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Zac Stacy will get more carries for St. Louis Rams

We have good news for Zac Stacy's fantasy owners. The St. Louis Rams running back isn't going to see a lesser role in Year 2; the Rams see him as a workhorse.

"He should be more productive (in '14) because he should have more carries," Rams general manager Les Snead said when asked if Stacy's role would transfer over to a new season.


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It would be hard for Stacy to touch the ball more per start than he did last season, when he had 250 carries in just 12 starts. The key here: The Rams expect him to start in all 16 games in 2014. Despite being a sixth-round draft pick, the Rams see Stacy as a foundation to build around.

Some other notes from the Rams:

» Snead made it sound like the Rams were in no hurry to release cornerback Cortland Finnegan despite Finnegan's huge $10 million cap number. Coach Jeff Fisher later confirmed it.

"He's healthy now," Fisher said of Finnegan. "We expect him back in the offseason program."

That's surprising news. Perhaps the Rams are confident that Finnegan eventually will agree to a pay cut or perhaps they just don't feel the need to make the decision before free agency. The Rams have a lot of cap room available.

"The nice thing about our situation capwise ... we're not walking around scrambling that we got to do anything to function," Snead said.

He said the Rams don't have to make a "non-football decision" on Finnegan, then pointed out Finnegan's injury problems last season were a factor in his poor play. Snead went on to say you "can't have enough corners" who also can play inside and that the team wanted to see how Finnegan fits with the Rams' defense under new coordinator Gregg Williams.

As NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport pointed out, the Rams might want to see if Finnegan gets his legs back before they make a final decision on his status.

» Snead addressed whether taking a premier pass rusher (Jadeveon Clowney) was an option despite already having great players at the position. Snead said you "better have a plan" for how to get everyone on the field if you go that route.

» Snead said Fisher has no "philosophy" against taking offensive linemen high in the draft despite never drafting a first-round pick on the offensive line. Snead said the two have "laughed" about it. Taking a tackle wouldn't be a surprise at No. 2 overall.

» Fisher said he has "no concern" about the team possibly moving to Los Angeles.

» Snead said he "wasn't losing sleep" over Jake Long's torn ACL and he knows Long will be back next season, if not as fast as quarterback Sam Bradford. Long is not at risk of losing his job.

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