Steven Jackson will void his contract it seems. Jackson will reportedly void the contract to become a free agent and leave the St. Louis Rams. According to the report from Tuesday (Feb. 26), Jackson would make $7 million in salary were he to remain with the Rams. Without an extension ready to go in place, it looks like his time with the Rams might be done.
Jackson is coming off another successful season for the Rams where he rushed for 1,042 yards on 257 carries. The team dipped in the standings, though, and appears very content to move on with two running backs selected in the 2012 NFL Draft. Isaiah Pead and Daryl Richardson are ready to take over most of the carries, with Richardson posting 475 yards and an average of 4.8 yards per carry last season.
During his time in the NFL, Jackson has rushed for more than 1,000 yards eight times and has accrued 10,135 total rushing yards. He certainly has a lot to offer still, possibly making him an important player for a new team in the 2013 NFL season and beyond. He is one of the bigger names looking to hit the open market at the running back position, but he still has not played for a team that has actually found success.
If Steven Jackson does void his contract like expected, he will become a free agent on March 12. Jackson still seems like a viable option in fantasy football as well, but that could depend on which team he signs a new deal with.
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