October 13, 1993 |
After a week practicing against the Rams' first-string defense, wide receiver Richard Buchanan will settle in front of the TV to watch Thursday night's game at Atlanta. Such is the role of a practice-squad player on game day. Buchanan will watch as Courtney Griffin, usually a game-day spectator himself, and the rest of the Ram defensive backs try to stop Atlanta's run-and-shoot offense. This is the Griffin who has been waived twice this season and probably will be again.
January 19, 1995 |
The Rams signed quarterback Chris Miller last year to a three-year, $9-million contract, then benched him in favor of journeyman Chris Chandler. They said Wednesday that Miller would have to be considered the team's quarterback in 1995, but still announced they will making him available to Jacksonville and Charlotte in next month's expansion draft. Confused?
August 9, 2006 |
Twenty-one penguins were rescued on a sunbaked highway after a truck carrying the wildlife to a temporary home in Galveston overturned, state police said. Four penguins and some exotic fish were killed in the accident, including three penguins that were hit by passing motorists. "The rest of the penguins kind of stayed together in the ditch," said Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Richard Buchanan.
September 21, 1994 |
Ram quarterback Chris Miller, who has a sore shoulder and ribs, will not throw in practice today, raising more questions about his status for Sunday's game at Kansas City. "(Backup quarterback Chris) Chandler will get the work that Miller usually gets," Coach Chuck Knox said. Third-string quarterback Tommy Maddox, who has run the scout squad and was inactive for the first three games, will work with the top offensive units as a backup for the first time.
December 16, 1993 |
Coach Chuck Knox said the cold temperatures forecast for Sunday's game at Cincinnati "won't be a disconcerting factor" for the Rams. Cold weather means poor passing conditions, so will rookie tailback Jerome Bettis, who gained 212 yards in 28 carries against New Orleans, get even more work against the Bengals? "Anytime you play in bad weather you need someone who can pound the ball," Knox said. "But we have to get our passing game together.
December 8, 1993 |
The Rams were dealt a setback Tuesday upon learning that starting guard Tom Newberry will remain sidelined for a few more weeks with a knee injury. Coach Chuck Knox said he also will keep starting tackle Jackie Slater sidelined for Sunday's game at New Orleans. Slater has been bothered by a torn chest muscle. "It's not good news," Knox said of Newberry's latest exams. "And we have a lot of other people with bumps and bruises, which means we won't be able to go in full pads (today)."