Rams Rumors & News

  • Rams to hire Brian Xanders to front office role

    Pro Football Talk "The Los Angeles Rams are set to add former Detroit Lions and Denver Broncos executive Brian Xanders to their front office, according to Tom Pelissero of the NFL Network. The Lions decided to part ways with Xanders in May. He had been a holdover from prior general manager Martin Mayhew and the..." July 21

  • Rams great Eric Dickerson: Sean Mannion should start over Jared Goff

    Sporting News "If the Rams were going strictly off numbers produced in college, then Sean Mannion would have an argument to earn the starting job over former No. 1 overall pick Jared Goff. Both had good numbers in college, having at least one season with 35 or more touchdown passes, both had 4,000-yard..." July 21

  • Five NFL coaches under most pressure to bail out sinking ships

    Sportsnaut "As is the case every year, plenty of NFL coaches enter the season under a lot of pressure to turn bad situations around. Which coaches fit that description in 2017? As a general rule, we’d like to leave rookie coaches off our list. One coach in his first year, however, is in a situation that’s..." July 21

  • Rams sign Dan Orlovsky

    Pro Football Talk "With training camp opening soon and just two quarterbacks under contract, the Rams have added a third. Veteran backup Dan Orlovsky told SportsSpectrum.com today that he is signing with the Rams. Orlovsky has stuck around in the NFL since the Lions took him in the fifth round of the 2005..." July 20

  • Rams' Todd Gurley aiming to have bigger impact on field, in community

    Los Angeles Times "It was a scorching Saturday afternoon in Southern California, but Todd Gurley wasn’t at the beach and he wasn’t lounging in the new home that he had recently shopped for. The Rams running back stood on the 25-yard line at Santa Monica College’s football field surrounded by hundreds of..." July 18

  • ESPN Has Finally Set An Official End Date For ‘Mike And Mike’

    Uproxx "When ESPN announced their new television programming lineup for 2018 would include a solo show for Mike Greenberg, fans of ESPN Radio’s Mike & Mike knew the end of the show was near. The two made the official announcement of their impending breakup back in May, but even then it was a brief note..." July 17

  • Hekker: Jared Goff has 'grown a ton' this offseason

    NFL.com "The Los Angeles Rams hired first-year coach Sean McVay to flip the switch on an offense that sputtered for years under the previous regime. For the attack to take off, second-year quarterback Jared Goff must make a major leap after struggling through his seven starts in 2016. Teammate Johnny..." July 17

  • Rams' top cornerback Trumaine Johnson expected to hit free agency after 2017 season

    Los Angeles Times "As he prepares for his sixth season with the Rams, Trumaine Johnson is the team’s top cornerback and highest-paid player. But apparently he is not the right fit. Not for a new long-term contract anyway. After General Manager Les Snead said for months that the Rams would wait to see if..." July 16

  • Rams tight end Tyler Higbee pleads guilty to assault in Kentucky

    Bleacher Report "Los Angeles Rams tight end Tyler Higbee will not face jail time after reaching a plea agreement in his assault case in Kentucky. Higbee pleaded guilty Friday to assault under extreme emotional disturbance after concussing Nawaf Alsaleh in a fight last April, per The Associated Press. He will..." July 15

  • Rams receiver Mike Thomas suspended for first four games of regular season for doping violation

    Los Angeles Times "Rams receiver Mike Thomas, who appeared to have raised his profile during offseason workouts and minicamps, has been suspended without pay for the first four games of the regular season for violating the NFL’s policy on performance enhancing substances, the league announced Friday. Thomas can..." July 14

  • Britney Spears' team plans to get back to the Super Bowl

    New York Daily News "Oops, she wants to do it again. Britney Spears’ associates have had “secret discussions” with television and advertising execs tied to Super Bowl LII, according to a source close to the situation. The game will take place Feb. 4 in Minneapolis. “Britney has made it clear to her team that it..." July 12

  • Todd Gurley sees improvement in Jared Goff

    NFL.com "Todd Gurley has 'been loving' Sean McVay's offense Print 0 By Jeremy Bergman NFL.com Published: July 8, 2017 at 03:25 p.m. Updated: July 8, 2017 at 03:40 p.m. Todd Gurley's first season in Hollywood was next to nightmarish. After a promising rookie..." July 08

  • Michael Brockers on what the Rams should do for Aaron Donald: 'Pay the man'

