Rams Rumors & News

  • NFL doesn’t think a 2018 game in China is feasible

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL has continued to do business in China, but it doesn’t appear there’s going to be a game there soon. Via Albert Breer of TheMMQB.com, any hope of the league playing a regular season game in China appears to be on hold for now, according to the head of the league’s international..." September 21

  • Roger Goodell's NFL extension is reportedly 'getting papered right now'

    CBS Sports "After a bit of turmoil, Roger Goodell's extension finally seems to be on the way. With his current contract expiring in 2019, Goodell's extension is reportedly 'getting papered right now,' according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Owner Jerry Jones was reportedly spearheading a small-scale owners' mutiny..." September 21

  • Jay-Z reportedly turned down Super Bowl halftime show

    Larry Brown Sports "Jay-Z has been mentioned as a possibility for the halftime show at Super Bowl LII in Minnesota, but multiple reports indicate it is not going to happen. A source told The Sun that Jay-Z has no interest in performing at the Super Bowl despite rumors that he could take the stage with Justin..." September 20

  • NFL investigating domestic violence accusation against line judge

    ESPN "The NFL is investigating an accusation of domestic violence against line judge Carl Johnson, who was once the league's vice president of officiating. "The matter is under review under of the league's personal conduct policy," a league spokesman said Tuesday. All league employees are subject..." September 19

  • NFL monitoring CFL’s decision to end contact practices

    Sportsnaut "It was announced last week that the Canadian Football League (CFL) was ending contact practices during the season. To many, this came as an absolute shock. How are teams expected to prepare for the physical nature of football without actually practicing what a game itself entails? In an attempt..." September 19

  • Through two weeks, NFL teams are struggling to find the end zone

    Pro Football Talk "NFL TV ratings are down, and NFL touchdowns are down, and those two things are probably related. Fans like to watch teams score touchdowns, and there just haven’t been enough of them so far this season. NFL teams are averaging 2.1 touchdowns per game so far this season, compared to 2.6..." September 19

  • Rams see need to boost their run game and slow opponents’ attack

    L.A. Daily News "The Rams saw too much of Washington’s run game and not enough of their own. There’s no doubt about the first part. Washington ran for 229 yards and two touchdowns in their victory over the Rams on Sunday. The defensive breakdown seemed startling for a Rams front seven that dominated a week..." September 19

  • Mayor of Los Angeles says his city would've been happy with just the Rams

    CBS Sports "If Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti had been in charge of NFL relocation, it doesn't sound like the Chargers would have ended up in his city. During a recent interview on "The Dan Patrick Show," Garcetti was asked if L.A. might have been better off with just one team (the Rams) after going 22..." September 19

  • Aaron Donald is back on the field for the Rams but has things to tackle

    Los Angeles Times "Aaron Donald read the play, burst into the backfield and nearly grabbed the ball out of midair. But the Rams defensive lineman just missed. Washington Redskins running back Chris Thompson took the pitch from quarterback Kirk Cousins and turned the corner for a first-quarter touchdown,..." September 18

  • Cowboys dominate Forbes' 2017 list of most valuable NFL franchises, Bills rank last

    CBS Sports "If Jerry Jones ever decides to sell the Dallas Cowboys, someone is going to have to write him a monstrous check because the team is now worth nearly $5 billion. For the 11th consecutive year, the Cowboys are No. 1 on Forbes' annual list of the NFL's most valuable franchises with an estimated value..." September 18

  • Aaron Donald moves to active roster for the Rams

    Pro Football Talk "One week after he ended his holdout with the Rams, defensive tackle Aaron Donald is ready to rock. The Rams have moved Donald to the active roster, ending the exemption granted by the league office when Donald reported on September 9. The Rams made two other moves on Saturday, waiving center..." September 17

  • Rams announce Aaron Donald will start on Sunday

    Larry Brown Sports "The Los Angeles Rams will have their star defensive lineman back in action on Sunday. Head coach Sean McVay announced Friday that defensive tackle Aaron Donald will start on Sunday against the Washington Redskins. " September 15

  • Aaron Donald to be on ‘pitch count’ in first game back, Rams say

    Sporting News "Rams All-Pro defensive tackle Aaron Donald, who ended his holdout last weekend, is expected to play Sunday against the Redskins, but he won't be an every-down player. “It’s more of a pitch count I think,” Rams defensive coordinator Wade Phillips told reporters Thursday (via Pro Football..." September 15

