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    Safety Jason Sehorn (42) hopes his injuries are behind him now.
    (Gabriel B. Tait/P-D)

    11:30 a.m. Wednesday update:

    Jason Sehorn failed his physical exam this morning and will not be returning to the Rams.

    The 10-year NFL veteran had agreed to terms Tuesday night on a one-year, $760,000 contract -- pending today's physical exam.

    He suffered a broken foot in training camp in 2003 and rejoined the Rams late last season.

    If he had passed his physical, he would have been on the practice field this afternoon and on the roster for Sunday's season-opening game against Arizona at the Edward Jones Dome.


    Post-Dispatch NFL Writer Jim Thomas will have more on the Sehorn story this afternoon.


    * * *


    Here is the story about Sehorn's attempted comeback that was posted last night on STLtoday.com:


    After 10 seasons in the NFL, Jason Sehorn finally has figured out how to cut down on his football injuries.

    "I'm on the best program ever - no training camp," Sehorn said.

    Additional surgery in February appears to finally have fixed the foot Sehorn injured in the Rams' 2003 training camp in Macomb, Ill.

    He says he feels great, so great, in fact, that he is resuming his career with the Rams.

    Sehorn, 33, is scheduled to arrive at Rams Park this morning for a physical and to meet with team officials. If he passes his physical, Sehorn will be signed and on the practice field this afternoon.

    He agreed to terms Tuesday night on a one-year, $760,000 contract.

    "It's one of those things where as someone who's been in football for the last 15 years of my life, it's hard just to say, 'OK, no more,'" Sehorn said.

    When last seen in these parts, Sehorn was lunging unsuccessfully for Carolina wide receiver Steve Smith on Jan. 10 at the Edward Jones Dome. Smith scored on a 69-yard reception, giving the Panthers a dramatic - no, make that stunning - 29-23 double-overtime playoff victory over St. Louis.

    The play seemed to reinforce the belief that Sehorn had lost his speed, and it was time to retire. But Sehorn's foot still was bothering him at the time.

    "And it's partly my fault," Sehorn said. "I can't blame that on anybody else. I'm the one that went out and played and did everything on it. But this time, I had nine months to let it heal."

    Last season, he returned to the field 2 1/2 months after the injury.

    "I could never do anything," he said. "I couldn't go left or right. I couldn't dig. It's kind of frustrating. But at that point, you want to play. So you're constantly fighting - I felt like salmon swimming against the stream. It's not the fun way to swim."

    Sehorn indicated he is in decent shape.

    "To the extent that I'm always in shape, and I always like to work out, and just keep myself in the condition I'm in," he said. "Football shape, well, I haven't played football in eight months."

    He said he talked with several teams in the offseason about playing in 2004.

    "But I had the same situation with everybody," Sehorn said. "I wasn't going to training camp. I'm not pushing my luck. Unfortunately for me, three of my major injuries have all happened in training camp."

    Included in that group was a season-ending knee injury in 1998 returning a kickoff in the New York Giants' exhibition opener.


    One guard is cut, another is signed

    On Tuesday, the Rams released offensive guard Andy King and signed offensive guard Darnell Alford. Alford signed to a one-year contract, according to his agent, St. Louisan Jim Steiner.

    Alford, 27, had been released by the Chiefs over the weekend but then signed to their practice squad. Originally a sixth-round draft choice by the Chiefs in 2000, Alford has been on the rosters of Kansas City, Dallas and the New York Jets but has played in only five regular-season games.

    King started the Rams' exhibition opener against Chicago at left guard but subsequently was replaced by Chris Dishman in the starting lineup. Signed as an undrafted rookie out of Illinois State in 2002, King played five games with the Rams as a rookie, and in one game last season.

    The Rams also added three players to their practice squad: offensive tackle Matt Morgan, defensive end-tight end Nick Burley and defensive end D.J. Renteria. Morgan and Burley were with the club in training camp; Renteria, an undrafted rookie from New Mexico, was in the Houston Texans' camp.

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    Re: Sehorn NOT coming!!! FAILED PHYSICAL

    How does a safety fail a physical? I mean, I can understand a lineman failing because he's an out of shape fat ass, but how does a safety fail a physical?

    Is it that his 40 time isn't up to par?

    Is he not able to bench 225, 10 times, or something?

    I don't get it?

    Not that I was all that stoked about signing him, but do you get a chance to come back next week and try the physical exam again?

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    • #3
      Re: Sehorn NOT coming!!! FAILED PHYSICAL

      He could easily fail the physical if the rams doctors didnt believe that the broken bone in his foot was actually healed.

      ramming speed to all

      general counsel

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      • #4
        Re: Sehorn NOT coming!!! FAILED PHYSICAL

        Thank God. :mask:

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        • #5
          Re: Sehorn NOT coming!!! FAILED PHYSICAL

          Originally posted by general counsel
          He could easily fail the physical if the rams doctors didnt believe that the broken bone in his foot was actually healed.
          Hmmm? Healed enough to be on the field last year, but not healed enough to return? Given some of the medical diagnoses lately, I wonder if I have missed an opportunity to bash the medical professionals of the Rams too. Nah. Still got time there.

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          • #6
            Re: Sehorn NOT coming!!! FAILED PHYSICAL

            Great, he's hurt and unemployed, now's my chance to make a play on his supermodel wife..... I'll be back.

