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Rams Lose Newsome, Get 2 Free Agents

The Rams lost their second Plan B free agent Friday, safety Vince Newsome, but also signed two more and were set to sign another, former Ram punter Dale Hatcher.

Newsome, 30, a starter for most of last season before losing his job to Pat Terrell, signed with the Cleveland Browns.

Hatcher apparently has agreed to terms with the Rams and is expected to sign before the end of the free-agency period, Monday at midnight. Hatcher, who left the Rams during last year’s Plan B period to sign with the Packers, will replace last year’s punter, Keith English.

The Rams signed defensive end Gerald Robinson, left exposed by the San Diego Chargers; and linebacker Glenell Sanders, unprotected by the Chicago Bears. Robinson and Sanders are the fourth and fifth Plan B players signed by the Rams.

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Robinson, 28, a 1986 first-round draft pick of the Minnesota Vikings, probably will be tossed into the competition for the starting job on the right side of the defensive line. Sanders, 24, is seen as a special teams player and backup linebacker.


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