Rams Make More Roster Moves
By Nick Wagoner
On the heels of a busy weekend in which the Rams made a flurry of roster moves, a few things about the Jeff Fisher era as head coach became abundantly clear. First and foremost, he’s a man of his word.
At his day after game news conference on Friday, Fisher plainly stated that the 53 players on the roster after the team made its round of cuts would be the remaining 53 players but by no means the final 53.
“We’re going to continue to upgrade this roster if we see fit and if we should see an opportunity that presents itself,” Fisher said. “(If) a player comes up that’s available or a team’s interested in making a trade and we feel like it makes us better then we’re going to go ahead and do so. You like to stand up and say, ‘Hey, this is the group we’re going with,’ but that’s not the case and it’s not a threatening issue or anything else. It’s just our jobs to get better. The players’ job is to improve. It’s our jobs to improve this organization.”
Rams Roster Moves
By Nick Wagoner
- As expected, the Rams continued to make roster moves after Friday’s 53-man roster deadline.
- On Saturday, the team announced it had signed RB Terrance Ganaway (Jets) and DT Kellen Heard (Bills) off waivers.
- To make room on the roster for Ganaway and Heard, the Rams parted ways with a pair of recent former draft picks. WR Greg Salas was traded to New England for an undisclosed future draft pick while CB Jerome Murphy was released.
Rams’ Steven Jackson is building a legacy
By Bernie Miklasz
This is a column about Rams running back Steven Jackson, who may be having the best career of a bad-team player in modern NFL history.
We’ll get to SJ39 in a few moments.
First, some relevant background:
Last month I spent two days in Canton, Ohio to participate in a senior committee meeting at the Pro Football Hall of Fame. I was honored to be among the five voters asked to choose two ‘senior” players for Hall of Fame consideration
Rams trade Salas to New England
By Jim Thomas
When Greg Salas suffered a season-ending broken leg last November in Arizona, no Rams wide receiver was playing better at the time. Over a four-game stretch, Salas had caught 22 passes for 216 yards before the injury.
He showed quickness and ability to get yards after the catch, and looked like a player with potential. But things didn’t click for Salas with the new coaching staff at Rams Park. Fairly early into training camp, Salas found himself deep down on the depth chart. Midway through the preseason, coach Jeff Fisher was asked what Salas had to do to get back in the picture.
By Kyle Inman
St. Louis Rams kicker Greg Zuerlein gives Missouri Western a starting representative in the NFL and proves that professional scouts have an eye everywhere, including D-II.
Last season Zuerlein hit 23-for-24 and a record 21 straight field goals — including nine from over 50 yards — in his lone season at Western. He was drafted in the sixth round with pick No. 171 and the team immediately released its veteran kicker Josh Brown. Zuerlein has started both of the Rams preseason games and has hit both of his field goal attempts, including a 52-yard kick against the Kansas City Chiefs.