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    Rams place rookie WR Brooks Foster on IR
    By Jim Thomas
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch
    09.01.2009 1:36 pm

    As expected, the Rams placed wide receiver Brooks Foster on the injured reserve list Tuesday, as part of the mandatory roster cutdown to 75 players. Foster, a fifth-round draft pick from North Carolina, suffered an ankle injury in the preseason opener against the Jets that required surgery.

    The Rams waited until the cutdown to place Foster on IR, because he would have counted against the 80-man roster and been required to go through waivers had they made the move earlier.

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    Re: Rookie WR Brooks Foster placed on injured reserve

    get well soon and ready to compete for a roster spot next season Brooks..

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    • thoey
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      Foster was already expected to be out 2-to-4 weeks, but he decided to have the surgery to get in fully healed. He could still see some time with the team later this season, but for now his rookie year looks to be a disappointing one.
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      The worst injury news of the weekend for the St. Louis Rams had nothing to do with Friday’s 20-13 preseason loss to the Atlanta Falcons. Coach Steve Spagnuolo announced Saturday that additional testing revealed additional damage to the ankle of rookie wide receiver Brooks Foster. Foster underwent surgery Friday, and will miss six to eight weeks. With that long of a recovery time, Foster may end up on the injured reserve list. Spagnuolo said the team will decide later what action to take on Foster’s roster status. And with the final cutdown dates looming, the Rams may not want to bring in an additional wide receiver if they do indeed place Foster on IR. Foster, a fifth-round draft pick from North Carolina, suffered the injury in the Rams’ preseason opener Aug. 14 against the New York Jets. It was originally thought to be a high ankle sprain.

      Other injury updates from Spagnuolo’s Saturday media briefing:

      _ WR Donnie Avery (foot) and QB Marc Bulger (finger) will miss Thursday’s preseason contest in Cincinnati.

      _ LG Jacob Bell (concussion) will do some running when the team returns to work Sunday. If he expereriences no post-concussion symptoms after that work, he will take another baseline test _ a test Bell must clear before playing again.

      _ DT Adam Carriker (ankle) will do more field work (individual drills) to gauge his readiness to return.

      _ OT Alex Barron (knee) and OT Phil Trautwein (back) are day-to-day.

      _ DE Eric Moore (ribs) and DE James Hall (sternum) will be re-evaluated Sunday.

      _ RB Kenneth Darby “dinged” his knee against Atlanta, but came out of the game OK.
      -08-23-2009, 08:51 AM
    • r8rh8rmike
      Ex-Falcon Foster Likely Headed To Rams
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      By D. ORLANDO LEDBETTER

      Thursday, June 18, 2009

      Offensive tackle Renardo Foster, who was released by the Falcons on Tuesday, appears headed to the St. Louis Rams.

      St. Louis has placed a waiver claim for Foster, according to his agent Brian Ayrault.

      Denver, Buffalo and Carolina were also reportedly interested in Foster.

      The waiver period ends on Friday for Foster. Waiver claims are awarded to a team with the worst record.

      The only team who could beat a claim from the Rams, who were 2-14 last season, would be the Detroit Lions, who were 0-16.

      If the Lions don’t make a claim, the Rams will assume the last year of the two-year contract Foster signed in 2007.

      Foster, 6-foot-7, 340-pounds, made the team as an undrafted rookie free agent in 2007. He started two games and played in seven under former coach Bobby Petrino before suffering a knee injury on Oct. 21, 2007 against New Orleans.
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    • MauiRam
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      He'd absorbed the bumps and bruises that are unavoidable. But wide receiver Brooks Foster never had experienced a serious injury while playing football.

      That streak of good fortune ended last Aug. 14, when he turned his ankle in the Rams' preseason opener against the New York Jets. The injury originally was thought to be a sprain, but further testing disclosed more serious damage.

      Foster underwent surgery and landed on injured reserve. In a blink, his rookie season was over.

      "That was my first time in maybe 12, 13 years not playing a season of football," Foster said. "It was tough. I wanted to be out there, especially my rookie season. I felt I had a lot to prove and didn't get the chance."

      After so many months on the sideline, Foster finally is getting a second chance. He's recovered and is participating fully in organized team activities, which got under way this week at Rams Park.

      "It feels good to be running around," Foster said. "I'm just glad to be out here."

      Foster stayed in town after his surgery. He attended meetings, studied the playbook and sought tips from the veterans on how to conduct himself like a pro.

      "I definitely think the biggest thing is taking care of your body and approaching this like a job," he said. "Because that's what it is."

      The 6-foot-1, 205-pounder from Boiling Springs, S.C., was a record-setter at the University of North Carolina — in the weight room, not on the field. He set school marks for wide receivers in the bench press (405 pounds) and power clean (353).

      "I always go hard in the weight room. I take a lot of pride in that," said Foster, 24. "I try to make sure it carries over to the field."

      He assured that his speed has been unaffected by the injury. "Hopefully I'm getting faster," he said. "I don't think I'm in tip-top shape, but I'm definitely going to be there before (training) camp starts."

      Foster never earned a full-time first-team job with the Tar Heels. In 41 games, which included 13 starts, Foster had 97 receptions for 1,237 yards and six touchdowns. He also was busy on special teams.

      The Rams saw enough, however, to make him their fifth-round draft pick (No. 160 overall) in 2009. And he'd made a positive impression during training camp and the preseason before he was hurt.

      He rehabbed aggressively, then continued a demanding regimen after the season, pounding away in the weight room. Coach Steve Spagnuolo noticed.

      "He's had a tremendous offseason," Spagnuolo said. "He just looks like a different person. These guys come here young-looking out of college, but he looks like a man to me."

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