Rams Rumors & News

  • 2018 Salary Cap Could Exceed $180M?

    NFL Trade Rumors "Mike Jurecki recently spoke to a source who suggested that the 2018 NFL salary cap could end up exceeding $180 million once it’s finalized for the upcoming league year. Last we heard, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reported a month ago that the NFL distributed 2018 salary cap projections to teams..." January 19

  • NFL could reportedly force players to stay in locker room during anthem in 2018

    Larry Brown Sports "Forcing players to stand for the national anthem has never really been an option for the NFL, but the league could still explore other means of preventing protests prior to the 2018 season. According to ESPN’s Jim Trotter, the NFL is considering implementing a policy that would require players..." January 18

  • Rams’ McVay Named NFL Coach Of The Year By Pro Football Writers

    CBS Los Angeles "Los Angeles Rams head coach Sean McVay has been named the 2017 NFL Coach of the Year by the Pro Football Writers of America. In his first year as an NFL head coach, McVay led the Rams to an 11-5 finish and an NFC West championship, marking the first time the club won a division title since..." January 18

  • Rams GM won't prioritize new deal for Aaron Donald

    NFL.com "Aaron Donald sat out the offseason in hopes of getting a new contract that is better in line with his production as the most devastating interior lineman in the NFL. That deal never came. The Los Angeles Rams head into the 2018 offseason with a checklist of players they will try to retain. With..." January 11

  • Rams expected to place franchise tag on Sammy Watkins

    Sportsnaut "The Los Angeles Rams are coming off an incredibly surprising 2017 campaign that saw them win 11 games and earn the NFC West title. But general manager Les Snead and Co. are going to have a lot of decisions to make this offseason. Starting receiver Sammy Watkins is set to join cornerback..." January 11

  • Rams will likely have to cut either Robert Quinn or Mark Barron ahead of 2018 season

    Clutch Points "Over the last few seasons, the Los Angeles Rams have assembled a talent-laden roster on both sides of the ball, but due to the salary cap and stars seeking lucrative contracts, they might have to part ways with either Robert Quinn or Mark Barron. Because of the depth they’ve built, the Rams..." January 11

  • Andrew Whitworth will go to the Pro Bowl

    Pro Football Talk "The Rams made several moves to fuel their transformation into division champs in 2017 and one of the biggest was the decision to sign left tackle Andrew Whitworth as a free agent. The former Bengal started the first 15 games and did strong week in both phases of the offense as the Rams became..." January 09

  • Rams promote Zac Taylor to quarterbacks coach

    Pro Football Talk "The Rams promoted assistant receivers coach Zac Taylor to quarterbacks coach. He replaces Greg Olson, who left to become offensive coordinator of the Raiders. “Zac’s promotion is a testament to him and the coaches that we have in place as well as our desire as an organization to build and grow..." January 09

  • NFL wild card ratings all drop by double digits, continuing a bad year for the league

    Awful Announcing "The ratings news is in for the first round of the NFL playoffs, and it doesn’t look great for the networks and the NFL, with every single game suffering double-digit drops year over year relative to comparable slots. First, the Tennessee Titans-Kansas City Chiefs broadcast on ESPN and ABC..." January 08

  • Rams owner complains that team doesn't have home-field advantage at L.A. Coliseum

    CBS Sports "One of the biggest upsets of Wild Card Weekend came on Saturday when the Falcons walked out of the Los Angeles Coliseum with a 26-13 win over the Rams. Although the Rams' theoretically had home-field advantage for the game, team owner Stan Kroenke didn't really see things that way. After..." January 08

  • Sammy Watkins uncertain about his future with Rams

    L.A. Daily News "Given the amount of young talent in place, the Rams should enjoy a bright 2018 season, but a few players left the Coliseum on Saturday night uncertain about whether they would return. Rams cornerback Trumaine Johnson has a six-year history with the team, while receiver Sammy Watkins has been..." January 08

  • Rams owner complains about lack of home-field advantage

    Sportsnaut "This is about as cute as it gets. Less than two years after relocating his team from St. Louis to Los Angeles, Rams owner Stan Kroenke is crying foul for no apparent reason. Fresh off the Rams dropping their NFC Wildcard game against the Atlanta Falcons at home Saturday night, Kroenke is..." January 07

  • Sean McVay: The Rams' 'trajectory is pointing upward'

    NFL.com "They'll be back. That was the sentiment surrounding the Los Angeles Rams after a bittersweet Wild Card loss to the Atlanta Falcons on Saturday at the Coliseum, the franchise's first in the building in nearly 40 years. It won't be that long before their next home playoff game. It could happen..." January 07

