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  • RamDez
    Rams' new tackle contributing
    by RamDez
    Rams' new tackle contributing
    By R.B. Fallstrom, The Associated Press
    MACOMB, Ill. -- Newly signed offensive lineman Greg Randall hit the ground rumbling with the St. Louis Rams.

    The 333-pound tackle, who bolsters an injury-plagued position, showed up at training camp for a physical on Sunday night after agreeing to a contract. On Monday, he participated in about 10 plays of a scrimmage.


    "Obviously we feel pretty good about him, to bring him in like this and throw him in like we did," coach Mike Martz said. "So, he'll compete."

    The Rams had been down to 10 healthy linemen before they signed Randall, who was released by the ***** in June. Tackle Kyle Turley was in St. Louis having his ailing back checked, center Dave Wohlabaugh is recovering from hip surgery and tackle Orlando Pace is a contract holdout.

    Randall, who is 6-6 and 333 pounds, is a former fourth-round pick of the Patriots in 2000 and played his first three seasons for New England. He started all 16 games for the Houston Texans last year at right tackle, but his stay with the ***** was brief.

    Opening a letter from the team, Randall discovered he had been cut. If he makes it with the Rams, that'll be incentive for the two games with San Francisco this year.

    "I'm looking forward to it," he said. "But the main thing is to try to learn this system and try to get this offense down."

    Randall used to be known as Robinson-Randall. For a time he used the last name of both his mother and his father, who died of cancer at age 24.

    The Rams also were trying to sign Chris Dishman, a guard-center formerly of the Cardinals.

    Martz was unsure when Turley, who underwent surgery for a herniated disc in March, might return to the team. Turley was considering visiting a back specialist, Dr. Robert Watkins, in Los Angeles.

    "That's going to take some time," Martz said. "When you're dealing with a back, particularly since he's had surgery, he wants and we've encouraged him to always get a second and third opinion so he feels good about where he is."

    The Rams released kicker Dillon Pieffer, a rookie from UNLV who signed with the team on July 26. That leaves incumbent Jeff Wilkins as the only kicker in camp.

    Close call: Rookie defensive end Anthony Hargrove avoided an injury at the end of Monday's practice when he turned his left ankle. He spent time on the trainer's table, but after practice Hargrove seemed fine and the ankle wasn't even wrapped.

    "It happens all the time, so I should be all right," Hargrove said. "It was scary at first because I felt like I broke it.

    "Walking around on it, it feels better."

    Hargrove, the team's third-round draft pick, is happy with his performance so far
    ...
    -08-03-2004, 03:58 PM
  • RamDez
    New tackle makes immediate contribution
    by RamDez
    New tackle makes immediate contribution


    R.B. FALLSTROM

    Associated Press

    MACOMB, Ill. - Newly signed offensive lineman Greg Randall hit the ground rumbling with the St. Louis Rams.

    The 333-pound tackle, who bolsters an injury-plagued position, showed up at training camp for a physical on Sunday night after agreeing to a contract. On Monday, he participated in about 10 plays of a scrimmage.

    "Obviously we feel pretty good about him, to bring him in like this and throw him in like we did," coach Mike Martz said. "So, he'll compete."

    The Rams had been down to 10 healthy linemen before they signed Randall, who was released by the ***** in June. Tackle Kyle Turley was in St. Louis having his ailing back checked, center Dave Wohlabaugh is recovering from hip surgery and tackle Orlando Pace is a contract holdout.

    Randall, who is 6-6 and 333 pounds, is a former fourth-round pick of the Patriots in 2000 and played his first three seasons for New England. He started all 16 games for the Houston Texans last year at right tackle, but his stay with the ***** was brief.

    Opening a letter from the team, Randall discovered he had been cut. If he makes it with the Rams, that'll be incentive for the two games with San Francisco this year.

    "I'm looking forward to it," he said. "But the main thing is to try to learn this system and try to get this offense down."

    Randall used to be known as Robinson-Randall. For a time he used the last name of both his mother and his father, who died of cancer at age 24.

    The Rams also were trying to sign Chris Dishman, a guard-center formerly of the Cardinals.

