|Week 17 (CAR) - Average||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Week 17 (CAR) - Dave Richard||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Week 17 (CAR) - Jamey Eisenberg||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2014 Season - Average||178.0||722.0||5.5||28.5||179.5||1.0||113|
|2014 Season - Dave Richard||148||567||5||22||127||1||90|
|2014 Season - Jamey Eisenberg||208||877||6||35||232||1||132|
|Current Player Ranking: 67|
|Red Zone Stats|
|32||102||6|| 68.1||1||0||0||0|| 1.7|
|Quadriceps - Missed Week 17 vs. Carolina|
|03/27/2015||Alfred Blue, RB HOU|
Arian Foster, RB HOU
C.J. Spiller, RB NO
|Ben Tate, RB PIT|
Steven Jackson, RB ATL
T.Y. Hilton, WR IND
|03/18/2015||Ryan Mallett, QB HOU|
Larry Donnell, TE NYG
Eric Decker, WR NYJ
Steven Jackson, RB ATL
Ryan Mathews, RB PHI
|Drew Stanton, QB ARI|
Travaris Cadet, RB NE
John Carlson, TE ARI
Jermaine Kearse, WR SEA
Rank Among Leaders
RB Steven Jackson, cut by Falcons, isn't planning to retire
|by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com|
|(2/26/15) Though he's without a team at the moment, running back Steven Jackson has no plans to retire.
The Falcons officially released Jackson Thursday night, with immediate questions emerging about his future. On his own website, though, Jackson posted a statement saying he isn't hanging up the cleats just yet.
"A lot has been written lately about my future," Jackson wrote. "There are questions about my age, and what I have left in the tank. Of that, I will simply say this. For the first nine years of my career, I was used like a battering ram, punishing opposing defense over four quarters of a game. Maybe you stopped me the first five times I got the ball, but by the 15th or 20th time I got it, late in a game -- let's just say you were really feeling me at that point.
"Make no mistake: I can still punish a defense. I still have a warrior's heart. There are 1,000-yard seasons left in these legs. I know what I am still capable of, and I have every intention of proving it."
Jackson also admitted his two seasons with the Falcons were a disappointment as the organization did not reach the postseason in either season. He combined for only 1,250 yards in 2013 and 2014 after posting eight consecutive seasons with over 1,000 yards when he was with the Rams.
Falcons release running back Steven Jackson
|by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com|
|(2/26/15) The Falcons released running back Steven Jackson on Thursday, the team announced.
Jackson was owed $3.75 million in 2015, but with running back Devonta Freeman on the roster, it appears Jackson is expendable. In 2014, Jackson rushed for 707 yards and six touchdowns on 190 carries.
By cutting Jackson, the Falcons saved $3.7 million against the salary cap, reports the NFL Network.
Report: RB Steven Jackson not expected back with Falcons
|by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com|
|(2/10/15) Falcons offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan wouldn't say whether veteran Steven Jackson will be back with the Falcons, saying only that he's still evaluating the running backs, reports ESPN.com. The website does not expect the Falcons to retain Jackson, who's owed $3.75 million in 2015.
Shanahan said he loved running back Devonta Freeman coming out of college. Freeman averaged 3.8 yards per carry as a rookie but caught 30 passes for 225 yards and a touchdown. If the Falcons part ways with Jackson, who turns 32 this summer, Freeman would be in for a sizable workload.
Steven Jackson among notable players inactive for Falcons
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(12/28/14) The following players were ruled inactive for the Falcons in Week 17 against Carolina: cornerback Ricardo Allen, safety Charles Godfrey, running back Steven Jackson, defensive end Stansly Maponga, quarterback Sean Renfree, tackle Jonathan Scott and linebacker Tyler Starr.
Jackson entered this week as questionable after suffering a quadriceps injury against New Orleans in Week 16. Jacquizz Rodgers and rookie Devonta Freeman will share the load. Jackson could return to action in the postseason, if Atlanta defeat Carolina on Sunday.
Report: Falcons' Steven Jackson won't play vs. Panthers
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(12/28/14) Falcons running back Steven Jackson will not play Sunday's pivotal regular season finale against the Panthers, according to Albert Breer of the NFL Network.
Jackson entered this week as questionable after suffering a quadriceps injury against New Orleans in Week 16. He compiled 707 yards and six touchdowns on the ground this season. If Jackson is inactive, Jacquizz Rodgers and rookie Devonta Freeman will share the load. Rodgers received 12 touches and Freeman got eight against the Saints.
Atlanta opened up as a 2 1/2-point home favorite. The line has now moved to 3 points in favor of the Falcons. The winner takes the NFC South title.
|We knew Steven Jackson was due for a down year eventually knowing how much he's been utilized over 10 years. Jackson got hurt early on in Week 2 and missed four games. When he came back he never really was dominant, averaging 3.5 yards per carry and totaling under 750 yards with seven total touchdowns in his 10th NFL season, though it is worth noting that he had nine or more Fantasy points in five of his last six games thanks to those touchdowns. Here's the tough reality: Jackson will be 31 by the time the season kicks off, has 2,572 career carries in the regular season and postseason and his rushing yardage production has declined over four straight seasons. This is not a formula for a great Fantasy back. Jackson has long been a mainstay in Fantasy but fear of a season similar to what we saw in 2013 -- or worse -- keeps him from being anything more than a flex choice. It's a sucker bet to take him before Round 5 in any draft. Rookie rusher Devonta Freeman could end up being the best back in Atlanta.
(Updated 4/29/14) |