New surroundings for Rams tackle Barksdale

New surroundings for Rams tackle Barksdale
October 27, 2012, 12:48 pm
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St. Louis Rams tackle Joe Barksdale holds the ball during a training session at the teams hotel in London,Friday, Oct. 26, 2012. The Rams play the Patriots in a regular season game at London's Wembley stadium Sunday, Oct. 28. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)


LONDON (AP) Joe Barksdale is finding himself in a lot of new situations these days.

The second-year tackle is with a new team, learning a new offense - and doing it in a different country.

Barksdale was picked up off waivers by the rebuilding St. Louis Rams last month after being dropped by Oakland, and was given his first career NFL start last weekend in a loss to the Green Bay Packers.

As if that wasn't enough of a whirlwind, he then had to hop on a trans-Atlantic flight with his teammates to London, where they'll face the New England Patriots at Wembley on Sunday.

Barksdale says ``it's never a dull moment'' and that ``all I can do is pretty much roll with the punches.''