Rams Sign Rookies; Sproles To Big Easy


The signings continued for the Rams today, but it wasn’t free agents the Rams agreed to terms with. The team reached agreements with four of their 2011 draft picks: WR Greg Salas, S Jermale Hines, CB Mikail Baker, and S Jonathan Nelson. This was a good first step on the rookie signing front, but the most important picks remain unsigned. As far as first-rounder Robert Quinn goes, it looks like his signing might be delayed due to on ongoing lawsuit against the player by his former agent. Hopefully this situation doesn’t cause Quinn to miss much camp time, because with the late start he really needs to be here for every practice possible.

In other Rams news, the team apparently made contact with former Denver DT Justin Bannan, but nothing happening yet on that front. Also, the team is still negotiating with WR Mark Clayton, but nothing is done yet.

Now, more bad news. After missing out on Reggie Bush, the team won’t be signing Darren Sproles either, as he has reportedly agreed to a deal with the New Orleans Saints. The deal is reportedly for four years with $6 million guaranteed, which honestly sounds like a pretty good deal, and one that the Rams should have pursued. I’m disappointed, but it’s over, so we need to look ahead. I know things have been quiet so far, but there is still plenty of time for the Rams to bring players in to help this team. Just be patient.

Tags: Darren Sproles Denver Broncos Draft Picks Free Agency Greg Salas Jermale Hines Jonathan Nelson Justin Bannan Lawsuit Mark Clayton Mikail Baker New Orleans Saints NFL Reggie Bush Robert Quinn Rookie St. Louis Rams