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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 free-agent FS Atogwe

Posted June 23, 2010 @ 1:22 p.m. ET
The Rams’ prolonged contract impasse with starting FS O.J. Atogwe came to an abrupt halt early Wednesday afternoon when the team announced it had agreed to a multiyear deal with its most accomplished defensive playmaker.

Rams make changes in personnel department

Posted June 17, 2010 @ 4:07 p.m. ET
The Rams announced a number of changes in their personnel department Thursday, including the promotions of Mike Williams to vice president of player personnel and John Mancini to director of college scouting.

Torn triceps could end Setterstrom's season

Posted June 12, 2010 @ 5:27 p.m. ET
Rams OG Mark Setterstrom suffered a torn triceps muscle during practice at the team's minicamp Friday, head coach Steve Spagnuolo revealed Saturday. The injury comes shortly after OLT Jason Smith was diagnosed with a stress fracture in his left ...

Atogwe could remain with Rams after all

Posted June 12, 2010 @ 4:23 p.m. ET
The likelihood that FS O.J. Atogwe might stick with the Rams has increased, although it remains quite possible a serious suitor could suddenly materialize in the coming days.

Report: Rams sign veteran DT Hovan

Posted June 09, 2010 @ 2:19 p.m. ET
Multiple media outlets are reporting that the Rams have beefed up their defensive line with the signing of 10th-year DT Chris Hovan, who was released by the Buccaneers in April.

Rams to retire Bruce's No. 80

Posted June 09, 2010 @ 12:59 p.m. ET
The Rams officially announced Wednesday that they will retire No. 80, the number worn by WR Isaac Bruce, during the team’s Oct. 31 home game against the Panthers.

Bruce to retire a Ram after trade

Posted June 07, 2010 @ 2:53 p.m. ET
Isaac Bruce, who spent the majority of his career in St. Louis, will retire as a Ram after being obtained in a trade with the Niners Monday afternoon.

Atogwe becomes unrestricted free agent

Posted June 02, 2010 @ 12:24 p.m. ET
FS O.J. Atogwe became an unrestricted free agent at midnight ET Tuesday after he and the Rams were unable to agree on a long-term contract and the team failed to extend a new qualifying offer, according to multiple sources.

Report: Rams trying to re-sign Atogwe before deadline

Posted June 01, 2010 @ 12:54 a.m. ET
The Rams are working to reach agreement with FS O.J. Atogwe on a long-term contract, with his restricted free-agent tender set to expire Tuesday, a source with knowledge of the situation has told NFL.com.

Carpenter offers athletic tools to Rams

Posted May 28, 2010 @ 12:38 p.m. ET
We hear it’s very likely recently acquired OLB Bobby Carpenter will assume the Rams’ starting WLB job right away, despite starting only three games in four seasons with the Cowboys.

Cowboys, Rams make Barron-for-Carpenter deal official

Posted May 10, 2010 @ 4:14 p.m. ET
The Rams and Cowboys made official a trade that had been in the works for nearly a week, sending LB Bobby Carpenter to St. Louis and OT Alex Barron to Dallas in a swap of failed former first-round picks.

Cowboys considering Carpenter-for-Barron deal

Posted May 07, 2010 @ 7:09 p.m. ET
Jerry Jones had said that the team would explore adding depth at a few positions, including the offensive line, and now the Cowboys are discussing a trade for Rams OT Alex Barron.

Rams' contract talks with Bradford curiously slow

Posted May 07, 2010 @ 9:55 a.m. ET
We hear that the Rams’ uncertain ownership situation, as well as the labor talks, may be delaying a contract agreement with No. 1 draft pick Sam Bradford, the new undisputed face of the franchise.

Report: Barron-Carpenter trade nearing completion

Posted May 07, 2010 @ 3:18 a.m. ET
A trade in which the Rams would send OT Alex Barron to the Cowboys for LB Bobby Carpenter is expected to be finalized Monday, according to NFL Network.

Bears trade S Payne to Rams

Posted April 28, 2010 @ 5:59 p.m. ET
With a surplus of safeties after obtaining Chris Harris from the Panthers in a trade Tuesday, the Bears traded S Kevin Payne to the Rams late Wednesday afternoon for an undisclosed pick in the 2011 draft.

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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