he returns in Week 10 and misses just one game.
Huddle Up: One game is a best-case scenario for Jackson; don't be surprised if it's closer to a month before he's back on the field. With CJ Spiller also out, Anthony Dixon and Bryce Brown are left to handle the Bills' backfield workload.
Posted: 10/10/2014 4:28pm et
Buffalo Bills RB Fred Jackson (ankle, illness) did not participate in practice Friday, Oct. 10, and is listed as questionable for Week 6.
Huddle Up: Jackson got in limited work Wednesday and Thursday before a fever kept him out Friday, and he's expected to play Sunday against the Pats. Of course, check back in before kickoff with the Huddle's Game-Day Inactives, Injury and Weather report to get the final word.
Posted: 10/9/2014 10:38pm et
Buffalo Bills RB Fred Jackson (ankle, knee) was limited in practice Thursday, Oct. 9.
Huddle Up: Jackson, who tweaked his ankle in the Week 5 win over the Lions, been limited in both of the Bills' practices this week, but much to the chagrin of C.J. Spiller owners, he's not believed to be in any real danger of missing Sunday's clash with the Patriots.
Posted: 10/6/2014 10:36am et
Buffalo Bills RB Fred Jackson (ankle) left the Week 5 game against the Detroit Lions due to a sprained right ankle. He said Sunday, Oct. 5, that he should be fine.
Huddle Up: If Jackson is at all limited the Bills could give more work to CJ Spiller. It's a situation that bears watching.
Posted: 8/8/2014 12:31am et
Buffalo Bills RBs C.J. Spiller and Fred Jackson will likely see the bulk of the action in Buffalo's backfield this year, barring any roster changes. Head coach Doug Marrone recently frowned upon the idea of utilizing three running backs.
Huddle Up: There has been talk that free-agent acquisition Bryce Brown will get his fair share of the action but fantasy GMs might have to be content to deal with the Jackson-Spiller RBBC for a 5th straight season.
Posted: 7/30/2014 5:10pm et
Buffalo Bills RB Fred Jackson signed a 1-year contract extension worth $2.6 million on Wednesday, July 30, according to a source. Jackson could earn an additional $1 million in incentives.
Huddle Up: Jackson turned 33 in Feb. and the Bills' backfield is more crowded than ever with the free-agent signing of Bryce Brown, but expect the vet to be a big part of the team's 2014 plans coming off his 253-touch season of a year ago -- the second-highest single-season total of his 7-year career.
Posted: 7/26/2014 1:00pm et
Updating a previous report, Buffalo Bills RB Fred Jackson (leg) suffered a lower leg injury during practice Friday, July 25.
Huddle Up: Meanwhile Bryce Brown has looked great in the early going. It's too early in camp to be overly concerned about Jackson's injury, but if he's out of the lineup and Brown is on the field looking good it could shuffle the Bills' backfield committee.
Posted: 7/1/2014 7:55pm et
Buffalo Bills RB Fred Jackson said he hopes to be able to play three or four more seasons but understands he needs to stay healthy and produce on the field.
Huddle Up: Having turned 33 earlier this year, Jackson is long past the typical RB prime, but he is coming off his third-best yards-from-scrimmage season (1,277) and his best in terms of total TDs (10). Expect him to continue to get ample work splitting duties with C.J. Spiller for at least another season.
Posted: 6/1/2014 2:08pm et
Buffalo Bills RBs Fred Jackson and Fred Jackson lined up in the same formation at times during organized team activities last week. Jackson would line up at running back while Spiller would motion to different spots in the formation.
Huddle Up: At 33, Jackson is AARP age by RB standards, but don't be shocked to see another workload split develop in the Buffalo backfield this fall. Jackson had 253 total touches to Spiller's 237 last year, and now Philly import Bryce Brown has been added to the mix.