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  • Rams Make Roster Moves

    By ClanRam Staff

    The St. Louis Rams have signed DB Nijrell Eason, P Jesse Nicassio, LB Fred Pagac, and WR Brian Sump to one-year contracts, the team announced today. In other roster moves, the Rams released WR Nick Narcisse and DT Jeff Ruffin.

    Eason, 6-0, 200, spent last season on the Cardinals' reserve/injured list with a shoulder injury. The Arizona State product has played in one NFL game, for Arizona in 2002, after spending most of the season on their practice squad. Eason was also allocated to NFL Europe in 2002 by the Pittsburgh Steelers and spent 2001 training camp with the Cardinals after signing with the club as an undrafted free agent.

    Nicassio, 6-0, 192, is a rookie from Eastern Washington. The Oak Park, CA, native redshirted as a true freshman at Washington State, transferred to Citrus Community College in Glendora, CA for two years, before punting for the Eagles the last two years. For Eastern Washington, Nicassio set a school-record punting 112 times for a 42.3-yard average.

    Pagac, 6-0, 218, is a rookie from Ohio State. The Dublin, OH, native played in 39 games with two starts in Buckeyes' career. Pagac totaled 70 tackles (36 solo) with one sack, one fumble recovery, and one interception for Ohio State.

    Sump, 5-11, 186, spent the 2004 Arena Football League season playing for the Los Angeles Avengers. The Colorado School of Mines product spent the 2003 training camp with the San Diego Chargers after earning first-team all-Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference honors three times.

    Narcisse, 5-11, 178, was a rookie from Tulane who signed with the Rams on April 30.

    Ruffin, 6-3, 295, was a rookie from Illinois who signed with the Rams on April 30.
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  • 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
  • HUbison
    Rams stock up on undrafted rookies
    by HUbison
    Rams stock up on undrafted rookies

    BY JIM THOMAS

    Rams' new head coach Jeff Fisher watches over his team during the veterans mini camp on Tuesday, April 17, 2012, at Rams Park in Earth City. Photo by Emily Rasinski, staff photographer

    Rams general manager Les Snead says that in any given year, about 16 percent of the starting players in the NFL entered the league as undrafted rookies.

    If Snead's math holds up, and the Rams' scouting department did its homework, three to four players from this year's crop of rookie free agents will end up starting in the league. Although the Rams have yet to release their list, 23 undrafted rookies have either signed or agreed to terms with the team so far. A few more are expected to be added to the list before the team's rookie minicamp next week.

    That's more undrafted rookies than the Rams usually sign, but only because the NFL decided to increase the offseason/training camp roster size to 90 players or 10 more than usual shortly before the draft. Even so, the Rams have signed so many undrafted rookies that they've had to release some veterans to stay within the 90-man limit.

    Five players were released Monday: tight end Demarco Cosby, defensive tackle John Henderson, cornerback Nate Ness, running back Quinn Porter and cornerback Chris Smith.

    Cosby, from Central Missouri State, spent two weeks on the Rams' practice squad last year.

    Henderson spent the entire 2011 season on the practice squad.

    After an earlier stint on the practice squad, Ness appeared in four late-season games but registered no stats.

    Porter shared kickoff return duties with Jerious Norwood last season, averaging 22.2 yards on 25 returns, with a long of 32 yards.

    After an earlier stint on the practice squad, Smith appeared in three late-season games, registering one tackle from scrimmage and two special teams tackles.

    Coach Jeff Fisher is a firm believer in mining talent from the ranks of the undrafted. "It's a very, very important process," he said.

    There are several potential nuggets among the rookie free agents already headed to St. Louis. (The Rams are expected to release the official list today.)

    For example, the Rams had a draftable grade on Duke safety Matt Daniels, who was team MVP in 2011 and the first Blue Devils safety to earn All-Atlantic Coast Conference first-team honors since 1995. He's 6-0, 212, and ran the 40 in 4.49 seconds at Duke's pro day. He had 126 tackles, two interceptions and 14 pass breakups last season, and has a reputation as a physical tackler.

    Perhaps the most surprising draft development at Louisiana State was that tight end DeAngelo Peterson did not get drafted. But he will be thrown into the tight end mix with the Rams. At 6-3, 243, Peterson lacks ideal size and has...
    -05-01-2012, 07:11 AM
  • RamDez
    Rams Make Roster Moves
    by RamDez
    By ClanRam Staff

    The St. Louis Rams signed DT Bernard Holsey to a one-year contract the team announced today. The Rams also released S Shane Walton.

