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    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.

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  • r8rh8rmike
    Gordy Promoted To Active Roster
    by r8rh8rmike
    Gordy promoted to active roster

    BY JIM THOMAS
    Wednesday, September 21, 2011

    The revolving door at cornerback continues for the St. Louis Rams. The team has placed Tim Atchison on the injured reserve list with a hamstring injury and promoted Josh Gordy from the practice squad to the active roster to take Atchison's place.

    Gordy, 5-11, 195, entered the league in 2010 as an undrafted rookie with Jacksonville. He subsequently spent 10 weeks on Green Bay's practice squad, and then played in two late-season games for the Packers, recording one special teams tackle.

    After being released by the Packers at the end of this preseason, he was signed to the Rams' practice squad two weeks ago. A native of Augusta, Ga., Gordy was a four-year starter at Central Michigan.

    His brother, Christopher Edwards, was a linebacker at Georgia Tech. His cousin, Robert Edwards, was a first-round pick by New England in 1998 at running back. Another cousin, Berry Gordy, was the founder of the Motown record label.

    Gordy's spot on the practice squad has been filled with the Rams re-signing running back Chase Reynolds after a one-week hiatus.
    -09-21-2011, 03:34 PM
  • r8rh8rmike
    Alexander, Miller Added To Rams Roster
    by r8rh8rmike
    Alexander, Miller added to Rams roster

    BY JIM THOMAS
    Wednesday, October 13, 2010

    As expected, wide receiver Danario Alexander was promoted to the Rams' active roster Tuesday. The unexpected is that he was accompanied by a former Arch Rivalry foe.

    Brit Miller, who played linebacker for the University of Illinois but was switched to fullback last season as a San Francisco 49er, also was promoted to the 53-man roster from the Rams' practice squad.

    Alexander replaces wide receiver Mark Clayton, who was placed on the injured reserve list Tuesday following a season-ending knee injury Sunday in Detroit.

    Miller replaces tight end Darcy Johnson, who also was placed on IR. Johnson suffered concussion-like symptoms against Detroit and did not finish the game; the Rams probably will seek an injury settlement with him.

    Johnson was with the Rams in training camp but was released at the end of the preseason. He re-joined the team before Week 2 of the regular season after Michael Hoomanawanui suffered a high ankle sprain in the opener against Arizona.

    Johnson played in the next four games, was used primarily as a blocker and had no receptions. But with Hoomanawanui and Billy Bajema (knee) expected to return to game action this week, Johnson became expendable — the Rams had been carrying five tight ends.

    Miller, 6-1, 250, had been on the practice squad the past four weeks. At Illinois, he was a three-year starter at linebacker, leading the Big Ten with 11 tackles a game as a senior in 2008. As a rookie with San Francisco in 2009, he was a backup fullback, spending the first 11 games on the *****' practice squad and the final five games on the active roster. Miller had six special teams tackles in those five games and could help the Rams there immediately. The native of Decatur, Ill., has been working primarily at linebacker in practice with the Rams.

    Interestingly, Alexander was signed to a four-year contract, with a modest signing bonus of around $35,000. As such, the Rams treated him as if he were a draft pick, albeit a low-round draft pick.

    Practice squad additions

    To fill the practice squad vacancies created by the promotions of Alexander and Miller, the Rams re-signed wide receiver Brandon McRae and linebacker Mortty Ivy. Both players were on the Rams' practice squad for the first week of the regular season but were released a couple of days after the season opener.

    McRae, 6-3, 207, originally was signed by the Rams as an undrafted rookie out of Mississippi State and was with the team throughout the spring practice period and the preseason. He was impressive in training camp, catching a 60-yard touchdown pass from Keith Null during the Lindenwood University scrimmage.

    But he suffered a sprained ankle in the exhibition opener against Minnesota and missed the...
    -10-13-2010, 02:52 PM
  • 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
  • Ramblin` Ram
    Trautwein claimed by Browns..Rams possible PS moves..
    by Ramblin` Ram
    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.
    -09-06-2009, 03:37 PM
  • chipperjones
    Practice Squad Announced!
    by chipperjones
    Former University of Illinois fullback Russ Weil has been signed to the Rams’ practice squad. Others re-signed are defensive end C.J. Ah You, running back Lance Ball, offensive lineman Dustin Fry, linebacker Marc Magro, wide receiver Derek Stanley and cornerback Darius Vinnett.

    The eighth spot will go to safety Eric Bassey once cornerback Ricky Manning Jr. signs his contract today.

    All the practice squad members were in training camp with the Rams.

    All for now . . . more following this afternoon’s practice.

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    I really like it. Bassey and Vinnett are good special teamers. Magro is a pretty good LB, Frye...well I havent lost hope on him, Ah You is a good practice squad guy, Im happy Weil is here, and the only people I would really be upset if they werent on here...Stanley and Ball, are!
    -09-01-2008, 10:14 AM
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