Rams Rumors & News

  • Bears Sign RB Benny Cunningham To One-Year Deal

    NFL Trade Rumors "The Chicago Bears announced Tuesday night that they’ve signed RB Benny Cunningham to a one-year contract. Cunningham, 25, wound up signing on with the Rams as an undrafted free agent out of Middle Tennessee State back in 2013. He’s managed to make the 53-man roster each of his four years in the..." March 22

  • Raiders' relocation fee is reportedly far less than what Chargers, Rams paid

    CBS Sports "The Oakland Raiders, if they get their way, will soon become the Las Vegas Raiders. The team has been working on securing financing for a stadium in Las Vegas, and when Bank of America stepped up after billionaire hotel magnate Sheldon Adelson dropped out, the Raiders moved closer to making the..." March 22

  • John Sullivan visits with center-needy Rams

    Pro Football Talk "The Rams released last year’s starting center Tim Barnes and tried to bring in a replacement by signing Ryan Groy to an offer sheet as a restricted free agent, but the Bills matched and kept Groy in Buffalo. The next option for the team appears to be John Sullivan. Alden Gonzalez of ESPN.com..." March 21

  • Bonsignore: Rams have gotten better, but still have much more to do

    L.A. Daily News "A steady hum of construction work echoes 24/7 across 298 acres in Inglewood these days. From which, a grand, new stadium will eventually be erected for the Los Angeles Rams and Chargers. Nearly 50 miles away in Thousand Oaks, a different sort of job site is buzzing. Going back to the day the..." March 19

  • Slim pickings remain in free agency

    Pro Football Talk "There aren’t many big moves left to make in free agency. Sure, there’s still the question of whether our No. 1 free agent, Le’Veon Bell, will sign a long-term deal in Pittsburgh or play this season on the franchise tag. And there are big names out there like Adrian Peterson, Jamaal Charles and..." March 18

  • Rams address needs, find scheme fits with Connor Barwin, Lance Dunbar

    ESPN "Rams fans, a message from Meat Loaf. Yes, Meat Loaf. Don't be sad, 'cause two out of three ain't bad. The Los Angeles Rams on Thursday failed to land the center they targeted, when the Bills decided to match the Rams' offer sheet for Ryan Groy. But the Rams did sign linebacker Connor Barwin..." March 17

  • Lance Dunbar signs with Rams

    Pro Football Talk "Running back Lance Dunbar’s visit with the Rams went well. Adam Caplan of ESPN reports that Dunbar has agreed to terms on a contract with the team. The deal is for one year and up to $3 million. Dunbar returned from a 2015 torn ACL to play in 13 games for the Cowboys last season, but Ezekiel..." March 16

  • Connor Barwin visiting the Rams

    Pro Football Talk "With the Rams transitioning to a 3-4 defense under new coordinator Wade Phillips, they need some guys familiar with the scheme. So it makes sense that they’re looking at one who has experience there. According to Gary Klein of the Los Angeles Times, Barwin is visiting the Rams today. Barwin..." March 15

  • DA: No charges vs. Rams DE Ethan Westbooks pending further investigation

    ESPN "The Sacramento County district attorney's office on Tuesday said it has declined to file charges against Los Angeles Rams defensive end Ethan Westbrooks pending further investigation, according to the Los Angeles Times. Westbrooks was arrested March 5 on suspicion of domestic violence after..." March 15

  • Rams Re-Sign K Greg Zuerlein To Three-Year, $6.75M Deal

    NFL Trade Rumors "The Los Angeles Rams announced Tuesday that they’ve reached an agreement with K Greg Zuerlein on a three-year deal. Mike Garafolo reports that Zuerlein’s three-year contract is worth $6.75 million. Zuerlein, 29, is a former six-round pick of the Rams back in 2012. He played out his rookie..." March 14

  • Rams met with DeMarcus Ware before he announced retirement after 12 seasons

    Los Angeles Times "Congratulatory messages and salutes were all over Twitter on Monday after longtime NFL defensive standout DeMarcus Ware announced his retirement. Ware played linebacker and end for the Dallas Cowboys and the Denver Broncos during his 12-year career, and he thrived under new Rams defensive..." March 14

  • Kayvon Webster visiting with Rams

    Pro Football Talk "Cornerback Kayvon Webster didn’t re-sign with the Broncos ahead of free agency and now he’s hitting the road in search of a team for the 2017 season. His first stop will feature a familiar face on the other side of the table. Webster tweeted a shot of a plane ticket taking him to Los Angeles on..." March 13