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            • #7
              Re: Sehorn NOT coming!!! FAILED PHYSICAL

              Better cancel my pre-ordered Sehorn jersey.

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              • #8
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                like it nick!
                The Breakfast Club. You want cheese with that?

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                • #9
                  Re: Sehorn NOT coming!!! FAILED PHYSICAL

                  You all know how the Rams tickets all have something to do with the Rams 10 greatest moments? I think we might see a "Sehorn Fails Physical" ticket come playoff time.

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                  • Nick
                    Sehorn Deal contingent on passing physical
                    by Nick
                    Sehorn Deal contingent on passing physical
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                    Despite the fact Jason Sehorn missed all of training camp and the preseason, the St. Louis Rams, seeking late reinforcements for their secondary, apparently still feel the 10-year veteran can make a contribution to the injury depleted unit.

                    Sehorn on Tuesday night agreed to rejoin the Rams, for whom he played in 2003, ESPN.com has learned, and he will sign a one-year contract on Wednesday if he passes the team physical exam. The deal includes a base salary of $760,000, the minimum for a player of Sehorn's NFL tenure.

                    The former New York Giants star arrived in St. Louis on Tuesday evening, after several days of discussions with Rams officials.

                    If he passes the physical -- not a sure thing, given that Sehorn missed the first six games of 2003 with a broken foot, an injury that troubled him throughout the season -- he will become the second veteran defensive back added by the Rams this week. On Sunday, St. Louis signed former San Francisco safety Zack Bronson.

                    It is not yet clear how the Rams will use Sehorn. The team is thin at cornerback, where he played much of his career, but Sehorn was primarily used at safety in '03. There is some feeling the Rams might consider moving free safety Aeneas Williams back to the corner, the position at which he carved out a potential Hall of Fame career.

                    Most teams, including the Rams, assumed during the offseason that Sehorn would retire. There was some interest from Carolina, which attempted to sign Sehorn last year, earlier in the spring, but he basically dropped off the free agent radar screen after that. Once St. Louis officials called, Sehorn took a few days to deliberate and to get his off-field affairs in order.

                    Sehorn, 33, was one of the NFL's premier athletes in his prime. Originally chosen by the Giants in the second round of the 1994 draft, the former Southern Cal star played in New York until being released last spring for salary cap considerations.

                    He signed a one-year, $1 million contract with the Rams and played in 10 games, with three starts, totaling 18 tackles and four passes defensed.

                    In 10 seasons, Sehorn has appeared in 117 games and started in 76. He has 436 tackles, 19 interceptions and 86 passes defensed.
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                  • raminsyr
                    Where is Sehorn?
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                    He was an unrestricted free agent. Did any other team need a DB to miss tackles?
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                  • RamWraith
                    Foot still bothering Sehorn
                    by RamWraith
                    ST. LOUIS -- Safety Jason Sehorn failed his physical with the St. Louis Rams on Wednesday, nullifying the free-agent contract he signed the previous night.


                    Sehorn, 33, missed the first six games of last season after breaking his left foot early in training camp, and never really got up to full speed. He underwent an additional operation on the foot in February and missed all of the preseason, but the foot remains a problem.


                    He agreed to terms on a one-year contract on Tuesday. The Rams have been trying to load up at the safety position, also signing Zack Bronson earlier this week.


                    Team exams are generally very subjective in the NFL and it is believed that the Rams did not believe Sehorn had sufficiently healed from offseason surgery. His rehabilitation from the surgery, coupled with indecision about his football future, kept Sehorn out of camp this summer. That inactivity aside, the Rams believed Sehorn might still contribute to their injury-depleted secondary if he was healthy.


                    The two sides had agreed to a contract for the league minimum base salary of $760,000 pending the physical. The former New York Giant arrived in St. Louis on Tuesday evening after several days of discussions with Rams officials.


                    It was not yet clear how the Rams planned to use Sehorn. The team is thin at cornerback, where he played much of his career, but Sehorn was primarily used at safety in '03.


                    Most teams, including the Rams, assumed during the offseason that Sehorn would retire. There was some interest from Carolina, which attempted to sign Sehorn last year, earlier in the spring, but he basically dropped off the free agent radar screen after that.


                    Sehorn, 33, was one of the NFL's premier athletes in his prime. Originally chosen by the Giants in the second round of the 1994 draft, the former Southern California player was a Giant until being released last spring for salary cap considerations.


                    He signed a one-year, $1 million contract with the Rams and played in 10 games, with three starts, totaling 18 tackles and four passes defensed. In 10 seasons, Sehorn has appeared in 117 games and started 76. He has 436 tackles, 19 interceptions and 86 passes defensed.


                    Information from The Associated Press and ESPN.com senior NFL writer Len Pasquarelli was used in this report.
                    -09-08-2004, 05:48 PM
                  • chiguy
                    Jason Craft...just an idea
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                    Its a crazy idea and I'm sure no one on the coaching staff has discussed it, but when I watch Craft play I think he'd be a decent safety. He blitzes well, wraps up pretty well in tackling, and does alright in help defense. I cringe when he has to cover receivers on the corner. Might he be a serviceable safety?
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                    I heard from a reliable source that he's available and as far as I can see nobody has started a pointless, speculative thread about it yet.

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