Rams Rumors & News

  • Stedman Bailey I'm NOT Done With Football Eyes NFL Return Next Season

    TMZ "Stedman Bailey -- the ex-Rams WR who was shot in the head twice last year -- says he's NOT giving up his NFL dreams .... just because he's taken a job as a college assistant coach. 25-year-old Bailey was waived by the Rams last month because he hasn't been medically cleared to play football..." July 23

  • An Overwhelming Number Of People Don’t Think Kids Should Play Tackle Football

    Uproxx "The true toll that playing football takes on the brain has come into focus over the last several years. We’ve reached a point where even the NFL is saying that playing can cause irreparable brain damage (Tell the truth! Tell the truth!), so it’s clear that America will need to reckon with the..." July 20

  • Despite Rooney Rule, minority NFL coaches still aren't hired often enough

    Sporting News "The number of minority coaches and assistants in the NFL has flatlined to an incredibly low number, ESPN.com reports. In the past five years, 22 new coaches have been hired, with Todd Bowles being the only minority coach hired despite the parameters set by the Rooney Rule in 2003. Former NFL..." July 19

  • NFL reportedly won't keep track of PSI numbers with microchips in footballs

    CBS Sports "Even after two years of tedious debate over whether or not Tom Brady and the Patriots could have masterminded a plot to mildly deflate some footballs, the NFL does not plan to use microchips installed in footballs to track PSI numbers. The NFL is putting microchips in footballs, though. The..." July 19

  • NFL teaches officials to rule all 'bang-bang' passes incomplete 'when in doubt'

    CBS Sports "Some good news in regards to the constantly confusing catch-rule emerged Monday: NFL officials finally received a simpler way to rule on passes that result in unclear outcomes. Some bad news, however, also surfaced: More incomplete passes might be coming this season. As ESPN's Kevin Seifert..." July 18

  • Roger Goodell never called Mark Wahlberg to complain about 'Ballers', NFL spokesperson says

    USA Today "In an appearance on Mike & Mike last week, Mark Wahlberg claimed that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell took time out of fighting with Tom Brady in court and the other things he does as the NFL Commissioner to call and complain about HBO’s Ballers, which uses a number of storylines from the league..." July 18

  • Report: Rams still hope to find trade partner for Nick Foles

    Sportsnaut "The Los Angeles Rams still hope to find a trade partner for quarterback Nick Foles, but they plan on bringing him into camp at this time, Vincent Bonsignore of the Los Angeles Daily News reports. That Foles will be off Los Angeles’ roster when the season opens is almost a given. With a $13.25..." July 18

  • Rams plan to have Nick Foles at training camp

    Pro Football Talk "Quarterback Nick Foles wasn’t part of the Rams’ offseason workouts after they made their move up the draft board to draft Jared Goff with the first overall pick. Coach Jeff Fisher said it wasn’t because Foles didn’t want to compete and called it “a mutual thing” related to Foles’ lack of a..." July 17

  • Franchise tag not a bad deal for Cousins, Jeffery, Berry and Johnson

    Pro Football Talk "NFL players don’t like getting the franchise tag, and it’s easy to understand why: The franchise tag keeps them from finding out how much money they’d actually command on a free market. But for the four players who will play this season on the franchise tag, it’s not a bad deal. Washington..." July 16

  • Cal coach heaps praise on Rams' Goff

    The Score "If there are any Los Angeles Rams fans not yet excited about the addition of Jared Goff, perhaps Sonny Dykes can be of some assistance. The Cal head coach, who led the program for each of Goff's three years as a starter, spoke glowingly of this year's No. 1 overall pick in a recent interview..." July 15

  • Former NFL players suing Riddell need to understand their own guilt, too

    Sporting News "The customer is not always right, as those who work or have worked in the service industry know. Riddell Inc., America's largest football helmet distributor and official provider for the NFL from 1989-2014, is dealing with some unhappy customers who are both right and wrong. Former Pro Bowl..." July 15

  • Polian: Next NFL CBA will focus on commissioner power

    Sportsnaut "Roger Goodell has irked the NFLPA with his actions during this current term for the Collective Bargaining Agreement. While the agreement runs through 2021, issues are already popping up as hot topics for the upcoming NFL CBA, set to be negotiated in five years. Bill Polian suggests that the..." July 14

