Steven Jackson reportedly "looks rejuvenated" early in camp.
ESPN Falcons reporter Vaughn McClure believes Steven Jackson "might have a battle on his hands" if Devonta Freeman looks as good in pads as he did in shorts.
Coach Mike Smith threw support behind Steven Jackson, even though he turns 31 in July.
Coach Mike Smith hinted at the Combine that he expects the Falcons to retain Steven Jackson for 2014.
Steven Jackson rushed 13 times for 41 yards and caught five passes for 53 yards in Sunday's Week 17 loss to the Panthers.
Steven Jackson rushed 16 times for 53 yards and one touchdown in Monday night's Week 16 loss to the 49ers.
Coach Mike Smith and OC Dirk Koetter both threw support behind Steven Jackson during the past week as a running back who still has juice left in the tank.
Steven Jackson rushed 15 times for 38 yards and two touchdowns in Atlanta's Week 15, 27-26 win over the Redskins.
Steven Jackson rushed 15 times for 71 yards and caught a nine-yard pass in the Falcons' Week 14 loss to the Packers.
Steven Jackson rushed 23 times for 84 yards with two touchdowns in Sunday's Week 13 win over the Bills.
Steven Jackson rushed 16 times for 63 yards and a touchdown in Atlanta's Week 12 loss to the Saints, adding three catches for an additional 16 yards.
Steven Jackson was held to 41 yards on 11 carries and caught two passes for 24 yards in the Falcons' Week 11 loss to Tampa Bay.
Steven Jackson (toe) is listed as probable for Week 11.
Steven Jackson (toe) was upgraded to "full" in Thursday's practice.