Pro Football weekly

Comment | Print |

Rams getting heat for not drafting a running back

About the Author

Dan Arkush
Executive editor

Recent posts by Dan Arkush

Baylor WR Williams in first-round conversation

Posted Feb. 22, 2013 @ 2:26 p.m.

Thompson: Packers not worried about leadership void

Posted Feb. 22, 2013 @ 12:26 p.m.

Seahawks GM likes 'win-win' QB situation

Posted Feb. 21, 2013 @ 6:53 p.m.

Old-school Arians feeling young at heart

Posted Feb. 21, 2013 @ 4:51 p.m.

Packers RB Harris looks like a real keeper

Posted Jan. 11, 2013 @ 1:32 p.m.

Related Stories

St. Louis Rams: 2013 team needs

Posted March 08, 2013 @ 9:23 p.m.

Old-school Arians feeling young at heart

Posted Feb. 21, 2013 @ 4:51 p.m.

Rams place Titus Young on waivers

Posted Feb. 15, 2013 @ 3:49 p.m.

Rams claim former Lions WR Young

Posted Feb. 05, 2013 @ 4:43 p.m.

Uncertainty over home dome remains for Rams

Posted Feb. 04, 2013 @ 2:20 p.m.

Rams will not hire Rob Ryan

Posted Jan. 29, 2013 @ 12:07 p.m.

Report: Rams hire Rob Ryan

Posted Jan. 24, 2013 @ 7:18 p.m.

Niners' faith in Justin Smith remains strong for now

Posted Jan. 10, 2013 @ 3:31 p.m.
Posted May 06, 2011 @ 11:11 a.m. ET
By Dan Arkush

Nobody at Rams Park has come out and said that landing a running back in free agency is a top priority. But our sources close to the team suspect that's probably the case after the Rams opted to bypass running backs in the recently concluded draft — a decision widely considered to be a gross oversight. "You would think they have a [free-agent] plan in mind," one source said. "They brought six backs in for free-agent visits and extensively scouted some good ones like Kendall Hunter (who was drafted in the fourth round by the division-rival 49ers and is considered a "potential steal" by PFW draft expert Nolan Nawrocki).

"I really don't know why they did what they did."

It hasn't taken long for Rams Nation to ponder the possibility of Reggie Bush, who has been rumored to be on the way out in New Orleans, being picked up to provide what would figure to be a pretty impressive change of pace for power workhorse Steven Jackson.

"Right now that's just a lot of fans playing fantasy football," the source said. "For one thing, it's not known if he [Bush] really is available. And then you have to take into account that he's already supposedly turned down a $2 million deal with incentives from the Saints. He would be pretty expensive, and I'm not so sure the Rams would want to pay the price it would take to get him."

Comments ()