Rams Rumors & News

  • Roger Goodell Speaks Out on Concussions, 'Rooney Rule' for Women

    ABC News "NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says there is a “culture change” in the NFL when it comes to concussions and, if he had a son, would have no problem allowing him to play the sport. “The number of concussions went up this year and they're going to go up and they're going to go down in any given..." February 06

  • NFL to establish Rooney rule for women

    ESPN "NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said Thursday the league is going to institute a Rooney rule for women when it comes to all NFL executive positions. He announced the decision in opening remarks at NFL Women's Summit, where roughly 250 men and women associated with the league are gathered to..." February 04

  • Rams have discussed bringing Peyton Manning to L.A. in 2016

    ESPN "The Rams have had internal discussions about bringing Peyton Manning to Los Angeles should he want to play another season, per a league source. Manning still is under contract to the Broncos for another year, but most around the league do not expect him to return to Denver next season, if he..." February 03

  • NFL to consider putting video on sideline tablets

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL’s embrace of tablet technology has been limited, to date. Soon, the bright blue Microsoft Surface devices that show up on sidelines could do more than simply show images of pre-snap formations. At a Tuesday press conference, NFL executive V.P. Brian Rolapp said that the league will..." February 02

  • Report: Manziel tells people he has interest from Cowboys, Rams, Chiefs

    The Score "Johnny Manziel already appears to be eyeing his next destination. The polarizing young quarterback, who will reportedly be released by the Cleveland Browns in early March, has told people that the Dallas Cowboys, Los Angeles Rams, and Kansas City Chiefs each have interest in his services,..." February 02

  • Survey: NFL Players Don't Trust That Team Doctors Have Their Best Interests At Heart

    Deadspin "The Associated Press just released a big report on the relationship between NFL players’ health and the training and medical care they get from their teams. There’s a whole lot of insight into the pervasiveness of injuries and the inadequacies NFL training staffs have with addressing them. Let’s..." February 02

  • Super Bowl 50 to draw an estimated $4.2 billion in bets — most of them illegal

    Los Angeles Times "It's the one day when many Americans gladly take a gamble: Super Bowl Sunday. As the Denver Broncos meet the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50 this Sunday, millions of people will place some type of bet on the game even if they don't care about football. A minority will gamble legally at..." February 01

  • Pro Bowl TV ratings down, again

    Pro Football Talk "The Pro Bowl was on ESPN Sunday night, and people were watching. But not as many people who watched in the past. The Pro Bowl drew a 5.0 overnight rating. That’s down from 5.6 last year and significantly down from the 6.7 rating the Pro Bowl got in 2014 when it was on NBC. Per Austin Karp of..." February 01

  • NFL VP of Officiating says catch rule 'is in a good place right now'

    CBS Sports "Can we all agree that no one knows what a catch is? Dez Bryant still doesn't, more than a year after his infamous non-catch sent the Cowboys home in a playoff game against the Packers. You don't. I don't. The average fan sure doesn't. And yet NFL VP of Officiating Dean Blandino said on Sunday..." February 01

  • Mike Martz upset Terrell Owens leaped over Rams greats for Hall consideration

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "In less than a week, the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s selection committee will gather in San Francisco to elect the Class of 2016. Among the 15 modern-era finalists are wide receivers Marvin Harrison and Terrell Owens. For the life of him, former Rams coach Mike Martz doesn’t understand why..." January 31

  • NFL should add a skills competition at the Pro Bowl

    Pro Football Talk "As interest in the Pro Bowl flags, there’s an easy addition to Pro Bowl weekend that the NFL could use to spice things up: A skills competition. The other major sports all include a skills competition as part of their All-Star festivities. Baseball has the Home Run Derby. The NBA has the slam..." January 31

  • Les Snead says Rams have to look at every avenue for a QB

    Pro Football Talk "Rams General Manager Les Snead has already declared an open competition between quarterbacks Case Keenum and Nick Foles for next season. And while that might underwhelm fans in Los Angeles who haven’t seen a pro quarterback in 21 years, Snead’s also doing his best to keep fans from thinking a..." January 29

