Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 11/19/14
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 NFL's most physical rushers, the Falcons are counting on the 6-foot-2, 250-pound Jackson providing the same hard-charging style that Turner did the previous five seasons in Atlanta. Jackson, 29, has rushed for at least 1,000 yards the past eight seasons for St. Louis. Jackson, a 2004 first-round draft pick, opted out of the final year of his Rams contract to test the free-agent market. The Green Bay Packers also had expressed interest in Jackson. Jackson now joins a standout offensive cast that includes quarterback Matt Ryan, tight end Tony Gonzalez, and wide receivers Roddy White and Julio Jones. The Ra...
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