Well, that was quick. We mentioned before that the Buffalo Bills had claimed Tashard “about one yard per carry” Choice off of waivers today. And when Fred Jackson was ruled out for this week rather quickly, we knew that he was probably facing a lengthy amount of time with his injury.
Well, “lengthy amount of time” now means that he’s done for the year. The Bills have placed him on Injured Reserve with a broken fibula, ending his excellent season.
“According to Mark Gaughan of The Buffalo News, Fred Jackson has been put on Injured Reserve. Season over. Fracture to fibula bone. #Bills,” tweets Joe Buscaglia of WGR radio.
It’s a real shame for Fred, who some thought was the mid-season MVP (of the AFC maybe). He was running for a new contract that he now won’t get. He’ll play in 2012 for his $1.83 million and try to prove that he’s back and healthy again.
This is a huge opportunity for C.J. Spiller. Now is the time for him to show that he was worth the No. 9-overall pick in the 2010 draft. So far, he hasn’t come remotely close to that.