  • Rams Sign OT Cornelius Lucas

    NFL Trade Rumors "The Los Angeles Rams officially signed OT Cornelius Lucas to a contract on Wednesday. The Rams actually brought Lucas in a for a workout last week, so he was clearly on their radar as a potential addition. Lucas, 25, signed on with the Lions as an undrafted free agent out of Kansas State..." September 13

  • NFL veteran thinks national anthem protests are ‘basically dead’

    Larry Brown Sports "With the number of national anthem protests we saw during the NFL preseason, it was widely expected that Week 1 would feature several such demonstrations across the league. Surprisingly, there were very few. That may not have been a coincidence. Mike Freeman of Bleacher Report spoke with..." September 13

  • Rams Sign P Johnny Hekker To Two-Year Extension That Includes $10M Gtd

    NFL Trade Rumors "Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the Rams have signed P Johnny Hekker to a two-year extension that will keep him in L.A. for the next six seasons. This new contract includes $10 million guaranteed, which is the highest punter guarantee ever, according to Schefter. In total, Hekker’s contract..." September 11

  • Rams mocked on social media for poor attendance in season opener

    Sporting News "The Rams opened the 2017 season with a dominant 46-9 win over the Colts, but there weren't many at the L.A. Coliseum to see it. Fans watching the game on television most definitely noticed. The Rams announced a paid attendance of 60,128 in the 93,000-seat stadium. Though 30,000 empty seats..." September 11

  • Offenses looked bad across the NFL on Sunday

    Pro Football Talk "If you thought the offenses looked bad across the NFL on Sunday, you were correct. Yesterday’s 12 NFL games averaged just 37 points and 593 yards of total offense. That’s a far cry from what fans came to expect in 2016, when the average NFL game had 46 points and 701 yard of..." September 11

  • Rams get a nine-day roster exemption for Aaron Donald

    Pro Football Talk "Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald has indeed returned, and the team has reinstated him to the roster. But the Rams didn’t have to make a corresponding roster move to create a space for him. The Rams have received a roster exemption through September 18, which allows them to carry 54 players..." September 10

  • Sammy Watkins passed his pop quizzes, but can he be a grade-A receiver for Rams?

    L.A. Daily News "Sammy Watkins had Jared Goff in one ear, and Sean McVay in the other. Sammy, what do you run on this play? How about this one? How about that first play, but from this other formation? “After the first day,” Watkins said, “I was like, ‘OK, now they’re just trying to see how much I’m studying,’..." September 10

  • Kayvon Webster leaves with shoulder injury

    Pro Football Talk "Rams cornerback Kayvon Webster left in the first half with a right shoulder injury. The Rams list him as questionable to return. But Webster appeared to be in a great deal of pain as he left the field. He had one tackle before departing." September 10

  • Rookie coach Sean McVay helped end Aaron Donald's holdout

    ESPN "One of the men who had a role in ending the stalemate between the Los Angeles Rams and Aaron Donald was rookie head coach Sean McVay, sources tell ESPN's Adam Schefter. Rather than traveling with the team to Green Bay for the Rams' final preseason game, McVay went to Atlanta with Rams..." September 10

  • Rams reportedly waived Aaron Donald’s fines from holdout

    Larry Brown Sports "Los Angeles Rams defensive Aaron Donald ended his lengthy holdout on Saturday, and the team is not going to penalize him for skipping all of its offseason program and training camp. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the Rams waived $1.49 million in fines when Donald passed his physical and..." September 10

  • Rams still hope for a long-term solution with Aaron Donald

    Pro Football Talk "Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald is back. And, per a source with knowledge of the situation, the Rams still want to sign him to a long-term contract. And, as a practical matter, the Rams still hold the cards. With Donald under contract for two more years and then subject to back-to-back..." September 10

  • Aaron Donald avoids financial loss, minimizes injury risk

    Pro Football Talk "Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald wanted to turn the current rookie wage structure upside down. While he didn’t quite do so (yet), Donald has created a new precedent for players caught between picks No. 11 and 32 in the draft. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the Rams agreed to..." September 09

