Fred Jackson

Buffalo Bills release Fred Jackson

AFC East Update

In somewhat of a surprise move, the Buffalo Bills have released veteran running back Fred Jackson. The 34-year-old ball carrier had been battling a hamstring injury throughout training camp but was impressive in his preseason debut with five carries for 48 yards and a touchdown in the Bills’ third preseason game. Both highly respected by his teammates and fans Fred Jackson apparently didn’t have the support of general manager Doug Whaley opting instead to keep running backs Bryce Brown and rookie 5th round selection Karlos Williams as the primary backups to LeSean McCoy. The Bills are particularly high on Williams. Jackson ends his eight year career in Buffalo as the Bills’ 3rd all-time rushing leader in franchise history behind Thurman Thomas and O.J. Simpson. Jackson has since visited with the Seattle Seahawks.



In other news:

  • The Bengals have released WR Denarius Moore;
  • S Stevie Brown has signed with the Giants;
  • The Giants have released LB Victor Butler;
  • WR Kevin Norwood has been traded by the Seahawks to the Panthers for a 2017 7th round pick;
  • The Redskins have released CB Bryan McCann;
  • The Cardinals have released LB Lorenzo Alexander;
  • K Garrett Hartley and CB Senquez Golson have been placed on injured reserve by the Steelers ending their seasons;
  • The Bills have waived CB Ross Cockrell;
  • The Raiders have waived WR Kenbrell Thompkins;
  • The Raiders have waived RB Trent Richardson;
  • The Vikings have waived/injured QB Mike Kafka;
  • The Panthers have released WR Jarrett Boykin;
  • The Panthers have released CB Melvin White;
  • The Buccaneers have released P Michael Koenen;
  • The Buccaneers have waived/injured WR Robert Herron;
  • The Buccaneers have waived/injured DB Leonard Johnson;
  • OLB Anthony Spencer has been placed on injured reserve by the Saints ending his season;
  • The Saints have waived/injured WR Nick Toon;
  • The Browns have released NT Phil Taylor;
  • The Cowboys have wavied WR Antwan Goodley;
  • CB Orlando Scandrick has been placed on injured reserve by the Cowboys ending his season;
  • The Raiders have released KR/PR Trindon Holliday;
  • TE Khari Lee has been traded by the Texans to the Bears for a 2017 6th round pick; and
  • OT Michael Bowie has been placed on injured reserve by the Browns ending his season.




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