Report: Fred Jackson to sign one-day contract to retire with Bills

The running back has always been a fan favorite in Buffalo

Sal Capaccio
April 11, 2018 - 10:46 pm

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Fred Jackson is about to be a member of the Buffalo Bills once again - for one day, and then forever.

According to a report in The Buffalo News, the running back and Bills' fan favorite is working on signing a one-day contract to retire as a member of the organization. Jackson spent the first eight years of his nine-year NFL career with the Bills after signing with the team as a street free agent in 2006.

Prior to coming to Buffalo, Jackson played two seasons for the Sioux City Bandits of the National Indoor Football League and United Indoor Football. He also played one year for the Rhein Fire of NFL Europa.

A native of Arlington, Texas, Jackson played college football at Division III Coe College in Iowa, where he became a two-time Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference MVP.

Jackson ranks third on the Bills' all-time rushing list with 5,646 yards, behind only Hall of Famers Thurman Thomas and O.J. Simpson. He also ranks fifth in receptions with 322 catches. In 2010, Jackson became the first player in NFL history to accumluate 1,000 rushing and 1,000 kickoff return yards in the same season.

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