Off the wire
Posted: March 15, 2013 at 2:56 a.m.
FOOTBALL Falcons sign Jackson The Atlanta Falcons have found their replacement for Michael Turner by agreeing to terms with free agent Steven Jackson on a three-year deal. The Falcons announced the agreement Thursday, but did not release the terms. The 30-year-old Jackson had 1,042 yards rushing and four touchdowns with the Rams last season. It was his eighth consecutive season with more than 1,000 yards rushing. Jackson has 10,135 yards rushing, the most of any active player. He set career highs with 1,528 yards rushing and 13 touchdowns with St. Louis in 2006.
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