The Arizona Republic Reports - Holding Out Could Be Costly

The Arizona Republic reports that the St. Louis Rams Steven Jackson holding out could be costly.

Rams running back Steven Jackson has been gambling with his future by refusing to report to training camp in hopes of a getting a new deal.

Entering the final year of his contract, he is demanding a multiyear deal worth more than $20 million in guaranteed salary, but as his holdout entered its second full week, the Rams have made it clear they will not re-enter negotiations as long as Jackson keeps sitting out.

Reportedly, the Rams were ready to make Jackson the fourth-highest paid running back in the league behind Larry Johnson, Clinton Portis and LaDainian Tomlinson. He wouldn’t bite, and now it could end up biting him. (See full story here)

As stated before, the 20 million guaranteed still seems to be the big hold up. Jackson being paid like a top four running back should be enough to get the job done, but with no guaranteed contracts in the NFL Jackson wants and apparently needs his money up front.

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