Bills' RB Jackson agrees to extension, will compete for No. 1 role
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- Fred Jackson never gave up on his pursuit to make it in the NFL, and now the Buffalo Bills running back has the lengthy contract to prove it.
Fred Jackson, RB
Jackson signed a four-year contract extension on Wednesday as both a reward for his perseverance and his ability to provide the Bills' run game a valuable one-two punch behind starter Marshawn Lynch. It's a particularly significant deal for someone who played at Division III Coe College, spent a few years playing in the U.S. Indoor Football League before finally breaking into the NFL on Buffalo's practice squad in 2006.
"I traveled a road that not a lot of people take or will take," Jackson said. "I'm happy that I took the road, because I'm appreciative for being here and being able to have had the success that I have had." http://www.nfl.com/news/story?id=09000d ... nfirm=true