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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 sign five to practice squad

Posted Sept. 05, 2010 @ 5:49 p.m. ET
The Rams announced that they have signed the following five players to their practice squad: WR Danario Alexander, DB Marquis Johnson, OT Ryan McKee, WR Brandon McRae and OG Drew Miller.

Rams announce Bradford as starting QB

Posted Sept. 04, 2010 @ 2:19 p.m. ET
The Rams have named No. 1 overall pick Sam Bradford as their starting quarterback for the regular season.

Future is now for Rams' Bradford

Posted Sept. 04, 2010 @ 1:26 p.m. ET
One throw by rookie QB Sam Bradford cemented Rams head coach Steve Spagnuolo's belief that his team had made the correct decision in making Bradford the first overall draft choice in April.

Redskins, Rams make two trades

Posted Aug. 30, 2010 @ 4:39 p.m. ET
The Redskins and Rams made two separate trades Monday, with each team acquiring a rookie player that they believe could make the 53-man roster.

Rams high on rookie TE Hoomanawanui

Posted Aug. 27, 2010 @ 11:08 p.m. ET
We’re told there hasn’t been a more surprising player for the Rams this offseason than fifth-round TE Michael Hoomanawanui, who, aside from WR Danny Amendola, has been the team’s most reliable receiver.

Rams WR Avery out for season

Posted Aug. 27, 2010 @ 4:01 p.m. ET
The Rams announced late Friday that WR Donnie Avery suffered a season-ending knee injury in the Rams’ 36-35 preseason victory over the Patriots Thursday night.

Average value of NFL teams decreases

Posted Aug. 26, 2010 @ 1:01 p.m. ET
In Forbes magazine's annual ranking of NFL team values released Wednesday, the average value for NFL teams fell two percent.

Kroenke gives Rams badly needed stability

Posted Aug. 25, 2010 @ 3:50 p.m. ET
With Stan Kroenke officially becoming the seventh majority owner in the Rams' 73-year history Wednesday morning, the team's future in St. Louis appears to have been greatly solidified.

Kroenke officially named Rams' new owner

Posted Aug. 25, 2010 @ 12:12 p.m. ET
E. Stanley Kroenke has officially become the seventh majority owner in the team’s 73-year history. The decision was made by a vote by the league’s owners at a meeting in Atlanta Wednesday morning.

Rams' Jackson a back to build around

Posted Aug. 23, 2010 @ 2:06 p.m. ET
Rams RB Steven Jackson comes with some durability and team-offense concerns, but upon further review, he looks capable of having another very productive season, writes PFW's Mike Wilkening.

Bradford, Tate lead NFC West rookie crop

Posted Aug. 22, 2010 @ 4:14 p.m. ET
You’ll be making a mistake if you’re counting on youth to serve up much of a fantasy impact from the NFC West in 2010.

Reports: Westbrook will choose team soon

Posted Aug. 14, 2010 @ 10:04 p.m. ET
Reports are circulating that free-agent RB Brian Westbrook will make a decision Monday about which team he'll play for this season. Although one report said he'd choose the Rams, the team's contract negotiator refuted that.

Grant raises eyebrows as Rams' starting WLB

Posted Aug. 13, 2010 @ 1:01 p.m. ET
Where there's a will there's a way for LB Larry Grant, who has jumped ahead of fellow former Ohio State alum Bobby Carpenter as the starter at the “Will” position

Rams’ Bradford prepares for first big test

Posted Aug. 13, 2010 @ 10:14 a.m. ET
No. 1 overall pick Sam Bradford gets set to make his preseason debut on Saturday, but he already has impressed his coaches and teammates with his maturity and ability.

Rams S Butler out with sprained MCL

Posted Aug. 07, 2010 @ 12:35 p.m. ET
Rams head coach Steve Spagnuolo said after the team's Saturday-morning practice session that starting SS James Butler could be out for a prolonged period with a knee injury.

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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