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Rams land Scott Wells to play center

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Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the Rams have agreed to terms with center Scott Wells.

Wells is regarded as a fine NFL center, but the Packers were annually trying to replace him. G.M. Ted Thompson doesn’t usually let valuable players get away in free agency. Wells (6’2/300) is a relatively undersized center and turned 31 a couple of months ago. He was hardly a premium free agent.

Wells made two free agent visits, first to the Titans and second to Rams Park. He never left St. Louis.

He was the No. 95 player on the PFT Hot 100.

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30 Responses to “Rams land Scott Wells to play center”
  1. malekmj says: Mar 16, 2012 7:27 PM

    If I were a Rams fan I would be SOOOOO Excited. NOT

  2. scoops1 says: Mar 16, 2012 7:29 PM

    …and he will never be heard from again….

    thanks again for your contributions in GB

  3. nflfollower says: Mar 16, 2012 7:30 PM

    Replaceable for the packers, will be good for bradfords development in st. Louis.

  4. kingsam8 says: Mar 16, 2012 7:32 PM

    Good pick up. Creepy picture.

  5. rams1999 says: Mar 16, 2012 7:38 PM

    About time they make their second signing. Manningham, WR Steve Smith, QB Shaun Hill, and have visited but no signings….We nee a WR Badly…….now that Peyton hillis is gone, maybe Cleveland drafts T.Richardson leaving Blackmon to get drated by STL…
    My Mock: 1=IND QB Luck
    2=WAS QB Griffin
    3=MIN T Kali
    4=CLV HB Richardson
    5=TB CB Claiborne
    6=STL WR J.Blackmon

    What do you think?

  6. txbearmeat says: Mar 16, 2012 7:39 PM

    Oh well. Moving on. We all expected GB would lose him.

    TT doesn’t sign FA’s over 30 – and if he does, it’s for extremely cheap.

    Wells wasn’t going to come cheap. He’s stubborn.

    Get a cheaper option in FA or the draft TT.

  7. andygraham says: Mar 16, 2012 7:44 PM

    Leave the Packers, enter obscurity. Congrats on getting paid more to win less.

    Just like Darren Colledge.

  8. erfoster says: Mar 16, 2012 7:45 PM

    was never going to nashville cause jeff saturday got that.

  9. robinyount19 says: Mar 16, 2012 7:49 PM

    Congratulations, I hope the money compensates for never winning another playoff game again.

  10. txbearmeat says: Mar 16, 2012 7:52 PM

    rams1999 says: Mar 16, 2012 7:38 PM

    About time they make their second signing. Manningham, WR Steve Smith, QB Shaun Hill, and have visited but no signings….We nee a WR Badly…….now that Peyton hillis is gone, maybe Cleveland drafts T.Richardson leaving Blackmon to get drated by STL…
    My Mock: 1=IND QB Luck
    2=WAS QB Griffin
    3=MIN T Kali
    4=CLV HB Richardson
    5=TB CB Claiborne
    6=STL WR J.Blackmon

    What do you think?
    ——————————-
    Rams, I’d bet CLE gets Blackmon. They need a WR worse than they need a RB..

  11. outlawshark says: Mar 16, 2012 8:00 PM

    If Konz is available when the Packers pick in the draft, grab him. Spend the rest on defense. Rodgers happy, Capers happy.

  12. jefftberg says: Mar 16, 2012 8:05 PM

    And the Rams CONTINUE to ignore their pathetic WR corps…

  13. hscorpio says: Mar 16, 2012 8:07 PM

    Lately, the Packers have stopped trying to replace Wells. They wanted to keep him but he was looking for top dollar and the Packers have contracts with Rodgers, Jennings & Matthews looming on the horizon.

    He just seems to get better every year. He’s not a marquee player but he’s very solid. I wish he was staying in GB but ‘ya can’t pay them all.

    Congrats and good luck to Wells. Provided age doesn’t catch up to him, he should make the Rams happy.

