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Buffalo Bills: Jackson Cleared; Spiller to Start

November 21st, 2012 at 12:55 PM
By Mike Matisz

The Buffalo Bills learned Tuesday that they would have running back Fred Jackson on the field for their game Sunday at the Indianapolis Colts. The Bills learned the news shortly after Jackson passed his concussion protocol tests.

“It was good," Jackson said. "They did everything they had to in order to get me cleared. Following protocol I think is more important than anything. Following the protocol and making sure I’m fine and can get out there and play.”

Despite the news, the team has announced that C.J. Spiller will still get the start. Spiller, who leads the league in yards per carry, may be one of the focal points for the offense as they hope to gain the edge in time of possession. 

“C.J. will start, but we’re still going to play Fred,” said head coach Chan Gailey. “It takes two. It does. So Fred will get quite a few snaps, but C.J. will start and get the majority of the snaps.”

The Bills and Colts kick off at 1 p.m. Sunday.

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