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  • Nfl Europe National Player Assigned To Rams

    By ClanRam Staff

    The St. Louis Rams have been assigned G Peter Heyer as part of the NFL International Development Practice Squad program, the team announced today.

    Heyer, 6-3, 310, saw action this past NFL Europe season for the Rhein Fire, starting in five of the six games he played. As one of NFL Europe's national players, Heyer will spend the entire 2004 season on the Rams' practice squad. The native of Germany will also not be eligible to be claimed by another team or promoted to an active roster.

    "This program is a major step in our development of international players," said NFLEL Senior Director of Football Operations Nick Polk. "We are very excited about seeing how these players progress mentally and physically during an intense few months with their NFL teams."

    Heyer played in the last six games of the Fire's season, starting the last five, after he played in nine games for the fire in 2003. After the 2003 season, Heyer was in training camp with the New Orleans Saints. In 2002, Heyer played in all 10 games for the Fire.

    "For Peter, as for all of these guys, this is going to be a great opportunity to receive intensive coaching," said Cologne Centurions' offensive assistant and former St. Louis Rams' guard Tom Nütten. "The most important thing for them will be the opportunity to work on their technique, and I would expect them all to come back to Europe as much improved players."

    In college, Heyer won the German Football League championship in 2000 as a member of the Cologne Crocodiles, and was a European champion with the German national team in 2001. Heyer has also represented the Team Europe junior all-star squad in the annual Global Junior Championship played ahead of the Super Bowl.

    The other three players who were assigned are S Richard Yancy to the San Francisco ***** (Germany, Rhein Fire), DE Christian Mohr to the Seattle Seahawks (Germany, Berlin Thunder), and G Rolando Cantu to the Arizona Cardinals (Mexico, Berlin Thunder).
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  • DODRAM
    NFL Europe National Player Assigned To Rams
    by DODRAM
    NFL Europe National Player Assigned To Rams
    Thursday, June 10, 2004

    The St. Louis Rams have been assigned G Peter Heyer as part of the NFL International Development Practice Squad program, the team announced today.

    Heyer, 6-3, 310, saw action this past NFL Europe season for the Rhein Fire, starting in five of the six games he played. As one of NFL Europe's national players, Heyer will spend the entire 2004 season on the Rams' practice squad. The native of Germany will also not be eligible to be claimed by another team or promoted to an active roster.

    "This program is a major step in our development of international players," said NFLEL Senior Director of Football Operations Nick Polk. "We are very excited about seeing how these players progress mentally and physically during an intense few months with their NFL teams."

    Heyer played in the last six games of the Fire's season, starting the last five, after he played in nine games for the fire in 2003. After the 2003 season, Heyer was in training camp with the New Orleans Saints. In 2002, Heyer played in all 10 games for the Fire.

    "For Peter, as for all of these guys, this is going to be a great opportunity to receive intensive coaching," said Cologne Centurions' offensive assistant and former St. Louis Rams' guard Tom Nütten. "The most important thing for them will be the opportunity to work on their technique, and I would expect them all to come back to Europe as much improved players."

    In college, Heyer won the German Football League championship in 2000 as a member of the Cologne Crocodiles, and was a European champion with the German national team in 2001. Heyer has also represented the Team Europe junior all-star squad in the annual Global Junior Championship played ahead of the Super Bowl.

    The other three players who were assigned are S Richard Yancy to the San Francisco ***** (Germany, Rhein Fire), DE Christian Mohr to the Seattle Seahawks (Germany, Berlin Thunder), and G Rolando Cantu to the Arizona Cardinals (Mexico, Berlin Thunder).
    -06-12-2004, 01:48 AM
  • viper
    Five Rams Heading to NFL Europa
    by viper
    Friday, February 23, 2007


    The St. Louis Rams have allocated five players to NFL Europa for the upcoming 2007 season. All five players spent time with the Rams in some capacity in 2006.

    DE Mike Brown and CB Josh Lay have been allocated to the Berlin Thunder.

    Brown, 6-4, 250, is a Howard University product who was signed to the Rams' practice squad on Dec. 6.

    Lay, 6-1, 197, played at the University of Pittsburgh and signed with the Rams one week later.

    A trio of Rams, T Jeremy Parquet, DT Tim Sandidge, and RB John David Washington will play with the Hamburg Sea Devils.

    Parquet, 6-6, 321, out of Southern Mississippi, spent the final five weeks of the season on the Rams' active roster but was inactive for those games.

    Sandidge, 6-1, 300, from Virginia Tech, was signed just after the 2006 NFL Draft as a rookie free agent. He spent most of the season on the Rams' practice squad before being signed to Kansas City's active roster for the final month of the season.

    Washington, 5-9, 208, spent the entire 2006 season on the Rams' practice squad after being signed just after the NFL Draft as a rookie free agent out of Morehouse College.

