Pro Football Talk "Memorial Day weekend has its fair share of gatherings around the grill, swimming in sunny weather and other fun, but none of that should get in the way of remembering that the holiday honors those who have given their lives in service to the country around the world. Rams wide receiver Daniel..." May 24
Montreal Gazette "We have come to understand some things about Michael Sam, the man, who will forever be known as the first openly gay player drafted by an NFL team. But in the weeks ahead, we’ll discover whether he can actually play in the Canadian Football League. And that, in truth, is what this really is all..." May 24
Turf Show Times "NFL Network reporter Steve Wyche was on St. Louis' CBS Sports Radio affiliate, WGNU-AM 920, and offered some pretty blunt observations based on what he heard coming out of the league meeting this week. Obviously, the rec here is to listen to the interview in its entirety over the weekend, but..." May 23
CBSSports.com "Michael Sam said he was confident he would be playing football this year. On Friday, he signed a two-year deal with the Montreal Allouettes of the CFL. CBSSports.com NFL Insider Jason La Canfora first reported Sam's signing. The 25-year-old shared joint SEC Defensive Player of the Year..." May 23
CBSSports.com "The joint stadium project between the Chargers and Raiders in Carson, Calif., continues to gain momentum and there was strong positive buzz about their plan coming out owners meeting in San Francisco this week, according to several high-ranking ownership sources. Meanwhile, concerns linger as to..." May 21
CBSSports.com "The 8th US Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday upheld a $50 million lawsuit settlement regarding publicity rights for retired NFL players, according to the Associated Press. The appeals court rejected arguments by several retirees -- including Jim Marshall, Joe Senser and Dan Pastorini -- that..." May 21
Covers.com "The St. Louis Rams hired former NFL quarterback Jeff Garcia as an offensive assistant, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Garcia, 45, originally interviewed with the Rams in February for the position of quarterbacks coach, but he was passed over for Chris Weinke, a former Heisman Trophy..." May 20
Bolts From The Blue "Per Ian Rapoport, the San Diego Chargers have inked former St. Louis Rams right tackle Joe Barksdale to a one-year deal worth a base minimum of $350,000 with up to $1,000,000 in additional incentives. Barksdale has been a solid starter for the previous two seasons in St. Louis. While it is..." May 19
The extra point rule for 2015 just changed. Snap for kick from the 15-yard line, 2-pt try stays at 2-yard line and defense can return.
Pro Football Talk "One of the NFL’s staid elements is getting a shake up. Extra points will be attempted from the 15-yard-line beginning in 2015, the NFL announced Tuesday. Owners approved the rules change, which makes the extra point a 32- or 33-yard attempt, at the league’s spring meeting in San..." May 19
CBSSports.com "The extra point as we know it could be coming to an end. When the NFL Spring Meeting kicks off in San Francisco next week (May 18-20), the league's 32 owners will be presented with three proposals on how to make the extra point better. If 24 out of the NFL's 32 owners vote to pass any of the..." May 13
Fox Sports - College Football "Daniel Rodriguez has won a Purple Heart Award, and now he’s trying to win a spot on the St. Louis Rams, who signed him to a free agent contract on Sunday. I wouldn’t bet against him. “His story’s well-documented,” Rams coach Jeff Fisher said Saturday. “We wanted to give him an opportunity...." May 13
Jeff Fisher said after Saturday rookie practice that Rams are still talking to free-agent tackle Joe Barksdale.
