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Fred Jackson confident about getting a new deal

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Bills general manager Buddy Nix made a public statement this week about the team’s interest in signing running back Fred Jackson to a contract extension before the start of training camp.

It’s not the first time we’ve heard that from Nix, which begs the question of why he keeps on saying there’s interest without ever reaching agreement on a new deal. The only saying about protesting too much might come to mind, although Jackson and his agent remain confident that Nix will make good on his word.

“Buddy Nix has been honest and consistent with us all along,” Jackson’s agent Ron Raccuia said to Joe Buscaglia of WGR 550 Radio in Buffalo. “I’m confident talks will get started in the next couple of months.”

It’s not like the Bills haven’t been busy since the start of the offseason. They’ve re-signed several members of the team while also bringing in free agent defensive ends Mario Williams and Mark Anderson. Draft preparations will probably move into the forefront now, which likely means Jackson will have to wait a little bit longer.

While there’s probably a good bit of negotiating to be done about how to structure the deal for a 31-year-old running back, Jackson’s camp is right to be confident about the contract eventually getting done. Unless Jackson’s demands were totally unrealistic, it would be a big blow to the credibility of Nix and the Bills to make so many public comments about re-signing Jackson only to blow him off.

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7 Responses to “Fred Jackson confident about getting a new deal”
  1. stubbyjones says: Apr 1, 2012 9:56 AM

    It will get done and he will retire a Bill. Buddy is a man of his word and doesnt play games. Get it done OBD!

  2. louiebills says: Apr 1, 2012 10:29 AM

    Buddy will get it done… GO BILLS!!!!

  3. andyreiddoublecheeseburger says: Apr 1, 2012 10:40 AM

    Pay this man- one of the most unheralded players in the league.

  4. coseybedaman says: Apr 1, 2012 11:35 AM

    This man deserves the big payday more than any player on the roster. Long overdue! Freddie has been jerked around with the starting job and money that he has deserved for a few years now. Lets pay him and get him on the field full time. No questions asked anymore. No real Bills fan wants to see FJ in another uniform EVER

  5. abillsfan11 says: Apr 1, 2012 11:50 AM

    OBD will get this done they know the fans have way too much hope and optimism right now to let something like this hang over the otas and trainging camp go bills

  6. EJ says: Apr 1, 2012 12:02 PM

    Buddy Nix has been good on his word so far, so the deal should get done. However, if he is beating around the bush and does blow him off, there will be a lot of pissed off Bills fans, I included.

  7. aray3rd says: Apr 2, 2012 6:01 PM

    I’ve had a lot of confidence in Fast Freddie’s ability. I have a feeling with a new contract, more money, and the knowledge CJ Spinner is breathing down his neck, we’re going to see an even more motivated Fred Jackson. I am super psyched about the team’s prospects this year to get to the play offs. Go Bills!!

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