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Steven Jackson practiced for Rams on Tuesday

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With a short week before the Thursday night game against the Cardinals, there probably wasn’t too much hope that the Rams would have running back Steven Jackson doing much at practice this week.

Even though he has been able to play in each of the team’s last two games, Jackson’s been a rare participant in practices since injuring his groin in Week Two against the Redskins. He was listed as a non-participant on Monday’s practice report as well. Given the quick turnaround and the Rams’ obvious hesitancy to push Jackson too far too fast, it seemed like a decent bet that they’d keep things dialed back with so little time to prepare for Arizona.

Things have played out a little bit differently and a little bit more positively for the Rams. Jackson was a limited participant in practice on Tuesday, a level he couldn’t reach in either of the last two weeks despite having an extra day off before the first practice report of the week. That bodes well for his chances of playing on Thursday, obviously, and could be a sign that Jackson’s production could rise after gaining just 84 yards on 29 carries over the last two weeks.

The Cardinals defense, which is allowing 101 rushing yards per game, will have something to say about that, obviously, but a healthy Jackson gives the Rams offense a big shot in the arm.

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6 Responses to “Steven Jackson practiced for Rams on Tuesday”
  1. skinsfanwill says: Oct 3, 2012 9:41 AM

    Who cares. This guy has had the biggest RB potential in the league for years and still hasn’t done crap.

  2. awhartstl says: Oct 3, 2012 9:57 AM

    Ehh, you’re forgetting the line he’s had to run behind all while the team has had next-to-no passing attack. I criticized him for dancing around way too much early in his career but the last few years he’s done everything he could possibly do to help the team succeed.

  3. rangers84 says: Oct 3, 2012 10:12 AM

    skinsfanwill says:
    Oct 3, 2012 9:41 AM
    Who cares. This guy has had the biggest RB potential in the league for years and still hasn’t done crap.

    ——————–

    Rams all time leading rusher and 7 straight 1000 seasons. Has stayed loyal to the organisation through some truly awful teams

    Not bad for a player that ”hasn’t done crap”

  4. oneandonlyramsfaninpa says: Oct 3, 2012 10:23 AM

    this guy does everything he can with what he has to play with. and he won games for us when everyone else didn’t contribute, he is one of the best RB in the league! just doesn’t have the # because of the surrounding team. glad he will play cause we need him to win

  5. sundayisthebestday says: Oct 3, 2012 10:28 AM

    Year in and year out, Jackson has always been a beast. The guy has been the Rams’ only weapon for years with no Oline to speak of, defenses consistently stack the box against him, he plays through injuries, and he still tops 1,000 yards rushing each year.

  6. bkh405 says: Oct 3, 2012 11:02 AM

    They had Martz in the booth for the game on Sunday and he was saying how it was a shame the Rams hadn’t put more around Jackson to help the team out.
    I laughed because he was guilty of doing that same thing for 6 years. Thanks for nothing Mad Mike.

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