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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

Catchy NFC West position battles

Posted Aug. 25, 2012 @ 10 a.m. ET
There are other position battles going on in the NFC West besides the QB challenges in Seattle and Arizona — most notably at wide receiver.

Rams not tipping hand on D-coordinator game plan

Posted Aug. 23, 2012 @ 1:39 p.m. ET
The Rams hardly have been up front on the details of their defensive coordinator-by-committee game plan in the absence of Gregg Williams.

Rams sign DE Gholston

Posted Aug. 22, 2012 @ 10:13 p.m. ET
The Rams signed free-agent DE Vernon Gholston, the sixth overall pick of the 2008 draft, on Wednesday.

Colts acquire CB Gordy from Rams

Posted Aug. 21, 2012 @ 11:55 p.m. ET
The Colts acquired CB Josh Gordy from the Rams for an undisclosed draft pick in 2014.

Jaguars commit to London games 2013-16

Posted Aug. 21, 2012 @ 3:40 p.m. ET
The NFL announced the Jaguars’ multi-year commitment to play games in London from 2013-16.

Report: Jaguars to play multiple games in London

Posted Aug. 20, 2012 @ 4:20 p.m. ET
The Jaguars will replace the Rams as the NFL team that will play multiple games in London.

Rams will not play in 2013-14 London games

Posted Aug. 13, 2012 @ 2:57 p.m. ET
The Rams announced Monday that they will not play home games in London in 2013 or 2014, canceling plans to play home games there beyond the 2012 season.

Offensive tackle looking like potential weak link for Rams

Posted Aug. 10, 2012 @ 2:39 p.m. ET
With Rodger Saffold and Jason Smith struggling to hold their own against the Rams' starting DEs in training camp, offensive tackle is a major concern.

Rams sign Long to new four-year deal

Posted July 29, 2012 @ 4:19 p.m. ET
The Rams reportedly have signed former first-round draft pick Chris Long to a "huge" new four-year deal Sunday. 

Rams sign rookies Jenkins, Johnson

Posted July 25, 2012 @ 12:32 a.m. ET
The Rams signed rookie CBs Janoris Jenkins and Trumaine Johnson to rookie contracts, rounding out their draft class.

NFC West training-camp reports

Posted July 23, 2012 @ 11:15 a.m. ET
Pro Football Weekly previews what to expect from the Cardinals, Rams, 49ers and Seahawks in training camp.

Rams have quite the crowd at tight end

Posted July 19, 2012 @ 3:43 p.m. ET
With nine players challenging for four likely roster spots, there won’t be a more competitive position in the Rams’ training camp than tight end.

Report: Rams DE Quinn arrested for DWI

Posted July 19, 2012 @ 12:58 p.m. ET
Rams DE Robert Quinn was arrested on July 10 for DWI, according to KSDK in St. Louis.

Rookies bolster Rams' CB situation

Posted July 13, 2012 @ 2:54 p.m. ET
With rookies Janoris Jenkins and Trumaine Johnson both making strong early impressions, the Rams appear to look greatly improved at cornerback.

Ranking the last-place teams heading into 2012

Posted July 09, 2012 @ 4:24 p.m. ET
It’s always hard to imagine last-place teams turning things around quickly, but it happens nearly every season in the NFL. Here's who could do it in 2012.

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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