Janoris Jenkins still uncertain for preseason game vs. Green Bay
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (8/14/14) Rams defensive back Janoris Jenkins participated in practice on Thursday, but remains uncertain for Saturday's preseason game against the Packers, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Head coach Jeff Fisher was not definitive whether Jenkins would make his preseason debut against Green Bay.
Trumaine Johnson, Brandon McGee to make preseason debut vs. Green Bay
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (8/14/14) Rams cornerbacks Trumaine Johnson and Brandon McGee, who who were held out of the preseason opener against New Orleans, will play Saturday against Green Bay, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Thursday.
LaCanfora reports there is no way a team still trying to build and with almost no cap room will pay Finnegan $6 million with a $10 million cap hit, especially at the end of his career. He says if Finnegan is designated a post-June 1 cut, the Rams save $9 million in cap space.
Finnegan appeared in just seven games in 2013 and finished with 27 tackles and one interception.
James Laurinaitis: Rams are a Top 5 defense
by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer (2/14/14) Now that the Rams have hired defensive coordinator Gregg Williams, the expectations are he will help the unit become a Top 5 defense in 2014, reports the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
At least one player is buying in.
"There are no excuses for this defense not to do that," middle linebacker James Laurinaitis said. "We're fired up ... it is a buy-in program. You're going to see a team working hard every day. There are absolutely no excuses. We need to be a Top 5 defensive team."
Alec Ogletree to increase sack total?
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com (2/9/14) With the Rams hiring Gregg Williams as defensive coordinator, the team likely will blitz more on third down, reports the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. That could mean more "pass-rush sorties" by linebacker Alec Ogletree, the report said.
Ogletree had 1.5 sacks during a fine rookie year in which he recorded 118 tackles, nine passes defensed, six forced fumbles and an interception.