Archive: Rams

Shoulder Woes Continue to Plague O. Pace

It's proving to be a difficult road back from last season's shoulder injury for Orlando Pace. The perennial Pro Bowl left tackle for the St. Louis Rams returned to practice Thursday after re-injuring his right shoulder during last weekend's preseason game against the San Diego Chargers. It was the...

 

By Mark Maske | August 22, 2008; 09:50 AM ET | Comments (0)

S. Jackson Rejoining Rams, Gets New Contract

Tailback Steven Jackson has agreed to a new contract with the St. Louis Rams and is rejoining the team today. Jackson traveled to St. Louis on Wednesday and his agent, Eugene Parker, continued to negotiate with the Rams into the night. The Rams had refused to negotiate a new...

 

By Mark Maske | August 21, 2008; 08:08 AM ET | Comments (0)

Rams Lose Guard to Season-Ending Knee Injury

Guard Mark Setterstrom is headed to the St. Louis Rams' injured reserve list for a second straight year. He's scheduled to undergo surgery later this week after suffering a fractured kneecap during Saturday's preseason game. Setterstrom was a part-time starter the past two seasons. He began training camp this...

 

By Mark Maske | August 18, 2008; 10:34 AM ET | Comments (0)

Rams Close Camp Still Minus S. Jackson

The St. Louis Rams closed their training camp in Wisconsin still minus holdout tailback Steven Jackson. Jackson remains absent in a contract dispute and is subject to a potential fine of more than $300,000. The Rams are scheduled to return to St. Louis today....

 

By Mark Maske | August 14, 2008; 08:51 AM ET | Comments (1)

S. Jackson Absent From Rams' Opening Meeting

Tailback Steven Jackson didn't show up for the St. Louis Rams' pre-camp meeting. Jackson is entering the final season of his contract and the two sides have begun discussions about an extension....

 

By Mark Maske | July 25, 2008; 03:47 PM ET | Comments (0)

Rams Bringing O. Pace Along Slowly

The Rams are withholding left tackle Orlando Pace from contact drills at the outset of training camp as he works his way back from the shoulder injury that sidelined him almost all of last season. Club officials say that Pace is close to returning from the injury but will...

 

By Mark Maske | July 23, 2008; 11:37 AM ET | Comments (0)

C. Long, Rams Have Deal

Prized rookie defensive end Chris Long has a deal with the St. Louis Rams. Terms of the agreement are not immediately clear but the deal will enable Long, the University of Virginia product and son of Hall of Famer Howie Long who was taken by the Rams with the...

 

By Mark Maske | July 20, 2008; 09:20 AM ET | Comments (0)

Martz Issues Statement About Rams' Walk-Through

Former St. Louis Rams coach Mike Martz has issued a statement about the circumstances surrounding the team's walk-through before it played the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl in 2002. It says: "I had the opportunity to talk to Commissioner [Roger] Goodell yesterday and I was very satisfied...

 

By Mark Maske | May 15, 2008; 08:17 PM ET | Comments (0)

Greetings From New York, Looking Like Chris Long Second

NEW YORK--I've made it to New York and Radio City Music Hall, an ornate but odd setting for the draft. Pre-draft organ music just doesn't seem quite right. The Dolphins already signed Michigan offensive tackle Jake Long to be the top overall pick. It looks like the Rams are...

 

By Mark Maske | April 26, 2008; 02:00 PM ET | Comments (2)

Bucs Reportedly in L. Sheppard Chase

According to reports out of media outlets in Philadelphia and Florida, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have emerged as a potential bidder for Eagles cornerback Lito Sheppard. The Eagles are thought to be interested in trading Sheppard after signing cornerback Asante Samuel in free agency. The Buccaneers have a need...

 

By Mark Maske | April 25, 2008; 08:10 AM ET | Comments (2)

Rams Can't Sign Their Pick Before Draft

I was asked here after the Miami Dolphins signed offensive tackle Jake Long on Tuesday to be Saturday's top pick in the draft whether the St. Louis Rams, who have the No. 2 choice, now are permitted to sign the player they're going to select. It took a little...

