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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

Thursday's 60-second rant: Cardinals-Rams game could be something special

Posted Oct. 04, 2012 @ 2:15 p.m. ET
PFW executive editor Dan Arkush couldn’t be looking more forward to Thursday night’s Cardinals-Rams skirmish on a national stage.

Key matchup: Cardinals secondary vs. Rams receivers

Posted Oct. 02, 2012 @ 3:58 p.m. ET
Today’s Key matchup focuses on the Cardinals' secondary vs. the Rams' receivers in this week’s Thursday-night game in St. Louis.

NFC West Spin cycle: Week Four

Posted Oct. 01, 2012 @ 3:52 p.m. ET
PFW executive editor Dan Arkush offers his weekly team-by-team take on the state of the NFC West.

Zuerlein kicks Rams past Seahawks

Posted Sept. 30, 2012 @ 4:21 p.m. ET
Greg Zuerlein kicked four field goals, including a 58-yarder and a club record 60-yarder, to help the Rams to a 19-13 win over the Seahawks on Sunday.

Rams rookie kickers earning rave reviews

Posted Sept. 28, 2012 @ 9:45 a.m. ET
It appears Jeff Fisher's gamble that a pair of rookies could handle the Rams' starting PK and punting jobs is paying off so far.

Rams claim OT Barksdale

Posted Sept. 27, 2012 @ 5:26 p.m. ET
The Rams claimed OT Joe Barksdale off waivers from the Raiders and released OT Ty Nsekhe.

NFC West Spin cycle: Week Three

Posted Sept. 25, 2012 @ 12:37 p.m. ET
PFW executive editor Dan Arkush offers his weekly team-by-team take on the state for the NFC West.

Bears sack Bradford six times, top Rams 23-6

Posted Sept. 23, 2012 @ 4:33 p.m. ET
Major Wright returned an interception 45 yards for a touchdown, and the Bears beat the Rams 23-6 on Sunday.

Amendola loves fighting the good fight for Rams

Posted Sept. 21, 2012 @ 10:20 p.m. ET
WR Danny Amendola is a big fan of the Rams' hard-edged underdog mentality courtesy of new head coach Jeff Fisher.

Rams activate WR Pettis, place OG Watkins on I.R.

Posted Sept. 18, 2012 @ 5:18 p.m. ET
The Rams brought WR Austin Pettis back to the 53-man roster on Tuesday and placed OG Rokevious Watkins on injured reserve.

Rams OLT Saffold has MCL sprain

Posted Sept. 17, 2012 @ 6:18 p.m. ET
Rams OLT Rodger Saffold suffered a third-degree MCL sprain and other damage to the knee, head coach Jeff Fisher told reporters Monday. 

NFC West spin cycle: Week Two

Posted Sept. 17, 2012 @ 5:32 p.m. ET
PFW executive editor Dan Arkush offers his weekly team-by-team take on the state of the NFC West.

Amendola's big day helps Rams past Redskins

Posted Sept. 16, 2012 @ 8:58 p.m. ET
Sam Bradford threw for 310 yards and three touchdowns in rallying the Rams to a 31-28 win over Robert Griffin III and the Redskins on Sunday.

Insider: Fisher cleaning up Rams' mess

Posted Sept. 16, 2012 @ 8:45 p.m. ET
An NFL insider says that Jeff Fisher deserves kudos for quickly changing over a roster that was lacking NFL-caliber talent.

NFL Links: Should Rams have drafted RG3?

Posted Sept. 14, 2012 @ 11:49 a.m. ET
Sam Bradford over RG3 was the right choice, the Green Bay defense makes a statement and the Giants lose a treasured mustache.

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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