Falcons RB Jackson progressing, practices again

Thu 24th, October 2013

Flowery Branch, GA (SportsNetwork. com) – Atlanta Falcons running back Steven Jackson has been listed as a limited participant used for the second consecutive day on Thursday, according to the Falcons official damage report.

Sidelined with a hamstring damage, Jackson has missed the last 4 games. However , Atlanta is positive he can return to the lineup when the team travels to Arizona for the conference matchup against the Cardinals on Sunday.

Knutson suffered the injury in Week 2 against St . Louis. The previous Ram left his new team’s 31-24 victory over his aged one immediately after making an 8-yard touchdown catch in the first quarter.

Atlanta’s rush unit, which ranks 30th within the NFL, has suffered in Jackson’s lack, averaging 71. 5 yards per game and netting a season-low 18 yards last Sunday in the 31-23 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Wide receiver Roddy White (hamstring/ankle), running back Jason Snelling (ankle) and linebacker Stephen Nicholas (thigh) did not participate in exercise. White also sat out last week’s game with his injury.

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