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  • Todd Gurley ranked as top overall fantasy football pick

    Yardbarker "After winning the Offensive Player of the Year last season, Todd Gurley has been named the No. 1 overall fantasy player this year. Gurley finished last season as the most valuable fantasy player as well after a campaign of 2,039 yards from scrimmage and 19 total touchdowns. Should he..." July 22

  • Rams' Goff concedes L.A. might be LeBron's city

    Los Angeles Times "A few weeks before he was due to report to training camp, Jared Goff went Hollywood. The Rams quarterback posted to Instagram a photo of himself and three friends standing in front of the iconic Hollywood sign. It was the ascending NFL star’s first time at the hillside landmark..." July 21

  • Sean McVay’s dad didn’t have faith that he’d get an NFL job so soon

    Pro Football Talk "Rams coach Sean McVay quickly has taken the NFL by storm, getting a job at the age of 30 and winning coach of the year in his first season. His father didn’t expect any of it to happen. In a profile of Sean McVay debuting this week on HBO’s Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel,..." July 21

  • President Donald Trump tweets about NFL national anthem debate that is 'alive and well again'

    ESPN "President Donald Trump is once again inserting himself into the culture war over protests by NFL athletes during the national anthem. Trump tweeted on Friday that he "can't believe" the debate has reignited after The Associated Press reported on the Miami Dolphins..." July 20

  • Todd Gurley Says Players Must Prepare for NFL Lockout in 2021

    Bleacher Report "Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley thinks the NFL Players Association should be prepared for a lockout when the current collective bargaining agreement expires after the 2020 season.  Per Cameron DaSilva of the Rams Wire, Gurley explained the need..." July 20

  • What kind of a deal can the NFL, NFLPA strike?

    Pro Football Talk "The timing was hardly coincidental that the NFL and NFLPA issued a joint statement pressing pause on the league’s new anthem policy only hours after word emerged regarding 2018 work rules from the Dolphins that vaguely connected violations of the anthem policy to potential..." July 20

  • The NFL Will Put Its New National Anthem Policy On Hold Amid Discussions With The Players Association

    Uproxx "In May, the NFL unilaterally instituted a new policy surrounding the national anthem that would punish players and teams for kneeling as away to protest police brutality against people of color. On the heels of that one-sided decision, the NFLPA filed a grievance, citing the..." July 20

  • Examining why the Rams haven't paid Aaron Donald yet, and whether or not it makes sense

    CBS Sports "The Los Angeles Rams have been busier than just about any team in the NFL this offseason.  They started things off by trading second- and fourth-round picks to the Kansas City Chiefs for All-Pro cornerback Marcus Peters, who has been one of the best defensive backs in the NFL..." July 18

  • What does Brandin Cooks' extension mean for Giants' Odell Beckham Jr.?

    SNY TV "Odell Beckham, Jr. wants the Giants to give him the biggest contract ever given to a wide receiver. So far, all he's done is watch other star receivers get extended by their respective teams. The latest receiver to get paid is Brandin Cooks, who agreed with the Rams on a..." July 18

  • Aaron Donald expects deal before camp starts

    Pro Football Talk "After the Rams announced the five-year contract extension for Brandin Cooks on Tuesday, the obvious question became: What about Aaron Donald? The Rams are running out of time with training camp slated to start July 26, but the defensive tackle reportedly feels good about where the..." July 17

  • Rams Sign Brandin Cooks to 5-Year Extension

    therams.com "The Los Angeles Rams have agreed to terms on a 5-year contract extension with WR BRANDIN COOKS, the team announced today. He is now under contract through the 2023 season. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. “Brandin Cooks has shown himself to be a class act on and off the..." July 17

  • Aqib Talib excited about the Rams’ confidence level

    Pro Football Talk "Cornerback Aqib Talib played for three different franchises that reached varying levels of success over his first 10 NFL seasons and those experiences have left him with some thoughts about what a team needs in order to have a winning season. Talib is now on his fourth team after..." July 16

  • No Deals For Bell, Lawrence, Ansah, Or Joyner

    Pro Football Rumors "None of this year’s franchise tagged players agreed to extensions with their respective teams before Monday’s deadline. That means Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell, Lions defensive end Ziggy Ansah, Cowboys defensive end Demarcus Lawrence, and Rams safety Lamarcus Joyner will..." July 16

