Rams Rumors & News

  • Tavon Austin’s absence gives Rams’ WRs chance to shine

    L.A. Daily News "At 5-foot-8, Tavon Austin casts a relatively small shadow, but it’s one that will loom over Rams practice this week as the team enters the final phase of its offseason work. Austin won’t be on the field. The Rams’ top returning receiver had wrist surgery this month and, presumably, will be..." May 22

  • Rams think as long as they win, fans won’t care about the stadium

    Pro Football Talk "Are Los Angeles Rams fans frustrated by the news that the team’s new stadium will be a year late in opening? Not as long as they win. That’s the word from Rams COO Kevin Demoff, who said he thinks the fans just want to see the team turn it around. “The biggest thing that fans care about is..." May 20

  • Inglewood football stadium's opening will be delayed a year because of record rainfall

    Los Angeles Times "The $2.6-billion stadium for the Rams and Chargers in Inglewood, originally scheduled to open in 2019, will be delayed almost a year and is now scheduled to be ready for the start of the 2020 NFL season. Developers, who broke ground on the project in November, blamed the postponement on record..." May 18

  • NFL owners expected to approve proposal reducing overtime to 10 minutes

    Sportsnaut "The NFL’s overtime rules are expected to receive a major change in the form of how long the overtime period will last. NFL owners are expected to pass a proposal that would reduce the overtime period from 15 minutes to 10 during regular season games, per Judy Battista of NFL Media. This was a..." May 17

  • Rams hope rookies can help quarterback Jared Goff elevate his game

    Los Angeles Times "The new players spied him watching from outside the weight room. The offensive coordinator saw him there too. Rams quarterback Jared Goff went through rookie indoctrination last year, after the Rams selected him No. 1 in the draft, so he could only observe the action on the practice fields..." May 15

  • Pitt pass rusher sees himself as perfect fit for Rams defense

    Los Angeles Times "The Rams made a good decision the last time they drafted a pass rusher from Pittsburgh. Aaron Donald, a first-round pick in 2014, is a three-time Pro Bowl tackle and one of the NFL’s most dominant defensive players. ADVERTISING Linebacker Ejuan Price played with Donald in college, and the..." May 14

  • Rams QB Jared Goff 'wants to be great' and is putting in the work

    ESPN "The Los Angeles Rams' weight room is located on the east end of their facility and opens up to their two practice fields on the Cal Lutheran University campus. Jared Goff stood there for most of Friday morning, stationed beneath a blue overhang while watching 51 rookies -- some drafted, some..." May 14

  • Jury: NFL player Dominique Easley must pay $150,000 for dog bite

    Palm Beach Post "A Palm Beach County jury this week decided that Los Angles Rams defensive tackle Dominique Easley should pay a man he never invited into his home nearly $150,000 for a dog bite the man received from Easley’s pit bull while the man was in his home. Chucky, a 2½-year-old red-haired pit bull,..." May 13

  • Rams waive quarterback Aaron Murray

    Los Angeles Times "The Rams continued to shuffle their roster Thursday, waiving quarterback Aaron Murray. Murray, who played in college at Georgia and was a fifth-round draft pick by the Kansas City Chiefs in 2014, had agreed to terms with the Rams in March. Starter Jared Goff and backup Sean Mannion are the..." May 12

  • Rams Waive Aaron Murray

    Pro Football Rumors "Just over two months after signing Aaron Murray, the Rams have waived the quarterback, according to ESPN’s Field Yates (on Twitter). Once a star at Georgia, Murray fell to the sixth round of the 2014 draft after an ACL injury brought an early end to his senior season. Murray spent the first two..." May 11

  • Jared Goff 'exceeding expectations' in McVay's offense

    NFL.com "At this time a year ago Jared Goff was a lost puppy. During his rookie minicamp, the Los Angeles Rams' No. 1 overall pick struggled to understand verbiage of the play, move the offense in and out of the huddle, and get the play off on schedule. Battling the leap from college to the NFL,..." May 10

  • Alberto Riveron named NFL senior VP of officiating

    NFL.com "The NFL has a new team atop their officiating department. According to a release sent out by the league Wednesday, Alberto Riveron was named the senior vice president of officiating, filling the role vacated by former officiating head Dean Blandino. Russell Yurk, an NFL replay veteran of..." May 10

  • UAB head coach Bill Clark knew Los Angeles Rams TE Gerald Everett could be a 'freak'

    Alabama "When UAB opens its new football operations building, one room will be dedicated to past teams and NFL players. Gerald Everett may not have finished his college career at UAB, but the Los Angeles' Rams tight end who was recently drafted in the NFL Draft's second round first made his mark there...." May 07

  • Why couldn't Wade Phillips find work the year before he built a Super Bowl-winning defense?

