ST. LOUIS (AP) Jake Long's kid brother didn't bother staying close to the phone during the NFL draft. Neither did Bobby Hebert's son.
The St. Louis Rams' two-day rookie minicamp served as orientation for the team's 10 draft picks, some of them pegged for immediate duty and all of them secure in the knowledge that they'll at least be around for the start of training camp.
Among the rest of the 39 players in camp were two with a strong football pedigree who are eager to live up to the family name but are being forced to claw their way onto the roster.
Joe Long, an offensive tackle from Division-II Wayne State, and T. Bob Hebert, an offensive guard out of LSU, both were overjoyed to get the chance to sign as undrafted free agents.
"I actually had pretty low expectations, so when I got the call I was ecstatic," Hebert said Saturday after a 1 12-hour practice. "You've been playing football since 9 years old and you always tell people I want to play in the NFL.' All my school projects...