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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

Is NFC West still 'NFC Worst'?

Posted April 28, 2010 @ 5:03 p.m. ET
PFW's Dan Arkush ponders 10 questions about a division that looks like it could be on an upwardly mobile path following an excellent drafting effort.

2010 draft choices by team: Rams

Posted April 24, 2010 @ 11:03 p.m. ET
Here are the players who were chosen by the St. Louis Rams in the 2010 NFL draft.

Will Saffold replace Barron in St. Louis?

Posted April 23, 2010 @ 6:58 p.m. ET
Don't be shocked if Rodger Saffold, the Rams' first pick in the second round, replaces Alex Barron as the team's starting right tackle.

Bradford should start for Rams right away

Posted April 22, 2010 @ 8:07 p.m. ET
The Rams would be making a big mistake if they didn't start No. 1 pick Sam Bradford from the get-go.

Rams trade Carriker to Redskins, sign RFA Ryan

Posted April 20, 2010 @ 3:39 p.m. ET
The Rams remained busy on the DT front Tuesday, trading former first-round draft pick Adam Carriker to the Redskins and signing starting DT Clifton Ryan to a one-year tender offer.

Kroenke throws Rams a curve ball

Posted April 15, 2010 @ 10:35 a.m. ET
Don’t expect closure on the sale of the Rams any time soon in the wake of minority owner Stan Kroenke’s very surprising decision to exercise his right of first refusal to purchase the 60 percent share of the ...

Kroenke exercises option to buy Rams

Posted April 12, 2010 @ 10:22 p.m. ET
Rams minority Stan Kroenke has decided to exercise his option to purchase the 60 percent interest in the Rams that he doesn't already own, superseding an offer made by Illinois businessman Shahid Khan in February.

New LB Diggs figures to start somewhere for Rams

Posted April 08, 2010 @ 2:22 p.m. ET
While it remains to be seen whether newly acquired Rams LB Na’il Diggs will play on the weak side or strong side, we hear the odds are strong that he will be starting at one of those positions.

Rams sign veteran LB Diggs

Posted April 07, 2010 @ 2:32 p.m. ET
The Rams solidified their LB corps Wednesday with the official announcement that they have signed former Panthers and Packers OLB Na’il Diggs.

Q&A with Oklahoma QB Sam Bradford

Posted April 06, 2010 @ 10:23 a.m. ET
Sam Bradford is a busy man these days, but he took a few minutes to chat with PFW about his shoulder, his favorite throw to make, the one sport he's not good at and his Draft Day wardrobe.

Rams release QB Bulger

Posted April 05, 2010 @ 3:57 p.m. ET
Not surprisingly, the Rams announced Monday afternoon that they had released longtime starting QB Marc Bulger, who had more downs than ups in his last three seasons in St. Louis.

Bradford clears way for blockbuster trade?

Posted March 30, 2010 @ 6 p.m. ET
Sam Bradford's pro-day workout Monday was so stellar that it may have driven up the price for an interested suitor in the trade market. Meanwhile, Northwestern DE Corey Wootton still has questions to answer after his pro-day workout.

Merlin Olsen: football legend, remarkable human being

Posted March 28, 2010 @ 8:11 p.m. ET
Columnist Mike Beacom says that somewhere, in the long list of hats he wore, Merlin Olsen the football star almost gets lost.

Atogwe tender still puzzles Rams insiders

Posted March 28, 2010 @ 11:36 a.m. ET
The Rams' decision to tender O.J. Atogwe at the lowest level risks the loss of one of their few quality players, according to NFC Whispers.

Rams re-sign DE Hall

Posted March 22, 2010 @ 1:53 p.m. ET
The Rams announced the re-signing of veteran DE James Hall on Monday. Hall, 33, had been an unrestricted free agent.

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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