Buffalo Bill veteran running back and team captain Fred Jackson has signed a one year contract extension.

Fred Jackson was quoted on buffalobills.com, “I’m extremely excited,” said Jackson. “I want to thank Russ Brandon, Doug Whaley, the late, great Mr. Wilson for the opportunity to be able to play here. Every player’s dream is to be able to play with one team for their entire career, and this extension gives me the opportunity to do that.”

Jackson is 33 years old and last season had a career-high nine rushing touchdowns, 1,277 all-purpose yards and 47 receptions.

“I just love to play this game,” he said. “Usually when guys get to be my age they’re just about ready to kind of shut it down and not come out here and get beat up like we do at training camp, but I wake up every day and I love it. I’m blessed to have an opportunity to play for a team like the Buffalo Bills and I try to take advantage of that whenever I can.

“I think the number one thing that keeps me motivated is the love for this game and I don’t want that to end anytime soon, so I’m going to come out here and continue to work and show that I can continue to compete at a high level.”

“Better than I have in a long time, that’s the number one thing I was talking to my agent about,” Jackson said. “I was telling him I haven’t felt this good in a long time. So, hopefully I can continue to feel like that and get into this season and make some plays for our team, that way it’s all worth it, them giving me this extension.”


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