The Buffalo Bills could have a need at running back.
Safety Aaron Williams knows who they should call.
Williams took to Twitter on Thursday, advocating for the team to re-sign veteran Fred Jackson.
— Aaron Williams (@ajwilliams23) July 21, 2016
Released by the Bills in training camp last year, Jackson signed a one-year contract with the Seattle Seahawks in 2015. He played in all 16 games for the Seahawks, logging 26 carries for 100 yards and catching 32 passes for 257 yards and two touchdowns, primarily in a third-down role.
Jackson, 35, would continue to be the oldest running back in the NFL if he were to re-sign in Buffalo. Would the Bills be interested?
That decision will ultimately rest with General Manager Doug Whaley. It would be a reversal of Whaley's thinking from a year ago, when the team parted with one of its most popular players shortly before the start of the season.
There is an argument to be made regarding the need, though. The Bills will be without Karlos Williams for the first four games of the season after his recent suspension, and none of the other running backs on the roster have close to Jackson's experience. Rookie Jonathan Williams was also arrested last week for driving while intoxicated in Arkansas, and it remains to be seen if that incident has any impact with the team.