Bills Sign Fred Jackson To An Extension
The AFC East may finally be won by a New York team this upcoming season, and I’m not talking about the New York Jets. Today, the Buffalo Bills continued their impressive off-season by signing Fred Jackson to a 2 year extension.
Fred Jackson, 31, was having a breakout 2011 campaign before a fractured fibula sidelined him after 10 games. At the time of his injury Jackson ranked second in the league with 1,376 yards from scrimmage. His new deal will pay him a little over $9 million over its 2 year duration, with incentives that could bump it to nearly $10.7 million. Jackson was playing out his final year of a 4-year contract that was paying him $1.87 million dollars a year. Bills GM Buddy Nix called Jackson “a huge piece of our puzzle” during today’s announcement, while Jackson expressed his excitement to continue to a part of the Bills organization.