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Steven Jackson | Running Back

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (31) / 7/22/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 240
College: Oregon State
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Free agent Steven Jackson wants to continue his playing career, but only for a competitive team.
"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 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 is "fully aware" he might not find a taker. S-Jax has yet to make a visit in free agency, and two months shy of his 32nd birthday, may have played his final down. May 14 - 4:16 PM
Source: ESPN.com

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Free agent RB Steven Jackson has no plans to retire.

"Make no mistake: I can still punish a defense," Jackson said in a statement. "There are 1,000-yard seasons left in these legs." While speaking well of the Falcons, S-Jax intimated his 2013-14 struggles were due in part to the fact that he wasn't given enough opportunities to wear defenses down with big workloads. Jackson was actually one of the league's best backs after first contact in 2014, but his game has noticeably lacked juice for some time now. As a free agent, Jackson will try to match the $1.2 million guaranteed Maurice Jones-Drew got last spring.
Source: SJ39.com
Feb 26 - 9:42 PM

Falcons released RB Steven Jackson.

The move clears $3.75 million in cap space, and was a no-brainer based on Jackson's play the past two seasons. S-Jax averaged 4.23 yards per carry in nine years as a Ram, but saw that number dip to 3.60 in Atlanta. Constantly battling leg injuries, S-Jax was running on fumes from the moment he arrived in Atlanta. Going on 32 with 3,203 career touches to his name, it's quite possible Jackson's playing days are at an end. For now, Devonta Freeman is the new lead back in Atlanta, but he'll undoubtedly face competition in the form of a draft pick.
Feb 26 - 7:26 PM

A source tells ABC Atlanta's Zach Klein that Steven Jackson will be released on Friday.

Klein is not a typical Rotoworld source, but signs have been pointing toward S-Jax's release all offseason. The move would clear $3.75 million in cap space, and be completely justified based on Jackson's play in Atlanta the past two seasons. Jackson is one of the best runners of his generation, but is simply out of gas. He's averaged 3.60 yards per carry as a Falcon.
Feb 26 - 7:16 PM

ESPN Falcons reporter Vaughn McClure says Steven Jackson is likely to be released.

The Falcons can save $3.75M against the cap by cutting dead-legged Jackson, who turns 32 in July and is a poor fit for new OC Kyle Shanahan's zone scheme. He's averaged a pathetic 3.60 YPC since signing with Atlanta in 2013, scoring just 13 touchdowns in 27 games while often playing through soft-tissue strains. S-Jax will have to settle for a bottom-barrel short-yardage role if he wants to stay in the league. Meanwhile, the Falcons have a lot of work to do on their backfield as Shanny only has undersized Devonta Freeman as a feature back option right now.
Source: ESPN.com
Feb 12 - 9:21 AM

The Falcons can save $3.75 million against the salary cap by releasing Steven Jackson.

Jackson is a questionable fit for new OC Kyle Shanahan's zone-blocking system. He's also going to be 32 in July and entering the final year of his contract. Shanahan spoke glowingly about second-year RB Devonta Freeman at his introductory press conference and has worked wonders in the past with inexpensive running backs. Jackson is best-suited for a short-yardage role.
Feb 11 - 9:37 AM

Steven Jackson (quad) is inactive for Week 17 against the Panthers.

As expected. Julio Jones (oblique) is active in another non-surprise. Jacquizz Rodgers will get the start for the Falcons at running back, playing on passing downs and in high-pressure situations. Devonta Freeman is the better bet for early-down carries. Also inactive for the Falcons are QB Sean Renfree, C Charles Godfrey, CB Ricardo Allen, LB Tyler Starr, OT Jonathan Scott, and DE Stansly Maponga.
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 03:07:00 PM

NFL Network's Albert Breer reports Steven Jackson (quad) will not play Week 17 against the Panthers.

Julio Jones (quad) will play. None of this is a surprise. Jacquizz Rodgers is expected to get the start for the Falcons, and he and Devonta Freeman will split the snaps. Freeman is the better bet for fantasy production.
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 08:54:00 AM

Steven Jackson (quad) is listed as questionable for Week 17 against the Panthers.

