August 12, 1991 |
Tailback Marcus Dupree's left foot was still swollen and painful during Sunday's light workout, and his status is doubtful for tonight's game against the San Diego Chargers. "I can't go 100 percent," Dupree said after the workout. "Then again, I might wake up and it might feel OK. But right now, I've still got a problem pushing off. "It's coming around faster than I expected. Today, I can bend it. Yesterday, I couldn't bend it at all. Now it's just got to get to the point where I can push off.
August 15, 1991 |
Fullback Buford McGee was expected to agree on a two-year deal Wednesday night, and probably will report to camp today. That leaves the team with two holdouts: No. 1 pick Todd Lyght and tackle Irv Pankey. Lyght's agent, Bob Woolf, is expected to arrive today and begin negotiations with the Rams immediately. McGee is fully recovered from a wrist injury, and Coach John Robinson said McGee is ready to begin full contact workout.
April 25, 1989 |
Inquiring minds want to know: Did the Rams end up with missing puzzle pieces in this year's draft or a Rubik's Cube? As the draft dust settled Monday, more than a few items remained on the Rams' shopping list. The team that needed help at inside linebacker, tight end and offensive line used four of its first five picks on two outside linebackers, a running back and a cornerback. Go figure. The team's first pick, Miami's Bill Hawkins, made perfect sense. The Rams had been shopping for a tallish defensive end since Jack Youngblood hung up his legend in 1985.
September 12, 1990 |
Call this one a rookie faux pas. Certainly, Bern Brostek was the only player in the Rams' locker room Sunday talking about how much fun he had during the 36-24 loss to Green Bay. "I was nervous as heck at first, but it was really fun," Brostek said. Brostek committed some rookie mistakes on the field as well, but the Rams' first draft choice made a good impression on the right people during his NFL debut. At the University of Washington, he was a four-year starter at center.
August 19, 1991 |
Virtually every starting spot has all but been decided, and Coach John Robinson said Thursday's exhibition finale against the Houston Oilers at Memphis will decide more subtle things, such as who the top backup at each spot will be and which players will be cut. "Getting the right 47 together seems to be more up in the air this year than most years," Robinson said. "We have more decisions left undone at this point than I remember in most years."
August 18, 1992 |
Steven Domingos, a free agent who played semi-pro ball with the Fresno Bandits in 1991 and was signed so late he didn't even rate a mention in the Rams' training camp information guide, has emerged as a candidate to make the team as punter. Coach Chuck Knox said there was no real significance attached to Domingos' role as a starter Saturday against the Raiders, but was quick to note the former San Francisco State player "hit the ball well." Domingos, who averaged 45.
July 13, 1989 |
Realizing they could use a few players in uniform to start this little thing called training camp, the Rams got busy Wednesday and signed three more draft choices, including third-round pick Kevin Robbins, an offensive tackle from Michigan State. Linebacker Mark Messner, the team's sixth-round choice from Michigan, agreed to terms in time to make afternoon practice. Also signing was safety Thom Kaumeyer, a sixth-round choice from Oregon.
August 17, 1991 |
Defensive end Kevin Greene (right leg muscle), tackle Gerald Perry (right knee), tailback Marcus Dupree (left big toe), safety Alfred Jackson (right ankle), and guard Duval Love (left knee) will not play in tonight's game against the Seattle Seahawks. Coach John Robinson said he expects all of them except Jackson to play in the team's exhibition finale Thursday night against the Houston Oilers in Memphis, and said Dupree was healthy enough to play tonight if he had to.
August 21, 1992 |
Barring late complications, No. 1 draft choice Sean Gilbert's right ankle is probably sound enough for the 315-pound defensive tackle to make his NFL debut in Saturday night's exhibition against the Green Bay Packers at Anaheim Stadium. "It looks pretty good right now," Ram Coach Chuck Knox said after Thursday's light practice. "We just have to again wait and see whether or not there's any swelling, based on the amount of work he got today." Gilbert sprained his ankle on Aug.