Rams Rumors & News

  • Rams Junior High: Inside a Dysfunctional Front Office

    SI "The Rams media session Tuesday didn’t play like a normal press conference inside the team’s temporary headquarters in Thousand Oaks, Calif. It was more like an assembly at what some in the building have come to know as “Rams Junior High.” Coach Jeff Fisher was the speaker. General manager Les..." December 08

  • Looking Ahead To 2017 Franchise Tags

    Pro Football Rumors "The NFL’s salary cap for 2017 won’t officially be set until sometime after the Super Bowl, but based on the direction the cap has trended in recent years, we have a general idea of where it may end up. Predicting an increase of about 8.2% on this year’s $155.27MM cap, Joel Corry of CBSSports.com..." December 07

  • Jeff Fisher hilariously explains why he couldn’t find challenge flag

    Sportsnaut "Los Angeles Rams head coach Jeff Fisher’s seemingly clueless ability on the sideline has been the subject of many jokes around the NFL world in recent years. This was taken to a completely different level when Fisher was seen fishing (drum roll, please) for his challenge flag during the Rams’..." December 07

  • Rams GM Les Snead also got an extension

    L.A. Daily News "Somewhat lost, in the shock and debate over the contract extension given to Rams coach Jeff Fisher, was the fact that General Manager Les Snead also received a new deal. The Rams hired Fisher in Jan. 2012, then hired Snead one month later, presumably with Fisher’s blessing. Their relationship..." December 07

  • Coaches irked by late-season Thursday night division games?

    Larry Brown Sports "The Kansas City Chiefs and Oakland Raiders will square off this week in one of the most important games of the regular season, and some coaches across the NFL are reportedly unhappy that it is taking place on a Thursday night. Jason Cole of Bleacher Report spoke to some coaches who feel it is..." December 06

  • Eric Dickerson Reacts to Jeff Fisher's Extension with Rams

    Fox Sports "Los Angeles Rams legend Eric Dickerson shared his thoughts on the team giving head coach Jeff Fisher an extension. Sunday was a rough day for Los Angeles Rams fans after it was reported the team was extending head coach Jeff Fisher’s contract for another two seasons. Of course, Rams legend Eric..." December 05

  • NFL players detail their painful, gritty post-game recovery routines

    SI "It’s 9:35 on a Monday morning in mid-November, 10 weeks into another NFL season and 20 hours after Jaguars receiver Allen Robinson played 67 snaps against the Texans. Sunday was all booming fighter-jet flyovers and screaming Jacksonville fans and defenders inflicting pain. Monday starts in a dimly..." December 05

  • Two-year extension suggests 2017 will be up-or-out for Jeff Fisher

    Pro Football Talk "When it comes to contracts given to NFL players and coaches, the devil takes up permanent residence in the details. As to players, those details always become known. As to coaches, the nuances rarely make their way to the surface. As to Rams coach Jeff Fisher, who officially has received a..." December 04

  • No Tavon Austin, Robert Quinn or Rodger Saffold for Rams

    Pro Football Talk "The Patriots listed a fair number of their players as questionable to play against the Rams this Sunday, but key parts of the team like Tom Brady, Julian Edelman and Martellus Bennett are all active for the game. Things didn’t go as well for the Rams when it came to game-time decisions. The..." December 04

  • Brady sets record for QB wins in Patriots' 26-10 victory

    The Sports Xchange "FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Tom Brady stopped by the dinner that owner Robert Kraft threw for the 15-year celebration of the 2001 New England championship team Saturday night to say hi to his former teammates. He left quickly. He had history waiting for him and needed his rest. "I didn't stay..." December 04

  • Jeff Fisher: I signed extension in the offseason

    Pro Football Talk "It feels like we’ve been talking about Rams coach Jeff Fisher getting a contract extension since the offseason before news broke on Sunday morning of agreement on a two-year extension, but it was actually old news. Reports that Fisher signed the extension weeks ago were off by a bit as well. It..." December 04

  • Jeff Fisher extension was signed “weeks ago”

    Pro Football Talk "For most of the season, league insiders have insisted that the Rams and coach Jeff Fisher already have a new deal in place. In the aftermath of the news that Fisher has a two-year extension, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the deal indeed has been in place for “weeks.” Which raises an..." December 04

  • Rams sign Les Snead to contract extension

    USA Today "The Los Angeles Rams and coach Jeff Fisher came to terms on a two-year contract extension, according to NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport. No terms of the deal were immediately reported. General manager Les Snead also signed an extension, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Fisher’s extension doesn’t mean he’s..." December 04

