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Sam cleared waivers

Discussion in 'RAMS - NFL TALK' started by Billy Baroo, Aug 31, 2014.

  1. Billy Baroo How about a Fresca?

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    Practice squad?
     
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  2. BigRamFan Living the life Jimmy Buffett only sang about.

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    Count on it!
     
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  3. theramsruleUK Well-Known Member

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    Fingers crossed
     
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  4. Mojo Ram On double secret probation

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    Has the deadline come and gone already?
     
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  5. Memphis Ram Well-Known Member

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    With the practice squad now up to 10 players it's possible. I'd rather bring Gerald Rivers back though.
     
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  6. RamBall Well-Known Member

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    I'm not so sure the Rams are in a position to put Sam on PS. I dont know the exact #s and am to lazy to look, but Fisher alluded to it in his presser. The Rams are fully stocked at the DE position, but there are other areas, LB in particular, where the Rams could use more bodies.
     
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  7. Billy Baroo How about a Fresca?

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    I think it was noon today.
     
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  8. MrMotes Well-Known Member

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    Was anybody claimed, from any team? Too soon to know?
     
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  9. DaveFan'51 Well-Known Member

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    The "Deadline came at 12:00 noon ET. So I'm 'Chomping-at-the-Bit' to know Too!!!
     
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  10. PhxRam The Estimated Prophet

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    Actually quite surprised he didnt get claimed.

    I thought Fisher said they had a few talks about trading Sam. Now nobody claims him?
     
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  11. Memphis Ram Well-Known Member

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    Looking at the twitter universe:
    Texans claimed OT Jeff Adams, Titans
    Browns claimed RB Glen Winston, 49ers
    Chiefs claimed DT Damion Square, Eagles
    Vikings claimed OT Mike Harris, Chargers
    Redskins claimed SS Duke Ihenacho, Broncos
    Dolphins claimed DB Sammy Seamster, Ravens
    Jets claimed CB Leon McFadden, Browns
    Vikings claimed TE/FB MarQueis Gray, Browns.
    Texans claimed Darryl Morris CB 49ers
    Browns claimed LaRon Byrd WR Cowboys.
    Colts claimed A.Q. Shipley C Ravens
    Titans claimed T.J. Graham WR Bills
     
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  12. yrba1 PikaRam

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    Either he's not as good of a role player a lot of people thought he was or no teams want to take part of that media circus.
     
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  13. Mackeyser Well-Known Member

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    Claimed players must be put on the 53. I'm totally not surprised no other team in the league wanted him on the active roster. All the old memes about "distraction" or "media circus" and Combine numbers are still around even though he has 4 games of preseason showing that he can very much play in this league.

    Unless the Rams make room for him on their PS, I expect for Michael Sam to be out of the league... I'd love to be wrong about that because I think he showed he can play and I'd love to think of the NFL as a meritocracy, but...
     
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  14. LesBaker Mr. Savant

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    I agree if the Rams don't grab him nobody is going to . I'm pretty disappointed in my favorite sport today.

    I hope we are both wrong.
     
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  15. Athos Well-Known Member

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    You can't tell me, with the ever growing need of competent DEs, and backups DEs, no one claims this guy.

    He proved he can rush, just needs to be developed. I'm calling cowardice on the entire NFL if not a single team picks him up.
     
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  16. Memphis Ram Well-Known Member

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    OR a one dimensional pass rushing LE who has to line up wide to make plays and can't play LB has limited fits in the NFL. That's possible, too.
     
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  17. LesBaker Mr. Savant

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    I see the problem of picking him up since a team would have to cut someone to add him to the roster.

    Lets hope he stays in STL and the Rams get to develop him further. Injuries happen and he knows the scheme and has proven to be an asset.
     
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  18. Ram Quixote Knight Errant

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    Then someone should, at minimum, put him on their PS. Let him develop.
     
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  19. AnarchyRam Well-Known Member

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    Or, perhaps a lot of coaches and front offices don't want an openly gay player because of bigotry.

    We can't ignore that.

    Only time will tell.
     
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  20. CoachO Well-Known Member

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    If by one dimensional you mean an high effort and chase type player, than I agree with you. It surely doesn't mean the ONLY thing he is a pass rush specialist. He can be effective against the run. I recall another high effort, chase type DE who made a pretty good name for himself starting with this organization. Grant Wistrom. And please, I am not saying Sam is the player that Wistrom was, just similar style who can be successful in this league.
     
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