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Bills' Fred Jackson: Bryce Brown an 'every-down back'

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The Buffalo Bills lost their top two running backs Sunday when Fred Jackson (groin) and C.J. Spiller (broken collarbone) left a thrilling 17-16 win over the Minnesota Vikings. Jackson is out multiple weeks, while Spiller's season will end with surgery Monday.

The running back has been inactive for all seven games this season after being acquired from the Philadelphia Eagles for a fourth-round pick this offseason.

Jackson, during his weekly radio spot on WGR-AM in Buffalo, confirmed that his injury will not require surgery and the timeline for recovery typically lasts four weeks. Jackson added that the team has the utmost confidence in Bryce Brown to carry the load.

"He's an every-down back," Jackson said, per the Bills' official Twitter account. "He can do it all. We won't miss a beat."

The Bills, who remain frisky in the playoff hunt at 4-3, hope Jackson speaks the truth (as does every fantasy football fan rushing to the waiver wire). Anthony Dixon is the only other running back currently on the Bills' roster.

All eyes in Western New York now turn to Brown.

Coach Doug Marrone glowed about Brown's talent during the preseason, saying the 23-year-old back had the potential to start in the NFL.

The Bills will need Brown to help carry the load until Jackson returns from his groin injury. The veteran said he won't need surgery on an injury that usually takes four weeks to heal. However, he hopes to be back before that timeframe.

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