Found August 15, 2013 on Fox Sports:
Jake Long wants to set the record straight. The St. Louis left tackle is 100 percent healthy entering his first season with the Rams. After missing the final four games last season because of a left triceps injury that required surgery, the 28-year-old Long is anxious to cut loose. ''I'm feeling great, the best I've felt in years,'' he said. ''The triceps feeling good. Everything is feeling good. I'm moving around pretty well.'' Those words are just what the St. Louis brass wants to hear after signing Long to a four-year contract worth $34 million on March 22. He spent the previous five seasons with the Miami Dolphins and made the Pro Bowl four times (2008-2011). The Rams aggressively went after the free agent in the offseason in an effort to shore up the protection for quarterback Sam Bradford. The 6-foot-7, 322-pounder missed six games over the past two years including the last two in 2011. A variety of ailments including biceps, k...

Rams discuss complete uniform change

Rams Executive Vice President of Football Operations and Chief Operating Officer Kevin Demoff says that the Rams are in the process of completely overhauling their uniforms according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch through an article. “I think at some time in the next five years, you’ll see a complete uniform — throwback and current uniform — change,” Demoff, the...

Dunbar's PED suspension a blow to Rams defense

ST. LOUIS -- When asked about the NFL's slow yet steady march toward HGH testing on July 25, St. Louis Rams linebacker James Laurinaitis encouraged the punishment of cheaters. "Let's make this thing as clean as possible, because everybody wants an even playing field," he said at the time. "I do, at least. You want everybody to be the exact same, no advantages...

Battle for left guard spot heating up between Chris Williams and Shelley Smith

Chris Williams hopes to become a member of the St. Louis Rams offensive line. After re-signing with the Rams in the offseason, he’s in a heated competition with Shelley Smith for the starting job at left guard. Left guard is lone starting spot still up for grabs on offense; Williams and Smith have worked with the first-team offense alternating days with the unit.

Isaiah Pead seeks to make up ground in Rams' RB battle

ST. LOUIS -- Isaiah Pead says he hasn't been able to show it yet, the electricity and explosion, the speed and vision that made him a Cincinnati star. "I don't think my best abilities have came out, by any means," he said Friday. But the question about the running back St. Louis used its fourth draft pick on in 2012 is starting to change. It used to be, "...

Rams special teams needs a better performance in second preseason game: ‘we saw what can really happen if we don’t do the right thing’

Early in the second quarter of the Rams’ preseason opener with the Cleveland Browns last week, speedster Travis Benjamin fielded a punt on the right side, made a cut to his left and streaked untouched down the sideline for a 91-yard score. It’s the kind of play the team can’t let happen if they want to challenge for the division title. Special teams coordinator John Fassel...

Rams LB Dunbar suspended 4 games

St. Louis Rams starting linebacker Jo-Lonn Dunbar was suspended Wednesday for four games for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing drugs. Dunbar, who was second on the team with a career-high 157 tackles last season, is able to participate in all team activities prior to the suspension, which begins with the season-opening game against Arizona. He will be able...

Rams going back to basics for preseason match up with Green Bay

When the Rams dropped their pre-season opener with a lackluster 27-19 effort at Cleveland last Thursday, Jeff Fisher did not seem too bothered. He chose to spin the sub-par effort as an opportunity. "As coaches, you'd rather have it that way than the other way where you play a perfect game and you just move on to the next one,"he said the day after. Well, the next one...

Fisher 'very disappointed' in Dunbar over 4-game suspension

Coach Jeff Fisher said he was “very very disappointed” in the “choices and decisions” made by suspended linebacker Jo-Lonn Dunbar. Dunbar the Rams’ second-leading tackler in 2012 was suspended for the first four games of this season for violation of NFL policy on performance-enhancing drugs. Fisher said Dunbar’s actions were selfish and hurt the team. Dunbar’s situation...

Awards away: Rams' Jones just another rookie

Barrett Jones played a major role on three national championship teams at Alabama, and has the trophy hardware to prove it. He insists it's been no adjustment going from highly-decorated college offensive lineman to semi-anonymous fourth-round draft pick with the St. Louis Rams. Jones is getting most of his work with the third team, partly because of missing the first week...

Happy Hour – NFC West Preview and Predictions

The NFC West has emerged from being the laughingstock of NFL divisions to what many would consider the best division. The division is highlighted by the defending NFC Champion San Francisco 49ers, and the emerging Seattle Seahawks. By the end of the 2012 season, the 49ers were a vastly different team from the one that started the season, but the winning results that coach Jim Harbaugh...
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