Bills’ Jackson received hard-earned contract extension

Bills General Manager Buddy Nix has been saying for months that Fred Jackson would get a contract extension before the 2012 season started.  Buddy, as per usual, was true to his word today when the Bills announced that Fred Jackson was given a two-year extension added to his current deal which expired at the end of the season.  Terms of the deal were not disclosed by the Bills but reports say that the deal has a base of $4 million per year.  Jackson’s deal will take him through his 33rd birthday after the 2014 season.

Fred Jackson signed up with the Bills for 2 additional seasons

Jackson was having an M.V.P.-type season before he went down with a broken bone in his foot in the 10th game of the season.  He already had 934 yards on the ground to go along with 442 yards through the air at the time of his injury.  He reached the end zone 6 times.  In 5 seasons with the Bills Jackson has gained 3,794 yards on the ground, 1,535 yards through the air and reached the end zone 20 times, 16 on the ground.  Jackson has carved out a nice career for himself after being an undrafted free agent out of Coe College.

Jackson becomes the 11th key member of the roster signed to a contract extension since Buddy Nix took over after George Wilson, Chris Kelsay, Kyle Williams, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Rian Lindell, Erik Pears, Garrison Sanborn, Stevie Johnson, Scott Chandler, and Kirk Morrison.

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30 year old sports enthusiast and aspiring writer from Boston.

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