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    corey chavous is a ram

    the rams signed corey chavous this morning.....woohoo


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    Re: corey chavous is a ram

    Just heard it on Sirius Radio as well. Five-year deal, supposedly. Looking for confirmation.
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    Re: corey chavous is a ram

    Good newslooks like their serious about fixing the d

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    Re: corey chavous is a ram

    are you serious, that is a big relief because i actually like him, he is very great in field awareness and has great hands

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    Re: corey chavous is a ram

    Rams sign safety Chavous to 5-year deal

    By Len Pasquarelli
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    Eight-year veteran Corey Chavous, one of the most instinctive safeties in the unrestricted free agent market, has signed a five-year contract with the St. Louis Rams, ESPN.com has learned.

    Complete financial details of the contract were not immediately available, but Chavous will average about $4 million annually in the first three years of the deal. His compensation for 2006, counting bonuses and base salary, will be between $6 million-$7 million.

    Chavous, 30, played the last four seasons with the Minnesota Vikings. He figures to be the centerpiece of Rams' interior secondary as the team attempts to dramatically rebuild in that area with new defensive coordinator Jim Haslett calling the shots.

    The Rams likely will lose longtime starting safety Adam Archuleta to the Washington Redskins in free agency. St. Louis opted not to retain Mike Furrey, a former wide receiver who finished the 2005 season as the starting free safety. Chavous has started at both safety spots and even played some at cornerback early in his NFL career.

    St. Louis almost certainly will align Chavous at free safety, which most scouts feel is his best position.

    In Chavous, the Rams are getting not only a veteran player who still has productive years in front of him, but also one of the smartest players in the league. The former Vanderbilt star is not only a student of the game, but of its history, and he has appeared on ESPN in the past as a draft analyst.

    A second-round pick in the 1998 draft, Chavous spent his first four league seasons in Arizona, and then signed with Minnesota as a free agent in 2002. In 2005, starting in all 16 games, primarily at strong safety, and registered 90 tackles, two interceptions and one fumble recovery.

    For his career, Chavous has appeared in 125 games. He has 508 tackles, one sack, 19 interceptions and 35 passes defensed.

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    Complete financial details of the contract were not immediately available, but Chavous will average about $4 million annually in the first three years of the deal. His compensation for 2006, counting bonuses and base salary, will be between $6 million-$7 million. espn reports

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    Re: corey chavous is a ram

    I like this signing. We got him cheaper than we would have had to sign Arch for, and used some of that money to hopefully get Witherspoon.

    If the Rams sign Witherspoon, give the Front Office an A for the offseason. Got Bruce back, solidified the LB with the best one available, and I think improved the S position honestly.

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    Re: corey chavous is a ram

    Good to hear. Lets keep em commin...

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    Re: corey chavous is a ram

    how is he cheap if we're paying him 6-7 million this year? btw if hes the free safety, whos going to play strong?

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    Re: corey chavous is a ram

    Quote Originally Posted by txramsfan
    Got Bruce back, solidified the LB with the best one available, and I think improved the S position honestly.
    And improved the D-line with the signing of Glover.
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    Re: corey chavous is a ram

    What a relief, lets keep going, Free Agency is fun!!!


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    Re: corey chavous is a ram

    Arch is going to get more than Chavous, thus being cheaper. Who's played a "strong" strong safety lately anyway?

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    Re: corey chavous is a ram

    Keep bringing them in! The Rams are moving quickly, this is an exciting start to free agency. Sign Pickett now!!!

    Here's an ESPN Insider scouting report on Corey Chavous:

    Chavous has adequate size for the position and has very good initial foot quickness and good running ability. However, he lacks elite speed. He shows that he is comfortable coming into the box in run support and although he doesn't have great strength, he is very capable as a tackler and has the ability to make a tackle in the open field. He has good range and he has a good awareness of where he has to be on the field to make a play. He plays with great intelligence and takes good angles to the ball in pursuit. He gets a great break on the ball when it is thrown and has very good leaping ability. He shows that he can run with most of the tight ends and backs in man coverage, however, he lacks the fluid movement to match up with faster receivers in man-to-man coverage. He tends to get back on his heels in his backpedal and loses a few steps in transition. His quickness will let him match up in a restricted area, but he lacks the ideal speed to cover the deep receivers and the ability to make up for a mistake. He has good strength, however, he can have difficulty shedding bigger blockers to get to the ball. Despite his good instincts, he gets himself into poor position at times by reacting to play. He won't make many big plays, but he is a steady reliable safety who will be in the right position.

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    Re: corey chavous is a ram

    Arch is going to get more than Chavous, thus being cheaper. Who's played a "strong" strong safety lately anyway?
    Chavous is going to be playing FS though. Arch plays SS. I still hope we resign Arch because I would love to see these two guys playing side by side.
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