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Mardigras9 10-29-2012 03:43 PM

Packers reportedly interested in acquiring Steven Jackson
 
Packers reportedly interested in acquiring Steven Jackson
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The Packers saw Steven Jackson rush for 57 yards and a touchdown against them on 12 impressive carries in Week 7. Now they have until Thursday before Week 9 to decide whether they want to acquire the Rams' star for their own backfield for the rest of the season.

ESPN reported the Packers are among multiple teams who might be interested in trading for Jackson before the NFL deadline, now extended to Nov. 1 at 4 p.m. ET. He would be their replacement for another aging veteran, Cedric Benson, who is on the shelf with a foot injury.

A Steven Jackson to the Packers trade could be in the works before Thursday's trade deadline. (AP Photo)
Jackson is the same age as Benson, 29, but offers a little more power. Since Benson got hurt, the Packers have been relying on second-year player Alex Green to carry the load, but Green has averaged just 2.9 yards on his 74 carries over the past four games.

This is expected to be Jackson's last year in St. Louis, given he can become an unrestricted free agent in 2013. Moving Jackson now would allow the Rams to get a draft pick in return. The Packers, however, need to decide if it's worth paying approximately $3 million of the $7 million that's owed to Jackson in 2012.

The team has won three straight with Green serving as a 20-plus touch runner and receiver out of the backfield. The 2011 third-round pick from Hawaii also makes only makes $465,000 for all of the season.

Mardigras9 10-29-2012 03:44 PM

Re: Packers reportedly interested in acquiring Steven Jackson
 
We could get into this mix and the packers wouldn't have to spend as much money.

DrewDat 10-29-2012 03:46 PM

Re: Packers reportedly interested in acquiring Steven Jackson
 
Lets Trade Harper And Ingram For A Solid CB Or Safety

Danno 10-29-2012 09:08 PM

Re: Packers reportedly interested in acquiring Steven Jackson
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by DrewDat (Post 453003)
Lets Trade Harper And Ingram For A Solid CB Or Safety

So you wanna trade a solid safety in order to acquire a solid safety?

Crusader 11-01-2012 05:47 PM

Re: Packers reportedly interested in acquiring Steven Jackson
 
Steven Jackson is a guy I wish could win a SB before he calls it quits. He has been such a good player on so bad teams for a very long time and been producing and producing even when people have loaded the box against them.


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