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Sunday, September 21, 2008
Rams' Brown making himself at home

By Mike Sando
ESPN.com

Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando

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Kicker Josh Brown, who left the Seahawks for the Rams in free agency, is kicking warm-up field goals from the same end of the field as his former teammates.

Brown has been hitting field goals consistently during warm-ups. He went out to 55 yards kicking toward the south end zone before trying his leg toward the north side. Brown and Seahawks kicker Olindo Mare were kicking simultaneously from different hashes toward the south end. They could have been playing a friendly game of H-O-R-S-E for all anyone knew.

The stands are still mostly empty, so fan reaction toward Brown has been difficult to judge. Seattle players and coaches greeted Brown warmly. Special teams coach Bruce DeHaven hugged Brown and joked with him near midfield. Brown also hugged Mare and chatted with him (they never played together, but it's a kicker thing).

As I finish writing this, Brown is finishing up his kicks toward the north end. The Rams' quarterbacks just ran onto the field with a few skill-position players.