  • Chargers, Rams reach agreement on sharing Inglewood stadium

    San Diego Union-Tribune "The Chargers have reached an agreement in principle with the Los Angeles Rams regarding the two teams sharing a stadium in Inglewood. The agreement allows the Chargers to move to Los Angeles. The question that remains is when that will happen — or if it will. The next step is for Chargers..." January 29

  • Rams' Gurley wanted to live in L.A. before being drafted

    The Score "Todd Gurley got his wish. Nine months ago during an AMA (Ask Me Anything) on Reddit, the running back was asked which city he'd most like to live in if given the choice. His answer? Los Angeles." January 29

  • Chargers-Rams deal imminent?

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Many San Diegans simply want to know, one way or the other, whether the city will be keeping its NFL team. The Chargers want resolution, too. The team is working toward an imminent resolution to its dealings with the Los Angeles Rams. And most everyone else in the league continues to..." January 28

  • New York's attorney general reportedly going after NFL ticket market's 'fixed game'

    Sporting News "Need two? If you're in New York, those tickets are going to cost you. So much so that state attorney general Eric Schneiderman's office is conducting an antitrust investigation of the NFL and its price-floor practices on tickets, CNBC.com reported, citing unidentified sources. It's unclear..." January 28

  • LA Rams plan to have QB competition heading into '16

    Fox Sports "Les Snead wouldn't say the Los Angeles Rams have buyer's remorse about trading for Nick Foles. However, there is something that the general manager does regret about the 2015 season —€“ and it's a mistake he doesn't plan for the franchise to make again. Snead said Tuesday that the Rams are..." January 27

  • Bears lose WR coach Mike Groh to the Los Angeles Rams

    Windy City Gridiron "The Chicago Bears have lost another member of their 2015 coaching staff today when the Los Angeles Rams hired Mike Groh to be their new wide receivers coach. Groh will also serve as the Rams passing game coordinator. He was the WR coach for the Bears from 2013-2015. It was reported that Groh..." January 26

  • Kevin Demoff: Chargers-Rams impasse story is “completely false”

    Pro Football Talk "On Monday, Steve Hartman of XTRA Sports 1360 in San Diego stirred up the San Diego relocation story by reporting that an impasse has arisen between the Chargers and Rams regarding the sharing of a stadium in Inglewood. On Tuesday morning, the Rams went on the record to dispute the report from..." January 26

  • Rams hire Groh as WRs coach, passing game coordinator

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Coach Jeff Fisher filled two spots on his coaching staff with one hire Monday, adding Mike Groh as wide receivers coach and passing game coordinator. Groh, 44, replaces Ray Sherman as wide receivers coach with the Rams and in his added duties as passing game coordinator will aid offensive..." January 25

  • The 15 Best Twitter Jokes About Mike Carey After He Blew It Again

    Huffington Post "Another game, another whiffed analysis from CBS “officiating expert” Mike Carey. Carey, who was an NFL referee in another life, has warmed the hearts of Internet trolls everywhere this year by continually blowing calls on big-time broadcasts, making predictions day in and day out that prove..." January 25

  • The Rams are now the third-most valuable franchise in the NFL

    CBS Sports "Rams owner Stan Kroenke will never come out and say it, but a big reason he moved his team to Los Angeles is because there's almost no ceiling to the amount of profits Kroenke will be able to make there. The Rams owner will basically be able to print his own money once his $1.86 billion stadium..." January 21

  • Chris Long hoping to bounce back, unsure what future holds

    ESPN "The Rams played their final game as the St. Louis edition of the team on Jan. 3, but it's also possible that defensive end Chris Long, a St. Louis staple, has played his last game as a Ram. On the heels of two injury-plagued seasons that limited him to 18 games and four sacks, Long is due to..." January 20

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    Vincent Bonsignore @DailyNewsVinny

    #Rams received over 45,000 deposits on season tickets over the first 48 hours they were available. WOW

  • NFL health officials confronted NIH about researcher selection

    ESPN "Three of the NFL's top health and safety officers confronted the National Institutes of Health last June after the NIH selected a Boston University researcher to lead a major study on football and brain disease, Outside the Lines has learned. The new information contradicts denials by the NFL..." January 20

  • Rams' Gurley named NFL rookie of the year

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Named to the Pro Bowl last month, the honors continue to roll in for Rams running back Todd Gurley. He was named NFL rookie of the year, and also the NFL offensive rookie of the year Tuesday by the Pro Football Writers of America. Gurley is the first Rams player to win offensive rookie of the..." January 20

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    Jason La Canfora @JasonLaCanfora

    Rams have asked permission to interview pat Shurmur for OC vacancy. Should Eagles hire Frank Reich as expected, would be a natural move...

