Rams Rumors & News

  • 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

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    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

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    Jason La Canfora @JasonLaCanfora

    Rams are hopeful young WRs Stedman Bailey and Brian Quick ready to make a leap forward as well. Aaron Donald has been a beast

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    Jason La Canfora @JasonLaCanfora

    You can tell Sam Bradford still moving a little gingerly at times, only natural coming off the ACL. Kenny Britt's been a surprise so far

  • Daniels tries to work his way back at safety

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Rams safety Matt Daniels finds himself playing catch-up again. Signed as an undrafted free agent following the 2012 NFL draft, Daniels, a standout player from Duke University, saw special-teams action in four games as a rookie before suffering a season-ending knee injury in the Rams’ loss to..." July 27

  • Dunbar hopes to move past arrest, focus on football

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Rams outside linebacker Jo-Lonn Dunbar knew the question was coming. But he really couldn’t answer it. “I can’t say much, just because it’s a legal issue,’’ he said Friday after being asked about last weekend’s arrest following a fight outside a Miami Beach nightclub. “It’s unfortunate, but the..." July 26

  • Fisher says Bradford is 'full-go'

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "When the Rams hit the practice field at 3:30 p.m. today for the start of training camp, quarterback Sam Bradford will be “full-go” according to coach Jeff Fisher. “Sam is in great shape,” Fisher said. “He’s ready to go. We don’t have (reservations) — right now as we speak, as camp starts — he’s..." July 25

  • NFL in LA? It could happen sooner than you think

    Sporting News "At long last, after a 19-year absence, the NFL is ready to return to Los Angeles. It's no longer a matter of if, but when. Expect the NFL to announce a return to America's entertainment capital and the second-biggest market in the next 12 months, with one or two teams debuting in Los Angeles no..." July 24

  • Michael Sam: Thank God Tony Dungy's not a Rams coach

    CBSSports.com "Tony Dungy isn't an NFL coach anymore, but if he were still in the league, he made it clear that his team wouldn't have taken Michael Sam in the 2014 NFL Draft. "I wouldn't have taken him," Dungy told the Tampa Bay Tribune. "Not because I don't believe Michael Sam should have a chance to play,..." July 24

  • Dungy: I love Sam, but don’t agree with his lifestyle

    SI.com "Comments from former Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Indianapolis Colts head coach Tony Dungy made the rounds on Monday because he said he wouldn't have drafted St. Louis Rams defensive end Michael Sam. On Tuesday, Dungy released a statement to clarify the comments. On Wednesday morning, Dungy went on..." July 23

  • Michael Sam a distraction? Jeff Fisher says ‘absolutely not’

    Washington Post "One NFL coach emphatically disagrees with Tony Dungy about whether having Michael Sam on the roster would be a distraction. And that’s the coach who drafted him. “You know, absolutely not,” St. Louis Rams Coach Jeff Fisher said on ESPN’s “Mike and Mike” show. “Let’s define distractions. There..." July 23

  • Tony Dungy elaborates on his Michael Sam comments

    Pro Football Talk "On Monday, the Tampa Tribune published Tony Dungy’s answer to the question of whether he would have drafted Michael Sam, the NFL’s first openly-gay player. Dungy’s 38 words triggered a flood of debate and controversy, and plenty of pointed criticism. On Tuesday, Dungy issued a statement..." July 22

  • Tony Dungy says he wouldn't have drafted Michael Sam

    Indianapolis Star "Former Colts coach Tony Dungy said he wouldn't have drafted former Missouri defensive end Michael Sam. "I wouldn't have taken him. Not because I don't believe Michael Sam should have a chance to play, but I wouldn't want to deal with all of it," Dungy told the Tampa Tribune. "It's not going..." July 22

  • Rams LB Jo-Lonn Dunbar arrested, charged with battery

    CBSSports.com "Rams linebacker Jo-Lonn Dunbar was arrested early Sunday morning along with former NBA player Donte Green and both were charged with battery and disorderly conduct after an altercation between the two outside a Miami nightclub, according to a report by CBS Miami. Dunbar, who was second on the..." July 21

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    Rob Rang @RobRang

    Draft started and is over with no players being selected.

