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  • Jackson Questionable; Sore Back "Hasn't Calmed Down"

    12.04.2009 1:42 pm
    Jackson questionable; sore back “hasn’t calmed down”
    By Bill Coats
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch

    Just like last Friday, St. Louis Rams running back Steven Jackson is listed as questionable on the injury report. Under NFL guidelines, that means his chances of playing Sunday at Chicago are 50-50.

    Jackson’s sore back “just hasn’t calmed down to where we want it, and we certainly don’t want to reaggravate it,” coach Steve Spagnuolo explained after Jackson completed a second full week in succession without practicing.

    After warming up last Sunday, Jackson felt good enough to go, and he wound up rushing 23 times for 89 yards and catching five passes for 27 yards in the 27-17 loss to Seattle. It might be more difficult to get loose at Soldier Field, where Sunday’s high temperature is expected to be in the upper 30s and the wind always is strong.

    Notes & quotes:

    *Friday’s practice was held outdoors at Rams Park, with snow flurries swirling about. It was good preparation for Sunday, Spagnuolo noted. “I thought the weather cooperated perfectly. I hope it helps us in the game,” he said.

    *C Jason Brown (knee) and G Richie Incognito (foot) are expected to be in the lineup vs. the Bears. They are listed as probable on the injury report.

    *QB Marc Bulger (knee), T Jason Smith (concussion) and FB Mike Karney (neck) have been ruled out.

    *In franchise history, the Rams are 106-106-2 in December.

  • #2
    Re: Jackson Questionable; Sore Back "Hasn't Calmed Down"

    Well, I'm confused on Jackson's status, I'm gessing the Bears are too.

    Good to see Brown and Cogs as probable.


    • #3
      Re: Jackson Questionable; Sore Back "Hasn't Calmed Down"

      this can be a winnable game on Sunday, but I hope we don't push our entire offense back onto the field too early and risk re-aggravation. I'm glad I don't have to make these decisions.


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        by r8rh8rmike
        12.03.2009 4:21 pm
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        By Jim Thomas
        St. Louis Post-Dispatch

        Coach Steve Spagnuolo held out hope Wednesday that St. Louis Rams running back Steven Jackson would be able to practice Thursday. That didn’t turn out to be the case as Jackson was a no-go for the second day in a row.

        But as was the case last week, Jackson told reporters Thursday that he fully expected to play this Sunday. The Rams take to the road for the first time in a month for a noon kickoff in Chicago.

        “I feel better than (Wednesday),” Jackson said. “Last week, it was a new injury. So it flared up really bad. But I was able to do some walk-through today. I’m studying film, still preparing as though I’m playing Sunday. So if I don’t play, I’ll be more surprised than anybody.”

        RT Jason Smith (concussion) and FB Mike Karney (neck) also did not practice Thursday, with both players almost certainly about to miss their second straight game.

        But C Jason Brown (knee), after missing the first practice of his career Wednesday, returned Thursday and got a lot of work in although officially listed as limited participation on the Rams’ injury report. LB James Laurinaitis (shoulder) and RG Richie Incognito (foot) also were limited participation, but they also got a lot of work Thursday.

        QB Marc Bulger (shin bone) already has been ruled out.
        -12-03-2009, 11:29 PM
      • r8rh8rmike
        Back Spasms Keep Jackson Out Of Practice
        by r8rh8rmike
        11.25.2009 2:18 pm
        Back spasms keep Jackson out of practice
        By Bill Coats
        St. Louis Post-Dispatch

        St. Louis Rams running back Steven Jackson, the No. 2 rusher in the NFL, sat out practice Wednesday because he was suffering spasms in his lower back. Coach Steve Spagnuolo said Jackson would be evaluated daily.

        “It’s day to day,” Jackson said. “Anyone that’s had any back problems knows that it’s just one of those things where you’ve got to wait it out. There’s really nothing you can do. I’ve spent countless hours (at Rams Park) since Sunday, trying to get it back together. Hopefully it’ll release a little bit and allow me to practice.”

        Jackson, who had a similar problem a couple of years ago, said he’s “expecting to play Sunday” when the Seahawks visit the Edward Jones Dome.