  • The Los Angeles Rams have already sold 70,000 season tickets

    Fox Sports "Since the day it was announced that the Rams were moving to Los Angeles, the biggest question surrounding the team was a simple one: Would anyone in LA care? After all, the LA area already has two professional baseball, basketball and hockey teams, not to mention UCLA and USC, so the question of..." July 13

  • Rams, 49ers will likely play 2018 regular season game in China

    SB Nation "The NFL's interest in expanding internationally has been mostly focused on London, but the league is hoping to play regular season games in China and Germany soon. The NFL is looking to add China to its list of international destinations as early as 2018. At the league meeting in March,..." July 12

  • Study finds Patriots have the best fans, Jaguars the worst

    The Score "New England Patriots fans have something else to brag about. A study conducted by Emory University professor Michael Lewis has Patriots fans ranked as the best in the NFL, followed by the Dallas Cowboys, Denver Broncos, San Francisco 49ers, and Philadelphia Eagles. The results of the study..." July 12

  • Wes Welker says he hasn’t spoken to Bill Belichick since he was with Patriots

    Boston "There’s been roughly three years of radio silence between Wes Welker and Bill Belichick. On 98.5 The Sports Hub’s “Toucher and Rich Show” on Tuesday, the hosts asked Welker when he last spoke to the Patriots head coach, and at first, he struggled to remember. “I spoke with him probably right..." July 12

  • Todd Gurley is ready to make a lot of marketing money in L.A.

    Pro Football Talk "With the NFL back in L.A., the star players on the Rams will stand to benefit from the added exposure, interest, and marketing dollars. The biggest star, for now, is the player who won the NFL’s offensive rookie of the year award in 2015. As explained by Gary Klein of the Los Angeles Times,..." July 11

  • Rams RB Todd Gurley: 'Couldn't ask for a better QB' than Jared Goff

    Fox Sports "The Los Angeles Rams will lean heavily on their youth offensively this season. And last year's rookie standout, running back Todd Gurley, admittedly is excited about this year's big-name rookie, quarterback Jared Goff. "Great kid. Couldn't ask for a better QB. We are just excited to have him..." July 11

  • Fantasy: 10 breakout candidates to target in your draft

    The Score "Every fantasy owner wants to discover the star player no one saw coming. It gives you bragging rights over the competition and puts you in position to make a run at the title. With only a few weeks left until players report to training camp, let’s take a look at this year’s breakout..." July 11

  • Todd Gurley on Jared Goff: Couldn't ask for better QB

    NFL.com "Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley likes what he sees in the team's No. 1 overall pick. Gurley made an appearance on Friday's edition of NFL Total Access and spoke highly of Jared Goff. "Great kid. Couldn't ask for a better QB. We are just excited to have him (here)," Gurley said...." July 10

  • Todd Gurley’s fantasy advice: Draft me first overall

    Pro Football Talk "Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley is expecting to put up very big numbers this season. Asked on NFL Network where he should go in fantasy drafts, Gurley said there’s no question in his mind that he should be the top pick. “No. 1 overall for sure,” Gurley said." July 10

  • Rams' Gurley: 'Couldn't ask for a better QB' than Goff

    The Score "Jared Goff is already earning praise from the star running back at his side in Los Angeles. Making an appearance on NFL Network on Friday, Todd Gurley spoke glowingly of the quarterback the Rams traded up to select No. 1 overall in this year's draft. "Great kid. Couldn't ask for a better..." July 09

  • The NFL's Catch Rule Got A Little More Complicated

    Deadspin "The NFL published its updated 2016 rulebook this week, and here’s a list of some of the bigger changes. But c’mon, we all want to see what the ever-evolving, always-baffling catch rule looks like now, so we can pretend we have any idea what we’re talking about when there’s a catch..." July 07

  • Report: Goodell earned $32M in 2015

    The Score "The NFL paid commissioner Roger Goodell $32 million for 2015, according to a tax filing obtained by Daniel Kaplan of Sports Business Journal. Since the NFL changed its status from a non-profit to a profitable venture, this is the last year Goodell's salary will be on public record. " June 30

  • Rams add Mike Singletary as defensive advisor

    The Score "The Los Angeles Rams have added Mike Singletary to their staff as a defensive advisor, Singletary said in an interview on 670 The Score on Tuesday, according to CBS Chicago. The Hall of Famer was an eight-time first-team All-Pro linebacker with the Chicago Bears from 1981-1992. He then joined..." June 28

