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Random Ramsdom: Rams Still Linked to Shaun Hill, Alex Carrington, &…Chris Johnson?

The St. Louis Rams are still linked to a few names in free agency. While signings have certainly slowed, they haven’t come to a screeching halt. Who might the Rams still be targeting?

Rams Play Waiting Game With Free Agents:  St. Louis Post Dispatch

As NFL free agency heads into its second week, the wait continues for the Rams to sign their first free agent from another team.

Eventually, the team will likely add at least one outside free agent, but it's interesting to note the players the Rams have showed interest in during the first eight days of free agency. There's been a veteran quarterback (Shaun Hill), a pair of offensive linemen (Davin Joseph and Daryl Colledge) and a wide receiver (Kenny Britt).

As far as trade trackers go, Chris Wesseling still believes Johnson falls in line with Darrelle Revis and Matt Schaub as opposed to DeSean Jackson. Due $8 million under his current contract, Johnson is more likely to be released than traded -- even if he's willing to accept a small pay cut.

Shaun Hill is still mulling his options after leaving the St. Louis Rams without a deal in place Tuesday.  Hill, the Detroit Lions’ backup quarterback the last four seasons, visited the Rams on Monday and Tuesday and still is considering a return to the Lions.

The Rams have been fortunate to have a stud running back in their backfield.  From Dickerson, to Faulk, to Steven Jackson they’ve been able to rely on their rushing attack.  Bucky Brooks, of, re-does the 2004 NFL draft.  Say bye bye to your great memories of SJAX…

Bill Barnwell hands out a few awards for the best cinematic QB’s of all-time.  Then he ranks the Top 10.  How Uncle Rico comes in at #10…I will never understand.

ESPN’s St. Louis Rams’ reporter - Nick Wagoner - answered many questions from the fan base on Wednesday.  From the current state of the team, to free agency, to the NFL draft, Nick covers it all.  Stop in next Wednesday to ask a few questions of your own!

The NFL Draft.  When 13=1:  National Football Post

Many fans tend to think of the draft as an orderly process where a drafted player has less chance of success than the players picked before him and more chance of success than the players selected after him. While there is some truth in this, NFP has a different view and think the data shows that there are really ranges of draft choices that have approximately equal value.

Most of how the Rams address their needs at this point will be through the draft and with nine picks, which could be more with compensatory picks and trades, doing that is very possible. Here are the needs that the Rams still have to address.

Weather conditions weren’t ideal to be running a 40-yard dash on Wednesday morning. "Snowing, raining, anything — it didn’t matter. I was gonna run," Desir said. "I felt that I prepared a long time to run it again. So I was gonna come out here no matter what and run the 40."

As is usually the case in the rush to report details when NFL free agents sign, the actual value of Rams guard Rodger Saffold's contract is different from what was originally reported.

In a conference call where it was announced that a discussion of expanding the playoff field from 12 to 14 teams is also on the agenda, the committee's co-chairmen -- Atlanta Falcons president Rich McKay and St. Louis Rams coach Jeff Fisher -- said enforcing the rule will be a "major point of emphasis'' in the coming season and a flag would result in a 15-yard penalty for unsportsmanlike conduct.

It’s not the size of your school that counts in the NFL; it’s how big your game is. The 2014 draft class offers plenty of intriguing talent from non-Division I FBS programs. From a buzzworthy passer coming out of Tony Romo’s alma mater at Eastern Illinois to a late-round linebacking option from John Madden’s alma mater at Cal-Poly, here’s a look at 20 strong small-school sleepers for the the NFL Draft May 8-10


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