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The St Louis Rams prepared for free agency by cutting ties with cap-heavy veterans, including long-time warriors Ron Bartell and James Hall. These are bittersweet times for Rams fans, knowing that these moves are necessary for the process of rebuilding. But as Brennan put it earlier tonight:
@BrennanJSmithHappy to see the Rams get draft picks and free up cap room, but hoping this is the last beginning of a rebuilding phase we see for a while
Ron Bartell was one of the longest-tenured Rams on the roster, one of the few Jay Zygmunt era draft picks to survive the last talent purge, and one of the defense's veteran leaders. While he was never considered one of the elite corners, he played with smarts and a a physical edge to his game. Larry Fitzgerald once called Bartell "the toughest cornerback I've played against."
Bartell had a strategy of attacking his opponent's hands, playing through the hands and into the head, disrupting the final split seconds of...
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Now former Tennessee Titans CB Cortland Finnegan has signed a five year contract to go to the St. Louis Rams, according to a league source. Reports have the deal at roughly $50 million.
Finnegan, who has 14 career interceptions during his 6 year career with the Titans, was probably the best free agent not under a franchise tag available.
He brings toughness and tenacity to a...
Cornerback Ron Bartell has been released by the St. Louis Rams, the latest casualty in the team's rebuilding efforts under new coach Jeff Fisher and general manager Les Snead.
The Rams released defensive end James Hall, center Jason Brown and defensive tackles Fred Robbins and Justin Bannan on Monday.
The 30-year-old Bartell was the team's top cornerback most of his seven...
St. Louis Rams receiver Brandon Lloyd spent some serious time and money putting together a Gladiator-themed campaign video to get fans to vote for him to be the Madden '13 cover athlete. Well, the video has a lot of production value, but the reality is that it would seem to be a lot of money thrown down the toilet. Sorry, Brandon, but EA Sports is not going to put a receiver...
There isn't much to summarize. The St. Louis Rams started out with hopes of a promising season but ended up with a season plagued with penalties and injuries. The Rams were 30th in overall passing yards, 23rd in rushing yards, After the season the Rams fired all the coaches except for Josh McDaniels who ended up going back to New England.
Team Record 2011
ST. LOUIS (AP) The St. Louis Rams released three veterans a day ahead of free agency, center Jason Brown and defensive tackles Fred Robbins and Justin Bannan. The release of a fourth veteran, defensive end James Hall, was being finalized.
The 35-year-old Hall had six sacks in 15 starts. The 34-year-old Robbins totaled 29 tackles with one sack and the 32-year-old Bannan made 14 starts...
The St. Louis Rams released three veterans a day ahead of free agency, center Jason Brown and defensive tackles Fred Robbins and Justin Bannan. The release of a fourth veteran, defensive end James Hall, was being finalized.
The 35-year-old Hall had six sacks in 15 starts. The 34-year-old Robbins totaled 29 tackles with one sack and the 32-year-old Bannan made 14 starts and totaled...
The St. Louis Rams began free agency by instantly casting out multiple lines, but they failed to hook anything in the early hours.
The initial rumors focused on wide receiver options, such as Pierre Garcon (Indianapolis Colts) and Robert Meachem (New Orleans Saints), as well as Atlanta's Harry Douglas.
While most of the rumors involved receivers, there was also talk...
The St Louis Rams moved quickly and aggressively on the first day of free agency for the second year in a row, reportedly signing Cortland Finnegan to a five year deal worth roughly $50 million.
His contract appears to be a deal similar in length and average value to the deal signed by Jonathan Joseph last offseason by the Houston Texans, a good sign. Even though Finnegan is perhaps...
The St. Louis Rams and cornerback Cortland Finnegan reached agreement on a five-year deal on Tuesday.
The deal is worth approximately $50 million and will reunite Finnegan with current Rams coach Jeff Fisher.
Finnegan recorded 75 tackles, one sack and one interception in 16 games with the Tennessee Titans last season.
The 28-year-old Finnegan had spent his entire career with the...
Last weekend the St. Louis Rams unofficially acquired an additional second round pick this April, along with a first-round pick in 2013 and 2014 in a trade with the Washington Redskins for swapping four spots in the upcoming 2012 NFL Draft.
On Monday, the Rams released center Jason Brown, defensive tackles Justin Bannan and Fred Robbins and defensive end James Hall, before cutting...