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St. Louis Rams Plan of Attack for the 2014 NFL Draft

With the Draft just over the horizon, it’s time to take a detailed look at each team’s acquisitions and losses and gauge a plan of attack for how they should approach the first three rounds of this year’s draft.  We’ll start with the lowly Houston Texans and work our way all the way up to the Super Bowl Champs in Seattle.  The Rams are up as we approach the end of another...
Via DraftSeason
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Shelley Smith Missed Part Of Wedding To Sign With Dolphins

This is what you call dedication on the part of both a man and a woman. New Dolphins guard Shelley Smith put business before the ultimate pleasure when he missed some of his wedding events and part of his wedding weekend to sign with the team. “It was an absolute whirlwind,” Smith said, via Andrew Abramson of the Palm Beach Post. “Me and my wife didn’t expect things to quite...
Via Thacover2
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Shelley Smith Missed Parts Of Wedding Events To Sign With Dolphins

This is what you call dedication on the part of both a man and a woman. New Dolphins guard Shelley Smith put business before the ultimate pleasure when he missed some of his wedding events and part of his wedding weekend to sign with the team. “It was an absolute whirlwind,” Smith said, via Andrew Abramson of the Palm Beach Post. “Me and my wife didn’t expect things to...
Via BlackSportsOnline
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Smith thinks Dolphins' blocking scheme fits him well

BY SEAN DONOVANAs expected, the Miami Dolphins are taking a two-pronged approach, using free agency and the draft, to rebuild an offensive line that needed four open starting spots filled.The big prize of the free agency period was left tackle Branden Albert, but the team also added career reserve guard Shelley Smith, who most recently played with the St. Louis Rams.Because of his...
Via AFC East Daily
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Dolphins 2014 free agent tracker

The rumours and speculation during the legal tampering period will soon come to an end as the 2014 NFL free agency period officially begins Tuesday at 4 p.m. ET. With $35.1 million in cap space, the Miami Dolphins are expected to be one of the busiest teams in the league. In addition to tracking the Dolphins signings, we'll also provide updates on the status of where the team...
Via Phins Phocus
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Dolphins' O-Line Still Needs Work

After an exciting start to the free agency period, the Miami Dolphins were quite quiet this past week. Early on, Miami has made significant changes in the secondary and perhaps most notably, up front offensively. But while the Dolphins have sought to improve the offensive line early on, there is still plenty of work to do.Last season, Miami's front five was absolutely dreadful...
Via Pro Football Spot
March 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Miami Dolphins News and Notes: Smith May Be Best Signing Yet

When the Miami Dolphins look back at their free agent moves and examine their roster at the end of the 2014 season, could they point to an underrated signing as the reason for the franchise’s success?The buzz at the end of last week down in south Florida centered on the Fins signing yet another defensive back in Cortland Finnegan.The team also announced they had signed Finnegan’s...
Via Football Nation
March 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Dolphins O-line coming together with FA acquisitions

BY DAN BEGNOCHEA week ago, the Miami Dolphins offensive line was in shambles. Days after the start of free agency, however, things are beginning to take shape.After signing offensive tackle Branden Albert to a five-year deal at the very start of the free agency period, Miami continued its quest to rebuild its line Friday, signing guard Shelley Smith to a two-year, $5.5 million deal...
Via AFC East Daily
March 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Dolphins add Shelley Smith to their rebuilding offensive line

As the Dolphins continue to rebuild the most dysfunctional offensive line in NFL history, they’ve added another piece. Shelley Smith, a guard who spent the last two years with the Rams, has signed in Miami. “I would like to welcome Shelley Smith as the newest addition to the Miami Dolphins,” Dolphins General Manager Dennis Hickey said in a statement. “Shelley is a 26-year...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 15, 2014  |  Discuss

New York Giants free agency recap: News and rumors from Day 4

Day three of free agency is nearly in the books; here’s your evening update on the New York Giants: Hits - The Giants did not sign anyone on Friday. However, center J.D. Walton’s contract details came out and the big offensive lineman will be getting paid quite well. Walton will make $3 million in guarantees, per Fox Sports’ Mike Garafolo. Misses - Offensive lineman target...
Via cover32 - Giants
March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Miami Dolphins, Shelly Smith Agree to 2-Year Deal

The Miami Dolphins are making a serious effort to keep quarterback Ryan Tannehill on his feet next season. The Dolphins and former Rams guard Shelly Smith have agreed to a 2-year, $5.5 million dollar deal. Guard Shelley Smith, formerly of the Rams, agrees with Dolphins. 2 years, $5.5m. More Miami OL reinforcements. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 14, 2014 Smith is the second...
Via Standing O Sports
March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Dolphins Reach Agreement With G Shelley Smith

  Mike Klis of the Denver Post reports that the Dolphins have reached an agreement with G Shelley Smith on a two-year contract. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that Smith’s two-year contract is worth $5.5 million. Mike Garafolo reports that Smith receives $1.5 million guaranteed. Smith, 26, was taken in the sixth-round of the 2010 NFL Draft by the Houston Texans. He later...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Dolphins set up visits with CB Finnegan, OG Smith and reach out to RT Strief

