Originally written October 05, 2012 on thepigskinreport.com:
The St. Louis Rams have been preparing for life without their all-time running back rushing leader in Steven Jackson for the past couple of seasons. After all, Jackson is often injured and shows up on the NFL Injury Report far more often than not. He guts it out for the most part, but he could be in the twilight of his career. The Rams are more ready than ever to move on from Jackson in the backfield, having drafted Isaiah Pead and Daryl Richardson in the 2012 NFL Draft. Clearly, this is a team in transition. But now comes the news that the Rams will allow Jackson to void the final year of his contract, making him a unrestricted free agent after this season. While Richardson has looked very impressive, and Pead is expected to have a big impact going forward, it is an absolutely foolish decision for the Rams to let Jackson walk after the 2012 season. Jackson did not each the incentives to void the final year of his deal that should have kept him in a Rams’ uniform through 2013. The i...
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