    NFL.com "The past few seasons for the Rams have been a roller coaster to say the least, but on the bright side, they have one of the game's best players in Aaron Donald. The All-Pro defensive tackle is tied to his rookie deal through the 2018 season after Los Angeles picked up his fifth-year option. Per..." July 07

  • Reality show on Rams season shows players took blame for Jeff Fisher's firing

    ESPN "One team official compared the streaming of Amazon's latest "All or Nothing" series to "watching the Titanic sink." The Los Angeles Rams were bad in 2016, their first season back in Southern California, and the last thing they want to do is relive it all. It's all available for public view now,..." July 02

  • Aaron Donald won't deny possibility of training camp holdout

    Sporting News "Despite his desire for a new contract, Los Angeles defensive tackle Aaron Donald made a cursory appearance earlier this month at the Rams' mandatory veteran minicamp. Donald, though, won't guarantee an on-time arrival for training camp if a new deal is not consummated. "I’m just working,..." June 29

  • Video shows moment Jeff Fisher informed Rams coaches he had been fired

    Larry Brown Sports "Jeff Fisher was fired by the Los Angeles Rams last season following a blowout loss to the Seattle Seahawks in Week 14. While he likely saw the move coming, that didn’t make it any easier to tell his staff. In a preview of an NFL Films documentary called “All of Nothing: A Season with the Los..." June 29

  • Connor Barwin feeling right at home with new team, in old spot

    Pro Football Talk "Connor Barwin had proven himself in one defense, and felt like he was beginning to in another. But even if he wasn’t hoping to be released by the Eagles after they transitioned him to a 4-3 defensive end, he fell into a comfortable spot, where he can again rush as an outside linebacker in the..." June 27

  • Trumaine Johnson won't reach deal by July 17 deadline for franchised players

    ESPN "The Los Angeles Rams and Trumaine Johnson will not reach agreement on a long-term contract by the July 17 deadline, a source told ESPN, meaning the cornerback will play under the franchise tender for the second straight season. Johnson signed his franchise tender with the Rams on March 6,..." June 27

  • Is Rams' 2017 defense a top-five unit under Wade Phillips?

    ESPN "Wade Phillips has taken over nine different defenses, as a defensive coordinator or a head coach, and nearly every single one of them improved significantly in the first year. He has served a combined 34 seasons in those roles. In 18 of those seasons, his defenses finished within the top 10 in..." June 23

  • Rams, Chargers to hold joint practices

    Pro Football Talk "Los Angeles has two teams now and they will start to get to know each other this summer while waiting for construction on the stadium they plan to share to be completed. The Rams and Chargers announced their training camp schedules on Thursday and they include joint practices at each team’s..." June 22

  • Rams waive defensive lineman Tyrunn Walker

    Pro Football Talk "The Rams released defensive tackle Tyrunn Walker on Thursday. They signed Walker in March to serve as a backup to Aaron Donald and Michael Brockers. Walker signed with the Saints as an undrafted free agent out of Tulsa in 2012. He made the roster but did not take the field as a rookie. Walker..." June 22

  • Women accuse former Saints, Rams defensive lineman Tyrunn Walker of rape in Lafayette

    The Advocate "Lafayette authorities are wrapping up an investigation into claims of sexual assault lodged by two women against Tyrunn Walker, a New Iberia native and former defensive lineman for the New Orleans Saints. Investigators declined to discuss the inquiry, which has been underway since March, but..." June 22

  • Rams Unlikely To Extend Trumaine Johnson

    Pro Football Rumors "The odds of the Rams reaching a long-term agreement with franchise-tagged cornerback Trumaine Johnson are extremely slim, according to Jason La Canfora of CBSSports.com. Los Angeles spoke with Johnson’s representatives regarding an extension only once, and the discussions weren’t fruitful enough..." June 20

  • Jared Goff on Rams offense: 'I've understood all of it and grasped all of it so far'

    ESPN "Sean McVay had canceled Thursday's final minicamp practice and still woke up at 4 in the morning that day. The offseason program is over, but the Los Angeles Rams' rookie coach is finding it difficult to unplug. So, he'll force himself to. Before the team reconvenes for training camp in late..." June 19

  • Jared Goff sorry to see Greg Robinson go

    Pro Football Talk "The only player on the Rams who was a higher draft pick than Greg Robinson was sorry to lose Robinson as a teammate. Rams quarterback Jared Goff, the first overall pick in last year’s draft, said he always enjoyed playing with Robinson, the second overall pick in the 2012 draft who was traded..." June 17