  • Rams, Jeff Fisher ink contract extension

    Pro Football Talk "Apparently a 4-7 record is enough to earn a contract extension in Los Angeles. Jeff Fisher and the Rams have signed a two-year deal through 2018, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Although a contract extension for Fisher has long been discussed, there was talk that the disappointing..." December 04

  • Eric Dickerson continues his non-vendetta vendetta against Jeff Fisher

    Pro Football Talk "Hall of Fame running back Eric Dickerson has said he doesn’t have a vendetta against Rams coach Jeff Fisher. I’m starting to wonder whether Dickerson knows what the word means. Dickerson, who launched his attack nearly a week ago based on the perception that he was no longer welcome on the..." December 04

  • Rams' Tavon Austin: Doubtful for Sunday

    CBS Sports "Austin (chest) is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against the Patriots. Austin didn't practice at all this week, so it's not expected that he'll be able to suit up Sunday. " December 03

  • Eric Dickerson: Rams would be better off without Jeff Fisher

    Sportsnaut "Despite a strong effort by the Los Angeles Rams to mend fences with franchise legend Eric Dickerson, he still will not attend any games until Jeff Fisher is fired. In an interview with ESPN Friday morning, Dickerson revealed he had a “good meeting” with team COO Kevin Demoff that lasted three..." December 02

  • Trump takes credit for NFL ratings slide, again

    Pro Football Talk "Thirty years after Donald Trump took on the NFL and lost, he has taken on the NFL and won. According to him. Via SportsBusiness Daily, the President-Elect declared during his first public rally since the election that the NFL’s ratings dropped because of the election. “[T]heir ratings were..." December 02

  • NFL expected to hire 17 full-time officials, league exec says

    Sporting News "Help appears to be on the way for NFL officiating. Amid a season of questionable calls, NFL executive Troy Vincent told The Associated Press on Thursday that the league is expected to hire as many as 17 full-time officials. The new batch of hires will increase game-day officiating crews from..." December 01

  • Rams explain how Jeff Fisher wasn't really mixing up names of Patriots RBs

    Fox Sports "Rams coach Jeff Fisher came under some fire on Wednesday after his conference call with members of the New England media. Ahead of LA’s meeting with the Patriots on Sunday, Fisher was asked about New England’s three-headed monster at running back: LeGarrette Blount, Dion Lewis and James..." December 01

  • Rams' Jeff Fisher 'not concerned' about job security

    NFL.com "Jeff Fisher knows your bits. The Los Angeles Rams' coach has heard the "7-9 bull----" jokes the social-media herd churns out with euphoric delight at his team's expense. Now that the Rams (4-7) would be lucky to get to that mediocre mark, Fisher was asked about the line he famously uttered..." December 01

  • Adam Schefter signs five-year extension with ESPN

    CBS Sports "ESPN Insider Adam Schefter missed on breaking possibly the biggest news of the night Wednesday. Then again, when you are the news, there might be a different protocol. Filed to SI.com by media critic Richard Deitsch Wednesday evening, the four-letter network out of Bristol, CT has extended the..." December 01

  • Snoop Dogg calls for the Rams to fire Jeff Fisher

    Sportsnaut "Not only is Eric Dickerson a Los Angeles Rams legend, he also happens to be a legend around Los Angeles as well. So with news swirling that current Rams head coach Jeff Fisher banned Dickerson from the sidelines for disparaging comments (more on that here), certain fans and pundits have come..." November 30

  • Judging Jeff Fisher on His Record is "totally unfair" According to Rams' COO

    The Big Lead "Yes! Despite Jeff Fisher’s Rams falling to 4-7, after a 3-1 start that had him talking smack to Bruce Arians, he might not be in trouble after all. Sure, this is Fisher’s fifth season with the Rams and they haven’t even gone 8-8 yet, but he’s been dealing with a lot. Here are some quotes from..." November 30

  • Jeff Fisher is “moving on” from the Eric Dickerson controversy

    Pro Football Talk "Hall of Fame running back Eric Dickerson has launched a multi-media battle against Rams coach Jeff Fisher, giving multiple interviews and using Twitter with more zest and creativity than a President-Elect. Dickerson seems to be clearly motivated to continue indefinitely his anti-Fisher..." November 30

