Rams Rumors & News

  • NFL expected to hire 17 full-time officials, league exec says

    Sporting News "Help appears to be on the way for NFL officiating. Amid a season of questionable calls, NFL executive Troy Vincent told The Associated Press on Thursday that the league is expected to hire as many as 17 full-time officials. The new batch of hires will increase game-day officiating crews from..." December 01

  • Rams explain how Jeff Fisher wasn't really mixing up names of Patriots RBs

    Fox Sports "Rams coach Jeff Fisher came under some fire on Wednesday after his conference call with members of the New England media. Ahead of LA’s meeting with the Patriots on Sunday, Fisher was asked about New England’s three-headed monster at running back: LeGarrette Blount, Dion Lewis and James..." December 01

  • Rams' Jeff Fisher 'not concerned' about job security

    NFL.com "Jeff Fisher knows your bits. The Los Angeles Rams' coach has heard the "7-9 bull----" jokes the social-media herd churns out with euphoric delight at his team's expense. Now that the Rams (4-7) would be lucky to get to that mediocre mark, Fisher was asked about the line he famously uttered..." December 01

  • Adam Schefter signs five-year extension with ESPN

    CBS Sports "ESPN Insider Adam Schefter missed on breaking possibly the biggest news of the night Wednesday. Then again, when you are the news, there might be a different protocol. Filed to SI.com by media critic Richard Deitsch Wednesday evening, the four-letter network out of Bristol, CT has extended the..." December 01

  • Snoop Dogg calls for the Rams to fire Jeff Fisher

    Sportsnaut "Not only is Eric Dickerson a Los Angeles Rams legend, he also happens to be a legend around Los Angeles as well. So with news swirling that current Rams head coach Jeff Fisher banned Dickerson from the sidelines for disparaging comments (more on that here), certain fans and pundits have come..." November 30

  • Judging Jeff Fisher on His Record is "totally unfair" According to Rams' COO

    The Big Lead "Yes! Despite Jeff Fisher’s Rams falling to 4-7, after a 3-1 start that had him talking smack to Bruce Arians, he might not be in trouble after all. Sure, this is Fisher’s fifth season with the Rams and they haven’t even gone 8-8 yet, but he’s been dealing with a lot. Here are some quotes from..." November 30

  • Jeff Fisher is “moving on” from the Eric Dickerson controversy

    Pro Football Talk "Hall of Fame running back Eric Dickerson has launched a multi-media battle against Rams coach Jeff Fisher, giving multiple interviews and using Twitter with more zest and creativity than a President-Elect. Dickerson seems to be clearly motivated to continue indefinitely his anti-Fisher..." November 30

  • Report: NFL will ditch early-morning London games

    Pro Football Talk "When it comes to making the NFL’s product more attractive by making it more scarce, the NFL claims it won’t consider ditching or limiting Thursday Night Football. However, it reportedly will be ditching another fairly recent broadcasting practice. Via Joe Flint of the Wall Street Journal, the..." November 29

  • Rams executive: Jeff Fisher has ‘done a model job’

    Sportsnaut "In your daily dose of comedy, Los Angeles Rams chief operating officer Kevin Demoff stated that Rams head coach Jeff Fisher has done a “model job.” Demoff praised Fisher in a article by Steve Wyche of NFL.com. “We moved halfway across the country, then had OTAs in Oxnard. Training camp was..." November 29

  • If Jon Gruden leaves to coach, bring in Peyton Manning for ESPN's 'MNF'

    Sporting News "When NBC's Tony Dungy speaks, NFL people listen. The Super Bowl-winning coach-turned-TV analyst for "Football Night in America" may have put the nail in Rams coach Jeff Fisher's coffin for mishandling overall No. 1 pick Jared Goff. When Dungy was asked whether Fisher waited too long to start..." November 29

  • Eric Dickerson’s beef is with Jeff Fisher, who claims Dickerson is “always welcome”

    Pro Football Talk "Hall of Fame running back Eric Dickerson said Monday night that he was banned from the sideline during Rams games by head coach Jeff Fisher. Earlier Monday, Dickerson said on his radio show that he had been banned from the sideline over his criticism of the team. Monday night, he appeared on..." November 29

  • Eric Dickerson: Rams don’t want me on sidelines

    Sportsnaut "When you think about the Los Angeles Rams and success, one name above all others springs to mind — running back Eric Dickerson. As a rookie back in 1983, Dickerson burst onto the national scene by breaking the NFL rookie rushing record and spent four-plus seasons with the organization as one of..." November 29

