Jackson is working toward signing a one-day contract with Buffalo to retire from the NFL as a member of the Bills, Kaley Lynch of WIVB 4 Buffalo reports.
Jackson expressed a desire to play last season but was unable to draw interest from organizations due to his advanced age and lack of impact on special teams. The running back spent his final season in the league in Seattle, appearing in all 16 games in 2015, but enjoyed his most productive run during his eight years with the Bills. He'll end his career with 8,643 yards from scrimmage and 39 touchdowns across nine NFL seasons.
Jackson said he hasn't filed his retirement players and is hoping to continue playing somewhere this season, Sal Capaccio of WGR Sports Radio 550 reports.
At 36 years old, it seems very unlikely that Jackson will garner much interest from teams, especially considering he hasn't played since 2015 and doesn't offer much value on special teams. Even if a team's backfield is depleted by injuries, it seems more likely to go with a younger, more capable back.
Jackson wants to keep playing, but the Seahawks may not be interested in retaining him, the Seattle Times reports.
Although the team doesn't have an obvious replacement for the third-down role, Seattle may want to bring in a younger back to replace Jackson, who had 26 carries for 100 yards and 32 catches for 257 yards (on 41 targets) last season. Wherever he ends up, the 35-year-old Jackson will likely have to compete for a roster spot.
Jackson caught five passes off of eight targets for 43 yards in Sunday's loss to the Rams. He added 11 yards on the ground on two rushes.
Jackson's five receptions marked a season high and he tied a season high with 54 total yards. In the two full games since Thomas Rawls went down with an injury, The Seahawks have dropped back to pass 77 times and run it 58 times, 11 of those rushes coming courtesy of quarterback Russell Wilson. Without a clear lead back in place, Christine Michael disappointed on Sunday after coming off of an 84-yard game, the most valuable member of the stable may be the one who can best contribute to a more pass-focused scheme. For the season, Jackson has more receptions than carries.
Jackson did not receive a carry and caught two of three targets for 17 yards in Sunday's 30-13 win over the Browns.
Other than a nice one-handed catch to pick up a first down in the second half, Jackson was a non factor. He did easily lead his backfield mates in targets, as Bryce Brown and Christine Michael saw a combined one look. Michael finished with one of the best games of his career, rushing for 84 yards on 16 carries, and Brown was in the mix too, toting the ball nine times for 43 yards. Next week, Jackson will take his pass-catching prowess into a matchup with NFC West rival St. Louis.
Jackson will stay in his third-down role even though Thomas Rawls is out for the season, the Seattle Times reports.
The Seahawks like Jackson as the third-down back in passing situations. DuJuan Harris, who took over for Rawls on Sunday against the Ravens, and Bryce Brown, who was signed Monday, will compete for the starting job. Both likely will be used Week 15 against the Browns.
Jackson carried a season-high seven times for 15 yards and caught one of four targets for eight yards in Sunday's win over the Ravens.
The veteran saw an increased workload after Thomas Rawls left with a season-ending injury, finishing second on the team to only DuJuan Harris. Harris appears in line to handle the majority of the carries until Marshawn Lynch returns from an injury of his own, but Jackson could handle the pass-catching duties, as the former was not targeted Sunday. Jackson still carries little fantasy value until Seattle proves willing to lean on him.
Jackson caught two passes off two targets for 13 yards and a touchdown Sunday against Minnesota. He added a five-yard rush in the win.
The touchdown was his first since Week 2. In theory, Jackson is Seattle's No. 2 back behind Thomas Rawls, but the veteran back has just 12 touches over the past three weeks and quarterback Russell Wilson's 22 carries over the same span is more than Jackson has accumulated all season. DuJuan Harris, in his first game of the season, tallied three carries Sunday, further clouding Jackson's role.
Jackson caught two passes off of two targets for seven yards and added a four-yard run in Sunday's win over the Steelers.
Jackson has nine touches combined over the past two weeks after garnering just eight in previous four outings. With Marshawn Lynch on the shelf for the next few weeks, Jackson has climbed up a spot on the depth chart, but with a young, fresh starting back and a mobile quarterback under center, it'd be unrealistic to expect too much from the veteran back.
Jackson, who had six touches for 22 yards Sunday against the 49ers, will continue in a limited backup role to Thomas Rawls while Marshawn Lynch is out with an injury.
Lynch is not expected to play Week 12 and could be out longer. Jackson will relieve Rawls from time to time, but he won't get significant touches as long as Rawls is healthy. If Rawls were to go down while Lynch is out, then Jackson would have fantasy value, though at 34 he doesn't have the upside of the other two.
