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Thread: Rams add TE Spach, release FB/TE Guidugli

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    Rams add TE Spach, release FB/TE Guidugli

    Per Jim Thomas on Twitter.

    Spach started 22 games over the last three years for the Arizona Cardinals.


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    Re: Rams add TE Spach, release FB/TE Guidugli

    The dream ends for now for Rams TE Ben Guidugli. Report from Jim Thomas has Guidugli cut and TE Stephen Spach signed.

    From Howard Balzer

    He also said that Guidugli, can be added to the practice squad.

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    Re: Rams add TE Spach, release FB/TE Guidugli

    Welcome aboard, Mr. Spock. Take her out Mr. Sulu.
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    Re: Rams add TE Spach, release FB/TE Guidugli

    Stephen Spach's release from the Arizona Cardinals over the weekend came at a good time for the St. Louis Rams.

    The Rams needed a tough, experienced tight end to help get them through while their No. 2 option, Michael Hoomanawanui, recovered from a calf injury.

    Spach, already on the Rams' practice field Monday, is that type of tight end. He also played for New England when Rams offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels was there in 2007. That means he'll be familiar with the Rams' offense.

    Spach does not project as a regular receiving target, but the Rams do not need one at the position. Rookie Lance Kendricks showed during camp and the preseason he's ready for the role. Spach brings toughness and an edge to the Rams, elements the team sought to add this offseason by signing guard Harvey Dahl, among others.

    It's not clear how long Spach will stick around. Hoomanawanui is not expected to practice this week. Spach is a good fit for the Rams in the short term, at least.

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    Re: Rams add TE Spach, release FB/TE Guidugli

    Wow, one day your're making plans with a team, next day you're out of there!

    Spach's appears to be hired as a blocking TE / ST component more than a receiver. In six NFL seasons...

    20 catches
    135 yds -- 3rd and short, 4th and short situations?
    Zero TDs

    Now, who is our FB?

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    Re: Rams add TE Spach, release FB/TE Guidugli

    Quote Originally Posted by RealRam View Post
    Now, who is our FB?
    Brit Miller, I would think.
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    Re: Rams add TE Spach, release FB/TE Guidugli

    Anything that helps the run game vs Philly is ok with me.

    Welcome aboard, Mr Spach. Live long & prosper for at least one game.

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    Re: Rams add TE Spach, release FB/TE Guidugli

    And finally, all is right with the universe. The guy who I had no idea whom he was and how he made the "final" roster, is released. At the same time, I find it quite curious because I think that Spach is a vested veteran and will have his salary, however small, guaranteed on Sunday. That basically means that we probably won't cut him for a while, if at all.

    Watch out for those heavy sets where we go 2 TE with Bajema and Spach. Both are solid blockers but before last year when Sam made Bajema look like Gonzalez, I didn't think he could actually catch. Nothing's better than a TE the defense doesn't respect in the passing game to actually be a big target in a game or two. If I remember, Spach actually had a few good chain moving grabs for Kurt during their playoff runs.
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    Re: Rams add TE Spach, release FB/TE Guidugli

    Brit Miller -- forgot about him! He's right there in the Rams roster as our FB.

    Watch out for those heavy sets where we go 2 TE with Bajema and Spach. -- TekeRam
    Yes, for sure. And an occasional 3 TE set with Hoomanawanui!


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    Re: Rams add TE Spach, release FB/TE Guidugli

    I find such conjecture to be illogical.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rambos View Post
    Stephen Spach's release from the Arizona Cardinals over the weekend came at a good time for the St. Louis Rams.

    The Rams needed a tough, experienced tight end to help get them through while their No. 2 option, Michael Hoomanawanui, recovered from a calf injury.

    Spach, already on the Rams' practice field Monday, is that type of tight end. He also played for New England when Rams offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels was there in 2007. That means he'll be familiar with the Rams' offense.

    Spach does not project as a regular receiving target, but the Rams do not need one at the position. Rookie Lance Kendricks showed during camp and the preseason he's ready for the role. Spach brings toughness and an edge to the Rams, elements the team sought to add this offseason by signing guard Harvey Dahl, among others.

    It's not clear how long Spach will stick around. Hoomanawanui is not expected to practice this week. Spach is a good fit for the Rams in the short term, at least.
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