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Rams, Steven Jackson agree to void contract following 2012 season

Scott Kane-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire

The Rams announced running back Steven Jackson's contract will be voided after the 2012 season, leaving him available in free agency in 2013.

According to Turf Show Times writer Ryan Van Bibber, Jackson has one year left on the six-year deal he signed in 2008, and is owed $7 million for this season.

Jackson has an outside chance at eclipsing the 10,000 career rushing yards mark, a feat only 26 other running backs in history have achieved. He sits at 9,288 entering Thursday's game against Arizona.

Jackson will suit up against the Cardinals, after struggling with the same groin injury he's had much of the last few years. Those struggles could be part of the reason the team is possibly choosing to say goodbye to Jackson, the player the Rams selected with the 24th overall pick of the 2004 NFL Draft.

Jackson turns 30 before training camp in 2013 begins. The Rams could still choose to bring him back at a reduced salary, but he would almost certainly be utilized as part of a rotation alongside younger backs Daryl Richardson and Isaiah Pead.