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  1. 2017 Off-Season Thread
  • Rams Could Use Franchise Tag On CB Trumaine Johnson For Second Straight Year?

    NFL Trade Rumors "Jason La Canfora mentions that the more he thinks about it and the size of the upcoming free agent class, the more he believes the Rams will once again franchise CB Trumaine Johnson. Alden Gonzalez of ESPN previously predicted that the Rams could use the franchise tag on Johnson for the second..." February 22

  • Alshon Jeffery's 5 best free agency fits do not include Eagles

    Sporting News "Alshon Jeffery is the NFL's best free-agent wide receiver in 2017. Unlike the top players at other marquee positions, Jeffery will hit the open market, as his current team, the Bears, are unlikely to franchise tag him for a second consecutive year. With several teams in desperate need of a No...." February 21

  • Rams could be interested in Kirk Cousins if Jared Goff flops in 2017

    Larry Brown Sports "The Washington Redskins are likely to use the franchise tag on Kirk Cousins if they cannot work out a long-term deal, but the quarterback will have no shortage of suitors if he does end up hitting free agency. With Kyle Shanahan and Sean McVay — two former Redskins offensive coordinators who..." February 19

  • Will the Rams tag Trumaine Johnson again?

    Pro Football Talk "At a time when the football-following world is considering whether Washington will apply the franchise tag a second time to quarterback Kirk Cousins and whether the Chiefs will apply the franchise tag a second time to safety Eric Berry, the Rams have a player who was tagged a year ago, who could..." February 18

  • Jared Goff working with high-profile QB coach Tom House this offseason

    ESPN "Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff, coming off a trying rookie season, has been working with noted quarterback coaches Tom House and Adam Dedeaux. House and Dedeaux run 3DQB, a quarterback training facility based in Los Angeles. And one of their many notable clients is reigning MVP Matt..." February 17

  • Zac Stacy retires from NFL after three seasons

    SEC Country "Former Vanderbilt standout running back Zac Stacy wasn’t able to find his way back onto a field in 2016 after suffering a gruesome ankle injury in 2015 that ended his season. It looks like he won’t be getting back to football, either. Stacy took to his Instagram in a post that he penned “Thank..." February 16

  • Rams want Todd Gurley to improve his pass blocking

    Pro Football Talk "Rams running back Todd Gurley was one of the most disappointing players in the NFL last season, falling from 4.8 yards a carry as a rookie in 2015 to just 3.2 yards a carry in 2016. But running the ball isn’t what the Rams think Gurley needs to improve. Asked what Gurley needs to work on, Rams..." February 15

  • NFL sets cap percentages for franchise tags

    Pro Football Talk "The franchise-tag crop report has arrived. Sort of. Prior to 2011, the non-exclusive franchise tenders were determined by averaging the five highest cap numbers at each position from the prior year. Starting in 2011, the tenders are determined by the aggregate sum of the salary cap for the five..." February 15

  • NFL Would Boost TV Ratings, Ad Revenue If US Ban On Sports Betting Lifted, New Report Says

    Legal Sports Report "MoffettNathanson Research released a report called NFL Season Recap – It’s All Over But the Crying (paywall), looking back at 2016-17. Part of the analysis focused on sports betting, and opportunities missed by the NFL to generate more interest and revenue. The NFL has generally tried to..." February 14

  • Rams' new QBs coach thinks ceiling is 'really high' for Jared Goff

    ESPN "Greg Olson ran the Oakland Raiders' offense while Jared Goff navigated through his freshman and sophomore seasons at Cal, their stadiums only 12 miles apart. Olson studied Goff closely then, from 2013 to '14. He saw talent and promise. "Nothing that I’ve watched so far has deterred me from that..." February 14

  • Some late-season Thursday Night Football games could move to Saturday

    Awful Announcing "With the 2016-17 NFL season, it’s time for the league’s TV’s partners to look ahead for the next season and what teams they’ll lobby for. Due to the Dallas Cowboys’ effect on the ratings in the second half of last season, there’s no doubt that all of the networks will want to maximize the number..." February 14

  • Phillips switching Rams' base defense to 3-4 scheme

    NFL.com "Wade Phillips is ready to shake things up in his first season in Los Angeles. Phillips told reporters Friday that the Rams will be shifting to a 3-4 defensive scheme in his first season as Rams defensive coordinator. The Rams ran a base 4-3 defense last season with Gregg Williams at the..." February 11

