Jackson's role in the new Buffalo offense remains unclear, but coach Rex Ryan sees the veteran as a contributor, BuffaloBills.com reports. Said Ryan, “First I think Fred is in great shape. So I think he’s got some tread on that tire still. The thing you notice immediately about Fred, smart, he picks things up extremely well. He’s picked up our offense extremely. Still valuable as a threat out of the backfield, great blitz pickup and by the way he can still run the football. Now we’ll use him. We’re not going to say this is his role, it’s clearly too early to define roles that way. Obviously LeSean came in here to get the majority of the carries. That’s no secret, but Fred can be very valuable for us.”
Rubio (ankle) has been working on improving his jump shot and upper body strength in the four months since ankle surgery, Ben Golliver of Sports Illustrated reports. "I try to get 100-200 shots a day up without jumping," Rubio said. "For the first three months [after surgery], I was doing low-impact work in the gym, working out my upper body, working on my core strength."