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Ben Leber lands with the Rams

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After nearly two weeks of no overt activity regarding free-agent linebacker Ben Leber, all it took was one visit to Seattle to get one of the Seahawks’ division rivals to make a move.

Howard Balzer of the Sports Xchange and 101sports.com reports that Leber has agreed to terms with the Rams.

Leber spent five years with the Vikings, following four in San Diego.

UPDATE:  Balzer now reports that the Rams insist that no deal has been done with Leber.

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20 Responses to “Ben Leber lands with the Rams”
  1. cusoman says: Aug 9, 2011 5:29 PM

    Hard loss for the Vikes, Ben’s an outstanding player and a lockerroom leader.

    Best of luck to you in toasted ravioli land Ben!

  2. coleman121280 says: Aug 9, 2011 5:31 PM

    speaking as a vikings fan, he is a good sound player. He will never be the reason for a broken play. But at the same time he wasn’t a difference maker.

  3. schmitty2 says: Aug 9, 2011 5:32 PM

    That is huge!

  4. uclabruininstlouis says: Aug 9, 2011 5:35 PM

    It’s good to see that the Rams will have some ‘real’ competition for positions now. I think that they’ve made some real progress especially in comparison to the rest of the NFC west.

  5. peester15 says: Aug 9, 2011 5:36 PM

    Is he an excellent WR as well???

  6. kw93 says: Aug 9, 2011 5:41 PM

    I wish him well! Rams added age to a young group, Vikings opened up space for youth in a old group. Win/Win!!

    Have a Horseshoe while your there!!

  7. vonmillerglasses says: Aug 9, 2011 5:50 PM

    Vikings are gonna fail so hard this year, they kept losing quality players and replacing them with nothing

  8. theduuuuuuuuuude says: Aug 9, 2011 5:55 PM

    This is a good pick up for the Rams. I’d say he’s still got at least three years in the tank and he’s an instant upgrade of OLB for them. He’s on the downside of his career but I think he’ll team up well with Lauranitus in the middle and make that defense better.

  9. thephantomstranger says: Aug 9, 2011 6:06 PM

    Leber is a good player but he only wound up playing about 20 plays a game because he was the linebacker who came out in the nickle defense. He wasn’t really that important to the defense. In this transition season, it makes sense to let him go and get a younger player the experience.

  10. mikeinminny says: Aug 9, 2011 6:08 PM

    Good luck Ben, you will be missed!

  11. depotnator says: Aug 9, 2011 6:18 PM

    Another false alarm from the rumor
    Mill.

  12. zn0rseman says: Aug 9, 2011 6:20 PM

    You don’t hear SS LBs names called much, but Leber was a solid player for the Vikings. Sad to see him go.

    To the Rams: Watch out when you play the Saints. Apparently Ben Leber is the only player in the league who can commit Pass Interference without ever actually coming in contact with another player. This can only happen in the NFC Championship… and only when the Saints are on third and long, and only in OT, and only if it puts the Saints in FG range.

  13. skito13 says: Aug 9, 2011 6:26 PM

    Ram’s welcome the addition. Experience and smart,Spags can put to good use.

  14. mikemcsaint says: Aug 9, 2011 7:35 PM

    At what point do Viking fans stop pissing and moaning about what happened two years ago? You need to learn the rules znorseman. He did touch him, he stepped on his foot and was not turned toward the ball. Cry ’til the day you die!!

  15. bobnelsonjr says: Aug 9, 2011 8:27 PM

    Yawn.

    The Rams sign a back up Linebacker.

  16. purplehayseuss says: Aug 9, 2011 8:30 PM

    mikemcsaint,

    At what point do you Saints fans stop crowing about winning a championship? It was two years ago for Pete’s sake! Give it up! The Packers are the world champs now! Come on, Man! Grow up!

  17. carlgerbschmidt says: Aug 9, 2011 8:46 PM

    thephantomstranger says:Aug 9, 2011 6:06 PM

    Leber is a good player but he only wound up playing about 20 plays a game because he was the linebacker who came out in the nickle defense. He wasn’t really that important to the defense. In this transition season, it makes sense to let him go and get a younger player the experience.
    _______

    Again, here you go with “transition” I thought you were re-loading?

  18. prplpuzzetrz says: Aug 9, 2011 9:23 PM

    As a Viking fan, it is embarrassing you would bring up the NFCCG from 2 years ago, our purple are a fragment of that team!
    To bad we didn’t have coach Frazier then, but let it go man!
    2years and we will boast the SB,

  19. johnsticle says: Aug 10, 2011 9:56 AM

    Wait… what’s with the update of no deal being done… if no deal is done shouldn’t this not be a story?

  20. axespray says: Aug 10, 2011 1:26 PM

    A Phantom Penalty Flag for Pass Intereference was thrown when news of this happened

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