July 14, 1992 |
The Rams said third-round draft picks Todd Kinchen, a wide receiver, and Marc Boutte, a defensive tackle, had agreed to terms. Others reaching terms include safety Chris Crooms, a fifth-round pick; running back Joe Campbell, sixth round; tackle Darryl Ashmore, seventh; safety Rickey Jones, eighth; quarterback T.J. Rubley, ninth; running back Tim Lester, 10th; linebacker Brian Townsend, 11th; wide receiver Brian Thomas, 11th, and center Kelvin Harris, 12th.
August 30, 1993 |
Ken O'Brien, whose shaky performance in the exhibition season hurt his chances of becoming Green Bay's backup quarterback, said Sunday he was released by the Packers. Others who told reporters of their release were running back Allen Pinkett, wide receiver Ron Lewis, linebacker Terry Crews and former Ram safety Chris Crooms. Crooms' release means the Rams will not get a reported 1994 fifth-round draft pick.
October 20, 1992 |
The Rams' biggest chore in the two weeks before their next game will be to find a way to replace strong safety Michael Stewart, who broke a bone in his left forearm Sunday and will be out for at least four weeks, probably longer. Stewart, who is scheduled to get a plate inserted into his forearm this week, played a key support role in the defense, often lining up as a linebacker when the team went to multiple-defensive back sets.
July 22, 1992 |
Running back Robert Delpino, unhappy with his 1992 salary of $325,000 after being voted the team's MVP last season, had not reported to camp by Tuesday evening, more than an hour after signed veterans were required to check in at UC Irvine. Delpino skipped last month's mini-camp in protest. "I haven't talked with him, so I really don't know what his situation is," Coach Chuck Knox said. "I need to talk with him."
August 1, 1993 |
The Rams have served notice: They might not outscore their opponents this season, but if a team records a touchdown against them, they will fight. The Chargers topped the Rams, 12-6, Saturday in a scrimmage at Cal State Fullerton before an estimated 4,000 fans, and after each of San Diego's touchdowns, a brawl broke out. "You can't have anybody come down to our practice facility and intimidate us," said Todd Lyght, Ram cornerback. "We're not going to be out-toughed by anybody."
April 28, 1992 |
Sean Gilbert, looming large and with his mother by his side, was on time for his press conference Monday at Rams Park, just hours after agreeing to the $7.2-million deal that ensures he will be on time to the Rams' training camp for the next five seasons.