According to ProFootballTalk, the St. Louis Rams have signed former Miami Dolphins offensive tackle Jake Long to a four-year, $34 million contract.
Long, the first overall pick from the 2008 NFL draft, will make $8.5 million per season, with $16 million in guaranteed money.
The Dolphins reportedly made a strong push to keep Long, but in the end, the 4-time Pro Bowler decided that his future was with the Rams.
Former first overall pick Jake Long could be a member of the St.Louis Rams provided his physical goes well on Wednesday. That’s according to NFL.com’s Albert Breer.
With Jermon Bushrod off the market, Long becomes the most highly sought after Left Tackle. Other teams interested in Long include the Eagles, but the at this point it seems as though it’s either going to be the Rams or Dolphins.
For Long’s sake, let’s hope that physical tomorrow goes well. A lot of money is depending on it.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter is reporting that the St. Louis Rams are set to part ways with Pro Bowl safety Quintin Mikell.
Mikell, who is one of the most durable safeties in the NFL (he has only missed one game in the past five seasons), is set to make $6 million next season, so his release would give the Rams some much needed cap relief.
In 16 games in 2012, the 32 year-old Mikell recorded 101 tackles, 3.0 sackes and 4 forced fumbles.
According to Geoff Mosher of CSNPhilly.com, the Philadelphia Eagles are interested in boosting their wide receiving corps by adding the St. Louis Rams’ Danny Amendola.
They’re interested in pursuing Rams wide receiver Danny Amendola, a person with direct knowledge of the team’s free agency plans told CSNPhilly.com. Amendola, who has two 60-plus catch seasons in the past three years, is one of the NFL’s most productive slot wideouts, although he can also play outside and is an excellent return specialist.
If he signed with the Eagles (he was on the their practice squad in 2009), Amendola would join a stable of WRs that already includes: Pro Bowler DeSean Jackson, Jeremy Maclin, Jason Avant and Damaris Johnson.
During the 2012 season, Amendola missed five games with a clavicle injury, but still managed to haul in 63 catches for 666 yards and 3 touchdowns.
Late in February it was announced that St. Louis Rams running back Steven Jackson was going to void the final year of his contract (he was due to make $7 million) and become a free agent.
Apparently it wasn’t about the money with Jackson, he just didn’t want to take a reduced role in St. Louis.
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I’m not sure what’s riskier: skydiving with no parachute and testing your long-held theory that humans can levitate on command, or starting a hobbled Danny Amendola today.
But the latter option is now available to you even though the Rams receiver missed practice all week due to a heel injury and was therefore viewed as having less than zero chance of playing today. Yet here we are, looking at an inactives list for St. Louis’ game this afternoon against Arizona that doesn’t include Amendola’s name.
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Update 2:51pm : Amendola will play in a major surprise.
Amendola didn’t practice at all this week. The 4:25 pm kickoff will give fantasy owners time to adjust, but make sure you have options at the WR/Flex position. If Amendola is unable to go Chris Givens and Brandon Gibson will get more targets from Sam Bradford.