Buffalobills.com reported earlier this month that Fred Jackson would be open to a contract extension despite being just an exclusive rights free agent. According to the Cedar Rapids Gazette, who spoke with Jackson more recently, the Bills are apparently on the same page with the versatile back.
Jackson told the Iowa paper that covered his college career the following.
“It’s just the business of the game,” Jackson said. “I’ve got to negotiate a contract coming up, so we’ll see what happens with that. I’m pretty sure I’ll be back in Buffalo. We’ve talked to them already. They want to do some things to kind of keep me there, and I want to be there.”
Jackson was one of the bright spots for Buffalo’s offense in 2008 and indicated to Buffalobills.com that his role may increase further in 2009, which would make a long term deal the logical next step. Jackson is very popular among Bills fans so hopefully such an agreement can be reached this offseason.
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