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Rams running back optimistic about return vs. Miami

ST. LOUIS -- St. Louis Rams running back Steven Jackson says
he's optimistic he'll be able to play Sunday against Miami but
coach Jim Haslett is still being cautious.

Jackson suffered a quadriceps injury against Dallas Oct. 19 and
reinjured it two weeks later when he came back to play Arizona.
Jackson worked out earlier this week and was cleared to return to
practice.

But Thursday Jackson is officially listed as having limited
participation on the team's injury report.

Even if Jackson is able to return, it's unclear how much work
he'll get. Jackson hasn't taken a hit since Nov. 2 and he says a
big part of the battle is being mentally prepared.

Haslett says the coaching staff needs some time to decide
if Jackson is ready.