        Also skipping practice were fullback Mike Karney (neck), tackle Jason Smith (concussion), punter Donnie Jones (illness) and, of course, quarterback Marc Bulger (leg), who will be sidelined three to six weeks. Guard Richie Incognito (foot), who has missed three games, did some individual work.
        -11-25-2009, 10:49 PM
      • OldSchoolRamFan
        Rams' Jackson expects to be full speed Sunday
        by OldSchoolRamFan
        ST. LOUIS -- Rams running back Steven Jackson spoke to the fans again Thursday but this time there was no discussion of ticket sales or the Edward Jones Dome atmosphere.
        Instead, Jackson wanted to reassure Rams fans that his sore groin is fine and he will be at full speed Sunday when St. Louis meets Buffalo.
        "My groin is fine. ... Sunday it won't be a problem," Jackson said. "I practiced today. I practiced yesterday. Just being able to practice is quite different than last year when I was unable to do anything."
        Jackson, of course, is referring to Sept. 23, 2007, when he injured his groin in a loss to Tampa Bay. That injury cost him the next four games and nearly prevented him from reaching 1,000 yards rushing for the third consecutive season.
        Soon after Jackson missed parts of Wednesday's practice because of the groin soreness that began to plague him Sunday night after the loss to Seattle, there were questions about Jackson's ability to play through the pain.
        That's why Jackson felt compelled to let everyone know he's healthy and ready to carry a full load against the Bills.
        "I'm going to go out there and play hard and it's not going to be an excuse if we win or lose or however I perform," Jackson said.
        Officially, Jackson is listed as limited participation on the injury report, but he participated in more portions of practice Thursday than Wednesday. The only difference for Jackson is being in a huddle with Trent Green handling quarterback duties instead of Marc Bulger.
        Bulger has been Jackson's quarterback in each of his four seasons in the league and though injuries have separated the two at times, Bulger and Jackson have a good relationship.
        "Playing with Marc for a number of years now, it's going to be a little difficult, it's going to be different," Jackson said. "I have got to get used to the snap count, the play calling."
        While Jackson was making sure everyone knew his groin injury isn't serious and that he'll be ready for Sunday's game, defensive end Leonard Little was quietly making his return.
        Little injured his hamstring in the season opener against Philadelphia and has been inactive the past two games. But Little completed a full practice for the first time since the preseason and coach Scott Linehan believes there's a good chance his top defensive end will be back against Buffalo.
        "I'm really positive with his progress," Linehan said. "I wasn't sure last week. This week we just want to be a little conservative about it, but after two good days, it's been nice and warm out here and that helps. He seems to be really doing well."
        Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press
        This story is from's automated news wire.
        -09-26-2008, 12:36 PM
      • r8rh8rmike
        Rams Report: Jackson Will Skip Scrimmage
        by r8rh8rmike
        Rams Report: Jackson will skip scrimmage

        By BILL COATS | Posted: Saturday, August 7, 2010

        Font Size: Default font size Larger font size Share Steven Jackson, the St. Louis Rams' Pro Bowl running back, won't participate in tonight's scrimmage at Lindenwood University. Jackson, coming off back surgery, also sat out practice this morning.

        "No alarms here. That was part of the program that (trainer) Reggie (Scott) and I decided way back," coach Steve Spagnuolo said. "This gives him 48 hours to make sure we’re OK. He’ll be back on Monday."

        No practice is planned for Sunday.

        So far, Jackson has had no problems with his back during training camp. "He seems to be fine," Spagnuolo said. "He said to Reggie the other day that it feels exactly where it should be. He does want to push it a little bit next week, and we’ll do that. But I think he’s right about on track."
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      • RamWraith
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        by RamWraith
        By Bill Coats
        St. Louis Post-Dispatch

        Steven Jackson’s quest to get back into the lineup for Sunday’s game at San Francisco has hit a snag. After taking about half the reps in practice Wednesday, Jackson was in sweats and watching from the sideline when practice began Thursday at Rams Park. After a few minutes Jackson went inside, presumably to get treatment on his ailing thigh muscle.

        Apparently the injury didn’t respond well after Wednesday’s workout. We’ll talk with Jackson after practice.

        All for now . . . more later.
        -11-13-2008, 10:45 AM