Initial reports favored the Atlanta Falcons in signing free agent running back Steven Jackson. Those rumors cooled over the last 24-36 hours with Green Bay appearing to be in the mix and the favorite. However, Jackson and the Falcons agreed to a three-year, $12 million deal Thursday afternoon. Jackson had 1,042 yards rushing and four touchdowns with the Rams last season. It was his eighth straight season with more than 1,000 yards rushing…all with St. Louis.

He reached out to Rams fans on Twitter thanking them for “believing in me & allowing me to be an integral part of this team for so many years.”

The Falcons just signed former Chiefs tight end Tony Gonzalez ,who wants to come back for one more run at a Super Bowl,and former Mizzou safety William Moore.

Watch as I discuss NFL free agency with Bill Scott of Wisconsin Radio Network.  By the way, thanks to Bill Scott for finding a nice screen shot of me in the middle of a blink!