Tag:Steven Jackson
Posted on: October 3, 2010 11:49 am
Edited on: October 3, 2010 11:51 am

NFC Inactives Week 4

Posted by Will Brinson

Notable ACTIVES:   Steven Jackson, RB, STL*;

*It's been reported that Jackson will not have a heavy load in this game, for those of you concerned with fantasy, etc.

Pierre Thomas, RB, NO -- That means Chris Ivory will get the start for the Saints against the Panthers. It also means that New Orleans will have to lean heavily on a possible-but-maybe-not-completely injured Drew Brees.

Michael Jenkins, WR, ATL -- Jenkins was thought to possibly return as soon as this week, but that's not the case. Barring San Francisco figuring out who/what they are, this shouldn't be a huge deal for a Falcons team that should dominate the 49ers.

Roman Harper, S, NO -- This would probably be a bigger deal if not for Jimmy Clausen being the Panthers starter.

Tony Pike, QB, CAR -- Those pining for the Piking in Carolina (should Clausen suffer the same fate as Matt Moore; a.k.a. being really bad) will have to wait, as Pike's listed as the third QB.

Armanti Edwards, WR, CAR -- The Panthers early investment in the raw talent continues to pay zero dividends.

Reggie Bush, RB, NO -- Duh. Just letting you know.

Garrett Hartley, K, NO -- Ouch, right? John Carney's going to do the kicking. This is only important if the game is close (we get to scrutinize the Saints' decision) or if you own Hartley in fantasy. Drop him, clearly.
Posted on: September 29, 2010 3:21 pm

Big names not practicing today, part II

Posted by Josh Katzowitz

Rams RB Steven Jackson – who strained his groin during Sunday’s win vs. Washington – didn’t practice today, and he told ESPN 101 radio (via sportsradiointerviews.com) in St. Louis this morning that he’s day to day.

“I just got split like a wishbone,” he told the radio station. “That’s pretty much the only way you could describe it. … Soft tissue injuries are day-to-day and week-to-week. Anytime around the league you see a guy having a soft tissue thing, it’s really based on that guy and how fast he recovers. The first step today, and probably will be the rest of the week, is to get the swelling out of there. That’s why you do a lot of icing still, and I’ve got to keep my leg elevated when I’m not doing something.”

Jackson doesn’t know if he’ll play this Sunday vs. Seattle, but he also said that if the game had playoff implications, he’d be on the field and give it his best shot. Let’s face it, that won’t be a problem, because St. Louis won’t play any games with playoff implications any time in the near future.

If Jackson – who rushed 10 times for 58 yards before leaving last week’s game – can’t play, expect Kenneth Darby and Keith Toston (who’s playing with a shoulder injury) to share his carries.

Other notable NFL players not practicing:

- Andre Johnson – As Rapid Reporter Matt Rybaltowski writes, the Houston WR's ankle is improving. That’s from the mouth of coach Gary Kubiak: “He didn’t do anything (today), but he didn’t do anything last Wednesday either.”

- Knowshon Moreno – It doesn’t appear likely the Broncos RB and his bum hamstring will play this weekend against Tennessee, writes the Denver Post. That means Denver will continue to use new acquisition Laurence Maroney.

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Posted on: September 27, 2010 2:28 pm

MRI reveals good news for Steven Jackson

Posted by Andy Benoit
S. Jackson (US Presswire)
In case you were worried about running back Steven Jackson, don’t be. The Rams workhorse (or, battering Ram, if you will), left with a groin injury in the second quarter of the team’s upset win over the Redskins Sunday. Jackson had an MRI Monday and tweeted “It’s only a strain…”

If Jackson had been out, the Rams would have been the first team since the 2003 Atlanta Falcons to lose its entire offense on one play.

The Rams are reportedly giving former Chief/Bengal/Redskin running back Larry Johnson a look. No word on how this news impacts LJ's chances to come in and sit on St. Louis' bench.

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Posted on: September 26, 2010 5:31 pm

Steven Jackson hurts groin

Posted by Josh Katzowitz

Rams running back Steven Jackson injured his groin in the second quarter of the St. Louis-Washington game. After trainers looked at him, he walked off the field under his own power, but he was limping as well.

Jackson made an immediate impact in this game. Four minutes in, he put St. Louis on the scoreboard with a 42-yard touchdown run and helped the Rams take an early 14-0 lead.

