Found October 24, 2013 on NFL Injury Report:
It appears at long last that Falcons running back Steven Jackson may be on track to return to the field this Sunday when Atlanta travels to the desert to take on the Arizona Cardinals. As first reported by the Atlanta Journal Constitution, Jackson says he has every intention of playing in Arizona. Steven Jackson @sj39 plans on playing on Sunday vs. Arizona. — D. Orlando Ledbetter (@AJCFalcons) October 23, 2013 ‘Action’ Jackson has been out of action since leaving in the early goings of the Falcons’ Week 2 victory over St. Louis. Atlanta’s run game has struggled since then. Jackson was a key offseason signing of the Falcons and they were hoping for more out of him than this. He still has the chance to salvage a large part of the season and should be healthy, as Jackson stated that he won’t return until he feels 100 percent. This is a big opportunity for the Falcons to become relevant again, coming off a victory against the lowly Bucs last week. In that contest, the Falcons were able to dictate the game through their passing attack. Getting Steven Jackson back on track could really bolster their running game. It’s also an opportunity to build a balanced attack for the ailing Atlanta offense, who may be without receiver Roddy White for another week.
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Steven Jackson plans on playing this week

Atlanta Falcons running back Steven Jackson told reporters today that he plans on playing this week against the Cardinals. Steven Jackson @sj39 plans on playing on Sunday vs. Arizona. — D. Orlando Ledbetter (@AJCFalcons) October 23, 2013 If Jackson does play, I’m sure the Falcons will limit his snaps. Need NFL Tickets? Loading... ZergNet The post Steven Jackson...

Falcons RB Steven Jackson plans to play vs. Cardinals

Falcons running back Steven Jackson met with the media today for the first time since suffering a hamstring injury on Sept. 15. He returned to practice on Wednesday and plans to play against Arizona on Sunday. Here’s what he had to say: ON HOW HE FEELS: “Good. Going to get out there this afternoon and see how it feels and just go from there being mindful that the game is Sunday...

UPDATE: Steven Jackson plans to play this week for Falcons

It appears at long last that Falcons running back Steven Jackson may be on track to return to the field this Sunday when Atlanta travels to the desert to take on the Arizona Cardinals. As first reported by the Atlanta Journal Constitution, Jackson says he has every intention of playing in Arizona. UPDATE: Falcons head coach Mike Smith says Steven Jackson is up to almost a full workload...

Renderings of the new stadium of the Atlanta Falcons released

Looks like a Transformer in disguise. Atlanta #Falcons release new images of stadium plans: http://t.co/4l2Fn1zikS #RiseUp pic.twitter.com/Ym8n5DPvMd — AJC (@ajc) October 25, 2013

Steven Jackson's status still up in the air for Sunday vs. Cardinals

Word from the horses mouth, "ready to give it a go" had many assuming that Atlanta Falcons running back Steven Jackson was locked in to make his return on Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals. On Thrusday, Jackson clarified that quote in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, saying he was talking about giving it a go in practice, not an actual game. Jackson's hamstring...

Atlanta Falcons: He’s back

The Atlanta Falcons (2-4) have had numerous injuries as everyone knows, but the extent of the injuries has varied. Some have been out for a couple of weeks and a few like DE Kroy Bierman, RT Mike Johnson, and WR Julio Jones aren’t expected to return this season. This has caused the Falcons to have to make drastic changes at positions during a game or within a few days and start...

RB Steven Jackson looking to return Sunday against Cardinals

Atlanta Falcons RB Steven Jackson spoke to the media today for the first time since suffering a hamstring injury on Sept. 15, and talked about his plans to return to the lineup this weekend. Jackson is back to practicing and says he's feeling good.

Falcons Sign LB Thomas Howard

Due to injuries, Thomas Howard could have a role in the Falcons defense. (John Grieshop) The Atlanta Falcons made a couple of moves on Tuesday, signing veteran linebacker Thomas Howard and releasing linebacker Jamar Chaney. He was selected in the second round of the 2006 NFL Draft by the Oakland Raiders. He spent the first five years of his career in Oakland before signing with...

Despite Falcons rough start, Ryan continues to impress

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- From his team's record it might not look like it but Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan might be having his best season as a pro.Six games in, the Falcons are 2-4 and enduring the worst start to a season during Ryan's and head coach Mike Smith's six-year tenure. But with so many key skill position players out and an offensive line that has looked...

Roddy White ruled out

Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith announced that Roddy White (ankle/hamstring) will not play on Sunday against the Cardinals. Mike Smith said Roddy White is out — vaughn mcclure (@vxmcclure23) October 25, 2013 Need NFL Tickets? Loading... ZergNet The post Roddy White ruled out appeared first on Pro Football Zone.

Backup receivers filling big shoes in Atlanta

Just 5-foot-10 and 175 pounds, Darius Johnson could pass for one of the equipment guys in the Atlanta Falcons locker room. Even so, the Falcons receiver barely fits into one of the tiny lockers they dole out to practice squad players. ''I need one of those bigger lockers,'' Johnson said, looking enviously around the room. ''I'm so scrunched up in here...

Falcons find motivated former teammate in Cards' Abraham

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. Defensive tackle Jonathan Babineaux played alongside John Abraham for seven seasons with the Falcons during which time they grew close on and off the field. They talked as recently as last Sunday, but not about the Falcons upcoming game on Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals, Abrahams new team.Still, Babineaux knows his friend well enough to realize that Abraham...

New renderings unveiled for Atlanta Falcons $1 Billion stadium

The Altanta Falcons have released new renderings for their $1 Billion stadium in downtown Atlanta. Check out photos and videos here.

Atlanta Falcons at Arizona Cardinals Preview

Jacquizz Rodgers caught two touchdown passes last week. (Daniel Shirey) The Atlanta Falcons look to notch their first road win as they head out west to face the Arizona Cardinals. The Falcons (2-4)  rode Harry Douglas, who had to step into the role as the top target with Julio Jones being out for the season and Roddy White nursing ankle and hamstring injuries, and Matt Ryan to...

Balance & Winning Turnover Battle Key for Atlanta

The loser of this weekend’s game between Arizona and Atlanta will be hard pressed to make the playoffs. This is a must win for both teams, considering they have major challenges ahead in their respective schedules. With the schedule being so weak this weekend, this is actually one of the better matchups of the week.We’ll see the return of John Abraham against his old team. It...
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.