Rams could use some seasoning

February, 27, 2010
2/27/10
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INDIANAPOLIS -- The Rams dumped older players with over sized salaries as part of their roster overhaul last offseason.

The result was one of the youngest rosters in the NFL.

Coach Steve Spagnuolo, speaking Saturday at the NFL combine, said he would like to add some veteran seasoning to the Rams' roster in the coming months. The Giants had those types of players when Spagnuolo was defensive coordinator under Tom Coughlin.

"We had some vets that were kind of the work-ethic guys that taught the younger guys how to do it," Spagnuolo said.

The Rams had a few of those players last season, but they could use more throughout the roster.

"I think you really have to have a little bit of that mixture," he said. "Now, in my opinion, you can't just go out plucking guys out of the sky. You almost have to know that person and how they study film. I think that is huge."

I wouldn't count former Giants linebacker Antonio Pierce among the potential candidates. Pierce has to overcome serious injury concerns and the Rams already have identified linebacker James Laurinaitis as the young leader of their defense.

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