Bills reward RB Jackson with contract extension (Yahoo! Sports)
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) The Buffalo Bills have delivered on their promise to reward running back Fred Jackson by signing him to a contract extension.
The deal was announced Monday at a news conference attended by Jackson and team officials.
Jackson, who has led the Bills in rushing in three straight seasons, was scheduled to make a base salary of $1.955 million in entering the final year of his contract. He had expressed his dissatisfaction on several occasions last year of feeling underpaid.
General manager Buddy Nix has maintained he expected to reach a new deal with Jackson before the start of training camp.
Jackson was the Bills' first-half MVP last year before his season ended after breaking a bone in his right leg in a 35-8 loss at Miami on Nov. 20.