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    Rams agreed to terms with DE James Hall.
    Hall is 33 and nearing the end of the line, but has 11.5 sacks over the last two seasons and is a valuable rotational rusher in Steve Spagnuolo's pressure-heavy scheme. Hall would be best served playing limited snaps at this stage of his career. The defensive line remains a need area for St. Louis.
    Source: Jim Thomas on Twitter


    Good signing. Glad we didn't let him get away.

  • #2
    Re: Rams re-sign DE James Hall

    We need some serious help at DE, so this is really good news.


    • #3
      Re: Rams re-sign DE James Hall

      Good signing, great depth


      • #4
        Re: Rams re-sign DE James Hall

        should help ease in any rookie linemen we bring in...he`s been pretty solid for us since we first signed him...good signing.


        • #5
          Re: Rams re-sign DE James Hall

          Wait a second... didn't the Saints show interest in him too?

          Its almost as if... players actually like playing for the Rams...



          • #6
            Re: Rams re-sign DE James Hall

            Good signing. I like Hall and I hope he can contribute next year


            • #7
              Re: Rams re-sign DE James Hall

              Originally posted by AvengerRam View Post
              Wait a second... didn't the Saints show interest in him too?

              Its almost as if... players actually like playing for the Rams...

              He likes to be in holliday early.
              Si vous croyez en vous, que vous avez de la fierté, et que vous ne lâchez jamais, vous serez un gagnant.
              Le prix de la victoire est chère, mais la récompense en vaut la peine.


              • #8
                Re: Rams re-sign DE James Hall

                Great news. This will alleviate a little of the pain we're in at DE. I still think it's of particular importance that we draft one in the first three rounds.


                • #9
                  Re: Rams re-sign DE James Hall

                  I like Hall he can play all along the line get pressure in different ways. Vet presence who can mentor the young DE we draft in the first 3 rounds.


                  • #10
                    Re: Rams re-sign DE James Hall

                    Good, stable veteran. :ram:


                    • #11
                      Re: Rams re-sign DE James Hall

                      Always liked Hall as well. He and (hopefully) Little will be back to mentor some of the younger guys we could possibly draft.
                      Always and Forever a fan of the St. Louis Rams


                      • #12
                        Re: Rams re-sign DE James Hall

                        If little hasn't been resigned yet I dont think he will resign. My gut says Carolina especially. Since they lost peppers


                        • #13
                          Re: Rams re-sign DE James Hall

                          Originally posted by AvengerRam View Post
                          Wait a second... didn't the Saints show interest in him too?

                          Its almost as if... players actually like playing for the Rams...

                          Thats preposterous, who would like playing for a losing team. Those players who resign would have to know the team was on an upswing, and we all no that the rams will stay in constant mediocrity forever.


                          • #14
                            Re: Rams re-sign DE James Hall

                            i cant see LL being re-signed now me it was one of Hall or it would have been either Wilkerson or Hayward if neither of them re-signed,with one or possibly two DE`s being drafted.
                            as Spags uses packages with DE`s moving inside from time to time ,i think they gonna stockpile them..just not with too many over 30`s.


                            • #15
                              Re: Rams re-sign DE James Hall

                              Originally posted by AvengerRam View Post
                              Wait a second... didn't the Saints show interest in him too?
                              Yes, but I don't believe they offered him a contract during or after his visit.


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                              • RamsFan16
                                Rams have "strong interest" in James Hall
                                by RamsFan16
                                From the Detroit news.

                                Hall would be a good veteran pickup....
                                -02-26-2007, 11:57 AM
                              • Nick
                                Rams, DE Hall agree on two-year contract
                                by Nick
                                Rams agree to terms with Hall
                                By Jim Thomas
                                ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH

                                James Hall, who started 15 games last season at right defensive end, is back with the Rams. Financial terms of his new two-year contract weren’t immediately available, but it’s a more cap-friendly deal according to team sources.

                                Hall was released 3½ weeks ago in a salary cap move. He was scheduled to make $3.5 million in 2008 under the old contract, including a $500,000 roster bonus due the first weekend of the free agency period.

                                Bothered much of last season with a high ankle sprain, Hall tied for seventh on the team with 59 tackles. He registered a team-high 20 quarterback pressures, but posted only 2½ sacks.

                                "He was definitely a guy that we had high expectations for," coach Scott Linehan said Monday night. "But he played hurt most of the year. We think he has a couple of more years left."

                                Hall made free-agent visits earlier this month to Buffalo and Minnesota.

                                Linehan doesn’t think the addition of Hall will have any impact on what the Rams do with their first-round pick in the upcoming draft. Defensive ends Chris Long of Virginia and Vernon Gholston of Ohio State are prime candidates to be taken by St. Louis.

                                "We still could (take a defensive end)," Linehan said. "It’s just as wide open as ever."
                                -03-24-2008, 07:45 PM
                              • MauiRam
                                James Hall giving Rams much-needed pass rush ..
                                by MauiRam
                                BY BILL COATS Saturday, October 9, 2010 12:20 am

                                If James Hall needs a publicity agent, fellow Rams defensive end Chris Long is up to the job.

