Rams Rumors & News

  • 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 23

  • 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

  • Rams, ex-Michigan OT Long commits $1M to camp

    Kansas City Star "St. Louis Rams and former Michigan offensive tackle Jake Long has committed to giving $1 million to a camp for children facing serious and life-threatening illnesses. Long's donation was announced at a fundraising event Saturday night. Earlier in the week, Long said North Star Reach in..." June 08

  • Sam Bradford doing more than expected at Rams’ OTAs

    Pro Football Talk "So many NFL players recovering from injuries in recent years have boasted that they’re “ahead of schedule” that it sometimes seems like it’s time to change the schedule. But Rams quarterback Sam Bradford does appear to be ahead of schedule in his recovery from a torn ACL. Bradford is doing more..." June 08

  • Brodine working to make the switch from DL to TE

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The last time Mason Brodine lined up at tight end, he was playing eight-man football for the Elm Creek High Buffaloes in Nebraska. “I was an eligible tackle, basically, so this is different, a lot different,’’ said Brodine, a former defensive lineman who has spent the past two seasons on the..." June 07

  • Rams' Michael Sam: 'I've got to step my game up'

    USA Today "St. Louis Rams defensive end Chris Long stood in a semi-circle of reporters after the team's organized team activity Friday, answering a question about LeBron James' Thursday night leg cramps in the NBA Finals. Michael Sam's voice cut into Long's answer, ringing out over the practice fields..." June 07

  • Michael Sam reportedly involved in scuffle at Rams' OTA

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "No less than three minor scuffles characterized a spirited Thursday practice at Rams Park. It was the first of the spring sessions known as OTAs open to the media, and just the second overall. New wide receiver Kenny Britt, the former Tennessee Titan, had a couple of highlight-reel catches..." June 07

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    Brian McCarthy @NFLprguy

    focusing on 3 cities for now to potentially host next year's Draft (NYC, Chi, LA). other cities remain in the mix

  • Roman numerals holiday: NFL not using them for Super Bowl 50

    Sporting News "There will be no Super Bowl L. Oh, don't worry, the NFL's annual championship game and crossover sports spectacle will still take place at the San Francisco 49ers' new Levi's Stadium in 2016. It just won't be labeled with a Roman numeral that translates to English shorthand for "loser." The..." June 05

  • Rookie Roberson eager to impress Rams

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Marcus Roberson refuses to let what happened — or didn’t happen — during last month’s NFL draft hold him back. “You can’t control the uncontrollable,’’ said Roberson, a former University of Florida cornerback who wasn’t picked and signed with the Rams as a free agent shortly after the draft. “My..." June 04

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    When Rams open minicamp this week, QB Sam Bradford will be ready to go; OT Jake Long will not. Both expected to be ready for regular season.

  • Report: NFLPA mulls change on how players get paid

    Fox Sports "The NFL Players Association is proposing an idea, which would assist players in managing their money by changing the pay cycles of their base salaries, according to a USA Today Sports report. The proposal would mean players would be paid on a bi-weekly schedule over a 52-week calendar year,..." June 03

  • Even Van Dyk was surprised when the Rams drafted him

    Fox Sports "Rams general manager Les Snead said he would have fun with the last few picks of the 2014 NFL Draft, which included three seventh-round selections. The first of those picks, offensive tackle Mitchell Van Dyk, was as surprised as anybody when St. Louis selected him at No. 226 overall. "I..." May 31

  • Source: Rams to sign two-time Pro Bowl pick Davin Joseph

    Fox Sports "The St. Louis Rams are adding a two-time Pro Bowl selection to their offensive line. FOX Sports has learned that former Tampa Bay right guard Davin Joseph is set to sign a free-agent contract with St. Louis. Contract details weren’t immediately available. Joseph, 30, had spent his entire..." May 28

  • Joyner focused on returning the favor

    ESPN.com "As Lamarcus Joyner waited for his name to be called through the NFL draft's first night and midway into the second round, he never let it bother him. “It didn’t matter where I went," Joyner said. "To me, I just wanted to play football. I just needed the opportunity. A lot of people were asking..." May 23

  • Ten NFL marquee matchups and odds every football fan must bet

    Covers.com "Las Vegas sports book CG Technologies, formerly known as Cantor Gaming, made a big splash in the NFL betting market last Friday night with their release of pointspreads for every NFL game from Week 1 through Week 16. Here, we take a look at 10 marquee matchups that, based on our numbers,..." May 21

  • Rams 'unlikely' for 'Hard Knocks'

    ESPN.com "Michael Sam is out of the TV spotlight, and the St. Louis Rams are hopeful of avoiding being the subject of another high-profile show. Coach Jeff Fisher told The Associated Press on Monday that it's "probably unlikely" the NFL will choose the Rams for HBO's "Hard Knocks." The Rams are among..." May 20

