By Tim Graham
An NFL source informs me Buffalo Bills running back Fred Jackson will play this afternoon against the New England Patriots, while a final decision on backfield mate C.J. Spiller -- also expected to play -- won't be made until after warmups.
Jackson is returning from a sprained knee suffered in the season opener against the New York Jets. Spiller left last week's game against the Cleveland Browns with a shoulder injury.
If Spiller can play, then Jackson will get more touches. Jackson is much farther along in his recovery, and although he had a disappointing Wednesday practice, he felt better on Thursday and Friday.