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                  === Report: Steven Jackson out 2-4 weeks ===
 
 (Sports Network) - Atlanta Falcons running back Steven Jackson could be facing
 an  extended absence with a thigh injury that knocked him out of Sunday's game
 against the St. Louis Rams.
 
 A  source with  knowledge of the situation told NFL.com that Jackson is "week-
 to-week"  and may miss up to a month. The former Ram left his new team's 31-24
 victory over his old one immediately after making an 8-yard touchdown catch in
 the first quarter.
 
 Atlanta  head coach  Mike  Smith did  disclose to  reporters  on Tuesday  that
 Jackson will not play in the team's Week 3 matchup at Miami.
 
 The  Falcons will  likely  use a  combination of  Jacquizz  Rodgers and  Jason
 Snelling in Jackson's absence, though the duo managed just 36 rushing yards on
 a combined 13 carries against the Rams.
 
 Jackson,  who signed with Atlanta in March after a productive nine-year tenure
 in  St.  Louis, had totaled  77 rushing yards on  14 attempts while making six
 catches for 53 yards over the first two games of the season.
 
 Injuries  are  piling up  for the Falcons,  who also lost  a pair of defensive
 starters   in   end/linebacker  Kroy  Biermann  and  outside  linebacker  Sean
 Weatherspoon  during Sunday's  win. Biermann is out for the season with a torn
 Achilles  tendon, while  Weatherspoon was  placed  on injured  reserve with  a
 designated to return tag Tuesday after sustaining a significant foot sprain.
 
 Additionally,   fullback  Bradie  Ewing  suffered  a  season-ending  separated
 shoulder in Sunday's test.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 09/17 17:11:21 ET