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Steven Jackson could be the guy to help Green Bay get back to the Super Bowl.
The Green Bay Packers do not take many risks in NFL Free Agency. In fact, for the most part, general manager Ted Thompson stays away from it altogether – choosing instead to focus on re-signing the players he has drafted that prove worthy of second or even third contracts.
Yet, sometimes you have to get out of your comfort zone.
Thompson did exactly that last year in the 2012 NFL Draft as he traded up three times to acquire defensive players, including twice in Round 2 of the draft to get the likes of Casey Hayward and Jerel Worthy. Proving that he is willing to go against his norm if he thinks it’s in the best interest of the team.
Now it’s time for Thompson to get bold again as the Packers must do something to address a running game that’s ranked outside the top-20 in rushing yards gained three years running –and the way to do that is by signing St. Louis Rams free agent running back Steven Jackson.
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The Green Bay Packers are among some of the teams interested in Steven Jackson, and reports say they are likely to sign him.
Running back Steven Jackson decided to opt out of his
remaining contract with the St. Louis Rams, a move that made him a free agent.
Now, since the veteran hit the market, the Atlanta Falcons are considered the
frontrunner to land him this offseason, according to Jim Thomas of The St.
Rather than re-signing with his former club, Jackson appears
set to part...
Steven Jackson is one of the top free agent running backs available, and reports say he is “likely” to sign with the Green Bay Packers.
Pro Football Talk reported on Twitter Tuesday that the Packers were the “leaders” to sign Jackson. Packers Report later reported that Jackson is “likely” to sign with Green Bay.
Jackson was a first-round draft pick of the Rams in 2004...
According to Pro Football Talk the Packers are “the current leaders” to sign free agent RB Steven Jackson.
A previous report indicated that the Falcons were already aggressively pursuing Jackson as well.
Jackson, 29, voided his contract from the Rams last week which made him an unrestricted free agent. Jackson went on record saying that he could still be a “bell cow” and...
The Packers should be serious about signing Steven Jackson.
It was an unusual opening day of NFL free agency for Green Bay Packer fans. Normally, there is nothing to be heard from Packers camp during the first few days of the frenzy as the high priced free agents come off the board fast and furious but yesterday was just a little bit different.
Packer fans actually did have some...
According to a Monday evening report by D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Pittsburgh Steelers are one of five teams that "covet" free agent running back Steven Jackson, who recently voided the final year of his contract with the St. Louis Rams.
Ledbetter uses the term "reportedly" in his story, but he doesn't point to where those...
According to PackerReport.com, the Green Bay Packers will likely sign free agent running back Steven Jackson.
Source who talked to Rams says Jackson likely will be signing with #Packers. If that’s out, I apologize. Two with stomach flu here.
— Packer Report (@PackerReport) March 12, 2013
The Packers have been looking for a running game for the past year or so. I’m not sure...
For Ted Thompson, re-signing Greg Jennings and signing Steven Jackson would be his boldest moves. Under Thompson, the Packers almost never sign a big-name free agent or spend big money on players approaching the big three-zero. The ramifications are enormous.
On Tuesday, the NFL free agency period will officially begin and a lot of St. Louis Rams' fans are a bit apprehensive after watching division rivals make big moves via trade on Monday. The Seattle Seahawks brought in Percy Harvin and the San Francisco 49ers acquired Anguan Boldin while the Rams did nothing.
So how do the Rams answer the big moves made by the two teams who made...
Will this duo be back together?
Today at 4 p.m. marks the official start to the NFL Free Agent signing period. There are some big names that many experts expect to change teams such as former Ram Steven Jackson, former Steeler Mike Wallace, and possibly (former) Patriot Wes Welker.
I don't truly care where Jackson and Wallace end up because it neither one has any effect on...