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Kyle Vanden Bosch
St. Louis Rams
New Orleans Saints
ST. LOUIS Chris Long is in transition. Not long ago, the St. Louis Rams premier defensive end was a rookie fascination. Not long ago, he was the second-overall pick in the 2008 NFL Draft with famous family ties to complement his promising size and speed.
He was Chris Long, the unproven-but-gifted son of Hall of Famer Howie Long. He was Chris Long, the consensus All-American from Virginia who called the moment the Rams selected him the best of his life. He was Chris Long, the low-risk pass rusher whom then-St. Louis coach Scott Linehan viewed as a no-brainer to pick the night the Santa Monica, Calif., native became a centerpiece of the Rams future at defensive line.
Long remains so only hes more seasoned after 64 games with 149 tackles and 30 sacks for his career. On Tuesday after a minicamp session, he looked toward an empty practice field at Rams Park and considered the passing of time. In three months, St. Louis will begin a season of renewal, and hell be trusted to provide...
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ST. LOUIS (AP) St. Louis Rams defensive end Chris Long is hitting the playbook again, learning another defense. It's nothing new for the former No. 2 draft pick.
"This is like my fourth system I've learned," Long, entering his fifth season, said Wednesday after the second day of Rams minicamp. "The fourth time around in a new system, I know how to study and...
New head coach of the St. Louis Rams, Jeff Fisher, has expressed his conifidence when the Rams drafted Janoris Jenkins. According to Fisher the Rams did a tremendous amount of research into Jenkins and he is sure they got a good NFL cornerback, in fact he expects Jenkins to start opposite Cortland Finnegan. While the Rams were
It looks like good news for St. Louis Rams’ fans. In a live chat with Rams’ VP of Football Operations and COO Kevin Demoff it was revealed that although DE Chris Long and LB James Laurinaitis will be free agent’s after this season, the plan is to resign both of them.
In fact, contract negotiations have already begun with each player. Thanks to an ongoing focus over the last...
According to StLouisRams.com, Rams rookie cornerback Janoris Jenkins has been mainly working with the first-team defense along with veteran Cortland Finnegan. This shouldn’t come as a surprise, since Jenkins would’ve easily been a top-10 pick in this year’s draft if he didn’t have any off the field concerns.
Working alongside a veteran like Finnegan should...
ST. LOUIS The old clich proves true for Rams defensive end Michael Brockers: What a difference a year makes.
This time last year, Brockers was preparing for his first as a starter on the LSU defensive line. Now, the 6-5, 322-pound Brockers is a multi-millionaire experiencing his first taste of the NFL.
The Rams selected the talented run-stopping Brockers with the No. 14 overall...
Wide receiver Brian Quick has signed a four-year deal with the St. Louis Rams. Financial terms were not disclosed.
The second-round pick out of Appalachian State will now enter minicamp competing for a starting job, and will have good odds of doing so as St. Louis has one of the weakest receiving corps in the NFL.
Quick will have solid sleeper appeal if he ultimately...
St. Louis Rams running back Steven Jackson voiced words of support for new coach Jeff Fisher as the Rams prepare for the 2012 season. - Photo courtesy of Getty Images
Over the years, St. Louis Rams stud running back Steven Jackson has matured as one of the leaders of the team and is literally the face of the Rams franchise.
So when the running back went out of his way and told...
The Rams signed second-round pick Brian Quick to a four-year contract on Tuesday. Quick was the first player drafted in the second round of the 2012 draft. The 6-4, 220-pound Appalachian State product was viewed by some teams as a project. He made a strong first impression on quarterback Sam Bradford, whose receiving corps has been modest for his two-year tenure with the Rams...
At first glance, the four-year contract signed by St. Louis rookie defensive tackle Michael Brockers late last week conforms perfectly in terms of total value, allocation and signing bonus to the numbers allocated by the NFL for the No. 14 overall slot in the 2012 draft. However, the $9.52 million deal includes a few details that could make things downright devilish for some unsigned...
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Steven Jackson isn't much for sitting around during the offseason.
The St. Louis Rams running back, known for his exotic travels, visited Brazil, Argentina and Peru earlier this year and plans on hitting the road again once the Rams' three-day mandatory mini-camp ends Thursday.
"I'll be going somewhere, doing something," Jackson said. "...
The Rams finally did a couple of things that we and many others have been calling for - they took the WR seriously early in the draft by selecting Brian Quick and they addressed my biggest gripe with them for years by drafting RB with Isiah Pead. This team has done a disservice to Steven Jackson by not providing him with a real backup. Remember when they played him in 2010 with...
The St. Louis Rams and outside linebacker Rocky McIntosh, a starter for most of six seasons with the Redskins, have signed a free-agent contract.
The 29-year-old McIntosh could challenge for a starting spot in St. Louis, which has also signed Jo-Lonn Dunbar and Mario Haggan to contracts at the position.
McIntosh was a second-round draft pick in 2006 and played under Gregg Williams...