The Falcons try to be pretty secretive with their injury designations, but most signs point to Jackson missing the all-important finale vs. Carolina. Devonta Freeman is expected to get the bulk of the touches in the backfield with Jacquizz Rodgers mixing in as the change-up back. Freeman has some RB2/3 appeal.
Fri, Dec 26, 2014 12:38:00 PM

Steven Jackson (quad) remained sidelined Thursday.

Jackson is expected to miss Sunday's NFC South title game. Devonta Freeman and Jacquizz Rodgers will form a committee against the Panthers. We'd expect Freeman to be used more between the tackles, with Rodgers doing work in the passing game, though the duo will likely be utilized in similar fashion.
Thu, Dec 25, 2014 02:50:00 PM

Steven Jackson (quad) is not expected to play in Sunday's Week 17 game against the Panthers.

At age 31, Jackson wasn't going to recover from a pulled quad muscle in seven days. So the Falcons will roll into their showdown for the NFC South with a committee of Devonta Freeman and Jacquizz Rodgers at running back. Practice squad callup Jerome Smith will be the No. 3 back. Note that following S-Jax's injury last week, Rodgers played 25 snaps compared to 18 for Freeman. Quizz will handle more of the third-down work and pass game duties, while the rookie handles more base work. We far prefer Freeman as the plug-n-play -- he's more versatile and a better inside runner.
Wed, Dec 24, 2014 06:07:00 PM

Steven Jackson (quad) is not practicing Wednesday.

There was some early-week optimism on Jackson, but darker clouds are forming now. The Falcons called up RB Jerome Smith from the practice squad Wednesday morning, giving them depth behind Devonta Freeman and Jacquizz Rodgers. Given Jackson's age (31) and history of soft tissue injuries, we'll consider him very questionable for Sunday's showdown with the Panthers. If Jackson sits, Freeman and passing back Rodgers would form a committee. Freeman is the preferred add as he'd handle more base back duties.
Wed, Dec 24, 2014 11:30:00 AM

Falcons coach Mike Smith declined to update Steven Jackson's (quad) status at Monday's presser.

Smith did say Jackson was undergoing testing on Monday. ESPN's Vaughn McClure has reported Jackson is tentatively expected to suit up for Sunday's winner-take-all finale against the Panthers, but considering Jackson's age and injury history, it's far from a sure thing. His status will be updated no later than Wednesday.
Mon, Dec 22, 2014 02:56:00 PM

According to ESPN's Vaughn McClure, Steven Jackson (quad) should be back for the Week 17 game against the Panthers.

Jackson strained his quad during the second quarter of Sunday's win at New Orleans and didn't return. That allowed Devonta Freeman to get some extra touches, turning one of them into a 31-yard touchdown run and adding a 3-48-0 line as a receiver. The 31-year-old Jackson is averaging 3.72 YPC this season as the Falcons' feature back. If the Falcons beat the Panthers, they'll win the NFC South with a 7-9 record.
Source: ESPN.com
Mon, Dec 22, 2014 08:58:00 AM

Steven Jackson exited Week 16 against the Saints with a quad injury.

Jackson's body language on the sideline did not look good, and he was ruled out for the game shortly after halftime. Devonta Freeman has entered the game at running back for the Falcons, and Jacquizz Rodgers should see some extra snaps as well. Jackson had four carries for nine yards before exiting.
Sun, Dec 21, 2014 02:16:00 PM