    SI "The following is excerpted from Son of Bum: Lessons My Dad Taught Me About Football and Life by Wade Phillips Copyright © 2017. Reprinted with permission of Diversion Books. All rights reserved. I couldn’t believe that I was going to spend an entire offseason without working for an NFL team,..." May 07

  • Rams reportedly seeking record-smashing naming rights deal for new L.A. stadium

    CBS Sports "If any company out there is hoping to put its name on the Rams' new stadium in Los Angeles, they better run the plan by their accounting department first, because it's not going to be cheap. As a matter of fact, if the Rams get their way, it will go down as the most expensive naming rights..." May 06

  • Rams' depth chart is starting to clear up

    ESPN "The dust has (mostly) settled. The draft is over, undrafted free agents have been signed, and the Los Angeles Rams did a little bit of roster maintenance in recent days, parting ways with offensive lineman David Arkin and claiming nose tackle Mike Purcell. Their roster sits at 88 players, two..." May 05

  • Tavon Austin has surgery, will miss Rams OTAs

    NFL.com "Los Angeles Rams wideout Tavon Austin reportedly will be sidelined for organized team activities. Austin underwent surgery on his left wrist but is expected to be back in time for training camp at the end of July, ESPN reported Friday. The former first-round selection managed just 58..." May 05

  • Wade Phillips had an awkward interview in Washington three years ago

    Pro Football Talk "New Rams defensive coordinator Wade Phillips has a new book, Son of Bum. Written with our friend Vic Carucci of the Buffalo News, the memoir includes Wade’s memory of an awkward interview with Washington coach Jay Gruden after Gruden got the D.C. gig in 2014. “By this point my son Wes was the..." May 05

  • Jeff Fisher moving back to Nashville — 'This is home'

    Tennessean "Jeff Fisher is going home. Not back to California where he grew up and played college football. Not back to Chicago where he played in the NFL or Houston where he first became a head coach. Fisher, 59, is moving moving back to Nashville, the place he truly considers his home. "We spent..." May 05

  • Rams Re-Sign RFA DL Dominique Easley

    NFL Trade Rumors "The Los Angeles Rams have re-signed restricted free agent DL Dominique Easley, according to Adam Schefter. The first-round tender will cost the Rams $3.91 million for the 2017 season. Easley, 25, was taken with the No. 29 overall pick during the 2014 NFL Draft. He was in the third of his..." May 04

  • Report: Rams offer AT&T $30 million per year naming rights deal

    Sportsnaut "The Los Angeles Rams will soon be playing in a brand new stadium, and it’s possible AT&T will have its name plastered on the side of the building. According to Terry Lefton of SportsBusiness Journal, the Rams have offered the telecommunications giant a deal that would facilitate this..." May 04

  • Rams claim Mike Purcell off waivers from 49ers

    Pro Football Talk "The 49ers cleared space for rookie additions to their roster on Tuesday by parting ways with 13 players, one of whom they may be seeing a couple of times during the 2017 season. The Rams have claimed defensive tackle Mike Purcell off of waivers. Purcell signed with the 49ers as an undrafted..." May 03

  • Rams Officially Decline OL Greg Robinson’s Fifth-Year Option

    NFL Trade Rumors "The Los Angeles Rams have declined OT Greg Robinson‘s fifth-year option, according to Vincent Bonsignore. The fifth-year option would have cost the Rams $12,496,000 for the 2018 season, but was guaranteed for injury only and wouldn’t have prevented them from working on a long-term..." May 02

  • NFL Draft: Rams add depth at WR, DL

    L.A. Daily News "The NFL draft is over, and the Rams have added eight players that first-year Coach Sean McVay can use in an attempt to improve upon last year’s 4-12 record and the team’s dreadful offense. The Rams selected one fullback (Sam Rogers), two receivers (Cooper Kupp and Josh Reynolds), one tight end..." May 01

  • How have Browns, Titans done on Wentz/Goff deals?

