The Buffalo Bills officially placed Jackson on injured reserve Tuesday and promoted defensive tackle Jay Ross to the 53-man roster.|||||||
Jackson won't require surgery after being diagnosed with a Grade 2 sprain to his MCL this week, but with the Bills at 5-8 and looking toward next season, the move became an obvious one. His injury leaves Buffalo with just two active running backs, C.J. Spiller and Tashard Choice. Gailey said fullback Corey McIntyre could fill the third spot if necessary,
Jackson rushed for 109 yards on 25 carries in Sunday's win over Jacksonville.|||||||
This was the first time this season that Jackson topped the 100-yard mark.
Jackson is active for Sunday's game at Indianapolis.|||||||
Jackson passed a concussion test earlier this week and coach Chan Gailey said then that Jackson would play. Before kickoff, team officials said C.J. Spiller would get the start in place of Jackson.
Fred Jackson has been cleared to play at Indianapolis this weekend after passing a series of NFL-mandated concussion tests|||||||
Jackson says he felt good before practice Wednesday, and coach Chan Gailey added that he expects the running back to play Sunday. Despite having Jackson back, Gailey said C.J. Spiller will remain the starter and get a majority of playing time. That's a switch in philosophy after the two had been splitting time before Jackson was hurt in a 37-31 loss at New England on Nov. 11.
Jackson's status is uncertain as he continues to recover from a concussion.|||||||
Jackson, who missed Thursday's win, attended an offensive walk-through session on Monday, but has not yet been cleared for contact.