New England Patriots interested in signing RB Steven Jackson

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Despite being in excellent shape as we draw closer to the playoffs, the New England Patriots have had some truly awful luck in 2015.

The Patriots plucked Dion Lewis out of nowhere and turned him into an exciting running back, before losing Lewis - and now LeGarrette Blount - for the season due to injury.

Bill Belichick and New England now need to bring in a new face, and they could be aiming to get a former Pro Bowler.


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According to a report from Ed Werder of ESPN, the Patriots are apparently talking to former St. Louis Rams and Atlanta Falcons star Steven Jackson.

Jackson played for Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels when McDaniels was with the Rams in 2011.

The Patriots are exploring options after starting running back Blount suffered a hip injury during the game against the Houston Texans on Sunday night. Blount looks set to miss the regular season at least, with his post-season fitness a current unknown.

The 32-year-old Jackson had eight straight 1,000-yard rushing seasons from 2005-12. However, his form dipped dramatically over the last few years and averaged 46 yards per game during his time with the Falcons.

The Patriots previously added former Denver Broncos running back Montee Ball to their practice squad on Tuesday. Brandon Bolden and James White are the Pats only current healthy running backs as they enter the business end of the season.

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