  • Rams, Chargers Expected to Chase Pete Carroll After '16 Season

    Bleacher Report "Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll declined to discuss his future beyond 2016 with the team after Sunday's loss to the Carolina Panthers. Could the 64-year-old Carroll retire after next season? Which two teams are expected to chase Carroll particularly hard? What other enticing option..." January 19

  • Rams begin taking deposits for 2016 season tickets, and get 8,000 in first hour

    Orange County Register "The Rams’ first preseason game at the Coliseum isn’t for another seven months, but fans already have started lining up to see them, at least in a virtual manner. Monday morning opened the period in which fans can pay an online deposit of $100 and be placed on a waiting list for 2016 season..." January 19

  • Report: Rams, Chargers finalizing deal to share Inglewood stadium

    The Score "Representatives of the Los Angeles Rams and San Diego Chargers started work Monday to finalize a deal that would see the Chargers move to Los Angeles to share the Rams' new stadium, CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora reports. The NFL is monitoring talks and is prepared to act as a mediator if..." January 18

  • Magic Johnson first to put deposit on Rams tickets

    ESPN "According to their relocation agreement with the NFL, the Los Angeles Rams can't begin selling tickets or suites to the new Inglewood stadium scheduled to open in 2019 until they know if they'll share their palatial new digs with another team. But less than a week after being approved to move..." January 18

  • Lawrence Phillips' family agrees to donate brain for CTE study

    USA Today "Lawrence Phillips' family has opted to donate the brain of the former Nebraska and NFL running back to researchers studying the traumatic brain injury, an attorney representing the family told USA TODAY Sports Friday. Phillips was found unresponsive at Kern Valley State Prison in Delano,..." January 16

  • Emotional Rams owner on L.A. move: 'We made it'

    ESPN "Rams owner Stan Kroenke was brought to tears at the end of his remarks at the Forum, his first since NFL owners approved his team's relocation to Los Angeles earlier this week. "We're happy to be here," Kroenke said. "It's quite a privilege. We're looking forward to moving ahead on this. The..." January 16

  • Kroenke, the 'victim'? That's the story he's telling in LA

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Stan Kroenke emerged from a white jet at Van Nuys Airport a few minutes before noon Wednesday as he returned to California for the first time as owner of the Los Angeles Rams. Less than 24 hours earlier in Houston, NFL owners voted to allow Kroenke to move the Rams from St. Louis to L.A. for..." January 15

  • Rams scramble to make offseason plans

    Pro Football Talk "Good news, Rams! You’re moving to Los Angeles for the 2016 football season. Bad news, Rams! The 2016 football season starts sooner than you think. In some respects, the 2016 football season already has begun. Injured players can rehab at the team’s facility. For now, the facility is in St...." January 14

  • Rams banners inside Dome come down

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Local 39 decorators Jim McNeely (left) and Jack Dungey remove a banner honoring the 1999 World Champions St. Louis Rams which hung inside the Edwards Jones Dome on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016. The NFL franchise is relocating back to Los Angeles. Photo by Laurie Skrivan, lskrivan@post-dispatch.com " January 14

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    Ian Gordon @id_gordon

    Stop using public funds to finance sports stadiums, St. Louis edition: https://t.co/oCaOBBGFdS pic.twitter.com/Nf4AbwluRS

  • St. Louis mayor says city won’t pursue another NFL team

    Pro Football Talk "Before the NFL finalized arrangements for the Rams to move to Los Angeles on Tuesday, St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay made no secret that he felt Rams owner Stan Kroenke was dishonest about his attempts to strike a stadium deal that would have kept the team in the city. After the move was..." January 13

