Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Rams Sign LB Brady Poppinga

The St. Louis Rams continue to add players with a winning pedigree to their roster as they signed LB Brady Poppinga to a one year deal on Tuesday. Poppinga collected a Super Bowl ring last year while playing for the Green Bay Packers. Poppinga was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the fourth round of the 2005 NFL Draft after playing college football at BYU. Like most BYU players they enter the NFL a little older and Poppinga is no exception as he served a two-year Mormon mission in Uruguay and is now 31 years old. Poppinga was a strong specimen coming out of college with 4.6 speed at 260 pounds. Since then Brady has had an ACL tear early in his career and his 2010 season was cut short as well by another knee injury. Yes that is correct the Rams have added yet another player with previous serious knee injuries. The Rams will play 10+ games on turf in 2011 so I hope our players can hold up to the wear and tear. Poppinga had 244 tackles, 5 sacks and 2 interceptions during his six seasons with the Green Bay Packers. Don't look now but the Rams may field a formable set of linebackers in 2011 with Zac Diles, James Laurinaitis and Brady Poppinga.

By Stlvinnie - http://www.stlouisramfan.com/

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