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ST. LOUIS, Mo. (AP) -- The St. Louis Rams appear to have options in easing the workload on running back Steven Jackson.
Jackson remains the feature back but he might find himself getting fewer carries -- and fewer bumps and bruises -- after recording 70 percent of the team's carries the past seven seasons.
St. Louis took two backs in this year's draft, grabbing Isaiah Pead with the third of three second-round picks and Daryl Richardson in the seventh round.
Pead has been especially impressive during training camp. He ran with the first team Wednesday while Jackson rested and seems cemented in the No. 2 spot, with Richardson behind him.
Both should see plenty of playing time Sunday when the Rams open the preseason at Indianapolis.
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The St. Louis Rams appear to have options in easing the workload on running back Steven Jackson.
Jackson remains the feature back but he might find himself getting fewer carries - and fewer bumps and bruises - after recording 70 percent of the team's carries the past seven seasons.
St. Louis took two backs in this year's draft, grabbing Isaiah Pead with the third of three...
ST. LOUIS -- Here Isaiah Pead stands, yards behind Steven Jackson as the ninth-year veteran cradles a pass from reserve quarterback Tom Brandstater during drills at Rams Park, the rookie resembling the lightning to Jackson's thunder.
"Of course, we're two different types of running backs," says Pead, all of 5-feet-10, 197 pounds. "But you can always learn...
ST. LOUIS This is a moment Lance Kendricks will work to forget.
Its early in a drill Wednesday at Rams Park. The second-year St. Louis Rams tight end jogs toward the middle of a practice field, churning and grinding and laboring with his 6-foot-3, 247-pound tank of a frame while trying to leave a positive impression on new offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer.
Rookie Janoris Jenkins draws a vivid description of how he wants to play cornerback for the St. Louis Rams.
''I play like a ninja, an assassin,'' Jenkins said Thursday after practice at Rams Park. ''I love to be around the ball. I'm quick and physical. I just play the position with a chip on my shoulder.''
The 5-foot-10, 193-pound Jenkins has...
EARTH CITY, Mo. (AP) New St. Louis Rams coach Jeff Fisher admits he is not that familiar with veteran cornerback Bradley Fletcher.
But he likes what he has seen so far.
Fletcher's problem has been staying on the field.
After playing all 16 games for the Rams in 2010 and making 65 solo tackles and four interceptions, he appeared in just four games in 2011 before tearing his...
St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford recently claimed that his ankle still isn’t 100 percent. Head coach Jeff Fisher isn’t concerned about it.
“There’s going to be residual effects from high-ankle sprains, especially when you come back into practice like he is,” Fisher said.
“But we don’t anticipate it to be a problem, and it hasn’t been one. He’s...
ST. LOUIS, Mo. (AP) -- Rodger Saffold is feeling better than at any other time in his NFL career.
The Rams left tackle is relatively healthy after undergoing season-ending surgery to repair a pectoral injury late last season. He practiced Tuesday after sitting out the previous two days with minor soreness in his groin.
Saffold said only when he's forced to reach out for someone...
Do the Rams finally have plan in place to protect Steven Jackson?
For what appears to be the first time since splitting time with Hall of Famer Marshall Faulk the St. Louis Rams appear to have options in easing the workload on running back Steven Jackson.
One year closer to the ominous wall of turning 30 as an NFL running back. Jackson remains the feature back but he might...
By X Ramsondemand.com Jeff Curry/US Presswire It’s still early, and you can only put so much stock in reports coming out of Rams Camp right now, but when reports start
The most intriguing home game on the slate for the Rams this season jumps off the page for a laundry list of reasons. They already will have had a tough first-half schedule leading up to this contest, facing Detroit, Chicago, and Green Bay, along with a couple divisional games against the Cardinals and Seahawks.
After all of that, they will square off with the New England Patriots...