Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Steven Jackson to opt out of contract, become a free agent

According to Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Rams RB Steven Jackson will opt out of the last year of his contract and become a free agent for the first time in his nine-year career.

Jackson currently holds the Rams franchise record for rushing yards. He has played in the playoffs just once when the Rams made it to the divisional round in his rookie year of 2004.

This move doesn't surprise me. For his entire career, Jackson has played good for a bad team. He deserves to win a Super Bowl before he retires. I wouldn't be extremely surprised if the Packers went after him, as they could use another running back. But I wouldn't count on it. The Packers don't look like they're preparing to buy a title this offseason.

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