Bears add Jacquizz Rodgers to backfield-- Tue Mar 31 4:30 pm --
Jacquizz Rodgers has found a new gig.
The 25-year-old running back has signed a deal with the Chicago Bears, the team announced on Tuesday. Rodgers played his first four seasons with the Atlanta Falcons, who selected him in the fifth round of the 2011 NFL Draft.
FF Today's Take:Matt Forte and Ka'Deem Carey lead the running back depth chart in Chicago. Rodgers is an asset out of the backfield as a receiver and is a better than average pass blocker given his smallish size (5-6, 196 lbs). His fantasy value is minimal unless Forte or Carey suffer an injury.
Falcons release Steven Jackson-- Thu Feb 26 8:00 pm --
Team will save $3.75 million against the cap
The Falcons released veteran running back Steven Jackson today, the team confirmed. The team will save $3.75 million against the salary cap with the move. His cap number was slated to be $4.9 million and the dead money against the cap is his prorated signing bonus of $1.1 million.(Atlanta Journal Constitution)
FF Today's Take:Jackson's two-year stay in Atlanta has come to an end. He averaged 3.6 yards per carry after signing a 3-year deal back in March of 2013. The Falcons will move forward with Devonta Freeman and could possibly re-sign Jacquizz Rodgers and/or Antone Smith... both are free agents. The Falcons could also look for running back help in the upcoming draft. Jackson will be 32 in late July.
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