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  • Rams Re-Sign QB Brandon Allen To Practice Squad

    NFL Trade Rumors "The Los Angeles Rams have signed QB Brandon Allen to their practice squad on Wednesday after he officially passed through waivers unclaimed, according to Lindsey Thiry. DB Dominique Hatfield TE Henry Krieger-Coble WR Steven..." September 20

  • When players went on strike for better benefits, Eric Dickerson undermined them

    Pro Football Talk "Eric Dickerson is now speaking out for the idea that Hall of Fame players should be paid $300,000 a year in retirement. But when Dickerson was an active player, supporting the retired players was not his concern. In 1987, the NFL players went on strike, and among the key pieces of..." September 20

  • Rams defensive stars respect Philip Rivers’ trash talk

    Larry Brown Sports "A couple of the Los Angeles Rams’ top defensive players say they have a lot of respect for Philip Rivers, not just as a player, but more importantly, as a trash-talker. The Rams will host the Chargers at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on Sunday in a battle of teams that now..." September 19

  • Eric Dickerson: NFL should pay each Hall of Famer $300,000 a year

    Pro Football Talk "When Eric Dickerson released a statement calling for an annual salary for Hall of Famers, he didn’t say what that salary should be. But now he has given a dollar amount of $300,000 annually. “If it was up to me, I think every Hall of Famer would get about..." September 19

  • Rams Waiving QB Brandon Allen

    NFL Trade Rumors "Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports that the Rams are placing QB Brandon Allen on waivers Tuesday. Should Allen go unclaimed, Pelissero says that he’s a candidate for the Rams’ practice squad. However, three teams placed waivers claims for Allen last year, so..." September 18

  • Group of NFL Hall of Famers demands an annual salary and health benefits

    Pro Football Talk "A group of Pro Football Hall of Famers are arguing that every member of the Hall of Fame should be paid an annual salary and given health insurance. In a letter sent to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, NFL Players Association Executive Director DeMaurice Smith, and Pro..." September 18

  • Rams Expected To Re-Sign K Sam Ficken

    NFL Trade Rumors "Mike Garafolo reports that the Rams are expected to re-sign K Sam Ficken to fill in for Greg Zuerlein, who suffered a groin injury on Sunday. As of now, Garafolo says that it remains to be seen how much time Zuerlein will miss with this injury. Ficken,..." September 17

  • Greg Zuerlein Out “At Least” A Few Weeks

    Pro Football Rumors "The injury Greg Zuerlein sustained during warmups Sunday will keep him out for “at least” a few weeks, Sean McVay said (via ESPN.com’s Lindsey Thiry, on Twitter). Los Angeles made a quick move to address this by bringing in Sam Ficken, just as it did when Zuerlein..." September 17

  • Kevin Durant jokes about joining the Rams

    Clutch Points "Since joining the Golden State Warriors, Kevin Durant has been the subject of a ton of sports jokes. And in a recent post, Durant played a similar type of joke. But this time, he played it on himself. Bleacher Report took a screenshot of Durant’s latest Instagram..." September 17

  • Greg Zuerlein hurt, Rams may not need him

    Pro Football Talk "Rams kicker Greg Zuerlein is officially questionable to return with a groin injury, even though he hasn’t done anything in the game. So the Rams are adjusting without him. " September 16

  • Aaron Donald fined more than $20,000 for roughing the passer

    Pro Football Talk "The Rams paid defensive tackle Aaron Donald many millions to show up for Week One. He’ll be giving up more than $20,000 of that amount as a result of one specific play in his return to action. That’s a fair trade. Per the NFL, Donald was fined $20,054 for..." September 15

  • No Tight End Targets? L.A. Doesn't Intend to Make it a Habit

    therams.com "The Rams won their Week 1 contest 33-13, with the offense contributing 16 unanswered points in the second half before cornerback Marcus Peters provided the final seven with his interception returned for a touchdown.  That is to say, any criticism of Los Angeles’ offense..." September 15

  • Marcus Peters: Getting fined for TD celebration ‘worth it’

