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Steven Jackson likely not to return to St. Louis

Steven Jackson's role with the Rams moving forward was the main reason he voided his contract, and now it's sounding like he might not return.


The notion of Steven Jackson coming back to the St. Louis Rams is not sounding to good right about now. ESPN's NFC West blogger, Mike Sando, wrote that Jackson has emotionally moved on from the Rams.

In an interview with Sirius NFL Radio, Jackson said his decision to void his contract was not about the money – and we knew that – but because of what his role would be moving on with the team.

Steven said that he had a "very open discussion, very heart-to-heart," with the Rams' brass and "that’s where the disagreement comes in." The Rams plan on going into the season with a running back by committee approach, headlined by last years draft picks Daryl Richardson and Isaiah Pead. The Rams also have Terrance Ganaway as a big/power back.

Jackson continued onto say that, at this point in his career, he still has plenty left in the tank and he is not ready to step back into the primary backup role.

Probable destinations mentioned are Atlanta, Green Bay, and Denver. All of these teams have established offenses. AxJax might be the missing piece.

As a fan who has only known Marshall Faulk and Steven Jackson as Rams running backs, I will dearly miss Jackson. The man was – still is – the epitome of a professional and class act, much like former Rams Isaac Bruce and Torry Holt. I wish Jackson luck, wherever he lands.