The St. Louis Rams continued adding to their roster on Sunday, as they inked first-rounder Robert Quinn and former Denver DT Justin Bannan to deals. According to sources, Quinn’s deal is four-years with an option for a fifth, while Bannan’s is reportedly for three years. These moves are in addition to the team’s previous signings that included WR Mike Sims-Walker, CB Al Harris, LB Zac Diles, G Harvey Dahl, S Quintin Mikell, and the rest of the 2011 rookie draft class.
Rams fans have to be happy with what the team has done so far. It might not be the big-name players that have been speculated over the last few months, but the team has brought in quality players at need positions, and they aren’t breaking the bank to do so. Getting Quinn and the rest of the rookies done was important, especially considering the limited camp time this season, so I have to commend the organization for identifying what they needed to do and getting it done. I’m sure we aren’t done yet, because the team still needs a running back and could probably use another linebacker, so keep your eyes out for more news in the coming days.
The names I’m still hearing as far as backs go are Jason Snelling and Jerome Harrison, but don’t be shocked up another player jumps into the group. As far as linebackers go, the Rams have been in contact with Brady Poppinga and he is expected to be in for a visit on Sunday. For those of you asking about Mark Clayton, apparently his knee is not sufficiently recovered yet so he likely won’t be signed until he advances in his recovery.
As far as Jacob Bell goes, it sounds like he and James Butler are trying to restructure their contracts to stay with the team. It was reported last night that Bell was going to be released, but he is working with the team on his deal and was apparently in attendance today at camp. We should know more in the coming days, so stay tuned.
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