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Rodney Harrison apologizes for saying Colin Kaepernick is 'not black'

Rodney Harrison tweeted an apology Tuesday after stating during a radio interview earlier in the day that Colin Kaepernick is “not black.” Kaepernick has been sitting during the national anthem this preseason. The San Francisco 49ers quarterback told reporters last week that he plans to continue...

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    Cardinals' Patrick Peterson creates a no-fly zone for opponents

    For opposing quarterbacks, waiting for a receiver to create separation from Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson is a little like staring into the unfiltered desert sun. Don’t bother. It’s a waste of time, and likely will result in pain. Peterson, in his sixth season, is a quintessential...

  • How the Rams and the Arizona Cardinals compare

    How the Rams and the Arizona Cardinals compare

    LAST YEAR: The teams split their series, each beating the other on the road. The Rams handed the Cardinals one of their three regular-season defeats by beating them in Arizona, 24-22, in Week 4. Cardinals rookie David Johnson fumbled the opening kickoff, and the Rams converted that turnover into...

  • Raiders show they're serious about possible relocation to Las Vegas

    Raiders show they're serious about possible relocation to Las Vegas

    The Oakland Raiders’ flirtation with Las Vegas has taken on a tone that should be familiar with anyone who followed the NFL’s two-decade relocation dance with Los Angeles. The Raiders filed a trademark application with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for the name “Las Vegas Raiders,” according...

  • Linebacker Alec Ogletree is in the middle of it all on defense for the Rams

    Linebacker Alec Ogletree is in the middle of it all on defense for the Rams

    In his role as the Rams’ new middle linebacker, Alec Ogletree is determined to get his point across to teammates. That’s why he vocally and demonstratively expressed frustration on the sideline last week after the Kansas City Chiefs drove for a touchdown on their first possession, the same scenario...

  • 'Hard Knocks' recap: A reminder to go easy on Gurley, plus heart-wrenching moments

    'Hard Knocks' recap: A reminder to go easy on Gurley, plus heart-wrenching moments

    Do not breathe on Todd Gurley, do not touch Todd Gurley, and most important, do not tackle Todd Gurley. HBO’s “Hard Knocks: Training Camp With the Los Angeles Rams” took a turn for the serious this week as receiver Paul McRoberts learned about the death of his stepbrother, receiver Austin Hill’s...

  • Solid group of tight ends should help Rams' passing game

    Solid group of tight ends should help Rams' passing game

    Lance Kendricks streaked down the middle of the field Tuesday and found a seam in the Rams’ first-team defense. The veteran tight end looked up just as rookie quarterback Jared Goff delivered a perfectly thrown pass that Kendricks hauled in for a long gain. “Got to keep that going,” Kendricks said...

  • Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant sustains concussion during practice

    Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant sustains concussion during practice

    Dallas Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant will miss the next preseason game after sustaining a concussion in practice.  Coach Jason Garrett said that Bryant was hurt Monday when the receiver’s head hit the shoulder pads of safety Barry Church. Garrett said Bryant was held out of the rest of that practice...

  • Rams tape review: Breaking down plays from L.A.'s 21-20 victory over the Chiefs

    Rams tape review: Breaking down plays from L.A.'s 21-20 victory over the Chiefs

    The Rams are undefeated in L.A. after two preseason games against the Dallas Cowboys and the Kansas City Chiefs. Each week, we’ll take a look at several offensive and defensive plays in an attempt to better understand what the Rams’ strengths and weaknesses are. What: Jeremy Maclin catches a nine-yard...

  • Cornerback E.J. Gaines pushes to join Los Angeles Rams' starting lineup

    Cornerback E.J. Gaines pushes to join Los Angeles Rams' starting lineup

    E.J. Gaines waited more than a year to get back onto the field in a game situation. The Rams cornerback finally did that in last week’s exhibition against the Kansas City Chiefs and now he’s ready to make a push to become a starter opposite Trumaine Johnson. Gaines is expected to play a large role...

  • Who is Jared Goff? Dog lover, 'cheesy pop' listener, No. 1 NFL draft pick

    Who is Jared Goff? Dog lover, 'cheesy pop' listener, No. 1 NFL draft pick

    Rams training camp is all-consuming for No. 1 pick Jared Goff, so much so that the rookie quarterback doesn’t always take the time to respond to his mom in a timely manner. As a result, Nancy Goff has to resort to sneaky texting measures sometimes, if only to check if her son’s thumbs still work....

  • All-Pro Tyrann Mathieu is back at work

    All-Pro Tyrann Mathieu is back at work

    Tyrann Mathieu, Justin Bethel and Frostee Rucker on Sunday practiced for the first time this training camp, and Arizona Cardinals Coach Bruce Arians said “there’s no doubt” all three will be ready for the Sept. 11 season opener.  Mathieu, an All-Pro safety last season who is coming back from surgery...

  • Rams' secondary is a primary area of concern

    Rams' secondary is a primary area of concern

    The secondary ranked as one of the Rams’ greatest concerns going into the off-season and it remains so with two exhibition games remaining before the season opener. Free-agent departures by cornerback Janoris Jenkins and safety Rodney McLeod left voids that were exposed again in the Rams’ victory...

