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Steven Jackson, the NFL's leading active rusher, is cut by Falcons

Steven Jackson, the NFL's leading active rusher, is cut by Falcons

Steven Jackson thought he was signing with a potential champion when he joined the Atlanta Falcons following their 13-3 campaign in 2012. He was wrong. And the Falcons likely were anticipating quite a bit from Jackson, who was coming off his eighth-straight season of running for 1,000-plus yards. They were wrong. After two disappointing seasons for both sides, the Falcons cut Jackson on Thursday with one year remaining on his $12-million contract. Jackson was already the NFL's leading active rusher after nine seasons with the Rams when he signed with the Falcons in March 2013. But the three-time Pro Bowler rushed for only 543 yards in 2013 and, while while leading the...

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