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The Rams have signed six players: WRs Dominique Thompson, Jeremy Carter, and Brandon Middleton, TE Darius Williams, RB Derrick Knight, and S Terry Holley. The Rams have also agreed to terms with four players: WR Taylor Stubblefield, T Jason Hilliard, TE Rod Trafford, and RB Fred Russell.
The following NFL head coaches have been fired by their respective teams; Mike Sherman (Packers), Jim Haslett (Saints), Mike Martz (Rams) and Dom Capers (Texans).
The St. Louis Rams have signed linebacker Trev Faulk and offensive lineman Ben Noll to one-year contract extensions. Faulk is in his fourth NFL season out of LSU. Noll is in his second NFL season out of Pennsylvania, and was claimed off waivers by the Rams on Dec. 2 from the Dallas Cowboys, where he played in four games and was inactive for seven. Since being claimed by the Rams, Noll has been deactivated for four games. Noll originally signed with the Rams as an undrafted rookie free agent in 2004.
The Rams have placed cornerback Terry Fair on injured reserve.
The Rams signed a four-year contract extension with Pro Bowl Kicker Jeff Wilkins the team announced. Finacial details of the contract were not released.
St. Louis Rams defensive lineman Damione Lewis has been fined $7,500 by the NFL for punching New Orleans Saints offensive lineman LeCharles Bentley.
The St. Louis Rams signed the following players to the practice squad today: defensive tackles Jeremy Calahan, wide receivers Jeremy Carter and Dominique Thompson, center Toby Cecil, defensive end Clifford Dukes, tackle Matt Morgan, and cornerback Duvol Thompson.
The St. Louis Rams announced the release of the following players: guard Darnell Alford, defensive tackle Jeremy Calahan, wide receiver Jeremy Carter, center Toby Cecil, cornerback Kevin Garrett, running backs Joey Goodspeed and Dusty McGrorty, defensive tackle John Parrella, quarterback Jeff Smoker, safety Michael Stone, wide receiver Dominique Thompson, and center Larry Turner.
The St. Louis Rams have placed CB Jerametrius Butler on the reserve/injured list, the team announced today. The Rams also announced that they released the following players: LB Louis Ayeni (1; Northwestern), P Bryan Barker (16; Santa Clara), WR Michael Coleman (1; Widener), DE Clifford Dukes (R; Michigan State), K Remy Hamilton (1; Michigan), DE Vontrell Jamison (R; Clemson), TE Erik Jensen (2; Iowa), LB Jeremy Loyd (3; Iowa State), WR Brandon Middleton (1; Houston), T Matt Morgan (1; Pittsburgh), WR Dante Ridgeway (R; Ball State), CB Duvol Thompson (R; Pennsylvania), and T Grant Williams (10; Louisiana Tech).
Len Pasquarelli of ESPN reports the St. Louis Rams have reached an agreement with first-round draft pick offensive tackle Alex Barron on a five-year contract. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
The St. Louis Rams announced that they have agreed to terms on one-year contracts with defensive tackle John Parrella and tackle Matt Willig. Parrella, entering his 13th NFL season, spent the past four seasons with Oakland after playing eight seasons with San Diego and his rookie year with Buffalo. Willig, entering his 14th NFL season, spent the past two seasons with Carolina after stops in San Francisco, Cleveland, St. Louis, Green Bay, Atlanta, and the New York Jets.
Cornerback Ron Bartell has agreed to a four-year contract with the St. Louis Rams, the team announced. Bartell was the 50th overall selection in the 2005 NFL Draft. Financial details were not released.
Safety Oshiomogho Atogwe has signed a three-year contract with the St. Louis Rams, the team announced today. Atogwe was the Rams' first of two third-round draft choices (66th overall) in the 2005 NFL Draft.
The Rams also signed punter Reggie Hodges to a three-year deal, the team announced today. In addition, the Rams agreed to terms with wide receiver Dante Ridgeway, and signed kicker Remy Hamilton. In other roster moves, the Rams released tight end Nick Burley, guard Scott Tercero, and defensive tackle Matt McChesney.
Offensive guard Tom Nütten has signed a one-year contract with the St. Louis Rams, the team announced. Nütten will be entering his eighth NFL season and sixth with the Rams in 2005. Nütten played for the Rams from 1998-2002 before signing a free agent contract with the New York Jets in 2003 and retiring prior to the start of the regular season. The Rams signed him last year on August 20.
