The Steven Jackson trade rumors are dead, for now at least. The St Louis Rams pushed back via the PD on the notion that their star running back has been clamoring for a new contract and that the team would shop him on draft weekend.
It's certainly a plausible denial. As I've said before, Jackson is not a cap burden to the team and would not prevent them from drafting Trent Richardson, if they have the opportunity to do so.
That said this is that time of year where even the rumors get rumors around them and grow warts too.
The possibility of the team looking to trade trade up, moving to the Vikings second spot, also appears slim. Jim Thomas largely dismisses the possibility as too expensive a proposition for the Rams to consider. That depends, I suppose, how enamored they are with Trent Richardson. Trading up with Cleveland might do the trick as well.
Then again, trading down is a more realistic option. Confused? Yes, you are, because the draft is tomorrow and the only thing in the air more plentiful than pollen is nonsense from "league sources."