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Fred Jackson | Running Back

Team: Seattle Seahawks
Age / DOB:  (34) / 2/20/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 215
College: Coe
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Fred Jackson rushed twice for 13 yards and caught both of his targets for nine yards in the Seahawks' Week 3 win over the Bears.
After Thomas Rawls’ outburst Sunday, it’s clear the aging Jackson is a distant third on Seattle’s running back depth chart. Jackson’s fantasy value for Week 4 against the Lions will greatly hinge on the availability of Marshawn Lynch (hamstring). Sep 27 - 8:11 PM

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Fred Jackson had two catches for 16 yards and a touchdown in Sunday night's Week 2 loss to the Packers.

Jackson spelled Marshawn Lynch on third downs and was used in pass protection. He vultured a five-yard touchdown pass in the second half, but finished without any carries and lost a fumble on Seattle's final snap of the game. Jackson should continue to play a limited role behind Lynch in Week 3.
Sep 21 - 1:20 AM

Fred Jackson rushed for 13 yards on three carries and caught his lone target for 16 yards in the Seahawks' Week 1 loss to the Rams.

Jackson was the clear No. 2 behind Marshawn Lynch, but clearly isn't going to have a big enough role to give him redraft value while Lynch is healthy.
Sep 13 - 5:32 PM

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said newly signed RB Fred Jackson will play on Sunday.

"He’ll play a lot. He ran the whole offense today," Carroll said. "I don’t know how he got it all done, but he got it done today so I would think he’ll be ready to go." Jackson should serve as the Seahawks' primary third-down back this season.
Sep 8 - 12:28 PM

Seahawks signed RB Fred Jackson to a one-year contract.

Robert Turbin (ankle) is out indefinitely, and the Seahawks don't trust Christine Michael as a clear-cut backup. Long tight with Marshawn Lynch from their time together in Buffalo, Jackson is 34 1/2 years old but still set career highs in receptions and receiving yards last season, and can get what's blocked as a runner. It's possible he'll maintain the Seahawks' No. 2 running back job even when Turbin returns. Turbin was unimpressive this preseason coming off hip surgery, lacking burst and change of direction en route to a 16-36 rushing line.
Sep 4 - 7:27 PM

According to the Buffalo News' Tim Graham, Bills GM Doug Whaley "went rogue" in releasing Fred Jackson.

Making roster decisions is what general managers are paid to do, so this shouldn't come as a groundbreaking decision, but typically the GM will consult the coaching staff. Apparently, Whaley didn't even discuss the matter with coach Rex Ryan. Reality is the Bills paid LeSean McCoy top dollar to be their new bellcow, and Whaley drafted Karlos Williams and handpicked Bryce Brown last season in a draft-day trade. Jackson has since come after Whaley a bit via the media, saying the GM was the "one person in the organization I haven't gotten honesty from." Jackson's release saved the team over $2 million.
Sep 1 - 10:28 PM

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll called Fred Jackson's visit "not a signing."

It sounds like the Seahawks were merely kicking the tires/updating their emergency list. No. 2 back Robert Turbin is dealing with a high-ankle sprain, and F-Jax would be a readymade replacement were Turbin unavailable for Week 1.
Sep 1 - 3:37 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports free agent RB Fred Jackson will meet with the Seahawks on Tuesday.

Rapoport said both sides expect a deal to get done. Cut by the Bills on Monday, Jackson would provide a veteran presence behind starter Marshawn Lynch, his former teammate in Buffalo and a player with whom he is reportedly close. Bringing in Jackson could signal the end of the line for Christine Michael.
Sep 1 - 8:43 AM

ESPN Boston's Mike Reiss wouldn't rule out the Patriots making a run at free agent Fred Jackson.

Reiss isn't reporting the Pats are already displaying interest, but bases his guess on coach Bill Belichick's longtime affinity for his division rival, and the team's unsettled situation at running back. Ultimately, New England's backfield is probably already too crowded to add another cook to the kitchen.
Source: ESPN Boston
Aug 31 - 1:39 PM

The Dallas Morning News reports the Cowboys have no interest in free agent RB Fred Jackson "at this time."

"At this time" is a very important part of the report. Reports have suggested the Cowboys are comfortable with their committee of Joseph Randle, Darren McFadden and Lance Dunbar, but that could change if the trio struggles early in the season. Jackson went to high school in the Dallas area.
Aug 31 - 11:32 AM

Bills released RB Fred Jackson.

This one is a shocker. Jackson missed most of training camp with a hamstring injury, but showed he still had juice in his legs in the third preseason game, rushing five times for 48 yards and a touchdown. Releasing Jackson suggests the Bills are confident Karlos Williams (illness) and LeSean McCoy (hamstring) will be ready Week 1. An eight-year veteran, Jackson has been with Buffalo his entire career. He should get a long look from teams in need of veteran running back help. The Cowboys, Browns and Patriots could make some sense.
Aug 31 - 10:17 AM

Fred Jackson had five carries for 48 yards and a touchdown in Buffalo's third preseason game.

Jackson was making his preseason debut after missing two weeks with a hamstring injury. He started with all four of Buffalo's running backs sidelined, but played only the first quarter. Jackson's biggest play was a 41-yard carry to open the game. Jackson is a good bet to open the season as LeSean McCoy's backup.
Aug 29 - 5:13 PM

Fred Jackson (hamstring) returned to practice on Saturday.

Jackson has been sidelined since early August with a hamstring issue. Jackson's return should be a big boost to the Bills' running back corps, which is missing LeSean McCoy (hamstring), Karlos Williams (illness), Bryce Brown (hamstring) and Boobie Dixon (calf).
Aug 22 - 10:24 AM

Fred Jackson is expected to miss a "couple weeks" with a hamstring injury.

Jackson has been around the block a time or two and doesn't necessarily need the camp and preseason reps. But there have been light whispers his roster spot could be in jeopardy with the new regime. While Jackson and Anthony Dixon (calf) are out, Bryce Brown and Karlos Williams will get more work.
Aug 7 - 12:31 PM

ESPN's Mike Rodak considers Fred Jackson a lock or near lock for the final roster.

The Bills' website reported similarly over the weekend. Jackson will join Boobie Dixon and Karlos Williams as backups to workhorse LeSean McCoy. A few months ago, RBs coach Anthony Lynn said he'd like to cut F-Jax's snaps in half after the 34-year-old wore down last season and finished with a career-worst 3.72 YPC.
Jul 27 - 8:51 AM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Russell Wilson
2Tarvaris Jackson
RB1Marshawn Lynch
2Fred Jackson
3Thomas Rawls
GLB1Marshawn Lynch
2Fred Jackson
3RB1Marshawn Lynch
2Fred Jackson
FB1Derrick Coleman
2Will Tukuafu
WR11Doug Baldwin
2Tyler Lockett
3B.J. Daniels
WR21Jermaine Kearse
2Chris Matthews
3Ricardo Lockette
4Paul Richardson
WR31Chris Matthews
TE1Jimmy Graham
2Luke Willson
3Cooper Helfet
LT1Russell Okung
LG1Justin Britt
2Alvin Bailey
C1Drew Nowak
2Patrick Lewis
3Kristjan Sokoli
RG1J.R. Sweezy
2Mark Glowinski
RT1Garry Gilliam
K1Steven Hauschka