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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

Missing coordinator far from only problem for Rams' defense

Posted April 06, 2012 @ 2:59 p.m. ET
A much bigger problem right now for the Rams' defense than the indefinite suspension of coordinator Gregg Williams is finding enough starters.

Rams add DE Hayes

Posted April 06, 2012 @ 1:59 p.m. ET
The Rams have agreed to a one-year deal with DE William Hayes, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Financial terms of the deal were not announced.

St. Louis Rams

Posted April 05, 2012 @ 4:27 p.m. ET
Here are the St. Louis Rams top three needs going into the draft, subject to any free-agent signings it may make before then.

NFC West draft needs

Posted April 05, 2012 @ 3:29 p.m. ET
Some close observers of the Rams believe the team covets Oklahoma State WR Justin Blackmon, as PFW examines the draft needs of the four NFC West teams.

Connecting the draft dots

Posted April 03, 2012 @ 2:14 p.m. ET
PFW executive editor Dan Arkush offers a creative, draft-related perspective on five of the biggest NFL moves so far this offseason.

Holt will officially retire with Rams

Posted April 02, 2012 @ 1:42 p.m. ET
WR Torry Holt will sign a one-day contract with the Rams so that he can officially retire as a member of the team. The official announcement will be made on Wednesday.

Rams sign LB Dunbar

Posted April 02, 2012 @ 1:32 p.m. ET
LB Jo-Lonn Dunbar tweeted on Monday that he has reached an agreement to sign with the Rams. The four-year vet visited St. Louis on March 22.

Rams sign versatile OL Turner

Posted March 31, 2012 @ 11:11 a.m. ET
Needing help on their offensive line, the Rams have signed versatile OL Robert Turner. Terms and conditions of the deal were not announced. 

Rams sign Miller, Ojinnaka

Posted March 26, 2012 @ 5:23 p.m. ET
The Rams signed FB Brit Miller and OL Quinn Ojinnaka on Monday.

NFL awards compensatory picks; Raiders nab third-rounder

Posted March 26, 2012 @ 4:25 p.m. ET
The NFL awarded 32 compensatory picks to 15 teams. Oakland was the only team to receive a third-rounder, the highest possible compensatory pick.

Rams add WR Smith, TE Mulligan

Posted March 26, 2012 @ 2:48 p.m. ET
The Rams have added a pair of offensive players in free agency, signing WR Steve Smith and TE Matthew Mulligan.

Saints add ex-Rams LB Chamberlain

Posted March 23, 2012 @ 7 p.m. ET
The Saints have agreed to a three-year deal with ex-Rams free-agent OLB Chris Chamberlain. Financial terms have not been announced.

Will Fisher be Rams' primary defensive voice?

Posted March 23, 2012 @ 10:47 a.m. ET
Jeff Fisher said the Rams are planning on a collective effort to replace suspended defensive coordinator Gregg Williams. But don't be shocked if he calls plays.

Fisher: 'Collective effort' expected to replace Williams

Posted March 21, 2012 @ 5:25 p.m. ET
Rams head coach Jeff Fisher said Wednesday a group effort would be used to replace suspended defensive coordinator Gregg Williams.

NFL comes down hard on Saints, Williams

Posted March 21, 2012 @ 12:53 p.m. ET
The punishment for the Saints' "bounty" program includes a one-year suspension without pay for coach Sean Payton, the NFL announced Wednesday.

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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