Falcons release Steven Jackson-- Thu Feb 26 8:00 pm --
Team will save $3.75 million against the cap
The Falcons released veteran running back Steven Jackson today, the team confirmed. The team will save $3.75 million against the salary cap with the move. His cap number was slated to be $4.9 million and the dead money against the cap is his prorated signing bonus of $1.1 million.(Atlanta Journal Constitution)
FF Today's Take:Jackson's two-year stay in Atlanta has come to an end. He averaged 3.6 yards per carry after signing a 3-year deal back in March of 2013. The Falcons will move forward with Devonta Freeman and could possibly re-sign Jacquizz Rodgers and/or Antone Smith... both are free agents. The Falcons could also look for running back help in the upcoming draft. Jackson will be 32 in late July.
Falcons interested in Forsett?-- Fri Feb 20 11:45 am --
Steven Jackson expected to be released
The Atlanta Falcons will have strong interest in running back Justin Forsett if he hits the free-agent market, according to a league source with knowledge of the situation. (ESPN)
Rodgers, Freeman expected to split carries-- Fri Dec 26 8:15 pm --
Atlanta likely to be without Steven Jackson
Rookie running back Devonta Freeman believes heís ready to take over the rushing load if Steven Jackson does not play against the Carolina Panthers. Jacquizz Rodgers will likely get the bulk of the carries because heís still considered a better pass protector. Also, Jerome Smith was added to the roster from the practice squad. He will be active and may play.(Atlanta Journal Constitution)
FF Today's Take:Steven Jackson (quad) is expected to miss Week 17. As a result, expect Rodgers and Freeman to be in a timeshare against the Panthers. Freeman's 4.0 rushing average and 7.9 receiving average suggest he has the better upside over Rodgers (3.5 - 5.9).
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