Rookie tight end Jerome Collins has signed a three-year contract with the St. Louis Rams, the team announced. Collins was the Rams' fifth-round draft choice (144th overall) in the 2005 NFL Draft out of Notre Dame.
Quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick has agreed to a three-year contract with the St. Louis Rams, the team announced. Fitzpatrick was the Rams’ first seventh-round selection (250th overall) in the 2005 NFL Draft. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Guard Claude Terrell has agreed to a three-year contract with the St. Louis Rams. Terrell was the Rams’ second fourth-round selection (134th overall) in the 2005 NFL Draft. Financial details were not disclosed.
Running back Madison Hedgecock has agreed to a three-year contract with the St. Louis Rams, the team announced. Hedgecock is the second of the Rams' 11 draft picks to come to contract terms, following fourth-round selection S Jerome Carter on April 28. Hedgecock, the Rams' second seven-round draft choice (251st overall) in the 2005 NFL Draft, was primarily a fullback at North Carolina, where he played as a senior.
According to Nick Wagoner of StLousRams.com, Oshiomogho Atogwe, Michael Stone, Michael Hawthorne, Mike Furrey, Jerome Carter and perhaps cornerback Ronald Bartell may all battle for the starting safety spot opposite Adam Archuleta.
The St. Louis Rams have signed Safety Jerome Carter to a three-year contract. Carter is the first drafted rookie of the 2005 NFL Draft class to be signed. Carter was the Rams’ first fourth-round selection (117th overall) in the 2005 NFL Draft.
The Rams also have signed CB Terry Fair and agreed to terms with CB Corey Ivy on one-year contracts.Fair last played in 2002 with the Carolina Panthers. He spent 2004 training camp with the Pittsburgh Steelers after sitting out the 2003 season. The Tennessee product played in the first three games of the 2002 season for the Panthers before being placed on the reserve/injured list with an ankle injury. He joined Carolina after being released by the Detroit Lions after training camp. Ivy will enter his fourth NFL season in 2005 after being with Tampa Bay since the middle of the 2001 season. Ivy entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent with New England in 1999 and has since spent time on the Patriots' and Buccaneers' practice squads.
The St. Louis Rams have signed the following 10 rookie free agents:. Zach Bray, G, TCU, Jeremy Calahan, DT, Rice, Colby Clark, DT, Northwestern , Clifford Dukes, LB, Michigan State, Vontrell Jamison, DE, Clemson, Matt McChesney, DT, Colorado,Keon Newson, CB/S, Bowling Green, Dominic Robinson, WR, Florida State, Dominique Thompson, WR, William & Mary, Duvol Thompson, CB, Pennsylvania.
The St. Louis Rams have re-signed Quarterback Jamie Martin and signed Guard Rex Tucker to one-year contracts. Financial Details were not released. Martin will enter his 11th NFL season in 2005, his seventh with the Rams. Martin, who signed with the Rams 12/7/04 after being out of football since the middle of the 2003 season with the New York Jets, saw action in one game last year for the Rams. Martin was also with the Rams from 1993-96 and from 2001-02. Overall in his career, including his time with the Rams, Washington Redskins, Jacksonville Jaguars, Cleveland Browns, and New York Jets, Martin has played in 26 games, starting three.
Tucker will enter his seventh NFL season in 2005, after playing his first six professional seasons with the Chicago Bears. Tucker has played in 35 career games, starting 27, mostly at left guard. Tucker, whose brother is former Rams’ T Ryan Tucker (now with the Cleveland Browns), was originally a third-round draft choice (66th overall) by the Bears out of Texas A&M.
The St. Louis Rams will hold their 2005 training camp in St. Louis.
The Rams, who held their initial St. Louis training camp in 1995 at Maryville University, will hold this year’s camp at the Rams Park Training Facility. From 1996-2004, the Rams held training camp at Western Illinois University in Macomb, Il.
The St. Louis Rams and defensive back Michael Hawthorne have agreed to terms on a one-year deal with the Rams. Financial terms were not available. Hawthorne played the past two seasons with the Grenn Bay Packers.
The St. Louis Rams have signed defensive end Jay Williams to a three-year contract. Financial terms were not released. Williams played for the Rams from 1994-99, and then spent two years with Carolina (2000-01) and three years with Miami (2002-04).
