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holt_bruce81
07-16-2008, 09:09 PM
http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/sports/stories.nsf/rams/story/558AC521EB10BF46862574870014DF45?OpenDocument

After meeting for a second time with Chris Long's agent, Rams executive Jay Zygmunt said he foresees no snags in the negotiations that would make the team's first-round draft pick late for training camp.

"We remain very optimistic that we're going to be able to get everything worked out and that Chris will be in camp on time," Zygmunt said after talks with agent Marvin Demoff on Monday in Los Angeles. "Marvin expressed how important that is to Chris, and we expressed how important it is to the Rams."

Well, that's certainly good news.

NGSeiler
07-20-2008, 01:46 AM
Looks like it's a done deal!

Chris Long, the No. 2 overall selection in April's NFL draft, had been part of the Rams organization only briefly when he was asked about training camp. Specifically, whether he expected to report on time.


"I was never into that holdout business," Long said. "That's real important to me ... as a teammate more than anything."

When a reporter persisted, asking whether there was any doubt about that, the 6-foot-3, 279-pound defensive end from the University of Virginia offered a quick, one-word response.

"No."

On Saturday, Long proved to be a man of his word. He agreed to a long-term contract and will join his teammates when they report to Concordia University in Mequon, Wis., on Thursday. Practices begin Friday.

Terms of the agreement could not be immediately determined, although coach Scott Linehan indicated that it covers at least five years.

http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/sports/stories.nsf/rams/story/95EC84E6DEB6D3E98625748C001550BC?OpenDocument

holt_bruce81
07-20-2008, 02:55 AM
Great news!!

freebirdsrams02
07-20-2008, 11:56 AM
Good long deal sounds good!

NGSeiler
07-23-2008, 04:03 PM
http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/sports/stories.nsf/rams/story/5B51115B8E9943EF8625748F006D1D29?OpenDocument

CB Justin King has also come to terms, leaving WR Donnie Avery as the only unsigned rookie right now.

nfrillman
07-23-2008, 04:06 PM
http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/sports/stories.nsf/rams/story/5B51115B8E9943EF8625748F006D1D29?OpenDocument

CB Justin King has also come to terms, leaving WR Donnie Avery as the only unsigned rookie right now.

Avery needs to sign before he misses any training camp time. I would reallly like for him to win the 3rd WR spot, but that'll be quite difficult if he misses significant training camp time.

freebirdsrams02
07-24-2008, 01:12 AM
Avery needs to sign before he misses any training camp time. I would reallly like for him to win the 3rd WR spot, but that'll be quite difficult if he misses significant training camp time.

Hopefully they get it done tommorrow so he misses nothing and gets right on the field.