Rams Rumors & News

  • Free agent corner Leodis McKelvin visiting the Rams

    Pro Football Talk "There was some interest from the Saints, who have other cornerback issues at the moment. So veteran cornerback Leodis McKelvin is moving on with a free agency tour. According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, McKelvin is heading to Los Angeles to work out for the Rams tomorrow." August 16

  • Tavon Austin out “at least” another week

    Pro Football Talk "The new-look Rams receiving corps is still waiting to get a meaningful contribution from one of the key players from the Jeff Fisher era. Coach Sean McVay told reporters on Sunday that Tavon Austin is expected to miss “at least another week” with a hamstring injury. Don’t be surprised, as one..." August 14

  • Sammy Watkins, the Rams' new weapon, is already bringing excitement

    Los Angeles Times "Fanfare does not usually accompany an NFL team’s first practice after a preseason game. That will change Monday for the Rams when new receiver Sammy Watkins works out with the team for the first time. Watkins, 24, is regarded as the deep threat that McVay and quarterback Jared Goff need to..." August 14

  • Sammy Watkins was “shocked just like everybody else”

    Pro Football Talk "It you were surprised by the news that the Bills had traded receiver Sammy Watkins to the Rams, you weren’t alone. Watkins was, too. “I was shocked just like everybody else,” Watkins told reporters on Saturday. “I have to get to know everybody on the staff and the team, and let everybody earn..." August 13

  • Rams and Aaron Donald have had no movement toward a new contract

    Pro Football Talk "As Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald continues his training camp holdout, he’s no closer to a new contract. Rams General Manager Les Snead said there hasn’t been any movement from either side toward meeting somewhere in the middle on a long-term extension for Donald. “Not any movement,”..." August 12

  • Rams Eyeing Sammy Watkins Extension

    Pro Football Rumors "The Rams received the highest-ceiling talent in Friday’s seminal trades, and Les Snead wants Sammy Watkins to stick around in Los Angeles long-term. The sixth-year GM said he “definitely” wants to sign Watkins to an extension, telling Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, “he’s 24, so you don’t just..." August 12

  • Steelers among teams sniffing around possible trade for Rams' Trumaine Johnson

    CBS Sports "The big headline Friday was that the Rams traded for Sammy Watkins, the injury-plagued big-play wide receiver the Bills traded up in the 2014 draft to take fourth overall. But Los Angeles had to part ways with cornerback E.J. Gaines (25 career starts) and a 2018 second-round pick. CBS Sports..." August 12

  • LeSean McCoy can relate to Sammy Watkins getting traded for 'a guy that he's probably better than'

    Buffalo News "LeSean McCoy knows what Sammy Watkins is going through. The Buffalo Bills' running back was blindsided by his trade to the team two years ago. So when the shocking news broke that the Bills had dealt Watkins to the Los Angeles Rams, McCoy's reaction was understandable. "I've been there," he..." August 12

  • Pharoh Cooper feels like a veteran among a young group of Rams receivers

    L.A. Daily News "Only on this team, in this situation, could Pharoh Cooper be considered a veteran. Cooper is in his second NFL training camp and has caught 14 passses in regular-season games. Among the 12 receivers on the field for the Rams at UC Irvine on Thursday, only one other guy could say that. So,..." August 11

  • Rams aren’t shopping Tavon Austin

    Pro Football Talk "The arrival of Robert Woods via free agency, Cooper Kupp via the draft, and Sammy Watkins via trade has suddenly given the Rams a crowded house at receiver. But this doesn’t mean Tavon Austin is the odd man out. Per multiple sources, the Rams aren’t shopping Austin — and don’t intend to. As one..." August 11

  • Bills trade Sammy Watkins to the Rams

    CBS Sports "The Buffalo Bills made a couple of huge trades on Friday afternoon. In the first, they sent No. 1 wide receiver and former No. 4 overall pick in the 2014 draft Sammy Watkins to the Los Angeles Rams along with a 2018 sixth-round pick, and received cornerback E.J. Gaines and a 2018 second-round pick..." August 11

  • Rams, Chargers rivalry quickly gets interesting

    Pro Football Talk "The Fight For L.A. became literal on Wednesday, and the combatants seemed to enjoy it. For most teams, fights during joint practices become real reason for concern. Based on the comments emerging after multiple skirmishes at a Chargers-Rams joint practice, the notion of the two teams vying for..." August 10

