Rams’ Jackson won’t play against the 49ers

Associated Press

St. Louis Rams running back Steven Jackson will not play Sunday against the 49ers because of his injured right thigh, and Coach Jim Haslett said he won’t make the trip.

Jackson did not practice Friday. By sitting out at San Francisco, he will have missed three of the last four games.

Antonio Pittman and Travis Minor will be the running backs.

Giant charged


New York Giants offensive tackle Kareem McKenzie was charged with drunk driving after a traffic stop Thursday night in Little Falls, N.J. His status for Sunday’s game against the Baltimore Ravens is unknown.


Washington Redskins running back Clinton Portis did not practice and will be used only “in a limited fashion” if he is able to play Sunday night against the Dallas Cowboys. . . . Seattle quarterback Matt Hasselbeck took all the first-team snaps Friday and Coach Mike Holmgren said he was ready to start for the first time in six weeks when the Seahawks play the Arizona Cardinals. . . . John Lynch, a nine-time All-Pro with the Denver Broncos and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, will announce his retirement Monday in Tampa, Fla.