Rams Rumors & News

  • Rams exercise fifth-year options on running back Todd Gurley and cornerback Marcus Peters

    Los Angeles Times "While in the midst of negotiating an extension for star defensive tackle Aaron Donald, the Rams took a step Tuesday that positions them for similar scenarios with running back Todd Gurley and cornerback Marcus Peters next year. The Rams exercised their fifth-year options on Gurley, the reigning..." April 24

  • Rams CB Nickell Robey-Coleman worried about opposing QBs?

    Sportsnaut "It’s no secret the Los Angeles Rams feature a fearsome defense now, having added the likes of Ndamukong Suh, Marcus Peters and Aqib Talib. The team also re-signed slot specialist Nickell Robey-Coleman, who almost seems to be feeling sorry for opposing offenses heading into the 2018 season. On..." April 22

  • Saturday flex could be a strong hint for the next MNF deal

    Pro Football Talk "The 2018 schedule includes the inevitable flexing of two late-season Sunday games to Saturday. This is not, in my own personal view uninfluenced by anything I’ve heard or not heard from anyone at NBC, an insignificant development. For the first time ever (except in the event of inclement..." April 20

  • Chiefs-Rams set for second MNF game from Mexico City

    ESPN "The Los Angeles Rams will host the Kansas City Chiefs on Monday Night Football from Mexico City on Nov. 19, the Rams announced Wednesday, one day before the NFL unveils the rest of the 2018 regular-season schedule. Kickoff is set for 8:15 p.m. ET on ESPN from Estadio Azteca for what will be the..." April 19

  • Strahan, Bradshaw, Long to work Thursday night pregame for FOX

    Pro Football Talk "FOX still hasn’t announced who will be in the booth on Thursday Night Football this season, but it has announced who will be on the pregame set. Michael Strahan, Terry Bradshaw and Howie Long will work the pregame show on Thursday nights, FOX announced today." April 18

  • NFL to release 2018 regular-season schedule Thursday

    NFL.com "The 2018 NFL regular-season schedule will soon be here. The schedule will be announced exclusively on NFL Network during the 2018 NFL Schedule Release Presented by Verizon at 8 p.m. ET on Thursday as part of a two-hour long special. The special will be hosted by Scott Hanson and feature NFL..." April 18

  • Todd Gurley willing to wait his turn for a contract extension

    Sporting News "Todd Gurley is one of several key Los Angeles Rams players standing in line for a contract extension. And he’s willing to wait there until the star at the very front gets his done. Based upon his three NFL seasons, Gurley would be justified if he started clamoring for a new deal considering..." April 17

  • Sean McVay: We’re proactive about finding an Aaron Donald solution

    Pro Football Talk "The Rams gathered for the start of their offseason program on Monday, but defensive tackle Aaron Donald wasn’t part of the group. As expected, Donald did not report for the voluntary workouts as he continues to press for a new contract with the team. Donald was absent for much of last offseason..." April 16

  • NFL, NFLPA announce ban of 10 helmet models after laboratory study

    CBS Sports "The NFL and NFLPA released a joint statement Monday that they have banned 10 helmet models from being used in the future. Six of the 10 helmet models are banned immediately, while four are only permitted to be worn by the players that wore them in 2017. The results of the laboratory testing,..." April 16

  • Rams safety Lamarcus Joyner to sign franchise tag

    NFL.com "Los Angeles Rams franchise tagged safety Lamarcus Joyner will show up for the beginning of offseason workouts today. The safety plans to sign his $11.287 million franchise tag on Monday before taking part in the team's offseason conditioning program, Joyner's agent, Sunny Shah, told NFL..." April 16

  • Aaron Donald not expected at Rams offseason program

    NFL.com "Aggressive player acquisitions landed the Los Angeles Rams in the headlines this offseason, but the future for their top defensive star has kept them there. According to NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport, defensive tackle Aaron Donald plans to skip the team's voluntary offseason program amid..." April 16

  • Aqib Talib explains why Rams or Patriots were his preferred destination

    therams.com "Cornerback Aqib Talib didn’t want to go to San Francisco, nixing a trade to the 49ers. He didn’t want to go anywhere except the Rams or the Patriots. The reason? The Patriots traded for Talib in 2012. He left for Denver after the 2013 season, where he played for Wade Phillips in..." April 14

  • Todd Gurley Is Opening Campaigning For Dez Bryant To Sign With Rams

    Total Pro Sports "For the first time since he got into the league, Dez Bryant will be wearing the jersey of another team after the team decided to part ways with him on Friday. Dez is not likely to stay a free agent for long as many teams would love to have him on the roster as soon as possible. The Los Angeles..." April 13

