Fred Jackson working on one-day contract to retire with Bills

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Fred Jackson is done with football, but he wants to retire a Buffalo Bill.

Jackson finished his career in 2015 with the Seahawks but is expected to sign a one-day contract with the Bills, according to the Buffalo News.

Have it in the works now,” Jackson said Wednesday, via the Buffalo News. “That’s the plan, to come back and show Buffalo that my career in Buffalo was the most important thing to me in my football career and I would love to retire as a Buffalo Bill.

“We’re in the works of talking and trying to work something out that will benefit both myself and Buffalo in making it happen.”

Jackson, an undrafted free agent out of Division III Coe College, became a fan favorite during his eight seasons in Buffalo. He rushed for 5,646 yards with the Bills.

14 responses to “Fred Jackson working on one-day contract to retire with Bills

  1. Another one of whaley/ryans famous moves, cutting Fred…..and then drafting his replacement, a guy who lasted one year in the league cuz he couldn’t keep the weed out of his hands.

  2. Fred Jackson epitomizes a player who represents the City of Buffalo. A Cinderella Story of a guy who fought all the odds. Division III Coe College, NFL Europe and determination that brought him to the NFL. Where he had a 9 year career, gaining 8643 yards from scrimmage and 39 TDs.

  3. The Bills spent 2 first round draft picks trying to replace this guy for some reason. It’s sad that the team that actually gave him a shot never truly believed in him. He left it all out on the field. A true class act and absolutely impossible not to cheer for. I was at his last game in a buffalo which was a preseason game against the Steelers. He busted off a 60yd run and the whole stadium was chanting FREDDY! FREDDY!….then they cut him less than a week later. It was a gut punch to any true fan of the team. I know it’s a business, but that was a stupid move at the time and it’s proven to be even stupider over time.

  4. I wonder if Florio thinks Freddy needs an agent to negotiated the best one-day contract possible.

  5. This was a Bill I really wanted to see on the Patriots. Great career Fred, loved watching you play good football, you always gave it all you had.

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