    Martz was unsure when Turley, who underwent surgery for a herniated disc in March, might return to the team. Turley was considering visiting a back specialist, Dr. Robert Watkins, in Los Angeles.

    "That's going to take some time," Martz said. "When you're dealing with a back, particularly since he's had surgery, he wants and we've encouraged him to always get a second and third opinion so he feels good about where he is."

    The Rams released kicker Dillon Pieffer, a rookie from UNLV who signed with the team on July 26. That leaves incumbent Jeff Wilkins as the only kicker in camp.

    -----

    CLOSE CALL: Rookie defensive end Anthony Hargrove avoided an injury at the end of Monday's practice when he turned his left ankle. He spent time on the trainer's table, but after practice Hargrove seemed fine and the ankle wasn't even wrapped.

    "It happens all the time, so I should be all right," Hargrove said. "It was scary at first because I felt like I broke it.

    "Walking around on it, it feels better."

    Hargrove, the team's third-round draft pick, is happy with his performance...
    -08-03-2004, 12:16 PM
  • RamWraith
    Storm prompts team to end camp
    by RamWraith
    By Bill Coats
    Of the Post-Dispatch
    08/19/2004
    MACOMB, Ill. - The exodus began about 6 p.m. Thursday, less than an hour after Rams coach Mike Martz abruptly declared an early end to Camp Macomb.

    "We've got a big storm coming in tonight, so I told them to get out of here," Martz said. "I don't want them driving home in the rain in the morning. It's supposed to rain all night and well into (today). So, we wouldn't get anything out of a morning practice out here, obviously."

    The team practiced twice Thursday and was scheduled for a morning workout today before checking out of Thompson Hall and returning to St. Louis. Instead, Martz planned a light practice for this afternoon at Rams Park.

    "We'll reorganize down there," he said. "We had a heck of a camp up here. We came out of this thing healthy; the injury list is minimal compared with what it's been in past years. We've had good tempo, the work's been outstanding. I'm pleased with where we are."

    The Rams will practice Saturday and Sunday evenings. Their second of four exhibition games is scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday against the Chiefs in Kansas City.

    Hargrove moves


    Rookie Anthony Hargrove said he'd heard scuttlebutt about his moving to defensive tackle from defensive end. But when it became reality, he still was stunned.

    "It's kind of a shocking thing, something that I never thought really would happen," said Hargrove, the Rams' third- round draft choice. "It's one of those things that's in the back of your mind, but when it happens, you're really just kind of caught off-guard."

    Martz indicated that the strong play of Bryce Fisher and Erik Flowers at right end provided an opportunity to get a look at Hargrove on the inside. He worked at tackle Wednesday and Thursday, and pronounced himself "happy to take the challenge."

    "Coach Martz told me that he thinks the way I come off the ball and the way I play, that's a natural fit for me," Hargrove said. "I think it's going to be a real comfortable move for me."

    Veteran defensive end Tyoka Jackson likes the idea, too.

    "He's 6-4, 285 (or so), probably the strongest dude on the team, as fast as Leonard (Little) ... yeah, I'm cool with that," Jackson said. "He's going to make his mistakes because he's young, he's a rookie. But he's going to make his plays, too."

    Jensen returns


    A long and trying stretch on the injury list finally came to an end for rookie Erik Jensen, who practiced in full pads Thursday for the first time since suffering a sprained knee ligament in the first week of camp.

    Jensen, a seventh-round draft pick, said as time wore on, his frustration grew.

    "You want to come in and...
    -08-20-2004, 07:34 AM
  • RamDez
    Dishman is back after a visit home
    by RamDez


    Dishman is back after a visit home
    By Bill Coats

    Of the Post-Dispatch
    08/19/2004


    MACOMB, Ill. - When the football players at Lincoln (Neb.) North Star High saw Chris Dishman's Hummer parked outside the weight room early one morning this week, they figured he'd be coaching their team again.

    "They thought I was released," Dishman said after Wednesday afternoon's practice at Rams training camp. "They (said), 'Geez, you already got cut?'"

    No, Dishman is still with the Rams, vying for a job on an offensive line badly lacking in personnel. But he had some unfinished business that needed to be addressed, so he left for his Garland, Neb., home after Thursday night's preseason game in St. Louis and returned to Western Illinois University about noon Wednesday.

