The NFL free agency period has begun with a few signings of big-name players already taking place. One of the notable players that remains unsigned with the first day of free agency coming to an end is running back Steven Jackson, but it may not be long before the Green Bay Packers sign him according to Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk as of March 12:
Previous reports linked him to the Falcons. A league source with knowledge of the running back market tells PFT that the Packers are believed to be the current leaders to land Jackson’s services.
Once Jackson let it be known that he intended to void the final year of his contract with the St. Louis Rams, Jackson received considerable interest from the Atlanta Falcons.
The Falcons parted ways with running back Michael Turner due to a failed physical forcing the team to look for viable replacement with Jackson fitting the bill. Although Atlanta is still in the running to sign Jackson, Green Bay’s interest changes the situation creating a market for the veteran.
The Packers have been looking for a back of Jackson’s caliber for quite some time and many believe he’ll ultimately end up in Green Bay with the team aggressively pursuing the 29-year-old veteran.
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