Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Fred: 'I'm definitely playing', C.J.: 'If I can, I can'


The Buffalo Bills are on a short week, and they're short at tailback.

Fred Jackson and C.J. Spiller, who make up arguably the best running back tandem in the NFL, are recovering MCL and ankle injuries, respectively.

Jackson couldn't speak for Spiller, but the veteran back told NFL Network Tuesday that he'll be on the field Thursday when the Bills take on the Cleveland Browns.

Knee’s a little sore,” Jackson said, via ProFootballTalk. “But it is what it is. At this point of the year, there’s not a lot of people that aren’t sore. So it’s just something I’ve got to deal with. . . . I’m definitely playing. I’m going to do everything I can to get back out there.”

Spiller, meanwhile, wasn't so sure.

"If I can go, I'll go," Spiller said. "If I can't, I can't.

". . . [Wednesday] will be a huge day for us, to see what the reaction will be."

Spiller was more limited in Tuesday's practice than Jackson. In fact, he was listed as a non-participant while Jackson got the "limited" label. Both will probably be listed as questionable when the final injury report comes out, and Tashard Choice should expect a pretty solid workload against the Browns.

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