  • Wade Phillips has no plans to 'manage' the new personalities on the Rams' defense

    CBS Sports "The Los Angeles Rams have been one of the NFL's busiest teams this offseason. Most of their activity has consisted of adding extremely talented players to their defense. First, they traded for former Kansas City Chiefs defensive back Marcus Peters, who has been one of the league's best..." April 11

  • Rams Rework Johnny Hekker’s Contract

    Yardbarker "The Rams have restructured the contract of punter Johnny Hekker, as Field Yates of ESPN.com reports (Twitter link). Los Angeles had been the most cap-strapped team in the league, and remain so even after reworking Hekker’s contract. By converting $1.21MM of Hekker’s 2018 base salary into a..." April 11

  • The NFL is reportedly dumping its Color Rush uniforms this year

    Awful Announcing "NFL fans expecting to see the ridiculously colored “Color Rush” uniforms during Thursday Night Football this season appear to be in for a rude awakening. According to sports radio guru Jason Barrett of Barrett Sports Media, Fox Sports EVP of Programming, Research and Content Strategy Bill..." April 11

  • Rams Pick Up $986K Of Cap Room By Reworking P Johnny Hekker’s Contract

    NFL Trade Rumors "Field Yates of ESPN reports that the Rams recently restructured the contract of P Johnny Hekker and converted $1.21 million of his 2018 base salary into a signing bonus, which created $968,000 of cap space. The Rams have been in a tough financial position due to all of the notable offseason..." April 11

  • Aaron Donald's New Contract to Make Him Highest-Paid Defender, Says Les Snead

    Bleacher Report "Los Angeles Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald is heading into the final year of his rookie contract, but he is apparently set for a major payday. Rams general manager Les Snead hinted as much on The MMQB Podcast with Peter King, referring to Donald as "someone who is on the verge of being the..." April 10

  • Rams' Ethan Westbrooks Gets Probation In Stolen Loaded Gun Case

    TMZ "The Rams player who was arrested for driving around with a loaded handgun that was allegedly stolen has struck a plea deal with prosecutors ... and he'll be on thin ice for the next 3 years. Ethan Westbrooks -- a defensive tackle who played in all 16 games in 2017 -- was arrested back in..." April 09

  • Report: Connor Barwin visiting Arizona Cardinals

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Former UC Bearcats standout Connor Barwin, an unrestricted free agent, is scheduled to visit this week with the Arizona Cardinals, according to a report via Twitter from ESPN's Adam Schefter, who cited a source. Barwin told GQ.com he was happy for his former Philadelphia Eagles teammates as..." April 09

  • Signing of Ndamukong Suh confirms Rams’ status as destination team

    L.A. Daily News "Disneyland. Hollywood. Miles of sunny beaches. To the list of Southern California attractions, add a cluster of temporary modular buildings tucked into the quiet suburbs of Ventura County. Ndamukong Suh chose the Rams. A visit last month to their practice facility helped sway Suh, at age 31, to..." April 08

  • Ndamukong Suh will play nose tackle in Rams’ base defense

    Pro Football Talk "Ndamukong Suh has never played the nose in a 3-4 defense, but Rams defensive coordinator Wade Phillips expects Suh to adapt just fine. “Last year when I came in, they said, ‘Gosh, you’re going to play a 3-4 and Aaron Donald, he’s not going to be able to play in a 3-4,’” Phillips said, via Rich..." April 07

  • Rams' Aaron Donald explains why he was using knives during recent crazy workout

    CBS Sports "One of the craziest videos that came out on April Fool's Day wasn't actually an April Fool's, even though it looked like it could have been. In a video that showed up on Twitter, Aaron Donald was casually going through some pass-rushing drills against a man who was wielding two knives...." April 06

  • Ndamukong Suh: I had a lot of great offers, Rams were the best fit

    Pro Football Talk "Rams defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh said choosing Los Angeles as his third NFL stop was not an easy choice, but it was the right choice. Suh said at his introductory press conference today that he was weighing offers from several teams but considered the Rams the team where he would be the best..." April 06

  • FOX Sports Working on Plan to Have Michael Strahan Host 'Thursday Night Football' Pregame Show in New York

    SI "A source tells SI.com that FOX’s plan for its “Thursday Night Football” pregame show is to bring it to New York City with a scaled down version of its regular “FOX NFL Sunday” cast. The network, whose Sunday NFL pregame show is based Los Angeles, is expected to air Thursday’s show from the Big..." April 06

