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  1. Falcons Camp Report: Day 5

    Vaughn McClure

    FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga -- A daily review of the hot topics from Atlanta Falcons' training camp: The news of the day was the absence of running back Steven Jackson, who apparently tweaked his knee during Monday's first padded practice. Although coach ...

    Blog | July 29, 2014
  2. Falcons RB Jackson tweaks hamstring

    Vaughn McClure

    FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith said running back Steven Jackson suffered a hamstring injury, but that it should not keep Jackson out of the season opener against the New Orleans Saints. Jackson, who was hurt during Monday'...

    Blog | July 29, 2014
  3. What role will Devonta Freeman have?

    Tom Carpenter

    The Atlanta Falcons hope that Steven Jackson can stay healthy this year and lead their backfield after he posted a career-low 3.5 YPC during an injury-riddled first season with the team. Nonetheless, they also looked to the future by drafting Devont...

    Blog | July 24, 2014
  4. Falcons will thrive by living in the pass

    Vaughn McClure

    There seems to be quite a bit of optimism about the Atlanta Falcons boasting a more balanced offensive attack this season. One skill-position player even told me he expects it to be "50-50" in terms of run and pass plays. Sounds nice, but I'm not ...

    Blog | June 27, 2014
  5. Jacquizz Rodgers not concerned about role

    Vaughn McClure

    While rookie Devonta Freeman generated a lot of buzz for the Atlanta Falcons this offseason, another running back quietly went about his business in preparation for the 2014 campaign. Jacquizz Rodgers, entering his fourth season, isn't worried abo...

    Blog | June 25, 2014
  6. Fantasy football injury outlook -- Updates on Adrian Peterson, Ar...

    Stephania Bell

    Stephania Bell provides the latest injury news at the running back position, looking ahead to the 2014 season.

    Story | Conversation | June 18, 2014
  7. Five under-the-radar for 'Hard Knocks'

    Vaughn McClure

    When it was announced the Atlanta Falcons would be part of the HBO series "Hard Knocks" this season, naturally players such as Julio Jones, Roddy White, Steven Jackson, William Moore and Matt Ryan came to mind as characters to focus on throughout tra...

    Blog | June 13, 2014
  8. Jackson welcomes backfield competition

    Vaughn McClure

    FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Atlanta Falcons running back Steven Jackson, with his powerful legs and broad shoulders, always looks ready to deliver punishment rather than absorb it. But Jackson, who turns 31 on July 22, understands his body won't hold u...

    Blog | May 28, 2014
  9. NFL Nation Buzz: Atlanta Falcons

    ESPN.com staff

    ESPN.com Falcons reporter Vaughn McClure says Steven Jackson, Levine Toilolo and Jonathan Massaquoi are key players to watch as Atlanta continues its offseason training....

    Blog | May 28, 2014
  10. Is Freeman a legit backfield pass-catcher?

    Tom Carpenter

    The Atlanta Falcons sported the worst rushing attack in the NFL last season, averaging a paltry 77.9 yards per game. They hope to turn things around in 2014 by keeping Steven Jackson healthy after he was limited to just a dozen games in '13 and by dr...

    Blog | May 27, 2014
  11. Five things to watch at OTAs

    Vaughn McClure

    The Atlanta Falcons begin organized team activities this week, and the media will be allowed to watch Wednesday's session. Here are five things to watch as the veterans and rookies get together: 1. Steven Jackson's passion: The veteran running ...

    Blog | May 26, 2014
  12. Rams still lacking in fantasy projections

    Nick Wagoner

    EARTH CITY, Mo. -- It's been quite some time since the St. Louis Rams had multiple players holding prominent spots on preseason lists of the expected top performers in fantasy football. Sure, running back Steven Jackson was a regular pick in the t...

    Blog | May 21, 2014
  13. Cowboys looking for new Moe Williams

    Todd Archer

    IRVING, Texas -- In talking to Dallas Cowboys passing game coordinator Scott Linehan last week during the rookie minicamp for this story, he mentioned the success he has had in the past with a running game. Since his arrival with the Cowboys, most...

    Blog | May 21, 2014
  14. How will Falcons use rookie RB Freeman?

    Tom Carpenter

    The Atlanta Falcons drafted nine players this year, and it sounds like they hit well on their mid-round picks, including fourth-rounders Devonta Freeman and Prince Shembo. After watching their rookie camp, D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journ...

    Blog | May 19, 2014
  15. Freeman ready to work for Falcons

    Vaughn McClure

    FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- The Atlanta Falcons addressed another need with their first of two fourth-round draft picks by selecting Florida State running back Devonta Freeman. Freeman (5-8, 206) left college early after winning the national title. The...

    Blog | May 10, 2014
  16. One good reason Cincy should stay at 24

    Coley Harvey

    CINCINNATI -- For a while now I've been hoping to sit down and give you a nice breakdown of the history of the NFL draft's No. 24 pick. That, as you well know, is the spot where the Cincinnati Bengals will be making their first-round selection Thursd...

    Blog | May 05, 2014