ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) -- Fred Jackson has the respect of his Buffalo Bills teammates, and the production to show he deserves to be regarded as a top-tiered NFL running back.
The only thing missing Jackson told The Associated Press on Wednesday that's left him "annoyed" is a new contract to go with it.
Having helped Buffalo get off to a 2-0 start, the only place the NFL's leading rusher's not making forward progress is with the front office. Jackson says he's gotten nowhere in a bid to renegotiate the final two years left on a contract set to pay him a $1.75 million base salary this season.
Unhappy as he might be, he's not letting off-the-field issues distract him come game time as the Bills prepare to host New England (2-0) on Sunday.