 

By Mark Maske | April 23, 2008; 03:27 PM ET | Comments (0)

T. Green Agrees to Deal With Rams to Back Up M. Bulger

Quarterback Trent Green, a free agent after being released by the Miami Dolphins, has agreed to a contract with the St. Louis Rams. Green, 37, is to back up Marc Bulger in St. Louis. He also had drawn interest from the New Orleans Saints as a prospective backup for...

 

By Mark Maske | March 10, 2008; 05:58 PM ET | Comments (0)

T. Green Drawing Free Agent Interest

It was thought that quarterback Trent Green likely was headed to retirement when he suffered his second serious concussion in two seasons this past season while with the Miami Dolphins. But Green has received medical clearance to resume his career and, after being released by the Dolphins, is drawing...

 

By Mark Maske | March 5, 2008; 10:08 AM ET | Comments (0)

Titans Lose Three

The Tennessee Titans lost three free agents, including defensive ends Antwan Odom and Travis LaBoy. Odom agreed to a five-year, $29.5 million contract with the Cincinnati Bengals that includes $11.5 million in guaranteed money. LaBoy agreed to a five-year, $22 million deal with the Arizona Cardinals that includes $7.5...

 

By Mark Maske | March 3, 2008; 10:14 PM ET | Comments (0)

Rams, Needing Kicker, Get J. Brown

The St. Louis Rams needed a kicker after Jeff Wilkins retired earlier today. They've got one. The Rams and free agent kicker Josh Brown, formerly of the Seattle Seahawks, agreed to a five-year, $14.2 million contract that includes a $4 million signing bonus. Also: The trade of defensive tackle...

 

By Mark Maske | February 29, 2008; 10:55 PM ET | Comments (0)

I. Bruce, G. Frerotte Among Late Cuts

More last-second maneuvering before free agency: The St. Louis Rams released veteran wide receiver Isaac Bruce and backup quarterback Gus Frerotte. The San Diego Chargers released fullback Lorenzo Neal, safety Marlon McCree and offensive tackle Shane Olivea. The Baltimore Ravens released center Mike Flynn. The Houston Texans re-signed wide...

 

By Mark Maske | February 28, 2008; 06:12 PM ET | Comments (0)

Crowded Front Office in St. Louis

Things are getting a bit crowded in the St. Louis Rams' front office. Over the weekend, the team hired Billy Devaney as its executive vice president of player personnel. Devaney is a veteran NFL executive who most recently had served as the assistant general manager of the Atlanta Falcons....

 

By Mark Maske | February 11, 2008; 09:43 AM ET | Comments (0)

Rams Fire Offensive Coordinator

The St. Louis Rams fired offensive coordinator Greg Olson and offensive line coach Paul Boudreau. Cam Cameron, just fired as the head coach of the Miami Dolphins, is thought to be among the candidates to replace Olson....

 

By Mark Maske | January 7, 2008; 04:24 PM ET | Comments (0)

Could Holt's Sideline Outburst Affect Linehan's Job Security in St. Louis?

Some in the league are wondering if the job security of St. Louis Rams Coach Scott Linehan could be jeopardized by his sideline exchange Thursday night with wide receiver Torry Holt. Holt had harsh words for Linehan on the sideline late in the Rams' loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers....

 

By Mark Maske | December 22, 2007; 05:11 PM ET | Comments (0)

Rams Owner Hospitalized

St. Louis Rams owner Georgia Frontiere reportedly is hospitalized in Los Angeles. The nature of Frontiere's illness was not disclosed by her family. She turned 80 last month and reportedly has not attended any of the team's games this season because of health problems....

 

By Mark Maske | December 12, 2007; 10:52 AM ET | Comments (0)

Setback for Bulger Could Leave B. Berlin as Rams' Starter

The St. Louis Rams could be left with Brock Berlin as their starting quarterback this week after Marc Bulger suffered a setback in his recovery from a concussion. Bulger was cleared to practice this week by doctors but didn't feel well late Thursday. Gus Frerotte started in Bulger's place...