    "Just a lot of personal stuff," said Dishman, who had decided to retire after seven NFL seasons before Rams coach Mike Martz persuaded him earlier this month to accept a one-year deal and report to camp. Dishman said it seemed like a good idea at the time, but . . .

    "My kids, I didn't get to say goodbye to them," said Dishman, 30, a father of two. "It was getting tough for them, crying every night and calling me up and telling me they wanted me to come home. It started to make me (wonder) if . . . my retirement wasn't a bad plan. The money's all good and everything, but when you've got kids at home, the money doesn't really mean anything to you."

    Although Dishman acknowledged that "definitely there were second thoughts," he emphasized that he never seriously considered re-retiring. "My wife and my dad both said, you signed a contract, don't back out like some of those guys," he said. "I was raised that way. There was no way that I wasn't coming back."

    But he wanted to see his children again, as well as his extended family at North Star, where he'd been serving as an assistant coach. "I went up and saw them practice," he said. "I let them know why I wasn't there personally. Calling them on the phone, I think, is inconsiderate when you've spent four months with these kids.

    "Some of them don't have fathers. It's not a troubled group, but it's a new school there, so they're getting kids there from all over town. If you're a role model to them, you need to go back and show them your face and tell them you haven't forgotten about them."

    Two players are hurt

    Two more Rams went down with injuries Wednesday, but Martz reported that neither player was seriously hurt. Offensive tackle Grant Williams, who probably will be in the lineup when the Rams open the regular season Sept. 12, turned his right ankle in the morning practice and skipped the afternoon workout.

    Cornerback DeJuan Groce appeared to be much more
    ...
    -08-19-2004, 02:49 PM
  • RamWraith
    'Salt and Pepper' link spices rookies' season
    by RamWraith
    By Bill Coats
    Of the Post-Dispatch
    Friday, Dec. 24 2004

    One came from the deep Southeast, the other from the far Northwest. One arrived
    brimming with promise, the other with only slight hope of making the team. One
    is black, the other white.

    They met at Rams Park. And now, several months later, rookies Anthony Hargrove
    and Brian Howard are virtually inseparable.

    "That's why we call ourselves 'Salt and Pepper' - we're always together,"
    Hargrove said. "You always have salt and pepper together; you don't have one
    without the other. That's kind of how we are."

    Hargrove was the team's second draft pick in April, a third-round selection
    from Georgia Tech.

    "We felt like this was a guy that will ascend quickly," Rams coach Mike Martz
    said on draft day. "The athleticism, the speed, the strength - all those things
    that you're looking for in a pass-rusher and defensive end are there."

    Hargrove, a boisterous 21-year-old from Punta Gorda, Fla., received a
    three-year, $1,374,000 million contract that included a $442,000 signing bonus.

    Howard, a reserved 23-year-old who grew up in the Seattle suburb of Kent,
    Wash., and played college ball at Idaho, wasn't drafted. He joined the Rams as
    a free agent on April 30. After surviving the final training camp cut, he
    signed a three-year deal worth $927,500.

    Each has played in 13 games, with Howard getting a start Nov. 29 at Green Bay
    and Hargrove possibly in line for his first start Monday night against
    Philadelphia. Both see considerable special-teams action.

    As strangers in an unfamiliar city, they sought companionship. That they found
    it in each other came as a surprise to both of them.

    "You get here as a rookie and you kind of look for someone to pal around with,"
    Howard said. "During camp, we didn't really hang out much. It started more
    toward the regular season. We found out we had a lot in common, and we were
    real compatible as friends."

    Roommates on the road and neighbors in the locker room, they spend most of
    their nonfootball hours together, too.

    "He's usually the first guy I call in the morning when I get up and the last
    guy I call before I go to bed," said Hargrove, adding that they planned to
    spend Christmas Day together, probably at his house in St. Peters. Howard lives
    in an apartment about 10 minutes away. Hargrove said they've "educated" each
    other as their comradeship has grown.

    "He's showed me that Western fishing, country-life kind of thing, and I've
    showed him the wild, city-boy type of atmosphere," he...
    -12-25-2004, 09:43 AM
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