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 more than 1,000 yards in each of the past eight seasons, he's never been on a team that finished with a record above .500 and hasn't been to the playoffs since his rookie year in 2004.
Both the Packers and Falcons would have given Jackson a chance to finally join a winning franchise.
The Packers would have benefited from Jackson's arrival. Four different running backs started games for Green Bay last season as the team finished 20th in the NFL in rushing yards. Alex Green, a third-round pick in 2011, led the Packers with 464 rushing yards. Veteran Cedric Benson began the regular season as the ...