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Atlanta Falcons (6-10)


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L 37-43
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Falcons release veteran running back Steven Jackson

ATLANTA (AP) The Atlanta Falcons on Thursday released running back Steven Jackson, who in two seasons with the team couldn't recapture his 1,000-yard form that made him one of the league's top backs with the Rams.

The release of Jackson, 31, was not a surprise. He led the team with 707 yards rushing and six touchdowns in 2014, but averaged only 3.7 yards per carry. In 2013, his first season with the Falcons, he had 543 yards rushing in 12 games.

Jackson was a first-round pick by the Rams in 2004. He had a streak of eight straight seasons of more than 1,000 yards rushing, including career-high totals of 1,528 yards and 13 touchdowns in 2006.

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Leaders
Pass Yds: M. Ryan4694
Pass TDs: M. Ryan28
Rush Yds: S. Jackson707
Rush TDs: S. Jackson6
Rec Yds: J. Jones1593
Rec TDs: R. White7
Int: K. Ishmael4
Sacks: K. Biermann4.5
Offense (Rank)
Yards: 6051 (8)
Passing Yards: 4758 (5)
Rushing Yards: 1498 (24)
Points per game: 23.8 (12)
Yards per game: 378.2 (8)
Touchdowns: 39 (12)
Field Goals: 29 (8)
NFC South Division
TeamWLTPct
xy-Carolina 781.469
New Orleans 790.438
Atlanta 6100.375
Tampa Bay 2140.125
Full Standings
Defense (Rank)
Yards: 6372 (32)
Passing Yards: 4618 (32)
Rushing Yards: 1894 (21)
Points per game: 26.1 (27)
Yards per game: 398.3 (32)
Touchdowns: 41 (23)
Field Goals: 31 (26)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
2/26 S. Jackson cut
2/25 M. Bryant re-signed Three-year extension (through 2017)
2/24 N. Williams signed
2/24 P. DiMarco re-signed Two-year extension (through 2016)
2/24 C. Matthews re-signed Two-year extension (through 2016)
Injuries
Date Player Status
12/28 J. Asamoah back (Questionable)
12/28 S. Jackson quadriceps (Questionable)
12/28 J. Jones hip (Questionable)
12/28 R. McClain illness (Questionable)
12/28 J. Wilson hamstring (Questionable)
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