The Atlanta Falcons agreed to a three-year contract with free-agent running back Steven Jackson on Thursday, the team announced on its Twitter account.
The Falcons had released running back Michael Turner, the team’s starter last season, before the start of free agency.
As expected, Jackson voided his contract with the St. Louis Rams on Thursday, making the 29-year-old an unrestricted free agent. He said last week that he wanted to start for whichever team he signed with in free agency.
“For where I’m at, going into Year 10, I’m not ready to step back and just become a primary backup or a reduced-role guy to be part of a running back by committee,” Jackson said on Sirius XM NFL Radio last week. “I still have a lot left in my tank. I still have a lot left to offer to a team. We’re not talking about someone that’s in Year 12 or 13.” Via ESPN
Fellas y’all better hide your wife Jackson is in Atlanta. Now the Falcons just have to improve the secondary..