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QB1B.J. Coleman
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3David Carr
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9Curtis Painter
10John Skelton
11Keith Wenning
12Brett Smith
13James Franklin
14Jordan Rodgers
15Brendon Kay
16Logan Kilgore
17Ryan Katz
18Colby Cameron
19Kyle Padron
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21Mike Hermann
22Nathan Stanley
23Dalton Williams
24Matt Brown
25Caleb TerBush
26Tim Jenkins
27Dayne Crist
28Pat White
29John Parker Wilson
30Trent Edwards
31Jerrod Johnson
32Adam Weber
33Nate Enderle
34Nick Stephens
35Tyler Wilson
36Tommy Rees
37Brock Jensen
38Brandon Bridge
39Connor Halliday
40Cole Stoudt
41Collin Klein
42Rusty Smith
43Kory Faulkner
44Alex Carder
45Keith Price
RB1Steven Jackson
2Michael Turner
3Pierre Thomas
4Brandon Jackson
5D.J. Ware
6Chris Johnson
7Ryan Torain
8Beanie Wells
9Andre Brown
10Jamie Harper
11Chris Rainey
12Jalen Parmele
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14BenJarvus Green-Ellis
15Lance Ball
16Ray Rice
17Michael Bush
18Terrance Ganaway
19Alvester Alexander
20Jewel Hampton
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22Mikel Leshoure
23Brandon Saine
24Evan Royster
25Isaac Redman
26Ronnie Wingo
27D.J. Harper
28Tim Cornett
29Demitrius Bronson
30Stephen Houston
31Alex Green
32Derrick Strozier
33Malcolm Agnew
34David Fluellen
35Roy Finch
36Tim Flanders
37Jordan Lynch
38Jordan Roberts
39Orwin Smith
40Henry Josey
41Kapri Bibbs
42Deonte Williams
43Bradley Randle
44Quentin Hines
45De'Leon Eskridge
46Javarris James
47Josh Vaughan
48Darren Evans
49Anthony Allen
50Damien Berry
51Richard Murphy
52William Powell
53Armond Smith
54Delone Carter
55Cierre Wood
56Stefphon Jefferson
GLB1Steven Jackson
2Michael Turner
3Pierre Thomas
4Chris Johnson
5Ryan Torain
6Beanie Wells
7Andre Brown
3RB1Pierre Thomas
2Chris Johnson
3Steven Jackson
4D.J. Ware
5Beanie Wells
6Andre Brown
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2Vonta Leach
3Lawrence Vickers
4Le'Ron McClain
5Jacob Hester
6Jed Collins
7Tony Fiammetta
8Frank Summers
9Chris Pressley
10Brit Miller
11Will Ta'ufo'ou
12Bradie Ewing
13Maurice Hagens
14Stephen Campbell
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16Kadeem Jones
17Harvey Unga
18Owen Marecic
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21Eric Kettani
22Braden Wilson
23Zach Boren
24Lonnie Pryor
25Ben Bartholomew
26Ina Liaina
27Quinn Johnson
28Owen Schmitt
29Brian Leonard
30James Baker
31Eddie Williams
32Alex Debniak
33Ryan Roberson
34Jonathan Amosa
35Rupert Bryan
36Cameron White
37Devonte Campbell
38Michael Zordich
39Jon Hoese
40Ben Guidugli
41Ryan D'Imperio
42Chad Abram
43Karl Williams
44Nate Eachus
45Jourdan Brooks
46Brock Bolen
WR11Nate Burleson
2Jabar Gaffney
3Santonio Holmes
4Laurent Robinson
5Titus Young
6Darius Johnson
7Chris Boyd
8Keenan Davis
9Taulib Ikharo
10Kevin Hardy
11Tim Benford
12Tommy Streeter
13Greg Childs
14Lamont Bryant
15Ryan Whalen
16Jamar Newsome
17Terrence Toliver
18Richard Goodman
19Ben Obomanu
20Devery Henderson
21Johnathan Haggerty
22Matt Willis
23Lavelle Hawkins
24Brett Swain
25Chaz Schilens
26Kevin Ogletree
27Brian Robiskie
28Tiquan Underwood
29Charly Martin
30Sederrick Cunningham
31Emmanuel Arceneaux
32Andy Tanner
33Marcus Jackson
34Derek Moye
35Kamar Jorden
36Nicholas Johnson
37Jordan White
38Chris Summers
39Zach Rogers
40Dan Buckner
41Roy Roundtree
42Chad Bumphis
43Naaman Roosevelt
44Will Murphy
45Robby Toma
46Carlin Isles
47Braylon Bell
48Kadron Boone
49Nathan Slaughter
50Quintin Payton
51Wilson Van Hooser
52C.J. Goodwin
53Mike Davis
54Cody Hoffman
55Rashaad Carter
56Chip Reeves
57Demetrius Fields
58Scott Pillar
59Terrell Sinkfield
60Jheranie Boyd
61Eric Rogers
62Erik Highsmith
63Tyrone Goard
64Mark Harrison
65Cole McKenzie
