The Bills held a practice Monday, their first day back at work after last Thursday’s victory over the Dolphins, and running back Fred Jackson did not participate.
Jackson missed that win with a concussion he picked up on a hit from Patriots linebacker Brandon Spikes and he was not yet cleared to get back on the field for Monday’s session. According to coach Chan Gailey, that status should change when Jackson takes his next round of tests on Tuesday.
“Fred has not completed everything,” Gailey said Monday, via the team’s website. “He’ll complete everything tomorrow, but everything is on track for him to be ready to go Wednesday. He said he’s feeling well.”
Assuming Jackson does pass the concussion protocol on Tuesday, the Bills will have to figure out how to divvy up the workload in the backfield against the Colts this week and over the rest of the season. C.J. Spiller has been too productive to see his touches go down, especially after he showed Thursday night that increased work did not make him less effective.
Spiller is averaging 6.6 yards per carry this year, more than two yards per carry more than Jackson has managed in roughly the same number of carries per game. Unless he suddenly stops producing, Jackson should be the secondary option out of the backfield the rest of the way.