Patriots: Now Witness The Firepower Of This Fully Armed And Operational Steven Jackson!
Who's the leading rusher in St. Louis Rams history, Marshall Faulk or Eric Dickerson? Neither -- it's Steven Jackson, whose 10,135 yards includes eight consecutive 1,000-yard seasons. He's one of only six running backs in NFL history to hit the 10,000-yard mark.
And now, after being out of football for all of this season so far (the Falcons released him in May following two injury-interrupted seasons with them), he could add to that total as a member of the Patriots. ESPN and other sources are reporting that Jackson is working out today in Foxborough, after the team announced that LaGarrette Blount is on crutches with a hip injury and has been placed in the season-ending IR.
Danny Amendola on former teammate Steven Jackson: "Apparently he's still on the streets."
— Ryan Hannable (@RyanHannable) December 16, 2015
.@MikeReiss asks Belichick about Steven Jackson visiting today. Belichick says "Let's just end on a high note" and walks off. Costanza-esque
— Ben Volin (@BenVolin) December 16, 2015
I know many are rooting for Jackson, one of the best running backs never to make it to the Super Bowl. In fact, he's been in the playoffs only once: in his rookie season in 2004 with the Rams. He has no post-season TDs.
To me it would be interesting to see what Jackson has left -- he's only 32. If he's kept himself in shape, he could be a great addition for the Patriots, as long as they don't try to give him the ball 18 times a game.
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