  • Dolphins Make Bizarre Changes to Newly-Acquired DE's Contract

    12 Up "After arriving in Miami just a few days ago, William Hayes will not be with the Dolphins for the long-term, it would seem. The defensive end, who was acquired from the Los Angeles Rams just last week, restructured his contract with the team in a rather interesting and unusual way. See ya,..." March 13

  • Tre Mason released by Rams, never reported to team during '16 season

    ESPN "The Los Angeles Rams formally waived troubled running back Tre Mason on Friday, a decision that was long considered inevitable. Mason, a third-round pick out of Auburn in 2014, never reported to the team last season and spent the entire year in and out of legal trouble. At one point, TMZ..." March 11

  • Reports: Rams release TE Lance Kendricks, DE Eugene Sims

    Pro Football Talk "In addition to swinging a late-night trade with the Miami Dolphins, the Los Angeles Rams released a few veterans on Thursday night. According to multiple reports, the Rams have decided to release tight end Lance Kendricks and defensive end Eugene Sims. The release of center Tim Barnes was also..." March 10

  • Former Rams DE: ‘Got traded today for a stapler and a coffee machine’

    Sportsnaut "Veteran defensive end William Hayes was traded to the Miami Dolphins after playing with the Los Angeles Rams for five seasons. The trade consisted of bundling up Hayes and a seventh-round pick to the Dolphins in exchange for the Rams receiving a sixth-round pick in this year’s draft. It seemed..." March 10

  • Rams deal William Hayes to Dolphins

    NFL.com "The Los Angeles Rams are sending defensive end William Hayes to the Miami Dolphins. In a trade announced late Thursday night, Los Angeles said the Dolphins have agreed to send their sixth-round pick (No. 206) in exchange for Hayes and the Rams' seventh-round pick (No. 223). "Will has been an..." March 10

  • Rams add backup quarterback Aaron Murray

    Pro Football Talk "The Rams were plagued by poor quarterback play last season, and now they’ve added a new quarterback. Not that they’re expecting him to play. Aaron Murray, who has bounced around the league but never played in a regular-season game, has signed with the Rams. Murray was a 2014 fifth-round pick..." March 09

  • Rams Signing WR Robert Woods To Five-Year, $39M Deal

    NFL Trade Rumors "Adam Schefter is reporting that the Rams are signing Bills free agent WR Robert Woods to a contract on Thursday. Schefter adds that Woods receives a five-year, $39 million contract with $15 million guaranteed. Woods, 24, is a former second-round pick of the Bills back in 2013. He has played..." March 09

  • Andrew Whitworth to sign with Rams

    Pro Football Talk "The Bengals were optimistic they could re-sign offensive tackle Andrew Whitworth. But they won’t. Whitworth plans to sign with the Rams today on a three-year deal worth a total of $36 million with $15 million guaranteed and $13 million coming in the first year of the contract. That puts..." March 09

  • “Significant” Trade Interest In Rams CB Trumaine Johnson

    NFL Trade Rumors "Vincent Bonsignore reports that there has been “significant interest” from other teams in trading for Rams franchise CB Trumaine Johnson. However, Los Angeles’ asking price is reportedly high for him. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media is reporting that the Rams are in discussions with several teams..." March 08

  • Rams Place Original-Round Tender On DT Dominique Easley

    NFL Trade Rumors "The Los Angeles Rams announced Tuesday that they’ve placed an original-round tender on restricted free agent DT Dominique Easley. The original-round tender will cost the Rams around $1.797 million for the 2017 season and give them the right of first refusal for any offer sheet he receives..." March 07

  • Report: Trumaine Johnson the subject of trade talks

    Pro Football Talk "Cornerback Trumaine Johnson signed his franchise tender on Monday, but that may not be the end of offseason intrigue concerning his future with the club. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the Rams are talking with several other teams about a trade involving Johnson. Johnson could have..." March 07

  • Rams' Ethan Westbrooks arrested on suspicion of domestic violence

    ESPN "Ethan Westbrooks, a defensive lineman for the Rams, was arrested Sunday night in Sacramento on suspicion of domestic violence. Police had responded to a call regarding a child custody dispute at 9:06 p.m. PT and found injuries to the upper body of the mother of one of Westbrooks' children. An..." March 07

  • Rams’ revised uniforms are an awkward half-measure

    Pro Football Talk "The Rams blew a golden opportunity during their annual Color Rush game by not eradicating the gold from uniforms worn below blue helmets and white horns. For 2017 and 2018, the mistake will be repeated on a regular basis. The good news? The team has dumped the gold from the helmets and the..." March 03