CBSSports.com "We live in a society where marijuana is becoming increasingly destigmatized. It has been completely legalized for recreational used in four states, decriminalized in 17 states and the District of Columbia, and allowed for medicinal purposes in 23 states. Even the Texas House Criminal Jurisprudence..." May 07
SB Nation "The St. Louis Rams went offense, offense and more offense in the 2015 NFL Draft, taking seven consecutive offensive players before finally taking linebacker Bryce Hager in the seventh round. The class features four offensive lineman, including offensive tackles in rounds two, three and four,..." May 06
Pro Football Talk "The Rams provided arguably the biggest surprise of a relatively surprise-free draft by pouncing on running back Todd Gurley with the 10th overall pick. On Monday, G.M. Les Snead appeared on PFT Live on NBC Sports Radio to discuss the decision to take Gurley. Snead explained that Gurley had a..." May 04
CBSSports.com "Football is coming to Los Angeles at some point. On NFL.com it's already there. The league's official website has a landing page for each individual team with a basic URL structure: http://www.nfl.com/teams/profile?team=CAR. Go to that URL and you'll see the Carolina Panthers home page. But..." May 04
ESPN New York "Two days after requesting a trade or his release from the St. Louis Rams, running back Zac Stacy got his wish Saturday and was dealt to the New York Jets for a seventh-round draft pick. Stacy became expendable in the first round, when the Rams surprised many by selecting running back Todd..." May 03
Rams RB Zac Stacy traded to Jets for pick 224, per source.
ESPN.com "In case the St. Louis Rams' decision to draft running back Todd Gurley with the 10th overall pick Thursday night left any questions about what the team is trying to become offensively, they put those queries to rest quickly and emphatically Friday night. After weeks of listening to public..." May 02
Pro Football Talk "The remaking of the Rams’ QB depth chart continues. First, they added a new starter (Nick Foles) in a March trade with Philadelphia. Now, they have added a rookie to the mix, taking Oregon State’s Sean Mannion in Round Three (No. 89 overall). " May 02
As expected, Fisher said Havenstein projects as right tackle; Brown as guard.
I'm told the Jets are one of the teams that have inquired about Rams RB Zac Stacey, who wants out after the Gurley pick #nyj
NFL.com "The biggest curveball early in the first round of Thursday's NFL draft came when the St. Louis Rams selected Todd Gurley. The move has the potential to be a game-changer for the Rams' offense, which took a player many consider the best running back to come out of college since Adrian Peterson...." May 02
#Rams RB Zac Stacy, after the selection of RB Todd Gurley, plans to ask the team for his release or to be traded, per league source.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch "From the RGIII trade, to moving up for Tavon Austin, to selecting Michael Sam, the Rams have been known for the unexpected on draft day from coach Jeff Fisher and general manager Les Snead. In that regard, they were up to their old hijinks Thursday, delivering another big curveball by drafting..." May 01
RB Todd Gurley off the board to the Rams at No. 10.
ESPN.com "General manager Ruston Webster told ESPN's Bob Holtzman on Thursday that the Tennessee Titans, who hold the No. 2 pick in the NFL draft, are talking to three or four teams about possibly trading the pick. Webster said the team has had "fairly substantial conversations" with a couple of teams,..." April 30
PSD Staff NFL Draft day is finally here. Teams begin re-loading tonight and the new NFL season will be here before we know it. I'm going to post rumors in this live blog all day. Pick rumors, trade rumors, etc. April 30
CBSSports.com "It's finally time to bite the bullet. It's time to mock it up. Hopefully, I can do better than last year, where I hit for a pretty strong average – 26 of the 32 players I put in my mock ended up going in the first round – but didn't land nearly enough homers (getting the right player and team..." April 29
Fox Sports Midwest "In their pre-draft press conference Tuesday at Rams Park, general manager Les Snead and head coach Jeff Fisher included several updates about personnel already wearing the blue and gold, including quarterback Nick Foles, acquired this offseason from the Philadelphia Eagles in exchange for Sam..." April 28
The Score "The NFL will relinquish its tax-exempt status, commissioner Roger Goodell announced in a memo to owners Tuesday. Goodell said the move was made to "eliminate (a) distraction." The memo states the move will not have a significant impact on the operation of the league: Every dollar of..." April 28
CBS News "The NFL draft begins Thursday in Chicago. It's a change of venue for a league re-defining itself both on and off the field. The NFL will follow a new personal conduct policy, and two new employees will help investigate player misconduct. In an interview with "CBS This Morning" co-host Charlie..." April 28