  • Aaron Donald out at least this week, won’t play until he’s ready

    Pro Football Talk "Although Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald has ended his holdout and reported to the team, he’s not ready to take the field just yet. Donald has already been ruled out for Sunday’s opener against the Colts, and a league source tells PFT that the Rams don’t plan to play him until he’s..." September 09

  • Aaron Donald ends holdout, reports to Rams facility

    NFL.com "Aaron Donald's holdout is over. The Los Angeles Rams defensive lineman showed up to the team's facility Saturday afternoon after a preseason-long absence. The team confirmed that Donald took and passed his physical. The Rams will add Donald to the active roster seeking a roster..." September 09

  • Duane Brown out $552,941, Aaron Donald out $106,014 this week

    Pro Football Talk "NFL players who are unhappy with their contracts routinely miss voluntary offseason work. They sometimes even miss mandatory training camp practices, which come with fines of $40,000 a day. But they hardly ever hold out into the regular season. That’s because players get their base salaries in..." September 09

  • Rams cornerback Trumaine Johnson didn't get a long-term contract, but he's a team captain

    Los Angeles Times "Trumaine Johnson is attempting to make the most of a disappointing situation — and he’s off to a noteworthy start. The Rams declined to sign the cornerback to a long-term contract during the offseason, but players voted Johnson a team captain. “It shows you what a great job he’s done on..." September 08

  • Aaron Donald Reportedly Expected to Miss Week 1 vs. Colts Amid Contract Holdout

    Bleacher Report "Los Angeles Rams defensive lineman Aaron Donald is expected to miss the team's Week 1 game against the Indianapolis Colts at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on Sunday due to his ongoing contract holdout. On Thursday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reported there's been "no recent progress" toward a..." September 07

  • Nick Foles: ‘After my time with a certain NFL team, I wanted to retire’

    Sportsnaut "Quarterback Nick Foles has bounced around the league so much the past few seasons, he is now back with the Philadelphia Eagles team that originally drafted him in 2012. A rocky history with one team in particular, had Foles contemplating retirement at one point. He shared this about losing his..." September 06

  • NFL officially hires 21 full-time officials

    Sportsnaut "It was announced earlier in the summer that the NFL would in fact employ nearly two-dozen full-time officials for the 2017 season. It’s the first time that the league has gone to the extent of hiring full-time zebras. The league has now officially made the move, hiring 21 full-time officials..." September 06

  • Aaron Donald still out east as Rams begin Week 1 prep

    NFL.com "Los Angeles Rams coach Sean McVay might be "optimistic" that Aaron Donald will return soon, but the team's best player is giving no indication he'll be on the field versus the Indianapolis Colts in Week 1. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday morning that with the Rams set for..." September 06

  • McVay won't rule out Aaron Donald for Rams' opener

    NFL.com "The Los Angeles Rams began their full-time preparation for the season opener versus the Indianapolis Colts without their top player, Aaron Donald. The All-Pro defensive tackle remained away on Monday, and while coach Sean McVay reiterated he's "optimistic" Donald will report before Sunday's..." September 05

  • Koetter on Cutler this week: 'He's Joe Namath to us'

    Tampa Bay Times "When Bucs fans last saw Jay Cutler, he was throwing a pick-six and losing a fumble for a safety in Tampa Bay's easiest win of last season, a 36-10 rout of the Bears. That was Cutler's second-to-last game playing for Chicago, and his debut with the Dolphins as a replacement for the injured Ryan..." September 05

  • Rams claim Brandon Allen off waivers

    Pro Football Talk "When the Jaguars briefly opened up their quarterback competition this summer, some wondered if the might look to Brandon Allen along with Blake Bortles and Chad Henne as a possible starter. That never happened as Bortles was reinstalled with the first team after Henne started the team’s third..." September 04

  • Aaron Donald not at Monday’s practice, season opener in serious jeopardy

    Pro Football Talk "Aaron Donald continued his holdout Monday, via multiple tweets, putting his availability for Sunday’s season opener in serious jeopardy. The Rams practiced without their All-Pro defensive tackle on what coach Sean McVay called the “first day of true preparation for our team and for the Colts.”..." September 04

  • It’s another Aaron Donald no-show day for Rams, who start to make roster cuts

    Orange County Register "The nervous waiting has commenced, for Rams players, coaches and executives, but for different reasons. Players are hoping to avoid that dreaded tap on the shoulder and the long, painful walk to a meeting in which the news is broken, and they’ve been cut. For Coach Sean McVay and his staff,..." September 04