The St. Louis Rams have signed offensive tackleOrlando Pace to a seven-year contract. According to John Clayton of ESPN, the deal is worth approximately $52.8 million and includes a $15 million signing bonus.
The St. Louis Rams announced that they have signed Guard Darnell Alford and Tight end Roland Williams to one-year contracts. Financial details of the deals were not yet available.
The St. Louis Rams have signed linebacker Chris Claiborne to a three-year contract. Claiborne spent the last two seasons with the Vikings after signing with Minnesota in 2003 after playing his first four seasons in Detroit. He first entered the NFL after being drafted by the Lions in the first round (ninth overall) of the 1999 NFL Draft out of USC.
The St. Louis Rams have signed LB Dexter Coakley to a five-year contract. Coakley is a three-time Pro Bowl player who played his first eight NFL seasons with Dallas. He first entered the NFL after being drafted by the Cowboys in the third round (65th overall) of
the 1997 NFL Draft out of Appalachian State University.
St. Louis head coach Mike Martz has named Steven Jackson as the Rams starting running back for the 2005 season. Martz said that Marshall Faulk would fill the role as a 'change-of-pace back behind Jackson, the team's first roud pick in the 2004 draft. Faulk and Jackson shared starting duties this past season.
The St. Louis Rams announced the allocation of WR Michael Coleman, QB Russ Michna, and WR Rod Perry, Jr. to NFL Europe today. Coleman was on the Rams' practice squad each week in 2004, after spending 12 weeks on the Rams' practice squad in 2003. Michna spent the first week of the 2004 season on the Rams' practice squad. Perry, Jr. has been out of football since leaving Penn State after the 2000 season and has been playing minor league baseball in the Philadelphia Phillies' system.
According to John Clayton of ESPN, the St. Louis Rams will use their franchise tag on offensive tackle Orlando Pace. It will be the third time in as many years the team has tagged Pace, who would make approximately $8.4 million for the one year tender.
St. Louis Rams running hack Steven Jackson underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right knee this past Thursday. The Rams are expecting Jackson to take four-to-six weeks to recover. Jackson should be able to participate in organized team activities that are scheduled for May.
The St. Louis Rams have hired Kurt Schottenheimer as secondary coach. Schottenheimer replaces Perry Fewell, who left the Rams to take a similar position with the Chicago Bears. Schottenheimer will enter his 19th NFL season in 2005 after serving as the defensive backs coach for Green Bay last season. Prior to his season in Green Bay, Schottenheimer was the defensive coordinator for the Detroit Lions (2002-03), Washington Redskins (2001), and Kansas City Chiefs (1999-2000).
The St. Louis Rams have signed WR Mike Furrey, RB Arlen Harris, and LB Drew Wahlroos to contract extensions. The team also signed TE Mike Brake, WR Michael Coleman, RB Dusty McGrorty, QB Russ Michna, T Matt Morgan, and LB Tony Newson as reserve/futures.
The Rams also made a move that they hope will improve their play on special teams. The team has hired Bob Ligashesky as special teams coach, replacing Mike Stock. Ligashesky will enter his second NFL season in 2005 after serving as the assistant special teams coach for Jacksonville last season.
St. Louis Rams safety Aeneas Williams has been placed on injured reserve by the team. Williams, who will be 37 in 2005, has been battling a neck problem much of the season. Williams has been slow recovering and the condition may force him to end his career.
Guard Chris Dishman will miss the rest of the 2004 season after tearing his ACL and MCL in his left knee in practice on Friday.
Dishman, in his eighth season out of Nebraska, joined the Rams on August 5. He played in seven games this season at left guard, starting five. Dishman spent the first seven seasons of his NFL career with Arizona after being drafted by the Cardinals in the fourth round (106th overall) of the 1997 NFL Draft.
The St. Louis Rams have signed safety Justin Lucas and running back Stephen Trejo. The team also announced that they have placed safety Zack Bronson on the reserve/injured list and released tight end Mike Brake.
The St. Louis Rams have traded running back Lamar Gordon to the Miami Dolphins for the Dolphins' third round draft choice in the 2005 NFL Draft. In related roster moves, the Rams have signed G Darnell Alford and G Blaine Saipaia, signed TE Nick Burley and LB Tony Newson to the practice squad, and released G Andy King.