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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

Line injuries gutting Rams up front on both sides of ball

Posted Sept. 13, 2012 @ 5:16 p.m. ET
After a relatively healthy preseason, the Rams have suddenly been shell-shocked by injuries up front on both sides of the ball.

Rams re-sign QB Clemens, release DT Scott

Posted Sept. 13, 2012 @ 3:58 p.m. ET
The Rams are bringing back QB Kellen Clemens Thursday after releasing him during the team's final roster cuts on Aug. 31.

NFC West Spin cycle: Week One

Posted Sept. 10, 2012 @ 6:28 p.m. ET
PFW executive editor Dan Arkush offers his weekly team-by-team take on the state of the NFC West.

Rams place C Wells on new injured reserve

Posted Sept. 10, 2012 @ 5:52 p.m. ET
Rams C Scott Wells suffered a fractured foot and will be placed on the "designated for return" injured reserve, head coach Jeff Fisher said Monday.

Lions rally late to beat Rams

Posted Sept. 09, 2012 @ 4:30 p.m. ET
Matthew Stafford threw a 5-yard touchdown pass to Kevin Smith with 10 seconds left, lifting the Lions to a 27-23 win over the Rams on Sunday.

Rams OLT Saffold carted off

Posted Sept. 09, 2012 @ 3:52 p.m. ET
Rams OLT Rodger Saffold was carted off the field on a stretcher in the Week One game against the Lions.

Rams sign LB Laurinaitis to five-year extension

Posted Sept. 08, 2012 @ 12:55 p.m. ET
The Rams have signed LB James Laurinaitis to a five-year contract extension, the club announced Saturday. 

Rams' release of Clemens raised plenty of eyebrows

Posted Sept. 07, 2012 @ 10:50 a.m. ET
Of all the personnel moves the Rams have made lately, the one that surprised observers the most was the release of QB Kellen Clemens.

TE Hoomanawanui signs with Patriots

Posted Sept. 05, 2012 @ 5:15 p.m. ET
The Patriots added another tight end on Wednesday, signing ex-Ram Michael Hoomanawanui.

Rams release TE Hoomanawanui

Posted Sept. 02, 2012 @ 8:03 p.m. ET
The Rams announced Sunday that they have released oft-injured TE Michael Hoomanawanui and OG Quinn Ojinnaka.

Patriots trade for Rams WR Salas

Posted Sept. 01, 2012 @ 4:25 p.m. ET
The Patriots have traded for ex-Rams WR Greg Salas, the team announced Saturday.

Rams DT Brockers suffers ankle injury

Posted Aug. 30, 2012 @ 8:19 p.m. ET
Rams rookie DT Michael Brockers was helped off the field after suffering a right ankle injury Thursday in St. Louis' preseason game against the Ravens.

Jets, Rams finalize trade of right tackles

Posted Aug. 28, 2012 @ 9:52 p.m. ET
The Jason Smith-Wayne Hunter trade between the Rams and Jets became official on Tuesday.

Report: Rams, Jets swapping tackles

Posted Aug. 27, 2012 @ 8:34 p.m. ET
he Jets reportedly are working on acquiring former first-round OT Jason Smith from the Rams in exchange for demoted Jets ORT Wayne Hunter.

Eldridge one of Rams' cuts

Posted Aug. 27, 2012 @ 4:09 p.m. ET
The Rams released 13 players, including TE Brody Eldridge, on Monday in order to get down to the 75-player limit.

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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