Falcons set to release Steven Jackson

The Falcons will be looking for another running back.

Multiple reports have the Falcons ready to release running back Steven Jackson.

This will not comes as a surprise as Jackson was a disappointment in his two years with the team. The former Rams star signed a three-year, $12 million dollar contact prior to the 2013 season.

But Jackson had an injury early in his first season with the team and never got on track. He had 1,250 yards in his two seasons with two touchdowns. He is the active rushing leader in the NFL with 11,388 career yards and 68 touchdowns.

New head coach Dan Quinn has said he is confident second-year running back Devonta Freeman can be productive in the new offense of Kyle Shanahan. The Falcons also have Antone Smith and Jacquizz Rodgers as free agents, so as of now Freeman is the only running back on the roster.

The Falcons were 24th in rushing last season in the NFL with 93.6 yards per game. They have been linked to Baltimore free agent running back Justin Forsett once he hits the market in a couple of weeks.



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