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The latest St. Louis Rams news and discussion.
The latest St. Louis Rams news and discussion.

The St. Louis Rams return to practice today after a Monday rest. The practice at 2:30 p.m. is open to the public. If you do plan on heading out to practice, you may need something to talk about on the sidelines with your chums. We have just thing, a smattering of head lines to make you the most knowledgeable bloke practice. Read these, learn this stuff and you can be either a resource for the conversation or the guy that acts like a know-it-all jerk. Don't be that guy.

Here are the headlines...use with caution.

The Rams 2011 free agent class
Fans exasperated by the Rams' free agent decisions in the past have nothing to complain about this year. The Rams added 11 free agents from other teams, the largest group ever. Five of those players figure to start, and it could be six. Eight of those players have one-year contracts.

Rams add rookie H-back/tight end Demarco Cosby
Someone's collecting these guys at Rams Park. Demarco Cosby, an H-back/tight end from the University of Central Missouri, agreed to terms with the Rams late Monday.

No change to Colts' preseason plan
The Indianapolis Colts will stick to their normal preseason plan for this weekend's preseason opener against the Rams. Starters will play only a series or two. How will the Rams manage their players this week?

Who's Losing Steam? Steven Jackson 2010-2011 Highlights
TrojanRam calls out the pundits who say Steven Jackson is losing a step.

Free Agency 2011 – 10 Positional Downgrades
Pro Football Focus takes a look at the teams that took a hit in free agency, either as collateral damage or self-inflicted wound. Several of the Rams' 2011 opponents are on this list, including Arizona (at cornerback) and San Francisco (at outside linebacker).

Free Agency 2011 – 10 Positional Downgrades
Pro Football Focus takes a look at the teams that took a hit in free agency, either as collateral damage or self-inflicted wound. Several of the Rams' 2011 opponents are on this list, including Arizona (at cornerback) and San Francisco (at outside linebacker).