Steven Jackson active for Rams vs. Seattle

ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Rams' decision to name Steve Jackson active against Seattle despite a strained groin leads to the next question: How much and how well will Jackson play?

Receiver Laurent Robinson, safety Darian Stewart, tight end Billy Bajema, linebacker Chris Chamberlain, tackle Renardo Foster, tight end Michael Hoomanawanui, defensive tackle Clifton Ryan and defensive tackle Darell Scott are inactive for St. Louis.

Jackson jogged lightly during warm-ups and did not simulate game situations. The Rams obviously expect him to play, and he's listed as the starter. The threat of Jackson helps their offense. The Seahawks should find out early whether Jackson can play at his usual high level.

Jackson showed tremendous toughness and heart playing through a back injury last season. The strained groin he suffered against the Washington Redskins in Week 3 presents different challenges, as Jackson discussed Friday.

"This is a little different," Jackson said then. "Last year’s injury was more dealing with the nerve and there's no really pain medicine for that. It’s just your threshold of pain, where a groin injury is somewhat like a hamstring, soft tissue. It’s really hard. It’s really hard to deal with because certain things are just so limited because of the injury."