  • Rams GM insists moving up to draft Jared Goff was right move and would do it again

    CBS Sports "Almost a year after trading a bevy of picks to the Tennessee Titans to draft quarterback Jared Goff with the first pick in last April’s NFL Draft, Los Angeles Rams general manager Les Snead said here this week that he would make the same move all over again. Even though Goff started just seven..." March 03

  • Tony Romo market likely limited to four teams

    Larry Brown Sports "Tony Romo is reportedly likely to land with one of four teams whenever and however the Dallas Cowboys choose to part ways with him. According to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, Romo “covets” the Houston Texans and Denver Broncos. La Canfora has also heard that the Los Angeles Rams and San..." March 03

  • Rams G.M. knows an Aaron Donald mega-deal is coming, maybe soon

    Pro Football Talk "Among the topics Rams General Manager Les Snead discussed at the NFL Scouting Combine Thursday was a potential new contract for star defensive tackle Aaron Donald. Donald is going to make a lot of money. The Rams know this, and Snead said they’re willing to pay it. “It’s definitely coming,”..." March 02

  • NFLPA boss DeMaurice Smith says he wants weed treated as health issue, like concussions

    USA Today "The NFL Players Association plans to propose updates to the collectively bargained substance abuse policy that repositions marijuana use as a player health and safety issue, along the same lines as revisions to concussion protocol in recent years. NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith told..." March 02

  • Rams GM on Aaron Donald: An extension is coming, he deserves a raise

    Sportsnaut "Since entering the NFL as a first-round pick back in 2014, Aaron Donald has been one of the best football players on the planet. He absolutely dominated on the defensive line for the then St. Louis Rams in his first two seasons, taking his game to a completely new level when the team relocated to..." March 02

  • Rams Tag CB Trumaine Johnson

    therams.com "The Los Angeles Rams jumped their offseason by placing the franchise tag on CB Trumaine Johnson on Wednesday. By signing the franchise tender, Johnson will be under a one-year contract with Los Angeles for 2017. This is the second consecutive season the Rams have placed the tag on Johnson." March 01

  • Competition Committee discussing centralizing review system

    NFL.com "The NFL's Competition Committee is discussing two proposals that would significantly alter officiating -- whether to make referees full-time employees and how to centralize the replay review system. According to one league official familiar with the committee's conversations during its meetings..." March 01

  • League considering full-time referees, again

    Pro Football Talk "The issue of full-time officials has percolated from time to time over the past five years. Indeed, the 2012 labor deal between the league and the NFL Referees Association gave the NFL the right to hire up to 17 full-time officials. The NFL once again is considering whether to finally follow..." March 01

  • Fantasy football involvement caused NCAA suspension of UR baseball players

    Richmond Times-Dispatch "Two of the University of Richmond’s best baseball players are among five who have begun this season suspended for NCAA rules violations related to fantasy football involvement. Right-hander Keenan Bartlett, a junior who Baseball America recognized in the preseason as the A-10’s third-best..." February 28

  • Rams Could Use Franchise Tag On CB Trumaine Johnson For Second Straight Year?

    NFL Trade Rumors "Jason La Canfora mentions that the more he thinks about it and the size of the upcoming free agent class, the more he believes the Rams will once again franchise CB Trumaine Johnson. Alden Gonzalez of ESPN previously predicted that the Rams could use the franchise tag on Johnson for the second..." February 22

  • Alshon Jeffery's 5 best free agency fits do not include Eagles

    Sporting News "Alshon Jeffery is the NFL's best free-agent wide receiver in 2017. Unlike the top players at other marquee positions, Jeffery will hit the open market, as his current team, the Bears, are unlikely to franchise tag him for a second consecutive year. With several teams in desperate need of a No...." February 21

  • Rams could be interested in Kirk Cousins if Jared Goff flops in 2017

    Larry Brown Sports "The Washington Redskins are likely to use the franchise tag on Kirk Cousins if they cannot work out a long-term deal, but the quarterback will have no shortage of suitors if he does end up hitting free agency. With Kyle Shanahan and Sean McVay — two former Redskins offensive coordinators who..." February 19

  • Will the Rams tag Trumaine Johnson again?

