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ST. LOUIS On one hand, time on the field is necessary, each repetition crucial in helping a young player develop before results are real.
On the other, injuries understand no difference between preseason and snaps that count toward true victory and defeat. Pain can strike on a tired Thursday in late August or on a Sunday with playoff berths at stake late in the fall. There are no boundaries.
On one hand, the St. Louis Rams were smart to play rookie defensive tackle Michael Brockers the 14th overall pick late in the first quarter of a meaningless 31-17 victory over the Baltimore Ravens at the Edward Jones Dome. Yes, this was the snooze-worthy fourth preseason game. Yes, his spot on the 53-man roster is secure. Yes, the Ravens rested all but three of their first-teamers on defense. But no matter: The hulking LSU product is green, and any work is good work for an unproven talent.
On the other, there was risk involved with Brockers sticking his fingers in the turf on a night tha...
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St. Louis Rams rookie defensive tackle Michael Brockers injured his right ankle near the end of the first quarter of the preseason finale.
Brockers, the team's first-round draft pick, was injured when he got tangled up with the Ravens' Jah Reid with 4 seconds to go in the quarter Thursday night. He was helped off the field by two trainers but was able to put weight on the...
Many NFL fans will probably never remember the ongoing eight year stellar career of St. Louis Rams running back Steven Jackson, but Rams fans certainly will. Steven Jackson should join an elite list of running backs whose careers were underrated because they played for mediocre teams.
(Updates.) Scott Wells has had a busy offseason.
After signing a four-year, $24 million contract with the St. Louis Rams, the former Green Bay Packers center had knee surgery that kept him from most of the team's activities.
While rehabbing, Wells and his wife recently completed the adoption of three orphans from Uganda, a process that took nearly 18 months.
As they prepare...
The Rams have struggled in the years since the “Greatest Show on Turf” days of the late 20th century. They have a very talented running back in Steven Jackson who only experienced the playoffs in his rookie season and probably won’t as long as he is still playing, unless new Head Coach Jeff Fisher can turn this once proud ship around. To make matters worse for the Football...
After a year away, Jeff Fisher returned to the NFL refreshed, renewed and best of all, patient. Rebuilding the St. Louis Rams might take time.
Fisher inherits a handful of key veterans from a 2-14 season that got coach Steve Spagnuolo and general manager Billy Devaney fired. Surrounding quarterback Sam Bradford, middle linebacker James Laurinaitis, defensive end Chris Long and select...
Like a surfer on a tasty wave, the St. Louis Rams continued to win at home in the Edward Jones Dome with a convincing victory against the Baltimore Ravens. Like their beat down of the Kansas City Chiefs the last time they played at home, the Offense, defense, and special teams gave the Rams a [...]
RB Steven Jackson UP
Isaiah Pead has failed to lock down the #2 back job behind Steven Jackson. He will split the role with follow rookie Daryl Richardson. This is good and bad news for Jackson’s fantasy stock. The good news is that there’s no immediate threat to his workload and he should see the type of carries he’s used to so long as he’s healthy and running well. The...
—Michael Brockers went down with a lower leg injury on the last play of the first quarter against the Baltimore Ravens. Brockers was caught in a ‘high-low’ block on a stretch play. The injury has since been diagnosed as a high ankle sprain, and will sideline the rookie defensive tackle for a month.
—In just his second season, Robert Quinn appears to have matured...
Sam Bradford gave the St. Louis Rams a positive experience to end the preseason.
Bradford threw three touchdown passes in 11/2 quarters giving the St. Louis Rams a 31-17 win over the Baltimore Ravens on Thursday night.
Rams coach Jeff Fisher, taking over a franchise that has totaled 15 wins in the past five seasons, used virtually all of his starters until the score was 21-0 on...
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Sam Bradford gave the St. Louis Rams a positive experience to end the preseason.
Bradford threw three touchdown passes in 112 quarters giving the St. Louis Rams a 31-17 win over the Baltimore Ravens on Thursday night.
Rams coach Jeff Fisher, taking over a franchise that has totaled 15 wins in the past five seasons, used virtually all of his starters until the...
The Ravens have fallen behind the St. Louis Rams in their final (hooray!) preseason game in the first quarter.
Sam Bradford led the Rams on a drive from under the shadow of his own field goal posts. The drive was aided by a long pass play in which Jimmy Smith fell down in coverage.
On the next Ravens’ offensive possession Tyrod Taylor lost a fumble.
The Ravens are down 14-0 in the first quarter.