    The 2007 NFL Europa season kicks off Saturday, April 15 and will conclude with World Bowl XV on June 23 in Frankfurt, Germany. In addition to the Berlin and Hamburg teams, the Frankfurt Galaxy, Rhein Fire, Amsterdam Admirals, and Cologne Centurions round out the six-team league.
    -03-03-2007, 02:38 PM
  • RamWraith
    Rams Sending Three to NFL Europe
    by RamWraith
    Friday, February 3, 2006

    By Nick Wagoner
    Senior Writer

    While most of the Rams will have to wait until August to resume playing football, three have been chosen to get back to work immediately.

    St. Louis will send a trio of players overseas to take part in the NFL Europe season. Receivers Brandon Middleton and Jeremy Carter, a duo that spent most of the season on the Rams' practice squad, and running back Fred Russell, who was recently added to the roster, will be going abroad to gain more experience on and off the field.

    NFL Europe training camps are set to begin in the next couple weeks with the season opener on March 18. For the most part, teams elect to allocate younger players with little experience to NFL Europe. Many of those players come from practice squads.

    But, going to NFL Europe isn't exactly a dead end. In fact, a number of players have gone to Europe, gained valuable playing experience and come back to the NFL and made an impact.

    Few teams know that better than the Rams with former quarterback Kurt Warner being the brightest example of an impact player. But St. Louis has also found the likes of receiver Dane Looker overseas. Each of the Rams going to Europe fit the bill of young players with upside hoping to make an impact there to get noticed here.

    Middleton will play for the Rhein Fire after an up and down two seasons with the Rams that have seen him bounce between the practice squad and free agency. He was originally signed to the practice squad on Dec. 7, 2004. He spent the end of that season on the practice squad before reprising that role this season. Middleton has also been with Dallas and was once one of the leading receivers in the NCAA at Houston.

    Carter might be the most intriguing of the Rams' representatives in Europe and will play for the Cologne Centurions. He signed with the Rams on April 21, 2005 with little recent football playing experience. But he quickly gained a reputation for his blazing speed and showed that he could have potential as a deep threat somewhere down the line. He previously played for the Triangle (N.C.) Rattlers in a semipro league, but was discovered because of his history as a track star at East Carolina. He spent the entire season on the practice squad.

    Russell will join the Frankfurt Galaxy. If his name doesn't sound familiar, it's because he just signed with the Rams in early January. He might, however, ring a bell for local college football fans. Russell proved to be a solid scatback type of running back with the University of Iowa. He bounced around in 2005, including a stint with the Bears. He is expected to get work as a potential third down back and kick returner in Europe.
    -02-04-2006, 05:52 PM
  • RamWraith
    Rams Make Roster Moves
    by RamWraith
    The St. Louis Rams have signed G Chris Dishman and TE Ryan Prince, the team announced today. The franchise has also released P Jesse Nicassio.

    Dishman, 6-3, 375, is a product of Nebraska and will enter his eighth NFL season in 2004. He played his entire career with Arizona after being drafted by the Cardinals in the fourth round (106th overall) of the 1997 NFL Draft. Dishman played in 14 games for Arizona in 2003, starting two.

    Prince, 6-4, 253, is a product of Weber State. The Farmington, UT, native is an NFL Europe exemption to the Rams' roster after playing the 2004 NFLEL season for the Berlin Thunder. Prince was released by San Diego earlier in the week after spending part of the 2004 offseason with the Chargers. Prince spent 2003 training camp with the Oakland Raiders and 2002 camp in Jacksonville. In 2001, Prince played in eight games, starting two, for the Jaguars in his only NFL action.

    Nicassio, 6-0, 192, was a rookie from Eastern Washington who signed with the club on June 10
    -08-05-2004, 08:14 PM
  • RamsFanSam
    Rams Minor League Franchise?
    by RamsFanSam
    There are rumors floating around with the demise of NFLE stating that the owners of the 32 NFL clubs are considering the idea of forming a minor league for the NFL.

    MLB currently has such a system. In fact, the Springfield Cardinals have sent many players on to the majors. The system works.

    The current thought on this plan is for the players allocated to the practice squad would be automatically placed into this league. Instead of waiting for a player to be injured, they would gain valuable experience on the field. Developmental players would have a chance to learn before moving up to the big time. 'Unknowns' could play alongside future stars, and get a chance to show their talent, perhaps earning a chance to hit the big time.

    Springfield, MO., has had ties to the St. Louis Cardinals since 1931. Although minor league baseball left the area in the 40's and did not return until recently, Cardinal Fever still ran rampant throughout the area.

    Shouldn't Springfield solidify the ties to St. Louis professional sports by bringing the Rams to our town?

    There are many of us here who would like to see such an association. I'm sure HUBison, SFC, AlphaRam, as well as many others would love to be able to see the future stars of the Rams play....and Springfield is a great spot for that. (Jack- think of the Tulsa Drillers!)

    Does anyone have any ideas on how to encourage such an idea?
    -06-30-2007, 08:27 AM
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