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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 WR Clayton out for the season (knee)

Posted Oct. 10, 2010 @ 10:32 p.m. ET
Rams WR Mark Clayton told media members after the team's Week Five game vs. the Lions that he will miss the remainder of the season due to a right knee injury.

Lions end losing streak with big win vs. Rams

Posted Oct. 10, 2010 @ 5:19 p.m. ET
Stefan Logan's 105-yard kickoff return broke a tie and sent the Lions to a 44-6 rout of the St. Louis Rams for their first win of the season and ended their 10-game losing streak.

Rams WR Clayton (knee) will not return

Posted Oct. 10, 2010 @ 1:55 p.m. ET
Rams WR Mark Clayton suffered an injury to his right knee and will not return to Sunday's game against the Lions.

Hardworking Hall providing strong rush for Rams

Posted Oct. 08, 2010 @ 10:10 a.m. ET
With a daily work ethic second to none, veteran DE James Hall has been providing the Rams with a very potent pass rush so far this season.

Rams' defense stuffs Seahawks 20-3

Posted Oct. 03, 2010 @ 4:21 p.m. ET
QB Sam Bradford and a tough defense led the Rams to a 20-3 win over the Seahawks on Sunday.

Rams avoid local blackout

Posted Oct. 01, 2010 @ 2:47 p.m. ET
Local sponsors have purchased enough tickets to ensure the Rams-Seahawks game will be shown on TV in the St. Louis market.

Rams seem satisfied enough with backup RBs

Posted Oct. 01, 2010 @ 11:06 a.m. ET
With slim pickings available on the trade mart, we hear the Rams are willing to get by this season with the RB trio of Kenneth Darby, Keith Toston and Chauncey Washington behind Steven Jackson.

Four teams risk blackouts in Week Four

Posted Sept. 30, 2010 @ 10:08 a.m. ET
Four NFL games could be blacked out on local television this Sunday as teams scramble to sell tickets before Thursday afternoon's deadline.

Rams sign RB Washington from Jets

Posted Sept. 28, 2010 @ 12:20 p.m. ET
The Rams have signed RB Chauncey Washington off of the Jets' practice squad, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Tuesday.

Rams RB Jackson dodges bullet in big win

Posted Sept. 27, 2010 @ 6:47 p.m. ET
The Rams are breathing a huge sigh of relief after an MRI of the strained groin that RB Steven Jackson suffered Sunday showed no tear.

Rams RB Jackson has "only a sprain"

Posted Sept. 27, 2010 @ 4:04 p.m. ET
Rams RB Steven Jackson had an MRI Monday after leaving Sunday's game in the second quarter with a groin injury. Jackson tweeted after the MRI "It's only a strain..."

Rams RB Jackson undergoes MRI

Posted Sept. 27, 2010 @ 11:42 a.m. ET
Rams RB Steven Jackson will undergo an MRI on his pulled groin muscle and may end up missing some time.

Rams top Redskins after losing Jackson

Posted Sept. 26, 2010 @ 7:40 p.m. ET
Backup running back Kenneth Darby scored the go-ahead touchdown in the third quarter, helping the St. Louis Rams overcome an injury to Steven Jackson and end a 14-game home losing streak with a 30-16 victory over the Washington Redskins on ...

Rams RB Jackson leaves game with apparent knee injury

Posted Sept. 26, 2010 @ 5:33 p.m. ET
Rams RB Steven Jackson left the game and went to the locker room before halftime with an apparent knee injury.

Injuries hit Rams hard at tight end

Posted Sept. 23, 2010 @ 10:22 a.m. ET
The Rams are having a hard time finding enough healthy bodies to man the TE position with their top three tight ends currently battling injuries to varying degrees.

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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