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    Cut by the Cleveland Browns last week, veteran offensive lineman Hank Fraley is going to visit the St. Louis Rams, according to his agent, Ralph Cindrich.

    Fraley is an experienced blocker with 52 starts for the Browns over the past four seasons.

    He previously played for the Philadelphia Eagles.

    Last season, Fraley appeared in 15 games with four starts.

    His release wasn't a surprise considering the presence of talented young center Alex Mack, the Browns' first-round pick last spring.

    Now, he's in a job-hunting mode.

    The Rams are his first visit since being released.

  • #2
    Re: Hank Fraley to visit rams

    Could move in to guard. Certainly a better option than Incognito. Another former Eagle.


    • #3
      Re: Hank Fraley to visit rams

      we only have one Centre on the Roster..and id much prefer Fraley stepping in if Brown got hurt than a scrub with no starting experience..also should be able to play some guard if be cool with us signing Hank if it comes to it.


      • #4
        Re: Hank Fraley to visit rams

        *****off topic******

        I really love your picture Ramblin` Ram

        Maybe I should get myself a Monty Python picture

        And now for something completely different: back on topic


        • #5
          Re: Hank Fraley to visit rams

          I think bringing in Fraley to both comepete for a job starting at Guard but also be a good reserve at Center would be a good move by the FO


          • #6
            Re: Hank Fraley to visit rams

            I think it's a good move if we sign him. You always gotta have depth on the line. Also it's good to see that maybe the people up top are making a move to bring in some veteran players.


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            • Ramblin` Ram
              C Fraley,LB Diggs visit Rams.
              by Ramblin` Ram
              C Fraley, LB Diggs visit Rams Park
              By Jim Thomas
              St. Louis Post-Dispatch

              Veteran offensive linemen Hank Fraley completed his visit with the St. Louis Rams on Friday afternoon. So did linebacker Na’ill Diggs.

              But both free agents left without a contract.

              Fraley, who was released recently by the Cleveland Browns, has played center for most of his 10-year career but can also play guard.

              id take both for depth...Paris Lenon has visited the Cards btw..
              -03-13-2010, 03:53 AM
            • thickandthin
              Fraley joins Rams
              by thickandthin
              From NFL Network:

              Veteran offensive lineman Hank Fraley has agreed to terms with the St. Louis Rams, according to his agent, Ralph Cindrich.
              Fraley, who was released by the Browns before the start of free agency, can play both center and guard. He had been in negotiations with the Rams over the last several days and also had been scheduled to meet with the Chiefs.
              Fraley, a starter throughout his 10 seasons with the Eagles and Browns, started four games last season.
              -03-14-2010, 08:11 PM
            • Leics_Ram
              Hank Fraley signs with Rams
              by Leics_Ram
              Fraley's agent has announced on his Twitter account that he has cancelled a proposed visit with the Kansas City Chiefs and has instead signed with the Rams.

              Decent signing - solid back up C and also gives us depth at Guard.
              -03-14-2010, 01:32 PM
            • MauiRam
              Fraley Finding Niche Fast ..
              by MauiRam
              Tuesday, May 25, 2010
              By Nick Wagoner
              Senior Writer

              For a 10-year NFL veteran, the idea of putting on the pads and trudging through another long practice in the burgeoning summer heat might be less favorable than a visit to the dentist.

              For newly added offensive lineman Hank Fraley, there’s nowhere he’d rather be.

              “It’s a dream come true for me every year,” Fraley said. “So each year I treat it like it’s my first and it could be my last. I just love football and being around the guys and playing so I just try to bring that energy and if I am down, I hope there are guys I can lean on to get me up. But I try to be positive every day. It’s a job but it’s fun.”

              Fraley says he has been playing football since he was 6 and now, at 32, he still plays with the same childlike enthusiasm that has carried him through an accomplished NFL career.

              When the Rams went searching for some depth on the interior of their offensive line during the free agent signing period, they had hoped to find someone with the versatility to play all three interior spots.

              It was considered a bonus if they could find someone who combined that versatility with the experience and leadership skills to help out their many young linemen.

              Enter Fraley, who fit the bill and then some. On March 12, the Rams signed Fraley to a three-year contract after he spent the previous four seasons with Cleveland. The idea was to bring in someone capable of backing up Jason Brown at center and compete for a possible starting job at guard.

              In just a couple of months and four organized team activities, Fraley has already done much more than that, according to coach Steve Spagnuolo.

              “Here he is a veteran guy and he’s working with the second and third (team) once in a while and doesn’t complain one bit,” Spagnuolo said. “I will watch him rallying those young guys together like in the two minute drill, pumping guys up. We need that.”

              Not that Spagnuolo or offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur is even remotely surprised by what Fraley brings to the table.

              In fact, it was the presence of Spagnuolo and Shurmur in St. Louis that helped sway Fraley from some other potential landing spots when he embarked on free agency.

              Fraley spent the first six years of his career in Philadelphia where Spagnuolo was coaching defensive backs and linebackers and Shurmur was tutoring quarterbacks.

              Although neither Spagnuolo nor Shurmur coached Fraley’s position, they both formed a relationship with the young lineman.

              “I had a good relationship with those guys even though they didn’t coach my position,” Fraley said. “I liked their attitude and I always felt they were great and would go somewhere and do bigger things and that’s what they are doing here. When I got here it was just like seeing those guys again was like...
              -05-26-2010, 08:15 PM
            • thickandthin
              Hank Fraley
              by thickandthin
              According to Jason La Confora from NFL Network:

              Offensive lineman Hank Fraley is in negotiations with the St. Louis Rams, according to his agent, Ralph Cindrich.
              Fraley, an interior lineman who can play center and guard, is also scheduled to meet with the Chiefs next week.
              The Chiefs signed C Casey Wiegmann on Friday and have G Ryan Lilja scheduled for a visit on Monday.
              -03-13-2010, 02:07 PM