 

By Mark Maske | December 7, 2007; 04:27 PM ET | Comments (0)

Bulger Practices

St. Louis Rams quarterback Marc Bulger participated in Wednesday's practice after being cleared by doctors. He'd been sidelined by a concussion. It's still not certain that he'll be able to play this weekend, however. That leaves the Rams possibly having to start Brock Berlin, since backup Gus Frerotte is...

 

By Mark Maske | December 6, 2007; 10:38 AM ET | Comments (1)

Bulger Gets Medical Clearance to Return to Practice

Doctors have cleared St. Louis Rams quarterback Marc Bulger to practice. Bulger sat out last Sunday's game after suffering a concussion the previous weekend. He was not cleared to practice last week. Backup Gus Frerotte started last weekend but suffered a shoulder injury that will sideline him this week,...

 

By Mark Maske | December 5, 2007; 09:32 AM ET | Comments (0)

Bulger to Be Sidelined This Weekend

The St. Louis Rams will be without quarterback Marc Bulger this weekend. Bulger suffered a concussion last weekend and was not cleared to play after undergoing tests this week. Backup Gus Frerotte becomes the starter and Brock Berlin has been promoted from the practice squad to serve as the...

 

By Mark Maske | November 29, 2007; 05:39 PM ET | Comments (0)

Bulger Misses Rams' Practice

St. Louis Rams quarterback Marc Bulger didn't practice today after suffering a concussion last weekend. It remains unclear if he'll be ready to play this weekend. Backup Gus Frerotte would take over as the starter is Bulger is sidelined. The Rams promoted Brock Berlin from the practice squad to...

 

By Mark Maske | November 28, 2007; 09:25 PM ET | Comments (0)

S. Jackson Poised to Return to Rams' Lineup

The winless St. Louis Rams could have tailback Steven Jackson back in the lineup this week. Jackson participated in Wednesday's practice after missing four games because of a partially torn groin muscle. He told reporters he expects to play Sunday against the Cleveland Browns. The Rams got back quarterback...

 

By Mark Maske | October 25, 2007; 10:21 AM ET | Comments (0)

Bulger Set to Return to Rams' Lineup

Quarterback Marc Bulger is poised to return to the lineup of the winless St. Louis Rams this week. Backup Gus Frerotte threw eight interceptions in two fill-in starts, five of them in Sunday's loss to the Baltimore Ravens, after Coach Scott Linehan sat down Bulger, who'd been playing with...

 

By Mark Maske | October 16, 2007; 09:39 AM ET | Comments (0)

Frerotte to Make Second Straight Start for Rams

Gus Frerotte is scheduled to make a second straight start at quarterback for the St. Louis Rams. Frerotte became the starter last week when Coach Scott Linehan decided to sit down Marc Bulger, who'd been playing with two broken ribs. The winless Rams play at Baltimore on Sunday....

 

By Mark Maske | October 11, 2007; 09:51 AM ET | Comments (0)

Rams Sitting Down Injured Bulger for Frerotte

The winless St. Louis Rams are sitting down quarterback Marc Bulger. Bulger has been playing with two broken ribs and reportedly was told by Coach Scott Linehan that he would sit down for a week or two. Backup Gus Frerotte is scheduled to start Sunday's game against the Arizona...

 

By Mark Maske | October 3, 2007; 01:13 PM ET | Comments (3)

Bulger Playing Despite Two Broken Ribs

St. Louis Rams quarterback Marc Bulger has been playing with two broken ribs since being sacked six times by the San Francisco 49ers in the opening game of the season. The Rams are winless and are one of the league's bigger disappointments, but Bulger told reporters Wednesday that the...

 

By Mark Maske | September 27, 2007; 08:56 AM ET | Comments (0)

Winless Rams to be Without S. Jackson

St. Louis Rams tailback Steven Jackson is to miss at least a week. Jackson has a partial tear of his groin muscle....

 

By Mark Maske | September 24, 2007; 07:27 PM ET | Comments (0)

S. Jackson Tells Rams Teammates He's Sorry for Sideline Tantrum

Tailback Steven Jackson apologized to his St. Louis Rams teammates today for his sideline tantrum late in Sunday's loss to the San Francisco 49ers. Jackson let his frustrations spill out during the Rams' second straight defeat and was restrained by an assistant coach. "I told them there wasn't going...

