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Postby sportsaddict » Fri Sep 01, 2006 12:53 pm

Veteran running back Stephen Davis, who rushed for 12 touchdowns and helped Carolina reach the playoffs last season before being knocked out by injury, has agreed to terms with the St. Louis Rams on a one-year contract.

The deal is expected to be finalized late Friday following Davis' arrival in St. Louis. The deal is expected to be worth $850,000, the veteran's minimum for a player of his tenure (10 years), with a maximum allowable signing bonus of $40,000.

The key to the deal is that the Rams are apparently willing to guarantee half of the base salary, giving Davis a total of $465,000 even if he is injured or is hurt before the first game of the season.

Davis, 32, was primarily the short-yardage back for the Panthers last year while working in tandem with DeShaun Foster. Davis rushed for 549 yards on 180 carries.

Philadelphia had also offered Davis a one-year deal, but the Eagles were not willing to guarantee enough of the money. In addition, the Dolphins, who had expressed interest in Davis earlier, dropped out this week even after learning that backup running back Sammy Morris will be suspended for the first four games of the season.


Dont know what this does to Steven Jackson's value, but as a Rams fan this is good to have a solid backup.

http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news?slug=j ... &type=lgns
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Re: Stephen Davis to Rams

Postby KoopaTroopa211 » Fri Sep 01, 2006 1:33 pm

sportsaddict wrote:
Veteran running back Stephen Davis, who rushed for 12 touchdowns and helped Carolina reach the playoffs last season before being knocked out by injury, has agreed to terms with the St. Louis Rams on a one-year contract.

The deal is expected to be finalized late Friday following Davis' arrival in St. Louis. The deal is expected to be worth $850,000, the veteran's minimum for a player of his tenure (10 years), with a maximum allowable signing bonus of $40,000.

The key to the deal is that the Rams are apparently willing to guarantee half of the base salary, giving Davis a total of $465,000 even if he is injured or is hurt before the first game of the season.

Davis, 32, was primarily the short-yardage back for the Panthers last year while working in tandem with DeShaun Foster. Davis rushed for 549 yards on 180 carries.

Philadelphia had also offered Davis a one-year deal, but the Eagles were not willing to guarantee enough of the money. In addition, the Dolphins, who had expressed interest in Davis earlier, dropped out this week even after learning that backup running back Sammy Morris will be suspended for the first four games of the season.


Dont know what this does to Steven Jackson's value, but as a Rams fan this is good to have a solid backup.

http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news?slug=j ... &type=lgns


Given Davis' recent injuries, I don't think he'll become a goal-line vulture. The Rams seem to be more interested in putting a good backup behind Jackson. ;-D
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Postby GreatestShowOnEarth » Fri Sep 01, 2006 1:35 pm

Why the heck would they sign a guy with no knees other than to be the goaline back? This is a big blow to Jackson's value.
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