Former Buffalo Bills running back Fred Jackson is set to meet with the Seattle Seahawks, reports the NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Both sides expect a deal to be made.
Rapoport reports both Jackson and the team expect a deal to be reached at this meeting.
The Bills announced Monday that they had released Jackson, who had been with Buffalo for eight seasons. Bills GM Doug Whaley called it a “difficult decision.” Jackson was set to make $2.35 million this season.
Jackson, 34, thanked Buffalo for this time with the team, adding that his professional football career was not yet done.
The veteran running back was not drafted out of Coe College in 2003. He played minor-league arena football and spent a season in NFL Europa before receiving an invitation to Bills training camp in 2007.
Last season, Jackson rushed for 525 yards and two touchdowns on 141 carries with the Bills. He had missed the first two preseason games due to a hamstring injury but was cleared to play against the Pittsburgh Steelers in a preseason game on Saturday. He scored one touchdown and rushed for 48 yards on five carries.
NFL teams have until 4 p.m. ET Tuesday to trim their rosters from 90 players to 75.
- Xandria James