    Pro Football Talk "At a time when the football-following world is considering whether Washington will apply the franchise tag a second time to quarterback Kirk Cousins and whether the Chiefs will apply the franchise tag a second time to safety Eric Berry, the Rams have a player who was tagged a year ago, who could..." February 18

  • Jared Goff working with high-profile QB coach Tom House this offseason

    ESPN "Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff, coming off a trying rookie season, has been working with noted quarterback coaches Tom House and Adam Dedeaux. House and Dedeaux run 3DQB, a quarterback training facility based in Los Angeles. And one of their many notable clients is reigning MVP Matt..." February 17

  • Zac Stacy retires from NFL after three seasons

    SEC Country "Former Vanderbilt standout running back Zac Stacy wasn’t able to find his way back onto a field in 2016 after suffering a gruesome ankle injury in 2015 that ended his season. It looks like he won’t be getting back to football, either. Stacy took to his Instagram in a post that he penned “Thank..." February 16

  • Rams want Todd Gurley to improve his pass blocking

    Pro Football Talk "Rams running back Todd Gurley was one of the most disappointing players in the NFL last season, falling from 4.8 yards a carry as a rookie in 2015 to just 3.2 yards a carry in 2016. But running the ball isn’t what the Rams think Gurley needs to improve. Asked what Gurley needs to work on, Rams..." February 15

  • NFL sets cap percentages for franchise tags

    Pro Football Talk "The franchise-tag crop report has arrived. Sort of. Prior to 2011, the non-exclusive franchise tenders were determined by averaging the five highest cap numbers at each position from the prior year. Starting in 2011, the tenders are determined by the aggregate sum of the salary cap for the five..." February 15

  • NFL Would Boost TV Ratings, Ad Revenue If US Ban On Sports Betting Lifted, New Report Says

    Legal Sports Report "MoffettNathanson Research released a report called NFL Season Recap – It’s All Over But the Crying (paywall), looking back at 2016-17. Part of the analysis focused on sports betting, and opportunities missed by the NFL to generate more interest and revenue. The NFL has generally tried to..." February 14

  • Rams' new QBs coach thinks ceiling is 'really high' for Jared Goff

    ESPN "Greg Olson ran the Oakland Raiders' offense while Jared Goff navigated through his freshman and sophomore seasons at Cal, their stadiums only 12 miles apart. Olson studied Goff closely then, from 2013 to '14. He saw talent and promise. "Nothing that I’ve watched so far has deterred me from that..." February 14

  • Some late-season Thursday Night Football games could move to Saturday

    Awful Announcing "With the 2016-17 NFL season, it’s time for the league’s TV’s partners to look ahead for the next season and what teams they’ll lobby for. Due to the Dallas Cowboys’ effect on the ratings in the second half of last season, there’s no doubt that all of the networks will want to maximize the number..." February 14

  • Phillips switching Rams' base defense to 3-4 scheme

    NFL.com "Wade Phillips is ready to shake things up in his first season in Los Angeles. Phillips told reporters Friday that the Rams will be shifting to a 3-4 defensive scheme in his first season as Rams defensive coordinator. The Rams ran a base 4-3 defense last season with Gregg Williams at the..." February 11

  • Todd Gurley endorsed his position coach as Sean McVay built his new staff

    Pro Football Talk "New Rams coach Sean McVay retained running backs coach Skip Peete as he built his new staff over the last two weeks. McVay told reporters that Rams running back Todd Gurley heavily endorsed Peete, and that Gurley’s opinion played a part in McVay’s decision. “[There are] a lot of things..." February 11

  • Rams' Sean McVay not giving up on ex-No. 2 pick Greg Robinson

    ESPN "Greg Robinson, the former No. 2 overall pick who has struggled at left tackle throughout his three-year career, remains "a big part" of the Los Angeles Rams' plans moving forward, new coach Sean McVay said Friday. McVay did not specify whether Robinson would remain at left tackle, but he did..." February 11

  • Todd Gurley personally asked new Rams coach Sean McVay to keep RBs coach

    Sporting News "Todd Gurley had two position coaches in two seasons. He didn't want the make it three in as many years. After the Rams announced Sean McVay as their new head coach last month, the Rams running back reached out to McVay asking him to retain running backs coach Skip Peete on his coaching..." February 11

  • Details on How Much DirecTV is Raising The NFL Sunday Ticket Package in 2017

    Black Sports Online "The 2016 campaign ended in epic fashion, as the New England Patriots came back from down 25 points against the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl LI. As football fans wait several months until the game returns, they’ll have to get ready for prices rising for the Sunday Ticket package on..." February 09