    Holsey, 6-2, 286, started all 16 games for the Washington Redskins in 2003 and led defensive linemen collecting 41 tackles (31 solo) and added 2.5 sacks. During his eight-year career, he has played in 104 games, starting 36, and has made 182 tackles (106 solo), 8.5 sacks, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery.

    Holsey, who played collegiately at Duke, entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent by the New York Giants in 1996, and played for them through 1999. In 2000, he played in 16 games, starting 13, for Indianapolis and was out of the NFL in 2001. He returned in 2002 and played in 16 games, starting 13, for New England before being signed as a free agent by Washington in 2003.

    Walton, a fifth round draft choice in 2003, played in four games last season before being placed on injured reserved October 9, tallying six special teams tackles....
    -06-18-2004, 12:44 PM
  • viper
    Rams Sign Defensive Back Tyquwan Glass
    by viper
    Kristen Lago Rams Writer/Reporter

    As the Rams prepare to open up Week 3 of the preseason against the Chargers on Saturday, the team has made a roster move signing defensive back Tyquwan Glass. This addition comes four days after the team signed outside linebacker Davis Tull and cornerback Carlos Davis , boosting the Rams' depth on defense.

    Glass went undrafted out of Fresno State but was invited to the Texans mini camp in early May, before joining the Buccaneers for a brief time this summer. In college, the cornerback totaled 119 tackles, 21 pass deflections, one forced fumble and six interceptions through two starting seasons at Fresno State. Before that, Glass earned All-South Coast Conference honors as a defensive back at Mt. San Antonio Junior College.

    The Rams also waived DE Caushaud Lyons , who was signed back on July 28.

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    May just be a camp body. But, you never know. Does anybody know anything about him?...
    -08-22-2017, 02:44 PM
  • Rambos
    Rams stock up on undrafted rookies
    by Rambos
    BY JIM THOMAS

    Rams general manager Les Snead says that in any given year, about 16 percent of the starting players in the NFL entered the league as undrafted rookies.

    If Snead's math holds up, and the Rams' scouting department did its homework, three to four players from this year's crop of rookie free agents will end up starting in the league. Although the Rams have yet to release their list, 23 undrafted rookies have either signed or agreed to terms with the team so far. A few more are expected to be added to the list before the team's rookie minicamp next week.

    That's more undrafted rookies than the Rams usually sign, but only because the NFL decided to increase the offseason/training camp roster size to 90 players — or 10 more than usual — shortly before the draft. Even so, the Rams have signed so many undrafted rookies that they've had to release some veterans to stay within the 90-man limit.

    Five players were released Monday: tight end Demarco Cosby, defensive tackle John Henderson, cornerback Nate Ness, running back Quinn Porter and cornerback Chris Smith.

    • Cosby, from Central Missouri State, spent two weeks on the Rams' practice squad last year.

    • Henderson spent the entire 2011 season on the practice squad.

    • After an earlier stint on the practice squad, Ness appeared in four late-season games but registered no stats.

    • Porter shared kickoff return duties with Jerious Norwood last season, averaging 22.2 yards on 25 returns, with a long of 32 yards.

    • After an earlier stint on the practice squad, Smith appeared in three late-season games, registering one tackle from scrimmage and two special teams tackles.

    Coach Jeff Fisher is a firm believer in mining talent from the ranks of the undrafted. "It's a very, very important process," he said.

    There are several potential nuggets among the rookie free agents already headed to St. Louis. (The Rams are expected to release the official list today.)

    For example, the Rams had a draftable grade on Duke safety Matt Daniels, who was team MVP in 2011 and the first Blue Devils safety to earn All-Atlantic Coast Conference first-team honors since 1995. He's 6-0, 212, and ran the 40 in 4.49 seconds at Duke's pro day. He had 126 tackles, two interceptions and 14 pass breakups last season, and has a reputation as a physical tackler.

    Perhaps the most surprising draft development at Louisiana State was that tight end DeAngelo Peterson did not get drafted. But he will be thrown into the tight end mix with the Rams. At 6-3, 243, Peterson lacks ideal size and has average speed (4.76) for the position. On a team without a great passing game, he caught 18 passes for 179 yards last season.

    The Rams attempted to address their shortage of linebackers by adding undrafted rookies Sammy Brown...
    -05-03-2012, 10:11 AM
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