Rams Rumors & News

  • NFL Commissioner Goodell: "We didn't get it right"

    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

  • Rams not expected to exercise 2016 option on Mark Barron’s contract

    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

  • Rams Exercise Fifth Year Option On DT Michael Brockers

    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

  • Chris Long could be heading into his last year in St. Louis

    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

  • Rams have plenty of draft options for O-line

    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

  • Judge approves concussion settlement, could cost NFL $1 billion

    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

  • St. Louis committee to present stadium plan to the NFL

    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

  • 2015 Sunday Night Football schedule

    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

  • NFL schedule will be released on Tuesday

    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

  • Coroner rules death of ex-RB Lawrence Phillips' cellmate a homicide

    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

  • Report Suggests About 1 in 6 NFL Players Go Broke Within 12 Years of Retiring

    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

  • Former Rams RB Lawrence Phillips suspected of killing prison cellmate

    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

  • Schedule release likely coming next week

    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

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    The #Titans are hosting potential No. 1 pick Jameis Winston today, and he’s set to work out for the #Rams in Tallahassee on Saturday

  • Rams will work out both Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota

    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

  • If Rams head to LA, they need a quarterback

    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

  • 2015 NFL preseason schedule announced

    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

  • Kendall Langford will be counted on to improve Colts' defensive line

    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

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    Alex Marvez @alexmarvez

    .@GoPittFootball T TJ Clemmings @TAClemmings_90 has pre-draft visits set w/ @Broncos @STLouisRams & @Saints @SiriusXMNFL @MarkdominikESPN

  • Jeff Fisher expects more from Kenny Britt

    ESPN.com "There's not a coach in the NFL who has a better understanding of what St. Louis Rams receiver Kenny Britt is capable of and what he needs to get there than Jeff Fisher. Fisher drafted Britt in 2009 when he was coach of the Tennessee Titans. It's why Fisher bet on Britt in free agency last year..." April 04

  • Chris Long, Kyle Long start zombie apocalypse survival school

    CBSSports.com "Zombies are all the rage these days, especially on TV. The Walking Dead is the highest-rated scripted show going, after all. Well, Rams defensive end Chris Long and his brother, Bears offensive lineman Kyle Long have apparently decided to capitalize on the zombie craze by starting their own zombie..." April 03

  • Report: St. Louis County Dropped From Plan To Finance New Rams Stadium

    Deadspin.com "The effort to build a new riverfront stadium to keep the Rams in St. Louis suffered a blow last week. According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon informed St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger's office that the county's participation in the proposed $985 million..." March 31

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    Jim Thomas @jthom1

    After visit to Kansas City, free agent guard/center Tim Barnes agrees to terms w/Rams. He is expected to sign Tuesday.

  • Ex-coach Heupel talked Sam Bradford out of quitting

    Philly.com "Josh Heupel had watched the surreal scene on TV last August - the quarterback he'd helped coach to a Heisman Trophy hopping on his right leg, leaving his left leg to dangle in the air at FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland. Sam Bradford had locked his left knee as Browns defensive end Armonty..." March 30

  • Rams coach Jeff Fisher says 'it's our intention to draft' a QB

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Even with the arrival of Nick Foles via trade, the Rams’ game plan at quarterback remains unchanged according to coach Jeff Fisher. “It’s our intention to draft one,” Fisher said. “The Nick (Foles) trade has no bearing over what we do in the draft.” OK, but it’s probably not going to be..." March 28

  • Michael Sam: ‘I’m not the only gay person in the NFL’

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Michael Sam made history in becoming the first openly gay player drafted into the NFL. But he insists he does not stand alone. Sam declined to estimate how many gay athletes play in the NFL. But he said Thursday that several players contacted him after the St. Louis Rams made Sam a..." March 27

