Steven Jackson to sign with Patriots

— -- The New England Patriots, who have been ravaged by injuries at running back this season, will sign free agent Steven Jackson to a one-year deal Monday, a source told ESPN's Josina Anderson.

Jackson, 32, met with the Patriots on Wednesday and worked out with the team on Thursday, sources told ESPN last week. He has not played in the NFL since being released by the Atlanta Falcons in February.

The 6-foot-3, 230-pound Jackson could provide depth to the injury-plagued Patriots, who already have placed running backs LeGarrette Blount and Dion Lewis on season-ending injured reserve this season.

The first-place Patriots (12-2) used a committee at running back in Sunday's victory over the Tennessee Titans, dividing reps among Brandon Bolden, James White and rookie Joey Iosefa, who was promoted from the practice squad Saturday.

A three-time Pro Bowler, Jackson has rushed for 11,388 yards in parts of 11 seasons with the Falcons and the St. Louis Rams. He previously played for current Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels when the two were both with the Rams.