Rams retain four of their own free agents

Tweet +1 Like Share Pin Reddit Rams watchers saw a couple of pieces leave on day one of free agency. Cornerback...
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March 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Rams make qualifying offer to QB Keenum, re-sign C Barnes

LOS ANGELES (AP) Although the Los Angeles Rams lost two starters in their defensive secondary on the first day of free agency, they made moves to keep their starting quarterback and center. The Rams extended a qualifying offer Wednesday to quarterback Case Keenum, a restricted free agent. They also re-signed center Tim Barnes to a two-year deal. Los Angeles tendered Keenum at the...
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March 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Seahawks play sloppy, uninspired in 23-17 loss to Rams

(AP Photo/John Froschauer) St. Louis (7-8) swept the series against Seattle (9-6) for the first time since 2004 thanks to their surprising 23-17 victory over the Seahawks in CenturyLink Field on Sunday. The Seahawks were in the playoffs regardless of the outcome of the game. The Rams were just chasing .500. And Seattle played like a team with a cushion as St. Louis jumped-out to...
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December 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Top 10 takeaways from NFL Week 16 action

A lot was decided around the NFL during the second-to-last weekend of regular season action. The Minnesota Vikings clinched a playoff berth in the NFC while the New York Jets inched closer to a postseason spot themselves by virtue of a curious decision from the New England Patriots. Meanwhile, the Pittsburgh Steelers blew a golden opportunity against an injury-riddled Baltimore...
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December 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Four prospects the St. Louis Rams should look at in the 2016 NFL Draft

Looking forward to the 2016 NFL Draft and the St. Louis Rams needs, it’s hard to judge what will need filling and what won’t as most positions that may need upgrading are currently held by players that might or might not finally realize their potential. Maybe the wide receivers finally realize their potential. Maybe Tim Barnes or Barrett Jones locks down the center position and...
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July 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Top 5 offensive linemen on the current St. Louis Rams roster

During the course of the offseason, we have dedicated quite a few articles to the offensive line, and for good reason. No other team in the NFL has undergone such a major transition on their front line than the Rams. The Rams released veterans Scott Wells and Jake Long, who opened 2014 as the starting center and left tackle, respectively. Joe Barksdale, who started at right tackle...
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June 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Cohesion the name of the game at OTAs for the St. Louis Rams

With the draft behind us and organized team activities right around the corner (June 2, to be exact), there will be one major element the Rams will have to focus on if the takeaway is to be positive. Cohesion must be the name of the game as the offseason steamrolls towards training camp. Storylines abound in the run up to what will be our first glimpse at the 2015 Rams, but at the...
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May 20, 2015  |  Discuss

What Needs Do The Rams Have To Fill?

As it has become a trend over the years, the St. Louis Rams are heading into the NFL Draft needing help at offensive line. They have needed help since the Greatest Show on Turf Days and have not seen a stable offensive line since Andy McCollum manned the center position.Along with the offensive line, the Rams also need help at wide receiver and quarterback. They have six opportunities...
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April 24, 2015  |  Discuss

St. Louis Rams will enter 2015 season with question mark at center

Over the weekend, it was reported that consensus top available free agent center Stefan Wisniewski signed a one-year, 2.5 million dollar deal with the Jacksonville Jaguars. Wisniewski’s name was a popular one floated about among Rams circles as a means to fill a position of great need with a young, talented player that could man the position for the next handful of years. A hole...
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April 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Rams re-sign center Tim Barnes, add depth to offensive line

ST. LOUIS (AP) The St. Louis Rams have re-signed center Tim Barnes, adding depth to an offensive line in flux. Barnes has been with the Rams since 2011, used mainly on special teams, and had been an unrestricted free agent. In 2013, Barnes made four starts in place of injured Scott Wells. The Rams released Wells and tackle Jake Long, both of whom have had injury problems. --- AP...
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April 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Rams Add Depth to Interior of Offensive Line

After taking a quick trip to Kansas City to visit the Chiefs, Tim Barnes re-signed with the St. Louis Rams, according to Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.Barnes will earn a maximum of $1 million on his one-year deal. The interior lineman, who has been with the team since 2011, will back up both the center and guard positions for the Rams.While he should not be counted on...
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March 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: St. Louis Rams bring back free agent offensive lineman

