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Rams, Steven Jackson's Agent Expected To Meet At Combine
The much-anticipated meeting between the Rams and Steven Jackson’s agent is expected to take place sometime during the NFL Scouting Combine, Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports citing league sources.
Jackson, the Rams’ three-time Pro Bowl running back, is expected to void the final year of his contract and thus become a free agent, Jackson has until March 12 to make that decision. The Combine-week meeting may shed light on that decision, and may also provide an indication of how far the Rams are willing to go financially to keep him in St. Louis.
Jackson is scheduled to make $7 million in base salary in 2013 under his current contract, as much as they’d like to see Jackson in a Rams uniform, the Rams can’t afford to keep him under contract at that figure. They are currently a couple of million dollars over the salary cap, and need to free up cap space to re-sign some of their own free agents, sign outside free agents, and sign their upcoming draft class, as a practical matter, there is some concern about committing $7 million to a running back who will turn 30 this coming summer.
Source: The Redzone
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