  • Matt Ryan, Falcons upset Rams, will play Eagles next

    NFL.com "The Atlanta Falcons held the NFL's top scoring offense to 13 points Saturday night in Los Angeles, beating the Rams 26-13 to advance to the NFC Divisional Round to play the Philadelphia Eagles. Here is what you need to know: 1. The Atlanta Falcons didn't blow a lead this time. Dan Quinn's team..." January 07

  • Rams are second team in NFL history to go worst to first in scoring

    Pro Football Talk "In 2016, the Jeff Fisher-led Los Angeles Rams scored an NFL-low 224 points. In 2017, the Sean McVay-led Rams scored an NFL-high 478 points. That doesn’t happen often. In fact, the Rams, who averaged 14.0 points per game last year and 29.9 points per game this year, were just the second team in..." January 06

  • Mike Thomas among Rams’ inactives

    Pro Football Talk "The Falcons listed no players on their status report Thursday. The Rams listed only receiver Mike Thomas, calling him doubtful. Thus, both teams are in good shape heading into tonight’s game. Thomas, who played in eight games with one start this season, will not play with an ankle injury..." January 06

  • Sean McVay recalls the “ridiculous” time he was called a better player than Calvin Johnson

    Los Angeles Times "The legend of Sean McVay only grows at the Marist School, a sprawling campus of red-brick buildings tucked into the hilly suburbs just north of Atlanta. It wasn’t so long ago that the 31-year-old Rams wunderkind — the likely NFL coach of the year — thrilled Marist students and fans, not with..." January 06

  • Rams and Chiefs to play in Mexico City next season

    Sportsnaut "According to a report by Televisa Deportes, the Los Angeles Rams are likely to host the Kansas City Chiefs in a Mexico game next season. The Chiefs’ slate of games for 2018 calls for a road game with the Rams. As such, the Rams, according to their relocation agreement, must forfeit one home..." January 06

  • Snoop Dogg will be halftime performer for Falcons-Rams game

    Yardbarker "The Rams will host a playoff game in Los Angeles for the first time since 1979. In addition to the game, which should be amazing in its own right, fans will be entertained at halftime by Snoop Dogg. Perhaps this news might spark some last-minute sales in tickets which reportedly have been low..." January 06

  • Tickets remain available for first Rams playoff game in L.A. since 1979

    Pro Football Talk "The Rams will host a playoff game tomorrow night for the first time in Los Angeles since 1979, but the local fans aren’t exactly clamoring for tickets. Go to the Rams’ website and you can find section after section, row after row of tickets available. Want eight tickets together? No problem...." January 05

  • Rams’ Blake Countess gets $48,620 fine for hit on Marquise Goodwin

    Pro Football Talk "Rams safety Blake Countess got off without a suspension for his brutal hit on 49ers receiver Marquise Goodwin on Sunday, but he did get steep fine. The NFL fined Countess $48,620 for the hit. It’s the second time in five weeks that Countess has been hit with a fine for knocking a defenseless..." January 05

  • Jon Gruden Expected To Hire Rams QBs Coach Greg Olson As OC

    NFL Trade Rumors "Alex Marvez reports that if/when Jon Gruden is hired as the Raiders’ new head coach, the expectation is that he’ll hire Rams QBs coach Greg Olson as his offensive coordinator. Gruden is expected to interview Bengals DC Paul Guenther for the Raiders’ defensive coordinator job. There’s also talk..." January 04

  • Sean McVay leads Rams to the playoffs at age 31, youngest in NFL history

    Pro Football Talk "On December 21, 1969 at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, a 33-year-old coach named John Madden led his Oakland Raiders to a 56-7 blowout victory over the Houston Oilers in a first-round playoff game. On that day, Madden became the youngest playoff coach ever. Forty-eight years later, the..." January 04

  • Sean McVay not concerned by Rams’ lack of playoff experience

    Pro Football Talk "The Rams haven’t been to the playoffs in years. Which means that not many members of the team have playoff experience. How much does that worry first-year coach Sean McVay? “I don’t think it’s a concern,” McVay told reporters on Tuesday. “I do think that we have a confident group, I think..." January 03

  • Terrell Owens, Randy Moss headline 15 finalists for Hall of Fame class of 2018

    CBS Sports "From 108 to 27 to 15. The list of candidates for the Pro Football Hall of Fame class of 2018 continues to shrink. On Tuesday night, the Pro Football Hall of Fame whittled down the list of candidates for the Class of 2018 to 15 all-time greats. The process started with 108 nominees in September...." January 03