  • Sean McVay excited after first visit to Coliseum as Rams coach

    Los Angeles Times "Sean McVay watched from Virginia last August when the Rams played the Dallas Cowboys in a preseason game at the Coliseum that drew a crowd of more than 90,000. On Thursday night, the Rams’ new coach visited the historic stadium for the first time. “You can feel the energy here,” McVay told..." June 17

  • Greg Robinson trade illustrates a new way of thinking by the Rams

    L.A. Daily News "The writing was on the wall well before the Rams traded Greg Robinson to the Detroit Lions early Thursday morning for a sixth-round draft pick. So we won’t give them too much credit for acting decisively and wisely in completing the trade, which puts to rest the inglorious three-year Rams..." June 16

  • Pressed for a 2017 prediction, Wade Phillips aims high

    Pro Football Talk "The Rams had their annual all-access event on Thursday, where fans can plunk down an obscene amount of money to get up close and personal with current and former members of the organization. During the event, new defensive coordinator Wade Phillips was pressed for his thoughts on how the 2017..." June 16

  • Les Snead: “Nothing new” on Aaron Donald contract

    ESPN "The roars reverberated through the facility. Sean McVay informed his players on Wednesday afternoon that he was cancelling the Thursday morning practice, the final session of his offseason program, as a reward for all the hard work they put in over these past nine weeks. They were suddenly free to..." June 16

  • Sean McVay expects Tavon Austin to be a “big part” of the offense

    Pro Football Talk "Rams receiver Tavon Austin, the eighth overall pick in the 2013 draft, has for the most part underachieved during his time in the NFL, despite securing a contract extension a year ago. Now, a new coaching staff has arrived, Austin has been absent after wrist surgery, and plenty of new receivers..." June 15

  • Wade Phillips thinks his son will be a third-generation head coach

    Pro Football Talk "Six pairs of fathers and sons have been NFL head coaches, but Wade Phillips believes he’s going to be the first person ever to have both a father and a son who were NFL head coaches. Phillips said on PFT Live that his son, Washington tight ends coach Wes Phillips, has what it takes to be an NFL..." June 15

  • Rams drop down to two quarterbacks with offseason work done

    Pro Football Talk "The Rams added a third quarterback to the roster late last month, but Dylan Thompson’s time with the team has already come to an end. Thompson was waived on Thursday, a day after the Rams held the final practice of their offseason program. Thompson lasted longer with the Rams last year as he..." June 15

  • Rams trade former No. 2 pick Greg Robinson to Lions

    NFL.com "The Los Angeles Rams finally gave up on former No. 2 overall pick Greg Robinson. The Rams traded the offensive tackle to the Detroit Lions for a 2018 sixth-round pick, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported. ESPN first reported the trade. The teams later confirmed the news. The Lions..." June 15

  • Rams quarterback Jared Goff added weight this offseason

    Pro Football Talk "Rams quarterback Jared Goff is carrying a little more weight on his frame this year. Goff said Tuesday that he’s now up to 220 pounds. He was listed at 215 pounds in the Rams’ media guide last year. “Did my best in the months we had off to continue to train hard and my body continues to..." June 14

  • Rams Robert Quinn Underwent Thumb Surgery, Expected Back For Training Camp

    Pro Football Talk "Rams linebacker Robert Quinn is wearing a cast on his right hand after minor surgery, according to multiple reports. While coach Sean McVay told reporters in Los Angeles that Quinn will be ready for training camp, it continues a troubling trend for Quinn. He missed 15 games the past two..." June 14

  • Rams DT Aaron Donald Reports To Mandatory Minicamp, Despite Holdout Talk

    NFL Trade Rumors "Steve Wyche of NFL Media reports that Rams DT Aaron Donald has reported to the team for the start of mandatory minicamp on Tuesday. Yesterday, Ian Rapoport mentioned that Donald could skip minicamp workouts this week in an attempt to secure long-term extensions from their respective..." June 13

  • Aaron Donald's participation in Rams' minicamp is unclear

    Los Angeles Times "No one questions Aaron Donald’s importance to the Rams. Pro Football Focus last week called the three-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle the “single most dominant player in the NFL” heading into the 2017 season. But there is one major question about Donald on the eve of a mandatory minicamp,..." June 13

