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The Buffalo Bills officially placed running back Fred Jackson on injured reserve Tuesday and promoted defensive tackle Jay Ross to the 53-man roster.
Jackson won't require surgery after being diagnosed with a Grade 2 sprain to his MCL this week, but with the Bills at 5-8 and looking toward next season, the move became an obvious one.
''He's not going to make it,'' Buffalo coach Chan Gailey said Monday.
His injury leaves Buffalo with just two active running backs, C.J. Spiller and Tashard Choice. Gailey said fullback Corey McIntyre could fill the third spot if necessary, and on Tuesday, Buffalo also signed running back Zach Brown to the practice squad.
Ross spent portions of the past two seasons on Buffalo's practice squad. A three-year starter at East Carolina, the 6-3, 319-pound lineman entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent with New Orleans in 2010.
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For Fred Jackson the 2012 season ends much the way the 2011 one did. On Tuesday the Bills placed the running back on injured reserve. This ends the season of Jackson. On Dec. 9, Jackson suffered a lower leg injury in a loss to St. Louis. Jackson will turn 32 before the start of next season and has seen drastic drops in his yards per carry and yards per reception. Should they keep...
Buffalo Bills running back Fred Jackson hurt his right leg in Sunday's loss to the St. Louis Rams and his status for the rest of the season is uncertain.
Coach Chan Gailey said he's hasn't yet talked to trainers, but described the injury as not looking good following a 15-12 defeat to the Rams.
Jackson was hurt with 5:26 remaining, when two Rams defenders sandwiched...
The Buffalo Bills have placed running back Fred Jackson on injured reserve, so now his season is officially over.
Bills officially placed RB Fred Jackson on IR.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 11, 2012
This is the second straight season that Jackson has ended up on IR.
Hopefully Jackson can bounce back next season, since he did just sign an extension with the Bills before...
Buffalo Bills running back Fred Jackson suffered a knee
injury during yesterday’s loss to the St. Louis Rams, and the veteran’s status
for the remainder of the season is uncertain, reports the Associated Press.
Buffalo Bills running back Fred Jackson hurt his
right leg in Sunday's loss to the St. Louis Rams and his status for the
rest of the season is uncertain.
Buffalo Bills running back Fred Jackson will miss the remainder of the season with a sprained ligament in his right knee.
Coach Chan Gailey provided the update on Monday saying Jackson is expected to miss between three and five weeks. And that won't be enough time to recover considering the Bills (5-8) have only three games left and have all but mathematically been eliminated...
The Buffalo Bills appear to be headed into the final weeks of the NFL without running back Fred Jackson. In the fourth quarter against the St. Louis Rams on Sunday, Jackson suffered a knee injury, after receiving a blow to his knee from a helmet. His injury was originally believed to be very severe, but head coach Chan Gailey has told reporters that he will likely miss 2-3 weeks...
Buffalo Bills coach Chan Gailey said on his weekly radio show that running back Fred Jackson will miss at least two to three weeks with a leg injury, ESPN.com reported Monday. Jackson was injured in the fourth quarter of the Bills' 15-12 home loss to the St. Louis Rams on Sunday when he was tackled by two defenders. With the Bills at 5-8 and not likely to make the playoffs...
USA Today via the Associated Press is reporting that Buffalo Bills oft injured running back Fred Jackson will miss the rest of the regular season with a sprained ligament in his right knee. Jackson’s knee won’t require surgery, but he will miss between two and four weeks. Chan Gailey released a brief statement on the [...]
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Bills running back Fred Jackson will miss 2-3 weeks with a knee injury, coach Chan Gailey said. SOURCE: Buffalo Bills' official Twitter accountFantasy Spin:With three games remaining, Jackson could be shut down for the season. He was injured when he took a helmet to the right knee Sunday against the Rams. It's been a disastrous year for Jackson; he sprained his MCL in Week...
Several reports have come out that Bills RB Fred Jackson suffered a torn medial collateral ligament and will miss the remainder of the 2012 season.
If the Bills were still in the mix for a playoff spot, there’s a chance that could have been back in time to play at some point. C.J. Spiller will take over as the team’s featured running back for the remainder of the season.
It's been an extremely disappointing year for the Buffalo Bills. A 2012 campaign that began with Super Bowl aspirations is going to end in a familiar place: the AFC basement.
On a personal level, it's all the more maddening for C.J. Spiller.
Now in his third year, the speedy running back has established himself as one of the most electrifying players in the NFL, yet...
Steven Jackson has been around for enough of the bad times in St. Louis to appreciate what it means to still be in the playoff hunt at this time of year.
Slim as the Rams' hopes might be, Jackson's going to enjoy this as much - and for as long - as he can.
''At this point in December, for us to still have meaningful games, for guys to come collectively together...
With Fred Jackson on season-ending injured reserve with a knee sprain, C.J. Spiller inherits the team's undisputed role as No. 1 running back for the final three games of the year. Critics of coach Chan Gailey's rotation system that has seen Spiller, easily Buffalo's most dangerous offensive weapon, average just 11 carries per game welcome the development. That'...
With Fred Jackson done for the season, Buffalo Bills head coach Chan Gailey acknowledges that C.J. Spiller will get the bulk of the carries from here on out.
“We’re going to get the opportunity here in the next few weeks for him to get it a lot and we won’t have what I term two great backs,” said Gailey, per BuffaloBills.com. “I think Tashard (Choice) is a very good back...
Recently, I agreed to do a Q&A with Joe Pinzone, who covers the Buffalo Bills and Sabres at his site, Buffalo Wins. Below you'll find his answers to my questions, and I'll update this article with a link to the responses I gave him once they go up on his site. Enjoy!
1) Statistically, C.J. Spiller and Fred Jackson have been one of the best running back tandems...