 

By Mark Maske | September 19, 2007; 10:23 PM ET | Comments (1)

Rams' Wroten Reportedly Suspended

The league suspended St. Louis Rams defensive tackle Claude Wroten for four games without pay for a violation of the substance abuse policy, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. Wroten is eligible to be reinstated on Oct. 8....

 

By Mark Maske | September 11, 2007; 11:00 PM ET | Comments (0)

O. Pace Done for Season

St. Louis Rams left tackle Orlando Pace will miss the rest of the season. He suffered a torn rotator cuff and labrum in his right shoulder Sunday....

 

By Mark Maske | September 10, 2007; 11:10 PM ET | Comments (0)

Rams Become Latest Team to Bring In S. Rice for Visit

Free agent defensive end Simeon Rice is scheduled to visit the St. Louis Rams today and undergo a physical. Rice was released by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers just before training camp after reportedly refusing to take a pay cut. He previously visited the New York Giants and Tennessee Titans....

 

By Mark Maske | August 31, 2007; 02:39 PM ET | Comments (0)

Bulger Cashes In With Big Extension from Rams

Quarterback Marc Bulger signed a six-year, $65 million contract extension with the St. Louis Rams today. The deal includes about $29 million in guaranteed money, a source familiar with the negotiations said. Bulger joined the team today after missing a mandatory meeting Thursday. Bulger had one season remaining on...

 

By Mark Maske | July 27, 2007; 03:40 PM ET | Comments (0)

Rams Have Good Offseason, But Competition Heating Up in NFC West

Team-By-Team Offseason Roundup St. Louis Rams Players Released: Adam Timmerman, G Jason Fisk, DT (retired) Free Agents Lost: Shaun McDonald, WR Travis Fisher, CB Kevin Curtis, WR Paul Smith, FB Traded For: James Hall, DE Dante Hall, WR/KR Free Agents Re-Signed: Todd Steussie, T Raonall Smith, LB Free Agents...

 

By Mark Maske | June 5, 2007; 02:00 PM ET | Comments (0)

Chiefs Trade D. Hall to Rams

The Kansas City Chiefs traded wide receiver and kick returner Dante Hall to the St. Louis Rams for a fifth-round choice in this weekend's NFL draft. Hall has 11 career touchdowns on punt and kickoff returns, but only two of those have come over the last two seasons. "We...

 

By Mark Maske | April 25, 2007; 12:57 PM ET | Comments (0)

Linehan Expresses Interest in R. Williams

Never mind that the league's tampering rules prohibit an official with one NFL team from commenting publicly on his interest in a player under contract to another club. St. Louis Rams Coach Scott Linehan told reporters today that he would be interested in adding the Miami Dolphins' Ricky Williams...

 

By Mark Maske | April 19, 2007; 08:15 PM ET | Comments (0)

Dolphins Allow D. Jones to Go to Rams

The Miami Dolphins opted against matching a contract offer by the St. Louis Rams to punter Donnie Jones, a restricted free agent. The Dolphins receive a seventh-round draft choice from the Rams as compensation....

 

By Mark Maske | April 18, 2007; 08:06 PM ET | Comments (0)

Rams Sign Dolphins Punter to Offer Sheet in Restricted Free Agency

Miami Dolphins punter Donnie Jones, a restricted free agent, agreed to an offer sheet with the St. Louis Rams. Once the offer sheet is signed, the Dolphins will have a week to decide whether to retain Jones by matching the Rams' five-year, nearly $5.6 million offer. The deal includes...

 

By Mark Maske | April 13, 2007; 11:24 AM ET | Comments (0)

M. Faulk to Announce Retirement Monday

Running back Marshall Faulk is scheduled to announce his retirement Monday. Faulk didn't play last season because of knee problems and works as an analyst for the NFL Network....

