C.J. Spiller understands Fred Jackson's frustration and isn't upset with the comment the veteran running back made this week. It's competition, and both want to be on the field.
"Who wouldn't want to be a No. 1 back? The big thing is that everyone is making a big deal about it," Spiller said. "The thing about me and Fred is that we're pushing each other to get better. ... Whoever they go with, the other person has to be right there helping make sure he gets his job done."
Jackson met with running backs coach Curtis Modkins on Tuesday and was informed he would start the Bills' third preseason game against Jacksonville on Saturday. Spiller started last week's game at Denver although Jackson wasn't on the sidelines for long and was in on the second play from scrimmage.
Jackson said he wasn't happy with the lack of first-team reps he's received in practice recently, nor his contract which leaves him as the 23rd-highest paid player on the team, and 40th in the league among running backs.