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Belichick: Jackson learning offense at a 'pretty good rate'

FOXBORO, Mass. — Steven Jackson had never played for coach Bill Belichick before landing in New England last week, but the Patriots’ offense was not a complete mystery to the veteran running back. Jackson, who signed with the Patriots as a free agent last Monday, began his career in St. Louis, where he spent one season under the tutelage of former Rams offensive coordinator...
December 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Jackson on Patriots: 'Couldn't ask for better Christmas gift'

FOXBORO, Mass. — Christmas came three days early for Steven Jackson. The veteran running back officially signed with the Patriots on Tuesday after working out for the team last week. He participated in a walk-through with his new team Tuesday and had his first official practice Wednesday. “It’s exciting,” Jackson said Wednesday in the Patriots’ locker room. “Couldn’t...
December 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Montee Ball has jersey number taken by Steven Jackson

Montee Ball joined the Patriots practice squad days before the team went out and signed three-time Pro Bowler Steven Jackson, and the younger running back quickly learned that veterans receive preferential treatment. Ball was wearing No. 39 in his first several practices in New England. But when he showed up for work after Jackson was signed to the 53-man roster, there was a new...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Steven Jackson signing one-year deal with Patriots

The New England Patriots reportedly bolstered their banged-up running back corps Monday. The Patriots signed running back Steven Jackson to a one-year contract, a source told ESPN’s Josina Anderson. Jackson went unsigned as a free agent this offseason after spending the 2013 and 2014 seasons with the Atlanta Falcons. Jackson, 32, has 2,743 career carries with 11,388 yards and...
December 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Patriots to meet with Steven Jackson

    Free agent running back Steven Jackson is reportedly scheduled to meet with the New England Patriots on Wednesday. ESPN’s Ed Werder reports that the Patriots and Jackson have “mutual interest” and notes that Jackson has played under offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels. Source says #Patriots meeting today with RB Steven Jackson based on mutual interest. Pats need...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Falcons release Steven Jackson

By Vincent Frank The hits keep coming for NFL running backs. A day after the Detroit Lions sent Reggie Bush packing, veteran running back Steven Jackson was released by the Atlanta Falcons. On the surface, this move is not surprising. Jackson, 31, put up 1,250 yards and 12 touchdowns in two seasons with the Falcons. The former Pro Bowler was set to count $4.92 million against the...
Via Sportsnaut
February 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Major setback for Atlanta Falcons running back

When the Atlanta Falcons signed running back Steven Jackson in March of 2013 this can’t be what they had envisioned. After struggling with injuries most of last season it appears that S-Jax has suffered another setback. According to NFL reporter Jeff Darlington, Jackson pulled his hamstring and was held out of practice yesterday: Steven Jackson suffered a hamstring injury and was...
Via cover32 - Falcons
July 30, 2014  |  Discuss

A healthy Steven Jackson could make or break the 2014 season

He may be on the back end of his career, but don’t put him past his prime. He may have been the worst Falcon at the rushing attack, but give that title to any back with a notorious offensive line. He may have ended an eight straight 1000 yard season streak with the Rams, but again running behind a better offensive line would have helped. Despite getting older and a hamstring injury...
Via cover32 - Falcons
July 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Snubbed? Atlanta Falcons running back Steven Jackson not named top-20 in NFL

When cover32 released its list of the top 10 running backs in the NFL today, there were plenty of people angry about their favorite team’s workhorse back not making the list. It made for a spirited debate in the “Comments” section below the article. And it also begged another question: How close was Mr. Irate Fan’s RB to making the list? To provide an answer, the editors...
Via cover32 - Falcons
June 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Steven Jackson obliterates Redskins defender on TD run (GIF)

Atlanta Falcons running back Steven Jackson obliterated a Washington Redskins defender as he ran him over on the way to the end zone on a 3 yard touchdown during the first quarter of Sunday's game.The Falcons are having an extremely disappointing season, with a 3-10 record heading into the game against the Redskins. Jackson deserves credit for continuing to play hard despite the...
Via Holdout Sports
December 15, 2013  |  Discuss

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