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    Daniel Fells : Rams place Fells on IR

    12/21/2009 03:50 PM
    Daniel Fells (knee) has been placed on the injured reserve, according to the Belleville News-Democrat.

    Fells had a decent season for the Rams, though he still was not good enough to draw fantasy consideration. He should again compete to be St. Louis' starting tight end next season.
    This space for rent...

  • #2
    Add Daniel Fells to the Staggering IR Report..

    Another Monday, another player to the Injured Reserve list for the St. Louis Rams. Today's entrant is TE Daniel Fells who was placed on IR after a fracture in his thigh and a sprained ligament. Though Fells had just 4 receptions in his last two games - he left late in the first quarter this week - the third year TE was an important part of the Rams injury-depleted pass catchers.
    CB Quincy Butler has a knee and an ankle sprain that will probably keep him out for the rest of the season, definitely this week.
    The Rams will activate CB Jonathan Wade for their game against the Cardinals. Jeez. Remember, Wade was a starting CB when the season began, and was gradually replaced by Bradley Fletcher. At first, it just seemed like Fletcher was a better corner, because he was, but then Butler and Justin King got more reps after Fletcher went to IR. Such is life in the NFL...
    In one other item of interest from the injury report today: OT Jason Smith has not taken another baseline neurological examination. Hmmm. That most likely means he's still experiencing symptoms and is thus close to being shut down for the season, officially or unofficially. That's too bad. I'd really like to see more Smith, but there's no point taking a risk with your investment for two more games of what could very well become a one-win season.
    For those of you keeping count at home, that's 12 players on IR for the Rams, 9 of those players were starters. Here's the list:
    • DT Adam Carriker
    • WR Laurent Robinson
    • DT Gary Gibson
    • LS Chris Massey
    • WR Keenan Burton
    • FS Oshiomogho Atogwe
    • OG Jacob Bell
    • CB Bradley Fletcher
    • TE Daniel Fells
    • WR Brooks Foster
    • DE C. J. Ah You
    • S Eric Bassey

    If you include players that could and probably should be put on IR, you've got quite a team."--Courtesy of The Turf Show Times


    • #3
      Re: Another one bites the dust: Fells to IR

      Originally posted by thoey View Post
      Daniel Fells : Rams place Fells on IR

      12/21/2009 03:50 PM
      THE NEWS
      Daniel Fells (knee) has been placed on the injured reserve, according to the Belleville News-Democrat.

      OUR VIEW
      Fells had a decent season for the Rams, though he still was not good enough to draw fantasy consideration. He should again compete to be St. Louis' starting tight end next season.
      And the hits just keep coming. I like Fells, he's steady. Who would have thought he would be 3rd on the Rams in TD's? Looking forward to seeing him back next year healthy.


      • #4
        Re: Another one bites the dust: Fells to IR

        This is insane with these injuries. Hopefully next year we can stay healthier and maybe by doing that we will produce more wins. I dont think any team can win with having basically a player a week go on IR.


        • #5
          Re: Another one bites the dust: Fells to IR

          Sounds like taking away the machines and using free weights during the offseason conditioning helped out.


          • #6
            Re: Another one bites the dust: Fells to IR

            I am beginning to suspect we are simply making these guys "safe" until next year!
            "The disappointment of losing is huge!"

            Jack Youngblood


            • #7
              Re: Another one bites the dust: Fells to IR

              at this stage of the season..a minor ankle sprain will probably put a player on IR.

              hope Fells doesn`t have his play impaired in the future through this injury...he could be a nice #2 TE in the future if he continues to work on his game.


              • #8
                Re: Another one bites the dust: Fells to IR

                Hey guys please help me! Is there a statistic for the team with the most starting players hurt over the last decade. It seems that we seem to experience so many injuries that has been crippling this team. I'm not trying to make excuses for the Rams but what do you know about our teams starting players hurt so much verses other teams?


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                • Bosna-Ram
                  Rams would like to re-sign TE Daniel Fells
                  by Bosna-Ram
                  by: vanram

                  Answering questions after his official media availability, St. Louis Rams GM Billy Devaney revealed a little bit about the team's plans for one their pending free agents. Asked by TST whether they planned to bring back TE Danile Fells, Devaney expressed a desire to bring Daniel Fells back this season.
                  We'd like to have Daniel back.
                  Tight end Daniel Fells has been hit and miss during his time with the Rams. This first two years were pretty tumultuous; some of the more generous watchers would give him a mulligan for '08 and '09.

                  Fells had career highs with 41 catches and 391 yards last year, but those numbers were marred by inconsistency. Regardless, bringing Fells back makes some sense for the Rams. Clearly he's lost his role as the starter, replaced by Michael Hoomanawanui, who the Rams hope stays healthy this season. Fells can catch the ball and block, functionally in both areas.

                  If the Rams do end up bringing Daniel Fells back, the depth chart will largely depend on how far along Fendi Onobun is. The "project" tight end the Rams picked in the sixth round last year didn't see much time on the field before injury ended his season. He caught two passes and his speed was an asset on special teams.

