Rams Rumors & News

  • 10 best players still available in 2017 NFL Draft

    Larry Brown Sports "The first round of the 2017 NFL Draft has officially come to a close and 32 players now have a new home. But what about all the players who remain? What about those who unexpectedly fell? And just how far will those with question-mark players continue to fall? Each of those are legitimate..." April 28

  • Rams are expected to try to improve offense through draft

    Los Angeles Times "A deep dive into analytics is not required to identify the Rams’ needs going into the NFL draft. For the last two seasons, the Rams ranked last in the league in offense. Last year, they tried to remedy the problem by trading to the top of the draft to select quarterback Jared Goff, but that..." April 27

  • Mixed signals from Rams on Trumaine Johnson

    Pro Football Talk "The Rams opted to apply the franchise tag to cornerback Trumaine Johnson for a second time, despite the 20-percent raise over last year’s eight-figure salary. Since then, mixed signals have emerged as to whether the Rams will keep him under the one-year, $16.74 million tender (which he has..." April 26

  • Jackie Slater and Jack Youngblood among former Rams to announce draft picks

    Los Angeles Times "Pro football Hall of Famers Jackie Slater and Jack Youngblood are among former Rams players who will announce the team’s draft picks on Friday and Saturday. The Rams do not have a first-round pick in Thursday night’s first round, so their initial selection will be made Friday with the fifth..." April 25

  • 'Bloodbath' in Bristol: ESPN could cut 70 people

    Sporting News "The layoffs at ESPN might turn out worse than predicted, sources tell Sporting News. The Worldwide Leader in Sports could cut around 70 TV/radio anchors, reporters, analysts and online writers over coming days and weeks, sources said. That would be worse than the 40 to 50 on-air talents..." April 25

  • Trumaine Johnson won’t be traded

    Pro Football Talk "Not every player who is available for trade gets traded. And at a certain point, the team realizes it can’t reach a deal, and begins the process of rebuilding a bridge. According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the Rams won’t be dealing cornerback Trumaine Johnson. The Rams have..." April 24

  • Rams waive Tre’ Jackson after failed physical

    Pro Football Talk "Guard Tre’ Jackson’s stay on the Rams roster turned out to be a short one. Jackson was claimed off of waivers last week after the 2015 third-round pick’s time with the Patriots came to an end. He was back on the market a day later, however. Jackson failed his physical with the team and was..." April 23

  • JuJu Smith-Schuster says Cowboys and Rams have shown the most interest

    Pro Football Talk "As USC receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster prepares for the 2017 draft, he says two teams have shown the strongest desire to secure his services. The Cowboys and the Rams have shown the most interest, Smith-Schuster said on Friday’s PFT Live. While Smith-Schuster said he doesn’t have a wish list of..." April 22

  • Rams needed geography lesson, didn’t know where Jacksonville is on the map

    Yardbarker "The Los Angeles Rams apparently needed help remembering where Jacksonville is on the U.S. map, based on a recent Instagram post detailing the team’s flight plans for the upcoming season. It’s not a big faux pas that will hurt anyone, but it sure is funny. Based on the image, it appears whoever..." April 22

  • Rams provide a look at how they learned their schedule

    Pro Football Talk "NFL fans learn their teams’ schedules by watching TV or checking them out online, but how do the teams themselves find out? The Rams answered that question by posting a video that shows exactly how they found out their schedule: NFL Senior Director of Broadcast Michael North called the team..." April 21

  • Get ready for chaos when the Rams and Chargers host games at the same time

    Los Angeles Times "If freeway traffic gets bad enough, does it actually move backward? We could find out this NFL season when, in the rarest of scheduling rarities, the Rams and Chargers will play simultaneous home games at the Coliseum and StubHub Center, respectively. That hasn’t happened in the same market..." April 21

  • NFL owners chipped in millions to fund President Trump’s inauguration events

    Sporting News "Redskins owner Daniel Snyder was among many high-rolling sports figures to contribute to President Donald Trump's inaugural festivities, including six other NFL owners who donated $1 million, The Washington Post reported, citing a Federal Election Commission filing it obtained. The Republican..." April 20

  • Phil Simms joining CBS’ The NFL Today as studio analyst

    Sportsnaut "CBS announced Wednesday that Phil Simms will be joining the show The NFL Today as a studio analyst. Simms had previously made it clear he wasn’t done working in broadcasting after being bumped for Tony Romo in the live booth next to Jim Nantz. A consummate professional, we expect Simms to..." April 19

