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F-Jax expects to play on Sunday, Spiller possible
Wednesday, September 26, 2012, 12:13pm
Bills running back Fred Jackson said he will definitely play against the New England Patriots this Sunday at Ralph Wilson Stadium. He made that comment Monday night to co-host Bob Koshinski live on WBBZ-TV's "The Fred Jackson Show" at the Eastern Hills Mall studio.
"Unless something completely unexpected happens, I will be ready to go Sunday," Jackson said.
The Bills team captain said he will wear a brace, something he's not real happy about, but he will be on the field in the biggest home game of the young season.
Jackson's guest was running mate C.J. Spiller. The rising star said the shoulder injury he sustained in the first quarter of the Cleveland Browns game will not keep him out long, and it's not out of the realm of possibility that he could suit up Sunday.
"It is all a matter of how much pain I may be able to take," Spiller said.
If Jackson is somehow on the waiver wire, pick him up. Spiller should be considered doubtful for Week 4. Tashard Choice
CJ Spiller's injury not as bad as thought
Monday, September 24, 2012, 7:14pm
Chan Gailey: Bills RB CJ Spiller not as bad as originally thought. Not ruled out for this week, but unlikely.
The bad news for Spiller owners is Fred Jackson is back practicing this week. So even if Spiller is returning this week or next week, Jackson is likely to also be back, which means this could be a committee situation. Spiller would go from a top-notch start to a flex play.
Fred Jackson will practice this week
Monday, September 24, 2012, 1:18pm
That according to head coach Chan Gailey in his weekly appearance on WGR Sportsradio 550.
“Fred will practice this week,” said Gailey. “I don’t know if it’ll be Wednesday or Thursday, but he should practice some time this week. His recovery has been amazing.”
Gailey wouldn’t get ahead of himself and discuss the likelihood of Jackson playing Sunday, but he did add that he’s fine going against New England with the guy that rushed for 91 yards in relief of Spiller.
“Tashard Choice is a pretty good back,” said Gailey. “I have no qualms about running with him”
In the event Spiller or Jackson can't go, Tashard Choice will see the bulk of the workload. Choice ran 20 times for 90 yards in relief of Spiller last week.
C.J. Spiller does not have a broken collarbone
Sunday, September 23, 2012, 9:01pm
"I don't believe it's long, long term," Gailey said. "If he misses a week, that's long for me. I think he's going to be out for sure this week, and then we'll see where he goes from there."
Gailey started off his press conference by saying Spiller will have more tests conducted Monday.
"He's out for a week or two, but I don't know how extensive it is," the coach said.
Gailey was asked whether Spiller had suffered a borken collarbone, and responded simply, "No."
Sunday, September 23, 2012, 12:21am
Wednesday, September 19, 2012, 1:11pm
Bills RB Fred Jackson said after his television show on WBBZ-TV Monday that a range-of-motion examination showed his lateral collateral ligament will not require surgery -- a remote concern before the checkup. His recovery should happen in the earlier part of the three- to eight-week diagnosis spectrum he was initially given. He plans to do some light running soon.
A greater concern for Jackson owners is the play of C.J. Spiller. He has been so productive when given starter's touches that it's going to be difficult to send him back to the bench once Jackson returns.
Monday, September 17, 2012, 12:54pm
Fred Jackson to miss 3–8 weeks
Wednesday, September 12, 2012, 1:33pm
The good news is it appears Bills RB Fred Jackson escaped a season-ending injury on Sunday when his right leg was awkwardly hyper-extended on a first-half carry against the Jets. At this point however, a prognosis on how long the Bills feature back will be out is unclear.
“It’s going to be a few weeks," said head coach Chan Gailey. "It’s not going to be three, but I don’t think it’s going to be eight, but it’s probably somewhere in there in between. Hopefully sooner than later.”
Jackson went for an MRI Monday to get a better look at his injured knee, but the inconclusive results clouded an accurate timetable for a possible return.
C.J. Spiller proved last season that he is a RB1 with Jackson out of the picture. He racked up an average of 106 total yards and 0.8 TDs per game over the final six weeks of 2011. Hopefully Jackson owners drafted Spiller as a handcuff, but if not they should target Alfred Morris on waivers in the hopes that he'll start in the short term. Jonathan Dwyer is another short-term fix. Owners should hold onto Jackson for now in case he comes back quickly or Spiller struggles in the starring role.
Bills RB Fred Jackson to miss at least a month
Monday, September 10, 2012, 2:36pm
An MRI exam completed on Jackson's right knee Monday revealed nothing conclusive, a source familiar with result told Schefter. It likely will be 7-10 days before a timeline is established for his return but a source estimated that the running back will miss at least a month.
After a monster game last week, CJ Spiller will take over for Jackson and get a bulk of the work with Tashard Choice likely getting mixed in.
Fred Jackson sprains LCL
Sunday, September 9, 2012, 8:11pm
C.J. Spiller took over and gained 194 total yards on 16 touches. He is an obvious pick up in shallow leagues.
Monday, August 13, 2012, 9:10am
Buffalo Bills goal line didn’t happen until the very end of practice in the pouring rain, but it didn’t seem to affect the first team offense much. Head coach Chan Gailey had three consecutive run plays called for RB Fred Jackson and Jackson reached the end zone on all three.
Jackson and his offensive teammates were hooting it up getting louder with each successful carry. It re-emphasized what an emotional leader Jackson is on this team.
Friday, August 10, 2012, 11:27am
The Bills passed on all 16 of their offensive plays in the first quarter of the exhibition opener against the Washington Redskins. All the throws — over the course of four possessions — produced just two first downs, and the Bills’ starters were outscored by the Redskins’ starters, 7-3.
Fitzpatrick operated out of a no-huddle offense and called his own plays during the opening 15 minutes.
The Bills’ quarterback opted for the air game due to the fact the Redskins stayed in their 3-4 defense, even though the Bills spread out with four or five men in receiver positions on every play. The Bills used an empty backfield on about half their plays in the quarter.