Days after his release from his long-time squad, veteran running back Fred Jackson has met with the Seattle Seahawks, and a reunion with former teammate Marshawn Lynch has become a possibility.
The 34-year-old Jackson, the oldest running back in the league, was released by the Buffalo Bills earlier this week, and is in search of a new team as he previously announced that he has no plans of retiring from the league yet.
"This is a visit for us. It's not a signing," Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said via AP. "We have tremendous respect for Fred as a player. He's obviously got a wealth of background, he's tough, he's sharp, he's smart, so we need to see where he is right now at 34 years old and see what he looks like."
The veteran RB, who played with Lynch in Buffalo from 2007 to 2010, was thankful of his stint in Buffalo but said that he was not done playing in the league.
Thank you Buffalo!! We have loved being part of this community. The fan support has been overwhelming. The Old Man isn't done yet!!
— Fred Jackson (@Fred22Jackson) August 31, 2015
Jackson, who was the first player in NFL history to have 1,000 rushing yards and 1,000 kickoff return yards in a season in 2009, led the Bills in rushing yards in the 2014 season, logging in 535 rushing yards on 141 carries with two touchdowns in 14 regular season games last year.
Jackson’s previous team, including head coach Rex Ryan said that it was a difficult decision for the squad to let go of the veteran running back, who was with the team the last eight seasons.
For his entire NFL career, he has recorded 5,646 rushing yards on 1,279 carries with 30 touchdowns in 106 regular season games. However, Jackson has zero playoffs experience with the Bills struggling to make the postseason in his time with the team.