On the day, he’s rushed 10 times for 58 yards.

He’s questionable to return to the game.

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Posted on: September 16, 2010 9:33 am

Hot Routes 9.16.10: Video killed the NFL star

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  • We've been discussing how "locker room spies" are beneficial to their new team (although Eric Winston told me he doesn't think Kyle Shanahan will make that big of a difference) and the Giants have the best one of all in Jim Sorgi, who was Peyton Manning's backup for quite a while. (Of course they also have, you know, his brother Eli Manning, but he doesn't know the Colts offense.) Sorgi, however, doesn't think it'll matter. Because it's Peyton.
  • One of Brian Bassett's readers noticed that Kris Jenkins had a tough time making it up the stairs at Cortland. Provided this account is true, well, it kind of makes it seem like he shouldn't have even been on the field for Week 1. Or we should have seen another injury coming.
Posted on: September 7, 2010 12:23 am

Housh didn't get 'beat out', did get recruited

Posted by Will Brinson

New Raven T.J. Houshmandzadeh is a pretty lucky dude. He's getting paid $7 million for being a Seattle Seahawk, but he doesn't have to actually do any work for the 'Hawks to get that money. Instead, he just gets to chase a title with his former ex-rivals turned teammates in Baltimore.

Don't bother telling him that he lost his job in Seattle though -- as he told the Seattle Post-Intelligencer , he does not feel as if he got "beat out."

"Do I think I got beat out?" Housh asked rhetorically. "Of course not. Of course not."

As delusional as that might be (I mean, he got cut by a team just a year after signing a big-time free agency deal), at least the good news is that he didn't bash Pete Carroll or the Seattle organization.

That's probably because he already understands you don't want to make enemies in this league. I assume he knows that based on all the different people that were recruiting him over the past day or so.

Ray Lewis was the guy that won out, according to USA Today .

"Although I had other options and I was seriously considering those, I just couldn't pass this up," Houshamandzadeh said. "Winning is why we play sports.''

Steven Jackson of the Rams, who couldn't, um, offer the same sort of benefit to Housh, tweeted on Monday night that he recruited the wideout for St. Louis and that he "thought [he] convinced TJ to join" the Rams. Word on the street is that Chad Ochocinco was also calling his old friend about possibly coming back to Cincy as well.

Clearly, though, Baltimore offered the best chance to pile up stats and make a run at a Super Bowl win.

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Posted on: August 14, 2010 4:22 pm

Report: Brian Westbrook to join Rams

Posted by Andy Benoit

Longtime Eagles running back Brian Westbrook will sign with the St. Louis Rams on Monday, according to ESPN's Mike Sando.

The veteran free agent had visited with several teams, including the Redskins and Broncos. He's settling on a Rams club that doesn't have a chance at the postseason in 2010, but that can at least offer him a defined third down role behind star Steven Jackson.

Also, Rams offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur spent several years as the quarterbacks coach in Philadelphia. Thus, Westbrook is already familiar with the system.

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Posted on: July 28, 2010 1:11 pm

The Rams really need Steven Jackson to be ready

S. Jackson is expected to be cleared in time for training camp (Getty). Rams coach Steve Spagnuolo said Tuesday he expects RB Steven Jackson to be ready to begin training camp Thursday. But Jackson, who underwent surgery in April to repair a herniated disc in his back, still will have to be cleared by a team doctor before he can take the field for the first time since last year.

“He feels great," Spagnuolo told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch . "Probably only because it's a back (injury), we'll tread lightly. But I think he'll do most everything."

The Rams probably will take it easy with Jackson in regards to preseason games – not that Jackson plays much in exhibition contests, anyway – but Spagnuolo expects Jackson to be ready to go for the start of the regular season.

Without Jackson, the Rams offense could struggle to produce. Assuming Sam Bradford wins the quarterback job, he’ll be a rookie starting in his first season in the NFL. That likely won’t be a pretty picture. Kenneth Darby and Chris Ogbonnaya, the backups to Jackson at RB, have very little experience, and the receiving corps is not exactly filled with big names.

"We want to get (Jackson) ready,” Spagnuolo said. “He wants to go, and he wants to be ready. And we'll have him ready for the opening game.”

--Josh Katzowitz

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