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Bills vs. Chiefs, 2014 NFL Week 8: Fred Jackson not practicing Monday

The Buffalo Bills returned to the practice field on Monday after their bye week, but veteran running back Fred Jackson was not a practice participant as Chiefs week began.

Tom Szczerbowski

Fred Jackson is a bit more than two weeks removed from a groin injury that caused him to leave a Week 7 win over Minnesota early. He's since called it a four-week injury, and headed into the third week of his rehab, Jackson was not on the practice field on Monday as the Buffalo Bills returned from their bye.

That does not, of course, mean that Jackson has been ruled out of Sunday's ultra-important home game against the Kansas City Chiefs. Whether or not Jackson is back on the field Wednesday will be a far more significant tell regarding his potential availability. Jackson was spotted on Monday working off to the side of practice with trainers. If he can't play, then the team will, of course, rely on Anthony Dixon and Bryce Brown at tailback.

There was some good news regarding two other injured Bills on Monday: both wide receiver Marquise Goodwin (hamstring) and linebacker Ty Powell (ankle) were back on the practice field. Barring setbacks, they'll be back in action in Week 10.

Three more Bills players were not at team headquarters on Monday for various non-injury reasons: wide receiver Mike Williams and guard Cyril Richardson were away for personal reasons, while defensive tackle Marcell Dareus had issues catching a flight back into town.