Judging by the comments of St. Louis Rams head coach Jeff Fisher Tuesday, the Green Bay Packers will not be completing a trade for running back Steven Jackson.
According to Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Fisher dispelled any notion of the Rams dealing Jackson.
Fisher says Steven Jackson trade rumors are just that, and that he’s not going anywhere.
— Jim Thomas (@jthom1) October 30, 2012
Also, from the Rams official site:
Fisher also quickly addressed the rumors of a trade of RB Steven Jackson. He said Jackson is “still our running back” and that they aren’t calling anyone to deal him nor are other teams calling about him. It really doesn’t appear Jackson is going anywhere despite the rumors that are out there. Trade deadline is coming before the week is out.
Rumors of the Packers dealing for Jackson began Sunday with ESPN’s Adam Schefter and Chris Mortensen, who reported that the Rams were fielding offers for their ninth-year running back and the Packers were one team who, at least in the past, had shown interest.
I opined Monday that the chances of Green Bay making such a deal for Jackson or Panthers running back DeAngelo Williams were unlikely.
The NFL’s trade deadline is Thursday at 4 p.m. ET.