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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

Manning, Hixon lead Giants over Rams

Posted Sept. 20, 2011 @ 12:14 a.m. ET
Eli Manning threw two TD passes and WR Domenik Hixon made a juggling TD catch to lead New York to a 28-16 victory over mistake-prone St. Louis on Monday night.

Rams RB Jackson inactive for Monday nighter

Posted Sept. 19, 2011 @ 7 p.m. ET
Rams RB Steven Jackson will not play in Monday night's game against the Giants because of an injured quad.

Rams' decision to sit Quinn puzzling

Posted Sept. 17, 2011 @ 7:36 p.m. ET
Rams observers are still scratching their heads over Steve Spagnuolo's decision to deactivate first-round pick Robert Quinn for the season opener, according to NFC Whispers.

Rams' woes at cornerback a major concern

Posted Sept. 16, 2011 @ 3:07 a.m. ET
When the smoke cleared from a Week One loss filled with injuries to key players, the Rams' CB corps seemed to have taken the most serious hit.

Rams CB Bartell done for the season

Posted Sept. 13, 2011 @ 7:03 p.m. ET
Rams CB Ron Bartell will miss the rest of the 2011 season with a fractured bone in his lower neck but plans to play in 2012.

First Fifteen: Early look at Week Two games

Posted Sept. 13, 2011 @ 12:37 p.m. ET
In scripting the 15 most compelling story lines this week, we look at Matt Ryan and the Falcons' attempt to bounce back from a Week One drubbing.

Rams' latest news on injury front a mixed bag

Posted Sept. 12, 2011 @ 6:41 p.m. ET
It appears Rams QB Sam Bradford's injured finger suffered in Week One will not be a long-term problem. But starting CB Ron Bartell wasn't as lucky.

Rams' injury updates following Week One loss

Posted Sept. 12, 2011 @ 4:06 p.m. ET
The Rams could be without some of their top players for the coming weeks after releasing a lengthy injury update on Monday.

Eagles beat injury-ravaged Rams

Posted Sept. 11, 2011 @ 4:36 p.m. ET
Michael Vick rushed for 98 yards, LeSean McCoy scored twice and DeSean Jackson topped 100 yards receiving as the Eagles began their self-proclaimed Super Bowl drive with a 31-13 victory over the Rams on Sunday.

Painful Week One for Rams

Posted Sept. 11, 2011 @ 4:15 p.m. ET
The Rams had a painful Week One, as multiple key players suffered injuries.

Eagles rule Young, Watkins out; Smith active

Posted Sept. 11, 2011 @ 11:30 a.m. ET
The Eagles ruled QB Vince Young and rookie OG Danny Watkins inactive for their Week One game against the Rams, while WR Steve Smith will be active.

Only Bucs fail to avoid blackout

Posted Sept. 08, 2011 @ 5:48 p.m. ET
The Cardinals, Chargers and Rams announced on Thursday they have avoided blackouts and that their Week One games will be shown on local TV.

Respondents to poll most impressed with Lions

Posted Sept. 07, 2011 @ 1:48 p.m. ET
Respondents to a PFW web poll asking, "Which team impressed you the most this preseason?" overwhelmingly selected the Lions.

The First Fifteen: Early Week One primer

Posted Sept. 06, 2011 @ 3:13 p.m. ET
In the inaugural edition of "The First Fifteen," we look at the 15 most compelling story lines as we enter Week One.

Rams 2011 preview

Posted Sept. 05, 2011 @ 2:29 p.m. ET
Second-year QB Sam Bradford has a new offensive coordinator in Josh McDaniels, but there's no reason to believe the pair won't have St. Louis' offense humming this season.

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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