  • Rams' Joyner eager to make his mark

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Lamarcus Joyner’s football mantra — Everybody has a plan until they get hit — was forged on the sandlots near the Victory Homes projects in Liberty City, one of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.’s rougher neighborhoods. Joyner, a gifted defensive back from Florida State selected by the Rams in the second..." May 19

  • Gaines gets call from Rams while shooting pool

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Count University of Missouri cornerback E.J. Gaines among those who thought he’d get drafted somewhere in the middle rounds. But as Day 2 slipped into Day 3 of the NFL draft, Gaines had yet to get the call. It reached a point where he just had to get away from the television and out of the..." May 18

  • Hill eager to play for hometown Rams

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "As an undrafted rookie free agent with the Rams, Aaron Hill faces a battle to make the 53-man roster. But it is not a completely unfamiliar position for him. Hill, who starred in football, basketball and track at Lutheran High of St. Charles County, began his college football career as a..." May 17

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    Jim Thomas @jthom1

    Oprah Winfrey Network announces "postponement" of Michael Sam docu-series.

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    Manish Mehta @MMehtaNYDN

    Jets have claimed RB Daryl Richardson, who was waived by the Rams yesterday (per league's transaction wire) #nyj

  • Michael Sam didn't tell Rams about Oprah documentary plan

    CBSSports.com "If Michael Sam's trying to make a seamless transition to the NFL, then making a documentary produced by the Oprah Winfrey Network may not be the best idea. According to ESPN.com, Sam didn't tell the Rams about the documentary and at least one St. Louis player believes the documentary could end up..." May 15

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    Aaron Wilson @RavensInsider

    Rams cut Daryl Richardson, Emmanuel McCray, Graham Pocic

  • Michael Sam says he was originally going to come out after the NFL Draft

    USA Today "Michael Sam made history on February 9th, when the first-team All-American and defensive player of the year in the SEC publicly announced he was gay. When the St. Louis Rams selected Sam with the 249th pick in the NFL Draft, Sam became the first openly gay player selected in the history of the..." May 14

  • Oprah Winfrey Network Producing Michael Sam Documentary Series

    The Wrap "College football star and recent NFL draft pick Michael Sam will be the subject of a documentary series on the Oprah Winfrey Network. Sam, who won the Co-Defensive Player of the Year honor as a defensive end at the University of Missouri, was recently drafted by the St. Louis Rams and is..." May 14

  • Source: New NFL policy to reduce pot discipline

    ESPN.com "It would be too late to help Josh Gordon, Will Hill or anyone else in danger of lengthy suspensions for violations of current rules. But when and if the NFL's new drug policy is finalized and announced, it will include changes specific to marijuana and other drugs of abuse. A source told..." May 14

  • Michael Sam: “I’m blessed”

    Pro Football Talk "Rams defensive end Michael Sam thinks he’s landed in the right place. Sam, who became the NFL’s first openly gay player when he was drafted by the Rams on Saturday, was formally introduced at a press conference in St. Louis today. Sam thanked Rams coach Jeff Fisher, owner Stan Kroenke and..." May 13

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    Nick Wagoner @nwagoner

    Quick #Rams note: DE Mason Brodine has moved to tight end and switched numbers to No. 86. Creates opening at 96 for Michael Sam.

  • Rams are leaning toward Robinson playing guard in 2014

    Pro Football Talk "The Rams selected tackle Greg Robinson with the second overall pick in the draft. But Robinson may not be playing tackle in St. Louis, at least not initially. Appearing on Monday’s edition of PFT Live, Rams G.M. Les Snead said that Robinson could begin his career in a different location on the..." May 12

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    The @NFL is suspending #Rams WR Stedman Bailey for 4 games for violating the league’s policy on performing enhancing substance, source says

  • Dolphins fine, suspend safety Don Jones for tweets about St. Louis Rams linebacker Michael Sam

    Miami Herald "The Dolphins swiftly and publicly reprimanded Don Jones late Sunday for his Twitter remarks critical of Michael Sam, fining him and barring him from team activities until he undergoes sensitivity training. In a statement released by the team, Jones apologized for tweeting “omg” and “horrible”..." May 12

  • Michael Sam jerseys No.2 selling among all NFL rookies

    OutSports.com "Orders for Michael Sam's St. Louis Rams jerseys were the second-highest of any NFL rookie drafted this weekend. According to the NFL, the top-five rankings as of Monday morning include three quarterbacks, the No. 1 pick in the whole draft...and Michael Sam: 1. Johnny Manziel, Cleveland..." May 12