Rams Rumors & News

  • Rams' Bailey reinstated, should play Sunday

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "With the new NFL drug policy now in place, Rams wide receiver Stedman Bailey is eligible to resume practice immediately and play in Sunday's home game against the Dallas Cowboys. Bailey had served two games' worth of a four-game suspension for violating league policy on performance-enhancing..." September 17

  • Could Condoleezza Rice Replace Roger Goodell As Commissioner Of The NFL?

    ThePostGame.com "While there are still many questions to be answered as the NFL investigates its handling of Ray Rice's assault case, there are already a handful of prominent voices calling for commissioner Roger Goodell to step down and an intriguing candidate to take his place. U.S. Senator Kirsten..." September 16

  • Rams are runoff winners over Bucs

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Linebacker James Laurinaitis was eavesdropping on the officials, as usual, when he heard referee Jeff Triplette whisper to a member of his crew: “It’s gonna be a 10-second runoff.” “I always try to listen to what they’re talking about,” Laurinaitis said. “You gotta try to get on their good..." September 15

  • Fisher: QB Hill still the starter if healthy

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Injured quarterback Shaun Hill tested his strained thigh more than 2½ hours before game time Sunday at Raymond James Stadium. But coach Jeff Fisher said after the Rams’ 19-17 victory that there was never a chance Hill was going to start against Tampa Bay. “At no point was there a chance for..." September 15

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    Source: #Rams WR Tavon Austin has a sprained MCL and is out roughly 2 weeks. Just doesn’t stop today.

  • Lightning delay in Tampa for Bucs-Rams game

    Pro Football Talk "The Buccaneers and Rams have been pulled off the field in the second quarter. And it will give them time to check on their numerous injured players. A lightning delay has stopped things with 6:16 left in the second quarter, with the game tied 7-7." September 14

  • 5d
    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Cardinals RB Andre Ellington, listed as questionable with foot injury, is expected to play, per source.

  • 6d
    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Rams DE Robert Quinn signed 4-year, $66.575M extension that includes $41.2M gtd tying him to team through 2019, agent Tony Fleming confirmed

  • 6d
    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    #Rams starting QB Shaun Hill will make the trip to Tampa Bay, I’m told. But Hill’s status (thigh) still in doubt. Austin Davis is the backup

  • Source: Rams, DE Robert Quinn close on extension as talks intensify

    Yahoo! Sports "Star defensive end Robert Quinn and the St. Louis Rams are close to an agreement on a multi-year extension, a league source told Yahoo Sports. There is optimism in Quinn's camp that a deal can get done before Week 3, the source said. Quinn is believed to be targeting a deal that would pay him..." September 13

  • 7d
    Jim Thomas @jthom1

    Rams hopeful new NFL drug agreement will lead to reduction or elimination of final 2 games of Stedman Bailey PED suspension.

  • Rams turn to Tavon in backfield

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "During training camp, coach Jeff Fisher said the Rams wanted to expand Tavon Austin’s role in the offense. And in the season opener against Minnesota, part of those plans were unveiled. Austin, the No. 8 overall draft pick in 2013, lined up on several plays in the backfield as a running..." September 12

  • 9d
    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    Quick football tidbit: If #Rams wanted to sign Michael Sam, they can by Mon. Then Rams play Cowboys that week, so can’t sign him until after

  • 9d
    Albert Breer @AlbertBreer

    Hits keep coming in St. Louis -- Rams coach Jeff Fisher said Chris Long will undergo surgery and be down a few weeks.

  • NFL Leads Push For Franchise in Europe

    ThePostGame.com "This NFL season has kicked off with more fanfare than ever before, and excitement for the sport isn't limited to the United States. For the first time in the league's history there will be three regular-season games played abroad, all of them at Wembley Stadium in London. The games will come on..." September 09

  • Rams expect to know more on Shaun Hill’s condition Monday

    Pro Football Talk "Rams quarterback Shaun Hill started on Sunday and played the entire first half before being replaced by Austin Davis. It was initially reported as a calf injury, but the Rams later clarified that it was a quad injury that he suffered near the end of the first half. After the game, coach Jeff..." September 07

  • Chris Long heads to locker room

    Pro Football Talk "Shaun Hill is out of the game for the Rams with a calf injury after a poor first half and now the Rams are without one of their best defensive players. Defensive end Chris Long left the game in the third quarter after being rolled up at the end of a Vikings run. Long headed back to the locker..." September 07

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    trey wingo @wingoz

    correction... Strained calf for Shaun Hill. apologies

  • After stellar rookie season, Stacy leads a balanced backfield

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Rams running back Zac Stacy doesn’t mind a little friendly competition. In fact, he encourages it. “Football is a business built on competition,’’ Stacy said following a recent practice at Rams Park. “You’re constantly working to be better than the guy lined up across from you. It’s about being..." September 07

