The St. Louis Rams and running back Steven Jackson made an adjustment in his contract Dec. 29 that moves the final year of signing bonus proration of $1,899,000 from 2013 to the current league year. The 2013 league year begins March 12.
In the previous Sept. 8 renegotiation, the final year of his contract at $7 million would void if he was on the Rams' roster five days after the Feb. 3 Super Bowl.
The most recent maneuver removes any roster requirement for the possible void and provides Jackson with sole control of the void. That allows the acceleration of the proration.
However, there is no actual savings against the 2013 cap because unused cap space from 2012 carries over to the following year. Prior to the move with Jackson, the Rams had about $2.14 million in salary cap space.
For now, Jackson's salary remains $7 million for 2013. He has said he expects the Rams and his agent to talk and hopefully come to terms on a new contract. The Rams likely want to reduce his salary and cap charge for 2013.