Plugged-in beat writer Mike Rodak of ESPN.com wrote this week that the Bills "would like (Bryce Brown) to develop into one of their lead backs" as the resilient Jackson begins his age-33 campaign.
With C.J. Spiller and Fred Jackson both entering contract years, planning for tomorrow makes plenty of sense.
Brown is a decade younger than Jackson and comes to the team after piling up 4.6 yards per carry in limited action over 32 games for the Eagles. He plowed for 347 yards in back-to-back starts for Philly in 2012 but saw his snaps wither away last season under coach Chip Kelly.
He may not have much value in 2014, but Brown is shaping up to be a good dynasty acquisition, especially if Spiller and/or Jackson do not return next season.