The St. Louis Rams have built their team around a fierce front line on defense, but they aren’t neglecting the trenches on the other side of the ball… AROUND COVER32 NFL Draft: The top 10 middle linebackers on the board in 2015 Five Things: The top candidates to land Marcus Mariota in the draft According to a report by Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the Rams have...
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March 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Rams Re-Sign OL Tim Barnes

Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Dispatch is reporting that the Rams have signed OL Tim Barnes to a one-year contract. According to Thomas, Barnes’ deal will pay him as much as $1 million for the 2015 season. Thomas reported earlier in the day that the Chiefs are hosting Barnes for a visit on Monday. Barnes, 26, ... The post Rams Re-Sign OL Tim Barnes appeared first on NFL Trade Rumors -.
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March 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Kansas City Chiefs hosting a center whose name you certainly might know

The Kansas City Chiefs lost Rodney Hudson to Oakland during free agency and now need a new center. This guy’s quite familiar with the state of Missouri. Rams free-agent C/G Tim Barnes visiting Kansas City today. — Jim Thomas (@jthom1) March 30, 2015 Barnes played for the St. Louis Rams the last four years after playing collegiately at Mizzou for four years before that. AROUND...
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March 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Grade Day: Rams Offense From The Numbers To the Signal Caller

Lineman: B+ A question mark headed into the offseason for many, with the health of Jake Long in question, the questions following Greg Robinson, but when you sit back and look at the talent on the line, it stands out. The line figures to look (from the left to the right) Jake Long, Greg Robinson, Scott Wells, Roger Saffold, Joe Barksdale. Saffold excelled once he moved to guard....
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July 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Pro Football Focus updates St. Louis Rams depth chart; still screws them over

Pro Football Focus has been been ranking every team’s depth chart this offseason, and the result for the Rams was, well, not favorable. As Turf Show Times detailed at the time the depth chart was published, Pro Football Focus seems to be out of line with the general perception of the Rams’ roster. Most pundits, fans and NFL personnel men agree that the Rams at the very least...
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July 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Top-5 best possible St. Louis Rams offensive line combinations

After the revelation yesterday that left tackle Jake Long likely won’t return to the team until late preseason, the Rams will have to test out a few different combinations along the offensive line throughout OTAs and training camp. With that said, I thought I’d use today’s top five to take a look at some potential starting lineups and rank them based on their projected level...
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June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Rams C Tim Barnes Signs His Exclusive Tender

  St. Louis Rams C Tim Barnes officially signed his exclusive tender on Friday, according to the NFL transactions release. Barnes, 25, signed with the Ravens as an undrafted free agent out Missouri back in 2011, but was released a few months later. He caught on with the Rams and wound up starting the final four games of the 2013 season following an injury to C Scott Wells.  
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April 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Rams Tender Offers To Three Exclusive Rights Free Agents

According to Jim Thomas of the St Louis Post-Dispatch, the Rams have tender offers to exclusive rights free agents C Tim Barnes, QB Austin Davis and WR Justin Veltung. Barnes, 25, started four games in relief of C Scott Wells who was out with injury. He played 272 snaps last season and was rated as below average player by Pro Football Focus. Davis, 24, signed with the Rams as an...
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March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Assessing the St. Louis Rams’ needs on the interior offensive line

Yesterday we unveiled the top 10 interior offensive linemen that will be available in this year’s draft. The big question between now and then is how big of a need will center and guard be for the Rams at that point? The answer to that question relies heavily upon whether the Rams re-sign Rodger Saffold. If Saffold is re-signed, he will almost certainly play right guard, as he...
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March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Rams C Barnes set to make first career start

For a change, Tim Barnes has the upper hand when it comes to trash-talking with fellow St. Louis Rams offensive lineman Barrett Jones. Barnes is set to make his first career start at center Sunday at Arizona in place of injured Scott Wells. He plans on watching alma mater Missouri play Auburn in the SEC championship game while Alabama, where Jones starred on three national title...
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December 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Rams C Wells sidelined with broken left ankle

ST. LOUIS -- Rams center Scott Wells is likely out for the rest of the season after he broke his left ankle in the first half of Sunday's 23-13 loss at San Francisco. Wells started the first 12 games of the year. Tim Barnes, in his second season in the NFL, replaced Wells against the 49ers and likely will get the start on Sunday at Arizona. Wells spent his first eight seasons in...
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December 02, 2013  |  Discuss
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