Found April 23, 2012 on Gridiron Grit:
The most pressing need in the upcoming 2012 NFL Draft for the St. Louis Rams is a no-brainer—wide receiver. Photo Credit: St. Louis’ star running back Steven Jackson agrees with this consensus assessment, albeit he’s also said he could be cool with the possible scenario of the team taking Trent Richardson instead. “Well, definitely. Me personally, I think that’s the way we should go in the first round … adding some more tools and talent around Sam so he can definitely show his ability to be an elite quarterback,” Jackson told KFXX Radio in Portland via “But if that guy’s off the board, then you have to play GM—you gotta think what’s the best available, what’s best for us,” Jackson added.  ”So anyone that can be an impact player right away, I think that’s what’s gonna suit best for us and best for Sam,” he added. It’s easy to see why the 6-2, 240-pound workhorse would feel this way. In eight seasons, Jackson, 28, has carried the

Report: Rams to shop RB Jackson

Report: Steven Jackson wants a new contract

According to Michael Lombardi of the NFL Network via, St. Louis Rams running back Steven Jackson wants a new contract. He’s scheduled to make $7 million in both 2012 and 2013. Lombardi believes the Rams will try to draft Alabama’s Trent Richardson as soon as possible in order to get rid of Jackson. “The problem with Steven Jackson is he wants to redo his contract...

Rams shopping Steven Jackson

As the NFL Draft approaches were hearing about more and more veteran players hitting the market. Now we get word that the St. Louis Rams are shopping running back Steven Jackson. It’s actually no surprise after yesterdays news that Jackson wants to redo his contract, it’s something the team just can’t do. So what can the team expect to get in return? Who may show interest...

Rams shoot down Steven Jackson trade rumors

According to Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the St. Louis Rams have made it clear they were unaware that running back Steven Jackson is looking for a new contract. So any rumors of the Rams possibly trading Jackson look like they’re false. Thomas indicated that those who are close to Jackson have said that he doesn’t want a new contract, but would rather like an...

Bradley Fletcher coming back from injury

Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that St. Louis Rams cornerback Bradley Fletcher is ahead of schedule in his recovery from a torn ACL he suffered in practice during week five of last season.  Fletcher participated in the Rams mini-camp last week, although it was on a limited basis. “I’m ahead of schedule right now and things are going well,” said Fletcher...

Rams have 3 of top 39 picks

The St. Louis Rams and new coach Jeff Fisher have three of the top 39 picks in the NFL draft that begins Thursday night. The Rams pulled off a blockbuster deal with the Redskins, who were so desperate to get quarterback Robert Griffin III that they gave up the No. 6 pick along with their second-rounder, in addition to first-rounders in 2013 and 2014. More picks means more chances...

Rams: RB Jackson 'doing great'

The St. Louis Rams did their best to stamp out a rumor the day before the draft, saying running back Steven Jackson is not unhappy with his contract. The Rams also say they're not interested in trading the two-time Pro Bowler. Jackson is coming off his seventh straight 1,000-yard season, and has two years to go on a deal that'll pay him about $7 million in 2012. '&...

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Rams have 3 of top 39 picks to fill roster holes

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- During his year away from the NFL, Jeff Fisher fulfilled a bucket list item by climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. Now comes Fisher's best opportunity to clear the foothills in his latest uphill venture. The St. Louis Rams have three of the first 39 picks in the draft thanks to the blockbuster deal they pulled off with the Redskins, who were so desperate to land quarterback...

NFL Rumors: Rams to Shop Jackson, in Hunt for Richardson

The Washington Redskins continue to haunt the Cleveland Browns during the off-season. Per NBC Sports’ Evan Silva, The St. Louis Rams will reportedly shop long-time running back Steven Jackson this week as the 29-year-old bruising back is allegedly unhappy with his current contract. If Jackson is moved – with the reported price being a mid-round pick due to age, contract and...
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