Inside The Bills

Fred addresses age issue

Posted by Chris Brown on March 28, 2012 – 8:40 am

Bills RB Fred Jackson was touring his old college haunts this week at Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. In an interview with the Cedar Rapids Gazette, Jackson addressed the age issue with running backs as many NFL clubs worry about production drop-off from backs that are age 30 or over.

“I don’t feel any older at all,” Jackson said. “They say 30 is the threshold for running backs, and I felt like I had a pretty good season going (at 30) until I got hurt. So I don’t buy into that, there’s a lot of guys that don’t buy into that. It’s just kind of a number that they throw out there. It doesn’t bother me. If anything, it motivates me.”

At the league meetings in Palm Beach, Florida, GM Buddy Nix was asked more than once about a new extension for Fred Jackson and assured that the back would be given an extension prior to training camp.

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