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NFL Injury Report:
The Buffalo Bills, who were reeling on Sunday when running back C.J. Spiller left the game in Cleveland with a shoulder injury, received encouraging news on Wednesday when it was reported that Fred Jackson rated his own chances of returning to action this week as "70 to 75 percent".
Per Jay Skurski of the Buffalo News, coach Chan Gailey said, "I'm very optimistic."
Spiller's injury doesn't appear to be as bad as first feared, but he's unlikely to be risked this week against New England, especially if Jackson does play, as expected.
Spiller entered Week 3 as the NFL's leading rusher and was averaging an astonishing 10.1 yards per carry, a pace that that was never going to be maintained. However, Buffalo didn't envisage him being stopped in his tracks quite the way he was.
Third choice running back Tashard Choice replaced Spiller in the second quarter against the Browns and the Bills' running game, perhaps a little surprisingly, never missed a beat as he gained 91 yards on 20 carries. That was everything Buffalo could ask for as they'll need all the rushing help they can get this week against a Patriots defense giving up just 82 yards per game on the ground.
Jackson sprained his Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) in Week 1 at the Jets, a game in which Spiller was the only bright spot for the Bills.
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Buffalo Bills running back Fred Jackson says he feels OK after returning to practice for the first time since spraining his right knee on Sept. 9
The next test, Jackson said Wednesday, is how his knee feels Thursday morning to determine how ready he might be to play against New England this weekend.
Jackson said he felt only a little pain after practicing on a limited basis. He...
Bills running back Fred Jackson (sprained LCL) said on a Monday night radio show that "Unless something completely unexpected happens, I will be ready to go Sunday."Fantasy Spin:Great news for fantasy owners. Jackson's replacement, C.J. Spiller, led the league in rushing through two weeks, but injured his shoulder against Cleveland and is doubtful for Week 4. That gives...
Fred Jackson told reporters after his practice on Wednesday that he felt more sore that expected. Jackson is looking to return to the starting lineup for the Bills against the Patriots on Sunday.
CJ Spiller has already been ruled out for Sunday’s contest due to an injured shoulder, leaving Chan Gailey with few options at tailback.
If Jackson is unable to play, Tashard Choice will...
Are the Buffalo Bills getting ready for their Willis Reed moment? It seems that way as Fred Jackson, the Buffalo Bills starting running back, feels he has a chance to play this Sunday against the Patriots. In the first week of the season, Fred Jackson was knocked out of the Jets game with a right knee injury. With Jackson ahead of schedule, it’s likely that the Bills faithful will...
Buffalo Bills running back Fred Jackson is expected to play against New England on Sunday, barring any last-minute setback to his sprained right knee.
Coach Chan Gailey provided the update after Jackson took part in most of practice Thursday. It was his second straight workout since he was hurt in a season-opening loss at the New York Jets.
Jackson's return would provide a...
According to wnypapers.com, Buffalo Bills running back Fred Jackson says he’ll be ready for this Sunday’s game against the Patriots.
“Unless something completely unexpected happens, I will be ready to go Sunday,” Jackson said.
With C.J. Spiller likely out this week, Jackson couldn’t come back at the better time.
Buffalo Bills running back Fred Jackson expressed confidence on Monday he's ready to come back after missing two weeks with a sprained right knee.
And C.J. Spiller might not be far behind.
That's good news for the Bills, who were confronted with the prospect of being minus their top two rushers after Spiller was carted off with a shoulder injury in a 24-14 win at Cleveland...
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- Though C.J. Spiller is a question mark, the Buffalo Bills are expected to have running back Fred Jackson ready to play against the New England Patriots this weekend. Coach Chan Gailey provided the encouraging update Thursday after Jackson made it through his second straight day of practice since spraining his right knee in a season-opening loss at the New York...
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