Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Fred Jackson 'revitalized' by chance to play for 'Hawks

The Buffalo Bills' decision to cut running back Fred Jackson last week came as a shock to many. The fact that both of last year's Super Bowl teams contacted him afterward is far less shocking.

According to Tim Graham of the Buffalo News, both the Seattle Seahawks and the New England Patriots were in touch with Jackson within an hour of his release, with Jackson eventually signing a one-year deal with the Seahawks.

"It revitalizes you," Jackson said. "Instead of being down in the dumps and feeling sorry for yourself, you say, 'I know teams think I can still play.'"

The move may work out in Jackson's favor, as the 34-year-old vet is poised to "play a lot," according to coach Pete Carroll, now that he's been awarded the No. 2 spot behind Marshawn Lynch.


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