Rams Rumors & News

  • 23h
    Michael Silver @MikeSilver

    No Michael Sam on Rams' practice squad. Jeff Fisher remains a fan but needs practice help at other positions due to injury concerns.

  • 14h
    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Rams claimed QB Case Keenum on waivers, per team official. Rams spent a lot time researching Keenum past 24 hours.

  • Michael Sam released by St. Louis Rams

    NFL.com "Michael Sam might still make a 53-man roster, but it didn't happen Saturday. The St. Louis Rams released the seventh-round pick Saturday, NFL Media's Albert Breer reported, per a source. The pass-rusher was one of the final cuts as the Rams trimmed the roster to get under the 53-man limit by..." August 31

  • Sam still on Rams roster, 4 cuts left

    ESPN.com "Michael Sam survived a round of cuts by the St. Louis Rams on Friday, sources confirmed to ESPN. The Rams cut 17 players as they try to trim their roster to 53 players by Saturday's 4 p.m. ET deadline, and Sam was not among them, sources said. The team has four additional cuts to go before..." August 30

  • Dolphins face decision time after 14-13 victory over Rams

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Quarterback Ryan Tannehill and the rest of the Dolphins starters got to relax Thursday. They didn't play a snap. The backups had the task of facing St. Louis in the preseason finale, and as a group they fared OK, defeating the Rams, 14-13, at Sun Life Stadium. But Thursday was one of the rare..." August 29

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    Michael Silver @MikeSilver

    I do not expect Michael Sam to end up on the Rams' 53-man roster. But he could absolutely end up on some team's 53.

  • Sam confident he'll 'be on a team'

    ESPN.com "No matter what happens in the next two days, defensive end Michael Sam is confident he offered a strong closing argument to make the St. Louis Rams' 53-man roster Thursday night. "You know what, it's not going to be like the draft," Sam said. "I'm very confident that I'm going to sleep really..." August 29

  • Even with Bradford out, this could be a breakout year for Tavon Austin

    Fox Sports Midwest "Speed might be the most valuable asset at the wide receiver position, and few in the NFL can run faster than St. Louis' Tavon Austin. In the most promising game of his rookie season, he made the Indianapolis defense look like it was standing still on touchdown catches of 57 and 81 yards in a..." August 28

  • Fisher angry over ESPN report on Sam's 'showering habits'

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Rams coach Jeff Fisher remains angry over an ESPN report that dealt in part with the "showering habits" of defensive end Michael Sam by ESPN reporter Josina Anderson. "I'm extremely disappointed in her piece," Fisher told the Post-Dispatch on Wednesday, not long before the team boarded buses..." August 27

  • Chris Long didn't appreciate ESPN's Michael Sam shower segment

    CBSSports.com "Tuesday's SportsCenter featured an awkward break down of Michael Sam -- Rams defensive lineman and the first openly-gay player in the NFL -- and his shower habits. While Josina Anderson reported Kendall Langford said Sam is "one of the guys and seems to be taking a rookie approach in terms of..." August 27

  • Sam still fighting for a roster spot as Rams inch closer to final cuts

    Fox Sports Midwest "As seniors at Missouri a year ago, E.J. Gaines and Michael Sam worried mostly about how they would lead a defense expected to struggle once again in the mighty SEC. This fall, they've been fighting for roster spots with the St. Louis Rams, and Gaines looks to be in good shape to not only make..." August 26

  • NFLPA hopeful Sean Gilbert proposes $1M minimum salary, 18 games, other changes

    Yahoo! Sports "Sean Gilbert and DeMaurice Smith need to go at it, town-hall style battle-royale style in a debate. After all, these are the two men who could go head-to-head for the NFLPA executive director spot soon, even if the sitting executive director Smith has no plans of leaving his post. Gilbert, the..." August 26

  • ESPN Is Apparently Tracking Michael Sam's Showering Habits

    Boston Globe "St. Louis Rams defensive end Michael Sam, the first openly gay draftee in the NFL, may or may not survive the cuts this week when the team whittles down to 53 players, but ESPN is already onto more pressing matters. Namely, trying to track where Sam is while his teammates are taking a shower. " August 26

