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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

Report: Bills players paid for 'knockout shots' in Williams' tenure

Posted March 03, 2012 @ 10:32 p.m. ET
There are allegations of yet another bounty program implemented by one of Gregg Williams' former teams. This time it's the Bills.

Free-agent scouting report: Rams WR Brandon Lloyd

Posted March 03, 2012 @ 1:41 p.m. ET
Of all the Rams' 20 UFAs, WR Brandon Lloyd would appear to be the most desirable keeper, but he might be looking to follow Josh McDaniels to New England.  

Report: Williams ran bounty system with Redskins

Posted March 02, 2012 @ 6:29 p.m. ET
The Redskins had a similar bounty system to the one revealed by the NFL in an investigation of the Saints under Gregg Williams.

Williams 'truly sorry' for role in 'bounty' program

Posted March 02, 2012 @ 5:31 p.m. ET
Gregg Williams released a statement taking responsibility for his role in the "pay for performance" program that he administered in New Orleans.

Tough time to be a Saints fan

Posted March 02, 2012 @ 4:36 p.m. ET
The Saints' season ended with a feeling of woulda, shoulda, coulda. This next one is likely to begin with a sense of serious regret over the past.

Rams say no to dome plan; will submit their own

Posted March 01, 2012 @ 11:56 a.m. ET
The Rams have rejected the initial proposal to upgrade the Edward Jones Dome and will submit their own improvement plan.

Rams' fantasy questions for the offseason

Posted Feb. 29, 2012 @ 9:40 a.m. ET
How much will the new regime turn this roster over? That's one of several questions surrounding the Rams this offseason. 

Rams have urgency with trading No. 2

Posted Feb. 28, 2012 @ 12:58 p.m. ET
The Rams have let the NFL know that their No. 2 overall pick is very much for sale. They have good reason to do so relatively early in the draft process.

Report: Rams have trade discussions for No. 2 pick

Posted Feb. 28, 2012 @ 10:34 a.m. ET
Robert Griffin III's impressive showing at the Combine has made the No. 2 draft position the big story, and trade discussions have reportedly begun.

Rams couldn't be more committed to Bradford

Posted Feb. 26, 2012 @ 3:05 p.m. ET
Take it from both new Rams head coach Fisher and new Rams GM Les Snead: Starting QB Sam Bradford isn't going anywhere else anytime soon.

Fisher: Rams won't trade Bradford

Posted Feb. 24, 2012 @ 10:48 p.m. ET
New Rams head coach Jeff Fisher said Friday the team would listen to offers for the second overall pick in the draft, but he added that the club had no intention of trading QB Sam Bradford.

Blackmon tackles speed questions at Combine

Posted Feb. 24, 2012 @ 5:07 p.m. ET
Oklahoma State WR Justin Blackmon addressed his height and speed during his session with the media at the Combine on Friday.

Report: Rams getting interest in No. 2 pick

Posted Feb. 23, 2012 @ 11:25 p.m. ET
The Rams are open to trading out of the No. 2 overall pick if the price is right, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Thursday.

Rams reach deal to play in London in 2012

Posted Feb. 22, 2012 @ 1:24 p.m. ET
The Rams have settled a lease dispute with the St. Louis Convention and Visitors Bureau, allowing them to play a "home" game in London next season.

NFC West catchphrase: Show me the WRs

Posted Feb. 21, 2012 @ 1:09 p.m. ET
All four NFC West teams need to upgrade at WR, and there are several talented UFAs who could help, including the Saints' Marques Colston.

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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