Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Despite Pro Bowl year, Jackson not going to Hawaii

Posted by Nick St. Denis

Buffalo Bills running back Fred Jackson was the top Pro Bowl vote-getter for AFC running backs two weeks ago, but a broken fibula erased all that.

Jackson, whose season ended against the Miami Dolphins a week and a half ago, was informed by the league that players on Injured Reserve are not eligible for the Pro Bowl.

Despite missing the last two games, Jackson is still second in the AFC in rushing yards. The fifth-year tailback picked up 934 yards in less than 10 games. He also gained 442 yards on 39 receptions.

Jackson scored six times on the ground and twice through the air. He was the Bills' best offensive player this season, as acknowledged by quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick last week.

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