  • NFL offseason arrests less frequent than years past

    Sportsnaut "Negative press dominates headlines, but the NFL is seeing a positive development when it comes to players getting arrested in the offseason. As detailed by Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, only nine NFL players have been arrested this year since January 1, which is down from 13 last year, 21..." June 27

  • Dominique Easley says he won't have his kids play football

    Yardbarker "Los Angeles Rams defensive lineman Dominique Easley has no intention of letting his own children play the game of football. Speaking with The Breakfast Club (105.1 FM in New York), Easley revealed he wants his kids to go straight into baseball, instead. “I’m not putting my kids in football...." June 27

  • NFL owners haul in $222.6 million each for 2015 shared revenue

    Sportsnaut "The NFL, and its owners, just keep getting richer. In a report by Eben Novy-Williams of Bloomberg, the league divided up $7.1 billion in revenue, which is an increase of six percent from the previous year. ESPN’s Darren Rovell has done the math, and as we can see each NFL team owner received a..." June 27

  • Rams have sold 63,000 season tickets

    Pro Football Talk "Los Angeles is ready to support the Rams. Rams COO Kevin Demoff told the Ventura County Star that the Rams have already sold 63,000 season tickets. The team’s goal is to sell 70,000 season tickets and leave the remaining seats for single-game sales. The Rams plan to configure the Coliseum at..." June 25

  • NFL takes unusual step of involving position coaches in looking at more kickoff rule changes

    USA Today "The NFL is assessing the viability of further rules changes on kickoffs with unprecedented input from the league’s special teams coordinators, who want to save the exciting play from extinction. Dean Blandino, the NFL’s vice president of officiating, recently held a conference call with special..." June 21

  • For Rams rookies, a forceful caution on the perils of drinking and driving

    Los Angeles Times "On a bright, sunny Southern California day, Rams rookies sat in a dimly lighted hotel conference room Monday, wearing blank stares as the mood turned somber. Mike Lutzenkirchen had warned the players. They probably would cry when he described his son, Philip, a former Auburn tight end who tried..." June 21

  • Fans forked over $550 each for Rams “All-Access” event at L.A. Coliseum

    L.A. Daily News "Andre Jeanbart kept hovering back to the table of souvenirs. Over and over again, he wrote down his name at the Los Angeles Coliseum. He was making his mark on the silent auction, bidding for a lunch with Kevin Demoff. Finally, after his fourth try, his competitor patted him on the back and..." June 19

  • Rams' Keenum to enter training camp No. 1 on depth chart ahead of Goff

    The Score "The Los Angeles Rams will keep quarterback Case Keenum atop the depth chart heading into training camp, despite drafting Jared Goff first overall in April's draft. The move was confirmed by head coach Jeff Fisher on Thursday, and was expected, as the team hopes Goff will prove worthy of..." June 17

  • Rams owner reportedly behind St. Louis MLS stadium plan

    The Comeback "Maryland Heights, Mo., is potentially looking to build an MLS stadium for the general St. Louis area. The man behind this plan is someone very familiar and very controversial in St. Louis. It is reported by the St. Louis Port-Dispatch that Stan Kroenke is behind the plan to build the stadium..." June 16

  • Jared Goff getting snaps with Rams’ first team

    L.A. Daily News "The Rams didn’t roll out a red carpet, sprinkle rose petals or carry him on a chariot. Jared Goff, first-team quarterback, calmly stepped into the huddle and called a play. It might have been the start of something big, but that won’t be known for a while. At least for one day, during the Rams’..." June 15

  • Former Bear Bryan Robinson found dead in Milwaukee motel room

    Chicago Tribune "Former Bears defensive lineman Bryan Robinson, a 14-year NFL veteran, has died. Robinson was discovered late Saturday in a Milwaukee motel room. He was 41." June 13

  • LA Rams’ Todd Gurley could be Los Angeles’ next big star

    L.A. Daily News "If, as the saying goes, stars are made, not born, what about those who are relocated? Todd Gurley is poised to be the next big thing in Southern California sports. The Rams running back still might go unrecognized walking down local streets, particularly when his trademark shoulder-length..." June 12

  • Wes Welker joined Ravens, Dolphins as guest coach

    NFL.com "The window on Wes Welker's playing career is all but closed, but his foray into coaching is just beginning. The former Patriots, Broncos and Dolphins receiver spent two days this week serving as a guest coach for the Baltimore Ravens. Welker was on hand for organized team activities on Tuesday..." June 11

  • Rams safety Christian Bryant aims to follow Rodney McLeod's path

    ESPN "Of the many observers in NFL free agency this year, Los Angeles Rams safety Christian Bryant might have been among the most interested. First, Bryant considers fellow safety Rodney McLeod a friend, and as McLeod approached his first taste of unrestricted free agency, Bryant wanted the best for..." June 10

  • Tre Mason And Lost Causes: Has He Played His Last Snap For The Rams?

