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Jackson on Patriots: 'Couldn't ask for better Christmas gift'

FOXBORO, Mass. — Christmas came three days early for Steven Jackson. The veteran running back officially signed with the Patriots on Tuesday after working out for the team last week. He participated in a walk-through with his new team Tuesday and had his first official practice Wednesday. “It’s exciting,” Jackson said Wednesday in the Patriots’ locker room. “Couldn’t...
December 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Steven Jackson signing one-year deal with Patriots

The New England Patriots reportedly bolstered their banged-up running back corps Monday. The Patriots signed running back Steven Jackson to a one-year contract, a source told ESPN’s Josina Anderson. Jackson went unsigned as a free agent this offseason after spending the 2013 and 2014 seasons with the Atlanta Falcons. Jackson, 32, has 2,743 career carries with 11,388 yards and...
December 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Patriots to meet with Steven Jackson

Free agent running back Steven Jackson is reportedly scheduled to meet with the New England Patriots on Wednesday. ESPN’s Ed Werder reports that the Patriots and Jackson have “mutual interest” and notes that Jackson has played under offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels. Source says #Patriots meeting today with RB Steven Jackson based on mutual interest. Pats need a RB and...
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December 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Falcons release Steven Jackson

By Vincent Frank The hits keep coming for NFL running backs. A day after the Detroit Lions sent Reggie Bush packing, veteran running back Steven Jackson was released by the Atlanta Falcons. On the surface, this move is not surprising. Jackson, 31, put up 1,250 yards and 12 touchdowns in two seasons with the Falcons. The former Pro Bowler was set to count $4.92 million against the...
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February 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons RB Steven Jackson named one of five NFL players on the hot seat

Yes, most NFL teams have only played one preseason game. And yes, the start of regular season is still three weeks away. But that doesn’t mean players and coaches around the league aren’t already on the hot seat; the NFL is s results-oriented organization, where performing at a high level is required at all times. If someone isn’t up to the task, and a better option is available...
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August 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Major setback for Atlanta Falcons running back

When the Atlanta Falcons signed running back Steven Jackson in March of 2013 this can’t be what they had envisioned. After struggling with injuries most of last season it appears that S-Jax has suffered another setback. According to NFL reporter Jeff Darlington, Jackson pulled his hamstring and was held out of practice yesterday: Steven Jackson suffered a hamstring injury and was...
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July 30, 2014  |  Discuss

A healthy Steven Jackson could make or break the 2014 season

He may be on the back end of his career, but don’t put him past his prime. He may have been the worst Falcon at the rushing attack, but give that title to any back with a notorious offensive line. He may have ended an eight straight 1000 yard season streak with the Rams, but again running behind a better offensive line would have helped. Despite getting older and a hamstring injury...
Via cover32 - Falcons
July 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Snubbed? Atlanta Falcons running back Steven Jackson not named top-20 in NFL

When cover32 released its list of the top 10 running backs in the NFL today, there were plenty of people angry about their favorite team’s workhorse back not making the list. It made for a spirited debate in the “Comments” section below the article. And it also begged another question: How close was Mr. Irate Fan’s RB to making the list? To provide an answer, the editors...
Via cover32 - Falcons
June 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Four Downs: Falcons' Jackson making up for lost time

Here are four things we learned about the Falcons' 27-26 victory over the reeling Redskins: 1. Steven Jackson looked like his old self on Sunday ... and not an old man in NFL circles Looking at his huge frame, athletic build and bulldozing running style, it's easy to forget that Jackson hasn't amassed more than six touchdowns from 2009-12. It's also easy to forget that Jackson...
Via Fox Sports South
December 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons: thanks, Dirk Koetter

Last night’s loss to the New Orleans Saints was a heart breaker and gut puncher to Atlanta Falcons’ fans first for the simple fact that the loss came from a division rival. Second, what hurt more than being beaten by an arch nemesis is the way that they lost. The final score was 17-13 and as always the team matchup is determined by less than a touchdown. The key to the Falcons...
November 23, 2013  |  Discuss

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