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  • Rams hosted free agent DE Reggie Hayward on Thursday

    This was confirmed by a twitter from Howard Balzer

    Rotoworld report:
    The Rams hosted free agent DE Reggie Hayward on Thursday.
    Hayward missed the majority of 2009 season after breaking his left shin in Week 1. The 31-year-old could fill in as a situation pass rusher should the Rams lose Leonard Little and James Hall.

    I think getting vet back at the DE position is important but its still a position i think we should address in the draft. I would also prefer to keep Little as a situational pass rusher, but i have no problem with the DeSpags doing their due diligence and checking out Hayward

    ps. can a mod please change the title as ive just realised ive spelled his surname wrong!

  • #2
    Re: Rams hosted free agent DE Reggie Howard on Thursday

    blimey the visits are really rolling in now...

    i think we will draft a DE also ..but if Hall and/or Little dont return..he should be serviceable in the rotation.


    • #3
      Re: Rams hosted free agent DE Reggie Howard on Thursday

      Id rather have Hall, Little, Darren Howard or even Jimmy Wilkerson coming off injury.


      • #4
        Re: Rams hosted free agent DE Reggie Howard on Thursday

        We're certainly doing our due diligence on free agents this year. I guess I could go either way with this guy. We certainly need some ends, so I won't discount him entirely, if he knows his role with the team.


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