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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

Jaguars sign RB Toston, waive DE Davis

Posted Oct. 23, 2012 @ 5:52 p.m. ET
The Jaguars signed second-year RB Keith Toston and rookie DE waived DE Ryan Davis, the team announced Tuesday.

Rams sign OL Williams, cut Ojinnaka

Posted Oct. 22, 2012 @ 2:53 p.m. ET
The Rams signed former Bears OL Chris Williams on Monday and released OG Quinn Ojinnaka.

NFC West Spin cycle: Cardinals continue to stumble

Posted Oct. 22, 2012 @ 2:38 p.m. ET
Storm clouds are hovering over the Cardinals, who dropped their third game in a row and showed no signs of turning things around in Minnesota.

Packers top Rams behind three Rodgers TDs

Posted Oct. 21, 2012 @ 4:22 p.m. ET
Aaron Rodgers threw for 342 yards and three touchdowns and the Packers handed the Rams their first home loss with a 30-20 victory on Sunday.

Insiders praise the play of Rams' outside 'backers

Posted Oct. 18, 2012 @ 1:53 p.m. ET
Especially because of the excellent play of Jo-Lonn Dunbar on the weak side, the Rams' OLB situation has greatly improved.

NFC West spin cycle: 49ers looking very ordinary

Posted Oct. 15, 2012 @ 4:39 p.m. ET
PFW executive editor Dan Arkush offers his weekly team-by-team take on the state of the NFC West.

Dolphins hold off Rams for 17-14 win

Posted Oct. 14, 2012 @ 4:45 p.m. ET
Ryan Tannehill threw two touchdown passes and the Dolphins withstood a late rally by the Rams to win 17-14 Sunday.

Veteran S Mikell experiencing 'rebirth' with Rams

Posted Oct. 11, 2012 @ 6:04 p.m. ET
Starting Rams SS Quintin Mikell, who dodged a bullet in Week Five after colliding with a teammate, is off to a strong start this season.

Week Five Players of the Week

Posted Oct. 09, 2012 @ 9:15 a.m. ET
This week, PFW selects Reggie Wayne, Richard Quinn and Will Hill as its Players of the Week.

NFC West spin cycle: Week Five

Posted Oct. 08, 2012 @ 2:33 p.m. ET
PFW executive editor Dan Arkush delivers his weekly team-by-team take on the state of the NFC West.

Candidates line up to replace Amendola as Rams' key weapon

Posted Oct. 06, 2012 @ 4:33 p.m. ET
It remains to be seen just who will step up to replace the injured Danny Amendola in the Rams' ailing offense.

Friday's 60-second rant: Fisher's risky moves paying dividends

Posted Oct. 05, 2012 @ 4:06 p.m. ET
The Rams and Jeff Fisher took a gamble in drafting CB Janoris Jenkins and it's one of several moves that has paid off so far this season.

Rams get nine sacks, hand Cardinals first loss

Posted Oct. 04, 2012 @ 11:58 p.m. ET
DE Robert Quinn had three of the Rams' nine sacks on Kevin Kolb to keep the Cardinals in check in a 17-3 victory Thursday night.

Report: Amendola has broken collarbone

Posted Oct. 04, 2012 @ 10:44 p.m. ET
Rams WR Danny Amendola, who injured his right shoulder against Arizona on Thursday night, reportedly broke his collarbone.

Rams' Jackson, Cardinals' Dockett active

Posted Oct. 04, 2012 @ 6:24 p.m. ET
Rams RB Steven Jackson and Cardinals DE Darnell Dockett are both active for Thursday night’s game in St. Louis.

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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