Pro Football Talk "The Rams only had one pick in the first round of the 2012 draft, but they have a pair of decisions to make about 2016 options on first rounders. They selected defensive tackle Michael Brockers and traded for safety Mark Barron last year after the Buccaneers decided to part ways with the..." April 27
Turf Show Times "The Rams exercised their ability to extend the contract of Michael Brockers, a 2012 NFL Draft first round selection. About two months ago, TST author Brandon Bate suggested the Rams would be looking to extend Michael Brockers' services into a fifth year on his rookie contract just prior to the..." April 27
Pro Football Talk "No NFL team has invested more resources in its defensive line than the Rams. But the centerpiece of that defensive line may be heading into his last season in St. Louis. Chris Long, the Rams’ 2008 first-round draft pick who has developed into a very good defensive end, could be looking at a..." April 26
St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Iowa’s Brandon Scherff is widely regarded as the best offensive lineman in the draft. He lifts weights in mass quantities, shrugs off knee injuries as if there were insect bites, and excels at run-blocking. With all that in mind, he seems to be a logical choice for the Rams — if he’s still on the..." April 23
CBSSports.com "A federal judge has approved a plan that brings the NFL and more than 5,000 former players one step closer to a settlement in a concussion lawsuit that could end up costing the league more than $1 billion over 65 years. Senior U.S. District Judge Anita Brody had twice sent the deal back to..." April 22
Sporting News "Wednesday could be a crucial day for St. Louis' stadium commission. Chairman Dave Peacock, a former Anheuser-Busch executive, will formally present the commission's plans to the NFL in an effort to keep the Rams in St. Louis. Peacock will have to give the same pitch to members of the NFL's Los..." April 22
SB Nation "The NFL has released the full schedule for the upcoming 2015 NFL season, which means we know the primetime matchups for Sunday Night Football. Typically some of the best matchups on the schedule (especially with flex scheduling), Sunday Night Football might not be as well-known a phrase as Monday..." April 22
Pro Football Talk "The wait to find out the 2015 schedule will end on Tuesday evening. The NFL has announced that the schedule will be unveiled during a three-hour show on NFL Network that gets underway at 8 p.m. ET. All 256 games will be revealed during the program, although not all games will remain in the same..." April 20
ESPN.com "The death of a man sharing a prison cell with former NFL running back Lawrence Phillips was ruled a homicide by strangulation, according to a coroner's report released Thursday. Damion Soward, 37, was found lifeless early Saturday in a Central California prison cell, and he was later pronounced..." April 17
Complex "When the NFL comes back in 2015, and you gaze upon the first 11-on-11 play of the bloodsport's season, know that, statistically speaking, at least three players on that field will be bankrupt soon after they hang up their cleats. According to a new research paper by the National Bureau of Economic..." April 15
CBSSports.com "Lawrence Phillips, the sixth-overall pick in the 1996 draft who has been behind bars since 2008, is suspected of killing his cellmate at Kern Valley State Prison, according to a prison news release (via the Bakersfield Californian). Early Saturday morning, Damion Soward, 37, was found..." April 14
Pro Football Talk "With the draft only 17 days away and in light of the NFL’s habit of releasing the regular-season schedule before the draft, the window for releasing the 2015 regular-season schedule is getting fairly narrow. The current thinking, per a source with knowledge of the situation, is that the sheet..." April 13
Pro Football Talk "The Rams aren’t expected to spend their first-round draft pick on a quarterback, but they’re going to take a look at the top two passers in the draft anyway. A contingent from St. Louis will travel to Florida State’s campus to work out Jameis Winston and then to Oregon’s campus to work out..." April 12
St. Louis Post-Dispatch "I have no idea where the Rams will be playing their home games in 2016. Whether Stan Kroenke's California dreaming is fulfilled remains to be seen, but the situation on the ground in St. Louis is awkward. I mean, should I even be writing about this team these days ... or is that a job for my..." April 10
CBSSports.com "Preseason football may be some four months off, but the NFL wants to give you time to get adequately pumped for what amounts to glorified practices. That's right: On Thursday, the league announced the 2015 preseason schedule in all its meaningless glory. Meaningless may be an overstatement; the..." April 09
ESPN.com "Running back Frank Gore, receiver Andre Johnson and linebacker Trent Cole were the headliners of the Indianapolis Colts' free-agency moves last month. Defensive lineman Kendall Langford may not be a popular name, but he's a name that will be vital in helping the Colts along the defensive..." April 05