  • Even with Nick Foles, Fisher still looking to draft a QB

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Even with the arrival of Nick Foles via trade, the Rams’ game plan at quarterback remains unchanged according to coach Jeff Fisher. “It’s our intention to draft one,” Fisher said. “The Nick (Foles) trade has no bearing over what we do in the draft.” OK, but it’s probably not going to be..." March 27

  • NFL exploring Mexico, Germany and other markets to host games

    SB Nation "The NFL views Mexico, Canada and China as the next markets to focus on as it looks to add more international games to the schedule, according to Albert Breer of the NFL Network. The league could be considering NFL games in those markets, similar to the International Series that already takes place..." March 27

  • With so much tampering, NFL will struggle to police it all

    Pro Football Talk "NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell acknowledged the obvious on Wednesday when he said at the league meeting that multiple teams had dealings before the start of free agency that may have violated the letter of the law. “We want to make sure no teams are gaining an advantage as it relates to free..." March 26

  • NFL momentum builds to alter extra point for 2015 season

    USA Today "A rules alteration that would inject more excitement into the near-automatic extra point could be adopted for the 2015 NFL season as early as the league's next meeting this May. There was lively discussion among the 32 teams Wednesday about adding significant drama to the mundane point after..." March 25

  • Report: Michael Sam Was ‘Flat-Out Horrible’ At NFL Veteran’s Combine

    NESN "Michael Sam’s dream of playing in professional football still is alive. But it appears the road back to an NFL roster will be a difficult one. The 25-year-old defensive end out of Missouri participated in this weekend’s veteran combine — along with older free agents such as Michael Bush and..." March 25

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    Aaron Wilson @RavensInsider

    Kenny Britt deal two years, $9.15M, salaries $2.55M (gtd); $3.6M; $1.5M roster bonus, $250K ann. workout bonus 2016 voidable yr, escalator

  • After economical start to offseason, Rams should be focused on O-line

    Fox Sports Midwest "Several efficient moves in a busy offseason could make the Rams a better team in 2015, but they still have more work to do in free agency. St. Louis ended another disappointing year last December with plenty of holes to fill and not a lot of extra money to spend. It managed to find the first..." March 24

  • NFL may let injury spotters stop play during games

    SB Nation "Besides instant replay reform and finding a better definition of a "catch," the NFL's competition committee is busy this week deciding whether to increase the duties of injury spotters in NFL games. The proposal would allow independent medical trainers to watch for possible concussions and stop..." March 23

  • The NFL Charged Its Players $400 to Participate in Veteran Combine

    Complex "The NFL's first Veteran Combine took place this weekend. A new addition to the offseason calendar, the Combine seemed like a great idea for older players to get in front of scouts and front office types—a way to balance the scales between the incoming rookie class and the veteran class that'll..." March 23

  • NFL considering Brazil to host 2017 Pro Bowl

    Fox Sports "One of the world's biggest soccer hotbeds could soon host a different type of football event. A source told FOXSports.com that Brazil is a viable candidate to host the 2017 Pro Bowl. The all-star exhibition game's future destination is one of the subjects that will be broached during the..." March 23

  • The threshold for ‘completing a catch to the ground’ in NFL is changing, and Packers prez tells how

    Toronto Sun "The threshold for what constitutes a catch when a receiver falls to the ground is changing, a member of the league’s competition committee told Sun Media on Sunday. In a conference call last week, the committee announced that the controversial “complete-the-catch-to-the-ground” rule will stay,..." March 23

  • Roger Goodell, Unplugged

    SI.com "The MMQB: What’s the lesson you take from easily your most trying year as commissioner? Goodell: I don’t know if you could put one or two … One of the things we always focus on is, What do we learn and how do we get better? I think in this case there were several factors. One is, Do we have the..." March 23

  • Kroenke designs 2-team L.A. stadium

    ESPN Los Angeles "An NFL team owner has designed a Los Angeles-area stadium for two clubs -- with two home locker rooms, identical sets of office space and two owners' suites. St. Louis Rams' owner Stan Kroenke doesn't need to partner with a second team to finance the $1.86-billion venue in Inglewood, but the..." March 22