  • Report: NFL will ditch early-morning London games

    Pro Football Talk "When it comes to making the NFL’s product more attractive by making it more scarce, the NFL claims it won’t consider ditching or limiting Thursday Night Football. However, it reportedly will be ditching another fairly recent broadcasting practice. Via Joe Flint of the Wall Street Journal, the..." November 29

  • Rams executive: Jeff Fisher has ‘done a model job’

    Sportsnaut "In your daily dose of comedy, Los Angeles Rams chief operating officer Kevin Demoff stated that Rams head coach Jeff Fisher has done a “model job.” Demoff praised Fisher in a article by Steve Wyche of NFL.com. “We moved halfway across the country, then had OTAs in Oxnard. Training camp was..." November 29

  • If Jon Gruden leaves to coach, bring in Peyton Manning for ESPN's 'MNF'

    Sporting News "When NBC's Tony Dungy speaks, NFL people listen. The Super Bowl-winning coach-turned-TV analyst for "Football Night in America" may have put the nail in Rams coach Jeff Fisher's coffin for mishandling overall No. 1 pick Jared Goff. When Dungy was asked whether Fisher waited too long to start..." November 29

  • Eric Dickerson’s beef is with Jeff Fisher, who claims Dickerson is “always welcome”

    Pro Football Talk "Hall of Fame running back Eric Dickerson said Monday night that he was banned from the sideline during Rams games by head coach Jeff Fisher. Earlier Monday, Dickerson said on his radio show that he had been banned from the sideline over his criticism of the team. Monday night, he appeared on..." November 29

  • Eric Dickerson: Rams don’t want me on sidelines

    Sportsnaut "When you think about the Los Angeles Rams and success, one name above all others springs to mind — running back Eric Dickerson. As a rookie back in 1983, Dickerson burst onto the national scene by breaking the NFL rookie rushing record and spent four-plus seasons with the organization as one of..." November 29

  • Todd Gurley: Rams can’t keep going down ‘like little punks’

    Los Angeles Times "The playoffs seem far out of reach for the Rams, who have lost five of six games since their promising 3-1 start, including Sunday’s 49-21 shellacking at the hands of the New Orleans Saints in the Superdome. With three of the NFL’s best teams lined up on the early December schedule — at New..." November 28

  • Rams' Fisher expects Robinson to return after 'break'

    Los Angeles Times "The Rams built a doghouse large enough to accommodate a 6-foot-5, 332-pound human, and offensive lineman Greg Robinson pretty much spent the day in it Sunday. It was clear early last week that the Rams would bench the struggling left tackle, whose inconsistent play and penchant for penalties —..." November 28

  • Sean Payton sends cryptic tweet after pummeling Gregg Williams, Rams

    Larry Brown Sports "Sean Payton carried a little extra motivation with him into Sunday’s game against the Los Angeles Rams. If you didn’t know that at kickoff, you realized it when the New Orleans Saints coach ran a trick play for a touchdown that opened up a 49-21 lead in the fourth quarter. Still not enough to..." November 28

  • Jared Goff throws first career touchdown pass

    Pro Football Talk "Rams quarterback Jared Goff entered today’s game only 454 touchdown passes behind Saints quarterback Drew Brees. But on his first drive of the day, he got a little closer." November 27

  • Rams' former No. 2 overall pick Greg Robinson a healthy scratch vs. Saints

    NFL.com "The Rams' patience has worn out for left tackle Greg Robinson. The No. 2 overall pick of the 2014 draft is a healthy scratch Sunday versus the New Orleans Saints. Rodger Saffold started in Robinson's place on Jared Goff's blindside. The benching is the culmination of months worth of..." November 27

  • Brees tosses 4 TDs as Saints rout Rams

    The Sports Xchange "NEW ORLEANS -- New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton would never admit it, but this was intensely personal. It's no secret there was professional respect but not much love between Payton and his former defensive coordinator Gregg Williams, who directed a take-no-prisoners defense that forced..." November 27

  • Rams coaches Williams, Fisher argue as team gets blown out

    USA Today "Tensions are high for the L.A. Rams and the defense is struggling. Head coach Jeff Fisher and defensive coordinator Gregg Williams argued. The Rams rank No. 7 overall with 5.0 yards per game — but Los Angeles has allowed significantly more than that against the high-powered Saints..." November 27

  • Chargers and Rams continue to make headway on stadium deal in L.A.

