Patriots To Sign RB Steven Jackson

The New England Patriots have a big need at running back due to season-ending injuries to Dion Lewis and LeGarrette Blount, and they're bringing in an experienced veteran to help them in the playoffs. According to ESPN's Josina Anderson, the Pats will sign running back Steven Jackson today:

Jackson worked out for the Patriots last week. He hasn't played this season after spending last year with the Atlanta Falcons, where he rushed for 707 yards and six touchdowns, averaging 3.7 yards per carry.

Lewis suffered a torn ACL in the first week of November, and Blount suffered a hip injury last week. Joey Iosefa led New England in rushing last week, with Brandon Bolden and James White also receiving carries. 

Jackson isn't expected to be the team's lead back, but he'll be used as the team's power and short-yardage back.

The New England Patriots have clinched the AFC East and are 12-2 on the season. Jackson hasn't played in the playoffs since his rookie season with the St. Louis Rams in 2004.

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