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Seahawks reportedly set to sign running back Fred Jackson

Free-agent running back Fred Jackson, who was released by the Buffalo Bills on Monday, is meeting with the Seahawks Tuesday and could sign with the team quickly, according to a report from Jackson is 34 years old and has played for the Bills since 2006, and was a teammate there of Marshawn Lynch's, once beating out Lynch for the starting job. Lynch played in Buffalo from 2007-10 before being traded to Seattle early in the 2010 season. But Lynch and Jackson have remained close close enough that Lynch reportedly flew out Jackson to attend the 2011 playoff game against the Saints when he unleashed his Beast Quake run. The signing of Jackson would add competition at a tailback...