Print and Go Back ESPN.com: NFL Nation [Print without images]

Sunday, December 27, 2009
Rams' Jackson inactive against Cardinals

By Mike Sando

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

Jackson
Jackson 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.