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Random Ramsdom: Eyes On The NFL Combine & St. Louis Rams’ Offseason Moves

The NFL Combine is in full swing, and the skill positions of quarterback, running back and wide receiver will be on display on Sunday. Time to get your scout on, St. Louis Rams’ fans!

Joe Robbins

Silent Stan Speaks Without Saying a Word: ESPN 101 St. Louis

Some great insight here from ESPN 101’s Shane Gray on what Stan Kroenke’s 60-acre purchase in Los Angeles means for the future of the Rams. Shane dives into the owner’s real estate history, and the implications his purchase may - or may not - have on the team in the [not-so] near future.

It is big business, and in the end, expect the Gateway to the West to house one of the finest venues in the league, something that I personally believe has been in the mind of Enos Stanley Kroenke for a very long time.

It has become a sort of conventional wisdom that the St. Louis Rams will not bring cornerback Cortland Finnegan back at his scheduled $10 million cap cost in 2014, if they bring him back at all. But…

Rams, Saffold Talk New Contract: St. Louis Post Dispatch

The attempt to keep offensive lineman Rodger Saffold in a Rams uniform next season and beyond is about to reach a critical stage. With the start of the free agency period less than three weeks away, the Rams are scheduled to meet with Saffold’s representatives today in Indianapolis at the NFL scouting combine.

A look at everything you’ll need to know about the Rams’ offseason. It contains thoughts on the upcoming NFL draft and what the Rams could do, quotes from both Jeff Fisher’s and Les Snead’s press conferences from earlier this week, impending free agents, and team needs.

Rams Will Prioritize Bringing Back Rodger Saffold: St. Louis Rams’ Official Site

Rams General Manager Les Snead and Head Coach Jeff Fisher each addressed the future of T/G Rodger Saffold, who enters this offseason as an unrestricted free agent, while addressing the media Friday. Though originally drafted as a tackle, Saffold ended 2013 as the Rams’ jack-of-all-trades along the offensive line, appearing at both tackle positions in addition to right guard. The versatility shown by Saffold is one of the lineman’s greatest strengths, according to Fisher.

Rams Confident In Stacy As Feature Back: St. Louis Rams’ Official Site

Les Snead and Jeff Fisher both praised Zac Stacy's rookie campaign and expressed confidence in utilizing him as a feature back moving forward.

On Saturday afternoon at Lucas Oil Stadium, Clowney began pleading his case for Houston or some team moving up in a trade to select him with the No. 1 overall choice. He didn't have to reach too far into the past to present his reason.

The St. Louis Rams need help at wide receiver. It’s an odd predicament, especially since the Rams traded up to land West Virginia star receiver Tavon Austin in last year’s draft. Even more, the Rams let reliable slot option Danny Amendola walk last year, and have a jammed up receiving corps full of young talent.

For months, coach Jeff Fisher, general manager Les Snead and executive vice president Kevin Demoff have stated their commitment to Sam Bradford as the Rams’ starting quarterback. But for some reason, like a weed that continues to sprout, speculation has continued about Bradford’s future with the team.

Les Snead says a major facet of an NFL general manager’s job is to predict someone’s future worth. The St. Louis Rams general manager did it Friday regarding Ray Farmer’s potential for success in Cleveland.

"You’ve got to project, our job is to project, so I’m projecting," Snead said of the Browns new general manager. "I would invest in Ray Farmer."

Once again, Fisher said the fact that none of his teams have taken a lineman in the first round in his nearly two decades as a head coach is more a matter of happenstance than design.

"I have no reservation whatsoever," Fisher said. "The only position I would not draft would be a punter or a kicker in the first round."

The St. Louis Rams could have an interesting conundrum on the interior of the offensive line this offseason if they cannot re-sign Rodger Saffold, who was previously a solid offensive tackle before being Wally Pipp’d in a way by the underrated Joe Barksdale, who looks locked in as the right tackle bookend to elite LT Jake Long.

Would you like to see the Rams go through their first three selections without even considering an offensive player? Of course you would! Have a gander at a 7-rounder that negates the teams offensive line and wide receiver needs until Round 3.

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