    CBS Sports "With the Chargers out of stadium options in San Diego and now less than two months away from a window to execute an option to join the Rams in Los Angeles, ownership remains in close contact with Rams owner Stan Kroenke regarding a potential move. The tenor of those conversations has continued to..." November 27

  • Will the Rams bench left tackle Greg Robinson?

    Pro Football Talk "A week after elevating the No. 1 pick from the 2016 draft into the starting lineup, the Rams may be sending the No. 2 pick from 2014 to the bench. As explained by Jack Wang of the New York Daily News, the status of left tackle Greg Robinson remains unclear as the 4-6 team heads to New Orleans..." November 27

  • Gregg Williams returns to New Orleans for the first time since the bounty scandal

    Pro Football Talk "The New Orleans Saints had the entire franchise thrown off its axis more than four years ago, when the NFL suspended coach Sean Payton and defensive coordinator Gregg Williams for the full season for Williams’ role in the maintenance of a bounty program during the 2009 season. For the first time..." November 26

  • Troy Hill signed by Rams after they released him following DUI arrest

    Los Angeles Times "Cornerback Troy Hill, who was released by the Rams on Tuesday, cleared waivers and was re-signed to the practice squad Wednesday, a person with knowledge of the situation said. Hill, 25, was released by the team three days after he was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence. Hill..." November 25

  • Drew Brees on Rams game: ‘The most desperate team wins’

    Sportsnaut "The New Orleans Saints head into Week 12 with a 4-6 record and two games out of first place in the NFC South. They’ll be taking on a Los Angeles Rams squad that also boasts a 4-6 record. Unfortunately for Los Angeles, the Seattle Seahawks boast the second-best record in the NFC at 7-2-1. It..." November 24

  • John Madden on Thursday football: “It just doesn’t work”

    East Bay Times "One of Thanksgiving’s greatest traditions was listening to John Madden talk football and, even though he retired from the broadcast booth in 2009, Madden can still bring it. Madden, 80, is “feeling great” after battling multiple health issues, starting with heart surgery exactly a year..." November 24

  • Competition Committee to explore sideline cameras

    NFL.com "Two controversial sideline calls in two weeks have provoked questions as to how the league should review close plays along the boundaries. On Monday night, DeAndre Hopkins was ruled out of bounds on an early catch-and-run touchdown when it looked like his right foot had touched the white..." November 23

  • 9 NFL coaches who could be fired this season

    Fox Sports "Four straight losses have Mike McCarthy moving closer to the top of our hot seat rankings The unofficial second half of the NFL season begins this week as Thanksgiving is upon us. With it comes a clearer postseason picture and a whole bunch of teams that have no shot at the playoffs. Not..." November 23

  • Shannon Sharpe: NFL officiating so bad some fans think games are fixed

    Sporting News "NFL officiating has become so bad some fans think games are fixed. That was the serious charge leveled by Shannon Sharpe on FS1's "Undisputed" Tuesday after poor officiating marred the Raiders' 27-20 win Monday night against the Texans in Mexico City. The Pro Football Hall of Famer and..." November 23

  • Rams Release CB Troy Hill

    Pro Football Rumors "Days after being arrested for a DUI, the Rams announced that they have released cornerback Troy Hill. The team also announced that cornerback Dwayne Gratz has been waived and linebacker Josh Forrest has been placed on injured reserve. To take their spots, cornerback Michael Jordan and linebacker..." November 22

  • Fisher rationalizes Goff's shaky debut: 'You could see the light'

    ESPN "Jared Goff was a healthy scratch for the regular-season opener, but through hard work, he emerged as the No. 2 quarterback for the Rams behind Case Keenum. On Sunday against the Miami Dolphins, the No. 1 overall pick from this year's draft made his NFL debut. While it wasn't what Rams fans..." November 21

  • Quinn expected to play vs. Dolphins

    Pro Football Talk "Rams defensive end Robert Quinn’s week started with a trip to the hospital and it looks like it will end with him back in his usual spot in the starting lineup. Quinn was listed as questionable on the team’s Friday injury report after returning to practice earlier in the day and, per multiple..." November 20

  • Rams declare Troy Hill inactive vs. Dolphins after DUI arrest

    Pro Football Talk "When the Rams play the Dolphins on Sunday, cornerback Troy Hill won’t be in uniform. The Rams have announced that Hill will be inactive following a Saturday arrest for suspicion of DUI. “We are aware of the incident involving CB Troy Hill that occurred Saturday morning,” the team said in a..." November 20