    NFL.com "How have Browns, Titans done on Wentz/Goff deals? Print 0 By Conor Orr Around The NFL Writer Published: May 1, 2017 at 09:49 a.m. Updated: May 1, 2017 at 11:18 a.m. Both the Browns and Titans seemed to come out of the 2017 NFL Draft with considerable..." May 01

  • Rams CB Troy Hill suspended two games for violating substance abuse policy

    Sportsnaut "The Los Angeles Rams will be without potential starting cornerback Troy Hill for the first two games of the 2017 season. The NFL announced on Monday that the two-year pro has been suspended for violating the league’s substance abuse policy. Hill, 25, started four games for the team last season...." May 01

  • Bettors quickly push Patriots' win total up to 11.5

    ESPN "A Las Vegas sportsbook on Sunday opened the New England Patriots' season win total at 11, the highest of any team. That number didn't last long. Shortly after posting the first NFL win totals in Las Vegas, the sportsbook at the South Point casino took multiple $1,000 bets on New England to..." May 01

  • Rams unlikely to pick up option for ex-No. 2 overall pick Greg Robinson

    ESPN "The Los Angeles Rams are unlikely to pick up the fifth-year option of former second-overall pick Greg Robinson, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter. The source, however, said no final decision has been made. The deadline for fifth-year option decisions is May 3. Robinson is expected to move..." April 29

  • 10 best players still available in 2017 NFL Draft

    Larry Brown Sports "The first round of the 2017 NFL Draft has officially come to a close and 32 players now have a new home. But what about all the players who remain? What about those who unexpectedly fell? And just how far will those with question-mark players continue to fall? Each of those are legitimate..." April 28

  • Rams are expected to try to improve offense through draft

    Los Angeles Times "A deep dive into analytics is not required to identify the Rams’ needs going into the NFL draft. For the last two seasons, the Rams ranked last in the league in offense. Last year, they tried to remedy the problem by trading to the top of the draft to select quarterback Jared Goff, but that..." April 27

  • Mixed signals from Rams on Trumaine Johnson

    Pro Football Talk "The Rams opted to apply the franchise tag to cornerback Trumaine Johnson for a second time, despite the 20-percent raise over last year’s eight-figure salary. Since then, mixed signals have emerged as to whether the Rams will keep him under the one-year, $16.74 million tender (which he has..." April 26

  • Jackie Slater and Jack Youngblood among former Rams to announce draft picks

    Los Angeles Times "Pro football Hall of Famers Jackie Slater and Jack Youngblood are among former Rams players who will announce the team’s draft picks on Friday and Saturday. The Rams do not have a first-round pick in Thursday night’s first round, so their initial selection will be made Friday with the fifth..." April 25

  • 'Bloodbath' in Bristol: ESPN could cut 70 people

    Sporting News "The layoffs at ESPN might turn out worse than predicted, sources tell Sporting News. The Worldwide Leader in Sports could cut around 70 TV/radio anchors, reporters, analysts and online writers over coming days and weeks, sources said. That would be worse than the 40 to 50 on-air talents..." April 25

  • Trumaine Johnson won’t be traded

    Pro Football Talk "Not every player who is available for trade gets traded. And at a certain point, the team realizes it can’t reach a deal, and begins the process of rebuilding a bridge. According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the Rams won’t be dealing cornerback Trumaine Johnson. The Rams have..." April 24

  • Rams waive Tre’ Jackson after failed physical

    Pro Football Talk "Guard Tre’ Jackson’s stay on the Rams roster turned out to be a short one. Jackson was claimed off of waivers last week after the 2015 third-round pick’s time with the Patriots came to an end. He was back on the market a day later, however. Jackson failed his physical with the team and was..." April 23

  • JuJu Smith-Schuster says Cowboys and Rams have shown the most interest

    Pro Football Talk "As USC receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster prepares for the 2017 draft, he says two teams have shown the strongest desire to secure his services. The Cowboys and the Rams have shown the most interest, Smith-Schuster said on Friday’s PFT Live. While Smith-Schuster said he doesn’t have a wish list of..." April 22

  • Rams needed geography lesson, didn’t know where Jacksonville is on the map

    Yardbarker "The Los Angeles Rams apparently needed help remembering where Jacksonville is on the U.S. map, based on a recent Instagram post detailing the team’s flight plans for the upcoming season. It’s not a big faux pas that will hurt anyone, but it sure is funny. Based on the image, it appears whoever..." April 22

  • Rams provide a look at how they learned their schedule

    Pro Football Talk "NFL fans learn their teams’ schedules by watching TV or checking them out online, but how do the teams themselves find out? The Rams answered that question by posting a video that shows exactly how they found out their schedule: NFL Senior Director of Broadcast Michael North called the team..." April 21

