Found July 24, 2013 on Fox Sports Midwest:
ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Rams released offensive guard Rokevious Watkins on the eve of the first full-squad workout of training camp. The 338-pound Watkins was a fifth-round pick last year and played in one game in his rookie season before going on injured reserve with an ankle injury. He had been suspended without pay for this year's opener for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy. Watkins was held out of the beginning of training camp last summer after reporting overweight.

St. Louis Rams Waive Rokevious Watkins

Guard Rokevious Watkins was waived by the St. Louis Rams after struggling with weight issues and an impending suspension by the NFL for substance abuse. The former fifth-round pick in 2012 showed up to training camp out of shape and most likely has seen his last day in a St. Louis uniform. Expect Chris Williams (left guard) and Harvey Dahl (right guard) to be the starting offensive...

Handful of Rams veterans can commute to camp

ST. LOUIS -- Coach Jeff Fisher gave St. Louis Rams rookies something to shoot for before they hit the field for the first time: Four-year veterans can commute to training camp. "It's cool, it's something coach Fish does for those guys," safety T.J. McDonald said after Tuesday's workout. "I've got my rookie duties and I understand that. "I'...

Fisher counting on Rams kids again

ST. LOUIS -- Working with kids last year suited a refreshed Jeff Fisher, back from a one-year break from coaching with the youngest team in the NFL. One of the most improved, too. Another influx of youth, fueled by the Robert Griffin III deal, could be what the St. Louis Rams need to post the franchise's first winning record in a decade. Perhaps compete for a playoff spot, too...

Rams enter Fisher's 2nd season full of optimism

James Laurinaitis was optimistic as he joined the St. Louis Rams in 2009, though they were coming off a two-win season. This summer, he truly believes he's part of a team poised to turn the corner. ''Oh absolutely. Absolutely,'' the middle linebacker said after the first full-squad training camp practice Thursday night. ''I was genuinely excited last...

Rams to feature a multi-back running scheme

The Rams may think they know who their starting running back will be now that Stephen Jackson is no longer with the team; for the record, Daryl Richardson is the Rams’ likely starter, but that doesn’t mean Richardson will be carrying a huge percentage of the Rams’ runs. Head coach Jeff Fisher said Thursday the team may opt for a multi-back approach instead of using one...

St. Louis 2013 Fantasy Football Projections

QB Sam Bradford (St. Louis) After an ankle injury limited to 10 games in his 2nd season in the league in 2011, Bradford bounced back from in his 3rd year in the league, playing all 16 games again and improving on his rookie numbers by throwing for 3702 passing yards, 21 touchdowns, and 13 interceptions. With the addition of Jake Long, Tavon Austin, and Jared Cook around him, he...

Rams rookie lineman waits patiently to get on field

ST. LOUIS -- When Rams rookie Barrett Jones played in the BCS Championship Game with torn ligaments in his left foot, he knew surgery that could curtail his preparation for the NFL draft would be required. It didn't matter. With the chance to help Alabama win its third national championship in his four years, sitting out against Notre Dame was as likely as a transfer to Auburn...

Rams players express optimism about HGH testing

ST. LOUIS -- As the NFL and NFL Players' Association appear to move toward an agreement that will -- eventually -- start testing for human growth hormone,coaches and players have voiced their opinion at training camps nationwide. "We're in the situation now where we are trying to make this game better," Rams coach Jeff Fisher said after a rookie workout on Monday...

St. Louis Rams 2013 NFL Season Preview

Introduction Football is a game of parity. A team sees an average change of 3 wins per season in either direction and teams that have big improvements on average regress about half of that the following season and vice versa. The Rams have been doing quite a bit of bouncing around in the past few years, going from 1 win to 7 wins to 2 wins to 7 wins and a tie. Unfortunately, they...
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