  • Rams' Case Keenum looks more like a starter than Jared Goff

    Rams' Case Keenum looks more like a starter than Jared Goff

    Competition? What competition? At the moment, the so-called position battle between Case Keenum and Jared Goff is about as competitive as Secretariat against the field at the Belmont Stakes. Or Mike Tyson’s 91-second blowout of Michael Spinks. Or a hammer against a nail. You get the idea. Two games...

  • Todd Gurley scores in L.A. debut as the Rams beat the Chiefs, 21-20

    Todd Gurley scores in L.A. debut as the Rams beat the Chiefs, 21-20

    The Rams want to see Jared Goff make strides and become the franchise quarterback they deemed him to be after choosing him with the No. 1 pick in the NFL draft. Through two exhibition games, Goff has made some noticeable stumbles. On Saturday night at the Coliseum, Goff tripped and fumbled on his...

  • As Jared Goff goes through growing pains his family endures a 'surreal' experience

    As Jared Goff goes through growing pains his family endures a 'surreal' experience

    Even though she’s the mother of a No. 1 overall draft pick, Nancy Goff is unassuming and agreeable. She didn’t want to say no Saturday to “Hard Knocks,” but she ultimately decided she didn’t want to wear a microphone for the HBO docu-drama while she watched the Rams play Kansas City in an exhibition...

  • Buffalo Bills cut Karlos Williams, Marcell Dareus to enter rehab

    Buffalo Bills cut Karlos Williams, Marcell Dareus to enter rehab

    Quarterback Tyrod Taylor and the “Bad News” Buffalo Bills overcame another series of preseason distractions to beat the New York Giants, 21-0, on Saturday.  Taylor zipped a 13-yard touchdown pass over the middle to LeSean McCoy to cap his fourth and final series. Backup EJ Manuel then secured the...

  • What to watch for during the Rams' preseason game against the Chiefs

    What to watch for during the Rams' preseason game against the Chiefs

    QUARTERBACK ROTATION: Case Keenum is rolling along as the starter. He completed all but one of his seven passes last week against the Cowboys, and would have been perfect if not for a drop. Keenum will play a few series and then give way to top-pick Jared Goff, who is expected to take a series...

  • Things you might have missed in Saturday's Rams-Chiefs game

    Things you might have missed in Saturday's Rams-Chiefs game

    First quarter Quarterback Case Keenum completed a 20-yard pass to Kenny Britt in his first attempt of the game. On the next play Keenum threw to Britt again, but the deep pass fell incomplete. Britt was able to draw pass interference from Chiefs safety Ron Parker on the throw, which moved the ball...

  • Rams target millennials as they try to expand their reach in Southern California

    Rams target millennials as they try to expand their reach in Southern California

    Isabel Nguyen grew up in Southern California without a local NFL team to root for. The Rams and Raiders both left after the 1994 season. So Nguyen, 23, adopted the team her father bonded with while growing up in Wisconsin: the Green Bay Packers. “I’m a stubborn person,” Nguyen, a Pomona resident,...

  • Le'Veon Bell suspended three games by NFL for repeatedly missing drug tests

    Le'Veon Bell suspended three games by NFL for repeatedly missing drug tests

    For the second year in a row, Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell has a suspension from the NFL reduced before the regular season starts. Bell was suspended three games by the NFL on Friday for violating the league’s substance abuse policy, the league announced. The suspension was reduced...

  • Rams running back Todd Gurley to make preseason debut against Chiefs

    Rams running back Todd Gurley to make preseason debut against Chiefs

    Todd Gurley sat out the entire 2015 exhibition season — and that worked out pretty well for the Rams. Gurley was still recovering from knee surgery that ended his final season at Georgia. The No. 10 pick in the NFL draft did not play until the Rams’ third regular-season game. He finished as the...

  • Steelers' James Harrison says he's willing to meet with NFL officials ... after deadline

    Steelers' James Harrison says he's willing to meet with NFL officials ... after deadline

    Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison is willing to meet with the NFL to discuss an alleged link to performance-enhancing drugs — but only five days after a deadline the league has imposed while threatening him and three other players with indefinite suspensions.  NFL Players Assn. attorney...

  • Yankees Manager Joe Girardi and pitcher CC Sabathia attend Rams training camp practice

    Yankees Manager Joe Girardi and pitcher CC Sabathia attend Rams training camp practice

    Rams tailback Todd Gurley almost didn’t believe his eyes. “I did see CC,” Gurley said in a tone of disbelief after practice Thursday. “I knew I wasn’t tripping. I swear I was like ‘Man, that is CC’ and everybody looked at me like I was crazy.” Manager Joe Girardi, pitcher CC Sabathia and a few...

  • Rams vs. Seahawks: How they compare

    Rams vs. Seahawks: How they compare

    LAST YEAR: The Rams swept the series last season. In their opener, they posted a 34-31 overtime victory at home that included a 75-yard punt return for a touchdown by Tavon Austin and a game-clinching stuff of Marshawn Lynch on fourth down. The teams met in Seattle in Week 16, and the Rams ended...

  • For all their success, Seahawks have struggled with Rams

    For all their success, Seahawks have struggled with Rams

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