  • Poll: 87 percent of NFL fans oppose their team drafting player with history of violence against women

    Sportsnaut "According to one poll, the majority of NFL fans aren’t on board with their favorite team drafting a player who has physically abused a woman. “A Marist poll conducted for HBO’s Real Sports found that the vast majority of fans — 87 percent — say that they would oppose their favorite NFL team..." April 19

  • NFL Draft may not have what Rams need at receiver

    L.A. Daily News "One of Los Angeles’ NFL teams is perfectly positioned to land one of the three standout receivers in this month’s draft. Unfortunately for the Rams, it’s the Chargers. With the No. 7 overall pick, the Chargers seem more likely to lean toward one of the draft’s top two safeties. By the time of..." April 18

  • Aaron Donald doing “same thing” in new defense

    Pro Football Talk "The Rams ended their long relationship with Jeff Fisher after the end of last season and new head coach Sean McVay hired Wade Phillips to run the defense in Los Angeles. Phillips’ arrival means that the Rams will be transitioning to running a 4-3 under Fisher and Gregg Williams to running the..." April 14

  • Raiders to sign Lynch, pending trade

    TSN "Marshawn Lynch has decided to unretire to join the Oakland Raiders, according to NFL Network's Michael Silver. Silver reports Lynch has agreed to terms with the Raiders, but now must be traded by the Seattle Seahawks. The Seahawks still own Lynch's rights since he walked away after the 2015..." April 14

  • Several Rams defensive players are due for an extension

    ESPN "Wednesday's move was merely a precursor, a warm-up -- a contractual formality setting up a complex series of negotiations. The Los Angeles Rams exercised their fifth-year option on Aaron Donald's rookie contract, one that will pay the game's best interior defender a little less than $6.9..." April 14

  • Jerry Jones was in cahoots with Stan Kroenke to get Rams to L.A., lawsuit says

    Sporting News "Did Jerry Jones conspire with Stan Kroenke to get the Rams to Los Angeles? According to a lawsuit filed in St. Louis, that's exactly what happened. The St. Louis Regional Convention and Sports Complex Authority as well as St. Louis city and county are suing the NFL and its 32 owners for damages..." April 12

  • NFL players on the trading block: Big names who could get dealt

    ESPN "Of all the potential NFL offseason storylines, "Seahawks trade Richard Sherman" would have ranked among the least believable two or three months ago. Yet, here we are. Sherman and the Seahawks, one of the most beautiful and successful pairings of player and NFL organization in the past..." April 12

  • Rams Exercise Fifth-Year Option For DT Aaron Donald

    Pro Football Rumors "The Rams have exercised Aaron Donald‘s fifth-year option for the 2018 season, Field Yates of ESPN.com tweets. The option is worth $6.892MM and is guaranteed for injury. The move was an absolute no-brainer for Los Angeles. Donald has been playing at an elite level in each of his three NFL..." April 12

  • NFL Relocation Fees Are Revenues The Players Will Never Touch

    Deadspin "NFL owners are poised to rake in a fortune from the recent franchise relocations of the Rams, Chargers, and Raiders. Those owners naturally won’t be sharing a penny from that windfall with the players. As a condition of approving all three franchise moves in the last 15 months, the league..." April 11

  • NFL releases 2017 preseason schedule

    NFL.com "The NFL released the entire 2017 preseason schedule Monday. The 65-game slate features eight nationally televised matchups, including a game between the Chargers and Rams at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on Aug. 26 at 8 p.m. ET. The 2017 preseason will kick off Thursday, Aug. 3 (NBC, 8 p.m...." April 11

  • Jared Goff: Rams ‘a lot closer than people may think’

    Sportsnaut "The Los Angeles Rams are a work in progress, to say the least, after finishing 2016 with a dismal 4-12 record. Taking the glass half-full approach is second-year quarterback Jared Goff, who shared his opinion of the team looking ahead. This is a fabulous approach to have starting out fresh in..." April 10

  • NFL Fining Players Who Participated In Vegas Arm Wrestling Event

    CBS Pittsburgh "Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison is reportedly getting fined by the NFL, but not for what you might think. Over the weekend Harrison and dozens of other current and former NFL players reportedly participated in the Pro Football Arm Wrestling Championship at the MGM Grand Hotel &..." April 10

