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Steven Jackson starts doing drills after hamstring injury

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The Falcons liked what they saw from running backs Devonta Freeman and Antone Smith in the preseason opener, but they probably liked what they saw on the practice field yesterday even more.

According to Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com, veteran running back Steven Jackson has started doing some work again, his first since suffering a hamstring injury on July 28.

Jackson did some agility drills on a side field, but wasn’t doing any sprints just yet.

The Falcons expect the 31-year-old running back to be healthy for the regular season opener,  and they need him to add some balance to their offense after a disappointing 2013 season.

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12 Responses to “Steven Jackson starts doing drills after hamstring injury”
  1. therealtrenches says: Aug 12, 2014 10:55 AM

    “Jackson did some agility drills on a side field,” when….”snap.” Something else broke.

  2. ilovefoolsball says: Aug 12, 2014 11:41 AM

    He should just hang em up. He had a good career, unfortunately wasted on a sad team (Rams) so he goes to another sad team (Falcons) and gets the same result.
    Dude was the ultimate monster when he was in his prime.

  3. fordmandalay says: Aug 12, 2014 11:42 AM

    One of the best running backs in NFL history, doomed to obscurity due to being trapped with the horrible Rams for his entire career. And for being a consummate pro who kept quiet and just played the game.

  4. kane337 says: Aug 12, 2014 12:13 PM

    Get well soon

  5. yippiekyyaymf says: Aug 12, 2014 12:18 PM

    He’s a hawse we would love to see him continue here but chances that he stays in the game for a lot of snaps would be lying

    RISEUP

    BATTERING RAM SJAX

  6. genericcommenter says: Aug 12, 2014 12:43 PM

    I like this guy a lot, but I’m kinda surprised (especially with the way the market for running backs has gone and the interchangeability of the non-elite/older back) that he is still on a team. I even assumed last year that when he signed a 2-year deal that it was probably a 1-year if he didn’t perform- basically like ALL NFL contracts.

    So I find it interesting when a team actually honors a contract to a 30+ guy with recent injury issues.

  7. luz56 says: Aug 12, 2014 12:47 PM

    Far from being one of the great running backs in NFL history… I enjoyed watching his talent when healthy

  8. turkjones says: Aug 12, 2014 12:51 PM

    Much respect to Jackson for a fine career but the poor guy is ready for the glue factory. I’ll be shocked if he is Atlanta’s leading rusher this season

  9. tpayneful says: Aug 12, 2014 1:13 PM

    He has only had 4 out of 10 seasons when he wasn’t hurt for long periods of time. Guess what injury he had last year? Hamstring. Guess how long it bothered him? 6 weeks. He probably has 4 more weeks to go before he is healthy.

  10. johnnyjagfan says: Aug 12, 2014 1:36 PM

    He’s taking care of his body. It’s preseason. Watch Hard Knocks. Smitty told RB coach he’d be out a “couple weeks” and it turned out to be 14 days. He’ll be fine. Hydrate!

  11. 49ergeorge says: Aug 12, 2014 1:59 PM

    Washed up.

  12. samhackney says: Aug 14, 2014 8:25 PM

    He was good about 9 years ago, unfortunately the Rams drove the wheels off this old guy! Yesterdays garage

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