Jacquizz Rodgers is not sure how the carries will be split with the addition of free-agent signee Steven Jackson, D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
Last season, Michael Turner handled 66.4 percent of the carries by Falcons running backs (222 of 334 carries). Rodgers had 28.4 percent (94 carries) and Jason Snelling had 5.2 percent (18 carries).
Jackson had 70.4 percent of the St. Louis Rams carries (257 of 365) by a running back in 2012.
“When I get in the game, I’m going to try to make my plays and try to get my number called more often,’ Rodgers said after last Tuesday’s minicamp practice. “I’ll try to make every carry and every catch count.”
Rodgers, who’s set to enter his third year in the league, plans to learn as much as he can from Jackson.
“It’s always good to have an older guy around,” Rodgers said. “You can watch how they carry themselves. He’s a guy who’s had success in the league for a long time. So, you just watch the little things that he does in practice, the way he works and tries to get better and better each day. That helps the young guys, like me, out.”