Former Cardinals DT Darnell Dockett expected to decide today between 49ers and Cardinals, though Rams and Seahawks also interested.
Told former Rams DL Kendall Langford's visit to Detroit went well but he will continue visit tour. Jets next followed by New Orleans.
SB Nation "The Rams enter Year 4 of their rebuilding process. It's been an up-and-down ride, but we have some advice to help St. Louis turn it around in 2015. In the interest of a better, more productive NFL offseason, SB Nation's NFL crew is putting on the general manager's cap and fixing some of the..." March 03
Former Rams DT Kendall Langforf paying free-agent visit to Detroit today.
SB Nation "A plan to build an NFL stadium on the site of the old Hollywood Park racetrack was approved unanimously by the Inglewood city council Tuesday night, according to the Los Angeles Times. The stadium plan, spearheaded by St. Louis Rams owner Stan Kroenke, was originally created in January and..." February 25
Had some questions about story on Jake Long's possible return earlier. FWIW, still think most likely outcome is release/cap savings.
Yahoo! Sports "The Buffalo Bills are pursuing a trade for St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford, multiple league sources told Yahoo Sports. Buffalo has promising young talent in the receiving corps, led by second-year player Sammy Watkins and third-year player Robert Woods, but a league source indicates..." February 24
NFL.com "Despite recent reports of interest from the Buffalo Bills or Cleveland Browns, a Sam Bradford trade remains highly unlikely. As of Tuesday, no team has contacted the St. Louis Rams about trading for their enigmatic quarterback, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported, via sources informed of..." February 24
TMZ.com "Michael Sam will be competing in March, not on the football field, but on the "Dancing with the Stars" hardwood ... TMZ Sports has learned. Michael -- the first openly gay player drafted in the NFL -- will be part of Season 20, which fires up next month. " February 24
ESPN.com "If St. Louis Rams owner Stan Kroenke had not announced plans in January to build an 80,000-seat stadium in Inglewood, the San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders would still be quietly trying to find stadium solution in their home markets. They would not have partnered to buy a 168-acre parcel..." February 21
St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The Rams have a new quarterbacks coach, and it’s not Jeff Garcia. Garcia interviewed with the Rams last week, but the job has gone to Chris Weinke instead. Coach Jeff Fisher will make the hire official at his scheduled media session Friday at the NFL Scouting Combine. Weinke was interviewed..." February 20
Larry Brown Sports "The St. Louis Rams reportedly have given Sam Bradford permission to seek a trade, though the team’s GM indicates they still want to bring back the former No. 1 overall pick. CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora reported Wednesday that the Rams have given Bradford permission to seek a trade." February 19
Covers.com "The NFL expects this year's salary cap to be between $140 million and $143 million, at least $1.5 million higher than projected, ESPN reported Wednesday. League sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter that the NFL notified teams Wednesday. The league had informed team executives at the owners..." February 19
SB Nation "Last offseason, it appeared the NFL and commissioner Roger Goodell were intent on reaching an agreement to expand the playoff field from 12 to 14 teams. However, a report in the Washington Post suggests a potential change is now unlikely to arrive in time for the 2015 season. "I think it's..." February 19
Les Snead makes light of report of Sam Bradford being given permission to seek trade. "Deleting him is not the answer."
SB Nation "Michael Sam isn't on an NFL roster right now and hasn't been on one since he was waived by the Dallas Cowboys in October, but the defensive end isn't giving up on his football dreams just yet. In a Monday Morning Quarterback column written by Sam for Sports Illustrated, he said he's confident he..." February 18
St. Louis Post-Dispatch "I haven’t participated in Fantasy Football since 1988, when I teamed with Tim Cowlishaw to win the Dallas Morning News League. I should have retired right there. But you’ll have to excuse me for engaging in another round of Fantasy Football. This time, a rather complicated game features the..." February 16
And yes, Cignetti says he plans to get Tavon Austin more involved.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch "One of the most noteworthy things to come out of Friday’s introductory press conference for new offensive coordinator Frank Cignetti was how strongly both Cignetti and coach Jeff Fisher came out in support of quarterback Sam Bradford. Based on what was said Friday, there appears to be little..." February 15
ESPN.com "The purpose of the St. Louis Rams' Friday news conference was to introduce Frank Cignetti as the new offensive coordinator. It's a mission they accomplished, but it was also old news. The underlying theme of the press conference featuring Cignetti and coach Jeff Fisher offered a further..." February 14
St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The Rams have finally made it official: Frank Cignetti has been promoted to offensive coordinator and Rob Boras has been promoted to assistant head coach/offense. It has been obvious since late January that coach Jeff Fisher was leaning strongly toward an in-house hire to replace the departed..." February 13
Deadspin.com "Even before the release of next season's schedule (which should happen in April, about a week before the draft) we already know who everyone will be playing in 2015. That means it's possible to calculate who'll have the toughest row to hoe, and who gets a break. The Falcons will face the..." February 12
USA Today "Earvin "Magic" Johnson is open to dishing out another big assist ... to the NFL. The NBA icon told USA TODAY Sports on Tuesday that he can envision becoming involved with whatever NFL franchise ultimately lands in Los Angeles, which would bolster local presence as the league ponders a return to..." February 11
Jeff Garcia will interview for Rams quarterbacks coach job Thursday. Frank Cignetti Jr. to be promoted to OC, as previously reported
