Rams sign Washington off Jets’ practice squad

The St. Louis Rams added insurance at running back in case

Steven Jackson misses time with a groin injury, signing Chauncey

Washington off the New York Jets’ practice squad.

The Rams made the move on Tuesday, giving Washington three days

of practice to get ready in case he’s needed this week against the

Seattle Seahawks. Backup Kenneth Darby scored the go-ahead

touchdown in Sunday’s 30-16 victory over the Washington


Jackson was injured in the second quarter. On his Twitter feed,

Jackson said the groin was making progress, and also reported he’d

undergone acupuncture treatment.

Washington was among the Jets’ final roster cuts before the

season began.