66Jamal Miles
67Rashad Evans
68Sam McGuffie
69Bert Reed
70Brandon Carswell
71Joseph Anderson
72Jeremy Ebert
73T.J. Moe
74Jasper Collins
75Julius Pruitt
76Mardy Gilyard
77Jon Baldwin
78Chastin West
79LaQuan Williams
80Diondre Borel
WR21Braylon Edwards
2James Jones
3Davone Bess
4Anthony Armstrong
5Kerry Meier
6David Nelson
7Greg Little
8Kris Durham
9Kealoha Pilares
10Brandon Banks
11Drew Davis
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13Donald Jones
14Jordan Shipley
15Eric Page
16Chris Givens
17Darius Hanks
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19Earl Bennett
20Steve Breaston
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22Josh Cribbs
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24Aaron Mellette
25Robert Gill
26Lanear Sampson
27Alec Lemon
28Lamaar Thomas
29Duke Calhoun
30Kerry Taylor
31Martel Moore
32Dominique Croom
33Travis Harvey
34Charles Hawkins
35Alex Gillett
36Kain Colter
37Nicholas Edwards
38Greg Hardin
39Eric Ward
40Jerry Rice Jr.
41Eric Thomas
42L'Damian Washington
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44Michael Jenkins
45Devin Aromashodu
46David Ball
47Jarett Dillard
48Dezmon Briscoe
49David Douglas
50Dale Moss
51Brandon Collins
52Tray Session
53Jeff Fuller
54Trindon Holliday
55David Reed
56Tim Toone
57Isaiah Williams
58Tori Gurley
59Ronald Johnson
60Roberto Wallace
61Bobby Sewall
62Terrence Austin
63Joe Adams
64Marvin McNutt
65Phil Bates
66Kevin Elliott
67Jared Green
68Mike Willie
69Michael Calvin
70Taveon Rogers
71Andrew DePaola
72James Shaw
73Devin Goda
74Deon Butler
75Darius Reynaud
76Early Doucet
77Patrick Crayton
78Jordan Harris
79Anthony McClung
80Jaz Reynolds
81Tyrell Williams
82Austin Hill
83Austin Franklin
84Alex Neutz
85Geraldo Boldewijn
86Kelsey Pope
87Micah Hatfield
88Perez Ashford
89Weston Dressler
90Jeremy Gallon
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93R.J. Webb
94Andrew Helmick
95Jason Thompson
96Omarius Hines
97Gerrard Sheppard
98Rodrick Rumble
99Jerry Johnson
100Kevin Dorsey
101Brandon Kaufman
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3Santonio Holmes
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5James Jones
6Davone Bess
7Kris Durham
TE1Leonard Pope
2Tony Scheffler
3David Thomas
4Zach Miller
5Kevin Boss
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8Adam Nissley
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11Billy Bajema
12Kevin Brock
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14Tommy Gallarda
15Daniel Graham
16Steve Watson
17Jacob Pedersen
18D.J. Tialavea
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25Dan Gronkowski
26Martin Rucker
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28Ben Hartsock
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31Jeron Mastrud
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35Colin Cloherty
36Tom Crabtree
37Brody Eldridge
38Nate Byham
39Dedrick Epps
40Nelson Rosario
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43Mike McNeill
44Hayden Smith
45Matt Furstenburg
46Ben Cotton
47David Rolf
48Emmanuel Ogbuehi
49Jason Schepler
50Chase Clement
51A.C. Leonard
52Evan Landi
53Taylor Cook
54Colin Anderson
55Travis Tannahill
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58Tim Biere
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65Travis Beckum
66Richard Quinn
67Jake O'Connell
68Evan Moore
69Isaiah Stanback
70Brian Wozniak
71Morrell Presley
72Jean Sifrin
73David Wright
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4Billy Cundiff
5Rob Bironas
6Garrett Hartley
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8Matt Szymanski
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15Brett Baer
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21Adam Yates
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