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Fred Jackson: (Knee) Expects To Get Cleared For Workouts

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Update: Jackson's recovery from a grade 2 MCL sprain is going well and he expects to get total clearance from doctors for his offseason workouts, BuffaloBills.com reports. Said Jackson on 'The John Murphy Show:' "I've been doing rehab the entire time. I've been able to get up and do some movement on it. I have a meeting with the doctor next week. I’m sure I’ll be cleared and be able to do everything."

Recommendation: Jackson will be 31 later this month and finished with just 437 rushing yards in an injury-marred 2012 campaign. However, he's still played at a very high level during the times he's been healthy the last two seasons. Jackson still has two years left on his contract and a decent amount of tread left on his tires for a running back that age, but there's a new coaching staff in town and one would have to think C.J. Spiller will get the majority of the carries next season. Jackson would seemingly slotted be slotted as a valuable backup with a lesser portion of the timeshare, as well as an additional passing down threat out of the backfield.

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