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Falcons want more from Jackson

NFL Preseason

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. — The Atlanta Falcons signed running back Steven Jackson to a three-year, $12 million contract to firm up a soft spot in their offense.
After their preseason opener, questions remain about the running game.
Jackson, who was a free agent after rushing for at least 1,000 yards in eight consecutive seasons with the Rams, had five carries for 8 yards in a 34-10 loss to the Bengals on Thursday.
The Falcons, who ranked 29th in the NFL in rushing last season (87.3 yards per game), had just 92 yards rushing overall.
That may have had more ...

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