Falcons agree to 3-year deal with Steven Jackson
The Atlanta Falcons have found their replacement for Michael
Turner by agreeing to terms with free agent Steven Jackson on a
three-year, $12 million deal.
The 29-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.