  • Sean McVay: WR Brandin Cooks 'fits in any system'

    NFL.com "Sean McVay has had a crush on Brandin Cooks for a while now. Speaking to ESPN Los Angeles on Tuesday, the Rams coach gushed about his new receiver, who replaces Sammy Watkins as the field-stretching element of his offense. "Really, just watching from him coming out [of college], [he's] just..." April 05

  • Brandin Cooks: I’m blessed to be part of an organization on the rise

    Pro Football Talk "In an offseason in which the Rams have added a number of good players, the newest one is excited about what is being built in Los Angeles. Brandin Cooks said at his introductory press conference today that he’s excited about the direction the Rams are going in. “It’s part of the game. I’m..." April 05

  • Les Snead: None of our moves affect keeping Aaron Donald

    Pro Football Talk "The Rams have spent quite a bit of time talking about a contract extension for defensive tackle Aaron Donald over the last two years, but nothing has come to fruition to this point. It’s always a process to hammer out a long-term deal with one of the top players in the league and it’s one that..." April 05

  • Here's what Sean McVay learned from Bill Belichick as dream-team Rams try to avoid letdown

    CBS Sports "It isn't even over yet -- the NFL Draft is still three weeks away! -- and the Los Angeles Rams have already won the offseason. As a result, they might just be everyone's favorite Super Bowl pick heading into the 2018 season. But as we've seen over the years, success in March and April doesn't..." April 05

  • Report: Rams to sign Donald to long-term deal before season

    Sportsnaut "The Los Angeles Rams have been making deals like nobody’s business this offseason, leading many to wonder how in the world they’re going to sign Aaron Donald to a long-term deal. One of the moves they’re reportedly lining up is signing recent trade acquisition Brandin Cooks to a long-term..." April 05

  • Robert Quinn on trade from Rams: Like family turning back on you

    ESPN "Defensive end Robert Quinn said in a conference call with reporters Wednesday that he was stunned by his trade from the Los Angeles Rams to the Miami Dolphins but said he is happy to be out of Los Angeles. "Honestly, you don't realize you're suffocating until you can't breathe no more, so I was..." April 04

  • Rams have plenty of cap space in 2019, and they’ll need it

    Pro Football Talk "The Rams are building a team designed to go for broke in 2018, with the offseason acquisitions of players like Brandin Cooks, Ndamukong Suh, Marcus Peters and Aqib Talib. But can they afford to keep all of those players in 2019? The good news is, the Rams are in great salary cap shape for 2019:..." April 04

  • Report: Rams found price for Odell Beckham to be ‘exorbitant’

    Larry Brown Sports "The Los Angeles Rams were interested in trading for Odell Beckham Jr. before they acquired Brandin Cooks on Tuesday, but they never really got close to reaching an agreement with the New York Giants. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, the combination of draft compensation the Giants..." April 04

  • Rams already ‘expressed interest’ in extending Brandin Cooks’ contract

    Clutch Points "On Tuesday, the New England Patriots made a move that no one saw coming, as the storied NFL franchise tends to do. Bill Belichick and company decided to trade wide receiver Brandin Cooks to the Los Angeles Rams in exchange for picks in the 2018 NFL Draft. The Rams, who had been rumored to be..." April 04

  • Odell Beckham Jr. Trade Rumors: Brandin Cooks Trade to Rams Ends LA Speculation

    Bleacher Report "The Los Angeles Rams are now out of the Odell Beckham Jr. sweepstakes after acquiring Brandin Cooks in a trade with the New England Patriots, per ESPN's Adam Schefter." April 03

  • Rams trade for Brandin Cooks

    Pro Football Talk "The Rams have traded for a wide receiver, but it isn’t Odell Beckham. Per multiple reports, that the Rams and Patriots have agreed to a trade that will send Brandin Cooks to Los Angeles. The Patriots will also send a fourth-round pick to the Rams while the Rams will send the 23rd pick of this..." April 03

  • No Sweatpants in Public: Inside the Rule Books for N.F.L. Cheerleaders

    New York Times "Cheerleaders for the Carolina Panthers, known as the TopCats, must arrive at the stadium on game days at least five hours before kickoff. Body piercings and tattoos must be removed or covered. Water breaks can be taken only when the Panthers are on offense. TopCats must leave the stadium to change..." April 02

  • Ex-NFL RB Isaiah Pead Gunnin' for Paralympic Gold After Losing Leg in Car Wreck

