We hear new Rams CB Fakhir Brown, who played under Jim Haslett in New Orleans, will get every opportunity to grab a starting job away from Travis Fisher, who the team believes is in need of a wake-up call in his contract year. Fisher was hampered much of last season by a groin injury but didn't play very well when healthy.
• Don't be surprised if Rams second-year CB Ronald Bartell moves to safety before long. We hear the Rams believe Bartell's size, closing speed and coverage skills, which got better as his rookie campaign wore on, make him a potentially good fit for the position.
• The Rams still plan on beefing up their personnel department, but we hear they will wait until after the draft before making any moves. The contracts of a lot of personnel types around the league normally expire after May 1.