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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2012 2:45 pm    Post subject: Pulse of the Pre-Season: First Cuts . . . Who Survived? Reply with quote

We always end up having a ton of Threads talking about who just got cut, let’s go get that guy, who is getting first team reps, who just got hurt, blah, bla-balh, bla-blah . . .

So this year lets put this all in one thread, Keep the board clean, and we wont have 8000 threads about these little things. (I know it will make RF28's life easier). With a Week left till the Rams Training Camp starts, I figured that its the perfect time to start this. Because 50 days later is Kickoff of our first game.

So what should we talk about in this thread:
    All Rumors - Rams or otherwise
    All Rams roster moves - Cuts & Signings
    Cuts around the league - guys who you want us to go Pickup
    Depth Chart discussions (aka the Denario Debate)
    Discussion of any other teams Pre-season games or TCs
    All miscellaneous non-Breaking News in the preseason


There is alot to dive into in the Next 60 days, And I am going to try and Keep these first few Pages Updated all the way through. To start it off here are some Important dates throughout the Pre-Season that every Fan should be aware of.
Important Pre-Season Dates wrote:
July 23rd: Begining of First Training Camp (Arizona Cardinals)

July 24th: Rams Rookies report to Camp

July 28th: Veterans Report Earth City - Official Start of Rams Training Camp

Aug. 4: Hall of Fame enshrinement ceremony

Aug. 5: Hall of Fame Game: Arizona vs. New Orleans, Canton, Ohio, 8 p.m. ET

Aug. 28: Roster cutdown to 80 players

Sept. 2: Roster cutdown to 53 players.

Sept. 5: Regular-season opener: Dallas Cowboys at New York Giants, 8:30 p.m. (NBC)

Im Hoping, and Expecting Some Epic Game threads by RF28, even in this preseason, so lets keep game discussions in those, But just so you have a refrence and can mark them down Here are the Rams matchups that dont count, but you still have to pay full price for...
Rams Pre-Season Schedule wrote:
Aug. 12th: @ Indianapolis Colts 12:30 p.m. (Lucas Oil Stadium)

Aug. 18th: VS Kansas City Chiefs 7 p.m. (Edward Jones Dome)

Aug. 25th: @ Dallas Cowboys 7 p.m. (Jerry World: Cowboys Stadium)

Aug. 30th: VS Baltimore Ravens 7 p.m. ET (Edward Jones Dome)


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2012 2:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rams Roster Moves:
Janoris Jenkins and Trumaine Johnson agreed to terms, all 10 draft picks under contract.
Rams get their FB, Sign Pro-Bowler Ovie Mughelli
Chris Long gets "Huge" 4 year Extension (4y/$50mil)
Rams trade Josh Gordy to Colts for an undisclosed draft pick
Rams sign Vernon Gholston

Cuts Around the NFL:
Chad Johnson - No thank you
Jordan Shipley - Pass

Depth Chart:
Scott Wells not practicing yet, Medically Cleared?
Scott Wells Progressing, Walk-throughs and Individual Drills
Rok Watkins slides in at LG, getting reps with Starters
Rams Current Roster

Rumors:
Potential Cuts Series
Tommy Kelly
DJ Williams
Sam Baker

Steven/Rams want Jackson to be a Lifer
Steven Jackson wrote:
We’ve had some contact about making sure I retire as a Ram. I think somewhere in the future, myself and the Rams will get something worked out. To make sure I can retire as a Ram.

Mike Wallace not on the Trade Block, yet . . .
Kevin Colbert wrote:
"Mike Wallace is not available for trade"

Bradford possibility needs corrective ankle procedure
Jason LaCanfora wrote:
When the season ends there is a definite possibility that a corrective procedure will be prescribed [for Bradford], according to sources with knowledge of the situation

Santonio Holmes potentially seeking another trade, many's first thought is Rams
Michael Collins wrote:
If recent unconfirmed reports are correct, Holmes is not at all happy with being a Jet or with his role with the team.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2012 7:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Its almost here! Im so excited, had another dream about the upcoming season. Had to go on youtube and watch some highlights of years past.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2012 2:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So pumped! The only thing weighing down my excitement is the possibility that this could be Animal or Long's final season Sad
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2012 2:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not a rumor so much, but there is a chance that the Lions will release OLB Justin Durant. He's an effective 2 down linebacker, but nowadays many linebackers only see two downs so he may be a person of interest.
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Jonezy wrote:
So pumped! The only thing weighing down my excitement is the possibility that this could be Animal or Long's final season Sad



I dont think that'll be the case, but I dont want to jinx anything.
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The J.R.S. wrote:
Not a rumor so much, but there is a chance that the Lions will release OLB Justin Durant. He's an effective 2 down linebacker, but nowadays many linebackers only see two downs so he may be a person of interest.
Definitely have not heard that. He'd be an awesome pick-up. Personally think he's more talented than McIntosh and Dunbar.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2012 10:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

chris00cm wrote:
The J.R.S. wrote:
Not a rumor so much, but there is a chance that the Lions will release OLB Justin Durant. He's an effective 2 down linebacker, but nowadays many linebackers only see two downs so he may be a person of interest.
Definitely have not heard that. He'd be an awesome pick-up. Personally think he's more talented than McIntosh and Dunbar.


