Steven Jackson close to return

Updated: October 23, 2013, 5:04 PM ET
By Vaughn McClure | ESPN.com

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Atlanta Falcons running back Steven Jackson, sidelined since Week 2 with a hamstring injury, returned to practice Wednesday and expressed optimism about returning to game action as early as Sunday.

Jackson didn't commit to playing against the Arizona Cardinals this weekend but seemed eager to return.

The veteran was asked how close he was to 100 percent.

"I don't think any time after Week 1 you're 100 percent," Jackson said. "I think that I'm ...

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