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Jackson: Time to prove it

Bills running back Fred Jackson reported to training camp today and was taking a realistic approach to the low expectations for Buffalo this year.

Asked what he thought about the fact the Bills are picked last in the AFC East by every national preseason magazine, Jackson said: "We haven’t done anything for them to pick us any different I guess. So we’re very confident in the capabilities that we can do. I don’t think we feel that way by any means. We feel like we have a lot to prove this year. It’s time for us to make some noise, and for us to get respect we have to go out and make people respect us. I think that’s what a lot of guys are thinking in terms of being picked (last). We figured that’s where we’d be and the only way to change that is to go out and win ballgames."

Jackson was joined upon arrival in Pittsford by his young son, Braeden. Asked what his most indispensible item is in the St. John Fisher dorms, Jackson said: "I’ve got to have a TV. That was the first thing I carried in. it was my son’s TV. He just realized that I brought it here and that was the whole conversation we had walking down the hall. He was like, 'Why are you taking my TV?' I had to explain to him daddy’s gonna borrow it for a month or so."

---Mark Gaughan

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