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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

Three wide receivers included in Rams' cuts

Posted Sept. 03, 2011 @ 7:32 p.m. ET
Wide receiver was considered a position of weakness for the Rams entering the offseason, and the position will have a revamped group when the regular season begins.

Kendricks one sure thing in Rams' receiving corps

Posted Sept. 03, 2011 @ 2:22 p.m. ET
As murky as the Rams' overall receiving situation seems to be, we hear the one guarantee is that second-round rookie TE Lance Kendricks will be counted on prominently.

Rams finish preseason 4-0 behind sharp Bradford

Posted Sept. 01, 2011 @ 11:34 p.m. ET
Sam Bradford completed 7 of 11 passes for 133 yards and a touchdown, and the Rams beat the Jaguars 24-17 in the preseason finale Thursday night.

Ten reasons to really like the Rams

Posted Sept. 01, 2011 @ 2:22 p.m. ET
The way PFW executive editor Dan Arkush sees it, St. Louis will finish 10-6 in 2011. Check out his 10 key reasons behind that prediction.  

Rams re-sign WR Clayton

Posted Aug. 31, 2011 @ 4:06 p.m. ET
The Rams have re-signed WR Mark Clayton, adding more depth at that position.

Bradford sharp as Rams hold off Chiefs 14-10

Posted Aug. 26, 2011 @ 11:34 p.m. ET
Sam Bradford led St. Louis to a pair of touchdowns, and its defense made life miserable for Chiefs QB Matt Cassel in a 14-10 preseason victory Friday night.

Rams beat Titans on Brown's FG

Posted Aug. 20, 2011 @ 11:39 p.m. ET
Josh Brown kicked a 42-yard field goal as time expired to lift St. Louis to a 17-16 win over Tennessee, with the aid of a second-half rally the Rams' reserves.

Rams' LB situation very fluid on the flanks

Posted Aug. 20, 2011 @ 6:15 p.m. ET
With the exception of rock-solid James Laurinaitis manning the middle, it appears the Rams' situation at linebacker remains a bit tenuous.  

NFC West training-camp reports

Posted Aug. 15, 2011 @ 9:25 p.m. ET
Can veteran Alex Smith hold off rookie Colin Kaepernick in the battle for the Niners' starting QB job? That's one of the juicy story lines in the NFC West as PFW looks at all four teams.

Rams whip Colts 33-10 in preseason opener

Posted Aug. 13, 2011 @ 11:11 p.m. ET
Sam Bradford produced 17 points in four possessions with big help from his defense as the Rams posted a 33-10 win over the Colts on Saturday night.

Report: LB Leber chooses Rams

Posted Aug. 09, 2011 @ 5:39 p.m. ET
The Rams have added another linebacker, agreeing to terms on a one-year deal with former Vikings LB Ben Leber.

Rams re-sign Goldberg; add Ojinnaka

Posted Aug. 06, 2011 @ 4:19 p.m. ET
The Rams re-signed OG Adam Goldberg and added OT Quinn Ojinnaka on Saturday,.

Dahl gives Rams big upgrade at right guard

Posted Aug. 05, 2011 @ 12:56 p.m. ET
It would appear the most popular free-agent move by the Rams was the signing of ex-Falcon Harvey Dahl, who provides a big upgrade at right guard.

Rams re-sign DT Gibson

Posted Aug. 04, 2011 @ 12:46 p.m. ET
Despite adding two free agents at the position, the Rams re-signed DT Gary Gibson to a one-year deal.

Rams add RB Williams

Posted Aug. 03, 2011 @ 5:38 p.m. ET
The Rams continue to add insurance for RB Steven Jackson, reportedly agreeing with free agent RB Carnell 'Cadillac' Williams to a contract on 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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