Steven Jackson agrees with Falcons

Updated: March 14, 2013, 10:56 PM ET
Associated Press

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Falcons found their replacement for Michael Turner on Thursday by agreeing to terms with Steven Jackson, considered the top free-agent running back, on a three-year, $12 million deal.

The 29-year-old Jackson had 1,042 yards rushing and four touchdowns with the Rams last season. It was his eighth straight season with more than 1,000 yards rushing.

"I think this is a very big signing for us," Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff told The Associated Press. ...

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