Buffalo Bills Release Fred Jackson

The Buffalo Bills announced today that they have released running back and long time fan favorite Fred Jackson.

Jackson, the oldest NFL running back at 34-years-old, was scheduled to make $2.5 million this season. He was reportedly not asked to take a pay cut before being released.

The Bills will move forward with running backs LeSean McCoy, Boobie Dixon, Karlos Williams and Bryce Brown all competing to make the roster. Outside of McCoy, the special teams flexibility is likely a big selling point for each of the other running back’s spot on the roster. McCoy and Dixon are 27-years-old, Brown is 24 and Williams, a rookie, is only 22.

Jackson played in Buffalo for eight seasons before being released. He rushed for 5,646 yards and 30 touchdowns in that time. However it was his unquantifiable toughness and grit that have cemented him in Buffalo lure for a lifetime.

If the Buffalo Bills new direction was not clear before today, it certainly became so with this roster move.