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Falcons to pursue Steven Jackson in free agency?

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07:16 PM ET 03.03 | The Atlanta Falcons are expected to pursue veteran RB Steven Jackson. The 29-year-old will reportedly void his contract with the St. Louis Rams and test the free agent market. Atlanta is looking to upgrade their running game after releasing Michael Turner, freeing up $6 million in cap space. Jackson rushed for 1,042 yards and four touchdowns in 2012. He is still productive despite all the mileage on his tires and wants to play for a Super Bowl contender. He would be a natural fit in Atlanta's offense, pairing up with Jacquizz Rodgers to keep him fresh.

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March 3, 2013  07:35 PM ET

They should go after Reggie Bush!!!

March 3, 2013  08:11 PM ET

Jackson would make a great 1-2 punch with Gore and the Niners.

March 3, 2013  08:19 PM ET

This would be a hell of a get for the Falcons...

March 3, 2013  09:01 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Jackson would make a great 1-2 punch with Gore and the Niners.

I don't know... normally teams go for the thunder & lighting combo. Steven Jackson and Frank Gore would be more like thunder & thunder.

March 3, 2013  09:16 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

This would be a hell of a get for the Falcons...

I heard that they want to sign Freeney as well to replace Abraham.

March 3, 2013  10:16 PM ET

Perfect fit.

Jackson and Rodgers would be a pretty nice combine.

March 3, 2013  10:16 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

They should go after Reggie Bush!!!

Nah.

March 4, 2013  08:08 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

This would be a hell of a get for the Falcons...

Absolutely agree. He could be that piece the Falcons need to get to the top.

March 4, 2013  08:34 AM ET

I hope they get him

March 4, 2013  03:16 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Perfect fit.Jackson and Rodgers would be a pretty nice combine.

combination*

March 4, 2013  03:56 PM ET

A change of scenery is what Jackson could use. And Atlanta is a good change of scenery.

March 4, 2013  03:57 PM ET

I think Jackson would be a nice fit in Atlanta.

March 4, 2013  04:06 PM ET

After watching him play at OSU I always thought he deserved better than the Rams. I'll never understand why he didn't clean out his locker there as soon as he could have and move on to some team with an owner that wanted to win games.

March 4, 2013  04:07 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Jackson would make a great 1-2 punch with Gore and the Niners.

Wouldn't work out. You can't have an OSU back and an UO back on the same team. Too much locker room tension.

March 4, 2013  07:10 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Nah.

He catches the ball out of the backfield and nullifies the pass rush!!!

March 4, 2013  08:12 PM ET

I Would like to see the Jets make a pursue on getting RB, Micheal Turner.

March 4, 2013  08:37 PM ET
QUOTE(#13):

After watching him play at OSU I always thought he deserved better than the Rams. I'll never understand why he didn't clean out his locker there as soon as he could have and move on to some team with an owner that wanted to win games.

The reason he didn't is because he is one of the classiest men in the NFL. I breaks my heart that Jackson could leave but I will root for him wherever he goes. He has earned it. I might be wrong but I think most Rams fans would say the same.

 
March 4, 2013  08:57 PM ET
QUOTE(#16):

I Would like to see the Jets make a pursue on getting RB, Micheal Turner.

Even he don't deserve that.....

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