Steven Jackson To Quit St. Louis Rams: 3 Teams Who Should Pursue The Star Running Back In Free Agency
According to a report from Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, star running back Steven Jackson will quit the St. Louis Rams. Jackson intends to test the 2013 NFL free-agency market.
Despite coming off a relatively down year and aged 29, Jackson should have no shortage of suitors. On his day, the nine-year pro is arguably the most complete running back in the league.
A natural bruiser between the tackles, Jackson runs with awesome power. He also possesses elite quickness, footwork and agility. Jackson remains an above-average receiver and has an excellent understanding of schemes.
Here are three teams who should seriously consider making Jackson an offer:
Green Bay Packers
The Green Bay Packers still need a quality runner to complement quarterback Aaron Rodgers. The Cedric Benson experiment failed in 2012. Youngsters Alex Green and DuJuan Harris filled in reasonably, but neither appears to be a long-term solution.
A Baltimore Ravens repeat?
Don't bet on it. Literally.
If the oddsmakers in Vegas have their way they won't even make the Super Bowl next season.
In fact they have the current champs listed as only the equal third in the whole AFC.
Once again, despite coming up short again, the favorites have been named as the New England Patriots (7-1). It just seems that as long as Tom Brady is still playing in Foxboro he and his team are the team to beat. At least according to the Vegas people. If they are right on these things they will be playing the San Francisco 49ers (8-1) in New York next February. These two will have beaten out the Denver Broncos (8-1) and Green Bay Packers (10-1) in their respective championship games.
It's pretty fair to say that those four should factor into things next January.
The 2013 NFL Scouting Combine takes place from February 23-26 at Lucas Oil Stadium (Indianapolis Colts Stadium), Indianapolis, Indiana. The NFL Scouting Combine is where more than 300 top football prospects will continue their quest to achieve the NFL dreams. The Combine is the biggest “job interview” for top NFL prospects coming out of College. At this year’s Combine, top College football players will spend four days weighing in; being measured; and will be mentally and physically evaluated. The athletes who participate at the NFL Scouting Combine attend by invitation only. This is where the top-tier football players get to improve their stocks in front of NFL coaches, general managers, and scouts.
The 2013 NFL Scouting Combine workout schedule is as follows:• Saturday, Feb. 23: Tight ends, offensive linemen, special teams• Sunday, Feb. 24: Quarterbacks, running backs, wide receivers• Monday, Feb. 25: Defensive linemen, linebackers• Tuesday, Feb. 26: Defensive backs
Just barely over a month removed from having surgery, to repair a torn LCL and a regraft of his ACL, quarterback of the Washington Redskins Robert Griffin III is well on his way to recovery according to Redskins officials and his surgeon Dr. James Andrews.
"We have him well on his way," Andrews told the NFL Network. "His recovery is way ahead of schedule so far. We don't have to do much but try to hold him back, if you want to know the truth. Our whole mode for him though is to do what is best for his career, not necessarily what is best for the first game next season. So all of that has to be put on hold and let him get well."
It’s very early to be hearing these types of comments, but apparently RG3 is a freak of nature much like Adrian Peterson, who had similar surgery on his knee last year and returned to play all 16 games this season while rushing for over 2,100 yards.
As you will recall, Te’o is under a ton of media scrutiny. Never mind his abysmal performance in the BCS National Championship game, where the Alabama Crimson Tide players ran Te’o roughshod.
Versus the Crimson Tide, Te’o missed tackles. The All-American Fighting Irish linebacker rarely missed tackles during the regular season. He also appeared slow with his reactionary skills, originally a strength for him prior to the BCS Championship.
Instead of fielding questions about the Alabama game, the hoax behind Te’o’s deceased girlfriend will take center stage.