  • Todd Gurley: Rams can’t keep going down ‘like little punks’

    Los Angeles Times "The playoffs seem far out of reach for the Rams, who have lost five of six games since their promising 3-1 start, including Sunday’s 49-21 shellacking at the hands of the New Orleans Saints in the Superdome. With three of the NFL’s best teams lined up on the early December schedule — at New..." November 28

  • Rams' Fisher expects Robinson to return after 'break'

    Los Angeles Times "The Rams built a doghouse large enough to accommodate a 6-foot-5, 332-pound human, and offensive lineman Greg Robinson pretty much spent the day in it Sunday. It was clear early last week that the Rams would bench the struggling left tackle, whose inconsistent play and penchant for penalties —..." November 28

  • Sean Payton sends cryptic tweet after pummeling Gregg Williams, Rams

    Larry Brown Sports "Sean Payton carried a little extra motivation with him into Sunday’s game against the Los Angeles Rams. If you didn’t know that at kickoff, you realized it when the New Orleans Saints coach ran a trick play for a touchdown that opened up a 49-21 lead in the fourth quarter. Still not enough to..." November 28

  • Jared Goff throws first career touchdown pass

    Pro Football Talk "Rams quarterback Jared Goff entered today’s game only 454 touchdown passes behind Saints quarterback Drew Brees. But on his first drive of the day, he got a little closer." November 27

  • Rams' former No. 2 overall pick Greg Robinson a healthy scratch vs. Saints

    NFL.com "The Rams' patience has worn out for left tackle Greg Robinson. The No. 2 overall pick of the 2014 draft is a healthy scratch Sunday versus the New Orleans Saints. Rodger Saffold started in Robinson's place on Jared Goff's blindside. The benching is the culmination of months worth of..." November 27

  • Brees tosses 4 TDs as Saints rout Rams

    The Sports Xchange "NEW ORLEANS -- New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton would never admit it, but this was intensely personal. It's no secret there was professional respect but not much love between Payton and his former defensive coordinator Gregg Williams, who directed a take-no-prisoners defense that forced..." November 27

  • Rams coaches Williams, Fisher argue as team gets blown out

    USA Today "Tensions are high for the L.A. Rams and the defense is struggling. Head coach Jeff Fisher and defensive coordinator Gregg Williams argued. The Rams rank No. 7 overall with 5.0 yards per game — but Los Angeles has allowed significantly more than that against the high-powered Saints..." November 27

  • Chargers and Rams continue to make headway on stadium deal in L.A.

    CBS Sports "With the Chargers out of stadium options in San Diego and now less than two months away from a window to execute an option to join the Rams in Los Angeles, ownership remains in close contact with Rams owner Stan Kroenke regarding a potential move. The tenor of those conversations has continued to..." November 27

  • Will the Rams bench left tackle Greg Robinson?

    Pro Football Talk "A week after elevating the No. 1 pick from the 2016 draft into the starting lineup, the Rams may be sending the No. 2 pick from 2014 to the bench. As explained by Jack Wang of the New York Daily News, the status of left tackle Greg Robinson remains unclear as the 4-6 team heads to New Orleans..." November 27

  • Gregg Williams returns to New Orleans for the first time since the bounty scandal

    Pro Football Talk "The New Orleans Saints had the entire franchise thrown off its axis more than four years ago, when the NFL suspended coach Sean Payton and defensive coordinator Gregg Williams for the full season for Williams’ role in the maintenance of a bounty program during the 2009 season. For the first time..." November 26

  • Troy Hill signed by Rams after they released him following DUI arrest

    Los Angeles Times "Cornerback Troy Hill, who was released by the Rams on Tuesday, cleared waivers and was re-signed to the practice squad Wednesday, a person with knowledge of the situation said. Hill, 25, was released by the team three days after he was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence. Hill..." November 25

  • Drew Brees on Rams game: ‘The most desperate team wins’

    Sportsnaut "The New Orleans Saints head into Week 12 with a 4-6 record and two games out of first place in the NFC South. They’ll be taking on a Los Angeles Rams squad that also boasts a 4-6 record. Unfortunately for Los Angeles, the Seattle Seahawks boast the second-best record in the NFC at 7-2-1. It..." November 24

  • John Madden on Thursday football: “It just doesn’t work”