 

By Mark Maske | March 22, 2007; 06:33 PM ET | Comments (4)

C. Draft to Rams

Linebacker Chris Draft agreed to a contract with the St. Louis Rams as a free agent. The veteran spent last season with the Carolina Panthers....

 

By Mark Maske | March 20, 2007; 10:03 AM ET | Comments (0)

Rams Get T. Johnson, Too

The St. Louis Rams made an addition on defense today as well as one on offense. They agreed to a contract with safety Todd Johnson. Earlier, they'd added tight end Randy McMichael. Johnson got a four-year, $4 million deal from the Rams, leaving the Chicago Bears. McMichael agreed to...

 

By Mark Maske | March 8, 2007; 09:17 PM ET | Comments (0)

R. McMichael to Rams

The St. Louis Rams agreed to a three-year contract with tight end Randy McMichael, who'd been released by the Miami Dolphins. McMichael had 62 catches this past season and averaged 57 catches per year in five seasons with the Dolphins....

 

By Mark Maske | March 8, 2007; 03:35 PM ET | Comments (0)

Rams Keep Steussie Around

The St. Louis Rams re-signed veteran offensive lineman Todd Steussie. He made 15 starts for the Rams this past season because of injuries but is slated to return to backup duty next season....

 

By Mark Maske | March 7, 2007; 01:22 PM ET | Comments (0)

D. Bennett to Rams

Wide receiver Drew Bennett has left the Tennessee Titans for the St. Louis Rams. Bennett signed a six-year, $30 million contract with the Rams....

 

By Mark Maske | March 3, 2007; 07:06 PM ET | Comments (0)

Lions Trade J. Hall to Rams

The Detroit Lions traded defensive end James Hall to the St. Louis Rams. The Lions receive a fifth-round draft choice in return....

 

By Mark Maske | March 2, 2007; 04:19 PM ET | Comments (0)

Rams Releasing Timmerman to Get Younger on Offensive Line

The St. Louis Rams informed former Pro Bowl guard Adam Timmerman he was being released. The Rams plan for Richie Incognito to take over for Timmerman as the starter at right guard....

 

By Mark Maske | February 26, 2007; 08:34 PM ET | Comments (0)

Bulger Not Taking Anything Back

St. Louis Rams quarterback Marc Bulger told reporters today that he doesn't regret the harsh comments he made about his teammates after Sunday's loss to the Arizona Cardinals. Bulger, without naming any of the alleged offenders, said after the defeat that some of his teammates don't care enough. "It's...

 

By Mark Maske | December 6, 2006; 08:27 PM ET | Comments (0)

Rams Put Pace, Fisher on IR List

The St. Louis Rams placed left tackle Orlando Pace and cornerback Travis Fisher on the injured reserve list Tuesday, ending their season. Pace suffered a torn triceps muscle during Sunday's loss to the Seattle Seahawks and Fisher suffered a broken arm. The Rams released defensive end Tony Bryant and...

 

By Mark Maske | November 15, 2006; 10:16 AM ET | Comments (0)

Downward-Spiraling Rams Now Must Deal with Loss of Pace

Adam Goldberg becomes the St. Louis Rams' starter at left tackle with Orlando Pace sidelined for the rest of the season because of a torn triceps muscle suffered during Sunday's defeat to the Seattle Seahawks. Pace has made the Pro Bowl every year since 1999. The Rams are on...

 

By Mark Maske | November 14, 2006; 10:19 AM ET | Comments (0)

Rams Trade Hargrove to Bills

The St. Louis Rams traded defensive end Anthony Hargrove to the Buffalo Bills today for a fifth-round draft selection next spring. Hargrove was benched and fined for a recent unexcused absence from the Rams during preparations for a game. The NFL trading deadline is Tuesday....

 

By Mark Maske | October 16, 2006; 01:22 PM ET | Comments (0)

Rams Sign LB to Extension

The St. Louis Rams signed linebacker Pisa Tinoisamoa to a five-year contract extension. He would have been eligible for unrestricted free agency next spring....

 

By Mark Maske | October 11, 2006; 09:25 PM ET | Comments (0)

Rams Might Have Pace Back

Left tackle Orlando Pace could return to the St. Louis Rams' lineup this weekend. He sat out last weekend because of a concussion....

