Steven Jackson Flirted with Retiring

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Steven Jackson Flirted with Retiring
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Steven Jackson was conflicted. The years of losing with the St. Louis Rams had taken a toll. Unless a deal came across his agent’s desk that he liked, he was prepared to do a “Barry Sanders” and walk away from the game. “I was thinking about maybe retiring,” said Jackson, who signed his contract with the Falcons on Friday. “I really considered that. … I really contemplated ‘do I continue to play football’ or ‘do I retire.’ That’s one thing I admire about Barry Sanders.”

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