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Buffalo Bills News, 2/9: Fred Jackson Fine With Splitting The Load

The former Buffalo Bills starting running back is okay with sharing the load. That bodes well for him, since he will be spelling C.J. Spiller in 2013. That plus Manti T'eo talk in today's links.

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Matt Warren is Associate Director of NFL coverage for SB Nation and previously covered the Bills for Buffalo Rumblings for more than a decade.

Inside The Bills | Fan Friday 2-8

Brown makes an interesting comparison when discussing Manti T'eo. He likens the Notre Dame star to Paul Posluszny, calling the latter a "playmaker in college" whose ability "did not carry over to the NFL game." He projects Te'o to fall like Posluszny did. Despite the handcuffs on Brown, this weekly feature is always an entertaining read.

Inside The Bills | Fred Jackson OK with sharing reps

"If that's what it is, us sharing reps, we have no problems with that," Jackson said on the radio show. "I don't have a problem with that. I'm looking forward to going out there and making the best of my opportunities whenever I get on the field, I'm sure C.J.'s the same way. Whatever we can do to get a win, we're going to do, that's what we're about."

The strange part of this conversation is that Fred is the clear No. 2 back in the running game. No wonder he's willing to split reps. It's the only way he's likely to see the field. He is still a better pass blocker than C.J. Spiller, and he may be a better short yardage back. His influence will likely be significantly diminished with a new coaching staff, though, and he will begin to be phased out in 2013.

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