  • Mayor of Ferguson The Rams Could Heal Our City

    TMZ.com "The Mayor of Ferguson tells TMZ Sports the St. Louis Rams could play a HUGE role in helping the city heal in the wake of the recent civil unrest ... and it all starts with a playground. Here's the deal ... each year the Rams provide money and manpower to build a brand new state-of-the-art..." March 22

  • There will be trades: 5 teams poised to draft Marcus Mariota at No. 2

    CBSSports.com "As teams transition from free-agency mode, they begin focusing more organizational means on the upcoming NFL Draft. That's because the veterans have been picked through and weeded out, and by and large, most teams will wait until June to sign guys to prove-it contracts that don't count against the..." March 20

  • Fisher wants better officiating — not more replays

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "It’s not just us. Judging by the nature of 18 rules proposals, many NFL teams aren’t all that pleased with the level of officiating in the league. To wit, 13 of the 18 proposals submitted for discussion at next week’s NFL owners meetings in Phoenix deal with expanding the instant replay system in..." March 19

  • Biggest position holes to fill for all 32 teams in the NFL Draft

    CBSSports.com "The big wave of free agency has come and gone, and the focus has turned to the draft, but that doesn't mean there still aren't holes to fill, some huge ones, for each of the NFL's 32 teams. You can't solve all the problems in free agency. In fact, it's usually only a few if a team is lucky. For..." March 18

  • Rams Sign OL Garrett Reynolds

    NFL.com "The Rams have added another in free agency, signing offensive lineman Garrett Reynolds. 
“I’m extremely excited,” Reynolds told stlouisrams.com. “Being around the environment today, the atmosphere of the coaching staff, and I met some of the players -- they just all seemed excited about being..." March 18

  • Rams To Sign G Garrett Reynolds

    NFL Trade Rumors "ESPN’s Adam Caplan reports that the Rams are expected to sign G Garrett Reynolds to a contract. Caplan previously reported that St. Louis was hosting Reynolds for a visit on Wednesday. Reynolds, 27, is a former fifth round pick of the Falcons back in 2009. He spent the first five years of his..." March 18

  • Tre Mason called out for cheating on girlfriend

    Larry Brown Sports "St. Louis Rams running back Tre Mason experienced the downside of social media first-hand this week, as a woman apparently exposed him for having two girlfriends at once. The drama appeared to start when a young lady named Meagan Better called Mason out on Twitter. It seemed like she was..." March 18

  • Kendricks gladly takes hometown discount to stay with Rams

    Fox Sports Midwest "A strong sense of belonging and respect for the coaching staff kept one of the best tight ends on the free-agent market in St. Louis. Lance Kendricks says he turned down more money from the Atlanta Falcons when he agreed to a deal with the Rams reportedly worth four years and $18.5 million,..." March 17

  • The time Roger Goodell backed out of doing 'Between Two Ferns'

    SB Nation "Alex Richanbach, executive producer of Funny or Die Sports was on a SXSW panel last Saturday called "Now Athletes are Funny: Power of Comedy and Sports." I hadn't noticed it on the schedule until it was about halfway over, but I stopped in just as Richanbach was getting into the meat of a pretty..." March 17

  • Jones-Drew, Locker, Willis, Worilds may signal start of a trend of young NFL players retiring

    Arizona Republic "NFL free agency started this week, so the news cycle was dominated by the redistribution of wealth. It was a job fair at the highest level of sports as players were traded, re-signed, signed and released. That was to be expected. What was surprising is that in a time devoted to procuring..." March 17

  • Is Sam Bradford just trade bait for Eagles to move up in draft?

    Larry Brown Sports "Chip Kelly may insist that his Philadelphia Eagles really like Sam Bradford and are prepared to move forward next season with him as their quarterback, but not everyone is buying that talk. There has long been speculation that the Eagles would do “whatever it takes” to trade up for Marcus..." March 17

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