Rams Rumors & News

  • NFL concussion settlement takes nasty turn

    ESPN "The $1 billion NFL concussion settlement -- nearly six years in the making yet still to deliver a penny to former players and their families for brain injuries stemming from football -- is revealing the underbelly of the legal system to former players and their families. As they finally close..." March 29

  • NFL: Concussions dropped by around 10 percent

    Fanrag Sports "According to the NFL, concussions dropped in 2016, falling by around 10 percent. That would make it appear that the strict concussion protocol has been working. Since the lawsuit, the NFL has been working to cut back on concussions. They originally rose with the new protocol, but the NFL..." March 28

  • 2017 NFL schedule: League reportedly hoping to unveil full schedule in late April

    CBS Sports "The release of the NFL schedule has become much more than an announcement with a long list of football games to be played in the future. It’s become a full-blown spectacle, with a three- or four-hour television program planned around it on multiple networks. This despite everyone already knowing..." March 28

  • Leaping block attempts on field goals, extra points expected to be banned

    ESPN "NFL owners are expected to pass a rule on Tuesday that will prohibit players from leaping over linemen to try to block field goal and extra-point attempts, sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter. Sources said the league feels the play is too dangerous and a player could get flipped over and..." March 28

  • NFL Owners Approve Raiders' Relocation Proposal

    NBC New York "NFL owners have given the Oakland Raiders the green light to continue with their current home in the East Bay in favor of Las Vegas. Stay tuned for updates. Monday could be the day many fans of the "Silver and Black" have feared for years. NFL owners stationed in Phoenix could vote as..." March 28

  • The NFL has an odd rule about refs visiting Las Vegas during the regular season

    CBS Sports "If the Raiders want to have an officiating crew at the first game they play in Las Vegas, then the NFL is going to have change one of its weirdest rules, which you probably didn’t even know about: NFL refs aren’t allowed to visit Sin City during the season. Under current league policy, every..." March 27

  • NFL owners to rake in absurd money in Rams, Chargers and Raiders relocation fees

    Sportsnaut "NFL owners are in Phoenix, Arizona for the Annual League Meeting, and they’re expected to approve a proposal that would send the Oakland Raiders to Las Vegas. Now we have at least one idea about why there is so much overwhelming support for the proposed move, as it means more money in the..." March 27

  • Redskins bolster WR corps by adding Quick

    ESPN "The Washington Redskins signed Brian Quick on Friday, adding to the team's depth chart at wide receiver after losing two starters earlier this month. Quick's agreement was announced by his agents on Twitter and later confirmed by the team. Earlier this month, wide receivers DeSean Jackson..." March 24

  • USC's JuJu Smith-Schuster would welcome staying home to play for Rams or Chargers

    Los Angeles Times "The Rams added a former USC receiver to the roster when they signed free agent Robert Woods, the Trojans’ all-time receptions leader. Could they add another in next month’s NFL draft? ADVERTISING USC’s JuJu Smith-Schuster, who attended Long Beach Poly High, said Wednesday that he would be..." March 23

  • Dunbar, Barwin have two main reasons for signing with Rams

    Los Angeles Times "Familiarity with defensive coordinator Wade Phillips was too enticing, the opportunity to reunite too good for linebacker Connor Barwin to pass up. For running back Lance Dunbar, it was a chance to expand his role in Coach Sean McVay’s multiple-threat offense. On Wednesday, Barwin and Dunbar..." March 23

  • ESPN formally announces Suzy Kolber, Samantha Ponder, Trey Wingo to head NFL studio shows

    Awful Announcing "Three weeks ago, Jim Miller reported that ESPN would replace Chris Berman with a trio of studio hosts: Trey Wingo, Suzy Kolber and Samantha Ponder. On Thursday, ESPN finally confirmed the news, announcing that Kolber will host Monday Night Countdown, Ponder will lead Sunday NFL Countdown and Wingo..." March 23

  • Connor Barwin: Eagles wanted me to take 'very drastic pay cut'

    CSN Philly "Even after he had already said publicly that he'd take a pay cut, when the Eagles cut Connor Barwin on March 9 it wasn't a surprise. Barwin's production had dropped and he was set to have a cap hit of over $8 million and the Eagles saved almost all of that space by releasing him. Appearing..." March 23

