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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 release S Atogwe

Posted Feb. 18, 2011 @ 5:35 p.m. ET
The Rams released S O.J. Atogwe on Friday instead of paying him a reported $8 million roster bonus, according to PFW correspondent and St. Louis Post-Dispatch reporter Jim Thomas.

Shaw parts ways with Rams

Posted Feb. 18, 2011 @ 3:04 p.m. ET
John Shaw's role as a member of the Rams' organization has come to an end.

NFC West 2010 season-in-review team reports

Posted Feb. 13, 2011 @ 5:22 a.m. ET
Mike Williams emerged as one of the better stories of 2010, returning after two years out of the league to become the Seahawks' top receiver.

Super Bowl still looking for first 'true' home team

Posted Feb. 09, 2011 @ 4:31 p.m. ET
Next season's champion will be crowned at Lucas Oil Stadium, and history tells us that the Colts will not be part of Super Bowl XLVI.

Bradford wins AP Offensive Rookie honors

Posted Feb. 04, 2011 @ 8:54 p.m. ET
Rams QB Sam Bradford was named The Associated Press Offensive Rookie of the Year on Friday.

Running backs could be bigger priority for Rams

Posted Feb. 04, 2011 @ 3:10 p.m. ET
if new Rams offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels stays true to the form he displayed as the Patriots' coordinator, we hear a Kevin Faulk-type weapon or two that is adept at receiving out of the backfield has probably become more of ...

NFC West tired of being 'NFC Worst'

Posted Jan. 24, 2011 @ 5:33 a.m. ET
The NFC West has been acting with a sense of urgency to shed its image as the league's wasteland, making a number of impressive coaching hires.

Rams' hiring of McDaniels elicits 'surprisingly positive' vibe

Posted Jan. 21, 2011 @ 1:28 p.m. ET
Word is the reaction in St. Louis to the hiring of Josh McDaniels as the team's new offensive coordinator has been "surprisingly positive," according to sources on the scene.

Rams' Bradford comes through with flying colors

Posted Jan. 20, 2011 @ 12:44 p.m. ET
Sam Bradford is this year's Offensive Rookie of the Year, as voted on by Pro Football Weekly and the Professional Football Writers of America.

McDaniels is new Rams offensive coordinator

Posted Jan. 18, 2011 @ 6:43 p.m. ET
Former Broncos head coach Josh McDaniels was hired today to be the offensive coordinator for St. Louis.

Report: Rams reopen offensive coordinator search

Posted Jan. 18, 2011 @ 12:12 p.m. ET
The Rams' talks with Josh McDaniels, thought to be one of the hottest available assistant coaches, reportedly hit a snag while negotiating for their offensive coordinator position.

Drafting approach won't change for Rams

Posted Jan. 13, 2011 @ 9:43 a.m. ET
Getting caught up in the 2011 draft isn't going to be as different as one might suspect for Rams GM Billy Devaney this year — despite the fact that St. Louis will not be picking either No. 1 or No ...

Readers pick Bradford as top offensive rookie

Posted Jan. 12, 2011 @ 1:32 p.m. ET
Sam Bradford is the clear-cut choice as the NFL's Offensive Rookie of the Year. That's the opinion of ProFootballWeekly.com readers who participated in a recently concluded poll.

Report: Browns to interview Shurmur Friday

Posted Jan. 06, 2011 @ 7:11 p.m. ET
The Browns will interview Rams offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur on Friday, PFW Rams correspondent Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Thursday.

Rams fans stunned by Shurmur's interview with Browns

Posted Jan. 06, 2011 @ 4:29 p.m. ET
Disbelief was the major emotion being felt on the streets of St. Louis when it was revealed a few days after the Rams' disappointing season-ending loss to the Seahawks that offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur had been granted an interview for ...

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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