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Fred Jackson is done for the year

F. Jacksonbuf Getty Images

Things keep getting worse in Buffalo.

Fred Jackson, the team’s best player, won’t play again this season because of a fractured fibula according to Mark Gaugan of the Buffalo News.  Jackson is headed to injured reserve.

It’s a devastating blow to the Bills offense and Jackson personally.  He was hoping to get a new contract from Buffalo — he’s under contract next year for $1.83 million.

That’s a bargain, but the Bills may be hesitant to give more money to a player that will be 31 years old heading into next season coming off a broken leg.

Jackson certainly earned his cash this year. He’s second in the league in yards from scrimmage and third and rushing yards.

C.J. Spiller, Johnny White, and Tashard Choice will handle backfield duties. This is Spiller’s chance to show he can handle a bigger role.

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44 Responses to “Fred Jackson is done for the year”
  1. tooz72 says: Nov 23, 2011 5:36 PM

    Jills have been done for weeks..no biggie

  2. marvsleezy says: Nov 23, 2011 5:36 PM

    Heck of a year for Fred Jackson regardless of the injury. Your season is over, don’t look back, enjoy the holidays with your family, you’ve earned it. This team is toast anyway.

  3. tatum064 says: Nov 23, 2011 5:38 PM

    stick a fork in em

    Good story, but they may have paid Fitzpatrick too soon.

  4. trbowman says: Nov 23, 2011 5:39 PM

    The knockout punch.

  5. EJ says: Nov 23, 2011 5:40 PM

    What a terrible thing to happen to a guy with that much class. Not to mention that he works his a$$ off with anything he does. Jackson may be turning 31 by next season, but has just hit his prime. Freddy entered the NFL later than most running backs and has less wear and tear on his body. A fractured Fibula will not hinder his career, hopefully Buffalo grants him a new contract next year! Go Bills!!!! #BillsMafia baby!!

  6. joetoronto says: Nov 23, 2011 5:40 PM

    Too bad Spiller is a bust.

  7. ekash7 says: Nov 23, 2011 5:41 PM

    It’s also a devastating blow to my fantasy team

  8. cowboysallday says: Nov 23, 2011 5:41 PM

    There goes my fantasy team

  9. trbowman says: Nov 23, 2011 5:42 PM

    Spiller’s pretty bad. Hope Gailey doesn’t just use him because of his draft status.

  10. jaimelh02 says: Nov 23, 2011 5:46 PM

    Just picked C.J. Spiller off waivers

  11. rukiddnme29 says: Nov 23, 2011 5:46 PM

    So many season ending injuries for every team, the NFL has become nothing but disappoinment in recent years. Why can’t I stay away from it?!!!

  12. blackbug99 says: Nov 23, 2011 5:51 PM

    Too bad most of the fans on here focused on trashing the Bills and not on Fred’s career. A non-drafted, Afl, Europe player who actually is an NFL role model for the game and life! If the Bill’s want my respect, they’ll pay the man!!!

  13. test2402 says: Nov 23, 2011 6:03 PM

    That’s right, Jackson is done for the year. Only because Tim Tebow said so.

  14. craigjosh says: Nov 23, 2011 6:05 PM

    Wow, just think, we have averaged about 6 points the last 3 weeks with him, what happens now??? One things for sure, you can add at least one more year to that playoff drought. Ugghhh!

  15. shootahcowboy says: Nov 23, 2011 6:07 PM

    EJ says:
    Nov 23, 2011 5:40 PM
    What a terrible thing to happen to a guy with that much class. Not to mention that he works his a$$ off with anything he does. Jackson may be turning 31 by next season, but has just hit his prime. Freddy entered the NFL later than most running backs and has less wear and tear on his body. A fractured Fibula will not hinder his career, hopefully Buffalo grants him a new contract next year! Go Bills!!!! #BillsMafia baby!!

    __________________________________

    Bills Mafia? Wow, thanks for the laugh!

  16. lukeb5301 says: Nov 23, 2011 6:09 PM

    Love the idiots saying how Spiller is a Bust or no good..

    Please show me ONE game where he was given the chance to carry the load(20car).

    This is his chance to shine, not saying he will or won’t but the only good thing out of Freddy getting hurt is the Bills can finally find out if CJ is their RB of the future, or need to look elsewhere..

  17. bigboi30 says: Nov 23, 2011 6:09 PM

    Hate to see this happen. Yes the Bills of old had arrived, but FJ was still a bright spot on a dark team. Get better and see you next season.

    GO LIONS

  18. kkickflip says: Nov 23, 2011 6:12 PM

    Great year for him. He has nothing to hang his head about. The rest of the team does and they really need to find something deep within themselves to have anything resembling a chance going forward.

  19. jetfan28 says: Nov 23, 2011 6:15 PM

    I Just hate that he’ll never get a chance to see a real pay day. He earned it. Yet Vernon Gholston earned over $20 mil in his career. Who said that life is fair?

  20. goawayeverybody says: Nov 23, 2011 6:40 PM

    CJ Spiller is horrible. Or at least he has been up to this point. Bills go 6-10.

    Sad.

  21. bspurloc says: Nov 23, 2011 6:41 PM

    “Heck of a year for Fred Jackson regardless of the injury. Your season is over, don’t look back, enjoy the holidays with your family, you’ve earned it. This team is toast anyway.”

    Um he is a 31 year old running back that just broke his leg….. r u breathing CO2 or something?
    go home and enjoy your life as your career is now on the line’
    palin stupid award there buddy….