  • Todd Gurley endorsed his position coach as Sean McVay built his new staff

    Pro Football Talk "New Rams coach Sean McVay retained running backs coach Skip Peete as he built his new staff over the last two weeks. McVay told reporters that Rams running back Todd Gurley heavily endorsed Peete, and that Gurley’s opinion played a part in McVay’s decision. “[There are] a lot of things..." February 11

  • Rams' Sean McVay not giving up on ex-No. 2 pick Greg Robinson

    ESPN "Greg Robinson, the former No. 2 overall pick who has struggled at left tackle throughout his three-year career, remains "a big part" of the Los Angeles Rams' plans moving forward, new coach Sean McVay said Friday. McVay did not specify whether Robinson would remain at left tackle, but he did..." February 11

  • Todd Gurley personally asked new Rams coach Sean McVay to keep RBs coach

    Sporting News "Todd Gurley had two position coaches in two seasons. He didn't want the make it three in as many years. After the Rams announced Sean McVay as their new head coach last month, the Rams running back reached out to McVay asking him to retain running backs coach Skip Peete on his coaching..." February 11

  • Details on How Much DirecTV is Raising The NFL Sunday Ticket Package in 2017

    Black Sports Online "The 2016 campaign ended in epic fashion, as the New England Patriots came back from down 25 points against the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl LI. As football fans wait several months until the game returns, they’ll have to get ready for prices rising for the Sunday Ticket package on..." February 09

  • Worst NFL free-agent pool ever won't stop desperate teams from diving in wallets first

    CBS Sports "NFL free agency is fool's gold. Always has been. Always will be. Now more than ever. Forever and forever. Amen. I've been singing this chorus and preaching this sermon for roughly a decade now, and nothing has changed. Except, well, the free-agency classes grow shallower and shallower...." February 08

  • DIRECTV raising Sunday Ticket prices for 2017 season

    Sportsnaut "It’s all about supply and demand. And despite what was a perceived regression in terms of television ratings during the 2016 NFL season, the demand is surely still there. It’s the most popular sport in North American. That’s not even up for debate at this point. So leave it to cable and..." February 08

  • Rams To Hire Matt LaFleur As OC

    Pro Football Rumors "The Rams are expected to hire Matt LaFleur as their offensive coordinator, Adam Schefter of ESPN.com tweets. LaFleur previously served as the Falcons’ quarterbacks coach. LaFleur is widely credited with helping to develop Matt Ryan. Ryan has long been considered a solid starter, but this past..." February 07

  • Top 10 biggest boom or bust players in 2017 NFL Draft

    Sportsnaut "Heading into the 2017 NFL Draft, there are a few players who find themselves in the “no doubt about it” category. Texas A&M EDGE defender Myles Garrett comes to mind when discussing that type of player. Other prospects quality as flyers and potential steals. There’s a whole other category,..." February 07

  • Rams interested in Falcons QB coach LaFleur for OC vacancy

    NFL Trade Rumors "ESPN’s Adam Schefter is reporting that the Falcons could lose another notable coach from their offensive staff once their season is officially over. Schefter says that the Rams will request permission to interview Falcons QBs coach Matt LaFleur for their offensive coordinator vacancy after..." February 05

  • UCLA assistant joining Rams staff

    Pro Football Talk "UCLA wide receivers coach Eric Yarber is leaving the school to join the Rams’ coaching staff, Bruin Report Online reported Thursday. Yarber played wide receiver for the Redskins in 1986-87. He has previous NFL coaching experience with the Seahawks, 49ers and Bucanneers and most recently spent..." February 03

  • Wade Phillips jokes about coaching under Sean McVay with the Rams

    Sportsnaut "Long-time NFL coach Wade Phillips just joined the Los Angeles Rams as the team’s defensive coordinator. This comes after a tremendous two-year stint as the Denver Broncos’ defensive coordinator. It’s a tenure that included Phillips winning his first Super Bowl in a 41 years as a coach in the..." February 03

  • Marshall Faulk still thinks the Patriots filmed the Rams’ practice

    WEEI Boston "Former Rams running back Marshall Faulk said Thursday he still believes the Patriots taped the St. Louis walkthrough before Super Bowl XXXVI. Faulk, and analyst for the NFL Nework, reiterated his long-held belief on Thursday as part of a media availability session with analysts from the NFL..." February 03

  • President Trump on Roger Goodell: ‘The commissioner is a dope. He’s a stupid guy’

