Bills extend Fred Jackson for two years

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RB Fred Jackson signed a two-year deal to remain with the Bills.

Jackson had one year left on a deal he signed in 2009. It averaged $1.87 million a year. His extension, through 2014, includes $8.7 million in new money, and that could rise to $11 million if he hits all incentives, a source with access to the contract told The News. The deal includes a $3 million signing bonus.

Jackson turned 31 in February. He will get paid for two years an average salary about equal to that of the Giants' Ahmad Bradshaw, who is the 15th highest-paid back in the league. Bradshaw got a four-year deal worth $4.5 million a year.

Jackson was second in the NFL in yards from scrimmage when he went down after 10 games with a broken fibula.

Fantasy Impact: 

Through 10 games, Jackson was on fire, averaging 138 total yards and 0.6 TDs per game. His injury opened the door for C.J. Spiller to get starter's touches, and he didn't disappoint, racking up an average of 106 total yards and 0.8 TDs per game over the final six weeks. The Bills have one of the better rushing games in the league, but Jackson's value is depressed by the presence of Spiller, and vice versa.

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