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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

Agency rejects Rams' proposal to upgrade stadium

Posted June 01, 2012 @ 12:24 p.m. ET
The agency that operates the Edward Jones Dome has rejected an improvement plan proposed by the St. Louis Rams.

Former equipment manager sues Rams

Posted May 31, 2012 @ 7:05 p.m. ET
Longtime Rams equipment manager Todd Hewitt is suing the team, alleging he was fired last year due to age discrimination.

Free-agent OLBs Dunbar, Haggan will likely start for Rams

Posted May 26, 2012 @ 12:08 p.m. ET
Following in the footsteps of fellow free-agent addition Jo-Lonn Dunbar, Mario Haggan is a strong candidate for the starting SLB job.

NFC West players in the crosshairs

Posted May 24, 2012 @ 3:45 p.m. ET
Here's a look at the players on each NFC West team who will be most heavily scrutinized, including Seahawks WR Sidney Rice.

Rams' Fisher not pleased with missing rookies

Posted May 16, 2012 @ 5:18 p.m. ET
Rams head coach Jeff Fisher is not happy that three of his draft choices can't attend the team's OTAs because of a scheduling conflict with an NFLPA event.

Rams add LB Haggan, OT Richardson

Posted May 15, 2012 @ 4:51 p.m. ET
The Rams signed veteran free agents LB Mario Haggan and OT Barry Richardson, the team announced Tuesday.

Part of Rams' dome improvement plan revealed

Posted May 14, 2012 @ 1:15 p.m. ET
Missouri attorney general Chris Koster released details to improve the Rams’ stadium, which would include a roof panel to allow more natural light.

Rams get a kick out of rookies Zuerlein, Hekker

Posted May 11, 2012 @ 4:28 p.m. ET
Figuring their special teams can't be any worse than they were last season, it appears the Rams are more than willing to go with rookies at both placekicker and punter.

OG Bell decides to retire

Posted May 09, 2012 @ 11:24 a.m. ET
OG Jacob Bell is retiring after eight seasons in the NFL, one month after signing with the Bengals, saying he wants to leave on his own terms before his long-term health is affected.

Missouri AG says he will release dome proposal

Posted May 08, 2012 @ 2:20 p.m. ET
The Missouri attorney general will release details on how the Rams want to renovate the Edward Jones Dome despite the team's desire to keep the plan secret.

Vikings in limbo and expansion not on NFL's radar

Posted May 05, 2012 @ 3:49 p.m. ET
The difficulty the Vikings are experiencing in getting a new stadium is similar to predicaments that are looming in other NFL cities.

Former NFL team executive Beam dies

Posted May 05, 2012 @ 2:40 p.m. ET
Former Rams and Buccaneers executive Dick Beam has passed away. He was 75.

Jets sign PK Brown

Posted May 01, 2012 @ 6:18 p.m. ET
The Jets have agreed to terms with PK Josh Brown, according to multiple reports.

Rams submit plan to upgrade dome

Posted May 01, 2012 @ 12:45 p.m. ET
The Rams have submitted plans to upgrade the Edward Jones Dome, a key step to making sure the team doesn't leave town.

Rams cut PK Brown

Posted April 29, 2012 @ 3:18 p.m. ET
The Rams released PK Josh Brown, according to PFW correspondent and St. Louis Post Dispatch writer Jim Thomas.

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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