  • Rams may bring back Orlovsky after Week One

    Pro Football Talk "The Rams have cut quarterback Dan Orlovsky, leaving the team with two for now. Coach Sean McVay told reporters on Saturday that the Rams could bring Orlovsky back after Week One. “Dan’s definitely a possible guy that we’ll bring back on this roster, so by no means does that mean that we..." September 03

  • Rams waivers claims include another defensive tackle

    Pro Football Talk "The Rams have enhanced their 53-man roster with a trio of waivers claims, and one of the players plays the position most directly impacted by the lingering holdout of Aaron Donald. Former Seahawks defensive tackle Quinton Jefferson has been added via waivers from the Seahawks." September 03

  • Rams' Aaron Donald 'back and forth' with coach Sean McVay on return

    ESPN "Aaron Donald still hasn't reported to the Los Angeles Rams, and there is no telling when he will. But first-year head coach Sean McVay speaks to Donald on the phone from time to time. They talk about football, nothing else -- and usually it's McVay who reaches out first. "I've kind of been..." September 03

  • Rams trade for tight end Derek Carrier

    Pro Football Talk "The Rams have traded for a tight end, one who already knows the offense. Derek Carrier has been traded from Washington to Los Angeles. Carrier played for Rams head coach Sean McVay in Washington, so he’ll arrive already knowing his role. Washington gets a 2018 seventh-round draft pick in the..." September 02

  • Rams, Aaron Donald “not close”

    Pro Football Talk "The Rams are optimistic that defensive tackle Aaron Donald will return this week. Maybe they shouldn’t be. Per a league source, the Rams and Donald are negotiating but are “not close” on a deal. While the Rams have been mum about the reasons for Donald’s absence, the reality is that Donald..." September 02

  • Rams rookie running back Justin Davis makes his case for roster spot in preseason finale

    Los Angeles Times "A final audition in a preseason finale against the Green Bay Packers now turns into an uneasy wait for Rams running back Justin Davis. Davis rushed for 55 yards in 17 carries in Thursday’s 24-10 loss at Lambeau Field. He also caught two passes for 21 yards. After the game, undrafted free..." September 01

  • Rams execs flew to Atlanta for in-person meeting with holdout Donald

    Larry Brown Sports "The Los Angeles Rams are trying to find a solution for Aaron Donald’s holdout situation. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, Rams executives flew to Atlanta on Wednesday to meet with representatives for Donald, the defensive lineman who is currently holding out for a new contract. It’s..." September 01

  • Last exhibition is final dress rehearsal for Rams rookie coach Sean McVay

    Los Angeles Times "The Rams are not taking any chances in their final preseason game against the Green Bay Packers. Quarterback Jared Goff and other starters will safely relax on the Lambeau Field sideline on Thursday and encourage players trying to make the roster in their last chance to impress. At least one..." August 31

  • Rams GM on Aaron Donald Holdout: 'Want Him to Be Here as Soon as Possible'

    Fanrag Sports "With the Los Angeles Rams set to play their preseason finale Thursday night, the team is still without a key figure in defensive tackle Aaron Donald. Looking to receive a new contract that would place him among the highest-paid defensive players in the NFL, Donald has been holding out since the..." August 30

  • Rams' Jared Goff hopes for a two-minute drill against the Chargers to complete the preseason

    Los Angeles Times "As far as wish lists go, Jared Goff’s is modest. The Rams quarterback, coming off an impressive performance against the Oakland Raiders, said Wednesday that he would “love” the opportunity to direct the offense in a two-minute scenario before the regular season begins Sept. 10 against the..." August 24

  • Chargers, Rams rivalry brewing? ‘Not really,’ Anthony Lynn says

    L.A. Daily News "For months, the Chargers have publicly waged their “Fight for L.A.” The slogan was emblazoned on street-side banners and carved into a giant block on the StubHub Center concourse. It was the central theme of a recent promo video. And it took literal form two weeks ago during a joint practice..." August 24

  • Rams bring back Tyrunn Walker

    Pro Football Talk "The Rams released defensive tackle Tyrunn Walker in June just before it became public knowledge that Walker was under investigation for sexual assault, but there apparently weren’t any bridges burned by that move. A grand jury in Louisiana declined to indict Walker on any criminal charges..." August 23