The Facts: The Patriots signed Jackson Monday. The 32-year-old, who has more than 11,000 career rushing yards and 68 rushing touchdowns, last played for the Falcons back in 2014.
Diehards Line: In his prime, Jackson was a legitimate dual-threat back and while he likely cannot pick up the Dion Lewis section of the playbook and burn a Nickel linebacker on a wheel route, his versatility should aid a Patriots offense constantly trying to cope with the loss of star power. The Patriots also inked Montee Ball to their practice squad last week, though they ended up promoting fullback Joey Iosefa to the active roster ahead of Sunday's game against the Titans. Iosefa went on to lead the team with 56 yards rushing.