Fred Jackson to the rescue?
With Buffalo Bills running back C.J. Spiller expected to miss at least a week with left shoulder injury, Jackson announced Monday he's 70 to 75 percent sure he'll be ready to return from a sprained right knee to play against New England on Sunday.
Jackson expects to practice on Wednesday for the first time since getting hurt in a season-opening loss at the New York Jets two weeks ago.
Coach Chan Gailey concurred with Jackson's prognosis after the player had a workout earlier in the day that went ''extremely well.'' Gailey said he's ''very optimistic'' Jackson will play Sunday.
Jackson's return has the potential to provide a big boost to Buffalo's running attack after Spiller was hurt in a 24-14 win at Cleveland.