The Atlanta Falcons replaced Michael Turner with another proven, productive running back.
Steven Jackson, the top running back in free agency, agreed to a three-year, $12 million deal with the Falcons on Thursday.
Also getting new deals were backup quarterback Matt Cassel in Minnesota, pass rusher Cliff Avril in Seattle and cornerback Keenan Lewis in New Orleans. The New York Giants signed defensive backs Ryan Mundy and Aaron Ross.
And the Houston Texans were rolling out the red carpet to make their pitch to safety Ed Reed.
Day 3 of the NFL's free agency frenzy was highlighted by the 30-year-old Jackson moving on from St. Louis after his eighth straight 1,000-yard season.
And in Denver, where the Broncos have committed $65.5 million in free agency, Wes Welker was welcomed to town.

NFL Predictions & Picks

Thumbnail Packers vs. Redskins Total Pick Can the Green Bay Packers and Washington Redskins find themselves in a shootout when the two teams collide on Sunday afternoon at 1PM ET?
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Thumbnail Titans vs. Jaguars Total Prediction Are the Jacksonville Jaguars in danger of a letdown performance on Sunday when they host the Tennessee Titans at 1PM ET?