  • Lawrence Phillips found dead in prison at age 40

    USA Today "Lawrence Phillips, the former football star facing murder charges, was found dead early Wednesday at Kern Valley State Prison, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation spokeswoman Terry Thornton told USA TODAY Sports. The death is being investigated as a suspected suicide,..." January 13

  • St. Louis politicians blast NFL, Rams after Los Angeles relocation

    CBS Sports "The inevitable finally became fact on Tuesday night when the NFL approved relocation for the Rams to Los Angeles beginning in 2016. The city of St. Louis is distraught -- fans are understandably quite angry -- and the politicial leaders around St. Louis are pretty infuriated as well, issuing..." January 13

  • Rams' relocation to L.A. is probably why Jeff Fisher still has a job

    The Score "Jeff Fisher is not a good NFL coach. His record over the 21 years he's held the position proves it. Only six times has Fisher's team finished with a winning record. In a world where coaches are routinely fired after only one sub-par season, Fisher's continued employment is one of the NFL's..." January 13

  • Owners were “blown away” by differences between Inglewood and Carson

    Pro Football Talk "So why did the NFL’s owners choose to reject the 5-1 recommendation of the Committee on L.A. Opportunities and embrace Stan Kroenke’s Inglewood project over the Chargers-Raiders proposal in Carson? It came down to the two projects, and specifically how they were presented to owners on..." January 13

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    Albert Breer @AlbertBreer

    Goodell says Chargers have the option to move to LA. If they don't exercise it, Raiders have option. $100M to those teams if they don't go.

  • Rams approved to relocate to L.A.; Chargers option to join

    NFL.com "NFL owners voted Tuesday night to allow the St. Louis Rams to move to a new stadium just outside Los Angeles, and the San Diego Chargers will have an option to share the facility, The Associated Press has learned. The Oakland Raiders, who also wanted to move to the area, were left out of the..." January 13

  • Reports: Rams And Chargers Will Relocate To LA, Share Stadium In Inglewood

    Deadspin "NFL owners will soon to approve the relocation of the St. Louis Rams and San Diego Chargers to the Los Angeles area, where they will share an Inglewood, Calif. stadium, according to numerous reports. The Rams, Chargers, and Oakland Raiders all officially filed for relocation at the end of the..." January 12

  • White NFL Asst Coaches Twice as Likely to Be Promoted Than Black Asst Coaches

    Black Sports Online "I understand the people who do these studies put many hours, days, weeks and years into their work. I am not trying to put down what they do, but you don’t need a study to know there is systematic prejudice not just in the NFL, but almost every industry in America. I do like that they worked..." January 12

  • Sporting News NFL Rookie of the Year: Todd Gurley rescuing Rams, RB position

    Sporting News "Not bad for a guy who plays a devalued position in the NFL. Todd Gurley, the Rams' first-round NFL draft pick and 10th overall pick, needed no more than 12 starts to prove his worth — even at running back. And in the eyes of fellow players and league executives, he was the best rookie for the..." January 12

  • Chargers say they have 'zero interest' in Rams' L.A. stadium plan

    USA Today "The San Diego Chargers say they have “zero interest” in switching alliances at the 11th hour of the Los Angeles stadium derby and remain committed to join the Oakland Raiders with a new stadium in Carson, Calif. NFL owners are scheduled to meet here Tuesday and Wednesday to decide which teams..." January 12

  • 2016 HBO Hard Knocks Candidates Revealed

    SI "Buffalo Bills coach Rex Ryan could make a return visit to HBO’s Hard Knocks next summer. Or the show could feature a team looking to relocate to Los Angeles. With the regular season concluded, we have some clarity on the NFL teams eligible to be drafted for the 2016 edition of Hard Knocks. They..." January 12

  • NFL's inevitable move to Los Angeles may hit road block

    Sporting News "The NFL's inevitable return to Los Angeles has taken a number of tedious steps as city officials, contractors, team owners and the league office work together to iron out details. But there's a chance the lengthy process could hit another road block this week when team owners meet Tuesday and..." January 11