  • Rams part with 4 scouts, 3 weeks before draft

    Pro Football Talk "NFL personnel department changes are fairly common in the spring, mainly because the scouting calendar does not end in the regular season as it does with coaches but instead continues through the draft. That’s why the Rams’ moves are somewhat unusual. With the draft less than three weeks..." April 09

  • Rams still working on long-term extension for Johnson

    Pro Football Rumors "The Rams would have preferred to trade franchise-tagged cornerback Trumaine Johnson before their offseason program begins on Monday, and while a deal is still possible, Los Angeles may now attempt to work out an extension with Johnson prior to the July 15 deadline, according to Alden Gonzalez of..." April 09

  • Kenny Britt said he felt betrayed by Rams

    Larry Brown Sports "Kenny Britt is with a new team after three seasons with the Rams, and it appears he is not happy about that. Britt recorded himself on Instagram Live Thursday night and said he felt betrayed by the Rams not signing him, according to Turf Show Times. Turf Show Times, a site that covers the..." April 09

  • Offense or defense: Which should be the Rams' draft focus?

    ESPN "The offense lacks impact talent, but includes several developing young players. The defense has plenty of talent, but not enough quality players under team control beyond the 2017 season. And that prompts an interesting question: Where should the Los Angeles Rams steer their focus in the upcoming..." April 07

  • Rams sign Nickell Robey-Coleman

    Pro Football Talk "The Rams have added another cornerback to the roster ahead of the start of their offseason program. That program gets underway on April 10 and Nickell Robey-Coleman will be one of the players invited to take part in the voluntary work. The Rams announced on Friday that they have signed the..." April 07

  • Melvin Gordon doesn't want rivalry with Todd Gurley

    NFL.com "The atmosphere is ripe for a running back rivalry in Los Angeles, but fellow 2015 first-round picks Todd Gurley and Melvin Gordon don't seem interested in sizing each other up now that they'll be playing for the same city. "It's what you guys make it," Gordon told ESPN.com. "At the end of the..." April 06

  • Richard Sherman availability makes Trumaine Johnson trade difficult

    ESPN "The Seattle Seahawks have been unconventionally open about the possibility of trading star cornerback Richard Sherman, a three-time first-team All-Pro who, at 29, is still considered one of the game's best at his position. As if finding a taker for Trumaine Johnson weren't difficult..." April 06

  • Rams Signing Veteran C John Sullivan

    NFL Trade Rumors "Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the Rams are signing veteran C John Sullivan to a contract on Wednesday. The Rams were clearly in the market for a new center after they released Tim Barnes a few weeks ago and it appears as though they’ve settled on Sullivan after recently bringing him in..." April 05

  • Amazon Scores With Live-Streaming Rights For NFL 'TNF' Package

    Sports Business Daily "Amazon will replace Twitter in live streaming the NFL’s “Thursday Night Football.” The company will livestream the 10 “TNF” games carried by CBS and NBC as part of a one-year deal that the league announced late Tuesday. Amazon paid $50M for the rights, substantially more than the $10M that Twitter..." April 05

  • Report: Rams moving former No. 2 overall pick Greg Robinson to right tackle

    Fanrag Sports "Greg Robinson has not fared well as an NFL left tackle, and the Los Angeles Rams will have a decision to make regarding this future soon. For now, though, a position change is coming. And it won’t yet involve Robinson making the move inside to guard. As the Rams begin their offseason program..." April 04

  • Hard Knocks will remain on HBO with new four-year deal

    Awful Announcing "When it comes to sports documentaries, HBO’s Hard Knocks was revolutionary. It may be impossible to believe it now, but Hard Knocks has been around since 2001 when the Baltimore Ravens first took the plunge to allow HBO cameras into their training camp. Since that time the NFL has had a team..." April 03

  • 7 NFL teams that should take a chance on Josh Gordon if he’s reinstated

    Fox Sports "Josh Gordon has been out of the NFL since 2014. He was suspended for all of 2015, and was banned indefinitely last season after being briefly reinstated in July. He’s a super talented wide receiver who proved to be exactly that in 2013, but his off-field troubles have prevented him from realizing..." April 02

  • Vikings bring in former Rams QB Case Keenum

    NFL.com "The Vikings have found insurance for Teddy Bridgewater at backup quarterback. Minnesota has agreed to terms with former Rams quarterback Case Keenum on a one-year, $2 million deal, NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported, via a source informed of the details of the contract. Although Sam..." April 01