  • Source: No long-term deal expected between Rams, Lamarcus Joyner

    ESPN "No long-term deal is expected between the Los Angeles Rams and franchised safety Lamarcus Joyner by Monday's 4 p.m. ET deadline, though the two sides continue talking, a league source told ESPN's Adam Schefter. If no deal is reached, Joyner would be..." July 16

  • John Schnatter: ‘Papa John’s Doesn’t Want To Do Business With Roger Goodell’

    Total Pro Sports "ohn Schnatter clearly has a wish to end everything he has worded for up to this point, and it’s taken just under a year for him to completely destroy his image. The Papa Johns founder is already at rock bottom, but he decided to dig an even bigger hole on Friday during a recent..." July 15

  • NFLPA exec: 'There are serious consequences' to legalized sports betting

    The Score "NFLPA vice president of business and legal affairs Casey Schwab stated that legalized sports betting could have immense ramifications concerning player privacy. The U.S. Supreme Court voted 7-2 in May that the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act is unconstitutional,..." July 15

  • Back from medical retirement, Zac Stacy has bright future ahead

    247 Sports "There were three seconds left on the clock when the Buffalo Bills squibbed a kickoff to run out the first half of a Thursday night matchup against the New York Jets. It was Week 10 of the 2015 season, and Bills kicker Dan Carpenter had just hit a 41-yard field goal to take a 12-3 lead..." July 15

  • Todd Gurley Says NFL Players Are 'Just Mad About NBA Contracts'

    Bleacher Report "Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley suggested Thursday that NFL players are somewhat envious of the massive contracts NBA players are landing. When asked about the disparity by Gary Klein of the Los Angeles Times, Gurley said the..." July 13

  • Jeff Fisher Expected To Call At Least One Game For FOX In September

    NFL Trade Rumors "Andrew Marchand of the New York Post reports that former NFL head coach Jeff Fisher is scheduled to be an analyst on one NFL game during the first half of the upcoming season. The plan, according to Marchand, is for Fisher to be paired with play-by-player Dan..." July 12

  • Connor Barwin Has Multiple Offers, Plans To Sign Before Training Camp

    NFL Trade Rumors "Free agent OLB Connor Barwin tells Sirius XM NFL Radio that he plans to decide on one of the current offers he has before the start of training camp. “We’ve had interest from a number of teams all off-season,” Barwin said. “The offers I..." July 11

  • NFLPA Files Grievance Over NFL’s Anthem Policy

    Pro Football Rumors "The players’ union is filing a grievance against the NFL’s new anthem policy, the NFLPA announced on Tuesday. The union argues that the new policy violates the rights of players.  “Our union filed its non-injury grievance today on behalf of all players..." July 10

  • Todd Gurley: Rams aren’t thinking about high expectations

    Pro Football Talk "A resurgence in 2017 has given the Rams high expectations for 2018. Running back Todd Gurley says that he and his teammates aren’t paying attention to that. “We haven’t even really thought about that,” Gurley said during a Saturday visit to #PFTPM...." July 09

  • On a star-studded Rams defense, Cory Littleton quietly finds a role

    ESPN "If Los Angeles Rams linebackers coach Joe Barry had his way, he would have started coaching Cory Littleton more than two years ago. Barry, a former assistant with the Washington Redskins, implored the Redskins to select Littleton in the 2016 draft. "When we were in..." July 08

  • Rams may look to extend Donald before signing Joyner

    Yardbarker "The deadline to reach deals with players who were franchised tagged was set by the league as July 16th. If a player and a team can’t agree on a deal by then, they aren’t allowed to agree to a longterm deal until after the 2018 season is over. One notable player who’s been..." July 08

  • NFL adds 15-yard penalty for grounds crew clearing snow for a field goal

    Pro Football Talk "Just before Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri lined up for a game-tying extra point on a snowy day last season in Buffalo, the Colts sent some sideline personnel onto the field to attempt to remove snow from the area where the kick would be lined up, and help Vinatieri get better footing...." July 06

