Snelling emerging as candidate to back up Steven Jackson

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It wasn’t so long ago we heard the Rams might go for a big name option for their backup running back spot, like Reggie Bush or Darren Sproles.

Instead, it appears they may go for a player a little more under the radar.

Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports Jason Snelling and to a lesser extent Jerome Harrison have emerged as options to fill the third-down back role behind Steven Jackson.

Rams G.M. Billy Devaney said on PFT Live in April the Rams have done a poor job getting backups for Jackson, and we’re not sure Harrison would really improve things.  Snelling would be an excellent option; he can do a little bit of everything.

This post got us thinking: We haven’t heard anything about Sproles in free agency yet.  He’s either not a priority for any team out there or perhaps he’s pricing himself too high after getting big money as a franchise player.