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Rams' Jackson inactive against Cardinals

The Rams have named running back Steven Jackson inactive against Arizona, a move that protects Jackson from his own resolve to play.

JacksonJackson has fought through a herniated disc in his back, finding ways to play on Sundays after missing practice throughout the week.

Jackson surely would have given it a shot against Arizona if left active. Running behind a depleted offensive line was making his job even tougher and exposing Jackson to additional punishment.

Samkon Gado starts for Jackson.