  • Le’Veon Bell and Aaron Donald could skip minicamps

    Pro Football Talk "Odell Beckham has shown up, but two other stars looking for new contracts could be skipping minicamps this week. According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell and Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald aren’t considered locks to show up their respective teams’..." June 12

  • There are signs that second-year Rams QB Jared Goff might be much improved

    Los Angeles Times "Three weeks ago, when the Rams began organized team activity workouts, quarterback Jared Goff was asked to assess the change in offensive systems from last season. “It’s way different,” he said. That was no surprise: The Rams have a new coach in Sean McVay, a new quarterback-friendly scheme..." June 12

  • Super Bowl-pedigreed Kayvon Webster must show he can handle starting role with the Rams

    Los Angeles Times "Most of Kayvon Webster’s NFL snaps came on special teams, not in the secondary. The cornerback sat behind multiple Pro Bowl players while contributing to Denver Broncos teams that played in two Super Bowls. Now, for the first time, Webster is on track to start on defense. The Rams, with a..." June 11

  • Wade Phillips pushed for Texans to draft J.J. Watt

    Pro Football Talk "When the Rams prepare to face the Texans on November 12 in L.A., coach Sean McVay can thank defensive coordinator Wade Phillips for the lack of sleep McVay will be getting as he prepares to neutralize J.J. Watt. As explained in his book Son of Bum, Phillips had a key role in the decision of the..." June 11

  • Rams sign their top three draft picks

    Pro Football Talk "The first three picks in the Rams’ draft class all signed on Friday night. Rams second-round tight end Gerald Everett, third-round receiver Cooper Kupp and third-round safety John Johnson have signed, just after completing their work at Organized Team Activities. The Rams didn’t have a..." June 10

  • Lamarcus Joyner on bigger role with Rams: 'A dream come true'

    ESPN "Practice was over, several of his teammates had showered up and driven away, and Lamarcus Joyner remained on the field, all alone, jogging laps, dripping sweat. After three years of proving himself in a part-time role, the Los Angeles Rams are finally giving Joyner the opportunity he always wanted..." June 08

  • Eight NFL players that deserve huge raises

    Sportsnaut "Equal pay for equal play is not exactly how things roll in the NFL. This is especially true for many players drafted in the latter rounds. Those that excel end up vastly outplaying their contracts a couple of years into their careers. We are not suggesting that these particular players are..." June 08

  • Players' union believes language in many rookie deals violates CBA

    ESPN "The NFL Players Association has identified language in about 160 of this year's rookie contracts that it believes violates the collective bargaining agreement and is considering filing grievances to have the deals voided. "The union has undergone a comprehensive review of rookie contracts and..." June 07

  • Getting to know Rams linebacker and NFL hipster Connor Barwin

    ESPN "Connor Barwin, the Los Angeles Rams' new outside linebacker, doesn't fit the mold of your stereotypical football player. He is environmentally conscious, prefers getting around on his road bike, loves watching local bands, wears V-neck T-shirts and appreciates a good pourover coffee. He is, in..." June 05

  • Andrew Whitworth helping his second-year QB, and his rookie coach

    Pro Football Talk "After investing so heavily in a quarterback last offseason, the Rams made sure to protect him this offseason. And while new left tackle Andrew Whitworth has seen some good things from Jared Goff so far, he figures to play an even bigger role for the Rams than the obvious. Whitworth said that..." June 05

  • Stedman Bailey's NFL Comeback Final Surgery After Drive-By Shooting

    TMZ "Stedman Bailey is still focused on getting back in the NFL -- nearly 2 years after getting shot in the face -- and says he's undergoing one last surgery to increase his chances for a comeback. Bailey was a stud WR for the Rams before gunmen blasted on him while he was sitting in a car with..." June 05

  • Wade Phillips kicked officiating crew out of Bills’ facility over Music City Miracle

    Pro Football Talk "The new Wade Phillips book, Son of Bum, contains plenty of stories from decades of NFL experience. One story relates to the aftermath of the last time the Bills played in the postseason. In the offseason following a loss to the Titans as a result of the notorious Music City Miracle, an..." June 04

  • Potential landing spots for Jeremy Maclin

    NFL.com "Now that we've had time to digest Kansas City's Friday evening release of Jeremy Maclin, it's time to project where the veteran could be headed. At 29 years old, one would think he's got at least a couple more years of effective football left in him. As we detailed Friday, his stats did see a..." June 03