In an off-season full of highs for Bills fans, today may have provided the peak. The Bills did the smart thing giving running back Fred Jackson a two-year extension worth 8 million dollars. The move last week to cut Drayton Florence has provided benefits besides getting rid of a sieve on the back end of the defense, it freed up the money to get this deal done.
For those that may have forgotten, Freddy was on an MVP-level yardage pace last season before a broken leg put him on the shelf. The cold fear in the hearts of Bills fans everywhere was that given the improvement former number one pick C.J. Spiller displayed once Fred was hurt it might cause the Bills to low ball the perennially under-appreciated running back from Coe College. Thankfully those fear were unfounded... (More)