  • Jimmy Garoppolo angered by hit on 49ers’ Goodwin: ‘It’s not good for our sport; it’s not good for anybody’

    San Jose Mercury News "Joe Staley never saw the illegal hit on Marquise Goodwin. “I just heard it,” the 49ers left tackle said Sunday. The sickening thunder of a helmet-to-helmet blow was enough for Staley go sprinting in Goodwin’s direction. And as soon as he saw the 49ers receiver laying on the ground, Staley..." January 01

  • Wade Phillips’ streak of first-year turnarounds continues with Rams

    L.A. Daily News "Wade Phillips has done it again. Hailed as a quick turnaround artist for the past three decades, Phillips has maintained his reputation during his first season as Rams defensive coordinator. Even if things go poorly for the Rams on Sunday in their backup-heavy season finale against San..." December 31

  • Before plunging to No. 4, Rams should remember 2006 playoffs

    Pro Football Talk "As noted on Friday, it’s believed that the Rams are choosing to rest starters because they prefer to land as the No. 4 seed, not the No. 3 seed, on the NFC playoff tree. While it may be too late to un-implement their plan, there’s still a very good reason to try to beat the 49ers on Sunday. By..." December 31

  • Rams coach Sean McVay made a freakishly accurate prediction about Todd Gurley

    CBS Sports "A year ago, Todd Gurley found himself stuck in Jeff Fisher's "middle-school offense" and as a result, he totaled only 1,212 yards and six touchdowns from scrimmage. We all expected Gurley to rebound in new coach Sean McVay's offense, but nobody could've seen his MVP-caliber season coming...." December 30

  • Rams activate Cody Davis from IR

    Pro Football Talk "The Rams made it official Friday, activating safety Cody Davis from injured reserve and placing outside linebacker Matt Longacre on injured reserve. Davis appeared in six games for the Rams, making 19 tackles, an interception and three pass breakups. He injured his quadriceps against the..." December 30

  • Trumaine Johnson having fun and hopes a new contract with Rams is still possible

    L.A. Daily News "Trumaine Johnson hopes this isn’t his only successful season with the Rams. Johnson, the Rams’ top cornerback, understands his six-season tenure with the Rams could be in its twilight, as he is set to become an unrestricted free agent when this season ends. A few months ago, Johnson seemed..." December 30

  • Todd Gurley won’t play on Sunday, but Rams’ star has put up MVP-worthy numbers

    L.A. Daily News "It’s something referred to as the MVQB award, for Most Valuable Quarterback. A quarterback has won the NFL MVP award nine times in the last 10 seasons, and 40 times in the 60 years that the current incarnation of the award has been handed out. Todd Gurley’s numbers have been eye-popping for the..." December 29

  • Do the Rams prefer the No. 4 seed?

    Pro Football Talk "As the NFC playoff tree comes into shape, there’s a theory making the rounds that perhaps the team on track for the No. 3 seed would prefer to drop a spot. The Rams, if they win on Sunday against the 49ers or if the Saints lose to the Buccaneers, will be the No. 3 seed. If the Rams lose and the..." December 29

  • Todd Gurley OK if sitting Sunday costs him rushing title

    Los Angeles Times "Before and during the season, Rams running back Todd Gurley jokingly lamented about how fantasy football team owners besieged him on social media with commentary about his performances. He did it again last week after he amassed 276 yards from scrimmage and scored two touchdowns in a victory..." December 29

  • Kyle Shanahan expresses disappointment top Rams will sit out finale vs 49ers

    NBC Sports Bay Area "The 49ers will be facing their second straight division-winning opponent to finish off the season. But the 49ers’ opponent Sunday will be a lot different than the team that takes the field a week later in the wild-card round of the playoffs. Rams coach Sean McVay announced on Wednesday that..." December 29

  • Rams place Marqui Christian on IR

    Pro Football Talk "The Rams placed safety Marqui Christian on injured reserve. Christian injured his shoulder on special teams Sunday. He played in 12 games this season, getting 47 defensive snaps and 257 special teams snaps. Los Angeles promoted offensive lineman Aaron Neary and outside linebacker Garrett..." December 28

  • Judge dismisses motions seeking to end St. Louis lawsuit against Rams, NFL

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "St. Louis plaintiffs suing the Rams and National Football League over the team’s relocation to Los Angeles scored a victory in court Wednesday after a judge largely denied pretrial motions by the league and its member clubs. St. Louis Circuit Court Judge Christopher McGraugh also denied motions..." December 28

  • Eric Dickerson Calls Out Jeff Fisher 'Rams Sucked When He Left!'

