Falcons, Steven Jackson to face old team in 2013
It’s not like the St. Louis Rams didn’t need running back Steven Jackson. The 29-year-old had 1,042 rushing yards and four touchdowns with the Rams last season. Marking his eight straight season with more than 1,000 yards rushing the Rams decided to go a different way and restructured his contract to allow his release.
“I think this is a very big signing for us,” Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff told The Associated Press. “It continues to bolster our offensive firepower. It gives us not only strength, power in running ability but also the versatility to catch out of the backfield, which is a very important part of this offense.”
In 2013, the Atlanta Falcons will host the St. Louis Rams where Jackson accomplished more rushing yards than any active player. (10,135)
In 2006, he set career highs with 1,528 yards rushing and 13 touchdowns.
Jackson averaged 4.1 yards per carry with the Rams and caught at least 38 passes in his last eight seasons with the Rams.
Look for Steven Jackson to show the Rams the mistake they made.
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