Former Bills and Seahawks running back Fred Jackson still hopes to return to the NFL and suit up for a team in need.
Jackson, 36, has not played since carrying the ball 26 times for 100 yards during the 2015 season with the Seahawks. It seemed like his career was over, but Jackson is not ready to give up just yet.
Vick did not spend his entire career with the Falcons, but did play six seasons with the team that selected No. 1 overall in 2001. Unfortunately, his legacy is tainted by a brutal dog-fighting scandal that led to prison time for the dynamic signal caller.
Neither player will sign a contract or take a current roster spot to signify their retirement with the organization.
“We do not need a contract in place to consider them a part of our family and honor their decision to retire as a Falcon,” Blank said.
Despite an astonishing loss to the Patriots in the Super Bowl last season, the Falcons enter this season optimistic and poised to contend once again.
With Matt Ryan throwing to Julio Jones, and Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman manning the backfield, Atlanta should, at the very least, have one of the more explosive offenses in the league.
Sporting News reported last week that the NFL Players Association is looking beyond its immediate membership in shaping a proposal to revamp the league’s marijuana ban. The union wants to work with spouses and other family members of players to insure marijuana would be used properly for pain management.
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