    Sportsnaut "The NFL levied a $13,000 fine against Los Angeles Rams cornerback Marcus Peters over a his crotch-grab celebration during Monday night’s game against Oakland. Of course, he did that to honor his fellow Oakland native, Marshawn Lynch, whom he looks up to in a big..." September 15

  • Rams' Marcus Peters fined over $13K for TD celebration

    NFL.com "Marcus Peters paid tribute to Marshawn Lynch during his backward dive into the end zone on a pick-six in Monday night's victory over the Oakland Raiders. Now the Los Angeles Rams' corner must pay out of his pocket. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport..." September 14

  • Rams' Aaron Donald is playing into shape and hopes a bigger impact is in cards for Week 2

    Los Angeles Times "Peace of mind and a hefty bank account. For Aaron Donald, those are the two main differences between Week 2 of last season and Week 2 of this one. In 2017, the perennial Pro Bowl player ended a holdout without a contract extension on the eve of the season opener. He was not..." September 14

  • Alabama had an NFL-high 44 players on Week One rosters

    Pro Football Talk "Alabama has been the top program in college football in recent years, so it’s unsurprising that the Crimson Tide have put more players into the NFL than any other college team. Alabama had 44 players on Week One rosters, the most of any college. After Alabama were a..." September 13

  • Rams lose kick returner Pharoh Cooper and backup Mike Thomas to injuries in opening win

    Los Angeles Times "The Rams’ season-opening victory over the Oakland Raiders came with a cost. Pro Bowl kick returner Pharoh Cooper suffered an ankle injury that might require surgery, and backup Mike Thomas suffered a groin injury, coach Sean McVay said..." September 12

  • Rams Place WR Pharoh Cooper On IR

    Pro Football Rumors "Sean McVay said All-Pro return man Pharoh Cooper would be out for “some time” after a Week 1 injury, and that absence will extend into at least Novemeber. The Rams are placing Cooper on IR, per Ian Rapoport of NFL.com (on Twitter). He won’t be able to return to game..." September 12

  • Rams’ Mark Barron, Matt Longacre Accept Pay Cuts

    Pro Football Rumors "Two Rams defenders — linebacker Mark Barron and edge rusher Matt Longacre accepted pay cuts prior to the beginning of the regular season, according to Tom Pelissero of NFL.com (Twitter link). In total, the dual moves saved Los Angeles more than $2MM on its salary cap. Barron,..." September 12

  • Rams wanted to acquire Khalil Mack, then trade him after season

    Clutch Points "Apparently, the Los Angeles Rams flirted with the idea of making their defense the ‘Avengers’ version of the NFL. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Rams proposed a trade to the Oakland Raiders in the offseason that would land Los Angeles linebacker Khalil Mack. However, the..." September 11

  • One helmet rule penalty was called through 14 games

    NFL.com "The offseason angst over the revised helmet-to-helmet hitting policy slowed to a sputter as real games began. Through 14 regular season games -- with two Monday night tilts to be played -- referees penalized one player for a use of helmet foul, per league..." September 10

  • Sean McVay admits call to sit Jared Goff during Rams preseason 'might not be for everybody'

    Los Angeles Times "The Pro Bowl quarterback did not take a snap. The reigning NFL offensive player of the year never got a handoff. A first-unit lineman didn’t make a block, and no top receiver caught a pass. The Rams will open the regular season Monday night against the..." September 10

  • Pharoh Cooper welcomes the spotlight as his role in the Rams' offense increases

    Los Angeles Times "A season opener on “Monday Night Football” against the Oakland Raiders provides the Rams with the national spotlight. Pharoh Cooper welcomes it. “Monday Night Football,” he said, “that’s what everybody dreams of growing..." September 09

  • Aaron Donald will have no limitation on snap count

    Pro Football Talk "Aaron Donald will have only six practices under his belt when he takes the field Monday night, but coach Sean McVay declared the defensive tackle “ready to go.” “There’s not going to be any limit on his snap count,” McVay said, via Myles Simmons of the..." September 08