 

By Mark Maske | October 5, 2006; 12:05 PM ET | Comments (0)

Seahawks Lose Special-Teams Standout Kacyvenski to Rams

Tailback Shaun Alexander's foot injury not only cost the Seattle Seahawks the services of the league's reigning most valuable player during Sunday's lopsided loss in Chicago. It also cost the Seahawks their special-teams captain, linebacker Isaiah Kacyvenski. The Seahawks released Kacyvenski on Saturday to clear a roster spot for...

 

By Mark Maske | October 4, 2006; 10:31 AM ET | Comments (0)

Hargrove Meets With Rams Officials

Defensive end Anthony Hargrove reportedly met with St. Louis Rams officials late Friday night and Saturday after missing two days of practices and team meetings in what was termed an unexcused absence. Hargrove didn't play today but was scheduled to rejoin his teammates on Monday....

 

By Mark Maske | September 24, 2006; 01:21 PM ET | Comments (1)

Hargrove Still Absent From Rams, Won't Play Sunday

Defensive end Anthony Hargrove was absent from the St. Louis Rams for a second straight day, and Coach Scott Linehan told reporters that Hargrove will be fined and won't play on Sunday at Arizona. Linehan indicated he'd spoken to Hargrove around 4 p.m. Thursday and told Hargrove to meet...

 

By Mark Maske | September 22, 2006; 02:45 PM ET | Comments (0)

Hargrove Absent From Rams

Defensive end Anthony Hargrove missed the St. Louis Rams' practice and team meetings today. Hargrove's absence was termed unexcused but a club security official told the Associated Press that the player was home tending to a personal matter....

 

By Mark Maske | September 21, 2006; 10:42 PM ET | Comments (0)

Pace Does Some Practicing

Left tackle Orlando Pace participated in portions of the St. Louis Rams' practice today. Pace suffered a concussion during last weekend's loss at San Francisco and was scheduled to undergo follow-up tests later today. The Rams upgraded his playing status for this weekend from doubtful to questionable on their...

 

By Mark Maske | September 21, 2006; 04:45 PM ET | Comments (0)

Rams Center Done For Season

St. Louis Rams center Andy McCollum is to miss the remainder of the season after suffering torn knee ligaments during Sunday's season-opening win over the Denver Broncos. The 13-year veteran had made 156 straight starts. Backup Larry Turner finished the game and could become the starter. It's also possible...

 

By Mark Maske | September 12, 2006; 02:06 PM ET | Comments (0)

S. Davis, Rams Agree to Deal

Tailback Stephen Davis agreed to a one-year, minimum-salary contract with the St. Louis Rams, an NFL source said. Davis had worked out for the Philadelphia Eagles and Rams in recent weeks. He becomes Steven Jackson's backup in St. Louis. The Carolina Panthers released Davis during the offseason....

 

By Mark Maske | September 1, 2006; 02:40 PM ET | Comments (0)

Rams Bidding for S. Davis

The St. Louis Rams made a contract offer to free agent tailback Stephen Davis when he visited the team Wednesday, an NFL source said. But Davis left town without signing with the club. The Rams were the second team visited by Davis this week as the former Pro Bowler...

 

By Mark Maske | August 24, 2006; 09:14 AM ET | Comments (0)

Bartell Getting Look at Safety

The St. Louis Rams have moved former Howard University standout Ronald Bartell to safety for his second pro season. Bartell, a second-round draft choice last year, played cornerback last season as a rookie. But the Rams now have a logjam at the postion, with first-round draft pick Tye Hill...

 

By Mark Maske | August 10, 2006; 10:09 AM ET | Comments (0)

Rams Add M. Williams

The St. Louis Rams signed running back Moe Williams, formerly of the Minnesota Vikings. Williams was one of four Vikings players charged with misdemeanors for their conduct during last year's infamous boat cruise that produced allegations of lewd behavior by several players. He was convicted of disorderly conduct in...

 

By Mark Maske | August 2, 2006; 03:47 PM ET | Comments (0)

 

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