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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

Colts' playoff streak in prestigious company

Posted Dec. 19, 2010 @ 11:19 a.m. ET
With the Colts having made the playoffs eight straight seasons, NFList examines the longest such playoff streaks, including one by Dallas under Tom Landry.

Atogwe hardly a slam dunk to stick with Rams

Posted Dec. 16, 2010 @ 4:40 p.m. ET
While Rams starting FS Oshiomogho Atogwe is having a solid season, we hear it might not be strong enough to assure that he will remain with the team next season.

Rams must rebound against Missouri rivals in Week 15

Posted Dec. 13, 2010 @ 6:17 p.m. ET
The Rams shouldn’t have much of a problem getting fired up for their “Show Me State” showdown against the Chiefs this Sunday after getting burned by the Saints in Week 14.

Brees, Jenkins lead Saints past Rams

Posted Dec. 12, 2010 @ 8:01 p.m. ET
Drew Brees threw for three scores, Malcolm Jenkins returned one of his two interceptions 96 yards for his first career touchdown, and New Orleans won its sixth straight game 31-13 over the St. Louis Rams on Sunday.

Diggs' season-ending injury puts dent in Rams' defense

Posted Dec. 09, 2010 @ 10 p.m. ET
One big reason why the Rams could end up being on the outside looking in come playoff time is their increasingly shaky situation at outside linebacker with starting SLB Na'il Diggs out for the season after tearing a pectoral ...

Rams LB Diggs done for rest of season

Posted Dec. 06, 2010 @ 4:13 p.m. ET
Rams LB Na'il Diggs will miss the rest of the season with a torn pectoral muscle suffered in Sunday's win over the Cardinals.

Rams get to .500 with 19-6 win over Cardinals

Posted Dec. 05, 2010 @ 8:14 p.m. ET
Steven Jackson rushed for 102 yards, including 27 on the game's lone TD, and St. Louis sent Arizona to its seventh loss in a row 19-6 on Sunday.

Alexander key for Rams down the stretch

Posted Dec. 04, 2010 @ 4:59 p.m. ET
If the Rams manage to make it to the playoffs, the one player — aside from 2010 No. 1 overall pick Sam Bradford — who could be mostly responsible for making that happen is undrafted rookie WR Danario Alexander.

Latest receiver injury rains on Rams' parade

Posted Nov. 29, 2010 @ 7:50 p.m. ET
The Rams' first road victory this season was tarnished by the news that promising rookie TE Michael Hoomanawanui could very well be out for the rest of the year.

Bradford throws for over 300 as Rams top Broncos

Posted Nov. 28, 2010 @ 7:57 p.m. ET
Rookie Sam Bradford had his first 300-yard game and tossed three touchdown passes as the Rams escaped Denver with a 36-33 win Sunday.

2011 NFC West free-agent preview

Posted Nov. 26, 2010 @ 9:29 a.m. ET
After the season, the 49ers will have to decide who will be their quarterback of the future, as both Alex Smith and Troy Smith may become free agents. Here is our exclusive team-by-team list of NFC West players likely to ...

Jones punting at Pro Bowl level for Rams

Posted Nov. 25, 2010 @ 1:33 p.m. ET
Although his numbers are down a bit this season, daily team observers agree that Rams P Donnie Jones deserves a Pro Bowl berth more than anybody on the team.

Rams receive reality check from Falcons

Posted Nov. 22, 2010 @ 6:39 p.m. ET
Unable to capitalize on the home-field advantage that had been serving them so well this season, the Rams received a sobering reality check in Week 11 from a Falcons team that appears to have much more legitimate playoff credentials in ...

Ryan, Falcons overpower Rams

Posted Nov. 21, 2010 @ 7:41 p.m. ET
Matt Ryan threw two touchdown passes and directed an offense so dominant that three St. Louis defenders left with cramps in the Atlanta Falcons' 34-17 victory over the Rams on Sunday.

Rams again avoid blackout

Posted Nov. 19, 2010 @ 11:10 a.m. ET
The Rams sold the last few tickets remaining to beat the NFL deadline and avert a local TV blackout of Sunday's home game against the Falcons.

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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