(WKBW) - As far as their fan base was concerned, the Buffalo Bills made an incredibly unpopular decision by releasing running back Fred Jackson, a crowd favorite for years on end. Jackson was released last summer as the Bills dealt with a logjam at the position.
Jackson signed with Seattle and played in the first playoff game of his career. Since the end of the season, Jackson has been an unrestricted free agent, and still remains unsigned about a week before the first NFL team will open up their doors for training camp.
Last week, the Buffalo Bills had quite a bit of drama with the running back position. Backup runner Karlos Williams was issued a four-game suspension by the NFL, while rookie runner Jonathan Williams was arrested and charged with DWI in Arkansas.
While there had been some reports early in the week of interest in veteran runner Reggie Bush, one longstanding member of the Bills is making his plea for the team to bring back Fred Jackson.