                  Devaney, in talking about receivers, noted how the Patriots were able to stretch the field with their tight ends last season. Ideally, Onobun would do that for the Rams. If Onobun can do some damage on the field, Fells would drop to third or even fourth on the depth chart, behind Uh Oh, Onobun and possibly Billy Bajema.
                  -02-25-2011, 07:48 PM
                • r8rh8rmike
                  Fells Finds His Niche
                  by r8rh8rmike
                  Fells Finds His Niche
                  Thursday, October 1, 2009

                  By Nick Wagoner
                  Senior Writer

                  At 6’4, 270 pounds, Daniel Fells is the type of player who instantly catches your attention when he steps off the bus.

                  When you see Fells run around the practice field with above average speed and you watch him catch everything in his vicinity as though he had a manicure at Elmer’s glue factory, you can’t help but think that when the football gods created a tight end, this is what he was supposed to look like.

                  “There is a lot to like,” Rams coach Steve Spagnuolo said. “Danny is one of those quote-unquote athletic tight ends. The team we are getting ready to play has two of them. Guys that can run, guys that are big, and guys that factor in the pass game. I think Danny does all of that.”

                  Fells has done all of that for the better part of the past three years but it hasn’t been noticed by many because most of it has been limited to various practice fields throughout the NFL.

                  For whatever reason, Fells has been a standout in practices since he signed as a rookie free agent with Atlanta in 2006 but the success he’s had there has just never translated to Sundays.

                  Never, that is, until last week. After putting in plenty of long hours in meeting rooms and on practice fields, Fells finally got that feeling of accomplishment when he caught two touchdowns from quarterback Kyle Boller on consecutive drives against Green Bay.

                  After the game, Fells was inundated with about 45 text messages from friends old and new alike.

                  But even in his moment of triumph, Fells wasn’t much in the mood to celebrate. He went home and had dinner with his wife.

                  “I have been waiting for the opportunity and it’s real nice but it’s real tough to take because we lost the game,” Fells said. “We wanted to win. It’s tough for us as a team. It’s a personal thing but that’s not what it’s about.”

                  Coming out of the University of California-Davis, in 2006, Fells flew under the radar because he suffered a broken ankle that limited him to six games as a senior.

                  Fells went undrafted but signed with Atlanta. Rams general manager Billy Devaney worked in Atlanta at the time and was part of the group that discovered Fells.

                  Fells made the roster but never got a chance to play for the Falcons and spent the next year bouncing to Oakland’s practice squad before moving to Tampa Bay in Jan. 2008.

                  Finally, on Sept. 3 of last season, Devaney and the Rams made the move to bring Fells to St. Louis.

                  Fells got a late start in getting acclimated to the offense and played in 12 games, making seven catches for 81 yards.

                  “I kind of joined the team a little bit late so it was hard to catch up and jump in,” Fells said.

                  Still, Fells’ immense skills were clearly...
                  -10-02-2009, 11:21 PM
                • tomahawk247
                  Rams re-signed TE Daniel Fells
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                  As per a Twitter post by Bernie Miklasz which says:
                  Post-Dispatch Rams beatwriter Jim Thomas reports that TE Daniel Fells has re-signed with the Rams; more details from JT later.

                  Rotoworld report:
                  Rams re-signed TE Daniel Fells
                  The Rams plan to draft a tight end (per Arizona's Rob Gronkowski), but Fells currently tops the depth chart after hauling in 21 balls for 273 yards and three touchdowns last year. St. Louis won't have a fantasy-caliber TE in 2010.

                  I think we had to keep him as he is good depth at the TE position. No news on contract details yet. Could be another case, like they want to do with Atogwe, where the Rams let another team set the market value before ponying up the cash
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                • thatguy
                  Daniel Fells should get more credit imo
                  by thatguy
                  I don't see many people talking about him but he is a big target and he knows how to use his size to his advantage. He isn't the fastest or most athletic but he has solid hands and as soon as he catches the ball he always goes straight up field. At 270 pounds he is tough to tackle and he knows that and that's what I like about him. Whether its Fells, Onubon, or Hoomanawanui I think the rams have a bright future at the TE position
                  -12-28-2010, 06:31 PM
                • ramfan247
                  Statistically Fells is a top 10 TE in the NFL
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                  Daniel Fells hasn't been flawless this year but he HAS been our most reliable receiver out there. He is clearly durable, he gets yards after the catch on almost every reception and it always takes at least two or three guys to bring him down. Hes not fast, but he's quick and has great hands. Statistically, this kid is a first down machine and has been open in the end zone time and time again, even though he only has two touchdowns. He hasn't been featured in this offense whatsoever, yet he has more catches than Heath Miller, Owen Daniels, Anthony Fasano, Greg Olson, etc. If we let this kid go in free agency this offseason, he'll go to an offense that will feature him and he'll have a 60 catch season and we'll be praying and counting our lucky stars that our TEs, Hoomanawanui, Onobun and Bajema, are healthy. All three have serious durability issues.
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