    TMZ "Eric Dickerson says if Jeff Fisher thinks he left the Rams in good shape when he was fired he's DEAD WRONG ... telling TMZ Sports the team was in shambles when Fisher exited Hollywood. Fisher has recently done a little self-back-patting over the Rams' current success, saying in a recent..." December 28

  • Rams to stay with Sam Ficken this week

    Pro Football Talk "Sam Ficken’s NFL career got off to a shaky start. The Rams kicker missed an extra point and then a short field goal in his NFL debut. Despite that, the Rams are sticking with Ficken this week. “I think there were some conditions where you’re talking about a couple inches one way or the other..." December 27

  • Matt Longacre headed to injured reserve

    Pro Football Talk "The Rams are placing outside linebacker Matt Longacre on injured reserve, coach Sean McVay announced Tuesday. “[It’s] unfortunate that we’re not going to have him because of what he’s meant to our team,” McVay said, via Dan Greenspan of the Associated Press. Longacre has a back injury that..." December 27

  • Todd Gurley is the Rams MVP

    Pro Football Talk "He could end up being the league’s MVP. For now, running back Todd Gurley is his team’s MVP. The Rams have announced that Gurley, a third-year running back who has rebounded from a sophomore slump to generate more than 2,000 yards from scrimmage, has been named the franchise’s most valuable..." December 27

  • Rams to rest Todd Gurley, Jared Goff, Aaron Donald Sunday

    247 Sports "The Los Angeles Rams have decided to rest several of their best players for Sunday's season finale against the San Francisco 49ers. Rams head coach Sean McVay announced Wednesday the team will rest quarterback Jared Goff, running back Todd Gurley, and defensive tackle Aaron Donald, as well as..." December 27

  • Rams expected to rest some starters Sunday

    Pro Football Talk "Rams coach Sean McVay said he expects to rest some starters for the regular-season finale against the 49ers. There’s “a vision to make sure we’re as ready as possible for that wild-card playoff game,” McVay said, via Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area. The Rams already have clinched the NFC..." December 27

  • NFL admits officiating error cost Titans an onside kick recovery

    Larry Brown Sports "The Tennessee Titans lost their third consecutive game on Sunday and are in danger of playing their way out of the postseason, but the officiating crew is at least partially responsible for their latest disappointing effort. On Tuesday, NFL vice president of football communications Michael..." December 26

  • Rams players make it clear that Sean McVay is the coach who deserves credit

    L.A. Daily News "Rams players left little doubt over the weekend as to which coach deserved the credit. All of it. Sean McVay, the youngest coach in NFL history upon his hiring in January, has led the Rams to an NFC West title for the first time since 2003 and seemingly is the frontrunner for Coach of the Year..." December 26

  • Jared Goff took a big leap this year, from maligned rookie to Pro Bowl sophomore

    L.A. Daily News "Casinos don’t take prop bets on such things, but what would have had lower odds in August: Jared Goff making the Pro Bowl, or Jared Goff losing his job as Rams quarterback? It seemed, at best, a push in training camp, when even Hall of Fame running back Eric Dickerson opined that Sean Mannion..." December 24

  • Rams rookie Cooper Kupp proves he belongs as he strives for perfection

    L.A. Daily News "There’s a quote that has always stuck with Cooper Kupp, one he first heard from his father, Craig, who learned it years before as a quarterback at Pacific Lutheran University. The original quote is attributed to Vince Lombardi. Over time, the coach’s words have been distilled down the way such..." December 23

  • Jeff Fisher thinks Rams are succeeding in part because of him

    Sportsnaut "The turnaround we’ve seen from the Los Angeles Rams this year — one season removed from the Jeff Fisher era — is nothing short of remarkable. The Rams were one of the worst teams in the NFL in 2016, despite featuring incredible talent on both sides of the ball, and really, in all three phases of..." December 23

  • Former Rams assistant says he, Jeff Fisher deserve credit for building Rams roster

    Tennessean "These Q&A sessions with folks who cover Titans opponents have been fun, but this week's was probably more fun than all the others combined. For one, because Titans first-year radio color commentator Dave McGinnis has a unique perspective on Rams at Titans – he coached many of these Rams players as..." December 23

  • Sean McVay’s decision making will change “a little bit” with new kicker

    Pro Football Talk "The Rams have lost kicker Greg Zuerlein for the season with a herniated disc in his back. For now, Sam Ficken will be doing the kickin’ (I couldn’t resist), and coach Sean McVay was asked on Thursday whether the change will affect his decision making. “Just a little bit, yes,” McVay told..." December 22