No one is more pleased at the Rams’ signing of fullback Mike Karney than No. 39.
On his twitter feed this morning, SJax posted this response to the news of Karney’s arrival:
I love waking up to good news. We (Rams) just signed FB Mike Karney. Who says complaining don’t get u anywhere..Lol (joke)
AS ESPN.com noted, this will give Steven his first high-caliber blocking back since 2007:
The signing of Karney gives St. Louis a chance to be more successful in two-back formations. The 27-year-old Karney was named to the All-Pro team in 2006 when he played for the New Orleans Saints. The Saints released him on March 5, putting one of the league’s more respected fullbacks on the market. The Rams were quick to have him in for a visit.
The 5-foot-11, 258-pound Karney had 46 career starts in five seasons with the Saints.
Rams, Karney agree to contract (ESPN.com, Mar. 11, 2009)
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