Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Rams Are Snubbed; in Pro Bowl Voting

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Rams Are Snubbed; in Pro Bowl Voting

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The Rams got skunked. Or, if you prefer, snubbed.

Not a single Ram was named to the first or second Pro Bowl teams announced Wednesday.

Perhaps the Rams are victims of lag time, and the players and fans have yet to acknowledge the teams improvement from 2-14 last year to 7-7-1 in its first season under coach Jeff Fisher.

The rest of the league also seems to have missed the fact that the team could finish above .500 for the first time since 2003.

All of their NFC West rivals got more love, even though the Rams enter the season finale in Seattle with a record of 5-0-1 in the division. Nine members of the 49ers were selected, as were five Seahawks. Even the lowly Gridbirds (5-10) managed to get a guy to Honolulu, cornerback Patrick Peterson.

The Rams were one of eight teams who failed to have a player on the first or second teams for the game Jan. 27.

The others were the Titans, Raiders, Chargers, Bills, Jaguars, Eagles and Panthers.


Cornerback Cortland Finnegan again sat out practice Wednesday, the Rams first day of preparation for the Seahawks on Sunday.

Finnegan missed all practices last week because of a thigh injury, was listed as questionable, then was used only as the nickel back Sunday in the Rams win over Tampa Bay. In doing so, he snapped his string of 56 consecutive starts, which was second among cornerbacks to Brandon Cross of the Cowboys.

Finnegan played just 44 snaps but was effective, with seven tackles, according to the coaches review of game film. Rookie starters Janoris Jenkins and Trumaine Johnson played 81 and 77 snaps, respectively, and made six and four tackles, respectively.

Two weeks ago, Finnegan missed two days of practice because of an ankle injury but started against the Vikings.

Also missing practice Wednesday were linebacker James Laurinaitis (back), center Scott Wells (knee), and running back Steven Jackson (foot). …

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