Two more days for Packers-Steven Jackson
October, 29, 2012
By Kevin Seifert | ESPN.com
As you might have heard, Hurricane Sandy has forced the NFL to close its New York City offices and, for now, push back the its trade deadline to Thursday at 4 p.m. ET. That gives us more time to speculate on whether the Green Bay Packers will pursue St. Louis Rams running back Steven Jackson, as ESPN's Adam Schefter and Chris Mortensen reported they might on Sunday.
As we've discussed, the Packers' running game has slipped considerably since Cedric Benson injured his foot last month. Benson's return is at least a month or more away, and according to Mortensen, Packers general manager Ted Thompson has long coveted Jackson and attempted to acquire him before.
Jackson, 29, is due more than $3 million for the rest of the season and can become a free agent after this season.
There's a big difference between coveting a player and pulling the trigger on a deal to acquire him. Now we've got a few more days to determine if Thompson is willing to bridge that chasm. History suggests he will not, but Thompson has stepped out of character a few times already in building the 2012 team.
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