Steven Jackson RUMORS & NEWS

  • Is Steven Jackson holding the Falcons' offense back?

    SB Nation "have always been a fan of the "big" running backs in the NFL. As a former defensive player, one thing I can attest to is nobody likes to tackle those big guys for four quarters if they're getting up a full head of steam and running north and south. Teams pound that guy at a defense all game, and..." October 08

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    Jay Adams @FalconsJAdams

    Steven Jackson injured his hamstring yesterday. Will be ready for Week 1. Was not the same hammy as last year. #aftc14

  • Report: Falcons Plan to Bring Back Steven Jackson for 2014

    The Falcoholic "Sorry, "report" is kind of a strong word here. National Football Post released a pseudo-report, reading the tea-leaves speculation article, with plenty of qualifying words like "seems" and "keen" that mean basically anything can happen. The length of this pseudo-report helps cover up that it is..." December 23

  • Falcons want to run Jackson more, not less

    ESPN.com "Don't expect the Atlanta Falcons to spread the carries around among running backs Steven Jackson, Jacquizz Rodgers and Jason Snelling. If anything, it wouldn't be a surprise to see Jackson get even more carries Sunday at Tampa Bay, if the Falcons can avoid falling behind and having to rely on..." November 13

  • Falcons RB Steven Jackson not ready to ‘panic’

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Falcons running back Steven Jackson believes the team will get the rushing attack rolling and noted that he's not ready to "panic." “I just wanted to make the best of the opportunities given to me last week,” said Jackson, who returned from a hamstring injury, but was held to 6 yards on 11..." November 01

  • Falcons RB Steven Jackson plans to play vs. Cardinals

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Falcons running back Steven Jackson met with the media today for the first time since suffering a hamstring injury on Sept. 15. He returned to practice on Wednesday and plans to play against Arizona on Sunday. Here’s what he had to say: ON HOW HE FEELS: “Good. Going to get out there this..." October 24

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    D. Orlando Ledbetter @AJCFalcons

    Steven Jackson @sj39 plans on playing on Sunday vs. Arizona.

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    vaughn mcclure @vxmcclure23

    Steven Jackson (hamstring) still sitting out practice. No sign of Roddy.

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    D. Orlando Ledbetter @AJCFalcons

    @doss_jay: @AJCFalcons chances Jackson plays this week ?” Not good. He has yet to return to practice

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    vaughn mcclure @vxmcclure23

    No update from Mike Smith Monday on whether Steven Jackson (hamstring) will practice this week.

  • Practice report: Jackson still observing

    ESPN.com "Atlanta Falcons running back Steven Jackson sidelined with a hamstring injury remained without a helmet as the team returned to practice Wednesday. Jackson hasn’t practiced or played in a game since injuring his hamstring in a Week 2 win over his former team the St. Louis Rams. This week’s bye..." October 10

  • Steven Jackson ruled out for Monday Night tilt versus Jets

    NFL.com "In an announcement that should shock no one the Atlanta Falcons ruled out Steven Jackson for their Monday night tilt against the New York Jets. Falcons coach Mike Smith told media members Saturday that Jackson would miss his third consecutive game after not practicing all week with a hamstring..." October 05

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    D. Orlando Ledbetter @AJCFalcons

    #Falcons RB Steven Jackson is not dressed for practice. Look for him to be declared doubtful or out on the injury report later today.

  • Source: Steven Jackson still ailing, could be out until Week 7

    ESPN.com "Don't expect Steven Jackson to make a miraculous recovery over the next few days. The Atlanta Falcons running back who missed Sunday's 27-23 loss to the Dolphins while nursing a hamstring injury is still expected to be sidelined another two to three weeks according to a league source. That..." September 23

  • Falcons’ Weatherspoon to miss at least 8 games, Jackson out Sunday

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Falcons starting linebacker Sean Weatherspoon will miss at least eight weeks with a foot injury after the team placed him on the short-term injured reserve list today. Weatherspoon suffered the injury during game Sunday against the Rams. Also NFL.com reported starting running back Steven..." September 18

  • Steven Jackson remains 'uncertain' for Week 3

    Rotoworld "The Falcons updated their injury situation on Monday by ruling Kroy Biermann and Bradie Ewing out for the season. They did not shed any new light on Jackson. All we know is that he's 30 years old and has a history of soft-tissue injuries. In 2011 S-Jax pulled a quad in Week 1 missed Week 2 and..." September 17

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    More not-so-great news for the #Falcons? RB Steven Jackson (thigh) may miss 2-4 weeks source says. Officially viewed as week-to-week though

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    D. Orlando Ledbetter @AJCFalcons

    #Falcons coach Mike Smith ruled out Steven Jackson this week. He said "It's short term. Don't know if that's two or three weeks."