    TMZ "Former NFL running back Isaiah Pead ain't gonna let a life-changing accident rob him of his athletic dreams ... telling TMZ Sports he's now on a quest for Paralympic gold!! We spoke to Isaiah 16 months after he lost most of his left leg in a car crash ... and he told us he's planning on..." April 02

  • Aaron Donald training with knives to improve handwork

    Sportsnaut "One of the big ways top NFL linemen can win at the line of scrimmage is to utilize precise, devastating handwork. Taking this to the extreme, three-time All-Pro Aaron Donald is literally training with knives to improve this aspect of his game. Seriously. That’s intense. And those knives..." April 01

  • 5 Teams That Should Trade for Rob Gronkowski

    The Big Lead "The “chances are increasing” that the New England Patriots will trade Rob Gronkowski, according to the Boston Sports Journal. As for the reported asking price, it will take a “first-round pick if the team has it, but more likely a high second-rounder and a third”. The issue with Gronkowski is..." March 31

  • NFL GM on Rob Gronkowski: Don’t discount the Rams

    Sportsnaut "Most of the talk surrounding the up-and-coming Los Angeles Rams has involved the idea of them bringing in Odell Beckham Jr. in a trade with the New York Giants. Now that others have joined the Rams in the OBJ sweepstakes, we have no real idea how that situation is going to play out. But in an..." March 30

  • Gurley won't say if Beckham said he wants to come to L.A., but it 'would be awesome'

    CBS Sports "It's only been a few days since Giants owner John Mara firmly stated that Odell Beckham Jr. is not on the trade block. Of course, that has not stopped the speculation that Beckham might be headed elsewhere at some point this offseason, with the hot destination of choice being the Los Angeles Rams...." March 30

  • Report: Odell Beckham told two Rams players he wants to play with them

    Pro Football Talk "If the Giants trade wide receiver Odell Beckham to the Rams, he’ll be happy about it. That’s the word from the New York Daily News, which reports that Beckham told two Rams players he wants in. A key element of a Beckham trade would be an assurance to the team trading for him that he wants..." March 29

  • Snead: Alec Ogletree sacrifice led to Peters, Talib deals

    NFL.com "Just five months after signing Alec Ogletree to a lucrative new contract extension, the Rams turned around and traded the star linebacker to the Giants. What did Los Angeles' brass see down the stretch last season that inspired the sudden about-face? In a sit-down interview at the Annual..." March 28

  • Male Cheerleaders Joining the Los Angeles Rams’ Squad Make NFL History

    Complex "Two men, Quinton Peron and Napoleon Jinnies, will be making history as the first male dance cheerleaders in the NFL as members of the Los Angeles Rams' squad. "I thought, 'Why not me? Why can't I do this?' And called my friend and I asked her when auditions were for the Rams and she told me..." March 28

  • Goodell: Helmet should be for protection, not a weapon

    NFL.com "A day after the NFL broadened the helmet-hit rule, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell expanded on the decision the league hopes will help make the game safer. "Our focus is how to take the head out of the game and make sure that we're using the helmet as protection, and it's not being used as a..." March 28

  • NFL Competition Committee may consider eliminating kickoffs

    Larry Brown Sports "Kickoffs may be the next NFL stalwart to go out the window in the name of player safety. Green Bay Packers president Mark Murphy, a member of the NFL Competition Committee, said that if nobody can find a way to reduce injuries on kickoffs, the committee will strongly consider eliminating them..." March 28

  • Sean McVay talks up how 'hypothetically' Odell Beckham Jr. would fit with Rams

    Los Angeles Times "Keen anticipation was an early hallmark of coach Sean McVay's play-calling success for the Rams, so it came as no surprise that he utilized the skill when he sat down for breakfast with reporters at the NFL owners meetings Tuesday. After McVay sipped from a glass of water, but before he was..." March 28

  • NFL reportedly raising debt limit on Rams stadium after L.A. project nears $5B price tag

    CBS Sports "The Los Angeles Rams are currently engaging in one of the more aggressive construction builds in modern sports history, erecting a palatial tribute to west coast football out in Inglewood, California. The NFL also recently announced it would be moving its NFL Media headquarters to the..." March 27

  • NFL institutes 15-yard penalty, possible ejection for lowering head to make hit

    ESPN "NFL owners passed an unexpected rule Tuesday that will expand penalties for helmet-to-helmet contact, one that is more significant and far-reaching than the NCAA's targeting rule. Under the change, a player will be penalized 15 yards and potentially ejected any time he lowers his head to..." March 27

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