Originally written on Fox Sports Midwest  |  Last updated 11/1/12
ST. LOUIS - The man with an unknown future carried on without a care in the world. A huddle broke to close the St. Louis Rams' practice Wednesday, and Steven Jackson walked toward the locker room with a helmet in his left hand. Little about the moment was a surprise: There was the same grin from the ninth-year veteran as he chatted with defensive end William Hayes; there was the same personality as big as his 6-foot-2, 240-pound frame; and there was the same poise that comes with seven consecutive seasons with at least 1,000 yards rushing. This was Jackson in full view: Driven on the field and devoted off it. With time, he moved past a door, his demeanor typical but his situation uncommon. Thursday afternoon marks the NFL trade deadline. The 29-year-old has been mentioned as a possibility for a number of teams curious to see how much tread the workhorse running back has left: Arizona Cardinals, Pittsburgh Steelers, Dallas Cowboys and Green Bay Packers are reportedly among them. ...
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