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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: Shurmur to interview with Browns

Posted Jan. 04, 2011 @ 4:52 p.m. ET
The Browns will reportedly interview Pat Shurmur for their vacant head coaching position.

Seahawks-Rams garners record ratings for Week 17 game

Posted Jan. 03, 2011 @ 1:15 p.m. ET
The final "Sunday Night Football" game of the season earned the best overnight rating since 2002 for the NFL's season-ending game.

Seahawks top Rams, win NFC West

Posted Jan. 03, 2011 @ 12:04 a.m. ET
Laugh all you want, the 7-9 Seattle Seahawks are going to the playoffs as champions of the NFC West.

Game times announced for NFL playoffs

Posted Jan. 02, 2011 @ 8:01 p.m. ET
The Jets-Colts wild-card game will be the Saturday night game in the first weekend of the NFL playoffs.

Forgotten: Harold Jackson

Posted Dec. 31, 2010 @ 4:33 p.m. ET
When he walked away from the NFL in 1983, Harold Jackson was one of two wide receivers in history with 10,000 or more yards. Mike Beacom examines why, almost 30 years later, all of Jackson's accomplishments have been ...

Fells quietly makes presence felt for Rams

Posted Dec. 30, 2010 @ 4:14 p.m. ET
The Rams could be facing an interesting decision on versatile TE Daniel Fells, a potential free agent who has become a very reliable receiving weapon this season.

Whitehurst to start for Seattle in Week 17

Posted Dec. 27, 2010 @ 6:28 p.m. ET
Charlie Whitehurst has started only once in his five-year NFL career. Start No. 2 will come in one of the most important games of the entire 2010 season.

Week 17 game times changed

Posted Dec. 26, 2010 @ 10:19 p.m. ET
The NFL has announced time changes for several key Week 17 matchups.

Rams eliminate 49ers from playoff contention

Posted Dec. 26, 2010 @ 4:19 p.m. ET
Sam Bradford set an NFL record for completions in a rookie season and his first touchdown pass in four games gave the Rams breathing room in a 25-17 victory over the 49ers on Sunday.

Rams' interior offensive linemen struggling

Posted Dec. 25, 2010 @ 2:31 a.m. ET
Although St. Louis' offensive guards have been the subjects of considerable criticism, we hear that highly paid C Jason Brown has been a weak link, too. Read about this and more in NFC West Whispers.

More high-powered weapons for Bradford top Rams' wish list

Posted Dec. 23, 2010 @ 4:48 p.m. ET
The consensus among team insiders is that, while the Rams appear to have more than a few major needs on both sides of the ball, a few more high-powered playmakers would be difficult to pass up high in the next ...

49ers pick Troy Smith to start vs. Rams

Posted Dec. 23, 2010 @ 4:15 p.m. ET
The 49ers are in must-win mode with two weeks to play and the team has announced Troy Smith will be their starting quarterback for at least the first of those games, this coming Sunday against the Rams.

Rams in dire need of rebound against Niners

Posted Dec. 20, 2010 @ 7:40 p.m. ET
If the Rams continue to perform like they did in their 27-13 loss to the Chiefs in Week 15, they are going to have a very tough time making the playoffs.

Cassel return to help Chiefs top Rams

Posted Dec. 19, 2010 @ 5:15 p.m. ET
Chiefs QB Matt Cassel went the distance only 11 days after an emergency appendectomy, leading the way in a 27-13 victory over the suddenly sagging St. Louis Rams on Sunday.

Cassel active, but still may be backup

Posted Dec. 19, 2010 @ 12:05 p.m. ET
Chiefs QB Matt Cassel is active for the team's game Sunday vs. St. Louis, but it is unknown if he or Brodie Croyle will start.

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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