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Rams Get to Work and Sign Three More Draft Choices

Realizing they could use a few players in uniform to start this little thing called training camp, the Rams got busy Wednesday and signed three more draft choices, including third-round pick Kevin Robbins of Michigan State.

Linebacker Mark Messner, the team’s sixth-round choice from Michigan, agreed to terms in time to make afternoon practice. Also signing was safety Thom Kaumeyer, a sixth-round choice from Oregon. Messner joined fourth-round pick, quarterback Jeff Carlson, as the only draft choices to participate in opening-day workouts.

Robbins, 6-feet-4 and 286 pounds, played poor-man’s tackle at Michigan State to Tony Mandarich, first-round draft choice of the Green Bay Packers.

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First-round picks and former Miami Hurricanes Bill Hawkins and Cleveland Gary are apparently still days away from booking passage to Anaheim. The Rams, remember, also have three second-round choices yet to sign; linebackers Frank Stams and Brian Smith and cornerback Darryl Henley. . . . Quarterback Jeff Carlson, who signed Tuesday, will receive a $75,000 signing bonus with base salaries of $85,000, $100,000 and $120,000 the next three years, plus an annual $10,000 reporting bonus.


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