Rams want insurance if Wilkins can't kick

Updated: October 21, 2004, 2:26 PM ET
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

Concerned about a left ankle injury to standout kicker Jeff Wilkins, the St. Louis Rams have signed free agent Jeff Chandler to the active roster.

A two-year veteran, Chandler hasn't kicked in a regular-season game since early in the 2003 season with the San Francisco 49ers. In 13 games with the 49ers, Chandler made 14 of 19 field-goal tries, but was released after the second game of the 2003 campaign despite having converted on six of seven attempts.

The addition of Chandler, 25, ...

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