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The week of the draft, the NFL Network's Mike Lombardi reported that Steven Jackson was not happy in St. Louis and wanted a new contract. Rotoworld's Evan Silva went on to report that the Rams would try and shop Jackson during the draft.
Two days later, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch disputed those reports, and the Rams claimed they were not aware of any problems.
The basic thread of that discussion was that the Rams were considering selecting Alabama's Trent Richardson in the draft and that would make Jackson expendable.
Now that the draft is in the rearview mirror, trading away Jackson would be a big mistake. The Rams didn't add a legitimate No. 1 running back this year, but instead continued to build the roster around the solid core they already have. Jackson is a big part of that nucleus.
It looks like everything is OK between Jackson and the Rams, as nothing more has surfaced since the trade rumors were shot down.