May 19, 1994 |
The Rams' transition at strong safety continued Wednesday when they agreed to terms on a three-year contract with rookie Toby Wright, and backup safety Pat Terrell came to terms with the New York Jets. Wright, the Rams' second-round pick (49th overall) from Nebraska, agreed to a three-year, $1.1-million deal that includes a $400,000 signing bonus, said his agents, Steve Feldman and Jim Wand.
September 25, 1995 |
What a difference a change of address has made for the Rams. The team won four games all last season when it was based in Anaheim, and now, as the St. Louis Rams, it has won four in four weeks. And get this--the Rams have yet to commit a turnover. On Sunday, they defeated the Chicago Bears, 34-28, before a sellout crowd of 59,679, with only 45 no-shows. There was some bad news for the Rams, however.
August 10, 1994 |
Ram Coach Chuck Knox describes rookie Toby Wright as a "human missile," a search-and-destroy strong safety who's projected to be a key defensive player. For now, Wright is second-string behind Deral Boykin--a sixth-round pick last season who has yet to start a regular-season game--as he tries to learn the Rams' defense. "I can't expect to come in here and be handed the job without understanding what the team does," Wright said. "I just got here, so I'm not expecting the whole kitchen right away."
October 1, 1994 |
Starting guard Leo Goeas and starting linebacker Roman Phifer practiced for the first time all week Friday in preparation for Sunday's game against the Atlanta Falcons. Coach Chuck Knox said he expects Goeas, who was on crutches after last week's game because of an ankle injury, to play without problem. Phifer will wear a splint on his hyper-extended elbow, which Knox said will still allow for him to make tackles.
May 18, 1994 |
The New York Jets made a contract offer Tuesday to free-agent safety Pat Terrell of the Rams and hope to sign him today. Terrell will be in New York today to undergo a physical and meet with coaches. The Rams showed interest in re-signing Terrell, an unrestricted free agent, early in the signing period but have since backed off. "We're seriously negotiating with the Jets right now," said Leigh Steinberg, Terrell's agent. "We're looking at a two-year deal."
August 24, 1994 |
The Rams made changes in their starting defense Tuesday after injuries depleted their pass rush in a 29-20 exhibition loss to the Raiders Saturday night. Coach Chuck Knox named rookie Brad Ottis, a second-round draft pick, as the starter at right defensive end for Thursday night's exhibition finale at San Diego. Ottis replaces Gerald Robinson (sprained left ankle), who had started three games in place of Fred Stokes (sprained left knee).