  • Bears Sign RB Benny Cunningham To One-Year Deal

    NFL Trade Rumors "The Chicago Bears announced Tuesday night that they’ve signed RB Benny Cunningham to a one-year contract. Cunningham, 25, wound up signing on with the Rams as an undrafted free agent out of Middle Tennessee State back in 2013. He’s managed to make the 53-man roster each of his four years in the..." March 22

  • Raiders' relocation fee is reportedly far less than what Chargers, Rams paid

    CBS Sports "The Oakland Raiders, if they get their way, will soon become the Las Vegas Raiders. The team has been working on securing financing for a stadium in Las Vegas, and when Bank of America stepped up after billionaire hotel magnate Sheldon Adelson dropped out, the Raiders moved closer to making the..." March 22

  • John Sullivan visits with center-needy Rams

    Pro Football Talk "The Rams released last year’s starting center Tim Barnes and tried to bring in a replacement by signing Ryan Groy to an offer sheet as a restricted free agent, but the Bills matched and kept Groy in Buffalo. The next option for the team appears to be John Sullivan. Alden Gonzalez of ESPN.com..." March 21

  • Bonsignore: Rams have gotten better, but still have much more to do

    L.A. Daily News "A steady hum of construction work echoes 24/7 across 298 acres in Inglewood these days. From which, a grand, new stadium will eventually be erected for the Los Angeles Rams and Chargers. Nearly 50 miles away in Thousand Oaks, a different sort of job site is buzzing. Going back to the day the..." March 19

  • Slim pickings remain in free agency

    Pro Football Talk "There aren’t many big moves left to make in free agency. Sure, there’s still the question of whether our No. 1 free agent, Le’Veon Bell, will sign a long-term deal in Pittsburgh or play this season on the franchise tag. And there are big names out there like Adrian Peterson, Jamaal Charles and..." March 18

  • Rams address needs, find scheme fits with Connor Barwin, Lance Dunbar

    ESPN "Rams fans, a message from Meat Loaf. Yes, Meat Loaf. Don't be sad, 'cause two out of three ain't bad. The Los Angeles Rams on Thursday failed to land the center they targeted, when the Bills decided to match the Rams' offer sheet for Ryan Groy. But the Rams did sign linebacker Connor Barwin..." March 17

  • Lance Dunbar signs with Rams

    Pro Football Talk "Running back Lance Dunbar’s visit with the Rams went well. Adam Caplan of ESPN reports that Dunbar has agreed to terms on a contract with the team. The deal is for one year and up to $3 million. Dunbar returned from a 2015 torn ACL to play in 13 games for the Cowboys last season, but Ezekiel..." March 16

  • Connor Barwin visiting the Rams

    Pro Football Talk "With the Rams transitioning to a 3-4 defense under new coordinator Wade Phillips, they need some guys familiar with the scheme. So it makes sense that they’re looking at one who has experience there. According to Gary Klein of the Los Angeles Times, Barwin is visiting the Rams today. Barwin..." March 15

  • DA: No charges vs. Rams DE Ethan Westbooks pending further investigation

    ESPN "The Sacramento County district attorney's office on Tuesday said it has declined to file charges against Los Angeles Rams defensive end Ethan Westbrooks pending further investigation, according to the Los Angeles Times. Westbrooks was arrested March 5 on suspicion of domestic violence after..." March 15

  • Rams Re-Sign K Greg Zuerlein To Three-Year, $6.75M Deal

    NFL Trade Rumors "The Los Angeles Rams announced Tuesday that they’ve reached an agreement with K Greg Zuerlein on a three-year deal. Mike Garafolo reports that Zuerlein’s three-year contract is worth $6.75 million. Zuerlein, 29, is a former six-round pick of the Rams back in 2012. He played out his rookie..." March 14

  • Rams met with DeMarcus Ware before he announced retirement after 12 seasons

    Los Angeles Times "Congratulatory messages and salutes were all over Twitter on Monday after longtime NFL defensive standout DeMarcus Ware announced his retirement. Ware played linebacker and end for the Dallas Cowboys and the Denver Broncos during his 12-year career, and he thrived under new Rams defensive..." March 14

  • Kayvon Webster visiting with Rams

    Pro Football Talk "Cornerback Kayvon Webster didn’t re-sign with the Broncos ahead of free agency and now he’s hitting the road in search of a team for the 2017 season. His first stop will feature a familiar face on the other side of the table. Webster tweeted a shot of a plane ticket taking him to Los Angeles on..." March 13

