Fred Jackson, the beloved veteran running back who was waived by the Buffalo Bills in the first round of cuts Monday, has agreed to terms on a one-year contract with the Seattle Seahawks, according to multiple media reports.
Jackson, the third leading rusher in Bills history behind Thurman Thomas and O.J. Simpson, flew out to Seattle to meet with the Seahawks Tuesday and agreed a deal Friday.
Jackson will see a familiar face in the backfield when he gets to Seattle, former teammate Marshawn Lynch. Jackson served as Lynch’s backup in Buffalo for four seasons, from 2007-10, and it’s expected he will serve the same role in Seattle.