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Steven Jackson | RB
Posted: 2/27/2015 12:54pm et
Free-agent RB Steven Jackson (Falcons) plans to continue playing, according to a statement posted on his website.
Huddle Up: Jackson, who will turn 32 in July, had seen his rushing yards decline in each of the four previous seasons before seeing a slight increase from 543 to 707 last year. He may have a season or two left in the tank but he clearly no longer fits the starting RB profile.

Posted: 2/26/2015 10:09pm et
Atlanta Falcons RB Steven Jackson will reportedly be released Friday, Feb. 27.
Huddle Up: If it's not the end of the NFL road for the soon-to-be 32-year-old Jackson, he can at least see it from here after he averaged 3.6 yards per carry and ran for 12 TDs in two disappointing seasons with the Falcons.

Posted: 2/10/2015 5:24pm et
Atlanta Falcons RB Steven Jackson is expected to be on his way out of Atlanta with a new coaching staff and a new zone-blocking running scheme on the way under new offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan. RBs Devonta Freeman and Jacquizz Rodgers would take over backfield duties if Jackson were to leave, assuming Rodgers is retained.
Huddle Up: The soon-to-be 32-year-old Jackson has had a disappointing two-year run in Atlanta, rushing for 1,250 yards in 27 games and look for the Falcons to add a RB or two through free agency and/or the draft who fit the system.

Posted: 12/26/2014 5:05pm et
Atlanta Falcons RB Steven Jackson (quadriceps) will be listed as questionable for the team's Week 17 game.
Huddle Up: Despite the official designation indicating that Jackson has a 50 percent chance of playing Sunday, the RB remains iffy at best after not practicing all week. In the meantime, there's no clear handcuff as rookie Devonta Freeman and Jacquizz Rodgers would both see their fair share of the touches if Jackson is out.

Posted: 12/24/2014 11:21pm et
Updating a previous report, Atlanta Falcons RB Steven Jackson (quadriceps) is now expected to sit in Week 17 against the Carolina Panthers.
Huddle Up: Devonta Freeman and Jacquizz Rodgers will carry the load with Jackson out. Rodgers had more carries last week but Freeman was more effective. Freeman is the better fantasy play for Week 17.

Posted: 12/24/2014 1:41pm et
Atlanta Falcons RB Steven Jackson (quadriceps) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 24.
Huddle Up: The Falcons say they are hopeful of having Jackson available Sunday, but his status remains very much in doubt after he was unable to play in the second half of the Week 16 win over the Saints. Jacquizz Rodgers and rookie Devonta Freeman would handle the RB duties if Jackson is unable to go.

Posted: 12/22/2014 2:24pm et
Atlanta Falcons RB Steven Jackson (quadriceps) is expected to be ready for Week 17.
Huddle Up: Devonta Freeman played well in Jackson's absence Sunday. Even if Jackson plays against Carolina, expect Freeman to see an expanded role.

Posted: 12/22/2014 10:37am et
Atlanta Falcons RB Steven Jackson (quadriceps) suffered a quadriceps injury in the second quarter of the Week 16 game against the Saints and did not return.
Huddle Up: According to reports Jackson should be back for the Week 17 game against the Panthers for the NFC South title. Devonta Freeman filled in nicely for Jackson with a nice 31-yard TD and 48 yards receiving on three catches. He may have earned himself some extra work going forward.

Posted: 11/20/2014 4:00pm et
Updating a previous report, Atlanta Falcons RB Steven Jackson was out of practice with an illness Thursday, Nov. 20.
Huddle Up: Perhaps it's the same bug which has sidelined Julio Jones the past 2 days, but both should be good to go for Sunday's home date with the Browns.

Posted: 9/4/2014 2:09pm et
Atlanta Falcons RB Steven Jackson (hamstring) does not appear on the team's Week 1 injury report.
Huddle Up: With Jackson's age and his absence the entire preseason, his ADP fell to 34th among RBs, but if healthy -- and that remains the key question -- he'll almost certainly outperform his RB3/RB4 status.

Posted: 8/28/2014 6:36pm et
Atlanta Falcons RB Steven Jackson (hamstring) could play a few snaps in the team's final preseason game Thursday, Aug. 28 to test out his injured hamstring, according to ESPN.com's Vaughn McClure.
Huddle Up: Jackson has fantasy GMs more than a little leery as he's been a preseason spectator so far. In the ADP ranks, he's fallen to 34th among RBs.

Posted: 8/25/2014 3:28pm et
Atlanta Falcons RB Steven Jackson (hamstring) is participating in practice Monday, Aug. 25.
Huddle Up: Jackson sat out all preseason but he should be ready to go for Week 1. However, he'll be nothing more than a flex option against the Saints.

Posted: 8/21/2014 3:41pm et
Atlanta Falcons RB Steven Jackson (hamstring) is not participating in practice Thursday, Aug. 21.
Huddle Up: Fantasy buyers beware . . .

Posted: 8/19/2014 5:41pm et
Atlanta Falcons RB Steven Jackson (hamstring) is not participating in practice Tuesday, Aug. 19.
Huddle Up: Jackson has been doing some work on the side but evidently still isn't ready to practice full-go. The NFL's active career rushing leader is currently being drafted as a low-end RB3 (36th-highest ADP), while rookie Devonta Freeman's draft stock keeps climbing.

Posted: 8/13/2014 10:30am et
Atlanta Falcons RB Steven Jackson (hamstring) is out of practice Wednesday, Aug. 13.
Huddle Up: The veteran running back has been bothered by hamstring issues all camp, giving the Falcons (and fantasy owners) an extended look at rookie Devonta Freeman.

Posted: 7/29/2014 8:00pm et
Updating a previous report, Atlanta Falcons RB Steven Jackson injured his hamstring Monday, July 28, which is why he wasn't practicing Tuesday, July 29. Head coach Mike Smith said Jackson will be ready for the team's first preseason game.
Huddle Up: Something to definitely monitor as Jackson missed 4 full games last season and finished with a career season lows in rushing yards (543) and yards from scrimmage (734).

Posted: 6/27/2014 4:19pm et
Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman is projected as the three-down back of the future and may see some touches behind RB Steven Jackson. The battle for the third-down role will be between RB Antone Smith and RB Jacquizz Rodgers, whose special-teams impact might be reduced by the presence of WR/KR Devin Hester.
Huddle Up: Jackson looked old and worn down last season, and Rodgers has not been the answer as a change-of-pace guy. Freeman has intriguing upside and could step into a vital fantasy role sooner rather than later in what should be a high-powered Atlanta offense.