The league’s active leader in rushing yards, RB Steven Jackson, returned to Falcons practice after missing two weeks to a hamstring injury.
After missing 15 days of practice and preseason action due to a hamstring injury, Falcons RB Steven Jackson returned to practice on Tuesday. He was seen working on agility drills in practice but has not run at full speed yet.
Jackson, the Falcons’ big free agent pickup in 2013, who struggled in his first year with the team, suffered a hamstring injury in practice on Monday July 28, which forced him to miss significant time in training camp. He missed four games in 2013 and rushed for a career low 543 yards and 3.5 yards/carry.
A 1st-round pick by the St. Louis Rams in 2004, Jackson is the NFL’s active leader in rushing yards (10,678) and rushing attempts (2,552). Jackson ran for over 1,000 yards in eight consecutive seasons from 2005 to 2012.
Jackson is currently No. 20 on the NFL’s all-time leading rushing list, but needs less than 600 to pass Hall of Famer OJ Simpson on the list.