  • NFL Still Has a Cheating Problem

    Bleacher Report "There's never been a player who quietly inspired more love, and potentially more hate, among NFL wide receivers than the Patriots' Julian Edelman. For years, there have been two differing opinions about Edelman. Some believed he was special—a..." July 06

  • Trump: NFL’s new anthem policy is ‘worse’ than old one

    New York Post "President Donald Trump is not done with the NFL yet, saying the league’s new national anthem policy is “worse” than the original one. During a campaign rally in Great Falls, Mont., Trump took aim at the NFL’s new policy again, which was passed in May and..." July 06

  • The NFL coaches likely on the hot seat

    Houston Chronicle "NFL teams are preparing for training camp and the 2018 season. There are coaches who seem to be on the proverbial hot seat. Three divisions – AFC South, NFC North and NFC West – don't have coaches who have trouble sitting as they enter crucial seasons. It'll be..." July 06

  • Addition of Brandin Cooks has Rams excited about their receiving corps

    Pro Football Talk "The Rams don’t just like their receiving corps. They love, love, LOVE it. Los Angeles lost Sammy Watkins, but they added Brandin Cooks. The team expects that Cooks, paired with Robert Woods and Cooper Kupp in the starting lineup, will prove tough to stop. The Rams also..." July 05

  • Gurley says NFL contracts should be fully guaranteed, suggests lockout

    New York Daily News "Todd Gurley will receive a fully guaranteed salary this season after the Rams picked up his fifth-year option, but the star running back believes all NFL players deserve guaranteed contracts. The league’s reigning Offensive Player of the Year told this to TMZ Sports in..." July 05

  • Fully-guaranteed NFL deal would result in shorter contracts

    Pro Football Talk "It’s the annual NBA free-agency frenzy, featuring B-level players getting more money than A-list NFL stars. Among other things, the money handed out to basketball players renews calls for fully-guaranteed NFL contracts. This year, Chargers left tackle and NFLPA executive..." July 04

  • Michael Brockers says Rams trying to avoid the hype, “focus on us”

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Rams are the trendy pick to win the Super Bowl. They have among the best Super Bowl odds, somewhere around 10-1 or 12-1, up there with the Patriots, Steelers, Eagles and Vikings. The Rams feature the offensive player of the year in Todd Gurley, the defensive player of the year in..." July 03

  • Rams OL Jamon Brown suspended two games

    NFL.com "A key member of the Los Angeles Rams' offensive line will miss the start of the regular season. Guard Jamon Brown has been suspended without pay for the first two games of the 2018 regular season for violating the NFL Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse,..." July 03

  • After 'suit up,' Robert Woods and other Rams receivers ready to gear up

    Los Angeles Times "Preparing for his sixth NFL season, Rams receiver Robert Woods is staying busy this summer. Individual workouts are on the schedule. He will also participate in informal sessions with teammates. But after helping the Rams achieve several notable milestones in 2017, Woods is..." July 02

  • Los Angeles Rams make their pitch to LeBron James

    Sportsnaut "The Los Angeles Rams might be one of the top Super Bowl favorites heading into the 2018 NFL season. They also could use a 6-foot-8 target at tight end. Hello, LeBron James. Okay, that’s not happening. This doesn’t mean the Rams aren’t out here pitching..." June 29

  • NFL saw 73 percent rise in preseason concussions last year

    Pro Football Talk "When training camps open around the league next month, the NFL wants teams to be mindful of the spike in preseason concussions last year. The NFL found that preseason concussions were up 73 percent from 2016 and that most of them occurred in 11-on-11 drills conducted in practices..." June 29

  • Tom Brady And Aaron Rodgers Headline The Seven Players With 99 Ratings In ‘Madden NFL 19’

    Uproxx "The biggest honor in sports video games might be receiving a 99 rating in a Madden game. EA Sports hands out a few 99s each year as a way to signify the NFL players they believe are in a class of their own. This year, the honor went out to seven players in Madden NFL 19, four of..." June 27

  • Rams exec: Talks with Aaron Donald have been 'great'

    NFL.com "Around the globe, next-level Madden enthusiasts have previewed an on-screen Rams defense for 2018 that stars wild behemoth Ndamukong Suh paired with game-plan destroyer Aaron Donald. In our world, Donald's participation has hit a snag. Nestled in the final year of his..." June 26

