Linebacker Gets Big Deal
ST. LOUIS (AP) - The day before the St. Louis Rams opener, middle linebacker James Laurinaitis signed a five-year contract extension. The business of sport out of the way, he put up the usual double-digit tackle day.
Laurinaitis led the Rams in tackles his first three seasons and he got a nice head start on making it four straight after participating in 15 tackles in the loss at Detroit in Week 1.
Laurinaitis said his new contract gives him a measure of security. He also believes the Rams, who have won just 15 of their last 81 games, are poised to make a move.