St. Louis Rams running back Steven Jackson and New Orleans Saints wide receiver Marques Colston are both active for their respective games against the Chicago Bears and Kansas City Chiefs. The news regarding Colston is no surprise, since he told Albert Breer he would be playing today against the Chiefs. However, the Saints will “test” his foot in pre-game warm-ups.
It was initially reported that Jackson would not suit up and was a down-to-the-wire game-time decision, but he has suited up and is active for the Bears game. The Rams opponents are without star running back Matt Forte for today’s game.
Just because Jackson is active doesn’t mean that he will play, but he is a tough guy and will likely get a few carries in. Expect backup Daryl Richardson to receive most of the carries in today’s game, especially after his big game against the Washington Redskins last week; he ran for 83 yards on 15 carries. Isaiah Pead should also get a few carries.
According to a report from Adam Schefter on SportsCenter, running back Ryan Mathews will play in today’s game against the Atlanta Falcons in his first game back from a clavicle injury. The San Diego Chargers will probably restrict his workload and ease him back into things, but Mathews is a player who can make his impact known on just a few plays and will likely be receiving more than that due to the subpar backup RBs.
Kellen Winslow Jr. of the New England Patriots is active for his game against the Baltimore Ravens tonight, which doesn’t come as a surprise despite only being on the team since he was signed on Tuesday.
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