Posted March 14, 2013 on AP on Fox
The Atlanta Falcons have found their replacement for Michael Turner by agreeing to terms with free agent Steven Jackson on a three-year deal. The Falcons announced the agreement on Thursday, but did not release the terms. The 30-year-old Jackson had 1,042 yards rushing and four touchdowns with the Rams last season. It was his eighth straight season with more than 1,000 yards rushing. Jackson has 10,135 yards rushing, the most of any active player. He set career highs with 1,528 yards rushing and 13 touchdowns with St. Louis in 2006. Turner's average of only 3.6 yards per carry last season set a career low. The Falcons released Turner, defensive end John Abraham and cornerback Dunta Robinson on March 1. Jackson averaged 4.1 yards per carry with the Rams.
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Steven Jackson reportedly likely to sign with Packers

Steven Jackson is one of the top free agent running backs available, and reports say he is “likely” to sign with the Green Bay Packers. Pro Football Talk reported on Twitter Tuesday that the Packers were the “leaders” to sign Jackson. Packers Report later reported that Jackson is “likely” to sign with Green Bay. Jackson was a first-round draft pick of the Rams in 2004...

Falcons land RB Steven Jackson

An already potent Atlanta Falcons offense just got even stouter. The Falcons have agreed to a free-agent contract with former St. Louis Rams running back Steven Jackson. The Falcons have made re-signing their own players the main focus of offseason personnel moves the past few years, but the team was in need of a starting running back after releasing Michael Turner. One of the...

Jackson ready for 'special things' in Atlanta

ATLANTA On Friday the Atlanta Falcons introduced new starting running back Steven Jackson and if the organization were looking for the most compelling spokesman it could find to persuade doubters that they have a championship-caliber offense, Jackson would be their man. The confident and quotable Jackson said that the Falcons with talented players who will be all around him in...

Steven Jackson agrees to terms with Atlanta Falcons

Ballertainment Steven Jackson joins the Atlanta Falcons Steven Jackson will get a fresh start with the Atlanta Falcons after agreeing to terms with the team, Thursday. The Falcons organization tweeted the news this afternoon… #bbpBox_312302214943219712 a { text-decoration:none; color:#AAAAAA; }#bbpBox_312302214943219712 a:hover { text-decoration:underline; }The Falcons have agreed...

Steven Jackson Introduced As A Falcon

Time to get in the endzone Juan… Steven Jackson has been a workhorse for years in an offense that has not put this guy in position to utilize his skills.  The Falcons will put up points in bunches and defense will be focused on their pass catchers, which will allow Jackson to have huge running lanes against 2 high safeties.  Jackson will be a low end RB1/high end RB2 this season...

Steven Jackson Thought About Retiring Before Joining Falcons

Former St. Louis Rams running back Steven Jackson almost became a Green Bay Packer a couple of days ago before choosing instead to sign with the Atlanta Falcons. What many don’t know is that Jackson almost made the decision not to sign with anyone.  Jackson told the Atlanta Journal Constitution that he seriously contemplated retirement. “I was thinking about maybe retiring,”...

Atlanta Falcons Sign RB Stevan Jackson To 3 Year Deal

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...

Steven Jackson Contemplated Retirement Before Joining Falcons

Former St. Louis Rams running back Steven Jackson almost became a Green Bay Packer a couple of days ago before choosing instead to sign with the Atlanta Falcons. What many don’t know is that Jackson almost made the decision not to sign with anyone.  Jackson told the Atlanta Journal Constitution that he seriously contemplated retirement. “I was thinking about maybe retiring...

Reports: Falcons, not Packers, get Jackson

Steven Jackson will not be heading to Green Bay. According to multiple reports, the 29-year-old running back agreed to terms with the Atlanta Falcons on Thursday. Jackson was reportedly considering the Packers and Falcons prior to joining Atlanta. Jackson, a three-time Pro Bowl selection, spent the first nine years of his NFL career with the St. Louis Rams. Despite running for...

Atlanta Falcons Sign RB Steven Jackson

Atlanta Falcons Nab Top Available RB  When the Atlanta Falcons released Michael Turner last month, it was obvious that they were going to look to free agency to fill the void left in their backfield. Consider it mission accomplished. The Falcons have agree to terms...
NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.