    Sportsnaut "President Donald Trump isn’t one afraid to ruffle some feathers. It’s his outspoken attitude and ability to go away from the norm that caught the attention of those who voted him into office. As divisive as Trump himself might be, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is an equally divisive figure..." February 01

  • Roger Goodell indicates NFL looking into cutting commercials during broadcasts

    Sportsnaut "NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell addressed the public in a pre-Super Bowl press conference on Wednesday. He covered many issues including the possibility of the league reducing the number of commercials during a game. The task at hand would be to shorten the time it takes to watch an entire NFL..." February 01

  • Goodell defends Thursday Night Football: Lower injury rate, 'high-quality football'

    CBS Sports ""Thursday Night Football" isn't on its way out. As NFL commissioner Roger Goodell made clear at his press conference Wednesday, it's here to stay. To do so, Goodell cited lower injury rates and "high-quality football." "They're slightly lower than any other games," Goodell said of injury..." February 01

  • 2017 Salary Cap Could Increase By As Much As $15M

    NFL Trade Rumors "NFL commissioner Roger Goodell told reporters (per Kyle Meinke) on Wednesday that the 2017 salary cap could go up by as much as $15 million per team. A few months ago, Tom Pelissero of USA Today reported that NFL teams were informed that the 2017 cap is expected to be between $166 million –..." February 01

  • Head of NFL refs union: Barbs from players 'very concerning'

    USA Today "The NFL has fined multiple players this season for criticizing individual officials, and the head of the NFL Referees Association doesn’t want to see such incidents become a trend. Scott Green, the former NFL referee and recently appointed NFLRA executive director, told USA TODAY Sports on..." February 01

  • Report: NFLPA reviewing relationship with Uber after ‘strike busting tactics’

    Sportsnaut "According to Albert Breer of MMQB, the NFL Players Association is reviewing its relationship with ride-share company Uber in wake of its decision to operate in New York City when the city’s taxis went on strike over the weekend to protest the Trump administrations immigration policy. The strike..." January 31

  • NFL won’t commit to Orlando Pro Bowl

    Pro Football Talk "This year’s Pro Bowl was more successful than usual, due in part to a sold-out crowd in Orlando and an inexplicably successful effort (fueled by Ray Lewis) to get the players to cast aside their best interests and risk injury by playing hard. Still, the new home of the game won’t necessarily be..." January 30

  • Rams’ GM Les Snead says re-signing Trumaine Johnson will be ‘big decision’

    Fanrag Sports "According to a Sunday morning report from Gary Klein of the Los Angeles Times, the Los Angeles Rams have a serious decision to make when it comes to cornerback Trumaine Johnson. After playing this past season on the Rams’ franchise tag, Johnson will now get set to become an unrestricted free agent..." January 29

  • Sold-out Pro Bowl means it surely will continue

    Pro Football Talk "From time to time, the NFL huffs and puffs about the quality of the Pro Bowl. But the Pro Bowl’s house isn’t going to be blown down any time soon. (Even though it should be.) This year, the NFL has offered standing-room only tickets at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, site of this year’s..." January 29

  • NFL and medical marijuana: A Q&A with former Eagles OL Todd Herremans

    ESPN "The conversation about marijuana's place in the NFL is heating up. Earlier this week, it was revealed that the NFL Players Association is working on a proposal that would amend the current drug policy to take a "less punitive" approach to recreational marijuana use among players, and the..." January 28

  • The Super Bowl Sex-Trafficking Myth: Is it the crisis it's cracked up to be?

    SI "Oh, man, we’re about to get robbed. That was Ryan Murphy’s thought when the two sedans ominously pulled up on either side of the car he was sitting in. From the front passenger’s seat of the Ford Fusion parked at a gas station, he breathed a sigh of resignation and reached for his wallet...." January 28

  • Rams GM Les Snead Discusses McVay, Goff, Offseason

    Pro Football Rumors "It’s already been a busy offseason for the Rams, as the front office made a number of coaching moves that should bring some excitement to Los Angeles. The organization didn’t only make Sean McVay the youngest head coach in modern NFL history, but they also added Wade Phillips as their defensive..." January 28

  • Report: Rams to hire former Saints interim head coach as O-line coach

    Fanrag Sports "Aaron Kromer will now be tasked with helping out one of the more scrutinized parts of the Rams. The former Saints interim head coach and longtime offensive line coach is expected to become the Rams’ O-line boss, Alden Gonzalez of ESPN.com reports. This could be categorized as the last attempt..." January 25

