For Fred Jackson the 2012 season ends much the way the 2011 one did. On Tuesday the Bills placed the running back on injured reserve. This ends the season of Jackson.
On Dec. 9, Jackson suffered a lower leg injury in a loss to St. Louis.
Jackson will turn 32 before the start of next season and has seen drastic drops in his yards per carry and yards per reception. Should they keep him, the Bills would owe Jackson $2.15 million and a $300,000 roster bonus.
Before the injury occurred the Bills had already began to increase the workload of CJ Spiller at the running back position. With Jackson being placed on IR there is no question who will be toting the ball in Buffalo as the season comes to an end.
Jackson finishes the season with 437 yards rushing and three touchdowns. He also caught 34 passes for 217 yards and a touchdown. It is quite a drop for a player who had finished the last three seasons with 900 or more yards rushing..