  • Federal Judge Approves NFL Concussion Settlement

    Slate "A federal judge on Monday gave preliminary approval to the concussion compensation deal between the NFL and former players. The ruling comes two weeks after U.S. District Judge Anita Brody raised questions over whether the $675 million cap on damages paid by the league was sufficient to cover the..." July 08

  • Report: Will Witherspoon has talked to Falcons, Rams

    Pro Football Talk "A free agent linebacker with more than 150 regular season starts has reportedly been in touch with a pair of NFC clubs. Will Witherspoon, who played 16 games for St. Louis a season ago, has had contact with the Rams and Falcons, according to NBC affiliate WJHG-TV in Panama City, Florida...." July 04

  • NFL agrees to blank check to pay concussion damages

    New York Post "The NFL’s stalled concussion settlement with 4,500 former players appeared to pick up steam again Wednesday when the league agreed to lift the cap on money available to eligible victims. Under the new agreement, the NFL must pay claims for the next 65 years while no longer limiting the fund for..." June 26

  • Rams looking to expand Tavon Austin’s role

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Rams players scattered in all directions following Thursday’s conclusion of the spring practice period known as organized team activities. The full squad doesn’t convene again until reporting day on July 24. But that doesn’t mean the players will be lying on the beach for the next 4 ½ weeks, or..." June 24

  • Fisher has expectations for Rams during break

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Rams players scattered in all directions following Thursday’s conclusion of the spring practice period known as organized team activities. The full squad doesn’t convene again until reporting day on July 24. But that doesn’t mean the players will be lying on the beach for the next 4 ½ weeks, or..." June 22

  • Why Advertisements are Probably Coming to NFL Jerseys

    ACME Packing Company "The Green Bay Packers wear some of the most iconic uniforms in all of sports. They're simple, clean, a palette of football nostalgia that harkens back to the days where you could drink scotch at work, smoke on airplanes and mustaches were a defining feature of one's manliness. If you like these..." June 22

  • NFLPA collusion lawsuit to proceed

    Covers.com "A court overturned a decision to dismiss the NFLPA's lawsuit against the NFL for collusion stemming from salary cap penalties toward the Dallas Cowboys and Washington Redskins in 2012. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit on Wednesday reportedly overturned a decision by Judge David..." June 20

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    TurfShowTimes @TurfShowTimes

    Schottenheimer says Zac Stacy isn't guaranteed the starting RB job. Tre Mason & others in the mix.

  • Jake Long on course for opening-day start

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "This marks Jake Long’s 22nd week of rehab from knee surgery, roughly five months. Day by day, drill by drill, Long is getting closer to a return to the lineup. “Every week it’s getting stronger,” Long told reporters following Tuesday’s practice session at Rams Park. “I’m doing more and more on..." June 11

  • Jeff Fisher in favor of developmental league

    ESPN.com "Discussions of the NFL adding a developmental league for the many young players, coaches, officials and executives who can't get their foot in the door have picked up steam recently. Troy Vincent, the NFL's head of operations, first mentioned the idea of bringing back a proving grounds for the..." June 10

  • Rams' Wells reworks contract

    ESPN.com "Rams starting center Scott Wells, entering the third year of a four-year deal, has redid his contract, according to a league source. Wells had his base salary for 2014 reduced from $5.5 million to $1 million, though he received a roster bonus of $1.65 million upon execution of the restructure..." June 09

  • Rams' Britt makes early impact at wide receiver

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "If anyone ever needed a fresh start, it’s new Rams wide receiver Kenny Britt. His five star-crossed seasons in Tennessee were a mix of off-field issues, injuries and flashes of big-play potential. But as the Rams begin the second week of the spring practices known as OTAs, Britt is all..." June 09