Originally posted on Football Nation  |  Last updated 3/15/13
Free agent running back Steven Jackson has agreed to terms with the Atlanta Falcons.  The Falcons' official Twitter page reports that the deal spans three seasons. Financial terms were not disclosed.Jackson hit the free agent market after the St. Louis Rams gave him the option to void the final year of his contract in a late season negotiation of Jackson's contract. The Rams are preparing to go forth with 2012 draft choices Daryl Richardson and Isaiah Pead in the backfield.Jackson drew interest from both the Green Bay Packers and the Falcons before deciding on Atlanta on Thursaday.  The Falcons were in the market for a veteran back after they released Michael Turner earlier this month. Turner rushed for 1,300 yards three times during his first five seasons with the Falcons, but was released after averaging just 3.6 yards per carry in 2012, and due to his base salary climbing an additional 1.4 million.The Falcons, who lost to the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC championship game, had ...
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