Fred Jackson retires as a Buffalo Bill

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Former Buffalo Bills running back Fred Jackson will wrapped up his ten-year NFL career as a Buffalo Bill after signing a one-day contract with the team on Wednesday.

After joining the Bills in 2007 and rushing for 5,646 yards, the running back and fan favorite was a surprise cut by the team in 2015. 

He signed with Seahawks and rushed for 100 yards in his lone season in Seattle and finally advanced to the postseason.

Jackson thanked Buffalo fans and the franchise in a letter that was published Wednesday on the Bills’ website. 

Jackson wrote: 

For the nine years I spent in Buffalo there’s a combination of specific moments and a general feeling I have about my time with the Bills. Obviously, there are things that just jump out whenever I think about my time in Buffalo. One is walking out of the tunnel the first time for a regular season game.

Or even walking off the field with my son and hearing the ‘Fred-dy’ chants as I’m walking up the tunnel. Those are things you don’t get to do for the rest of your life, so they come to mind quickly.

To sum it all up though, Buffalo represents my football career, and all the things that I was able to do and accomplish. Every time I sit down and think about it, having that opportunity to play in Buffalo and pour my heart out for the city and try as hard as I could to win football games was special to me.

You can read the letter in its entirety here

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