  • QB David Garrard apparently not retired, wants Rams to call him

    CBSSports.com "Hey Rams, I'm not sure if you have David Garrard's number, but if you do, he wants you to call him! The former Jaguars quarterback took to Twitter on Monday to let St. Louis know that he'd be interested in playing for the team, you know, if the Rams decide to add a veteran quarterback. If..." August 26

  • Could Rams be interested in Mark Sanchez as replacement for Sam Bradford?

    New York Daily News "Sam Bradford’s torn ACL prompted immediate speculation about whether the Rams might seek a replacement option other than backup Shaun Hill. Of particular interest to Jets fans: Could a reunion between former offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer and former quarterback Mark Sanchez be in the..." August 26

  • Rams failed by not hedging bets with Sam Bradford

    Sporting News "Is it fair to offically call Sam Bradford a total draft bust in the wake of his latest knee injury, another torn left ACL that will cause him to miss the entire 2014 season? Not exactly. The Rams, on the other hand, keep getting busted for continuing to trust him as their only choice as their..." August 25

  • Sam Bradford out for season

    ESPN.com "St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford is out for the 2014 season after an MRI disclosed he tore the ACL in his left knee in Saturday night's preseason game against the Browns, according to multiple sources. It is the same injury that sidelined Bradford in the middle of last season. Rams..." August 25

  • Michael Sam reacts to fan's crazy bet over Manziel sack

    USA Today "Michael Sam recorded two sacks against Cleveland Browns Saturday night in a 33-14 win, and his hit on Browns rookie Johnny Manziel cost one fan some money. Twitter user @squareknight bet that if Sam could sack Manziel, he’d buy drinks for the entire planet (a lofty promise). His original tweet..." August 25

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    Jason La Canfora @JasonLaCanfora

    MRI revealed a sprained MCL for Rams corner Trumaine Johnson. Likely a 6 week timetable

  • Saffold starts ahead of Robinson, then is injured

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Rodger Saffold made his preseason debut Saturday for the Rams but it came at the expense of No. 2 overall draft pick Greg Robinson. After missing the team’s first two exhibition games with a stinger, Saffold started at left guard against Cleveland. So that meant Robinson was on the bench at the..." August 24

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    Nick Wagoner @nwagoner

    Fisher on Cunningham starting at RB: "We just gave him a chance to run behind the first offensive line. We know what Zac can do."

  • 8d
    Jim Thomas @jthom1

    Brian Quick on Bradford's injury: "I was a little nervous about it but everything is all right. Sam told me that he is OK."

  • Rams win 33-14 over Browns, but injuries are the story of the game

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The Rams picked up their first victory of the preseason, putting together a solid start-to-finish effort in a 33-14 victory over the Browns in Cleveland Saturday night. But the celebration was subdued as the team awaits news on the severity of apparent knee injuries to quarterback Sam Bradford..." August 24

  • Michael Sam does 'money fingers' after sacking Johnny Manziel

    CBSSports.com "Johnny Manziel, meet Michael Sam. Michael Sam, meet Johnny Manziel. The two most hyped rookies of 2014 finally met on the field on Saturday and surprisingly, if you're reading this, it means the Internet didn't explode. The first NFL meeting between Sam and Johnny Football ended with the..." August 24

  • Rams' Sam Bradford exits game with knee injury

    NFL.com "Sam Bradford's promising preseason has been short-circuited. The Rams' starting quarterback left Saturday night's 33-14 win over the Cleveland Browns after injuring his left knee on a first-quarter incompletion. Bradford was wrapped up by Armonty Bryant on a play that saw veteran left tackle..." August 24

  • Brockers ready, Laurinaitis iffy for Rams

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The one thing linebacker James Laurinaitis just doesn’t do is miss playing time, be it on the practice field, in exhibition play, or regular-season contests. But for two-plus weeks at Rams Park — and two preseason games — his world was awry because of an ankle injury. There’s no other way to..." August 22

