Jackson expected to be released

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ATLANTA, GA (The Spread) - It would appear as though Steven Jackson's time in Atlanta is up.

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ESPN Falcons report Vaughn McClure wrote last week that Jackson is likely to be released by the team this offseason. The Falcons can save $3.75 million against the cup by cutting Jackson, who turns 32 in July and isn't a fit for new offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan's zone running scheme.

Jackson has been unproductive since signing with Atlanta two years ago. He's averaged just 3.60 yards per carry since coming over from St. Louis in 2013 and has scored just 13 touchdowns in 27 games while fighting off injuries. In Devonta Freeman, the Falcons have a younger back that is a better fit for what Shanahan wants to do offensively.

According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Falcons are 40/1 long shots to win the 2016 Super Bowl and are 20/1 to win the NFC Conference Championship under new head coach Dan Quinn.

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