  • Dolphins Make Bizarre Changes to Newly-Acquired DE's Contract

    12 Up "After arriving in Miami just a few days ago, William Hayes will not be with the Dolphins for the long-term, it would seem. The defensive end, who was acquired from the Los Angeles Rams just last week, restructured his contract with the team in a rather interesting and unusual way. See ya,..." March 13

  • Tre Mason released by Rams, never reported to team during '16 season

    ESPN "The Los Angeles Rams formally waived troubled running back Tre Mason on Friday, a decision that was long considered inevitable. Mason, a third-round pick out of Auburn in 2014, never reported to the team last season and spent the entire year in and out of legal trouble. At one point, TMZ..." March 11

  • Reports: Rams release TE Lance Kendricks, DE Eugene Sims

    Pro Football Talk "In addition to swinging a late-night trade with the Miami Dolphins, the Los Angeles Rams released a few veterans on Thursday night. According to multiple reports, the Rams have decided to release tight end Lance Kendricks and defensive end Eugene Sims. The release of center Tim Barnes was also..." March 10

  • Former Rams DE: ‘Got traded today for a stapler and a coffee machine’

    Sportsnaut "Veteran defensive end William Hayes was traded to the Miami Dolphins after playing with the Los Angeles Rams for five seasons. The trade consisted of bundling up Hayes and a seventh-round pick to the Dolphins in exchange for the Rams receiving a sixth-round pick in this year’s draft. It seemed..." March 10

  • Rams deal William Hayes to Dolphins

    NFL.com "The Los Angeles Rams are sending defensive end William Hayes to the Miami Dolphins. In a trade announced late Thursday night, Los Angeles said the Dolphins have agreed to send their sixth-round pick (No. 206) in exchange for Hayes and the Rams' seventh-round pick (No. 223). "Will has been an..." March 10

  • Rams add backup quarterback Aaron Murray

    Pro Football Talk "The Rams were plagued by poor quarterback play last season, and now they’ve added a new quarterback. Not that they’re expecting him to play. Aaron Murray, who has bounced around the league but never played in a regular-season game, has signed with the Rams. Murray was a 2014 fifth-round pick..." March 09

  • Rams Signing WR Robert Woods To Five-Year, $39M Deal

    NFL Trade Rumors "Adam Schefter is reporting that the Rams are signing Bills free agent WR Robert Woods to a contract on Thursday. Schefter adds that Woods receives a five-year, $39 million contract with $15 million guaranteed. Woods, 24, is a former second-round pick of the Bills back in 2013. He has played..." March 09

  • Andrew Whitworth to sign with Rams

    Pro Football Talk "The Bengals were optimistic they could re-sign offensive tackle Andrew Whitworth. But they won’t. Whitworth plans to sign with the Rams today on a three-year deal worth a total of $36 million with $15 million guaranteed and $13 million coming in the first year of the contract. That puts..." March 09

  • “Significant” Trade Interest In Rams CB Trumaine Johnson

    NFL Trade Rumors "Vincent Bonsignore reports that there has been “significant interest” from other teams in trading for Rams franchise CB Trumaine Johnson. However, Los Angeles’ asking price is reportedly high for him. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media is reporting that the Rams are in discussions with several teams..." March 08

  • Rams Place Original-Round Tender On DT Dominique Easley

    NFL Trade Rumors "The Los Angeles Rams announced Tuesday that they’ve placed an original-round tender on restricted free agent DT Dominique Easley. The original-round tender will cost the Rams around $1.797 million for the 2017 season and give them the right of first refusal for any offer sheet he receives..." March 07

  • Report: Trumaine Johnson the subject of trade talks

    Pro Football Talk "Cornerback Trumaine Johnson signed his franchise tender on Monday, but that may not be the end of offseason intrigue concerning his future with the club. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the Rams are talking with several other teams about a trade involving Johnson. Johnson could have..." March 07

  • Rams' Ethan Westbrooks arrested on suspicion of domestic violence

    ESPN "Ethan Westbrooks, a defensive lineman for the Rams, was arrested Sunday night in Sacramento on suspicion of domestic violence. Police had responded to a call regarding a child custody dispute at 9:06 p.m. PT and found injuries to the upper body of the mother of one of Westbrooks' children. An..." March 07

  • Rams’ revised uniforms are an awkward half-measure

    Pro Football Talk "The Rams blew a golden opportunity during their annual Color Rush game by not eradicating the gold from uniforms worn below blue helmets and white horns. For 2017 and 2018, the mistake will be repeated on a regular basis. The good news? The team has dumped the gold from the helmets and the..." March 03