  • Roger Goodell in favor of shortening preseason to 3 games

    WEEI Boston "Every football fan would agree, the NFL preseason is very boring, and it appears NFL commissioner Roger Goodell would agree. “When I go around to fans, that’s maybe the No. 1 thing I hear,” Goodell said, via Bob Glauber of Newsday. “The NFL should do things to the highest possible standards...." August 10

  • NFL To Hire Full Time Officials For First Time In League History

    Real GM Football "For the first time in NFL history, the league will have 21 to 24 full-time officials. Under the plan, each of the seven field officiating positions will be represented, with no more than five coming from one position. The full-time officials will come from the current roster of 124 game..." August 09

  • Rams may make changes to offensive line

    L.A. Daily News "For most of the offseason, the Rams believed they had discovered the correct mix on their offensive line. Now, with less than five weeks until the regular-season opener, they want to verify. In a brief, breezy practice Sunday afternoon at UC Irvine, the Rams switched up their line and flipped..." August 07

  • Rams expecting big things from “violent runner” Todd Gurley

    ESPN "The Todd Gurley of old seemingly made an appearance at StubHub Center on Saturday, during a joint practice against the Los Angeles Chargers that was attended by only a few thousand season-ticket holders. Tackling wasn't allowed, but the Los Angeles Rams' star running back hit holes decisively and..." August 07

  • Three Players In ‘Madden 18’ Have A Perfect 99 Rating

    Uproxx "As we inch ever closer to Madden 18‘s launch, it’s time to step away from the top players at their respective positions (see the best wide receivers, quarterbacks, running backs and tight ends here), to recognize the elite few who have made it into Madden’s honorable “Club 99.” These players have..." August 06

  • Rams sign WR KD Cannon

    Pro Football Talk "KD Cannon has to hope the third team proves the right fit. The rookie receiver, released by the 49ers and the Jets after a standout career at Baylor, signed with the Rams on Friday. Cannon went undrafted after leaving Baylor as the third-leading receiver in school history. He made 195 catches..." August 05

  • Rams defensive coordinator Wade Phillips see opportunities for others with Aaron Donald holding out

    Los Angeles Times "This is Wade Phillips’ 40th NFL training camp, so there isn’t much the Rams’ defensive coordinator has not seen or experienced. One of the NFL’s best defensive linemen holding out? Not, apparently, a major reason for concern. Another projected starting defensive lineman lost for the..." August 05

  • No changes to Aaron Donald holdout

    Pro Football Talk "It’s been a week since Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald failed to report for training camp. So has anything changed in the past seven days? “Not to this point,” coach Sean McVay told reporters on Friday. “Kind of still same as. Hopeful and waiting for some day when we get that good news, but..." August 05

  • Lamarcus Joyner happy Rams moved him to safety

    L.A. Daily News "This year, there are no omnipresent cameras on hand to capture all of the Rams’ training-camp drama, and unlike 2016, defensive back Lamarcus Joyner is calm, cool and knows his role. That job has changed, again, but Joyner has no complaints. The former cornerback seems settled as the Rams’..." August 04

  • Rams' Todd Gurley eyes yardage goal higher than Marshall Faulk level

    Sporting News "No player in NFL history has ever tallied 1,500 rushing yards and 1,000 receiving yards in the same season. Todd Gurley hopes to change that. The Rams running back has set those thresholds as his personal quest for the 2017 campaign. "Honestly, I never was the guy to really do goals..." August 03

  • Missouri Supreme Court rules Rams owe taxes on ticket sales from 2007-13

    Sportsnaut "The Los Angeles Rams didn’t leave the state of Missouri on good terms last winter. Loyal fans felt betrayed, and so did the city of St. Louis, which sued the Rams this year. Now the Supreme Court of Missouri has ruled that the Rams owe state sales taxes stemming from ticket sales from..." August 02

  • Rams DL Dominique Easley Out For Season With Torn ACL

    NFL Trade Rumors "Adam Schefter reports that an MRI has confirmed that Rams DT Dominique Easley tore his ACL, and he is out for the season. This is terrible news for Easley, who has had two prior ACL tears dating back to college. It’s likely the Rams will place him on injured reserve and add someone to their..." August 02

  • Rams DL Dominique Easley Believed To Have “Serious” Knee Injury

    NFL Trade Rumors "According to Ian Rapoport, Rams DL Dominique Easley is believed to have sustained a “serious” knee injury after being carted off the field from Tuesday’s practice. Rapoport cites one source that said Easley is “not looking good” after his injury. He is scheduled to undergo an MRI to determine..." August 02

