It was a move that has been promised by Buddy Nix, and now the time has come. Monday afternoon, the Buffalo Bills announced that Fred Jackson has signed a multi-year contract extension. The extension is believed to be a two-year addition to Jackson’s current contract, which will make him an unrestricted free agent in 2015.
It has been evident that both parties have been conversing since the end of the 2011 season, and it is an extension well deserved for Jackson. Jackson is 31 and coming off a career year in Buffalo. Jackson was producing MVP caliber through 10 games last season, before landing on the IR with a broken fibula.
With a contract extension out of the way, Jackson and the Bills can now continue to look toward the upcoming season. Jackson will likely enter the 2012 season as the Bills’ primary running back as he averaged 5.5 yards per carry last season.
The re-signing of Jackson is the latest of positive moves for the Bills brass that successfully establish a new culture in Buffalo. Although the Bills will need to show improvement on the football field in 2012, it is fair to say that all the pieces are beginning to come together in Buffalo.
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