Wouldn't make sense for Rams to deal Steven Jackson

If running back Steven Jackson is trolling for a new contract, it’s news to the St. Louis Rams.

Club officials told Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch they are not aware of any contract demands made by the workhorse back.

Jackson, 28, has two years remaining on his current pact. He is due to make $7 million this year and $7 million in 2013.

There has been speculation the Rams could look to move Jackson and draft Alabama running back Trent Richardson. But new coach Jeff Fisher has a host of needs to fill and that doesn’t make a lot of sense from the standpoint the team can likely get another year or two of solid productive from Jackson.

Club officials also indicated to Thomas there was no movement afoot to trade Jackson, who would have marginal value because of his age, wear and tear and contract status. It would make more sense, to us at least, if the Rams worked to beef up their passing game in an effort to develop quarterback Sam Bradford. Of course, some help on defense would be a good idea too.

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