  • A fit and healthy E.J. Gaines makes big plays in Rams training camp

    Los Angeles Times "A foot injury that required surgery and sidelined him the entire season two years ago is completely healed. So are the hamstring issues and other problems that slowed him in 2016. Rams cornerback E.J. Gaines is finally unencumbered and free to make plays. Gaines showed his fitness Monday..." August 01

  • Lance Dunbar injured, Malcolm Brown set as Rams’ No. 2 back

    Pro Football Talk "When the Rams signed running back Lance Dunbar, the idea was that he would be the No. 2 running back behind Todd Gurley. But that’s not how the depth chart looks now. Rams coach Sean McVay said Monday that Dunbar is out indefinitely with a knee injury, and Malcolm Brown is now the No. 2 running..." August 01

  • Rams backup quarterback Sean Mannion is off to a strong start in camp

    Los Angeles Times "It comes with the position. Backup quarterbacks in the NFL, and all levels of football, are accustomed to garnering support from fans unhappy with the starter. When the endorsement comes from a Hall of Fame player, well, the backup takes notice. Sean Mannion of the Rams did. In a..." July 31

  • Michael Brockers: Holdout is 'killing' Aaron Donald

    NFL.com "Los Angeles Rams star defensive lineman Aaron Donald is digging his heels in for a contract extension. But that doesn't mean he's enjoying this holdout. "Oh yeah, it's killing him right now," Rams teammate Michael Brockers said Sunday, via the Los Angeles Daily News. "I know it is. He cannot..." July 31

  • Sean McVay finally has “fully healthy” Tavon Austin

    Pro Football Talk "New Rams coach Sean McVay has big plans for receiver Tavon Austin. Finally, McVay gets a chance to implement them. “He is fully healthy right now,” McVay told reporters regarding the receiver who missed all of the offseason program due to a wrist injury. “I think there’s still just a little bit..." July 30

  • Rams' Johnson believes team won't re-sign him at end of 2017 season

    Orange County Register "The day should have been all about new head coach Sean McVay officially putting his imprint on the Rams and the progress of second-year quarterback Jared Goff and all those shiny new pieces added through the draft and free agency. But when the Rams opened training camp Saturday at UC Irvine,..." July 30

  • Rams G.M. Les Snead calls Aaron Donald contract “a priority”

    Pro Football Talk "The Rams’ best player is holding out of training camp, and General Manager Les Snead knows he needs to do something about that. Snead and Rams head coach Sean McVay called a press conference specifically to talk about holdout defensive tackle Aaron Donald, and they both stressed that they want..." July 29

  • Rams rookie tight end Gerald Everett isn't shy about his expectations

    Los Angeles Times "Rams coach Sean McVay appreciated his rookie’s confidence but thought it would be best if Gerald Everett saved his predictions until after he played in at least one NFL game. On Thursday, a day after Everett said that he and Tyler Higbee “could be better than the Redskins’ tight ends,” McVay,..." July 28

  • Rams place five on non-football injury/physically unable to perform lists

    Pro Football Talk "As players begin to report for training camp with the Los Angeles Rams, the team placed five players on injury lists to open camp. Defensive tackle Omarius Bryant, defensive backs Dominique Hatfield and Aarion Penton, and guard Alex Kozan were placed on the non-football injury list on Thursday...." July 28

  • Report: NFL To Walk Away From Deal To Fund Concussion Research With $16 Million Unpaid

    Deadspin "The NFL has given the National Institutes of Health less than half of the $30 million they promised for concussion research five years ago, and after repeatedly trying to influence how their “unrestricted gift” was used, the league is letting their agreement expire with no plans to finish paying..." July 28

  • Aaron Donald Not Present at Rams Training Camp Amid Contract Holdout

    Bleacher Report "Los Angeles Rams defensive lineman Aaron Donald remains absent as the Rams prepare to begin training camp practices Saturday as he angles for a new contract. Jarrett Bell‏ of USA Today noted Donald missed Friday's reporting deadline for Rams veterans. Alden Gonzalez of ESPN and Ian Rapoport of..." July 28

  • Rams Audition Two Quarterbacks

    Pro Football Rumors "The Rams aren’t just looking at defensive line help today. Los Angeles is also auditioning quarterbacks Sean Renfree and Thad Lewis, Ian Rapoport of NFL.com tweets. The Rams recently inked veteran quarterback Dan Orlovsky to potentially serve as a third quarterback behind Jared Goff and Sean..." July 27

  • Rob Gronkowski, Julio Jones top pass-catchers in 'Madden NFL 18'

