Nine carries in preseason plenty for Jackson -

Nine carries in preseason plenty for Jackson

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Nine carries in August is plenty for Steven Jackson, the Pro Bowl running back for the St. Louis Rams.

Still, Jackson says he understands that a little playing time could help develop timing with rookie quarterback Sam Bradford in Thursday night's game against the Baltimore Ravens.

Coach Steve Spagnuolo said Monday he hadn't finalized the plan for the Ravens game, but anticipated the first team offense and defense would get some playing time.

The Rams would have given Jackson a light workload in the preseason even if he had not been coming off surgery to repair a herniated disk in April. He's totaled 42 yards on those nine carries for a 4.7-yard average, and the Rams have scored touchdowns on both possessions he's played.

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