The Roving Ram - Rounds the Horn
By Rams Nation's Brandon “Blankman” Cavanaugh
- Faulk vs. Dunne: It Begins
If you’ve been regularly following the Roving Ram (and if you haven’t,
SHAME ON YOU!), you’d know that a trial between St. Louis Rams star Marshall
Faulk and the mother of three of his children, Helen Dunne was due to begin
today and, well, the openings statements, she has been made. Dunne’s lawyers
stated that Faulk had beaten her. Faulk’s lawyers rebutted that Marshall
had pushed her once, but never hit her. Both Faulk and Dunne are expected to
take the stand as the trial continues on this week. We all wish Marshall well
and hope that this situation can be resolved quickly.
- Palmer Takes First NFL Snaps
Awww, iddin’t he cute? Former Southern California quarterback Carson
Palmer has taken his first snaps with the Cincinnati Bengals. Jon Kitna and
Akili Smith ran most of the plays during the minicamp, but Palmer got most of
the attention. "Johnny B. Goode. You guys remember that movie?" Kitna
stated. "Southern California, 6-foot-5, blond-haired. I think he has blue
eyes, nice tan, all that stuff. He's the perfect guy. You look up 'quarterback'
[in the dictionary] and see a little picture of Carson." Replicas of Palmer’s
new No. 9 jersey are available online for $65, the only currently advertised
- Redskins Confident With New Cast
The Washington Redskins finished up their minicamp feeling pretty darn confident
about where they stand. For the first time in a while, the organization feels
it has the pieces of the puzzle necessary to start winning come September. "We
pretty much know who all of our players are going to be," head man Steve
Spurrier stated. "That's different from last year." There won’t
be any roster rummaging through the summer this year to find anyone, save maybe
- NFL Rule Sits Packer Picks
Sure, ideally you’d like your draft picks to come to minicamp, but sometimes
it just doesn’t happen. For new Green Bay Packers Nick Barnett and James
Lee, former Oregon State teammates, they’ll have to sit this one out,
but by no fault of their own. The NFL has a policy that rookies cannot attend
more than one minicamp if the school they hail from is currently in session.
"The situation is what it is," head coach Mike Sherman state Sunday.
"They can't leave until their graduating class graduates. Those are the
rules, so I don't worry about rules that are made that we have to abide by.
That's just the way it is. But, our coaches will spend a lot of time with them
this summer, and we'll get them ready as much as we can."
The Roving Roundup: Bills Let VP Go; Jets Take 3, Lose 3; Pats Catch
and Release and Bengals Clean House
The Buffalo Bills refused to renew the contract of Dwight Adams, the vice president
of player personnel. Adams served as an overseer for the Bills’ draft,
but it was reduced after former GM John Butler was let go. The New York Jets
snagged three rookie free agents on Monday those being: DE Lance Gibson, TE
Gabe Reid and WR Michael Oliva. The Jets also let go WRs Lou Fanucchi and Shawn
Witten, and TE Rolando Shuler. The New England Patriots signed undrafted RB
Derek Watson and let go Michael Hayes and Chris Massey. Finally, today the Bengals
let go of OTs Reggie Coleman and Garrett DiCarlo.
That’s what we’ve got for today, ladies and gents. Be sure to check
back tomorrow as we continue the work week in style with your daily dose of
R and R.
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