The Green Bay Packers were reportedly discussing a three-year contract with free agent running back Steven Jackson on Wednesday. A deal with Jackson was actually part of an ESPN tweet Wednesday afternoon but that tweet was quickly deleted. Jackson rushed for 1,042 yds last season with the St. Louis Rams, averaging 4.1-yards per carry. He’s rushed for 1,000 yards or more in eight straight seasons and averaged around 45 catches a year during his career.
There doesn’t appear to be a lot of interest for Jackson. Besides the Packers, the Atlanta Falcons are the other team that have shown interest in his services. He turns 30 in July and is nearing 2,400 carries (2,395) for his career. The Rams were talking with Jackson’s representatives during the NFL Combine. He did not pick up his option year for his contract worth $7 million. Had he done so, the Rams would have been forced to cut him.
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