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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 place Hovan on I.R.

Posted Aug. 06, 2010 @ 7:36 p.m. ET
With a need to have players practicing and competing for jobs in training camp, the Rams have placed DT Chris Hovan on injured reserve with a back injury, head coach Steve Spagnuolo said Friday.

Report: Bradford signs richest rookie deal

Posted July 30, 2010 @ 11:58 p.m. ET
Rams QB Sam Bradford is the richest rookie in NFL history. The No. 1 overall draft choice has agreed to a six-year, $78 million contract that has a maximum value of $86 million with incentives, a league source has told ...

Rams toying with switching around OTs

Posted July 30, 2010 @ 12:44 p.m. ET
The Rams’ offensive line has picked right up where it left off early in the offseason as a particularly hot topic, with the news that OTs Jason Smith and Rodger Saffold could be trading places.

Rams sign rookies Saffold, Onobun

Posted July 28, 2010 @ 4:31 p.m. ET
The Rams signed two more rookies Wednesday afternoon — second-round OT Rodger Saffold and sixth-round TE Fendi Onobun. Terms of their contracts were undisclosed.

Top 20 key players in NFC West

Posted July 28, 2010 @ 9:09 a.m. ET
Dan Arkush identifies the top five players on each NFC West team who figure to play crucial roles, including Rams rookie QB Sam Bradford.

NFC West training-camp reports

Posted July 26, 2010 @ 9:22 a.m. ET
In the final installment of our training-camp reports, we look at NFC West teams, including the Seahawks, who'll use Aaron Curry as a stand-up end.

Report: Rams rookie CB Murphy arrested

Posted July 25, 2010 @ 1:56 p.m. ET
Rams rookie CB Jerome Murphy was arrested in Tampa, Fla. on Saturday and charged with a misdemeanor count of driving without a valid license, according to the St. Petersburg Times.

Patriots restocked roster after Super Bowl wins

Posted July 10, 2010 @ 11:21 a.m. ET
We look at how defending Super Bowl champions drafted from 2000-09. Some teams — such as the 2005 Patriots, who drafted OG Logan Mankins — fared well, while others struggled.

Rams tackle DT woes with seasoned vets

Posted July 09, 2010 @ 2:50 p.m. ET
After opting not to select either Ndamukong Suh or Gerald McCoy in the first round of this year's draft, the Rams are banking on experienced veterans Fred Robbins and Chris Hovan to fortify the DT position.

Fantasy position battles: QBs

Posted July 09, 2010 @ 12:46 p.m. ET
With Ben Roethlisberger suspended, PFW's Michael Blunda says the Steelers' QB battle between Byron Leftwich and Dennis Dixon is one to watch this preseason.

Rams' backup RB situation remains worrisome

Posted July 02, 2010 @ 10:08 a.m. ET
One of the Rams' biggest concerns is the lack of a decent complementary running back behind workhorse Steven Jackson, who is coming off back surgery.

Rams sign two more draft picks

Posted June 28, 2010 @ 12:50 p.m. ET
WR Mardy Gilyard, whom St. Louis selected in the fourth round with the 99th overall pick, has reportedly agreed to a four-year, $2.34 million contract, and the Rams also have come to terms with fifth-round pick DE Hall Davis.

Rams sign third-round CB Murphy

Posted June 26, 2010 @ 4:19 p.m. ET
The Rams made third-round CB Jerome Murphy the highest-drafted rookie to sign a contract up to now, reportedly signing him to a four-year deal worth $2.7 million, including a $937,739 signing bonus.

Report: Rams sign rookies Selvie, Hull

Posted June 26, 2010 @ 1:21 p.m. ET
The Rams are working from the bottom up in terms of nailing down deals with their 2010 draft crop, reportedly signing two of their three seventh-round picks — DE George Selvie and ILB Josh Hull.

Atogwe maintains he never wanted to leave Rams

Posted June 25, 2010 @ 3:38 p.m. ET
To hear O.J. Atogwe tell it, there was never any doubt in his mind about wanting to remain a fixture at free safety in the Rams’ secondary for the long haul.

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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