Steven Jackson will void final year of his contract

Brad Biggs
February 26, 2013

Running back Steven Jackson will void the final year of his contract in order to test free agency but there remains a possibility the St. Louis Rams’ all-time leading rusher will return.

Jackson was due to earn $7 million this coming season and the reality was the Rams were not going to pay him that. But that doesn’t mean the two sides will not be a match in the long run.

Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Jackson, who will turn 30 before the start of the season, could wind up with a team like the Atlanta Falcons, who are expected to shed their own veteran in Michael Turner.

Jackson was the first-round draft pick of the Rams in 2004 and has been a workhorse for them over the course of his career. Ideally, St. Louis will bring him back at a reduced rate and use some of the savings to upgrade other areas of the offense like the line or the corps of wide receivers in need of a significant talent boost.

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