  • Cool and collected Gaines ready for first NFL start

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Cornerback E.J. Gaines is not the sort to crank up the iPod and bang his head against the locker during pregame. “No,” he said, laughing. “I definitely won’t be having a concussion or anything like that. I just like to stay calm. I’m a relaxed-type guy. I’m not really hooting and hollering or..." September 06

  • Report: Rams work out LBs Pat Angerer, Kelvin Sheppard

    Pro Football Talk "The Rams reportedly put a pair of notable free agent linebackers through tryouts on Friday. Ex-Falcon Pat Angerer and ex-Colt Kelvin Sheppard worked out for St. Louis today, Field Yates of ESPN reported. A fifth-year pro from Iowa, Angerer (6-0, 236) has appeared in 54 regular season games..." September 06

  • Rams, Quinn Exchanged Contract Numbers

    Pro Football Rumors "In the wake of J.J. Watt‘s lucrative new contract extension with the Texans, the Rams have also broached the idea of a new deal for their star defensive lineman, according to Jason La Canfora of CBSSports.com (Twitter link), who says the team has exchanged contract numbers with Robert Quinn...." September 05

  • 15d
    Brian McIntyre @brian_mcintyre

    Chris Long, Austin Pettis restructured contracts to help Rams gain cap space. Pettis rec’d $250k signing bonus to take $481k pay cut.

  • 15d
    Jason La Canfora @JasonLaCanfora

    Rams have exchanged some #s with the reps for Robert Quinn. Sides not close as of now. Can't see that deal done for less than $15M/year

  • Sam lands on practice squad for Cowboys

    ESPN Dallas "The Dallas Cowboys have signed Michael Sam, who is seeking to become the first openly gay athlete to play in the NFL, to their practice squad. Cowboys coach Jason Garrett announced the signing Wednesday morning during a news conference, saying that adding Sam is "a good move for our football..." September 03

  • Micheal Sam & The Cowboys: Forget The Publicity, This Is About Football

    Blogging The Boys "There are a lot of people who have made their minds about what they think of the reports that Michael Sam is going to be signed to the Dallas Cowboys practice squad, pending the results of his physical. Some of them are convinced that this is latest sign of the coming apocalypse, while others feel..." September 03

  • 17d
    Jim Thomas @jthom1

    Davin Joseph listed as starter at RG. Robinson, the No. 2 overall draft pick in May, is listed second-team behind LG Saffold and LT J. Long.

  • 17d
    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    Source: #Cowboys are doing research and due diligence into the plan of signing DE Michael Sam to their practice squad.

  • How ESPN erred in its report on Michael Sam's showering habits

    SI.com "After viewing and re-viewing Josina Anderson’s report last Tuesday about Michael Sam’s showering habits -- a report that produced apologies from multiple ESPN staffers including a non-apology apology from Anderson and a flood of bad press for the network -- I kept thinking about the following..." September 02

  • 18d
    Michael Silver @MikeSilver

    No Michael Sam on Rams' practice squad. Jeff Fisher remains a fan but needs practice help at other positions due to injury concerns.

  • 18d
    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Rams claimed QB Case Keenum on waivers, per team official. Rams spent a lot time researching Keenum past 24 hours.

  • Michael Sam released by St. Louis Rams

    NFL.com "Michael Sam might still make a 53-man roster, but it didn't happen Saturday. The St. Louis Rams released the seventh-round pick Saturday, NFL Media's Albert Breer reported, per a source. The pass-rusher was one of the final cuts as the Rams trimmed the roster to get under the 53-man limit by..." August 31

  • Sam still on Rams roster, 4 cuts left

    ESPN.com "Michael Sam survived a round of cuts by the St. Louis Rams on Friday, sources confirmed to ESPN. The Rams cut 17 players as they try to trim their roster to 53 players by Saturday's 4 p.m. ET deadline, and Sam was not among them, sources said. The team has four additional cuts to go before..." August 30

  • Dolphins face decision time after 14-13 victory over Rams

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Quarterback Ryan Tannehill and the rest of the Dolphins starters got to relax Thursday. They didn't play a snap. The backups had the task of facing St. Louis in the preseason finale, and as a group they fared OK, defeating the Rams, 14-13, at Sun Life Stadium. But Thursday was one of the rare..." August 29

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    Michael Silver @MikeSilver

    I do not expect Michael Sam to end up on the Rams' 53-man roster. But he could absolutely end up on some team's 53.

