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Raiders sign free agent linebacker Daren Bates

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) Free agent linebacker Daren Bates has signed with the Oakland Raiders after playing his first three seasons with the Rams mostly on special teams. The team announced the move Monday. Bates had 10 tackles last season and one pass defensed. He also had 10 special teams tackles in 15 games. An undrafted free agent in 2013, Bates has played in 44 games and has...
Via Associated Press
March 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Raiders Sign LB Daren Bates

The Oakland Raiders announced Monday that they’ve signed free agent LB Daren Bates to a contract. Bates, 25, wound up signing on with the Rams as an undrafted free agent out of Auburn back back in 2013. He has played out his rookie contract with the team before testing the open market for the first time this year. In 2015, Bates appeared in 15 games and recorded 10 tackles,...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
March 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Rams had LB wear blonde wig to simulate Clay Matthews

Clay Matthews can be a disruptive force, so it's not surprising that ahead of their game against the Packers on Sunday, the Rams had a player simulate the linebacker during practice. However, it wasn't just his play on the defensive side of the ball St. Louis mimicked; they emulated his looks as well. Rams LB Daren Bates committed to playing the part of Clay Matthews in practice...
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 10, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: St. Louis Rams LB Daren Bates Doing Sit-Ups Hanging From a Punching Bag

The St. Louis Rams have one of the best young defenses in the league. Their front seven is among the best in the league and with good reason. The group that the Rams have fly around to the ball and put pressure on opposing offenses that few groups can in the NFL today. Of course to do what they do the members of that team have to be in tip top shape (kind of hard to fly around otherwise...
Via FatManWriting
May 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Rams Daren Bates Jumps Over Giants Long Snapper, Blocks Field Goal

Daren Bates isn’t the first play to try this, he’s just the first one to execute it flawlessly. This was simply awesome. [@gifdsports] The post Rams Daren Bates Jumps Over Giants Long Snapper, Blocks Field Goal appeared first on Diehardsport.
Via Diehardsport
December 22, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: St. Louis Rams LB Daren Bates Pulls Off What Troy Polamalu Can't

During any given game it is not unusual to see Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu attempt to jump over the offensive line in an effort to make a play. He's done in an effort to sack the quarterback, nail running backs behind the line of scrimmage, and block field goals. As awesome as each attempt is I can't remember the last time it worked (if it ever did).The move did, however...
Via FatManWriting
December 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Rams Player Leaps Over Giants’ Line For Incredible Field Goal Block (GIF)

The New York Giants were looking to add to their lead over the St. Louis Rams late in the fourth quarter Sunday, but Daren Bates had other plans. The second-year linebacker saw a chance to block a 29-yard field goal attempt by Josh Brown, and he jumped at the opportunity. Literally. Bates cleared the Giants’ line with one leap and blocked the kick easily. That wasn’t Bates’...
December 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Weekly Rewind: St. Louis Rams pull off big upset; need to display more consistency

Here’s a recap of what you may have missed this past week. cover32 Rams Local Content - Rams are who we thought they were in win vs. San Francisco (READ) - Daren Bates commits the coolest penalty of all time (READ) - Missouri governor Jay Nixon addresses the future of football in St. Louis (READ) - Mailbag: What do the Rams have to do to win against the Cardinals? (READ)...
Via cover32 - Rams
November 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Daren Bates commits the coolest penalty of all time

No introduction needed, just watch. Sail! #Rams #STLvsSF — Daniel Doelling (@Daniel_Doelling) November 2, 2014 I dare you to find a more awesome penalty.
Via cover32 - Rams
November 03, 2014  |  Discuss

St. Louis Rams LB Daren Bates Thinks He's Troy Polamalu

Troy Polamalu is a tremendous football player. If young players are looking for someone to emulate they could certainly do a lot worse than him. His engine never quits, his drive is the thing of legends, and the man has a knack for making big plays like few others in the game today can. He's a Super Bowl champion and  a sure fire Hall of Famer some day.So when second year St. Louis...
Via FatManWriting
November 02, 2014  |  Discuss

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