The Buffalo Bills on Monday announced that they resigned Jerry Hughes, along with reports that the team is keeping running back Fred Jackson signifies one thing. Those two moves signifies a new era in Bills history.
For many years the Bills under owner Ralph Wilson in his later years, key players would be let go on the grounds that they were older or not worth the money to keep on the roster, but that isn’t the case anymore.
On Monday morning the buzz in Buffalo was that Jackson would be release. That was the case until owner Terry Pegula got word of what team officials were thinking. According to the Buffalo News, via ProfootballTalk.com, Jackson isn’t going anywhere, which is a relief to many Bills fans.
If you live near Hamburg and drive on McKinley Parkway you will see a sign that reads We (the heart symbol) Fred Jackson.
Jackson is the epitome of what Western New York is. That is a community who work their rears off every day just to make ends meet.
What the move also means is that the NFL is lucky to have an owner like Pegula.
This past week it has been reported that long time Houston Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson will be cut. On Monday that was made official by ESPN.
What this all means is that the residents of Western New York are lucky to have an owner like the Pegulas who have the common sense to get things done.