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    Updated: Rams work out CFL pass rusher ALSO: Rams favorite to land Mike Vick report
    By Jim Thomas
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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    FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. _ The St. Louis Rams are looking north of the border once again for potential roster help.

    Defensive end Ricky Foley, who finished tied for the Canadian Football League lead with 12 sacks this past season for the British Columbia Lions, visited Rams Park on Tuesday and Wednesday.

    At 6-2, 256 pounds, Foley has potential as an edge rusher in the NFL at either defensive end or outside linebacker. Sources close to Foley said he was impressed with the Rams during his visit but plans to visit a few other NFL teams. He already has visited the Philadelphia Eagles and New York Jets.

    One of Foley’s former B.C. Lions teammates, Cameron Wake, had 5 1/2 sacks last season for the Miami Dolphins. The Rams could have a glaring need at the defensive end position in 2010. Leonard Little is an unrestricted free agent, and is contemplating retirement. James Hall also is an unrestricted free agent, and Victor Adeyanju will be a restricted free agent in an uncapped year.

    Foley is a former decathlete from Courtice, Ontario, and played at York University in suburban Toronto. Earlier in the offseason, the Rams worked out BC Lions running back Martell Mallett, but he signed with the Philadelphia Eagles instead.


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    Rams favorites to land Mike Vick

    Today - 5:31 PM ET

    According to a report from Jason LaCanfora on NFL Network Wednesday, the Rams are "definitely" the favorites to land Michael Vick this offseason.

    The Rams have connections to Vick, beginning with GM Billy Devaney from their time together in Atlanta. Coach Steve Spagnuolo and coordinator Pat Shurmur are both tight with Andy Reid and presumably have received positive reports on Vick. Despite the Eagles' recent contention that they don't plan to deal Vick, he's almost certainly available for a reasonable price.
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    Re: Rams working out CFL Star

    Originally posted by peramoure View Post
    Updated: Rams work out CFL pass rusher ALSO: Rams favorite to land Mike Vick report
    By Jim Thomas
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    FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. _ The St. Louis Rams are looking north of the border once again for potential roster help.

    Defensive end Ricky Foley, who finished tied for the Canadian Football League lead with 12 sacks this past season for the British Columbia Lions, visited Rams Park on Tuesday and Wednesday.

    At 6-2, 256 pounds, Foley has potential as an edge rusher in the NFL at either defensive end or outside linebacker. Sources close to Foley said he was impressed with the Rams during his visit but plans to visit a few other NFL teams. He already has visited the Philadelphia Eagles and New York Jets.

    One of Foley’s former B.C. Lions teammates, Cameron Wake, had 5 1/2 sacks last season for the Miami Dolphins. The Rams could have a glaring need at the defensive end position in 2010. Leonard Little is an unrestricted free agent, and is contemplating retirement. James Hall also is an unrestricted free agent, and Victor Adeyanju will be a restricted free agent in an uncapped year.

    Foley is a former decathlete from Courtice, Ontario, and played at York University in suburban Toronto. Earlier in the offseason, the Rams worked out BC Lions running back Martell Mallett, but he signed with the Philadelphia Eagles instead.


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    Rams favorites to land Mike Vick

    Today - 5:31 PM ET

    According to a report from Jason LaCanfora on NFL Network Wednesday, the Rams are "definitely" the favorites to land Michael Vick this offseason.

    The Rams have connections to Vick, beginning with GM Billy Devaney from their time together in Atlanta. Coach Steve Spagnuolo and coordinator Pat Shurmur are both tight with Andy Reid and presumably have received positive reports on Vick. Despite the Eagles' recent contention that they don't plan to deal Vick, he's almost certainly available for a reasonable price.
    Im gonna go ahead and ignore the second half of the post because it is not going to happen.

    YouTube - Ricky Foley

    Interesting enough prospect the highlight of the whole movie is 3:12, quite possibly the best bull rush I have ever seen, albeit in the CFL. I will say this, if Rex Ryan is interested enough to bring him in I think we should take a look at him.

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      Re: Rams working out CFL Star

      Originally posted by 01d 0rd3r View Post
      Im gonna go ahead and ignore the second half of the post because it is not going to happen.

      YouTube - Ricky Foley

      Interesting enough prospect the highlight of the whole movie is 3:12, quite possibly the best bull rush I have ever seen, albeit in the CFL. I will say this, if Rex Ryan is interested enough to bring him in I think we should take a look at him.
      Most of those highlights are from university ball not CFL.

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        Re: Rams working out CFL Star

        Cameron Wake played for the BC Lions last year and finished with 12 sacks. This year he was signed by the Dolphins. He finished with 5.5 sacks.

        If we could get that kind of production from Foley it would be a great pick up.

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          Re: Rams working out CFL Star

          Originally posted by thermobee View Post
          Most of those highlights are from university ball not CFL.
          Opps my bad

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            Re: Rams working out CFL Star

            Sounds like Foley is worth a shot and the Vick report is based on meaningless conjecture.

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              Re: Rams working out CFL Star

              Maybe I am wrong here, but he looks like an OLB.

              If he was in NFL shape at 6'2' 250 I don't think he is getting by tackles from a 3 point.

              We would have to work him out as an edge rushing OLB or stand up end.

              He's probably better for the 3-4 but seems to have good ball instincts.

              Any defensive coaches here ?

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                Re: Rams working out CFL Star

                Originally posted by smizzhfx View Post
                Cameron Wake played for the BC Lions last year and finished with 12 sacks. This year he was signed by the Dolphins. He finished with 5.5 sacks.

                If we could get that kind of production from Foley it would be a great pick up.

                I'm happy about this because as a CFL fan this guy was a beast on the field. He is not as good a Wake though. Wake had 23 sacks in his last CFL season, and was a game changer on the field. For Foley to come in and make that kind of contribution is unlikely, that said he would be a good depth player and with the way Spags rotates his D-line Foley would be a nice fit with the Rams, at least thats my opinion.

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                  Re: Rams working out CFL Star

                  This would be good. Spags system would allow him to fill in for a player who gets tired. I hope we get him

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