Wroten Returns; Looks to Help D-Line

Wroten against the Panthers 

The Rams have had such bad luck this year with injuries and poor play, Wednesday they finally may have gotten some good news with the return of defensive tackle Claude Wroten. The second-year former Louisiana State DT is back after serving a four-game suspension for violating the NFL’s substance-abuse policy. Wroten seems excited to be back with his teammates. “I’m back and ready to play,” he said after practice Wednesday.

Wroten has a lot to prove, as he had numerous off the field problems even before becoming a member of the Rams. He was was arrested in January 2006 for possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. He got off the hook there as those charges eventually were dropped, but then he failed a drug test the following month at the NFL scouting combine. While the team still took a chance on him in the third-round, he still got into trouble, getting arrested in June after forced his way into a girlfriend’s apartment on the LSU campus.

“He has to prove that he’s not going to be in that situation again,” coach Scott Linehan said. “The reality is if he does, it’s going to jeopardize not only his ability to play here, but his ability to play in the NFL and play football for a profession. It’s a pretty cut-and-dried wake-up call for any of the guys who have to go through that.”

As a rookie he played in 15 games, collecting one sack to go along with 13 tackles. While the offense has taken lots more hits as far as injuries go, it would be nice to see Wroten stay out of trouble and help out a team that needs all the help it can get to try and salvage the 2007 season.


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One Response to “Wroten Returns; Looks to Help D-Line”

  1. Jesse says:

    The TIGER is back!

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