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    Erik Jensen has signed a three-year contract with the St. Louis Rams, the team announced Friday. Terms of the deal were not announced.

    Jensen, a 6-foot-2, 255-pound tight end from the University of Iowa, wass the first of the Rams' two seventh-round selections (237th overall) in the 2004 NFL Draft.

    As a senior, Jensen started 12 games for the Hawkeyes, setting career highs in receptions (12) and receiving yards (182) with one touchdown. Jensen caught 24 passes for 282 yards and three touchdowns in his career.

    Jensen is the fourth player of the Rams' 2004 draft class to sign, joining safety Jason Shivers (fifth round selection), center Larry Turner (seventh round) and linebacker Brandon Chillar (fourth round).

    With Jensen's signing, the Rams have three more picks left unsigned as they get ready to open training camp next Tuesday at Western Illinois University in Macomb. Those remaining unsigned include the team's No. 1 pick, running back Steven Jackson, defensive end Tony Hargrove and quarterback Jeff Smoker.

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    Re: Rams sign draft pick Jensen

    I would expect Hargrove and Smoker to both get similar deals, at least in terms of length. I'm interested to see what kind of contract Jackson signs.


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      Brandon Chillar, the Rams' fourth-round draft choice from UCLA, has signed a three-year contract and will be ready to go when training camp opens July 27 in Macomb, Ill.

      The 6-foot-3, 235-pound Chillar was an All-Pacific 10 Conference linebacker. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

      Chillar, 21, was in town for the Rams' rookie minicamp, but the NFL bars rookies from further participation until their senior class graduates. Because UCLA is on a quarter system, its spring semester concluded in mid-June. So, Chillar was absent from the three-day session in May.

      "That was hard on me, having to sit that out," Chillar said, "but it's made me even more excited to get to (training) camp."

      Running back Steven Jackson of Oregon State, the team's top pick, also missed the full-squad camp, for the same reason. He is unsigned, as are defensive end Anthony Hargrove (third round), quarterback Jeff Smoker (sixth round) and tight end Erik Jensen (seventh round).
      -07-16-2004, 02:01 AM
    • RamWraith
      Rams and rookie quarterback strike 3-year deal
      by RamWraith
      By Bill Coats
      Of the Post-Dispatch

      The Rams continue to round up this year's draft picks, reaching agreement on a three-year contract with their sixth-round selection, quarterback Jeff Smoker of Michigan State.

      Terms were not disclosed.

      Six of the team's seven draft choices are in the fold. Only third-rounder Anthony Hargrove, a defensive end from Georgia Tech, was without a deal Monday. The players are to report today to Western Illinois University in Macomb for training camp.

      Smoker, 23, is a native of Manheim, Pa., who appears to be the leading candidate for the No. 3 quarterback spot behind Marc Bulger and Chris Chandler.

      Smoker completed 60 percent of his passes and threw for 8,932 yards and 61 touchdowns in four seasons for the Spartans, with 39 interceptions....
      -07-27-2004, 08:34 AM
    • AvengerRam_old
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      First, a disclaimer.

      This analysis is WAY premature, and things can and, almost certainly will, change. But, for the fun of it, here's a first look at how the draft choices are progressing.

      First Round - Steven Jackson: Appears to be as advertised, a hard nosed runner with surprising speed and quickness for a big man. Should one day be the Rams feature back.

      Second Round - No pick.

      Third Round - Anthony Hargrove: Rave reviews in camp, followed by minor injury, have created an uncertain picture. His upside remains high, but we probably should not expect him to be a full time starter this year.

      Fourth Round - Brandon Chillar: Pleasant surprise. Any time a fourth round pick can beat out an incumbent starter, that has to be a positive. He has shown great discipline for a rookie, and should improve as he gets more experience.

      Fifth Round - Jason Shivers: Rams took a chance on a physicially talented but mentally questionable player and lost. A bust, if you will.

      Sixth Round - Jeff Smoker: Certainly a work in progress. We'll know more in a year or two when Chandler retires if he is elevated to the number 2 spot. Had some good and bad moments in preseason.

      Seventh Round - Eric Jenson. A project who missed some preseason time and now is on practice squad. Hey, what do you expect from a seventh round pick?

      Seventh Round - Larry Turner. Made active roster and viewed by some as a possible center of the future. More than should be expected from a seventh rounder.

      All in all, not bad.
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      Smoker signs
      by Guest
      FYI, i just read in the post dispatch that smoker has signed a three year contract. terms not disclosed. One of the more tech savy guys can post the article. still no news on hargrove.

      ramming speed to all

      general counsel
      -07-27-2004, 05:47 AM
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      The Phoenix, AZ, native left ASU after his junior year that saw him earn Defensive and Special Teams MVP honors. Also as a junior, Shivers earned all-America third-team and all-Pac 10 Conference first-team honors by the NFL Draft Report, adding second-team all-Pac 10 honors from the league's media.

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