Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills News, 5/8

TORONTO, ON - OCTOBER 30: Fred Jackson #14 of the Buffalo Bills carries for a gain during NFL game action as London Fletcher #59 of the Washington Redskins tackles him at Rogers Centre on October 30, 2011 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

Fred Jackson Press Conference - BuffaloBills.com
"The Bills running back talks about signing his contract extension to continue his career in Buffalo."

Bills lock up Jackson through '14 - The Buffalo News
"Jackson turned 31 in February. He will get paid for two years an average salary about equal to that of the Giants' Ahmad Bradshaw, who is the 15th highest-paid back in the league. Bradshaw got a four-year deal worth $4.5 million a year. He was age 25 when he signed it last August."

Buffalo Bills announce contract extension for running back Fred Jackson | Democrat and Chronicle
"I think we’re doing some tremendous things here," Jackson said after he signed a new contract that ties him to the team through 2014. "I think we can get a lot accomplished in three years. They’re doing a great job in the front office getting us the pieces that we feel like we needed. To kind of take that next step, I’m excited to be a part of it. I’m excited to sign the extension to stay here because I feel like something special is about to go down and I want to be a part of it."

RB Fred Jackson Signed to Contract Extension - BuffaloBills.com
"Jackson led the Bills in rushing for the third straight year in 2011, posting 934 yards on 170 carries with six touchdowns in 10 games. He finished the season first in the AFC (second in the NFL) with a 5.5 rushing average."

Jackson Signs Extension - BuffaloBills.com
"You work towards something and to have a day like this is the cream of the crop," said Jackson. "Now it’s just about going out and playing football. Where else would I rather be than Buffalo?"

Fred Jackson Message and Highlights - BuffaloBills.com
"Check out highlights of the Bills running back and hear a message from Fred from right after he signed his contract extension."

Inside The Bills | No worries about Jackson motivation
"(Last season) ended the way we didn’t want it to," Jackson said. "I still got to go out and show that it wasn’t just last year and that it wasn’t a one year thing for me. I’ll definitely be motivated in that aspect of it."

Inside The Bills | Why Jackson extension important
"Taking care of Jackson sends an important signal to the rest of the locker room that if you perform you’ll be taken care of, and that the organization recognizes a player’s importance to the team that goes beyond just productivity."

GM Nix delivers strong message to locker room - Jerry Sullivan
"The Bills have thrown around a lot of money over the last year or so. They signed Fitzpatrick, Kyle Williams and Stevie Johnson to lucrative extensions. They made the biggest splash in NFL free agency by signing Mario Williams, then got Mark Anderson as well. But as team morale goes, this was the most meaningful move of all. Jackson has been a good soldier and popular teammate, an undrafted free agent who turned himself into an NFL star and wanted to be paid like one."

Video: Gaughan, Sully analyze Jackson receiving extension - The Buffalo News
Title says it all.

WGR 550 - Jackson's 2-year Extension Worth Base Of $8.7m
"Jackson will make a total base salary of $8.7 million split up over two seasons -- 2013 and 2014. However, there are numerous attainable performance-based incentives to the deal that could bring up the total of the extension to $11 million. Those incentives are for the 2013 and 2014 seasons of the contract."

Bills stay loyal to RB Fred Jackson - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"But the Bills and general manager Buddy Nix stayed loyal to Jackson, which is not something you often see in the cut-throat business of the NFL."

Bills reward RB Jackson with 2-year extension - Yahoo! Sports
"For Jackson, the extension is a reward after he's led the team in rushing in each of the past three seasons. And it also eases any lingering hard feelings Jackson might have had toward the Bills after expressing concerns last year that he was underpaid under his previous four-year, $7.5 million contract."

Fred Jackson signs two-year extension with Bills - Sporting News
"Current Bills GM Buddy Nix was happy to take care of Jackson, who had been seeking an adjusted contract based on his high production. Nix called him "one of the best backs in the league" during a news conference."

Bills sign Fred Jackson to contract extension | ProFootballTalk
"Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but considering that Jackson turned 31 in February, it’s probably safe to say that it will be a relatively short and inexpensive contract. Running backs on the wrong side of 30 just don’t get lucrative long-term deals in the NFL."

Still fearless - BuffaloBills.com
Check out this in-depth look at Tank Carder, Buffalo's fifth-round linebacker.

AFC East: Four little questions - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"Where does Merriman fit with the 2012 Buffalo Bills? It depends mostly on Merriman's health. The outside linebacker is trying to return from back-to-back season-ending Achilles injuries."

Grading 2009 draft: Bills - AFC East Blog - ESPN
James Walker gives the Bills a B for solid picks in Eric Wood, Jairus Byrd, and Andy Levitre. Those three are the only ones remaining on the roster, though, as Aaron Maybin and the later-round picks are all gone.

Ex-NFL QB faces 10-plus years for ticket scheme – USATODAY.com
"The painful saga of ex-Ohio State and Indianapolis Colts quarterback Art Schlichter came to a close Friday when a federal judge sentenced him to nearly 11 years in prison for scamming participants in what authorities called a million-dollar sports ticket scheme." Schlicter was on the Bills in 1986 until Jim Kelly signed in the preseason"

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