Saturday, September 4, 2010

Sam Bradford named Rams starter; Rams may be looking at Vincent Jackson; Rams make some cuts

Rookie #1 overall pick- QB Sam Bradford, will start for the St.Louis Rams in 2010

Not that the Rams coaches were going to start AJ Feeley, at least not with a straight face, but an announcement will come today, from the Rams organization, announcing that Sam Bradford will be the starting quarterback for the St.Louis Rams.

Several different Post-Dispatch writers, and ESPN writers, have confirmed this via Twitter.

Bradford had a tremendous preseason, in the past two games he was 24-for-28 with 204+ yards and 3 TD passes. The Rams achieved a 3-1 record in the preseason, and the Sam Bradford era will officially begin September 12th in St.Louis vs. the Arizona Cardinals.

Rams may be interested in WR Vincent Jackson

 Jim Thomas of the Post-Dispatch has also reported that he has two unnamed sourced indicating that the Rams are interested in San Diego Charger's WR Vincent Jackson. Jackson would provide a primary target for Sam Bradford, in place of the injured Donnie Avery. Jackson would require a trade, probably involving at least a 2nd round draft pick in 2011, and then the Rams would need to meet his contract demands.

Jackson will serve at least a 3-game suspension for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy. If Jackson has another violation, then he will be suspended for the entirety of the 2010 season. Jackson does not fit coach Steve Spagnuolo's "4 Pillars" philosophy (Faith, Character, Core, Team Values), but he certainly would be a weapon for the Rams offense.

Meanwhile, the Rams have cut QB Keith Null, and have opted to keep rookie QB Thad Lewis from Duke. Null has some experience as a starter from the 2009 season, but Lewis and his mobility bring the potential of a wild-cat package.

Also getting cut from the Rams today (9/4) : S Kevin Payne, DT Ernest Reid, and LB Cardia Jackson; on top of TE Darcy Johnson, WR Jordan Kent, S Brett Johnson, C Tim Mattran, LB Devin Bishop, and CB Antoine Thompson, who were all cut yesterday (Friday, 9/3) 

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