Mike Lombardi: St. Louis Rams RB Steven Jackson Wants a New Contract

Justin GibsonCorrespondent IIIApril 23, 2012

PITTSBURGH, PA - DECEMBER 24:  Steven Jackson #39 of St. Louis Rams runs with the ball while attempting to evade a tackle from Lawrence Timmons #94 of the Pittsburgh Steelers during the Christmas Eve game on December 24, 2011 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
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St. Louis Rams running back Steven Jackson wants a new contract and is "not happy where he is," according to NFL Network's Michael Lombardi.

While on Bill Simmons' "B.S. Report," Lombardi said Jackson wants to redo his contract with the Rams and is not happy with his current situation. Lombardi went on to say he expects the Rams to draft Alabama running back Trent Richardson as "quickly as they could."

Lombardi also said the Minnesota Vikings are attempting to get the Rams to trade up to the No. 3 spot to grab Richardson.

Bleacher Report featured columnist Shane Gray reported on his personal website this weekend that a source close to him said Jackson expects to be traded if the Rams draft Richardson.

However, Jackson told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch four days ago that he would not only be fine with the Rams drafting Richardson, but he would also be willing to mentor the young running back.

Jackson is owed $7 million this season and in 2013. He will become an unrestricted free agent after the 2013 season.

The 29-year old centerpiece to the Rams offense signed a six-year contract worth up to $49 million in 2008 after holding out for several months. He initially signed a five-year, $7 million contract as a first-round pick in 2004.