Fred Jackson Released by Bills: Latest Comments and Reaction

August 31, 2015   ·     ·   Jump to comments

After eight seasons with the Buffalo Bills, running back Fred Jackson was cut from the team Monday, according to Vic Carucci of the Buffalo News.
General manager Doug Whaley offered the following statement, via Buffalo Bills PR's Twitter account:
The move took many by surprise, including Tyler Dunne of the Buffalo News:
Ian Rapoport of NFL.com offered a bit more context on the decision:
Jackson, 34, has spent the entirety of his NFL career in Buffalo, rushing for a total of 5,646 yards and 30 touchdowns while also catching 322 passes for 2,640 yards and another seven scores. While durability has been an issue later in his career—he has appeared in all 16 regular-season games just once since 2011—Jackson has remained a contributor and was a significant asset for the team in the passing game last season with 66 receptions.
Mike Rodak of ESPN noted Jackson's place in franchise history at the running back position:
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