The New England Patriots will sign veteran running back Steven Jackson to a one year deal, according to ESPN’s Josina Anderson.
Jackson is 32 years old and worked out for the Patriots Wednesday.
He was released by the Falcons in February and hasn’t played football since then, but looks to get another shot with the defending World Champions.
Jackson is 6’3, 230 pounds and will add depth and he will be another running back who will get time on the field.
Jackson is being brought in after starters LeGarrette Blount and Dion Lewis went down with injuries for the year.
He played in 15 games during the 2014 season with the Falcons, rushing the ball 190 times for 707 yards and 6 touchdowns along with 20 receptions for 148 yards.
He has played in 158 career games and rushed the ball 2,743 times for 11,388 yards and 68 touchdowns. He hasn’t fumbled the football in 3 seasons.
He has caught 460 career receptions for 3,663 yards and 9 touchdowns.
Jackson hasn’t been to the postseason since 2004, looks like that will change after the Patriots clinched their first-round bye when Denver fell to the Steelers yesterday.
See his full stats HERE.
This will be Jackson’s 12th season in the NFL.