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#1 BBMB

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Posted 05 June 2017 - 05:31 PM

Ex-Bills RB Fred Jackson 'not ready to hang 'em up'

Six years ago, Tiki Barber was met with crickets in his attempt at an NFL comeback as a 36-year-old running back.

Former Buffalo Bills star Fred Jackson hopes to avoid a similar fate in his quest to continue his career at the same age.

Jackson has yet to file his retirement papers, per WGR 550's Sal Capaccio, because the free-agent tailback believes he can still play after going unsigned throughout the 2016 season.

"I want to play, but it's one of those things where we'll see what happens," Jackson said. "Training camps are around the corner. Some teams lose a back or two and maybe they give me a call. We'll see what happens. I'm not ready to hang 'em up yet, but I do know that I'm 36 and a lot of teams are scared of that."


complete article - http://www.nfl.com/n...y-to-hang-em-up

Edited by Just Jack, 05 June 2017 - 10:06 PM.


#2 DaBillsFanSince1973

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Posted 05 June 2017 - 05:38 PM

always had a great deal of respect for fred. great team mate and a family man. just too bad he never saw a playoff game with the bills.

 

 

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#3 BringMetheHeadofLeonLett

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Posted 05 June 2017 - 05:40 PM

The only back I've ever seen run an 80 yarder literally like Tecmo Bowl... I miss Fred.

#4 Brianmoorman4jesus

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Posted 05 June 2017 - 05:41 PM

I mean, what would really be the harm in bringing him to camp? He's probably better then the last rv currently on the roster. As sad as it is, he might be better then our current #2 lol. Let him go to camp, you can always cut him if it's all gone. Give him a chance to retire as a Bill the right way and maybe even play a preseason game. Let him suit up as the guy in the 4th preseason game. It would give some fans a reason to watch it

#5 OldTimeAFLGuy

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Posted 05 June 2017 - 05:44 PM

...sorry but extending his playing days should amount to a one day Bills contract, retire as a Bill and end up on WOF....go out on top FredEx..................



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Posted 05 June 2017 - 05:45 PM

Done!



#7 Commonsense

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Posted 05 June 2017 - 05:46 PM

...sorry but extending his playing days should amount to a one day Bills contract, retire as a Bill and end up on WOF....go out on top FredEx..................


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#8 oldmanfan

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Posted 05 June 2017 - 05:48 PM

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#9 Big C

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Posted 05 June 2017 - 05:50 PM

+2

 

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#10 4_kidd_4

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Posted 05 June 2017 - 05:56 PM

Get it done.....Montreal Alouettes!

#11 John from Hemet

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Posted 05 June 2017 - 05:56 PM

Anyone else here love Freddie but hope his days here are done unless its a one day contract to retire?

 

Let the young bucks tote the rock



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Posted 05 June 2017 - 05:59 PM

...sorry but extending his playing days should amount to a one day Bills contract, retire as a Bill and end up on WOF....go out on top FredEx..................


Couldn't have said it better.

#13 MAJBobby

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Posted 05 June 2017 - 06:07 PM

Sign him immediately Buffalo. To a 1 day retirement contract

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Posted 05 June 2017 - 06:27 PM

...sorry but extending his playing days should amount to a one day Bills contract, retire as a Bill and end up on WOF....go out on top FredEx..................


this....

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Posted 05 June 2017 - 06:33 PM

...sorry but extending his playing days should amount to a one day Bills contract, retire as a Bill and end up on WOF....go out on top FredEx..................


This all the way

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Posted 05 June 2017 - 06:56 PM

Six years ago, Tiki Barber was met with crickets in his attempt at an NFL comeback as a 36-year-old running back.

Former Buffalo Bills star Fred Jackson hopes to avoid a similar fate in his quest to continue his career at the same age.

Jackson has yet to file his retirement papers, per WGR 550's Sal Capaccio, because the free-agent tailback believes he can still play after going unsigned throughout the 2016 season.

"I want to play, but it's one of those things where we'll see what happens," Jackson said. "Training camps are around the corner. Some teams lose a back or two and maybe they give me a call. We'll see what happens. I'm not ready to hang 'em up yet, but I do know that I'm 36 and a lot of teams are scared of that."

Teams have good reason to be "scared" off of Jackson at this stage of his career. As one of the slowest backs in the league during the 2015 season, Jackson was limited to pass protection and checkdowns in a third-down role with Seattle.

Considering the history of 36-year-old backs, it's fair to be wonder if Jackson has lost another step or two he couldn't afford to lose in the intervening months.

With the exception of Hall of Famers John Riggins and Marcus Allen, no running back in NFL history has rushed for more than 300 yards in a season at age 36 or older. Only six players have ever gained more than 100 yards on the ground at that age.

After nine seasons of wear and tear at the game's most physical position, Jackson is lucky to reach a point where he can walk away relatively pain-free if no NFL team comes calling.

"I do feel fortunate," Jackson said in April, via The Cedar Rapids Gazette. "I'm at one of those roads now where if I do get another opportunity, do I take it, knowing that I've come out relatively unscathed? Do I put myself back out there in harm's way?

"We'll see if I even get that opportunity. My wife tells me all the time that me not playing last year, she didn't miss worrying about me. That's something to always take into consideration."

 

Thought this was a nicely written, AP style post.

 

Then I discovered it was a NFL.com article written by Chris Wesseling.  

 

http://www.nfl.com/n...y-to-hang-em-up

 

Last year's lack of interest in Fred should have - it seems to this outsider - convinced him that it's time to hang up the cleats.

 

I do hope, though, he signs a one day contract with the Bills.  


Edited by hondo in seattle, 05 June 2017 - 06:56 PM.


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Posted 05 June 2017 - 07:02 PM

It's sad really... watching these old guys try to cling on for one more season. Time to move on Fjax. There are other dragons to slay...

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Posted 05 June 2017 - 07:09 PM

Love Freddie but he was slow 2 years ago. Time to move on. 



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Posted 05 June 2017 - 07:11 PM

Can't be worse than JWill.  Sign him Doug!



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Posted 05 June 2017 - 07:40 PM

 

Thought this was a nicely written, AP style post.

 

Then I discovered it was a NFL.com article written by Chris Wesseling.  

 

http://www.nfl.com/n...y-to-hang-em-up

 

Last year's lack of interest in Fred should have - it seems to this outsider - convinced him that it's time to hang up the cleats.

 

I do hope, though, he signs a one day contract with the Bills.  

 

 

I do as well.