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Friday, September 28, 2012
Bills' Jackson says he's cleared to play

By Associated Press

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- Buffalo Bills running back Fred Jackson says he has a team doctor's approval that his sprained right knee is healthy enough to play against New England.

Jackson received the OK before practice Friday, and expects to be "ready to go" on Sunday when Buffalo (2-1) hosts the Patriots (1-2). Despite feeling some soreness, he practiced for a third straight day since being hurt in a season-opening loss at the New York Jets on Sept. 9.

Against the Patriots in a Week 3 win last season, Jackson rushed for 74 yards and added 87 receiving yards and a touchdown.

Jackson is listed questionable on the injury report, giving him a 50 percent chance of playing. Running back C.J. Spiller (left shoulder) practiced for a second straight day, and is also listed questionable after he was hurt in a win at Cleveland last weekend.

Coach Chan Gailey says both have a "legitimate chance" of playing.