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Friday, February 27, 2015, 10:37am
Falcons released RB Steven Jackson, per source.
Looking at the running back position, Kyle Shanahan presided over three stellar fantasy seasons in his seven years as an offensive coordinator. In 2008, while Shanny was the OC of the Texans, Steve Slaton turned 327 touches (50 receptions) into 1,659 yards and 10 touchdowns. (Slaton averaged 77.6 total yards on 15.9 touches in 2009.) In 2012, rookie Alfred Morris racked up 1,690 total yards and 13 touchdowns. He followed it up with 1,353 total yards and seven scores in 2013. Shanahan even coaxed 86.7 total yards (on 18.2 touches) from Ryan Torain in 2010 and 67.9 yards on 13.3 touches from Roy Helu in 2011. Freeman wasn't terribly impressive in his rookie season (248 yards rushing, 3.8 YPC), but he was active and effective in the passing game (30 catches for 225 yards), so a Slaton-esque season isn't out of the realm of possibility. With Jackson out of the way, GM Thomas Dimitroff said that there was “no question” that Freeman is ready to be the feature back in Atlanta.
Posted by Anthony Stalter
Friday, December 26, 2014 - 2:00pm
Week 17: Jackson vs. Panthers
Steven Jackson rushed for just nine yards on four carries while catching one pass for 14 yards in the Falcons' Week 16 win over the Saints. After suffering a thigh injury in the second quarter, Jackson left the game and didn't return in the second half. He also didn't practice this week and on Wednesday the Falcons signed running back Jerome Smith off their practice squad, indicating that Jackson is unlikely to play on Sunday. Avoid the veteran RB in Week 17 as he'll probably be inactive.