  • Gurley: Second season in NFL 'was a nightmare'

    NFL.com "After a successful debut campaign as the NFL's Offensive Rookie of the Year, Rams running back Todd Gurley suffered through a miserable second season. Mired in an inept Los Angeles attack, Gurley clearly regressed as a playmaker, finishing with the lowest yards-per-carry figure (3.2) of any..." January 24

  • NFL TV viewership fumbles for the first time in 4 years

    New York Post "NFL TV viewership fell last season for the first time in four years — and you can’t blame Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton for the slide. Sure, the number of people tuning into NFL games fell 14 percent through Week 9 of the 2016 season — which ended a day before Election Day — but they were..." January 24

  • Wade Phillips disputes report he caused “toxic,” divided Broncos’ locker room

    Denver Post "Wade Phillips’ departure from Denver came as a surprise to many around the NFL. The long-time defensive coordinator led an elite Broncos defense for the past two seasons, but the two sides did not agree on a new deal before Phillips’ contract expired this month. Phillips was hired as the Rams..." January 23

  • Country star Luke Bryan to sing national anthem in Houston

    CBS Sports "The NFL announced Sunday that country music star Luke Bryan will perform the national anthem ahead of Super Bowl LI in Houston. Bryan, a two-time Academy of Country Music and Country Music Association Entertainer of the Year, will take center stage on Sunday, Feb. 5, to belt out "The..." January 22

  • NFL teams may have to jam cell signals in locker rooms

    Pro Football Talk "As the Antonio Brown Face Book Live fiasco prepares to yield to an actual football game (during which it will be “fair or not” to point out the potential social-media infraction distraction if Brown struggles), there’s a lingering question about the situation that gave rise to the..." January 22

  • As youngest head coach, Sean McVay plans to earn players’ respect

    Pro Football Talk "New Rams coach Sean McVay is only 30 years old, an age his players may associate more with a teammate than with a head coach. But McVay isn’t worried about whether players will listen to a coach who’s not much older (or maybe even a little younger) than they are. McVay said today on PFT Live..." January 20

  • Rams punter Johnny Hekker calls for expansion, not relocation

    Sportsnaut "The Oakland Raiders’ decision to file relocation papers for Las Vegas is bound to bring up some strong emotions. Los Angeles Rams punter Johnny Hekker, a man certainly familiar with team relocation, expressed his thoughts on Twitter. Hekker is partially right. If the NFL wants to reach new..." January 20

  • Rams long snapper picked for Pro Bowl

    Pro Football Talk "Rams long snapper Jake McQuaide has been selected to represent the NFC in the Pro Bowl. McQuaide is a first-time Pro Bowler. He’s been the Rams’ long snapper since 2011. " January 19

  • Chargers' Jason Verrett Disses Rams 'We're the Better Team, Period.'

    TMZ "The battle for L.A. has begun ... and Chargers Pro Bowl safety Jason Verrett just fired one of the first shots! Verrett was leaving the Chargers media event in L.A. on Wednesday when we asked which team the locals would embrace more ... the L.A. Chargers or the L.A. Rams? "Chargers,"..." January 19

  • Rams will turn attention to possible front-office improvements

    Pro Football Talk "Now that the Rams have a new head coach, other changes could be coming to the organization. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the Rams will now look at ways to improve their front office. While searching for their latest coach, the Rams obtained feedback from various persons. They..." January 16

  • Dre Kirkpatrick isn’t impressed with Rams

    Pro Football Talk "It’s not clear how the Rams will react to the youngest coach in modern NFL history. It is clear how at least one potential free agent from another team is reacting. Bengals cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick will, absent a new contract in Cincinnati, be available to sign with any team he wants in..." January 15

  • Rams may let ‘Fisher guys’ walk in free agency

    Larry Brown Sports "The Los Angeles Rams may be intent on erasing any and all traces of former head coach Jeff Fisher from their franchise. According to a report by Charles Robinson of Yahoo! Sports on Saturday, the Rams could let “Fisher guys” (namely, wide receiver Kenny Britt and cornerback Trumaine Johnson)..." January 15

  • McVay: Rams will be “built on character”

    Pro Football Talk "The Jeff Fisher Rams periodically drew criticism for chippy play that often crossed the line. The Sean McVay Rams apparently won’t be that way, “[W]e’re going to be a team that’s built on character,” McVay told reporters on Friday. “We feel that true leadership is about building and developing..." January 14

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