  22. btwicey says: Nov 23, 2011 6:51 PM

    Well buffalo it was fun while it lasted

  23. stanmark says: Nov 23, 2011 6:58 PM

    @bspurloc, if ricky williams is still in the league i think fred jax will be fine.
    ps, this guy is beloved among bills fans- show some class.

  24. mmcdan133 says: Nov 23, 2011 7:03 PM

    A few million fantasy teams just went boom.

  25. josephmacquarrie says: Nov 23, 2011 7:04 PM

    Ewwwwwwwwww That Hurts..

  26. Slim Charles says: Nov 23, 2011 7:05 PM

    Poor guy. Should have held out for a new deal before the season. Being a team player doesn’t get you s%#% when you’re dealing with NFL teams.

  27. stanmark says: Nov 23, 2011 7:05 PM

    shootahcowboy says:
    Bills Mafia? Wow, thanks for the laugh!

    __________________________________

    #billsmafia is a twitter hashtag. Twitter is a social media tool that people use to spread information. It is on the internet. Use your old fingers and see for yourself. $50 says you don’t own a cellular phone.

  28. henryjones20 says: Nov 23, 2011 7:16 PM

    Joetoronto. Have you ever said anything positive about anyone in your entire pitiful life? Must suck being you.

  29. stanmark says: Nov 23, 2011 7:18 PM

    I know its been said before but I will say it again- Fred Jackson is a class act. The guy spends 10 times the amount of time thanking his linemen than he does celebrating his touchdowns. He is beloved in Buffalo by the fans and his teammates. The Bills fanbase has always carried a “tempered enthusiasm” when it comes to the team. You jagoffs that come in and take pot shots at them after each loss and especially right now are worthless human beings.
    Of course Bills fans will take the opportunity to enjoy a victory when it comes, this organization is one the most historied teams in the league with what is arguably the strongest fanbase when considering attendance. There is no bandwagon in Buffalo, they are always there. The fact of how bad they have been over the last decade is the reason my mind is blown when Bills still attract this type of hatred when they have been down for this long.

  30. j0esixpack says: Nov 23, 2011 7:38 PM

    I feel bad for Buffalo. It’s a good football town – smart fans.

    They deserve to have a good team and a little good luck every now and then.

    It might help if Ralph Wilson sold the naming rights to the stadium and put the money towards some better players, but the fans still deserve better.

  31. stanmark says: Nov 23, 2011 7:44 PM

    henryjones20 says: Nov 23, 2011 7:16 PM

    Joetoronto. Have you ever said anything positive about anyone in your entire pitiful life? Must suck being you.
    _____________________________________

    being a professional “hater” is a side effect of morbid-life threathening obesity.

  32. prmpft says: Nov 23, 2011 7:51 PM

    man – that’s tough, when hard workers go down it’s never good…Good luck F. Jax…should’ve been
    cj no-k!!!

  33. Dynasty says: Nov 23, 2011 8:02 PM

    31… Broken Leg = No Big Money Contract for Fred. Days in Buffalo r over.

  34. yankeemofo says: Nov 23, 2011 8:33 PM

    Tiger Nation!

  35. norcalmafia says: Nov 23, 2011 8:42 PM

    Damn Bills fina;;y started to turn it around,and then stated a nose dive…Fred Jackson was having a hell of a year..Guess some teams are just cursed..

  36. dafixisin says: Nov 23, 2011 8:46 PM

    2011 has shaped up to be the year of the injured reserve. May the healthiest team win. From the looks of it, it looks like the Packers.

    Double discount!

  37. rajbais says: Nov 23, 2011 9:05 PM

    “Oil Spiller” will not be able to!!

  38. lilrob10201 says: Nov 23, 2011 10:49 PM

    I knew the Bills were pretenders.

  39. buffalodiehard says: Nov 23, 2011 11:18 PM

    Why do the Bills consistently have one of the highest injured reserve lists year after year? Do they skimp on their medical staff or something? If so, it’s a shame. You’d think they’d rather invest, oh, say a million bucks in the care of their athletes than watching tens of millions of dollars worth of manpower wasted on the injured list EVERY year!

  40. bennyd720 says: Nov 23, 2011 11:54 PM

    GO SABRES!!!!!!

  41. catquick says: Nov 24, 2011 12:26 AM

    My son pointed out tha the Bills collapse corresponding to Fitz’s contract may have upset the locker room about FJ and S. Johnson not getting paid. It could be something of that sort. We never know what’s going on inside the locker rooms.

  42. sch00ns says: Nov 24, 2011 2:00 AM

    As of 4:30 PM on the 23rd, my trade went through of giving Fred Jackson up for Tony Romo… clutchest fantasy trade?

  43. CKL says: Nov 24, 2011 7:21 AM

    Two things I hate seeing on here that both appear on this post:

    Comments about people’s FF teams.
    Useless, gratuitous political comments.
    As Ditka would say, “STOP IT”.

    I feel for Fred Jackson. First noticed him when he ate my Pats alive in their second game in 08. I love stories like his and he’s always come across as a great guy. I hope he recovers fully and can come back from this.

  44. stanmark says: Nov 24, 2011 9:04 AM

    lilrob keeps saying the bills are pretenders- oh yeah so they always had that many starters on IR. what a tool. whats even more funny is his youtube channel that is the same as his username here. what a complete joke.

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