Day three of free agency! The lack of patience starts to kick in, the clamoring for more signings and the agonizing pain of wanting your team to make another splash. With several needs left to address the big question is what will be Dennis “The Silver Fox” Hickey’s next move be. The Dolphins do have a couple of visits lined up. CB Cortland Finnegan visiting #Dolphins tomorrow...
Via cover32 - Dolphins
March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Dolphins continue efforts to bolster offensive line

BY SEAN DONOVANThe Miami Dolphins' undisputed No. 1 priority this offseason is to rebuild an offensive line that allowed a league-high 58 sacks in 2013 and was the center of an NFL investigation into the team's hostile locker room culture.The Dolphins took the first step Tuesday when it signed veteran tackle Branden Albert to a five-year, $47 million deal to be the...
Via AFC East Daily
March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Top 5 cheap, under-the-radar free agents that the St. Louis Rams should consider

Well it turns out the Rams got their man after all. After questionably failing a physical in Oakland, guard Rodger Saffold is returning to St. Louis with a shiny new five-year deal. It was a stroke of luck for the Rams, who were facing a disastrous situation along the offensive line due to the departure of guard Chris Williams and possibly Shelley Smith as well. However, now that...
Via cover32 - Rams
March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Patriots To Host Free-Agent Guard Shelley Smith On Visit

The New England Patriots have set their eyes on a former St. Louis Rams offensive guard. The Patriots are hosting Shelley Smith on a free-agent visit Thursday, NJ.com’s Jordan Raanan reports. Smith was a reserve guard for the Rams in 2013, starting two games at right guard. He started six games for the Houston Texans in 2012. Smith was a sixth-round pick out of Colorado State in...
Via NESN.com
March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Rams Free Agent G Shelley Smith Visiting With The Giants

  ESPN’s Adam Caplan first reported that Rams free-agent G Shelley Smith is visiting the Giants on Wednesday. Jim Thomas of the St Louis Post-Dispatch reported a few days ago that four teams had already expressed interest in Smith, so it appears as though he could have a better that expected market. Smith, 26, was taken in the sixth-round of the 2010 NFL Draft by the Houston...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Texans Free Agency: Offensive Possibilities

The NFL season is inching closer to opening up for business and the Houston Texans will be hard at work to improve their roster. The Texans have some key positions to take care of especially at right tackle, running back and most importantly the quarterback position. With some room to maneuver the Texans will have to spend wisely and here are some bargain players that could provide...
Via State of the Texans
March 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Five Free Agents the Saints May Target

I've had a chance the last week to really look at what's out there and I was able to come up with five players that I think could be a good fit in New Orleans. The Saints are currently about $15 million over the cap, but they can get just under by cutting Will Smith and Roman Harper. Even if they do that, though, they still have to sign Jimmy Graham to a long term deal, they...
Via The Saints Nation
February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

How did ESPN and Fox Sports 1 cover college football last night?

Heading into Thursday's massive night on the sports calendar, one of the major questions was how SportsCenter and Fox Sports Live would approach news and highlights from the evening.  ESPN had one of their biggest games of the year with #3 Oregon vs #5 Stanford.  Fox Sports 1 had arguably one of their biggest games ever as a network with #6 Baylor vs #10 Oklahoma. ESPN...
Via Awful Announcing
November 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Ravens, Rams hopefuls get final shot to impress

The St. Louis Rams head into their final preseason game against Baltimore at 0-3. Losses aside, the goal for the Rams and the Super Bowl champion Ravens (2-1) is to emerge healthy from Thursday night's game. Both teams probably have just a handful of roster spots up for grabs. The Rams have at least one starting spot to decide with Chris Williams apparently holding an edge...
Via Fox Sports
August 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Anatomy of a Play: Steven Jackson breaks through for a touchdown

Situation: 2nd and 4 from the Packers 6, with 8:57 to play in the game, trailing by 14. Personnel: 11  Play: Double Left 20 Bubble Defense: Nickel, Cover 2   Pre-Snap The Rams offense hasn't scored since the first half, and is in danger of falling out of this game...
Via Rams Herd
October 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Rams release OL Ojinnaka

The St. Louis Rams released left guard Quinn Ojinnaka, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Monday. Ojinnaka was replaced in the starting lineup by Shelley Smith on Sunday against the Green Bay Packers. It was Smith's first NFL start. Ojinnaka, 28, started five games at left guard this season after Scott Wells and Rokevious Watkins sustained injuries in the Rams' first...
Via Pro Sports Daily
October 22, 2012  |  Discuss

Rams claim 4 players on Sunday

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The St. Louis Rams claimed four players off waivers Sunday in roster juggling ahead of the season opener including rookie running back Terrance Ganaway, released two days earlier by the Jets. The Rams also added defensive tackle Kellen Heard, offensive tackle Ty Nsekhe and offensive guard Shelley Smith. They released tight end Michael Hoomanawanui and offensive...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
September 03, 2012  |  Discuss

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