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    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

  • #2
    Re: Rams Make Roster Moves

    So much for Landetta having some competition.


    • #3
      Re: Rams Make Roster Moves

      Originally posted by NickSeiler
      So much for Landetta having some competition.
      There's still the Pfiefer (sp?) kid from UNLV.
      The more things change, the more they stay the same.


      • #4
        Re: Rams Make Roster Moves

        Originally posted by HUbison
        There's still the Pfiefer (sp?) kid from UNLV.
        He got cut a day or 2 ago.


        • #5
          Re: Rams Make Roster Moves

          Originally posted by coy bacon
          He got cut a day or 2 ago.
          Oops, my bad. Well then, like Nick said...
          Originally posted by NickSeiler
          So much for Landetta having some competition.
          The more things change, the more they stay the same.


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            by RamDez
            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
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            To make roster space, safety Zack Bronson was placed on injured reserve and tight end Mike Brake was release
            Bronson, who signed with the Rams on Sept. 4 after seven seasons in San Francisco, suffered an ankle injury Wednesday and will miss the entire season.

            Lucas played five seasons for Arizona before coming to the Rams in the offseason. He recorded eight solo tackles this preseason but was released in Sunday's roster cutdown. Brake was an undrafted free agent from Akron who had appeared to be an improbable addition to the 2004 roster.

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          • RamDez
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            by RamDez
            Rams shuffle their roster again

            By Jim Thomas
            Of the Post-Dispatch
            The roster-shuffling continues unabated at Rams Park.

            On Friday, little more than 48 hours before Sunday's season-opening kickoff, the Rams made two more moves. As expected, the roster exemption was lifted for left tackle Orlando Pace, meaning he is on the active roster and counts against the 53-man limit.

            Offensive tackle Greg Randall was released to make room for Pace, who signed his one-year, $7.02 million franchise tender on Sunday night.

            Also, the Rams promoted cornerback Dwight Anderson from their practice squad to the active roster. Linebacker Dedrick Roper, the former Pittsburgh Steeler signed earlier in the week, was released to make room for Anderson. Dedrick, we barely knew you.

            The move leaves the Rams with only five linebackers on their 53-man roster.

            Anderson, a rookie free agent from South Dakota, potentially will help a secondary that is thin at cornerback because of Travis Fisher's broken forearm. Anderson is fast, athletic, but very raw.

            The Rams have made seven changes to their active roster, involving 14 players, since last Sunday's "final" roster cuts.
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          • viper
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            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.

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          • RamDez
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            A restricted free agent, Manumaleuna signed an offer sheet worth $8.3 million over five years that included a $2 million signing bonus. After much deliberation and some disagreement from within the Rams' front office, the offer was matched.

            Manumaleuna started for the first time last season following the departure of Ernie Conwell, but didn't play only tight end. He moved around consistently, often playing fullback or H-back. That led to inconsistency and mistakes.

            "When you're jumping here and there, here and there, sometimes it makes it hard," tight ends coach Frank Falks said. "As a human being and a football player, you don't like to say it, but it does."

            Falks knew Manumaleuna was struggling last season and at times confused. He said, "When you're around someone, you know their moods. And I always talk to him, so I could tell something was bothering him."

            The fact the Panthers made the offer they did showed that Manumaleuna has value.

            "They didn't offer him that because his name's Brandon," Falks said. "They did it because he fit what they needed."

            Now, the Rams hope Manumaleuna will fit what they need: solid blocking at the position. Any contributions in the passing offense is gravy.

            Said Manumaleuna, "I'm just trying to get better."


            —The Rams are continuing to tweak their roster in preparation for the start of training camp on July 27. The latest additions are tackle Jeff Hatch, safety Nijrell Eason and wide receiver Brian Sump.

            Hatch was released by the Giants on March 22 after being drafted on the third round (78th overall) in 2002. He missed his entire rookie season because of a back injury, and then started four games last season. Those four games, the final ones of the season, were the only ones in which he played.

            The Rams need depth at tackle in training camp because of the expected absence of Orlando Pace and Kyle Turley's return from offseason back surgery. Grant Williams is the most experienced backup, and coaches want Andy King to work mostly at guard.

            Eason was originally signed as an undrafted free agent by the Arizona Cardinals in 2001. He was released on Aug. 28 and went to camp the following year with the Steelers. Released by Pittsburgh on Sept. 2, he was added to the Cardinals' roster for the final game of the '02 season and played in that game. Eason injured his shoulder last summer, and spent the entire year on injured reserve. At the start of free agency in March, the Cardinals elected not to tender him as an exclusive rights free agent.

            Sump joined the Chargers...
            -06-14-2004, 09:34 AM