  • Rams decide to let Pead go

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "In a bit of a surprise, the Rams listed running back and special teams player Isaiah Pead as waived/injured on Wednesday. Pead, a second-round draft choice (50th overall) in 2012, suffered a torn ACL to his left knee while returning a first-quarter kickoff Saturday in the team’s 21-7 loss to the..." August 21

  • The NFL's Most Valuable Teams

    Forbes.com "Just because the auction of the Buffalo Bills is having a tough time drawing bids above $1 billion two years after the Cleveland Browns sold for $987 million, and just weeks after the National Basketball Association’s Los Angeles Clippers were sold for $2 billion, doesn’t mean the National..." August 20

  • Report: Rams give tickets to Ferguson kids

    ESPN.com "Amid the unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, over teenager Michael Brown's killing, the St. Louis Rams provided three local high school football teams with free tickets to Saturday night's preseason game against the Green Bay Packers. According to MMQB.com, Kyle Eversgerd, the Rams' manager of fan..." August 18

  • Michael Sam outplayed by his competition for roster spot

    USA Today "Michael Sam, Rams’ rookie defensive end and the first openly gay player ever drafted into the NFL, watched unheralded fellow rookie and roster spot competitor Ethan Westbrooks have another big outing at defensive end in the first half. Sam, a seventh-round draft pick from Missouri, had an..." August 18

  • Packers rookie Jayrone Elliott gets three sacks in four plays against Rams

    Pro Football Talk "St. Louis Rams quarterback Austin Davis may need a sizable ice pack after repeated encounters with Green Bay Packers rookie linebacker Jayrone Elliott. The undrafted rookie out of the University of Toledo sacked Davis three times in four plays in the fourth quarter of Saturday’s game. Elliott..." August 17

  • Aaron Rodgers and Packers sharp in preseason win over Rams

    Madison.com "All of those months of injury rehab paid off for Sam Bradford, who showed no signs of a season-ending knee injury last November. Aaron Rodgers looked pretty polished, too. Bradford and Rodgers each threw a touchdown pass in their preseason debuts in the Green Bay Packers' 21-7 victory over..." August 17

  • Isaiah Pead out with likely ACL tear

    ESPN.com "Although the St. Louis Rams don't have official confirmation yet, coach Jeff Fisher said after Saturday's game that running back Isaiah Pead likely will miss the rest of the season with a torn ACL in his left knee. "It appears that we've lost Isaiah with an ACL [tear]," Fisher said. "We'll have..." August 17

  • Michael Sam records first career sack

    CBSSports.com "History was made Saturday afternoon in St. Louis for Michael Sam the Football Player, as the Rams defensive lineman recorded the first sack of his NFL career." August 17

  • TE Cunningham in a battle to win a roster spot

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "On more than one occasion during Rams training camp, tight end Justice Cunningham has been seen limping off the practice field. Once, he even received a short cart ride to the locker room. But without fail, when practice starts the next day, Cunningham is there, working with teammates. “Just..." August 16

  • Jo-Lonn Dunbar: Lesson learned

    ESPN.com "Misdemeanor charges against St. Louis Rams linebacker Jo-Lonn Dunbar for his role in a July 20 fight have been dropped, Dunbar and Rams coach Jeff Fisher confirmed Thursday night. Dunbar had been arrested for participating in a fight outside of a South Beach-area nightclub. The initial reports..." August 15

  • Sam Bradford will play Saturday, Jake Long’s a week away

    Pro Football Talk "The Rams have watched and waited all offseason for their injured offensive stars to get well. And now there’s a clear timetable for quarterback Sam Bradford and left tackle Jake Long. “We’re going to play him a quarter, maybe more,” Rams coach Jeff Fisher said of Bradford, via Joe Lyons of..." August 15

  • 18d
    Jim Thomas @jthom1

    Charges dropped today against Rams LB Jo-Lonn Dunbar following July arrest in fight outside Miami nightclub.