  • 'Hard Knocks' series about Rams garners four Sports Emmy nominations

    Los Angeles Times "The Rams’ performance in their return to Los Angeles last season was anything but award-worthy. But a television production documenting their 2016 training camp is in line for possible honors. HBO’s “Hard Knocks: Training camp with the Los Angeles Rams” garnered four Sports Emmy..." March 31

  • NFL concussion settlement takes nasty turn

    ESPN "The $1 billion NFL concussion settlement -- nearly six years in the making yet still to deliver a penny to former players and their families for brain injuries stemming from football -- is revealing the underbelly of the legal system to former players and their families. As they finally close..." March 29

  • NFL: Concussions dropped by around 10 percent

    Fanrag Sports "According to the NFL, concussions dropped in 2016, falling by around 10 percent. That would make it appear that the strict concussion protocol has been working. Since the lawsuit, the NFL has been working to cut back on concussions. They originally rose with the new protocol, but the NFL..." March 28

  • 2017 NFL schedule: League reportedly hoping to unveil full schedule in late April

    CBS Sports "The release of the NFL schedule has become much more than an announcement with a long list of football games to be played in the future. It’s become a full-blown spectacle, with a three- or four-hour television program planned around it on multiple networks. This despite everyone already knowing..." March 28

  • Leaping block attempts on field goals, extra points expected to be banned

    ESPN "NFL owners are expected to pass a rule on Tuesday that will prohibit players from leaping over linemen to try to block field goal and extra-point attempts, sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter. Sources said the league feels the play is too dangerous and a player could get flipped over and..." March 28

  • NFL Owners Approve Raiders' Relocation Proposal

    NBC New York "NFL owners have given the Oakland Raiders the green light to continue with their current home in the East Bay in favor of Las Vegas. Stay tuned for updates. Monday could be the day many fans of the "Silver and Black" have feared for years. NFL owners stationed in Phoenix could vote as..." March 28

  • The NFL has an odd rule about refs visiting Las Vegas during the regular season

    CBS Sports "If the Raiders want to have an officiating crew at the first game they play in Las Vegas, then the NFL is going to have change one of its weirdest rules, which you probably didn’t even know about: NFL refs aren’t allowed to visit Sin City during the season. Under current league policy, every..." March 27

  • NFL owners to rake in absurd money in Rams, Chargers and Raiders relocation fees

    Sportsnaut "NFL owners are in Phoenix, Arizona for the Annual League Meeting, and they’re expected to approve a proposal that would send the Oakland Raiders to Las Vegas. Now we have at least one idea about why there is so much overwhelming support for the proposed move, as it means more money in the..." March 27

  • Redskins bolster WR corps by adding Quick

    ESPN "The Washington Redskins signed Brian Quick on Friday, adding to the team's depth chart at wide receiver after losing two starters earlier this month. Quick's agreement was announced by his agents on Twitter and later confirmed by the team. Earlier this month, wide receivers DeSean Jackson..." March 24

  • USC's JuJu Smith-Schuster would welcome staying home to play for Rams or Chargers

    Los Angeles Times "The Rams added a former USC receiver to the roster when they signed free agent Robert Woods, the Trojans’ all-time receptions leader. Could they add another in next month’s NFL draft? ADVERTISING USC’s JuJu Smith-Schuster, who attended Long Beach Poly High, said Wednesday that he would be..." March 23

  • Dunbar, Barwin have two main reasons for signing with Rams

    Los Angeles Times "Familiarity with defensive coordinator Wade Phillips was too enticing, the opportunity to reunite too good for linebacker Connor Barwin to pass up. For running back Lance Dunbar, it was a chance to expand his role in Coach Sean McVay’s multiple-threat offense. On Wednesday, Barwin and Dunbar..." March 23

  • ESPN formally announces Suzy Kolber, Samantha Ponder, Trey Wingo to head NFL studio shows

    Awful Announcing "Three weeks ago, Jim Miller reported that ESPN would replace Chris Berman with a trio of studio hosts: Trey Wingo, Suzy Kolber and Samantha Ponder. On Thursday, ESPN finally confirmed the news, announcing that Kolber will host Monday Night Countdown, Ponder will lead Sunday NFL Countdown and Wingo..." March 23