Found July 29, 2012 on
Larry Brown Sports:
There are good ways to start your NFL career, and there are bad ways. Rams rookie cornerback Trumaine Johnson knows about the bad ways.
The third-round draft pick reached a contract agreement with the team on Tuesday, which made him eligible to join the team at training camp on Wednesday. But Johnson couldn’t make it in time for his first official practice because of a regrettable turn of events in his hometown of Stockton, Calif.
“I set my alarm clock,” Johnson said, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. “I didn’t hear it. I missed my flight. I messed up.”
Chalk it up as a rookie mistake. The good news is Johnson won’t be fined by coach Jeff Fisher for his tardiness. Rams rookie camp is all that’s taking place right now, and missing one day of that isn’t as bad as missing a day of full-squad practice, which starts on Sunday. But still, you have to think Johnson regrets things starting off like this. Let’s just hope he used the extra time wisely and remembered to bring a TV.
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A Rams rookie overslept and ended up missing his first practice with the team. Not exactly the best way to start off your career.
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Former Atlanta Falcons Pro Bowl fullback Ovie Mughelli has signed a one-year contract with the St. Louis Rams.
Mughelli played in only seven games last season due to a torn medial collateral ligament in his right knee.
Mughelli was cut in May.
He was scheduled to earn $3 million this season prior to being released.
Mughelli, 32, visited the Rams and the Miami Dolphins earlier this year.
The St. Louis Rams signed fullback Ovie Mughelli to a one-year contract, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Saturday. Mughelli, 32, was released by the Atlanta Falcons on May 8. He played seven games with the Falcons last year before a knee injury cut his season short. The 2003 fourth-round draft choice of the Baltimore Ravens went to the Falcons after four years and signed...
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