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Steven Jackson Leads the Way in 'Save the Running Back' Campaign

Kyle Newport@@KyleNewportFeatured ColumnistMarch 9, 2015

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Running backs are no longer valued by NFL teams the way they once were, so veteran running back Steven Jackson wants to do something about it.

That's why Jackson has started the "Save The Running Back" campaign.

Back in the day, running backs like Walter Payton and Emmitt Smith carried the workload for their teams. Now, many squads use a two-back system. That has negatively impacted—in terms of both numbers and money—players who believe that they can be every-down backs.

Jackson, a free agent after being released by the Atlanta Falcons in late February, has taken the initiative to try to save the every-down back. Other running backs around the league will probably love to see something like this.

To help support the cause, visit SaveTheRunningBack.org

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