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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

Laurinaitis has act together for Rams at the right time

Posted Dec. 06, 2012 @ 9:31 p.m. ET
After struggling a bit while adjusting to a new defense, Rams MLB James Laurinaitis has been coming on strong.

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 begin extension talks with Laurinaitis, Long

Posted June 09, 2012 @ 5:53 p.m. ET
The Rams have begun contract extension talks with both MLB James Laurinaitis and DE Chris Long.

McGinnis bolts Titans for Rams

Posted Jan. 25, 2012 @ 3:07 p.m. ET
Jeff Fisher has brought in another member of his former staff at Tennessee to serve as his assistant head coach in St. Louis.

Defense in decline biggest problem for reeling Rams

Posted Sept. 30, 2011 @ 3:32 p.m. ET
While there have been plenty of problems across the board for the Rams, team insiders agree the biggest concern is a defense that appears to have significantly regressed.  

Drafting approach won't change for Rams

Posted Jan. 13, 2011 @ 9:43 a.m. ET
Getting caught up in the 2011 draft isn't going to be as different as one might suspect for Rams GM Billy Devaney this year — despite the fact that St. Louis will not be picking either No. 1 or No ...

Browns NT Rubin impresses Mangini

Posted Aug. 08, 2010 @ 3:07 p.m. ET
Third-year NT Ahtyba Rubin will be a key part of the Browns' defensive line this year, according to "Whispers," as he displays good technique and block recognition in training camp.

Willis tops among NFC West IDPs

Posted July 10, 2010 @ 1:16 p.m. ET
While the NFC West arguably remains the league’s weakest division, it is strong in terms of individual fantasy defenders, led by IDP superheavyweight Patrick Willis.

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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