The Bills announced Wednesday that Jackson signed a contract extension with the team. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reports Jackson signed a one-year extension worth $2.6 million with $1 million additional in incentives, according to a source.
The extension put Jackson under team control through the 2015 season. In 2012, the veteran running back signed a three-year, $10.805 million contract with the Bills. Jackson has spent his entire career with the Bills since joining the team as an undrafted free agent in 2006.
Jackson was Buffalo's best option out of the backfield a season ago, but his role with the team is less clear in 2014. C.J. Spiller is expected to see the majority of touches, and the team gave up a mid-round draft pick to acquire former Philadelphia Eagles running back Bryce Brown. Anthony Dixon is also in the mix.
Jackson, 33, is unlikely to have a long-term role with the team. But Wednesday's move tells us the Bills remain very much invested in Jackson in the present.