Sunday, August 30, 2015

Fred Jackson says he still has 'a lot to prove'

Fred Jackson's entire career has been based on resilience. At 34 years old, the veteran Buffalo Bills running back is continuing the trend.

“I still have a lot to prove and that’s how I approach the game,” Jackson said after helping his team beat up the Pittsburgh Steelers in preseason action Saturday, via The Buffalo News. “Just continue to prove yourself and today was a good step in the right direction.”

Jackson broke off a 41-yard touchdown run in the third exhibition contest, keeping his legs warm in case he's tabbed the Week 1 starter. LeSean McCoy is still nursing a hamstring ailment.

“I always prepare as the starter,” Jackson, a 10-year NFLer and 12-year pro, said. “Shady’s going to work to get himself back out there on the field, but I think if you don’t prepare to be the starter something’s wrong with you.”

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