    East Bay Times "One of Thanksgiving’s greatest traditions was listening to John Madden talk football and, even though he retired from the broadcast booth in 2009, Madden can still bring it. Madden, 80, is “feeling great” after battling multiple health issues, starting with heart surgery exactly a year..." November 24

  • Competition Committee to explore sideline cameras

    NFL.com "Two controversial sideline calls in two weeks have provoked questions as to how the league should review close plays along the boundaries. On Monday night, DeAndre Hopkins was ruled out of bounds on an early catch-and-run touchdown when it looked like his right foot had touched the white..." November 23

  • 9 NFL coaches who could be fired this season

    Fox Sports "Four straight losses have Mike McCarthy moving closer to the top of our hot seat rankings The unofficial second half of the NFL season begins this week as Thanksgiving is upon us. With it comes a clearer postseason picture and a whole bunch of teams that have no shot at the playoffs. Not..." November 23

  • Shannon Sharpe: NFL officiating so bad some fans think games are fixed

    Sporting News "NFL officiating has become so bad some fans think games are fixed. That was the serious charge leveled by Shannon Sharpe on FS1's "Undisputed" Tuesday after poor officiating marred the Raiders' 27-20 win Monday night against the Texans in Mexico City. The Pro Football Hall of Famer and..." November 23

  • Rams Release CB Troy Hill

    Pro Football Rumors "Days after being arrested for a DUI, the Rams announced that they have released cornerback Troy Hill. The team also announced that cornerback Dwayne Gratz has been waived and linebacker Josh Forrest has been placed on injured reserve. To take their spots, cornerback Michael Jordan and linebacker..." November 22

  • Fisher rationalizes Goff's shaky debut: 'You could see the light'

    ESPN "Jared Goff was a healthy scratch for the regular-season opener, but through hard work, he emerged as the No. 2 quarterback for the Rams behind Case Keenum. On Sunday against the Miami Dolphins, the No. 1 overall pick from this year's draft made his NFL debut. While it wasn't what Rams fans..." November 21

  • Quinn expected to play vs. Dolphins

    Pro Football Talk "Rams defensive end Robert Quinn’s week started with a trip to the hospital and it looks like it will end with him back in his usual spot in the starting lineup. Quinn was listed as questionable on the team’s Friday injury report after returning to practice earlier in the day and, per multiple..." November 20

  • Rams declare Troy Hill inactive vs. Dolphins after DUI arrest

    Pro Football Talk "When the Rams play the Dolphins on Sunday, cornerback Troy Hill won’t be in uniform. The Rams have announced that Hill will be inactive following a Saturday arrest for suspicion of DUI. “We are aware of the incident involving CB Troy Hill that occurred Saturday morning,” the team said in a..." November 20

  • No update from Rams on Fisher, Snead contracts

    Pro Football Talk "Rams owner Stan Kroenke recently went silent regarding the contract status of coach Jeff Fisher and G.M. Les Snead, referring reporters to Rams V.P. of football operations Kevin Demoff. So I asked Demoff for an update. “No updates on their contracts,” Demoff said via email." November 20

  • Dolphins beat Rams late to extend win streak

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- Trailing by 10 late in the fourth quarter, the Miami Dolphins were barely showing a pulse on offense. They were shut out to that point in another solid performance by the Los Angeles Rams defense. Suddenly, the Dolphins found life. "As long as there's time on the clock,..." November 20

  • NFL discussing moving start times of London games

    ESPN "In a continued effort to try to improve ratings, one idea the NFL is discussing is moving the 9:30 a.m. ET games played in London to a 1 p.m. ET start time, according to league sources. The idea would be to close a viewing window the NFL had created that extended the day and possibly detracted..." November 20

  • Rams Tempering Expectations For Rookie QB Jared Goff Today

    NFL Trade Rumors "Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reports that the Rams are tempering their expectations for No. 1 overall pick Jared Goff in his pro debut today. According to La Canfora, Goff hasn’t seen a significant uptick in recent practice time and had no advanced notice that the team was making a..." November 20

  • People 'don't understand the scale' of Los Angeles Rams' new stadium

    Sporting News "The shovels officially hit the ground this week to build the Los Angeles Rams' new stadium. At a cost of $2.6 billion, the project stands out as North America's most expensive sports facility. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell attended the event Thursday and was joined by Rams owner Stan Kroenke,..." November 19

  • L.A. Rams' Troy Hill Busted For Dui

    TMZ "L.A. Rams cornerback Troy Hill was busted for DUI after cops say he hit a semi truck on the freeway. Law enforcement sources tell TMZ Sports Hill was driving in a Mercedes on an L.A. freeway around 8 AM Saturday morning. Hill allegedly swerved over multiple lanes and crashed into the back of a..." November 19