  14. woodyg says: Mar 16, 2012 8:12 PM

    robinyount19 says:
    Mar 16, 2012 7:49 PM
    Congratulations, I hope the money compensates for never winning another playoff game again.
    ____________

    He’s never likely to ever play in another playoff game. Too bad. He can lounge on his couch & watch his former team on the tube in January 2013.

  15. PowerMad says: Mar 16, 2012 8:15 PM

    Good call by the Packers…teams can find starting-caliber NFL centers in the draft’s mid to late rounds.

  16. mizzouram says: Mar 16, 2012 8:23 PM

    Upgrade over Jason Brown.

  17. wipemysweatjackoff says: Mar 16, 2012 8:27 PM

    Have the Fudge-Packers even done anything in FA? Get waxed in the Divisional Round and stay pat with your group? Isn’t your best defenisve player around 40 years old? You think he can stay healthy again this year – I think he had ankly – knee issues most of the season.

  18. NoDecaf says: Mar 16, 2012 8:31 PM

    Guys, I don’t have a dog in this fight, but at some point in life, one learns that friends/teammates/whathaveyou, don’t pay your bills.

  19. dcrams20 says: Mar 16, 2012 8:39 PM

    kingsam8 says:
    Mar 16, 2012 7:32 PM
    Good pick up. Creepy picture.

    ________________________________

    Cheerleaders.

  20. vols84 says: Mar 16, 2012 8:47 PM

    Vol for Life

  21. hscorpio says: Mar 16, 2012 9:05 PM

    wipemysweatjackoff says: Mar 16, 2012 8:27 PM

    Have the Fudge-Packers even done anything in FA?
    ========================

    No. Offseason titles are not what Ted Thompson is after.

  22. zz56 says: Mar 16, 2012 9:23 PM

    Way to go Ted! Lose another person you should have signed, now you got to waste a draft pick & choose another Center. Hey! your first name ought to be Tight Ted Thompson. ( TTT). How about moving up into the 1st round & show you’ve got some kahonies!!

  23. theodorethompson says: Mar 16, 2012 9:58 PM

    Hope losing Wells is not like the fiasco when they lost Cullen Jenkins

  24. kingpel says: Mar 16, 2012 11:09 PM

    I wonder if you guys were saying the same things when the Rams signed Adam Timmerman.

  25. farvite says: Mar 16, 2012 11:15 PM

    Thanks for your contribution to the Packers Scott!

  26. trapshoot says: Mar 16, 2012 11:34 PM

    Big loss for the Packers. Good luck Scott. Now Thompson needs to find a replacement.

  27. orangeflh says: Mar 17, 2012 12:41 AM

    Kahonies???

    You should have stayed in school.

  28. denny816 says: Mar 17, 2012 1:29 AM

    I have plenty of faith in TT based on his track record but I believe he has made a huge mistake for the second year in a row.

    Last year he refused to re-sign Cullen Jenkins to a relatively modest $5 million a year and now he let’s a Pro-Bowl center leave for a $6 million dollar a year contract with very little guaranteed.

    I get the over -30 thing TT but sometimes you have to pay marjet price for quality, especially if you know what you are getting. Wells and Sitton are the anchors on the line and I personally believe even if you draft Konz, we are going to take a huge step back protection wise with EDS until whoever they draft is truly ready to step in full time.

    Bad move.

  29. stavreafavre says: Mar 17, 2012 4:17 PM

    Packers would have been better with him but you can’t keep everyone. Doubt they will draft Konz, at least in round 1. More likely someone in 3 or 4. Good luck Scott unless you play the Pack.

  30. vikescry1 says: Mar 17, 2012 6:20 PM

    wipemysweatjackoff says:
    Mar 16, 2012 8:27 PM
    Have the Fudge-Packers even done anything in FA? Get waxed in the Divisional Round and stay pat with your group? Isn’t your best defenisve player around 40 years old? You think he can stay healthy again this year – I think he had ankly – knee issues most of the season.
    ————————————————————————————————————————- umm yeah they signed jermichael finley. they tend to sign there own players, cuz we don’t want to look like the dream team????? and woodson may be getting older but can still play at a high level. i’m not worried, they’ll be back in the playoffs next year.

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