  • Main difference between Khalil Mack and Aaron Donald contract negotiations

    Yardbarker "Aaron Donald and Khalil Mack are two of the best defensive players in the league. They are also both heading into the final year of their contracts. They’re both angling for new deals and they’ve both threatened to holdout at various times to get those new deals. But,..." June 24

  • Aqib Talib said familiarity led to him to accept trade to Rams

    Pro Football Talk "The Broncos were determined to get cornerback Aqib Talib and his $11 million salary off the books. But they had to go to Plan B, after Talib rejected their first attempt. Talib told Andy Benoit of SI.com that he flatly told Broncos executive John Elway he wouldn’t..." June 20

  • Aqib Talib On Blocking Trade To 49ers

    Pro Football Rumors "In March, Broncos GM John Elway reached agreement on a deal to send Aqib Talib to the 49ers for a fourth-round pick in the 2019 draft. Or, so he thought. Talib blocked the deal, forcing Elway to instead send the cornerback to the Rams for a 2018 fifth-round choice. In an..." June 20

  • Rams waive Larry Rose, Chucky Williams

    Pro Football Talk "The Rams waived running back Larry Rose and defensive back Chucky Williams on Monday, via the NFL’s transactions wire. Los Angeles claimed Rose off waivers from Tennessee on May 15. The New Mexico State product signed with the Titans as an undrafted free agent and participated..." June 18

  • Aaron Donald wants to reset the market for non-QBs

    ESPN "Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment The Los Angeles Rams and reigning NFL Defensive Player of the Year Aaron Donald, who is scheduled to earn $6.9 million in the final year of his..." June 18

  • Mike Pereira: If the new rules don’t reduce concussions, the kickoff is gone

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL’s new rules designed to reduce the impacts on kickoffs represent a last-gasp effort to keep the play in the sport. That’s the word from former head of officiating Mike Pereira, who believes that if this year’s rule changes don’t result in the desired..." June 15

  • Report: NFLPA exploring legal options for fighting new anthem policy

    The Score "It appears the NFLPA is preparing for a legal battle with the NFL over its new anthem policy. The NFLPA has hired multiple law firms to begin researching potential avenues to fight the league's policy, a source told Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio. Florio..." June 14

  • Rams hope their defensive chemistry experiment will be explosive in the right way

    USA Today "Wade Phillips stands in the middle of the Los Angeles Rams’ practice field, turning slowly to watch a group of defensive linemen going through drills near one end zone. Phillips turns, shifting his gaze to the linebackers, near midfield, working on force fumble drill, and..." June 13

  • Rams to Pay Reggie Bush $12.5M After RB Suffered Knee Injury on Concrete in 2015

    Bleacher Report "The Los Angeles Rams will pay former NFL running back Reggie Bush more than $12 million after a jury ruled in his favor Tuesday, per Joel Currier of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Bush suffered a severe knee injury in 2015 at the Edward Jones Dome and filed a lawsuit against the team in..." June 12

  • Aaron Donald not expected to attend minicamp as contract talks remain ‘in flux’

    Sportsnaut "Aaron Donald and the Los Angeles Rams continue to joust over a new long-term contract ahead of the team’s mandatory minicamp. As such, it’s not expected that he’ll have that new deal done in time for that camp, which means his holdout will almost certainly..." June 11

  • Here's Brett Favre explaining how he basically invented RPOs because he was bored

    CBS Sports "Over the last few seasons, the run-pass option (RPO) has become increasingly popular in the NFL. The way it allows an offense to react to how the defense lines up and then reacts off the snap of the ball makes it easy to avoid negative plays that flow right into what the defense is doing, and..." June 11

  • Greg Zuerlein aims to get back to normal as Rams' 'Mr. Automatic' at kicker

    Los Angeles Times "Back pain lingered throughout the 2017 NFL season. It spiked before the Rams’ Week 14 game at Seattle, and afterward knocked Greg Zuerlein facedown on the floor. For several days, the veteran kicker known as “Legatron,” “Greg the Leg” and “Mr...." June 10