Inside The Bills

Fred still top back

Posted by Chris Brown on August 22, 2011 – 8:38 pm

Though there may be a debate out there about the lead or feature back for the Bills, as far as Chan Gailey is concerned it’s still Fred Jackson.

“I think probably the best way to talk about it right now is I think they’re both number one backs,” said Gailey when asked where Fred Jackson and C.J. Spiller stand on the depth chart. “Fred is a little bit ahead right now, but I think they’re both number one backs.”

Jackson voiced concern over not knowing where he stands, but Gailey clearly intends for Jackson to be a key part of the offense this season.

“Nothing has changed with our thoughts with Fred or where Fred is with our football team,” said Gailey. “He’s a major part of what we’re trying to get done here.”

Jackson has seen himself get passed over in the past only to eventually win the starting job based on his superior production. He expressed concerns after practice Monday that he wasn’t sure where he stood after Spiller got some extended work in Saturday’s game at Denver and a heavy dose of work in practice Monday.

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