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    Vernon Gholston is a Ram!

    Now we have even more depth at DE.

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    Re: Vernon Gholston is a Ram!

    Guy is a bust, don't care.

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    Me either. He's just a workout warrior.
    "the Heart Lies and the Head Plays Tricks with us, but the Eyes See True".

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    ...'course, with my hit rate, he'll be comeback player of the year, (not that there's anything wrong with that). ;-)
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    Re: Vernon Gholston is a Ram!

    Godlike!

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    Re: Vernon Gholston is a Ram!

    Rams pluck Vernon Gholston out of the ether

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    Published: Aug. 22, 2012 at 08:23 p.m.

    Vernon Gholston has risen once more.

    The 26-year-old linebacker, on the short list of greatest draft busts of the past decade, has signed with the St. Louis Rams, the team announced.

    Gholston was selected with the sixth overall pick in the 2008 NFL Draft, but he failed to record so much as a single sack in his three seasons in New York. Gholston made $21 million off the Jets before Rex Ryan gave up on him with two years remaining on his contract.

    Gholston caught on with the Chicago Bears last summer, though he didn't survive the final cutdown in training camp.

    The Rams signed Gholston despite also working out former Patriots defensive end Andre Carter, who had 10 sacks last season before tearing his quad in Week 15. According to the Boston Herald, Carter remains limited and is "not close to being ready to play."

    Well that explains it.
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    Re: Vernon Gholston is a Ram!

    doesnt hurt maybe he will emerge especially since he played with Ohio alumni (2006/2007) James Lauranitus. It could be a motivator for him we'll just have to see. I hope so I mean a sixth overall in the draft maybe Jets were his kryptonite.
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    Re: Vernon Gholston is a Ram!

    Let me start by saying that I'm not expecting much here, and will be happy if he contributes at all.

    That being said, I think the one rational basis for having an iota of hope for this move is to point out that Gholston played (failed) in a very different defensive scheme in New York. Maybe he's better suited for ours.

    If not... no big deal.

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    Re: Vernon Gholston is a Ram!

    The St. Louis Rams now have two of the first six players from the 2008 NFL draft class after adding Vernon Gholston in a move the team announced Wednesday.

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    Only one of those players, No. 2 overall choice Chris Long, figures to stick around on the 53-man roster. But the addition of Gholston, the sixth player chosen that year, is at least intriguing. The Rams have a clear defensive vision with head coach Jeff Fisher and assistant head coach Dave McGinnis. Perhaps they see a situational role for Gholston as a possibility.

    Gholston, who projects at defensive end in the Rams' system, spent the 2008 through 2010 seasons with the New York Jets. He collected zero sacks during that three-year period, starting only five games. He did not play in the NFL last season.

    The Rams appear relatively set at defensive end with Long and 2011 first-round choice Robert Quinn. I thought they might consider addressing depth by bringing back veteran James Hall, who started last season. But the team decided to start anew with younger players in quite a few spots. Gholston, 26, has youth on his side. The Rams have been happy with Eugene Sims as a rotational end.

    Rams offensive assistants Brian Schottenheimer and Andy Dickerson were with the Jets when Gholston was on the team. Those connections could give the Rams an initial feel for Gholston.

    The Rams also worked out veteran defensive end Andre Carter, ESPN's Josina Anderson reported Wednesday morning. Carter, who began his career with San Francisco, had 11 sacks for New England last season, earning Pro Bowl honors. He suffered a torn quadriceps, however, and turned 33 in May.
    Worth a look at DE, why not.

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    Re: Vernon Gholston is a Ram!

    The guy absolutely blows. Showed he was a bust with the Jets. Was given a 2nd opportunity with the Jets under defensive-minded coach Rex Ryan and still couldn't get it done. Got cut by Chicago. Hasn't registered a sack in his professional career.

    Don't understand this one.

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    Re: Vernon Gholston is a Ram!

    Vernon Gholston is a bust!


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    I for one was a proponent of drafting him that year.

    I for one have made some stupid decisions/preference s in my life
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    Re: Vernon Gholston is a Ram!

    Quote Originally Posted by NJ Ramsfan1 View Post
    Don't understand this one.
    I'm not sure I do either. Drafted to use his speed and strength to rush the passer, yet has never recorded a single sack in his NFL "career". Underachiever is an understatement. On top of that, he hasn't played in an actual game since the 2010 season. Hopefully Fisher knows something we don't.
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    Re: Vernon Gholston is a Ram!

    Wow have to say im shock the one thing that cought my eye is the rams work out former Patriots defensive end Andre Carter and they choose to sign Gholston some one on the staff must have seen something in his work out.
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    Re: Vernon Gholston is a Ram!

    Quote Originally Posted by eldfan View Post
    Wow have to say im shock the one thing that cought my eye is the rams work out former Patriots defensive end Andre Carter and they choose to sign Gholston some one on the staff must have seen something in his work out.
    Probably means Carter didn't pass a physical. This reminds me of when we traded for Barbie Carpenter. I doubt Vernon will ever play in a regular season game for us.


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