Jackson appears to have some of his explosiveness back early in training camp, according to ESPN's Falcons reporter Vaughn McClure. Jackson suffered from nagging injury concerns, but according to McClure, Jackson "still has a good year in him if he remains healthy. The 31-year old Jackson will compete with Falcons RB Devonta Freeman for touches in 2014, as he endeavors to improve on his 3.45 yards per carry average from last year.
31 is old for an NFL running back. But Jackson showed some decent stuff in the final games of last season. He's not going to be an elite RB1 again, but it's not crazy to suggest, as McClure does, that Jackson could shoulder the brunt of the rushing load in Atlanta one more time this season. For his part, Freeman doesn't appear to be an elite workhorse NFL rusher, so even if he spells Jackson along with Falcons RB Jacquizz Rodgers , don't expect either Freeman or Rodgers to run away with the job singlehandedly. Jackson is a value at his current ADP of 36th running back.