  • Thigh injury ends Jackson's day early

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Steven Jackson’s first-quarter touchdown got Atlanta off to a good start but that’s where his day ended. Jackson who signed with the Falcons via free agency last March capped Atlanta’s first possession with an eight-yard TD reception. That proved to be Jackson’s last play of the game because of..." September 16

  • Steven Jackson considered retirement

    Pro Football Talk "After running back Steven Jackson left the Rams but before he joined the Falcons, he considered another option. “I was thinking about maybe retiring,” Jackson said Friday, via D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “I really considered that. . . . I really contemplated ‘do..." March 16

  • Steven Jackson Signs with Falcons

    ESPN.com "The Atlanta Falcons agreed to a contract with free-agent running back Steven Jackson on Thursday, league sources told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. The Falcons had released running back Michael Turner, the team's starter last season, before the start of free agency. As expected, Jackson..." March 14

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    Adam Schefter @

    Another free-agent jolt: Rams free-agent RB Steven Jackson has reached agreement with the Atlanta Falcons.

  • Packers want Steven Jackson at their price

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Before the Green Bay Packers can make a commitment to signing free agent running back Steven Jackson, they have to make sure they're getting him at the lowest price possible. If they didn't, it would fly in the face of general manager Ted Thompson's approach to free agency. The Packers made..." March 13

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    Packer Report @

    Source who talked to Rams says Jackson likely will be signing with Packers.

  • Steven Jackson would make free agency a success for Falcons

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The NFL’s offseason begins in earnest with free agency at 4 p.m. Tuesday and once again the question with the Falcons is: Will they do anything? General manager Thomas Dimitroff has suggested that the Falcons’ agenda this year will be similar to last year's: sign their own free agents, leaving..." March 12

  • Steven Jackson didn't want committee role

    ESPN.com "Steven Jackson voided his 2013 contract with the St. Louis Rams because the team wanted him to accept a lesser role in the future. The big question at this point is whether or not any other team will make him its featured back. Jackson, 29, has topped 1,000 yards rushing for eight..." March 07

  • Steven Jackson Officially Voids Final Year of Contract, Becomes Free Agent

    SI.com "It comes as no surprise, but St. Louis Rams running back Steven Jackson has officially voided the final year of his contract which will allow him to test the free agency market. Howard Balzer @HBalzer721 Nothing earth-shattering, but Steven Jackson has officially voided the final year of..." March 07

  • NFL Free Agency 2013: Steven Jackson, Michael Turner Likely Becoming Available

    ACME Packing Company "In a move that surprises exactly nobody who follows the NFL, St. Louis Rams running back Steven Jackson has apparently decided to void the final year of his contract and test the open market in free agency this March. The immediate speculation has begun that the Packers will begin courting Jackson..." February 27

  • Rams' backfield picture hazy without Jackson

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Just because Steven Jackson is a couple of weeks away from being an unrestricted free agent, that doesn’t mean he won’t be back in St. Louis. But what if that’s the case? What if he signs elsewhere once his contract is voided March 12, and the Rams’ backfield is without Jackson for the first time..." February 27

  • 2013 NFL free agents: What's next for Steven Jackson

    Turf Show Times "It's a done deal, or it will be soon enough. Steven Jackson, the St. Louis Rams all-time leading rusher and one of only five backs to run for more than 1,000 yards in eight straight seasons, will void the final year of his contract, according to the Post-Dispatch. On March 12, Jackson will be a..." February 26

  • Steven Jackson could land with Falcons, other Super Bowl contenders

    SB Nation "Steven Jackson will void the final year of his contract with the St. Louis Rams, making him an unrestricted free agent for the first time in his career on March 12. Several teams should be interested in the three-time Pro Bowl running back, but where will he land? Jackson has spent his entire..." February 26

  • 2013 Potential Colts Free Agents: Steven Jackson Voids Final Year, Will Test Market

    Stampede Blue "Our own Evan Sidery is hard at work doing some thorough breakdowns on potential free agents that the Colts should target in two weeks when the new league year begins. One of those targets is St. Louis Rams running back Steven Jackson. Jackson has spent his entire career in the Gateway City, and..." February 26

  • Steven Jackson will void final year of contract

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Rams running back Steven Jackson will void the final year of his contract March 12, league sources told the Post-Dispatch on Monday. That means Jackson, the Rams’ career rushing leader, will test the free-agent market. It’s not a surprising development because all indications have pointed this..." February 26

  • Could Steven Jackson be heading to Atlanta?

    The Falcoholic "Steven Jackson plans to void the last year of his contract on March 12 in his desire to test the free agent market, according to Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Reports around the league are indicating the Atlanta Falcons appear to be the likely landing spot for the veteran running..." February 26

  • Steven Jackson expected to void deal with the Rams

    Turf Show Times "The odds of Steven Jackson finishing his career with the St. Louis Rams don't sound very good, certainly not as good as all the platitudes floating around would have you believe. Jackson and the Rams have yet to hold any sort of face-to-face talks, though the two sides have done some..." February 14

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