AP Source: Seahawks, Jackson agree on 1-year contract

A person familiar with the contract talks says the Seattle Seahawks and free-agent running back Fred Jackson have agreed to terms on a 1-year year.

The person spoke to The Associated Press on Friday on a condition of anonymity because the deal has not been signed. NFL.com first reported Jackson and the Seahawks had agreed to terms.

Jackson, an eight-year veteran became a free agent Monday when the Bills cut the respected team leader and fan favorite. The Seahawks interest in Jackson emerged when they learned that backup running back Robert Turbin suffered a significant high-ankle sprain last Saturday in a preseason game against San Diego. There is no estimate of when he'll be able to return.

Jackson traveled to Seattle this week to meet with the Seahawks and went through a physical.


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