                                "James has always been a good player, a guy who I think people should know more about," Long said. "So much in this league is based on hype and who's who. He's excelled even on teams ... that haven't done so well."

                                In Hall's case, "haven't done so well" is a vast understatement. In Hall's 10 years in the NFL coming into this season — seven with Detroit and the last three with the Rams — his teams posted a combined record of 39-121.

                                That's basically an average finish of 4-12. Over a decade.

                                But if the 6-foot-2, 281-pound Hall, 33, is worn down by all the losing, it isn't showing. He's already racked up a team-high four sacks this season, a total exceeded by only four players leaguewide.

                                Hall's career high is 11½, in 2004. He had 4½ sacks last year, when defensive end Leonard Little led the Rams with 6½.

                                Little didn't return this year, creating a need for a strong pass rusher. "It was just something we knew we had to have," Hall said. "Regardless of whether Leonard was here or not, that was something we had to get, pressure. It's something we continue to work on every day."

                                Said coach Steve Spagnuolo: "I love Leonard. But in this league, the guys that are here have to step up and play. And we're getting some pretty good play out of our defensive ends."

                                Hall arrives at Rams Park at about 6 a.m., where he begins a daily ritual that doesn't vary much. "He's a workhorse," rookie defensive end Eugene Sims said. "He's the first one here and the last one to leave."

                                Hall studies film religiously and spends a good portion of his time devising ways to exploit his upcoming opponent.

                                "Just working my technique during the course of the week, working my craft," he explained, "and coming up with game plans for guys and then trying to go out and execute it."

                                Obtained in a trade with the Lions in March 2007, Hall moved immediately into a starting role on the right side, opposite Little. Long now is getting full-time reps at left end, and Hall often slides inside in running situations.

                                On Sunday in Detroit, Hall will be going against a familiar opponent — a former University of Michigan teammate, Lions tackle Jeff Backus — in a familiar setting.

                                "I played a lot of football, college and pro, in the state of Michigan," Hall said. "It's always good to go back there to that city and play some ball at Ford Field."

                                Hall hooked on with the Lions as an undrafted rookie in 2000. He was taught the ropes by veteran defensive end Robert Porcher and five-time Pro Bowler Charles Haley, who coached Detroit's...
                                -10-09-2010, 01:01 AM
                              • Rambos
                                Rams, Hall Happy to Have Each Other
                                by Rambos
                                Rams, Hall Happy to Have Each Other
                                Wednesday, June 13, 2007

                                By Nick Wagoner
                                Senior Writer

                                Surrounded by a trio of reports, quietly answering questions about his offseason move to St. Louis, James Hall is clearly a happy camper. It doesn’t take long to realize, though, that Hall isn’t the happiest person in this hallway.

                                Suddenly, a voice booms “Thank God for James Hall.” The voice is filled with enthusiasm and joy. It’s the voice of fellow defensive end Leonard Little.

                                And why shouldn’t Little be happy to have Hall in the building? Considering the number of tag team partners that have come and gone on the end opposite Little in recent years, any sign of stability would be enough to excite the Rams’ star pass rusher.

                                “Oh yeah, we were both happy about it,” Hall said. “We know we have to take advantage of the situation and that’s going to be a big part of the success of the defense.”

                                Success on defense is something that has been few and far between in recent seasons. Despite some advances made last season, particularly in the final three games, that unit has had some weaknesses that have been exploited over the past few years.

                                One of those weaknesses has been a lack of a productive end opposite Little. Despite the lack of a running mate, Little has continued to perform at a high level, posting 13 sacks last season with a group consisting of talented, but raw rookie Victor Adeyanju, enigmatic Anthony Hargrove and Brandon Green on the opposite end. That group combined for just two sacks in 2006.

                                Although Little has still been able to perform at a high level without a true pass rushing threat on the other end, he welcomed the idea of getting someone who can provide a consistent pass rush on the other end and, more important, free him up so he isn’t always being blocked by multiple players from multiple angles.

                                “I think he will bring a lot of what Leonard brings to the other side to the table,” coach Scott Linehan said. “Maybe a little different style, but he is still a guy that has got that speed to pass rush and is a very willing run defender. I think he can be really good for us.”

                                With that in mind, the Rams made finding a pass rushing end to pair with Little one of their top priorities in the offseason. In a free agent market that was supposed to be flush with defensive ends, the Rams never got the opportunity to make a play for any of the available talent as teams re-signed or franchised their best players.

                                So, the Rams turned to the trade market in search of an answer. Fortunately for them, Hall had ensured his presence on the trade market by asking for a trade from Detroit in January.

                                “I didn’t get the feel that the organization was going in the right direction,” Hall said. “I asked for it.”

                                Hall had grown tired of his time with the...
                                -06-13-2007, 04:36 PM
                              • THOLTFAN81
                                Rams release DE James Hall
                                by THOLTFAN81
                                Jim Thomas reports...

                                Another one bites the dust. We are going to have plenty of cap room. Looks like DFarr was right when he said I'm February we'd have a lot more cap room than many would expect
                                -03-12-2012, 02:26 PM