  • Stan Kroenke sidesteps questions about Jeff Fisher’s contract

    Pro Football Talk "The Stan formerly known as Silent has become silent again. At least on one topic. Rams owner Stan Kroenke, addressing reporters at this week’s groundbreaking of the team’s new stadium complex in Inglewood, avoided questions about the status of coach Jeff Fisher and G.M. Les Snead. Each are in..." November 19

  • Rams won't 'scale back' offense for Goff

    NFL.com "The Los Angeles Rams waited months to hand over the keys of the offense to Jared Goff. The team insists it won't add a restrictor plate to an already low-gear offense when the rookie gets behind the wheel. "It's the same amount of plays, the same package," offensive coordinator Rob Boras said,..." November 18

  • Rams officially break ground on new stadium in Inglewood

    Fanrag Sports "NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and Los Angeles Rams’ owner Stan Kroenke broke ground at 2 p.m. Eastern Time on Thursday to begin the construction of the team’s new $2.5 billion stadium in Inglewood, California. Architects’ renderings show an 80,000-seat stadium and massive entertainment complex..." November 17

  • NFL changing schedule process for greater flexibility with international games

    Sporting News "Within the next two weeks, the NFL should know how many international games will be played in 2017 and the participating teams. But when it comes to announcing when and where those games will be played, the public and teams will have to wait. NFL executive vice president/International Mark..." November 17

  • Rams starting first-round pick Jared Goff but rookie CB Xavien Howard still not ready for the Miami Dolphins

    Miami Herald "While the Los Angeles Rams are working toward giving rookie quarterback Jared Goff his first NFL start on Sunday, their opponents -- staying on the west coast for a week -- are planning to do without their top rookie cornerback for at least another week. The Miami Dolphins’ plans for Sunday’s..." November 17

  • Rams concerned over Jared Goff’s readiness to play

    Sportsnaut "Cole highlights the concerns regarding his ability to handle blitzes, an issue stemming back to his time in college. It is stated by Cole’s source that the Rams will attempt to take pressure off of Goff by going with a run-heavy approach in Sunday’s game against the Miami Dolphins. In all..." November 17

  • Rams coach Jeff Fisher says ex-NFL RB Isaiah Pead's career over after car accident

    ESPN "Rams coach Jeff Fisher said former NFL and University of Cincinnati running back Isaiah Pead's playing career is over as a result of the injuries he sustained in a car crash in Columbus, Ohio. Pead was critically injured in a single-car accident on Saturday, when he drove off the side of..." November 16

  • Rams to Start No. 1 Pick Goff Sunday

    Pro Football Talk "The first overall pick in the 2016 NFL draft is finally about to get on the field. The Rams will start Jared Goff on Sunday against the Dolphins, Chris Mortensen of ESPN reports. That reverses what coach Jeff Fisher said two days ago, when he insisted that Case Keenum would remain the team’s..." November 15

  • Rams DE Robert Quinn reportedly has been released from the hospital

    Fox Sports "Los Angeles Rams defensive end Robert Quinn has been released from the hospital one day after he admitted himself with what the team called a non-football-related illness, according to NFL.com. The Rams announced midday Monday that Quinn was hospitalized, then coach Jeff Fisher told reporters..." November 15

  • NFL players headed to Capitol Hill to talk police relations and race issues, may meet with Paul Ryan

    ESPN "Five NFL players on Wednesday will travel to Capitol Hill to discuss police brutality and race issues with members of Congress, including a possible meeting with Speaker of the House Paul Ryan. The meetings were conceived by Detroit Lions wide receiver Anquan Boldin, who is known for his..." November 15

  • When will Jared Goff be ready? Goff believes he is

    Pro Football Talk "The Rams consistently have said that quarterback Jared Goff will start when he’s ready. The fact that he’s not starting means (duh) that he’s not. Goff has a different view of the situation. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Goff believes he’s ready now. The more accurate statement,..." November 14

  • Rams DE Robert Quinn Admitted Himself To Hospital With Non-Football Illness

    NFL Trade Rumors "The Los Angeles Rams announced that DE Robert Quinn admitted himself to a hospital Monday morning with a non-football related illness. According to the Rams, Quinn is in the stable condition right now. Quinn, 26, is a former first-round pick of the Rams back in 2011. He’s currently in the..." November 14