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Rams could make splash with Sproles

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08:00 AM ET 07.04 | In the market for a backup to Steven Jackson, the Rams may have a new target. You can add Texans RB Steve Slaton, who apparently has been made expendable in Houston considering Arian Foster's emergence, to the free-agent/trade possibilities being rumored to fill a badly needed backup role behind [Jackson]. ... Of all the RB prospects that have popped up on the rumor mill ( Darren Sproles, Reggie Bush, Cadillac Williams, Slaton), team insiders tell us the name continuing to generate the most positive buzz is that of Sproles, who would appear to offer a particularly appealing change of pace to Jackson. "He has the name recognition and added value on special teams," one insider said of Sproles.

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July 4, 2011  08:13 AM ET

Rams can use more weapons... and Sproles is definitely a weapon.

July 4, 2011  08:32 AM ET

Yep, the name recognition will come in handy - all the defensive backs will know exactly who it was who just ran by them.

July 4, 2011  08:37 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Rams can use more weapons... and Sproles is definitely a weapon.

OD, yes the Rams can use more weapons and I like the fact that Slaton can catch the ball out of the backfield.

July 4, 2011  08:39 AM ET
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OD, yes the Rams can use more weapons and I like the fact that Slaton can catch the ball out of the backfield.

They get young Sam some more playmates and this team is going to be one tough out for a long time.

July 4, 2011  08:53 AM ET
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They get young Sam some more playmates and this team is going to be one tough out for a long time.

Totally agree!! Happy 4th to you and your family!!!

July 4, 2011  09:21 AM ET
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Totally agree!! Happy 4th to you and your family!!!

Same to you, my friend...

July 4, 2011  09:30 AM ET

Indeed!

July 4, 2011  09:39 AM ET

July 4, 2011  09:43 AM ET

July 4, 2011  10:25 AM ET

Holiday spam!

July 4, 2011  10:33 AM ET

Sproles needs to get out of San Diego, I think he thought he was going to secure the #1 RB position when LT left. Go somewhere where you get more playing time.

July 4, 2011  10:55 AM ET

Spammers haven't figured out that the limited audience on holidays cares even less about their crap than the usual crowd.

July 4, 2011  11:09 AM ET
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Spammers haven't figured out that the limited audience on holidays cares even less about their crap than the usual crowd.

I was looking for the size 19 Jordans. someone must have nabbed them!

July 4, 2011  11:11 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Rams can use more weapons... and Sproles is definitely a weapon.

Agreed. He would be a good change of pace for Jackson.

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July 4, 2011  11:50 AM ET
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Followed by a free fireworks show, with hopefully some Dolemite fireworks afterwards.God bless America !!!

You're one suave bassturd, my friend!

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July 4, 2011  01:26 PM ET

Would make them more competitive for sure....

 
July 4, 2011  01:28 PM ET
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I was looking for the size 19 Jordans. someone must have nabbed them!

Yeah, i was looking for some 19" condoms, but had no luck!!!!

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