Agreed, I wanted him the last go around when he was FA...

He' still a pretty good player, would be an upgrade...
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2012 1:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

chris00cm wrote:
The J.R.S. wrote:
Not a rumor so much, but there is a chance that the Lions will release OLB Justin Durant. He's an effective 2 down linebacker, but nowadays many linebackers only see two downs so he may be a person of interest.
Definitely have not heard that. He'd be an awesome pick-up. Personally think he's more talented than McIntosh and Dunbar.


I'm not going to post a link as even the article I read admitted that it is merely speculation. NFL.com ran the article yesterday or the day before.

But yeah, that would be a nice signing. Anyone have a cap number for us that is up to date?
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The J.R.S. wrote:
chris00cm wrote:
The J.R.S. wrote:
Not a rumor so much, but there is a chance that the Lions will release OLB Justin Durant. He's an effective 2 down linebacker, but nowadays many linebackers only see two downs so he may be a person of interest.
Definitely have not heard that. He'd be an awesome pick-up. Personally think he's more talented than McIntosh and Dunbar.


I'm not going to post a link as even the article I read admitted that it is merely speculation. NFL.com ran the article yesterday or the day before.

But yeah, that would be a nice signing. Anyone have a cap number for us that is up to date?

As of July 15th, we have 3.6mil free.
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chris00cm wrote:
The J.R.S. wrote:
chris00cm wrote:
The J.R.S. wrote:
Not a rumor so much, but there is a chance that the Lions will release OLB Justin Durant. He's an effective 2 down linebacker, but nowadays many linebackers only see two downs so he may be a person of interest.
Definitely have not heard that. He'd be an awesome pick-up. Personally think he's more talented than McIntosh and Dunbar.


I'm not going to post a link as even the article I read admitted that it is merely speculation. NFL.com ran the article yesterday or the day before.

But yeah, that would be a nice signing. Anyone have a cap number for us that is up to date?

As of July 15th, we have 3.6mil free.


Thanks. There are still some roster cuts to take place. I'd bet that there will be some surprise names released by Fisher and company. While there are surprises every year, this coaching staff may have entirely different thoughts on players, certainly will have different schemes to fill, and lack any sort of investment or ties with the players on the roster.

Here is a list of the only players I believe are guaranteed to remain on our roster from the 2011 season:

QB-Bradford
RB-S-Jax
OT-Smith, Saffold
G-Dahl
WR-Amendola
TE-Kendricks

DE-Long, Quinn
MLB-J-L 55
S-Quinten Mikell

That's it folks. There are some guys that are likely to be kept, but not a lock. This team is going to look completely different this year. Thank god.
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There are more guys that I would concider Locks to be on the team who were here last year.

Kellen Clemens was the only veteran QB signed, with his history with Schotty hes gonna be the Backup to Sam. Greg Salas is as good as a lock. Assuming health Hoomanawanui is a lock, they didnt bring in a TE anywhere near his talent, and with Eldridge suspended there isnt much competition. I think Eugene Sims is a lock, He is clearly #4, but #5 isnt anywhere close. Josh Hull Id put in there too as the leader of ST and the Top backup LB we have. Stewart is more of a Lock than Mikell, and I would say Fletcher, Murphy and Gordy are all locks as well.

They brought in alot of guys, but not nearly as much as you seem to think.

On defense there are 2 spots open in the secondary, 1 or 2 open in the LB corps, and 1 open on the DL (liley coming form outside the Org) 25 spots total.

On the otherside, there is likely 1 or 2 spots on the OLine, 2 or 3 spots in the backfield (QB/RB/FB) depending on if we keep 3 rostered QBs, and probably 3 spots being fought over in the Receiving Corps (WR & TE) Likely 23 spots total.

Then you have your 3 specialists; Kicker, Punter, Long Snapper where the only competition is really at Punter. And the final 2 Roster spots come down to your special teams aces and can come from either side of the ball (your Dom Curry/Hoffman-Ellis types)

There are likely 15 open spots open going into camp, thats a good amount but not as much as you would think a team like last years would have. There easily 17 guys from last years team that I would call locks, and its more like 20. I get what you are saying, high turnover, but youre shorting alot of guys.
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Talking about surprise cuts, I really think Jerome Murphy will be this years big "surprise." Although it shouldn't be.
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chris00cm wrote:
Talking about surprise cuts, I really think Jerome Murphy will be this years big "surprise." Although it shouldn't be.
Whos he getting cut for Kendrick Burney? I dont think so
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StLunatic88 wrote:
chris00cm wrote:
Talking about surprise cuts, I really think Jerome Murphy will be this years big "surprise." Although it shouldn't be.
Whos he getting cut for Kendrick Burney? I dont think so
I don't see why not, Burney seems much more like a Fisher CB than Murphy.
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