  • Rams linebacker Wilson could see plenty of snaps with Barron on the mend

    Los Angeles Times "During the offseason, between the high-profile trades for star cornerbacks Marcus Peters and Aqib Talib and the signing of star defensive lineman Ndamukong Suh, the Rams quietly signed inside linebacker Ramik Wilson. The Rams wanted the former Kansas City Chiefs player to provide..." September 08

  • Rams LB Mark Barron unsure if he’ll play Monday night vs. Raiders

    Clutch Points "The Los Angeles Rams have had a significant amount of buzz around the franchise around the busy offseason that has created much anticipation for the season opener against the Oakland Raiders. According to Rich Hammond of the Orange County Register, the Rams may have to play in..." September 07

  • Trump continues crusade against Nike amid ‘Just Do It’ campaign

    New York Post "President Trump on Friday morning took a swipe at Nike, which aired its highly anticipated ad featuring Colin Kaepernick during the NFL season opener the night before. “What was Nike thinking?” the president wondered on Twitter shortly before 7..." September 07

  • Brandin Cooks' speed could make the difference to a Rams offense that was already on the rise last season

    Los Angeles Times "Speedy receiver Brandin Cooks quickly made a positive impression with the Rams. And the Rams wasted little time making sure they kept him in the fold. After trading their No. 1 pick in the draft to the New England Patriots for the receiver, the Rams did not wait until Cooks played a..." September 06

  • Rams admit they tried to get Khalil Mack

    Pro Football Talk "Wade Phillips’ L.A. Rams defense has pretty much everything but a Von Miller. It almost got one, apparently. Via Gary Klein of the Los Angeles Times, Rams COO Kevin Demoff admits that the Rams made a play for the 2016 defensive player of the year, who would have been..." September 06

  • Rams waive Isaiah Johnson, clearing roster spot for Aaron Donald

    Pro Football Talk "The Rams got a roster exemption for defensive tackle Aaron Donald when he reported to the team after reaching an agreement on a new deal, but it doesn’t look like they’re going to need it much longer. The team announced on Wednesday that they have waived safety Isaiah..." September 05

  • NFL projected to make more than $2 billion a year from legalized gambling

    Larry Brown Sports "The NFL has long been resistant to the idea of legalized sports wagering — at least when making statements in public. But privately, team owners and league executives must be licking their chops. ESPN’s Darren Rovell on Wednesday shared some of the results of a poll..." September 05

  • Rams aren’t upset they won’t see Khalil Mack

    Pro Football Talk "As the Packers now adjust to the reality that they’ll see Khalil Mack on Sunday Night Football in one week, the Rams adjust to the reality that they won’t see Mack the next night. “I would say I’m not upset about that,” coach Sean McVay told reporters on..." September 03

  • Todd Gurley does not seem thrilled about Monday Night Football appearance

    Larry Brown Sports "The Los Angeles Rams will be opening their regular season during the later game of the traditional Monday Night Football doubleheader, and it doesn’t seem as though star running back Todd Gurley is particularly enamored by the idea. The Rams will visit the Oakland Raiders for a..." September 03

  • Rams Announce Roster Cuts

    Pro Football Rumors "The Rams have become the latest team to trim their roster to 53 by making the following transactions: Waived: DB Dominique Hatfield TE Temarrick Hemingway WR Khadarel Hodge TE Henry Krieger-Coble WR Steven Mitchell DB Steven..." September 02

  • Aaron Donald Better Stay Healthy or New Deal Will Crush the Rams

    The Big Lead "Aaron Donald got paid on Friday. The reigning NFL Defensive Player of the Year and the Los Angeles Rams agreed to a massive, six-year, $135 million deal with $87 million guaranteed. He is now the highest paid defensive player in NFL history. Now the Rams have to pray he stays..." September 01

  • Report: Aaron Donald lands record-breaking six-year, $137 million extension

    Sportsnaut "After months of negotiations and an extended holdout for the second summer in a row, Aaron Donald has finally landed his mega-deal with the Los Angeles Rams. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Donald’s new contract is a six-year deal worth $137 million, with a..." August 31

