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Bills' Jackson predicts aggressive return schedule

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08:07 AM ET 09.13 | After a dispiriting start to the season, Bills fans learned some hopeful news this week. Bills feature back Fred Jackson knows he dodged a season-ending injury last Sunday in sustaining only a sprained LCL in the season opener against the Jets. Head coach Chan Gailey pegged Jackson's time on the shelf between three and eight weeks. Jackson is confident his time on the sidelines will be closer to the short end of that prognosis. "Hopefully sooner, but I'll definitely be back in four weeks," said Jackson. "Without a doubt." That would peg Jackson's return to come in Week 5 when the Bills play the 49ers in San Francisco. Jackson confirmed that it???s only a sprained ligament after having an MRI.

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September 13, 2012  08:13 AM ET

Take your time in returning to that goat rodeo.

September 13, 2012  08:19 AM ET

Before they get pummeled into Rice-A-Roni in San Francisco, they play the Browns, Chiefs and Pats. With Jackson, they might have been 2-2, but given the way they played last Sunday, he'll return to an 0-4 team that will quickly be 0-5.

September 13, 2012  08:21 AM ET

It won't matter how quickly he can get back.

September 13, 2012  08:24 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

It won't matter how quickly he can get back.

he'll get injured again anyway.

September 13, 2012  08:27 AM ET

Keep him benched for the 49ers. They'll be spending the whole game passing to catch up (see post about Stafford's stats) anyway.

September 13, 2012  08:34 AM ET

If the Team keeps [laying like they played last Sunday, it wont matter when he returns!!

September 13, 2012  08:36 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Keep him benched for the 49ers. They'll be spending the whole game passing to catch up (see post about Stafford's stats) anyway.

His best use may be as a decoy, keeping a running threat in the backfield. He won't get hurt if he doesn't have the ball (we hope) and it will force the Niners to respect the run a bit more.

Yeah, right. This is SF vs. Buffalo. Harbaugh's game plan could be "just go out and have fun" and the score would still be 45-2, and that's only because the running back ran to the wrong end zone on the series where they replaced the offensive backfield with cheerleaders.

September 13, 2012  08:45 AM ET

and why are there just 3 stories this morning?????

September 13, 2012  08:48 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

His best use may be as a decoy, keeping a running threat in the backfield. He won't get hurt if he doesn't have the ball (we hope) and it will force the Niners to respect the run a bit more.Yeah, right. This is SF vs. Buffalo. Harbaugh's game plan could be "just go out and have fun" and the score would still be 45-2, and that's only because the running back ran to the wrong end zone on the series where they replaced the offensive backfield with cheerleaders.

"2"? The Bills get a safety? Unbridled optimism.

September 13, 2012  09:03 AM ET

Good back .. injury prone though.

September 13, 2012  09:03 AM ET

Too little too late for a team that needs too much . Too bad.

September 13, 2012  09:06 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

"2"? The Bills get a safety? Unbridled optimism.

It will be on the cheerleader play. On the bright side, wait 'til you see Alex Smith's pom-pom routine.

September 13, 2012  09:07 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Too little too late for a team that needs too much . Too bad.

And it's only week two, too.

September 13, 2012  09:09 AM ET
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On the bright side, wait 'til you see Alex Smith's pom-pom routine.

Is this a dig at Frisco? Shocking.

September 13, 2012  09:10 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

And it's only week two, too.

Cheerleaders, pom-poms and now "two-toos": is there a theme here?

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September 13, 2012  09:20 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

Cheerleaders, pom-poms and now "two-toos": is there a theme here?

Compared to Aaron Rogers' "discount double-check" dance, this is the Bolshoi.

September 13, 2012  09:28 AM ET

Sounds like he's afraid to lose his job to CJ Spiller LOL!!!

September 13, 2012  09:34 AM ET
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Sounds like he's afraid to lose his job to CJ Spiller LOL!!!

should be since he can't seem to stay on the field.

 
September 13, 2012  09:40 AM ET

"Peg leg" Jackson said that huh?

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