  • Rams GM insists moving up to draft Jared Goff was right move and would do it again

    CBS Sports "Almost a year after trading a bevy of picks to the Tennessee Titans to draft quarterback Jared Goff with the first pick in last April’s NFL Draft, Los Angeles Rams general manager Les Snead said here this week that he would make the same move all over again. Even though Goff started just seven..." March 03

  • Tony Romo market likely limited to four teams

    Larry Brown Sports "Tony Romo is reportedly likely to land with one of four teams whenever and however the Dallas Cowboys choose to part ways with him. According to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, Romo “covets” the Houston Texans and Denver Broncos. La Canfora has also heard that the Los Angeles Rams and San..." March 03

  • Rams G.M. knows an Aaron Donald mega-deal is coming, maybe soon

    Pro Football Talk "Among the topics Rams General Manager Les Snead discussed at the NFL Scouting Combine Thursday was a potential new contract for star defensive tackle Aaron Donald. Donald is going to make a lot of money. The Rams know this, and Snead said they’re willing to pay it. “It’s definitely coming,”..." March 02

  • NFLPA boss DeMaurice Smith says he wants weed treated as health issue, like concussions

    USA Today "The NFL Players Association plans to propose updates to the collectively bargained substance abuse policy that repositions marijuana use as a player health and safety issue, along the same lines as revisions to concussion protocol in recent years. NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith told..." March 02

  • Rams GM on Aaron Donald: An extension is coming, he deserves a raise

    Sportsnaut "Since entering the NFL as a first-round pick back in 2014, Aaron Donald has been one of the best football players on the planet. He absolutely dominated on the defensive line for the then St. Louis Rams in his first two seasons, taking his game to a completely new level when the team relocated to..." March 02

  • Rams Tag CB Trumaine Johnson

    therams.com "The Los Angeles Rams jumped their offseason by placing the franchise tag on CB Trumaine Johnson on Wednesday. By signing the franchise tender, Johnson will be under a one-year contract with Los Angeles for 2017. This is the second consecutive season the Rams have placed the tag on Johnson." March 01

  • Competition Committee discussing centralizing review system

    NFL.com "The NFL's Competition Committee is discussing two proposals that would significantly alter officiating -- whether to make referees full-time employees and how to centralize the replay review system. According to one league official familiar with the committee's conversations during its meetings..." March 01

  • League considering full-time referees, again

    Pro Football Talk "The issue of full-time officials has percolated from time to time over the past five years. Indeed, the 2012 labor deal between the league and the NFL Referees Association gave the NFL the right to hire up to 17 full-time officials. The NFL once again is considering whether to finally follow..." March 01

  • Fantasy football involvement caused NCAA suspension of UR baseball players

    Richmond Times-Dispatch "Two of the University of Richmond’s best baseball players are among five who have begun this season suspended for NCAA rules violations related to fantasy football involvement. Right-hander Keenan Bartlett, a junior who Baseball America recognized in the preseason as the A-10’s third-best..." February 28

  • Rams Could Use Franchise Tag On CB Trumaine Johnson For Second Straight Year?

    NFL Trade Rumors "Jason La Canfora mentions that the more he thinks about it and the size of the upcoming free agent class, the more he believes the Rams will once again franchise CB Trumaine Johnson. Alden Gonzalez of ESPN previously predicted that the Rams could use the franchise tag on Johnson for the second..." February 22

  • Alshon Jeffery's 5 best free agency fits do not include Eagles

    Sporting News "Alshon Jeffery is the NFL's best free-agent wide receiver in 2017. Unlike the top players at other marquee positions, Jeffery will hit the open market, as his current team, the Bears, are unlikely to franchise tag him for a second consecutive year. With several teams in desperate need of a No...." February 21

  • Rams could be interested in Kirk Cousins if Jared Goff flops in 2017

    Larry Brown Sports "The Washington Redskins are likely to use the franchise tag on Kirk Cousins if they cannot work out a long-term deal, but the quarterback will have no shortage of suitors if he does end up hitting free agency. With Kyle Shanahan and Sean McVay — two former Redskins offensive coordinators who..." February 19

  • Will the Rams tag Trumaine Johnson again?

    Pro Football Talk "At a time when the football-following world is considering whether Washington will apply the franchise tag a second time to quarterback Kirk Cousins and whether the Chiefs will apply the franchise tag a second time to safety Eric Berry, the Rams have a player who was tagged a year ago, who could..." February 18