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Fred Jackson to Stepner: "No plans to retire"

Fred Jackson to Stepner: "No plans to retire"
Fred Jackson to Stepner: "No plans to retire"
Posted at 4:17 PM, Feb 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-22 16:26:13-05

Fred Jackson has every intention of continuing his NFL career in 2016.

The former Bills rusher told 7 Eyewitness Sports Anchor Shawn Stepner that he has "no plans to retire" when reached by text on Monday.

Jackson celebrated his 35th birthday on Saturday.  He is a free agent.

The Buffalo fan favorite spent eight years with the Bills (2007-2014) before being cut by the team during training camp of 2015.  He ranks third on the franchise's all-time rushing list with 5,646 yards.

He spent the 2015 season with the Seattle Seahawks, rushing for 100 yards on 26 carries. He also registered 32 catches for 257 yards and two touchdowns in 16 games.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported on Monday a person close to Jackson said the nine-year veteran wanted to continue playing.

 

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