  • Sam confident he'll 'be on a team'

    ESPN.com "No matter what happens in the next two days, defensive end Michael Sam is confident he offered a strong closing argument to make the St. Louis Rams' 53-man roster Thursday night. "You know what, it's not going to be like the draft," Sam said. "I'm very confident that I'm going to sleep really..." August 29

  • Even with Bradford out, this could be a breakout year for Tavon Austin

    Fox Sports Midwest "Speed might be the most valuable asset at the wide receiver position, and few in the NFL can run faster than St. Louis' Tavon Austin. In the most promising game of his rookie season, he made the Indianapolis defense look like it was standing still on touchdown catches of 57 and 81 yards in a..." August 28

  • Fisher angry over ESPN report on Sam's 'showering habits'

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Rams coach Jeff Fisher remains angry over an ESPN report that dealt in part with the "showering habits" of defensive end Michael Sam by ESPN reporter Josina Anderson. "I'm extremely disappointed in her piece," Fisher told the Post-Dispatch on Wednesday, not long before the team boarded buses..." August 27

  • Chris Long didn't appreciate ESPN's Michael Sam shower segment

    CBSSports.com "Tuesday's SportsCenter featured an awkward break down of Michael Sam -- Rams defensive lineman and the first openly-gay player in the NFL -- and his shower habits. While Josina Anderson reported Kendall Langford said Sam is "one of the guys and seems to be taking a rookie approach in terms of..." August 27

  • Sam still fighting for a roster spot as Rams inch closer to final cuts

    Fox Sports Midwest "As seniors at Missouri a year ago, E.J. Gaines and Michael Sam worried mostly about how they would lead a defense expected to struggle once again in the mighty SEC. This fall, they've been fighting for roster spots with the St. Louis Rams, and Gaines looks to be in good shape to not only make..." August 26

  • NFLPA hopeful Sean Gilbert proposes $1M minimum salary, 18 games, other changes

    Yahoo! Sports "Sean Gilbert and DeMaurice Smith need to go at it, town-hall style battle-royale style in a debate. After all, these are the two men who could go head-to-head for the NFLPA executive director spot soon, even if the sitting executive director Smith has no plans of leaving his post. Gilbert, the..." August 26

  • ESPN Is Apparently Tracking Michael Sam's Showering Habits

    Boston Globe "St. Louis Rams defensive end Michael Sam, the first openly gay draftee in the NFL, may or may not survive the cuts this week when the team whittles down to 53 players, but ESPN is already onto more pressing matters. Namely, trying to track where Sam is while his teammates are taking a shower. " August 26

  • QB David Garrard apparently not retired, wants Rams to call him

    CBSSports.com "Hey Rams, I'm not sure if you have David Garrard's number, but if you do, he wants you to call him! The former Jaguars quarterback took to Twitter on Monday to let St. Louis know that he'd be interested in playing for the team, you know, if the Rams decide to add a veteran quarterback. If..." August 26

  • Could Rams be interested in Mark Sanchez as replacement for Sam Bradford?

    New York Daily News "Sam Bradford’s torn ACL prompted immediate speculation about whether the Rams might seek a replacement option other than backup Shaun Hill. Of particular interest to Jets fans: Could a reunion between former offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer and former quarterback Mark Sanchez be in the..." August 26

  • Rams failed by not hedging bets with Sam Bradford

    Sporting News "Is it fair to offically call Sam Bradford a total draft bust in the wake of his latest knee injury, another torn left ACL that will cause him to miss the entire 2014 season? Not exactly. The Rams, on the other hand, keep getting busted for continuing to trust him as their only choice as their..." August 25

  • Sam Bradford out for season

    ESPN.com "St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford is out for the 2014 season after an MRI disclosed he tore the ACL in his left knee in Saturday night's preseason game against the Browns, according to multiple sources. It is the same injury that sidelined Bradford in the middle of last season. Rams..." August 25

  • Michael Sam reacts to fan's crazy bet over Manziel sack

    USA Today "Michael Sam recorded two sacks against Cleveland Browns Saturday night in a 33-14 win, and his hit on Browns rookie Johnny Manziel cost one fan some money. Twitter user @squareknight bet that if Sam could sack Manziel, he’d buy drinks for the entire planet (a lofty promise). His original tweet..." August 25

  • 26d
    Jason La Canfora @JasonLaCanfora

    MRI revealed a sprained MCL for Rams corner Trumaine Johnson. Likely a 6 week timetable

  • Saffold starts ahead of Robinson, then is injured

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Rodger Saffold made his preseason debut Saturday for the Rams but it came at the expense of No. 2 overall draft pick Greg Robinson. After missing the team’s first two exhibition games with a stinger, Saffold started at left guard against Cleveland. So that meant Robinson was on the bench at the..." August 24

  • 26d
    Nick Wagoner @nwagoner

    Fisher on Cunningham starting at RB: "We just gave him a chance to run behind the first offensive line. We know what Zac can do."