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Steven Jackson ruled out vs. Jets

Updated: October 5, 2013, 1:15 PM ET
By Vaughn McClure | ESPN.com

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Atlanta Falcons running back Steven Jackson has been ruled out for Monday's game against the New York Jets because of a hamstring injury, coach Mike Smith said Saturday.

Smith held out hope that Jackson might recover in time to suit up. But the veteran running back was simply an observer at practice throughout the entire week.

Jackson suffered the injury in the first quarter of the Atlanta's Week 2 win over the St. Louis Rams and hasn't practiced since. ...

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