Steven Jackson

RB / Atlanta Falcons / EXP: YRS Height: Weight: lb Age: College: None Bye 10

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  • by Sean d'Oliveira |

    Running back Steven Jackson still hoping to play in 2015

    Although running back Steven Jackson remains a free agent, he doesn't want to retire, but he also wants to play for a winning team, reports "I don't want to go to a team that is rebuilding and needs me to come on and teach guys how to be professional," Jackson said. "I've done that. I've been more than vocal about wanting to help young guys, but at some point I have to be a little selfish. I want to be part of a winning team because when I do hang up my cleats, I can see a lot of people holding that over my head when a lot of it was out of my control." Jackson, 31, has only been to the postseason once during his 11-year career and he hopes to find an opportunity on a playoff-caliber team. "That's the thing," Jackson said. "I have all the things I've accomplished personally, but I've still never been on a team that won more than eight games. That would be definitely one of the things that I'm looking for is that opportunity in my next chapter." Regardless of which team he plays for in 2015, he said there is one team he would like to end his career with. "I definitely want to retire as a Ram," Jackson said. "It's definitely something I want and that would be to go back."

  • by Jason Butt |

    RB Steven Jackson, cut by Falcons, isn't planning to retire

    Though he's without a team at the moment, running back Steven Jackson has no plans to retire. The Falcons officially released Jackson Thursday night, with immediate questions emerging about his future. On his own website, though, Jackson posted a statement saying he isn't hanging up the cleats just yet. "A lot has been written lately about my future," Jackson wrote. "There are questions about my age, and what I have left in the tank. Of that, I will simply say this. For the first nine years of my career, I was used like a battering ram, punishing opposing defense over four quarters of a game. Maybe you stopped me the first five times I got the ball, but by the 15th or 20th time I got it, late in a game -- let's just say you were really feeling me at that point. "Make no mistake: I can still punish a defense. I still have a warrior's heart. There are 1,000-yard seasons left in these legs. I know what I am still capable of, and I have every intention of proving it." Jackson also admitted his two seasons with the Falcons were a disappointment as the organization did not reach the postseason in either season. He combined for only 1,250 yards in 2013 and 2014 after posting eight consecutive seasons with over 1,000 yards when he was with the Rams.

  • by Sean d'Oliveira |

    Falcons release running back Steven Jackson

    The Falcons released running back Steven Jackson on Thursday, the team announced. Jackson was owed $3.75 million in 2015, but with running back Devonta Freeman on the roster, it appears Jackson is expendable. In 2014, Jackson rushed for 707 yards and six touchdowns on 190 carries. By cutting Jackson, the Falcons saved $3.7 million against the salary cap, reports the NFL Network.

  • by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst

    Report: RB Steven Jackson not expected back with Falcons

    Falcons offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan wouldn't say whether veteran Steven Jackson will be back with the Falcons, saying only that he's still evaluating the running backs, reports The website does not expect the Falcons to retain Jackson, who's owed $3.75 million in 2015. Shanahan said he loved running back Devonta Freeman coming out of college. Freeman averaged 3.8 yards per carry as a rookie but caught 30 passes for 225 yards and a touchdown. If the Falcons part ways with Jackson, who turns 32 this summer, Freeman would be in for a sizable workload.

  • by Igor Mello |

    Steven Jackson among notable players inactive for Falcons

    The following players were ruled inactive for the Falcons in Week 17 against Carolina: cornerback Ricardo Allen, safety Charles Godfrey, running back Steven Jackson, defensive end Stansly Maponga, quarterback Sean Renfree, tackle Jonathan Scott and linebacker Tyler Starr. Jackson entered this week as questionable after suffering a quadriceps injury against New Orleans in Week 16. Jacquizz Rodgers and rookie Devonta Freeman will share the load. Jackson could return to action in the postseason, if Atlanta defeat Carolina on Sunday.

  • by Igor Mello |

    Report: Falcons' Steven Jackson won't play vs. Panthers

    Falcons running back Steven Jackson will not play Sunday's pivotal regular season finale against the Panthers, according to Albert Breer of the NFL Network. Jackson entered this week as questionable after suffering a quadriceps injury against New Orleans in Week 16. He compiled 707 yards and six touchdowns on the ground this season. If Jackson is inactive, Jacquizz Rodgers and rookie Devonta Freeman will share the load. Rodgers received 12 touches and Freeman got eight against the Saints. Atlanta opened up as a 2 1/2-point home favorite. The line has now moved to 3 points in favor of the Falcons. The winner takes the NFC South title.

  • by Brandon Wise | Staff Writer

    Falcons list five as questionable for regular season finale

    Falcons running back Steven Jackson and wide receiver Julio Jones are both listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Panthers. Jackson was unable to practice throughout the week and Jones practiced on a limited basis Friday. Guard Jon Asamoah (back) and cornerbacks Robert McClain (illness) and Josh Wilson (hamstring) are all questionable as well. Kicker Matt Bryant (illness) and wide receivers Roddy White (ankle) and Harry Douglas (foot) are considered probable for Sunday. The Falcons are currently 3-point favorites against the Panthers in Week 17.

  • by Brandon Wise | Staff Writer

    Falcons list Jones, Jackson as questionable, White probable for Sunday

    Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones (hip) and running back Steven Jackson (quad) have been deemed questionable for Sunday's game against the Panthers. Jones was able to practice Friday for the first time in two weeks, despite playing through the hip injury in Week 16. Jackson was unable to practice most of the week, but was seen Friday doing limited work on the sidelines. Wide receiver Roddy White is also listed as probable after practicing both Thursday and Friday. The Falcons are 3 1/2-point favorites against Carolina Sunday.

  • by Brandon Wise | Staff Writer

    Report: Falcons RB Steven Jackson likely out Week 17 with quad injury

    Falcons running back Steven Jackson is expected to miss Week 17's game against the Panthers with a quad injury, according to ESPN. Jackson missed two straight practices while recovering from the injury. coach Mike Smith said he hopes Jackson will get a chance to "move around a little bit'' during Friday's practice. If Jackson is unable to go, running backs Jacquizz Rodgers and rookie Devonta Freeman would assume his duties in the run game. The Falcons are currently 3 1/2-point favorites over the Panthers for Sunday's matchup.

  • by R.J. White |

    Falcons RB Steven Jackson (quad) expected to miss Week 17

    Falcons running back Steven Jackson (quad) is not expected to play in Sunday's Week 17 matchup with the Panthers, reports. Jackson missed practice Wednesday and the team promoted running back Jerome Smith from the practice squad. Jacquizz Rodgers and Devonta Freeman are expected to share the workload in the critical regular-season finale if Jackson is indeed sidelined. The Falcons are a 4-point favorite at home against the Panthers.

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