By late last month, the Atlanta Falcons appeared to be picking up momentum as the favorites to land free-agent running back Steven Jackson after he voided the final year of his contract with the St. Louis Rams.
The Rams reportedly were offering Jackson only half of the $7 million salary that he already had voided. More problematic, though, was the prospect of a reduced role with Isaiah Pead and Daryl Richardson ready to eat into his playing time. Jackson certainly sounds like his days in a Rams uniform are gone.
"I understand the business side of it," Jackson recently told Sirius XM NFL Radio. "I still have a great relationship with the (Rams') organization, and one day I'll be going back there."
Although sources close to Jackson tell the Post-Dispatch that his agent's phone was relatively quiet Saturday, the Falcons aren't the only playoff team interested in signing him.@ChrisWesseling.