Seahawks running back Fred Jackson caught two passes off of two targets for seven yards in Sunday's loss to the Panthers.
Despite it being Marshawn Lynch's first game back in action, Jackson did not record a single carry in the contest. Rookie Thomas Rawls appears established as the backup behind Lynch, leaving Jackson as the intermitent receiving threat out of the backfield. Through six games, Jackson has more catches, 12, than carries, 10, and does not appear to be worth having on a fantasy roster.
Seahawks premier back Marshawn Lynch (hamstring) has been cleared for Sunday against Carolina.
Lynch was able to practice fully both Thursday and Friday, so look for him to head the backfield with Thomas Rawls and Fred Jackson backing up.
Seahawks running back Fred Jackson (ankle) rushed twice for five yards and had three catches on three targets for 29 yards Sunday against the Bengals.
Less than a week removed from suffering a high-ankle sprain, Jackson was back on the field Sunday, though very much in a reserve role behind starter Thomas Rawls, who rushed 23 times for 169 yards and a touchdown. Despite Rawls' huge day, it was Jackson who played the opening drive of overtime, though he ended up with little to show for it. Whether it's Rawls or Marshawn Lynch (hamstring) starting, Jackson will continue to be used sparingly in the rushing game, and the Seahawks' passing attack doesn't lend itself to significant receiving yard totals.
Seahawks aging running back Fred Jackson (ankle) is listed as active Sunday at Cincinnati.
While Jackson is gutting out a high-ankle sprain, it's difficult to see the veteran back surpass the three carries and two receptions that he received with Marshawn Lynch (hamstring) out in Week 4 against the Lions. In his stead, Thomas Rawls will again head the backfield.
Pete Carroll said Seahawks running back Fred Jackson (ankle) will likely play in the Sunday game against the Bengals, per Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times.
His high-ankle sprain apparently isn't too serious, as he's expected to take the field just six days after sustaining the injury. This situation would normally bring about skepticism, but if the Seahawks wanted to be deceptive about their Week 5 backfield plans, they wouldn't have ruled out Marshawn Lynch (hamstring) on Friday.
Jackson (ankle) returned to a limited practice Friday and is listed as questionable for Sunday's game in Cincinnati.
The Seahawks have yet to sign a fourth running back, even though Marshawn Lynch (hamstring) has been ruled out and Jackson is dealing with a high-ankle sprain. The lack of a transaction might seem to hint at Jackson suiting up, but it's also quite possible the Seahawks are comfortable using fullback Derrick Coleman as a backup running back. Given that he'll be six days removed from suffering a high-ankle sprain, Jackson still seems unlikely to play in Sunday's game. Even if he's active, it's possible he'll just be around as an emergency backup. Thomas Rawls is set to dominate the Week 5 snaps in Seattle's backfield.
Seahawks aging back Fred Jackson (ankle) returned to a limited practice Friday and is listed as questionable for the game Sunday in Cincinnati.
The team has yet to sign a fourth running back, even though Marshawn Lynch (hamstring) has been ruled out and Jackson is dealing with a high-ankle sprain. The lack of a transaction might seem to hint at Jackson suiting up, but it's also quite possible the Seahawks are comfortable using fullback Derrick Coleman as a backup running back.
The Seahawks changed their Thursday injury report to list featured back Marshawn Lynch (hamstring) as a limited participant.
Originally listed as a non-participant both Wednesday and Thursday, Lynch will likely be listed as questionable on Friday's injury report. He may be headed for a game-time decision for a tough matchup in Cincinnati, but the Seahawks do at least have a 1:00 p.m. ET kickoff. With Fred Jackson (ankle) likely out, Thomas Rawls could take on a three-down role, as the Seahawks still haven't signed a fourth running back.
Seahawks coach Pete Carroll confirmed Wednesday that running back Fred Jackson has a high-ankle sprain.
By all accounts, Jackson was trending toward that diagnosis and its accompanying recovery timetable of at least a few weeks. With the injury confirmed, Marshawn Lynch is poised to take over his rightful place as the Seahawks' starting running back, as long as he continues to progress through his hamstring injury.
The Seahawks believe running back Fred Jackson suffered a high ankle sprain, John Boyle of the team's official site reports.
The diagnosis hasn't been confirmed, but if it is indeed a high ankle sprain, Jackson will likely be out for at least a week or two. He was having a nice game as the passing-down back against the Lions on Monday, gaining 54 yards on just five touches (two catches) in Marshawn Lynch's (hamstring) absence. Thomas Rawls is now the only healthy running back on Seattle's roster.