The St. Louis Post-Dispatch is reporting sources as saying the Rams have no plans to trade or cut running back Steven Jackson if they were to pick up Alabama running back Trent Richardson. The likelihood that Richardson would fall all the way down to number six seems highly unlikely. With Cleveland parting ways with Peyton Hillis, expect the Browns to pick up Richardson at four.
Jackson enters his ninth season and will turn 29 in July. He has two years left on his current contract and is due to make $7 million in both 2012 and 2013. Sources familiar with Jackson said he does not have a problem with his current contract. In fact, he would be interested in a contract extension, because he wants to retire as a Ram and feels like he has more than two years left as a player.
If the Rams could somehow land Richardson, that would give the offense an potent 1-2 running back punch.