Chris Mortensen (left) with Adam Schefter during the 2013 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Adam Schefter reports Steven Jackson signs with Packers, then retracts

Earlier this afternoon, ESPN’s Adam Schefter posted a tweet saying that the Green Bay Packers and St. Louis running back Steven Jackson had come to terms with Jackson signing on the dotted line to make a move to Wisconsin.

However, according to Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Schefter quickly deleted the tweet. Silverstein said there has been no explanation Schefter and that it was “unclear if he just jumped the gun or if there [were] flaws with his report.

New from JS: Did he or didn’t he? Report that Steven Jackson agreed to terms with GB pulled #packers

— tom silverstein (@TomSilverstein) March 13, 2013

Jackson and the Packers have been rumored to be close to an agreement with reports beginning as early as late yesterday afternoon. However, the connection goes back even to last fall when it was rumored Jackson was headed to Green Bay through trade.

Those rumors never transpired into reality, but things heated up again last week when Jackson voided his contract with the Rams and then was caught on video during a discussion with Sports Illustrated’s Peter King saying that going to the Packers would “make sense.”

There were also reports today that the Packers indeed wanted to sign Jackson, but that they wouldn’t bring him in unless it was under their terms – some referred to it as “on the cheap.”

As of the 3 p.m. hour, there were no updates on either the possible Jackson signing by the Packers or any new information about where things stood with wide receiver Greg Jennings.

Stay tuned.

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