The Rams added cornerbacks Marcus Peters and Aqib Talib and defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh during the offseason. Overlooked is the team’s loss of starting linebackers Alec Ogletree, Robert Quinn and Connor Barwin.
Los Angeles has found one replacement in Samson Ebukam.
The outside linebacker had a tremendous spring in winning a starting job, according to defensive coordinator Wade Phillips.
I just think he’s learned more and more about what he can do Cheap Jerseys Kids and how to do what he does, Phillips said, via Kristen Lago of the team website. [He] certainly will have one of the starting positions.
Ebukam, a fourth-round pick in 2017, played 351 defensive snaps and 257 on special teams. He started two games, making 31 tackles and two sacks.
He hopes to start more games and make more plays in his second season.
I’m just here to earn my spot, Ebukam said. It’s another year, and I just have to earn it just like everybody else.
Matt Longacre is expected to earn the other starting outside linebacker spot, with Mark Barron and Cory Littleton playing inside. Barron started 14 games last season.
Those polled also backed the NFL’s new policy that players can stay in the locker room during the anthem if they choose, but that they will be fined if they take a knee on the field, by 51 percent to 42 percent.
Voters are clearly torn on the National Anthem issue. They seem to be saying, ‘You can still love your country and kneel during its Anthem,’ but the NFL’s new ‘must stand’ mandate is Cheap Jerseys NBA fine with them, too, said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac Poll.
As for teams that defy the new rule, Americans say, ‘Don’t throw a flag on them.’
TO is a no-go.
Former 49ers, Eagles and Cowboys wide receiver Terrell Owens announced Thursday that he will not be attending this year’s Hall of Fame induction, after the six-time Pro Bowler was voted into Canton in February.