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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.
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.
The Falcons are currently 3-point favorites against the Panthers in Week 17.
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.
The Falcons are 3 1/2-point favorites against Carolina Sunday.
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.