CBSSports.com "Missouri governor Jay Nixon is making a big push to keep the Rams right where they are: St. Louis. On Tuesday, Nixon held a news conference to unveil a new stadium project on the riverfront in St. Louis. "I'm not going to handicap this other than to say that if we do nothing then we're not..." February 10
The Score "The Arizona Cardinals plan to examine the possibility of signing pass-rusher Michael Sam in the coming weeks, according to Cyd Zeigler of OutSports.com. Zeigler said Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians revealed his team will take a close look at Sam - who has been out of the NFL since the Dallas..." February 10
St. Louis Post-Dispatch "When all is said and done, the Rams should be in decent shape salary cap-wise this offseason. But with the Super Bowl completed, and the offseason officially upon us, the team’s salary cap situation looks tight at the moment. The Rams currently have 56 players under contract as they build..." February 09
St. Louis Post-Dispatch "When all is said and done, the Rams should be in decent shape salary cap-wise this offseason. But with the Super Bowl completed, and the offseason officially upon us, the team’s salary cap situation looks tight at the moment. The Rams currently have 56 players under contract as they build..." February 08
2.) . . . .Cignetti will be OC; Boras will be assistant head coach/offense. Formal announcement will come early next week. (story to come)
An announcement will come next week, but the expectation is the #Rams promote QB coach Frank Cignetti to offensive coordinator, per source
St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Dave Peacock and Bob Blitz are getting help on the St. Louis stadium plan. John Loyd, who has extensive experience in the field, is being hired as a consultant on stadium and design for the riverfront project on the north end of downtown designed to keep the Rams in St. Louis. Last week, the..." February 03
Pro Football Talk "The Pro Football Hall of Fame cleared the decks of a number of finalists who had been debated for years, as they ushered in an eight-man class to Canton Saturday night. First-year eligible linebacker Junior Seau was elected to the Hall of Fame, along with running back Jerome Bettis, defensive..." February 01
SB Nation "The league is still considering reducing the width of the goal post and will review the "Calvin Johnson Rule" this offseason. The NFL competition committee will examine reducing the width of the goal post uprights this offseason, according to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network. Each year the..." January 30
USA Today "For the first time, the NFL Players Association plans to issue its own projections for the 2015 salary cap to counter what it perceives as deflated league projections that can impact teams' budgeting and, in turn, hold down spending. NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith made the..." January 30
Nathaniel Hackett is heading to Jax, believed to be taking #Jaguars QB coach job, source said. Pulled out of Rams OC search to take it.
Pro Football Talk "The news that Rams owner Stan Kroeneke’s plans to build a football stadium in Los Angeles have been met with a variety of public reactions from other owners, but a new report indicates that the private response inside the league office has been positive. Albert Breer of NFL Media reports that..." January 26
Newark Star-Ledger "The Eagles apparent indecision on what to do with quarterback Nick Foles has intrigued teams around the league, and possible suitors are beginning to emerge. According to a person familiar with the situation, but who requested anonymity, the St. Louis Rams have interest in Foles should the..." January 26
St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The 2014 NFL playoffs have reaffirmed something that we already knew, but it’s worth repeating: if you want to win big in this league, you’d better have a quarterback capable of leading the way. Without a very good quarterback in place, you’re pretty much out of luck. Put the outliers aside...." January 26
Los Angeles Times "Pittsburgh Steelers owner Art Rooney II, chairman of the NFL's stadium committee, had a simple message this week for St. Louis Rams owner Stan Kroenke, who has announced plans to build an 80,000-seat football venue in Inglewood: Not so fast. "There are still cards to be played," Rooney told The..." January 18
St. Louis Post-Dispatch "NFL commissioner Roger Goodell personally called Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones this week to get clarification on Jones’ comments to the New York Times suggesting Stan Kroenke can move the Rams to Los Angeles if he wants — with or without league approval. “Put (Jones' remarks) in context,” NFL..." January 16
Pro Football Talk "With the Broncos and coach John Fox engaging in the most recent NFL “mutual parting,” the biggest question moving forward is whether the Broncos and quarterback Peyton Manning will have a “mutual parting,” too. Manning, who abhors change, may not want to return — if he decides to keep playing...." January 13
St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The topic of relocation barely came up during the just-completed regular season for the Rams. About the only time it was a subject of discussion with coach Jeff Fisher and Rams players came in mid-November when Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon announced the formation of a two-man task force – Dave..." January 13
Sporting News "The Chargers are currently the only NFL team in Southern California, and they want to keep it that way. An unnamed member of the Chargers organization has reportedly suggested that the team could possibly sue the Rams if they attempt to move to Los Angeles, according to the Sports Business..." January 12
Rams granted permission to speak with Greg Roman, who has been in San Francisco, for their offensive coordinator job.
Turf Show Times "Just more than two months ago, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon tapped Anheuser-Busch President Dave Peacock and local attorney Bob Blitz to spearhead the effort to come up with a stadium plan to keep NFL football in St. Louis. First, some specifics: - The plan called for an open-air stadium..." January 10
ESPN.com "First-year candidates Junior Seau, Kurt Warner and Orlando Pace are among 18 finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The list of nominees was reduced Thursday to 15 from the modern era, one senior and two contributors. A finalist must receive at least 80 percent of the votes from the..." January 09