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    Veteran tackle agrees to one-year deal: RAMS

    Veteran tackle agrees to one-year deal: RAMS
    By Bill Coats
    Thursday, Jun. 08 2006

    The Rams, who had been seeking help for the interior of their defensive line
    since losing free agents Ryan Pickett and Damione Lewis in March, believe they
    have found some in veteran tackle Jason Fisk.

    The team agreed to a one-year deal with Fisk on Tuesday. He is expected to sign
    a contract when he arrives in St. Louis today and be on the field Friday at
    Rams Park for the start of a three-day minicamp.

    The Rams also signed kicker Remy Hamilton and agreed to terms with cornerback
    Kevin Timothee. Both were free agents. Kicker Josh Cummings, an undrafted
    rookie, was released.

    The 6-foot-3, 300-pound Fisk said he was ready to begin preparing for his 12th
    NFL season. "I've been training pretty good for the last couple of months, just
    in case I had an opportunity to do this," he said in a telephone interview from
    his home in Davis, Calif. "I think I'm in fairly good shape."

    Still, Fisk, 33, said that because of family considerations, this probably
    would be his final season. He and wife, Miriam, have two daughters - Julia, 9,
    and Carmin, 3 - and a son, Tucker, 7. They will remain on the West Coast during
    the season.

    Fisk, a Stanford product, was a seventh-round draft pick by Minnesota in 1995.
    He played four years with the Vikings, three with Tennessee, three with San
    Diego and last season with Cleveland.

    Fisk started for the Titans in the Super Bowl in January 2000, won by the Rams
    23-16. "If you can't beat 'em, join 'em," he said, laughing.

    He saw action in all 16 games with the Browns last season, collecting 39
    tackles. When he was released after the season, Fisk thought he might call it a
    career. "I was kicking the idea around," he said. "But I couldn't find anything
    better to do."

    Several teams contacted his agent. He said he picked the Rams mainly because
    he's more comfortable in a 4-3 defense, which is expected to be the team's base
    alignment. Fisk acknowledged that he had difficulty adapting to 3-4 defenses
    with the Browns and Chargers.

    "It usually requires a big, 350-pound guy playing nose tackle, and I struggled
    a bit doing that," he said. "I'm looking forward to getting back into a 4-3."

    Pickett, who signed with Green Bay, and Lewis, who went to Carolina, both were
    Rams first-round draft choices in 2001. Their exit left Jimmy Kennedy and
    La'Roi Glover as the probable first-team tackles. The only other defensive
    tackles on the roster were Brian Howard and Jeremy Calahan, plus rookies Claude
    Wroten and Tim Sandidge.

    Hamilton, a former University of Michigan standout, was with the Rams last
    summer in the preseason as an undrafted rookie. He was released Aug. 30 and
    picked up by Detroit. He saw action in one game with the Lions. Timothee, a
    5-11, 191-pound Florida International product, was in training camp last year
    with the Titans. He played in NFL Europe this past season.

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    Re: Veteran tackle agrees to one-year deal: RAMS

    We just keep getting better by the day. I love to see that needs are being met. Now one more strong side backer to throw into the mix and we're ready for training camp.



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