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James Laurinaitis

James Laurinaitis - #55 - LB

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 2"/ 250 lbs.
Birthday 12/03/1986
Birthplace Hamel, MN
College Ohio State
Years played 5
Drafted 2009, 2nd round, 3rd pick by Rams

STATS, LLC 2012 STATS

Tack FF Int
142 0 2

Rams grab another target for Bradford at top of Round Four

Posted April 28, 2012 @ 2:02 p.m. ET
The Rams continued addressing their serious need at wide receiver with the fourth-round selection of Wake Forest WR Chris Givens.

Fantasy spin: Rams RB Isaiah Pead

Posted April 27, 2012 @ 9:39 p.m. ET
Isaiah Pead is a likely handcuff to Steven Jackson, and should fill a change-of-pace role for the Rams this season.

Rams get good return on second-round investments

Posted April 27, 2012 @ 8:55 p.m. ET
The Rams certainly didn't hurt themselves with what appear to be three very solid second-round picks in Brian Quick, CB Janoris Jenkins and RB Isaiah Pead.

Fantasy spin: Rams WR Brian Quick

Posted April 27, 2012 @ 7:37 p.m. ET
Brian Quick has the athletic ability to be a downfield threat as a rookie for the Rams.

More deals coming as NFL draft continues?

Posted April 27, 2012 @ 1:10 p.m. ET
The second round begins Friday night with St. Louis on the clock. Unless, of course, the Rams and the rest of the teams are still in a trading mood.

Rams bag monster run stuffer in Brockers

Posted April 26, 2012 @ 10:22 p.m. ET
With WR Justin Blackmon stolen away by Jacksonville, the Rams switched gears and traded down to take big-time run stuffer Michael Brockers.

Report: WR Simpson faces three-game suspension

Posted April 24, 2012 @ 9:34 a.m. ET
The NFL will suspend former Bengals WR Jerome Simpson for three games, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported.

Rams OT Smith agrees to major pay cut

Posted April 21, 2012 @ 6:41 p.m. ET
Rams OT Jason Smith has agreed to restructure his contract to give the team more salary-cap space. 

Rams feeling good about 1-2 punch at QB

Posted April 19, 2012 @ 7:39 p.m. ET
The Rams have more holes than most teams, but we hear they are very comfortable with Sam Bradford and Kellen Clemens at the all-important QB position.

Rams re-sign QB Clemens

Posted April 17, 2012 @ 5:37 p.m. ET
The Rams have reached a one-year deal with QB Kellen Clemens, according to PFW correspondent Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Financial terms were not announced.

Never say never in the NFC West

Posted April 17, 2012 @ 1:06 p.m. ET
Could the high-flying Niners stumble while the down-and-out Rams rise up in the NFC West? PFW executive editor Dan Arkush won’t rule out those possibilities.

Report: Several teams contact Browns about No. 4 pick

Posted April 14, 2012 @ 2:58 a.m. ET
Several teams have contacted the Browns about their fourth overall pick in the draft, The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer reported Friday night.

Broncos, DT Bannan reach deal

Posted April 11, 2012 @ 12:53 p.m. ET
The Broncos have signed DL Justin Bannan, giving the team another body at a position of need. Terms and conditions of the deal were not announced.

Fisher finalizes coaching staff

Posted April 10, 2012 @ 2:33 p.m. ET
Rams head coach Jeff Fisher finalized his coaching staff today and named Dave McGinnis as assistant head coach.

Report: Bengals reach agreement with ex-Rams OG Bell

Posted April 06, 2012 @ 9:14 p.m. ET
Cincinnati has come to an agreement with ex-Rams free-agent OG Jacob Bell on a one-year contract, Pro Football Talk reports.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted Sept. 08, 2012
St. Louis Rams middle linebacker James Laurinaitis, one of key pieces in new coach Jeff Fisher's rebuilding plan, has signed a five-year contract extension. The Rams announced the deal on their Twitter feed Saturday, saying the team was "thrilled to announce" the signing. When defensive end Chris Long got a multiyear extension on the first day of training camp, the team said Laurinaitis was also a priority.||||||| Laurinaitis, a second-round pick in 2009 out of Ohio State, has led the Rams in tackles all three of his seasons with double-digit totals every year. He's been durable, too, starting every game.
Posted July 30, 2012
Two days into training camp, Laurinaitis said he's paying zero attention to negotiations. Laurinaitis, who has led the team in tackles all three of his seasons, said Monday he'll let his play do the talking, and let his agent take care of such matters.||||||| Laurinaitis is entering the final year of a four-year, $5 million contract he signed after the Rams drafted him in the second round in 2008. He shed 10 pounds in the offseason, reporting at 242 pounds to better handle the pass defending duties in new coach Jeff Fisher's system.
Posted July 29, 2009
The Rams have signed second-round draft pick Laurinaitis, the All-America linebacker from Ohio State.||||||| Terms were not disclosed Wednesday. Laurinaitis, who had 375 tackles in college, was the 35th overall pick in the April draft.

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