The St. Louis Rams have signed all but three draft picks contrary to reports over the weekend that nine of eleven picks were signed. In addition to first round pick QB Sam Bradford and second round pick OT Rodger Saffold, the other draft pick yet to sign is TE Fendi Onobun, a sixth round pick.
I can't imagine that the Rams are too far away from inking Onobun since the contract rates are pretty well established. In fact, the deal could be far enough along to have provided a grain of "truthiness" to this weekend's report, just not enough for the team or anyone to officially declare it a done deal. As for the other two picks, rookies report to training camp in a month, July 28, so it's not exactly going out on a limb to think that the Bradford and Saffold will be signed sometime in the next 30 days, ideally. Both Bradford and Saffold are projected to be starters for the Rams, if not in week one, soon thereafter. Camp will be especially important for them and every day counts.
Jim Hanifan is back with an expanded role on the radio this year.
Rams defensive end and unrestricted free agent Leonard Little wants to play football this year, and the Rams have interest in brining him back to the only pro team he's every played for. The Rams could certainly use him as a situational pass rusher.
Are we entering the golden age of the tight end?
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