  • Get ready for chaos when the Rams and Chargers host games at the same time

    Los Angeles Times "If freeway traffic gets bad enough, does it actually move backward? We could find out this NFL season when, in the rarest of scheduling rarities, the Rams and Chargers will play simultaneous home games at the Coliseum and StubHub Center, respectively. That hasn’t happened in the same market..." April 21

  • NFL owners chipped in millions to fund President Trump’s inauguration events

    Sporting News "Redskins owner Daniel Snyder was among many high-rolling sports figures to contribute to President Donald Trump's inaugural festivities, including six other NFL owners who donated $1 million, The Washington Post reported, citing a Federal Election Commission filing it obtained. The Republican..." April 20

  • Phil Simms joining CBS’ The NFL Today as studio analyst

    Sportsnaut "CBS announced Wednesday that Phil Simms will be joining the show The NFL Today as a studio analyst. Simms had previously made it clear he wasn’t done working in broadcasting after being bumped for Tony Romo in the live booth next to Jim Nantz. A consummate professional, we expect Simms to..." April 19

  • Poll: 87 percent of NFL fans oppose their team drafting player with history of violence against women

    Sportsnaut "According to one poll, the majority of NFL fans aren’t on board with their favorite team drafting a player who has physically abused a woman. “A Marist poll conducted for HBO’s Real Sports found that the vast majority of fans — 87 percent — say that they would oppose their favorite NFL team..." April 19

  • NFL Draft may not have what Rams need at receiver

    L.A. Daily News "One of Los Angeles’ NFL teams is perfectly positioned to land one of the three standout receivers in this month’s draft. Unfortunately for the Rams, it’s the Chargers. With the No. 7 overall pick, the Chargers seem more likely to lean toward one of the draft’s top two safeties. By the time of..." April 18

  • Aaron Donald doing “same thing” in new defense

    Pro Football Talk "The Rams ended their long relationship with Jeff Fisher after the end of last season and new head coach Sean McVay hired Wade Phillips to run the defense in Los Angeles. Phillips’ arrival means that the Rams will be transitioning to running a 4-3 under Fisher and Gregg Williams to running the..." April 14

  • Raiders to sign Lynch, pending trade

    TSN "Marshawn Lynch has decided to unretire to join the Oakland Raiders, according to NFL Network's Michael Silver. Silver reports Lynch has agreed to terms with the Raiders, but now must be traded by the Seattle Seahawks. The Seahawks still own Lynch's rights since he walked away after the 2015..." April 14

  • Several Rams defensive players are due for an extension

    ESPN "Wednesday's move was merely a precursor, a warm-up -- a contractual formality setting up a complex series of negotiations. The Los Angeles Rams exercised their fifth-year option on Aaron Donald's rookie contract, one that will pay the game's best interior defender a little less than $6.9..." April 14

  • Jerry Jones was in cahoots with Stan Kroenke to get Rams to L.A., lawsuit says

    Sporting News "Did Jerry Jones conspire with Stan Kroenke to get the Rams to Los Angeles? According to a lawsuit filed in St. Louis, that's exactly what happened. The St. Louis Regional Convention and Sports Complex Authority as well as St. Louis city and county are suing the NFL and its 32 owners for damages..." April 12

  • NFL players on the trading block: Big names who could get dealt

    ESPN "Of all the potential NFL offseason storylines, "Seahawks trade Richard Sherman" would have ranked among the least believable two or three months ago. Yet, here we are. Sherman and the Seahawks, one of the most beautiful and successful pairings of player and NFL organization in the past..." April 12

  • Rams Exercise Fifth-Year Option For DT Aaron Donald

    Pro Football Rumors "The Rams have exercised Aaron Donald‘s fifth-year option for the 2018 season, Field Yates of ESPN.com tweets. The option is worth $6.892MM and is guaranteed for injury. The move was an absolute no-brainer for Los Angeles. Donald has been playing at an elite level in each of his three NFL..." April 12

  • NFL Relocation Fees Are Revenues The Players Will Never Touch

    Deadspin "NFL owners are poised to rake in a fortune from the recent franchise relocations of the Rams, Chargers, and Raiders. Those owners naturally won’t be sharing a penny from that windfall with the players. As a condition of approving all three franchise moves in the last 15 months, the league..." April 11