According to a Monday evening report by D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Pittsburgh Steelers are one of five teams that “covet” free agent running back Steven Jackson, who recently voided the final year of his contract with the St. Louis Rams.
Ledbetter uses the term “reportedly” in his story, but he doesn\’t point to where those reports are. What does that mean? It means that his report doesn\’t hold any water.
I hate to burst your bubble, but the Steelers do not have the cap space to “covet” a 30 year-old Jackson, who will be wanting pretty decent money. As good as Jackson has been over the course of his career, he has a lot of miles on him.
Sure, there is coveting of Jackson going on by some Steelers fans, you know, the ones that don\’t live in the real world, but not by the Steelers organization.
In case you are wondering, Ledbetter names the Atlanta Falcons, Detroit Lions, Cincinnati Bengals and Green Bay Packers as the other four teams that “covet” Jackson, reportedly. I can\’t speak to the level of covetousness of those four teams.
Move along now, as there is nothing to see here and certainly no coveting going on.