    Sporting News "Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski finished last year's reign as the "Madden" cover athlete rated 99 overall, despite an injury that cut his season short. For "Madden NFL 18," he'll begin at 98. Gronkowski is the highest-rated tight end in the game, with Travis Kelce, Jimmy Graham, and Delanie..." July 27

  • Congress demands NFL pays $18 million bill

    Sportsnaut "The NFL still owes $18 million on a five-year agreement with the National Institutes of Health stemming from a concussion research program conducted by the two organizations. Back in 2012, the NFL announced that it would be handing NIH $30 million to help the Institutes study the long-term..." July 27

  • CTE found in 99% of studied brains from deceased NFL players

    CNN "Chronic traumatic encephalopathy, known as CTE, was found in 99% of deceased NFL players' brains that were donated to scientific research, according to a study published Tuesday in the medical journal JAMA. The neurodegenerative brain disease can be found in individuals who have been exposed to..." July 25

  • Troubled RB Wants NFL to Believe in Him

    Bleacher Report "Tre Mason can be found here, in Lake Worth, Florida, on a pier that stretches into the Atlantic Ocean. On this humid July day, he doesn’t resemble a volatile renegade at all. The running back who disappeared from the NFL takes a seat at Benny’s on the Beach and gazes off into the sparkling blue..." July 25

  • Rams need better draft results to turn franchise around

    ESPN "ESPN recently put together power rankings based on how each NFL team is positioned for thee next three seasons.Insider The Los Angeles Rams finished 28th. That is, um, not good. It's not good because, well, 28th is bad. It's really not good because of what the next three seasons represent for this..." July 25

  • For Rams to thrive, Sean McVay must not let his youth define him

    ESPN "ESPN recently put together power rankings based on how each NFL team is positioned for these next three seasons.Insider The Los Angeles Rams finished 28th. That is, um, not good. It's not good because, well, 28th is bad. It's really not good because of what the next three seasons represent for..." July 24

  • Rams Eugene Sims Have Cops Pepper Spray His Bad Girls Club GF Winter For Not Getting Out of His Car

    Black Sports Online "Simple rule…… IF YOU DATE SOMEONE ON BAD GIRLS CLUB, YOU CAN’T BE SHOCKED WHEN IT GOES BAD….. It appears that Winter from Bad Girls Club and Sims got into an argument over a house fan or something, so he decided it was time for her to go and tried to drop her off at the airport. She..." July 24

  • Rams to hire Brian Xanders to front office role

    Pro Football Talk "The Los Angeles Rams are set to add former Detroit Lions and Denver Broncos executive Brian Xanders to their front office, according to Tom Pelissero of the NFL Network. The Lions decided to part ways with Xanders in May. He had been a holdover from prior general manager Martin Mayhew and the..." July 21

  • Rams great Eric Dickerson: Sean Mannion should start over Jared Goff

    Sporting News "If the Rams were going strictly off numbers produced in college, then Sean Mannion would have an argument to earn the starting job over former No. 1 overall pick Jared Goff. Both had good numbers in college, having at least one season with 35 or more touchdown passes, both had 4,000-yard..." July 21

  • Five NFL coaches under most pressure to bail out sinking ships

    Sportsnaut "As is the case every year, plenty of NFL coaches enter the season under a lot of pressure to turn bad situations around. Which coaches fit that description in 2017? As a general rule, we’d like to leave rookie coaches off our list. One coach in his first year, however, is in a situation that’s..." July 21

  • Rams sign Dan Orlovsky

    Pro Football Talk "With training camp opening soon and just two quarterbacks under contract, the Rams have added a third. Veteran backup Dan Orlovsky told SportsSpectrum.com today that he is signing with the Rams. Orlovsky has stuck around in the NFL since the Lions took him in the fifth round of the 2005..." July 20

  • Rams' Todd Gurley aiming to have bigger impact on field, in community

    Los Angeles Times "It was a scorching Saturday afternoon in Southern California, but Todd Gurley wasn’t at the beach and he wasn’t lounging in the new home that he had recently shopped for. The Rams running back stood on the 25-yard line at Santa Monica College’s football field surrounded by hundreds of..." July 18

  • ESPN Has Finally Set An Official End Date For ‘Mike And Mike’

    Uproxx "When ESPN announced their new television programming lineup for 2018 would include a solo show for Mike Greenberg, fans of ESPN Radio’s Mike & Mike knew the end of the show was near. The two made the official announcement of their impending breakup back in May, but even then it was a brief note..." July 17