RB Jackson misses opening day of training camp; contract talks stall

Updated: July 25, 2008, 8:50 PM ET
Associated Press

MEQUON, Wis. -- St. Louis Rams running back Steven Jackson, entering the final year of his contract, was a no-show for the opening day of training camp on Friday and will be fined as an unexcused absence.

Jackson's agent, Eugene Parker, turned down an offer Friday afternoon that the team said would have put Jackson in the top tier at his position in terms of pay.

Rams president of football operations Jay Zygmunt's said, "We will not be negotiating while he's out of camp."

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