    Turf Show Times "Tre Mason is a fair microcosm of the Rams' problems in the last four years in building out a roster and getting over the .500 hump. In last year's roster preview series, I summed up the centrality of it in Mason's preview: The bigger issue is how the Rams have managed themselves into this..." June 09

  • Jared Goff to sign rookie deal with Los Angeles Rams

    NFL.com "The Los Angeles Rams are about to lock up No. 1 overall pick Jared Goff. The quarterback is expected to sign his four-year contract Thursday, per NFL Media's Steve Wyche according to a team source. As with all first-round contracts under this CBA, the deal comes with a fifth-year..." June 09

  • Report: Rams looking to extend Jeff Fisher and Les Snead

    Sportsnaut "The Los Angeles Rams may be calling a new city home in 2016. They may have a shiny new quarterback in Jared Goff under center. But it doesn’t appear the Rams are prepared to move on from those who led the organization during their St. Louis days. Vincent Bonsignore of the Los Angeles Daily..." June 09

  • Jared Goff continues to impress at Rams workouts

    Los Angeles Times "The rookie quarterback calmly surveyed the defense, took the snap and looked for receivers amid the pass rush before tucking the ball and scrambling into the end zone for a touchdown. It was one of the final plays of the Rams’ workout Wednesday, and Jared Goff continued to show something..." June 09

  • Wes Welker shows up at Dolphins practice, but team won't sign him

    CBS Sports "Wes Welker was spotted at Dolphins' organized team activities on Monday but don't expect him to suit up for the team anytime soon. Welker knows first-year coach Adam Gase from their time together in Denver, and one of the best slot receivers in NFL history is serving in an advisory role with the..." June 07

  • Rams Sign QB Dylan Thompson

    Turf Show Times "Last week, we got the news that the Los Angeles Rams were working out UDFA QB Blake Frohnapfel. I closed that piece out by asking: Does the tryout suggest something amiss with a Foles-Keenum-Mannion trio at least according to the Rams' front office? That question gets new legs tonight as..." June 07

  • Report: Rams waive Stedman Bailey with NFI designation

    The Score "The Los Angeles Rams waived wide receiver Stedman Bailey with the non-football injury designation, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter. Bailey was shot twice in the head in November while sitting in a car in Miami Gardens, Fla. The 25-year-old underwent surgery shortly thereafter. In..." June 07

  • NFL owners, coaches say a developmental league is needed and here's what's brewing

    CBS Sports "The limos were lined up bumper-to-bumper around the sprawling driveway and the private planes waited on tarmacs nearby as NFL owners scrambled to get back home after wrapping up another league meeting. In a nearby ballroom, commissioner Roger Goodell began addressing the media, his statements..." June 07

  • NFL Twitter Hacked, Announces Roger Goodell's Death

    Deadspin "Some gremlin got access to the NFL’s Twitter account today and announced the death of commissioner Roger Goodell. NFL PR flack Brian McCarthy quickly corrected the record: The other two tweets were also deleted. The NFL appears to have regained control of its account. The fake cause of..." June 07

  • 20 Different Players to Take Part in Celebrity Family Feud NFL Edition This Summer

    Total Pro Sports "If you enjoyed the Gronkowski Family‘s appearance on Celebrity Family Feud last summer, you’ll love what the NFL has in store for you this year. ABC is mixing up the format of Celebrity Family Feud for Season 2. While many of the episodes will feature celebrities and their actual families, a..." June 07

  • NFL curious about marijuana as potential medical alternative

    Sporting News "While it’s not saying so publicly, the NFL is exploring the viability of marijuana as a medical option for its players. In a profile on Ravens offensive tackle Eugene Monroe’s marijuana advocacy, the Washington Post reports NFL senior vice president for player health and safety Jeff Miller and..." June 07

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