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Jeff Fisher: Things “look good” with Steven Jackson

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Rams running back Steven Jackson can void his $7 million option for the 2013 season and move to any other team that makes him an offer in free agency, but he’s given no indication that he wants to leave St. Louis.

There also has been a lot of noise from the Rams side about keeping Jackson around, although they’d like to do it at a team-friendlier salary than $7 million. Coach Jeff Fisher reiterated the team’s desire to remain in the Jackson business on Friday at the combine and said that talks are underway with Jackson’s agent to make that happen. Even better, those talks are apparently going well.

“We’ve had discussions with Eugene Parker, and thus far things look good,” Fisher said, via the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. “I think it’s identifying what both sides want moving forward. ‘Jack’ knows how I feel about him and that we want him back. But we’ve got time. We’ve got a few more weeks and we’ll see where it goes.”

If Jackson is going to give up $7 million, he’ll likely be looking for a commitment beyond the current season, although the Rams probably don’t want to go too far with a guy who turns 30 in July. Given the interest on both sides, though, it seems like an agreement is there to be made to keep Jackson in the only NFL uniform he’s ever worn.

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8 Responses to “Jeff Fisher: Things “look good” with Steven Jackson”
  1. clarkisgod says: Feb 23, 2013 9:29 AM

    Please consider GB before you do that Steven, please!

  2. rammdog69 says: Feb 23, 2013 9:55 AM

    @clarkisgod..While I’ll admit the Packers have a better QB (right now), Jack would be better served staying with the Rams because he knows Fisher’s got them going in the right direction and their defense is better the Pack’s and going to be even better this coming year. Obviously, I want what is best for Steven because he’s been a team player and would like to go out on top…so if he does leave, I will not have any hard feelings towards him.

  3. mysterytonite says: Feb 23, 2013 10:10 AM

    It would behoove Jackson to stay where he is since nobody in their right mind would pay him 7 million next year.

  4. clarkisgod says: Feb 23, 2013 10:37 AM

    @rammdog69.. While I’ll admit the Packers have a better QB (right now)…. Are you kidding? I sure hope so.

  5. bkh405 says: Feb 23, 2013 11:32 AM

    If they can keep Amendola and Jackson together, I can easily see Bradford making a leap into the top 10 QB rankings. They finally have some continuity, Givens has a rapport with the guy, and Brian Quick could become the outside threat they desperately need.

    They sti need an extra piece or two on the O-line, but new line Coach Boudreau had them playing their asses off last season. Moving on up NFCW.

  6. fuglyflorio says: Feb 23, 2013 11:33 AM

    That’s a lot of cap dollars to spend on a declining RB.

  7. bribos says: Feb 23, 2013 12:17 PM

    bkh used the important word…continuity…when considering the team going forward with Bradford at qb. It will be huge for him to NOT go to bed every night worrying about the 20 new things he will have in front of him the next day. Familiarity with the system will have him a little more at ease from the start. And with that comfort will come confidence.
    When do the ota’s start again?
    CAN’T WAIT!!!

  8. vikingsvoice says: Feb 24, 2013 9:37 AM

    if Jackson gives up seven million it’s not for more money its for a ring

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