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Fred Jackson drawing interest from Seattle Seahawks after Bills release

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The Seattle Seahawks have one of the most dominant running backs in the entire NFL in the form of Marshawn Lynch, but moves today suggest they aren't one hundred percent convinced about Beastmode's durability.

Heading to Seattle

This after the Super Bowl runners up are in the process of negotiating a deal with veteran running back Fred Jackson, according to Ian Rapoport.

Jackson was released by the Buffalo Bills earlier this week after nine years with the franchise but is now believed to be traveling to Seattle in the hopes of completing a deal today.


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Rapoport had, earlier today, suggested that there were "numerous playoff teams" interested in acquiring Jackson's services before the 2015 season gets under way. It appears though that Pete Carroll and co. have stolen a march on any other potential suitors.

veteran role

The signing wouldn't threaten Marshawn Lynch's work load too much, you wouldn't think. However, with the multi-time Pro Bowler having had injury issues at times over the past two seasons due to his central role in Seattle's offense, the arrival of Fred Jackson would certainly provide a more experienced option to spell for Lynch moving forward.

On a personal level, Jackson will be delighted to have found a potential new home so soon after losing his job in Buffalo.

The 34-year-old was a cult figure at the Bills and was the franchise's lead rusher in 2014 with 525 yards. He has though missed time this preseason with a hamstring issue.

Seahawks fans: Would you trust Fred Jackson to step in for Lynch in 2015? Have your say in the comments below...

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