By Rams Nation's Brandon “Blankman” Cavanaugh
- Rams Resign McCollum; Bring in Cleeland
The Saint Louis Rams, on Friday, resigned Center/Guard Andy McCollum along with bringing in former New England Patriot Tight End Cameron Cleeland. Also on Friday, the Rams came to terms with Wide Receivers Michael Coleman and Dedrick Dewalt. Cleeland stands 6’ 4” and tips the scales at 272 pounds. He was originally a second round draft choice out of the University of Washington by the New Orleans Saints in 1998. During his NFL career, Cleeland has nabbed 109 passes for 1,259 yards and 12 TDs.
Coleman, a 5’ 11”, 190 pound WR spent his time prior to being a
Ram with the Atlanta Falcons. He was a seventh round pick by the Falcons in
the 2002 draft. During his time at Widener College, Coleman caught 178 passes
for 4.294 yards and 56 TDs while also returning kickoffs 35 times for a 19 yard
average. Dewalt, a 5’ 10”, 190 pound WR signed on with Tennessee
in 2002 after being an undrafted free agent following the 2002 draft. Dewalt,
out of Boston College, caught 126 passes for 1,959 yards and 20 TDs
- Smith Still Gets Ovation in Texas
Even though runningback Emmitt Smith will be looking to make an impact in Arizona next season, he can still elicit positive emotions from the Lone Star State. Smith attended a Texas Rangers baseball game wearing a #22 Rangers jersey with a red shirt underneath as well as red-tinged sneakers and still managed to get a great response when introduced. Smith felt he’d get a positive welcome from the reception he got at the Dallas Mavericks basketball game Thursday Night.
- Levens Added to Giants Roster; Could Dayne Be Done?
In a move that makes some folks wonder if former Heisman Trophy winner Ron Dayne’s days as a New York Giant are numbered, the club picked up former Green Bay Packer and Philadelphia Eagle Dorsey Levens on Friday. It’s being speculated that Levens will almost defiantly be the prime backup to Tiki Barber which leaves folks wondering what could be left in New York for Ron Dayne. Some reports state that Dayne has been unhappy with his role behind Barber and may be seeking a trade which now very well may be granted by NYG officials.
- Seattle Misses Douglas but Snags Okeafor
Though the Seattle Seahawks tried to pick up quarterback nemesis Hugh Douglas and lost out to the Jacksonville Jaguars for his services, they may have plugged their pass rushing hole still. Friday, the team signed on Chike Okeafor to a two year deal worth 4 million base with a 2 million dollar bonus. Okaefor is coming off a career season in which he notched six sacks and 32 tackles at his position.
Those are the hot topics this fourth day of April, 2003. I’ll catch you all next Monday with the next edition of The Roving Ram.
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