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NFL: Falcons lose Steven Jackson. Giants work out Kerry Rhodes


Aug 29, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Falcons running back Steven Jackson (39) runs off the field before the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at the Georgia Dome. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

One could argue the Atlanta Falcons are a few plays away from being 0-2 or even 2-0 for that matter. But at the moment, Atlanta sits at 1-1 with a huge game at the Miami Dolphins this week, but they’ll be without their prized free agent signing from this offseason:

Jackson exited Sunday’s game against the St. Louis Rams with a thigh injury and did not return. Jackson caught an eight-yard swing pass for a touchdown on the opening drive then went to the locker room with what the team is calling a thigh bruise, and it appears it’s much more serious than that mow.

It leaves the Falcons with just Jacquizz Rodgers and Jason Snelling at running back against a Dolphins defense that’s one of the best at defending the run while also rushing the passer.

The New York Giants worked out free agent linebacker Leroy Hill and Jonathan Goff today. The Cincinnati Bengals kicked the tires on Hill last week. Free agent safety Kerry Rhodes worked out for the Giants today.

The Indianapolis Colts have placed starting LG Donald Thomas on injured reserve with a torn quad, ending his season.

The Jacksonville Jaguars are clearly the worst team in the NFL, at least after two weeks, as they look as lifeless and unmotivated as any team in the league right now. It doesn’t help matters that their starting quarterback is out with an injury, and isn’t expected to return this week, and Chad Henne will likely draw his second-straight start.

Gabbert missed last week after needing 15 stitches to close the gash he sustained against Kansas City.

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