Originally posted on Football Nation  |  Last updated 2/27/13
The St. Louis Post Dispatch is reporting that Steven Jackson will void the final year of his contract to become a free agent.Pushing Jackson in this direction may be what the St. Louis Rams wanted as they have given indications they would release Jackson before the 2013 season. For what reason is a mystery.Jackson would be entering the final year of a 6-year $44.8 million dollar deal. The cap hit for 2013 is $7 million.This is where it makes no sense from the Rams perspective. Jackson is the best player on the team. Beyond his physical prowess as a tailback he brings leadership, a work ethic, and a tenacity second to none and one the young St. Louis Rams could learn from. These attributes are not running rampant in St. Louis.Jackson has had at least 1,350 yards from scrimmage each of the past five years. If you saw him run in 2012, he hasn't lost anything, finishing every run hard. He is the Rams all time leading rusher. Jackson averaged 4.4 and 4.1 yards per carry each of the past ...
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