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    LB Nixon promoted from practice squad

    Tuesday, December 7, 2010

    The St. Louis Rams are promoting linebacker David Nixon from the practice squad to the active roster to fill the spot created by linebacker Na'il Diggs' season-ending pectoral muscle injury. Nixon, 6-3, 225 pounds, began the year with Houston, appearing in three games for the Texans and recording 10 tackles.

    Nixon began his career in 2009 as an undrafted rookie out of Brigham Young University playing for the Oakland Raiders. He appeared in three games that year for the Raiders but recorded no tackles from scrimmage. Following his release by Houston this season, the Rams signed Nixon to their practice squad on Oct. 25.

    Two linebackers paid free-agent visits to Rams Park Tuesday: Maurice Simpkins and Harry Coleman. The Rams plan to sign Simpkins, 6-0, 236 pounds to the practice squad spot created by the promotion of Nixon. Simpkins finished his college career at Coastal Carolina (he also played at Catawba College) and appeared in two games earlier this season for Green Bay. Coleman, who played at LSU, spent the 2010 preseason with New Orleans.

  • #2
    Re: LB Nixon Promoted From Practice Squad

    He is described as being a hard worker, no doubt that's why we activated him, not to mention his speed. (4.5 in the 40 yard dash) He was a beast at BYU, according to comments on you tube.

    Maurice Simpkins played for packers and gizzards.
    Last edited by LA Rammer; -12-07-2010, 08:08 PM.

    It's Jim not Chris


    • #3
      Re: LB Nixon Promoted From Practice Squad

      Fast and light... sounds like he'll be used mainly on coverage teams and exclusively at the Will on defense.
      I believe!:ram:


      • #4
        Re: LB Nixon Promoted From Practice Squad

        Seems to be a good replacement, DNixon. I hope this LB catches up quick and does well. :ram:

        David Nixon


        • #5
          Re: LB Nixon Promoted From Practice Squad

          Originally posted by LA Rammer View Post
          He is described as being a hard worker, no doubt that's why we activated him, not to mention his speed. (4.5 in the 40 yard dash) He was a beast at BYU, according to comments on you tube.

          Maurice Simpkins played for packers and gizzards.
          Thats some real nice speed for a LB hopefully he can grasp the Defense quickly and start to produce right away.


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