Rams Lose Amendola To Patriots

The Rams will have to make due without wide receiver Danny Amendola. NFL Network reports the veteran wide receiver has agreed to a five-year, 31.5-million-dollar contract with the New England Patriots. He fills the void left by Wes Welker, who agreed to a two-year deal with Denver. Amendola spent the last four seasons with St. Louis.

If the Rams sign free-agent left tackle Jake Long, it apparently won't sit well with current left tackle Roger Saffold. According to the "Post-Dispatch," his agent says Saffold does not want to make the switch to right tackle, but stopped short of saying he would request a trade. The Rams appeared on the verge of signing Long on Wednesday.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

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The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Senior Volleyball Player Jordan Kriete from St. Francis Borgia Regional High School in Washington. Jordan played all the way around on a team that finished the season 26-7-2. Her statistics are impressive.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

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If you want to get someone's attention, whisper. That old investment brokerage ad is the opposite of what is going on regarding shootings in Ferguson and Tower Grove. When people threaten violence or blankly label one as a racist, it's very hard to listen. The same holds true for those who sum up the plight of impoverished black communities as "that's how those people are."

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SPORTS CORNER

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The St. Louis Cardinals are exercising the 2015 option on pitcher John Lackey. The 36-year-old right-hander will earn the league minimum 500-thousand-dollars after making 15.25-million each of the last three seasons. Lackey was acquired from Boston at the trade deadline and his contract had a clause allowing for a league-minimum option after missing the entire 2012 season due to elbow surgery.