NFL Free Agency: Ronnie Brown Spurns Rams For Philadelphia Eagles

The day after NFL free agency rumor mavens began predicting, for the first time all offseason, that the St. Louis Rams might chase a conventional running back and not a change-of-pace type to stand behind Steven Jackson, the exact opposite played out--Ronnie Brown, the conventional running back in question, went to the Philadelphia Eagles as part of their extensive title-contention makeover, while the Rams picked up one of the change-ups still on the market, Jerious Norwood, lately of the Atlanta Falcons

Brown was reportedly considering the Rams until the very end, but the Eagles could offer more playing time and a clearer path to the Super Bowl for the veteran back, so this hardly comes as a surprise. Brown's departure doesn't mean the Rams are finished looking for a full-sized back to go with Jackson and Norwood, however. The Rams' pursuit of Brown has been coupled with reports they're sniffing around Cadillac Williams and other backups who might yet lighten Steven Jackson's load. 

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join SB Nation St. Louis

You must be a member of SB Nation St. Louis to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation St. Louis. You should read them.

Join SB Nation St. Louis

You must be a member of SB Nation St. Louis to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation St. Louis. You should read them.

Spinner

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.