ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — A person familiar with the situation tells The Associated Press that former Buffalo Bills running back Fred Jackson is traveling to Seattle to meet with the Seahawks in a bid to sign with the team.

The person spoke on the condition of anonymity Tuesday because the visit is private and the two sides have not reached a formal deal.

NFL.com first reported Jackson's plans earlier Tuesday.

Jackson, an eight-year veteran, is a free agent after the Bills cut the respected team leader and fan favorite on Monday.

In Seattle, Jackson has an opportunity to be reunited with Seahawks starting running back Marshawn Lynch, who spent his first two-plus seasons in Buffalo.

At 34, Jackson was the league's oldest running back last season.