NFL notebook: Rams have three of top 39 picks to fill roster holes
BY Associated Press
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
4/25/12 at 4:05 AM
Rams have three of top 39 picks to fill roster holes: St. Louis has three of the first 39 picks in the draft thanks to the blockbuster deal they pulled off with the Redskins, who were so desperate to land quarterback Robert Griffin III that they gave up the sixth overall pick along with their second-rounder, in addition to first-round picks in 2013 and 2014.
New head coach Jeff Fisher and general manager Les Snead have stacked their draft board, and it's down to fine-tuning. That, and figuring out what to do with the No. 6 pick Thursday night.
Running back Steven Jackson votes for a wide receiver. The two-time Pro Bowler believes the Rams need to fill a longstanding need and take Oklahoma State wide receiver Justin Blackmon as a complement to quarterback Sam Bradford.
State police probing Saints alleged wiretapping: While state police and the FBI start a wiretapping probe into the Saints and general manager Mickey Loomis, assistant head coach Joe Vitt is calling the allegations that Loomis had his Superdome booth wired so he could listen to opposing coaches "ludicrous."
A joint Louisiana state police and FBI task force began investigating the allegations Tuesday, one day after they were made by anonymous sources in an ESPN report.
Ex-Cowboys greats sue NFL over concussions: The NFL has been sued by 28 former players in federal court in Houston, accused of covering a known link between concussions and permanent brain injuries.
The lawsuit was filed Tuesday on behalf NFL Hall of Famers Randy White, Bob Lilly and Rayfield Wright, and other former Cowboys and NFL stars are among the plaintiffs.
Deion Sanders cited for fight with estranged wife: Ex-Dallas Cowboys star Deion Sanders has been charged with misdemeanor simple assault in the wake of an altercation with his estranged wife that got her arrested at their mansion in suburban Dallas. Police issued a statement late Tuesday saying further investigation led to citations against both Sanders and his estranged wife, Pilar. Police say the charge doesn't warrant arrest.