Bills RB Fred Jackson placed on IR, out for season

November 23, 2011 - 7:25 PM
Bills Jackson Out Football

Buffalo Bills quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick (14) hands the ball off to running back C. J. Spiller during NFL football practice in Orchard Park, N.Y., Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011. Bills running back Fred Jackson won't play Sunday in New York against the Jets because of a leg injury. Which could mean more work for Spiller. (AP Photo/David Duprey)

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills have placed running back Fred Jackson on season-ending injured reserve because of broken bone in his lower right leg.

The move was made Wednesday, hours after coach Chan Gailey said Jackson wouldn't play in Sunday's pivotal game against the New York Jets.

Jackson had his best season cut short after getting hurt in the second half of Buffalo's blowout loss Sunday at Miami. He ranks third in the NFL with 934 yards rushing and trails only Chicago's Matt Forte with 1,376 yards from scrimmage.

Backup C.J. Spiller becomes the new starter.

To help offset the loss, Buffalo signed running back Tashard Choice on Wednesday. Choice was released by Washington on Tuesday after starting the season with Dallas.