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Bills plan to extend Fred Jackson

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TORONTO, ON - OCTOBER 30: Fred Jackson #22 of the Buffalo Bills celebrates after defeating the Washington Redskins 23-0 at Rogers Centre on October 30, 2011 in Toronto, Ontario. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

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Fred Jackson is a running back on the wrong side of 30 coming off a season-ending injury, so he wouldn’t seem to be a strong candidate for a contract extension. But the Bills say they want to get a new deal done with Jackson.

Bills GM Buddy Nix told the team’s web site that he and Jackson are on the same page about a new contract.

“Fred and I have talked,” Nix said. “We want to extend Fred. I’d like for Fred to finish his career as a Bill. He’s meant a lot to us. I’ve got great respect for him. We do want Fred back and we do intend to try to work out a deal with him. I’ve told him that. What we said is what we’re going to do.”

Jackson, who will turn 31 on February 20, was recently cleared to participate in all offseason activities after a broken fibula caused him to miss the last six games of the 2011 season. He has one year left on his current contract.