Nix maintained that one of the team’s top offensive playmakers would be properly taken care of with respect to his current contract. Buffalo’s GM said Fred Jackson’s deal would be addressed. He just didn’t attach great urgency to it knowing the running back is under contract through the 2012 season.
“Fred and I have talked,” said Nix. “We want to extend Fred. I’d like for Fred to finish his career as a Bill. He’s meant a lot to us. I’ve got great respect for him. I’ve told him that. We’re going to try to get something done.
“Does it matter if we do it now or if we do it next week or a month from now? As long as we get it done before the season starts it’s all the same really. It’s not like he’s going to get hurt playing now, but we do want Fred back and we do intend to try to work out a deal with him. I’ve told him that. I’m going to tell him again this week. Just to reassure him that what we said is what we’re going to do.”
Nix also said that contract talks have been re-opened with Stevie Johnson.
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