  • Healthy Austin could help Rams hit it big

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "English was a second language for wide receiver Tavon Austin when it came to understanding the Rams’ playbook in 2013. Although things got better as his rookie season progressed, Austin said there were times when he felt like it was written in Spanish. “It definitely was hard in the beginning..." August 14

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    Alex Marvez @alexmarvez

    WR Kenny Britt says he's finally fully recovered mentally & physically from torn ACL suffered in 2011. Looks great in camp 

  • Who should you draft with the No. 1 pick in fantasy football?

    USA Today "LeSean McCoy is in the best position to succeed Tim Heaney, senior fantasy writer: Why blindly pick last year’s top running back at No. 1? Jamaal Charles is a first-rounder, but 12 rushing scores and 70 receptions are hard to repeat, even with Andy Reid running things. After his monumental..." August 13

  • Sam Bradford will play in Rams’ second preseason game

    Pro Football Talk "The Rams took the field for their preseason opener without many of the team’s projected starters, something that won’t be the case when they face the Packers on Saturday. Among the debuting starters will be quarterback Sam Bradford. Coach Jeff Fisher said that Bradford will take the field for..." August 10

  • Rams’ miscues are nothing significant

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "When coach Jeff Fisher threw out the red challenge flag late in the second quarter Friday night, there couldn’t have been many in the Edward Jones Dome who thought Rams cornerback E.J. Gaines had stopped Saints wide receiver Nick Toon short of the first-down marker. Actually, neither did..." August 10

  • Michael Sam on preseason debut: 'I can play in this league'

    USA Today "Michael Sam says there's no doubt in his mind about what he should take away from his first NFL game action. "That I can play in this league," the St. Louis Rams' rookie defensive end told reporters Friday night. "That's the most important. I was kind of nervous. I got some nerves out today. It..." August 10

  • New Orleans Saints rookie receiver Brandin Cooks dazzles in win over Rams

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "New Orleans Saints rookie wide receiver Brandin Cooks seems to have made a habit of turning almost every practice snap into some kind of spectacular play. In training camp, he's looked fluid on punt returns and stole the show in the Black and Gold Scrimmage last week. Cooks made Saints..." August 09

  • Michael Sam makes NFL debut

    Pro Football Talk "Listed as a third-stringer on the depth chart and expected by many to not make the 53-man team, Michael Sam’s quest to become the first openly-gay player on a regular-season roster moved on Friday night to an actual game. Sam entered the Saints-Rams game with 5:13 to play in the first quarter,..." August 09

  • When will NFL consider marijuana reform?

    USA Today "The NFL has not yet ruled on what’s next for Cleveland’s Josh Gordon, but the Cleveland Plain-Dealer’s Mary Kay Cabot is reporting the Browns are bracing for the star wide receiver to be out eight games. Gordon appealed his positive drug test earlier this week. His appeal is based on the..." August 08

  • Kenny Britt claims a starting spot on first St. Louis depth chart

    Pro Football Talk "Lost and forgotten in a contract year that made Hakeem Nicks look like Randy Moss circa 2007, receiver Kenny Britt left the Titans in the offseason for a reunion with Jeff Fisher. So far, so good. Britt appears as a starter on the team’s first depth chart of camp, across from Tavon Austin..." August 04

  • Bailey shines but will disappear in September

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Stedman Bailey learned to be patient last season as a rookie, and the start of this season will be no different. Despite a stellar college career at West Virginia, Bailey participated in only four plays at wide receiver through his first eight NFL games in 2013. He didn’t have a pass thrown his..." August 04

  • Despite looming suspension, Stedman Bailey stepping up

    Pro Football Talk "The bad news is that Rams receiver Stedman Bailey will miss the first four games of the season, due to a PED suspension. The good news is that, when he returns, Bailey could be ready to make a big impact. The second-year wideout, a third-round pick and teammate of first-rounder Tavon Austin at..." August 02