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    OT Trautwein claimed by Cleveland
    By Jim Thomas
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch
    After releasing offensive tackle Phil Trautwein over the weekend, all indications were that the St. Louis Rams planned to sign him to their practice squad.

    Instead, the Cleveland Browns claimed Trautwein over the weekend, adding him to their 53-man roster. A rookie free agent from Florida, Trautwein started slowly in camp for the Rams, but appeared to improve steadily over the course of the preseason.

    Meanwhile, the Rams had either signed or were in the process of signing LB Dominic Douglas and running back Chris Ogbonnaya to their practice squad Sunday. Ogbonnaya was a seventh-round draft pick out of Texas by the Rams; Douglas is rookie free agent from Mississippi State.

    The Rams were also thought to be interested in signing linebacker K.C. Asiodu, defensive end Ian Cambpell, cornerback Cord Parks, and wide receiver Sean Walker to their practice squad.

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  • r8rh8rmike
    Rams Sign OT Trautwein To 53-Man Roster
    by r8rh8rmike
    10.20.2009 8:49 pm
    Rams sign OT Trautwein to 53-man roster
    By Jim Thomas
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch


    Offensive tackle Phil Trautwein, who spent the preseason and training camp with the St. Louis Rams, has rejoined the team. The Rams signed Trautwein, a rookie from Florida, off the Cleveland Browns’ practice squad Tuesday.

    The Rams cut Trautwein on Sept. 5, planning to re-sign him to their practice squad once he cleared waivers. But he was claimed instead by Cleveland, spending the first four weeks of this season on the Browns’ 53-man roster. Trautwein didn’t play in those four games, then was cut by the Browns and spent the past two weeks on their practice squad.

    The Rams returned the favor Tuesday by signing Trautwein to their active roster. Wide receiver Nate Jones was cut to make room for Trautwein.
    -10-20-2009, 07:36 PM
  • MauiRam
    Rams add two to practice squad ..
    by MauiRam
    BY JIM THOMAS • Wednesday, October 6, 2010 12:20 am

    Cornerback Terrail Lambert worked out Tuesday for the Rams and will be added to the practice squad. He joins defensive tackle Jimmy Saddler-McQueen, who was signed Monday to the practice squad.

    Lambert, 24, signed with San Francisco in 2009 as an undrafted rookie out of Notre Dame but spent most of last season on the Indianapolis practice squad. He was released by the Colts at the end of the 2010 preseason. At Notre Dame, Lambert started 31 games and had four career interceptions, one of which he returned for a game-winning touchdown against Michigan State.

    Saddler-McQueen was signed last April by Chicago as an undrafted rookie from NCAA Div. II Texas A&M-Kingsville. He spent most of training camp and the preseason with Dallas before getting released by the Cowboys. Saddler-McQueen recorded a forced fumble in his first exhibition game with the Cowboys and had a safety later in the preseason against San Diego.

    The Rams released fullback Jamie McCoy to make room for Saddler-McQueen. It was not clear what accompanying move would be made to free up a practice squad slot for Lambert. But with cornerback Kevin Dockery sidelined again with a hamstring injury, it's possible Marquis Johnson could be promoted to the active roster — as was the case last month.

    Also on Tuesday, former Rams cornerback Quincy Butler paid a free-agent visit and took a physical but was not signed.
    -10-06-2010, 09:44 AM
  • r8rh8rmike
    Rams Add Wide Receiver.....To Practice Squad
    by r8rh8rmike
    09.08.2009 4:22 pm
    Rams add wide receiver. . .to practice squad
    By Jim Thomas
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch

    All signs point to the St. Louis Rams holding firm at just four wide receivers on the active roster for Week 1 of the regular season. The team signed wide receiver Nate Jones to their practice squad Tuesday, but made no additions to the active roster.

    The first-year player from Texas was on the Rams’ 53-man roster for one day over the weekend, until he and linebacker Quinton Culberson were released to make room for the waiver-wire additions of safety Anthony Smith and defensive tackle LaJuan Ramsey.

    Defensive end Ian Campbell was dropped from the practice squad to make room for Jones.
    -09-09-2009, 11:29 AM
  • r8rh8rmike
    Rams Complete Practice Squad
    by r8rh8rmike
    09.07.2009 11:24 am
    Rams complete practice squad
    By Bill Coats
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch

    The St. Louis Rams have completed their eight-man practice squad, adding running back Chris Ogbonnaya and defensive end Bryan Smith.

    Ogbonnaya was the Rams’ seventh-round draft pick in April. He was cut Saturday, unclaimed on waivers, and re-signed. Smith, 6-2 and 250, was drafted by the Eagles in the third round last year out of McNeese State. He was on their 53-man roster last year but was among the inactives for every game.

    Ogbonnaya and Smith join cornerback Cord Parks, tight end Eric Butler, linebackers K.C. Asiodu and Dominic Douglas, defensive end Ian Campbell and wide receiver Sean Walker in making up the Rams’ practice squad.
    -09-07-2009, 11:27 AM
  • r8rh8rmike
    LB Nixon Promoted From Practice Squad
    by r8rh8rmike
    LB Nixon promoted from practice squad

    BY JIM THOMAS
    Tuesday, December 7, 2010

    The St. Louis Rams are promoting linebacker David Nixon from the practice squad to the active roster to fill the spot created by linebacker Na'il Diggs' season-ending pectoral muscle injury. Nixon, 6-3, 225 pounds, began the year with Houston, appearing in three games for the Texans and recording 10 tackles.

    Nixon began his career in 2009 as an undrafted rookie out of Brigham Young University playing for the Oakland Raiders. He appeared in three games that year for the Raiders but recorded no tackles from scrimmage. Following his release by Houston this season, the Rams signed Nixon to their practice squad on Oct. 25.

    Two linebackers paid free-agent visits to Rams Park Tuesday: Maurice Simpkins and Harry Coleman. The Rams plan to sign Simpkins, 6-0, 236 pounds to the practice squad spot created by the promotion of Nixon. Simpkins finished his college career at Coastal Carolina (he also played at Catawba College) and appeared in two games earlier this season for Green Bay. Coleman, who played at LSU, spent the 2010 preseason with New Orleans.
    -12-07-2010, 07:27 PM
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