Orchard Park, NY (WGR 550) -- The status for the two-headed running back situation of the Buffalo Bills has yet to be determined for their game against the New England Patriots Sunday, but things seem to be trending up in Orchard Park.
Fred Jackson took part in his third straight practice on Friday after having missed two weeks of action with a knee injury. Head coach Chan Gailey told reporters on Thursday that barring any setbacks, the anticipated result is Jackson suiting up against the Patriots. The 31-year old has been limited through the first two practices.
Former first-round pick C.J. Spiller was also on the practice field on Friday, marking his second straight day of participation. Spiller suffered a shoulder injury in the first quarter of the Bills' last game in Cleveland, forcing him to miss Wednesday's practice in addition to the remainder of the Browns' contest.
Both Jackson and Spiller are officially listed as questionable for the upcoming game against New England, and according to Gailey each has a "legitimate" chance at playing. If neither can suit up, Tashard Choice will be the starting running back.
The lone non-participant of the practice session was once again wide receiver Ruvell Martin, who is still dealing with an ankle injury suffered on a punt late in the fourth quarter of the Kansas City Chiefs game.
The Bills and Patriots square off at Ralph Wilson Stadium on Sunday, September 30.