A hearty helping of link sausage for you.
The St. Louis Rams handed out some hardware yesterday. Steven Jackson was named the team's MVP, Bradford the Rookie of the Year, Oshiomogho Atogwe a leadership award and Bradley Fletcher the comeback player.
Assistant strength coach Chuck Faucette is out at Rams Park. Faucette was a 2008 hire. Last year, the Rams hired Rock Gullickson as their head strength and conditioning coach, with some controversy. The Rams dealt with far fewer injuries this year than in season's past.
Devaney and his staff have started the free agent evaluation process, beginning with the Rams' own free agents. TST has covered free agency recently. Here's a quick round up:
- Giants DE Mathias Kiwanuka is an intriguing possibility and the most prominent player with a Spagnuolo-Giants connection.
- Could/should the Rams rediscover their interest in Vincent Jackson...and what about Malcom Floyd who will also be a free agent?
- Some free agent ramblings including RBs Darren Sproles and Jerome Harrison.
- The Rams free agent wide receivers, Mark Clayton and Laurent Robinson, will be the team's first free agent decisions.
- More free agent ramblings with an emphasis on defensive players who could be available.
Matt Hasselbeck gets the start for the Seahawks' first round thrashing at the hands of the Saints this weekend.
Lots of players are starting to declare for the 2011 NFL Draft. Here are the big names that have yet to make their intentions known.