Rams Invite Kreider To Training Camp
Dan Kreider's NFL career may be hanging by a thread, but it's not over yet.
Kreider, a Manheim Central graduate who's been with the Pittsburgh Steelers since 2000, has been invited to attend the St. Louis Rams training camp next month.
Kreider is an unrestricted free agent. He's been the Steelers' starting fullback for most of the last five seasons, but tore an anterior cruciate knee ligament after appearing in 10 games last season.
The Steelers announced in January that Kreider was unlikely to return.
Mike Williams, Kreider's high school coach, said last week that the knee is fully rehabilitated.
The Rams begin training camp for rookies and veterans July 25 in Mequon, Wis. Their first preseason game is Aug. 9 at Tennessee.
The Rams went 3-13 last season, the worst record in the NFC. Third-year head coach Scott Linehan survived, but the offensive coordinator, offensive line coach and three other assistants did not.
There are two fullbacks on the Rams' roster: Brian Leonard, a second-year player from Rutgers who's first on the depth chart, and fifth-year veteran Richard Owens, who also has experience as a long snapper.
Kreider is 5-foot-11, 250 pounds, and 31 years old. Known as a blocking specialist, Kreider had only two carries last season for two yards, and caught one pass for 15 yards.
Calls to his cell phone last week were not returned.