  • Report: NFL anthem talks likely to extend into regular season

    The Score "The 2018 NFL season is a week away, and the league is still trying to resolve issues surrounding its anthem policy. There's been little movement in negotiations between the NFL and NFLPA, and discussions are expected to continue into the season, sources told Mark Maske of the..." August 31

  • Rams call discussions with holdout Aaron Donald a long-distance negotiation

    Los Angeles Times "Kevin Demoff was on stage at a charity luncheon in downtown Los Angeles on Wednesday when his phone started buzzing. “It’s Aaron Donald’s agent,” he told the crowd. “I’m not joking. I wish I could make that up.” Demoff, the..." August 30

  • Rams restructure Andrew Whitworth, Robert Woods contracts

    Pro Football Talk "The Rams say they are “very close” to reaching a deal with defensive tackle Aaron Donald and they’ve reportedly made some moves to free up money they can devote to such a contract. Field Yates of ESPN reports that the team has restructured the contracts of left..." August 30

  • Rams VP hilariously skips call from Aaron Donald’s agent during luncheon

    Larry Brown Sports "Los Angeles Rams fans are looking for any sign that an Aaron Donald contract extension is progressing, so it’s no surprise that a rather minor event on Wednesday raised some eyebrows. Rams vice president and COO Kevin Demoff was speaking at a charity luncheon Wednesday afternoon..." August 29

  • Report: Aaron Donald deal is ‘nearly done’

    Clutch Points "Los Angeles Rams head coach Sean McVay was unusually giddy about defensive tackle Aaron Donald’s looming contract extension during a recent press conference. As a result, there are now a number of reports that have followed up suggesting the same..." August 29

  • NFLPA is still opposed to 18-game season

    Pro Football Talk "At a time when the NFL power structure has been wisely coy (if not outright silent) regarding its simmering desire to expand the regular season from 16 games to 18, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has jerked the cat out of the bag (probably not a commonly used expression in the oil and gas..." August 29

  • Sean McVay on Aaron Donald: 'There's a level of increased optimism'

    Sportsnaut "Things seem to be trending in the right direction between holdout defensive tackle Aaron Donald and the Los Angeles Rams. The reigning NFL Defensive Player of the Year has been away from training camp and the preseason as he looks for a contract that will make him among the..." August 29

  • Obo Okoronkwo expected to start season on PUP

    Pro Football Talk "The Rams don’t expect to activate rookie outside linebacker Obo Okoronkwo from the physically unable to perform list before the season begins. That’s what Rams coach Sean McVay told reporters Monday, via Rich Hammond of the Orange County Register. Okoronkwo,..." August 28

  • Sean McVay’s preseason priority was keeping starters healthy

    Pro Football Talk "The Rams will head into the regular season with most of their starters having played zero snaps in the preseason. Quarterback Jared Goff, running back Todd Gurley, wide receiver Brandin Cooks, left tackle Andrew Whitworth and center John Sullivan are among the..." August 27

  • Rams ‘would like’ to see Aaron Donald report by the end of this week

    Orange County Register "Aaron Donald’s absence from Rams training camp and preseason games has inspired little angst, but with the calendar about to flip to September, the situation could get substantially more tense. Donald remains in search of a new contract and has yet to report to the team. The..." August 27

  • Players, NFL reps to discuss anthem policy today

    NFL.com "A group of players and NFL Players Association representatives will meet Monday with a few team owners and NFL representatives to discuss the league's national anthem policy, a source involved with the situation told NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport. The meeting comes amidst the..." August 27

  • Rams, Donald nearing record extension

    Pro Football Talk "It was close a couple of weeks ago, and it’s still close. But, obviously, it’s not done until it’s done. The Rams and defensive tackle Aaron Donald, the reigning NFL defensive player of the year, remain on the verge of a deal that will make him the highest-paid..." August 26

  • Why Would Todd Gurley Need Preseason, Anyway?

    Deadspin "Los Angeles Rams coach Sean McVay decided, for various reasons, not to play all but one of his starters in his team’s first two preseason games. Most will sit out Saturday’s game against Houston, including quarterback Jared Goff and running back Todd Gurley. Next week, per..." August 24