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ORCHARD PARK — Maybe no Buffalo Bills player personified the city of Buffalo more over the last decade than running back Fred Jackson. Now, the fan favorite has an opportunity to end his career where it all began.
According to sources close to the situation, Jackson will be stopping by One Bills Drive on Wednesday to sign a one-day contract with the franchise and retire. Jackson spent eight of his nine career seasons with the Bills, before becoming a casualty of roster cuts ahead of the 2015 campaign.
The 37-year-old rushed for 5,646 yards during his time with the Bills and posted his only 1,000-yard rushing season in 2009. In 2013, he posted a career-best nine rushing touchdowns to go along with 890-yards.
After his release, Jackson signed with the Seattle Seahawks for one-year but wasn’t much of a contributor as he received just 26 carries that season.
Going unsigned in each of the last two seasons seems to have forced Jackson’s hand into retirement. Fittingly, it will be with the franchise and the city where he became a household name.