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  • San Francisco 49ers hire Ran Carthon, Rams' former director of pro personnel

    San Francisco 49ers hire Ran Carthon, Rams' former director of pro personnel

    Ran Carthon, the Rams’ former director of pro personnel, was hired Friday by the San Francisco 49ers, the 49ers announced. Carthon was a member of the Rams’ staff for five seasons. He was one of four members of the scouting and personnel staff who were told about three weeks before the NFL draft...

  • Delay of new stadium opening could affect the rebranding of Rams, including uniforms

    Delay of new stadium opening could affect the rebranding of Rams, including uniforms

    Kevin Demoff is well aware of emotions surrounding the Rams’ uniforms. The team’s chief operating officer and vice president of football operations fields more questions from fans about uniforms than perhaps any other topic, including quarterback Jared Goff and the planned $2.6-billion Inglewood...

  • Inglewood football stadium's opening will be delayed a year because of record rainfall

    Inglewood football stadium's opening will be delayed a year because of record rainfall

    Dozens of false starts and failed plans marked the NFL’s two-decade absence from Los Angeles, and now there will be more waiting before a permanent home is ready. The palatial, $2.6-billion stadium that is being built for the Rams and Chargers in Inglewood, originally projected to open in 2019,...

  • Rams claim center Austin Blythe off waivers from Indianapolis Colts

    Rams claim center Austin Blythe off waivers from Indianapolis Colts

    The Rams added depth at center Tuesday when they claimed Austin Blythe off waivers from the Indianapolis Colts. Blythe, 24, played at Iowa and was a seventh-round draft pick by the Colts in 2016. He played in eight games last season, starting one. The Rams also signed defensive back Dominique Hatfield,...

  • Rams make roster moves in aftermath of rookie camp

    Rams make roster moves in aftermath of rookie camp

    In the aftermath of last weekend’s rookie camp, the Rams made roster moves Monday in preparation for the start of organized team activities next week. Running back De'Mard Llorens and wide receiver Shakeir Ryan, both from Northwestern State, and outside linebacker Teidrick Smith of Mary Hardin-Baylor...

  • Rams hope rookies can help quarterback Jared Goff elevate his game

    Rams hope rookies can help quarterback Jared Goff elevate his game

    The new players spied him watching from outside the weight room. The offensive coordinator saw him there too. Rams quarterback Jared Goff went through rookie indoctrination last year, after the Rams selected him No. 1 in the draft, so he could only observe the action on the practice fields during...

  • Pitt pass rusher sees himself as perfect fit for Rams defense

    Pitt pass rusher sees himself as perfect fit for Rams defense

    The Rams made a good decision the last time they drafted a pass rusher from Pittsburgh. Aaron Donald, a first-round pick in 2014, is a three-time Pro Bowl tackle and one of the NFL’s most dominant defensive players. Linebacker Ejuan Price played with Donald in college, and the Rams’ Round 7 pick...

  • Rams waive quarterback Aaron Murray

    Rams waive quarterback Aaron Murray

    The Rams continued to shuffle their roster Thursday, waiving quarterback Aaron Murray. Murray, who played in college at Georgia and was a fifth-round draft pick by the Kansas City Chiefs in 2014, had agreed to terms with the Rams in March. Starter Jared Goff and backup Sean Mannion are the only...

  • Draftees Gerald Everett and Cooper Kupp can raise their profiles at Rams' rookie camp

    Draftees Gerald Everett and Cooper Kupp can raise their profiles at Rams' rookie camp

    Gerald Everett did not fret. Neither did Cooper Kupp. For four months, as NFL draft pundits guessed where college players might be picked, Everett and Kupp just kept working. Everett, a tight end, played at South Alabama, a school that had never had a player selected in the draft. So he was unconcerned...

  • Firing of former Rams coach Jeff Fisher included in 'All or Nothing' series

    Firing of former Rams coach Jeff Fisher included in 'All or Nothing' series

    The Rams’ return to Los Angeles last season was the topic of HBO’s “Hard Knocks.” But that series chronicled the team only through training camp, so it did not capture what was perhaps the hardest knock of the season — the firing of coach Jeff Fisher. That plot point is documented in “All or Nothing:...

  • The Rams' preseason schedule is set, with dates and kickoff times

    The Rams' preseason schedule is set, with dates and kickoff times

    Kickoff times are set for Rams preseason games. The Dallas Cowboys, Oakland Raiders, Chargers and Green Bay Packers were already known as Rams opponents, but the NFL on Tuesday released all dates and kickoff times for every preseason game. The Rams play host to the Cowboys on Saturday, Aug. 12...

  • Podcast | Rams Overtime: Draft review, a focus on the O-line and a schedule preview

    Podcast | Rams Overtime: Draft review, a focus on the O-line and a schedule preview

    Welcome to another episode of the offseason edition of the Rams Overtime podcast with Lindsey Thiry and Gary Klein. This week’s topics: Rams draft review Offensive line matters Early schedule preview Offseason schedule GET IT ON iTUNES » lindsey.thiry@latimes.com Follow Lindsey Thiry on Twitter...

  • NFL releases completion of 2017 preseason schedule

    NFL releases completion of 2017 preseason schedule

    The Rams open their preseason with a Saturday, Aug. 12, evening game against Dallas at the Coliseum. The Chargers open the following evening at StubHub Center against Seattle. The Rams’ other preseason home game comes on Aug. 26 against the Chargers in a 5 p.m. matchup. The Chargers’ other home...

  • Rams let fans vote on games that will feature throwback uniforms

    Rams let fans vote on games that will feature throwback uniforms

    Rams fans pining for the opportunity to see the team play in so-called throwback uniforms will have a voice in deciding when that will happen. The NFL allows teams to wear throwback uniforms twice a season, and the Rams announced Monday that fans can vote on the games they prefer. The Rams’ throwback...

  • Defensive tackle Dominique Easley signs one-year tender to remain with Rams

    Defensive tackle Dominique Easley signs one-year tender to remain with Rams

    Defensive tackle Dominique Easley, who was a restricted free agent, on Thursday signed a one-year, original-round tender to remain with the Rams for the 2017 season, a person with knowledge of the situation said. Easley was a first-round pick by the New England Patriots in 2014, but he was released...

  • Rams GM Les Snead appears on solid ground following NFL draft

    Rams GM Les Snead appears on solid ground following NFL draft

    A few hours before last week’s NFL draft, Les Snead and Sean McVay paced the deserted fields at the Rams’ Thousand Oaks practice facility. They were engaged in separate phone conversations. Snead, wearing earbuds, walked slowly along the sideline of the field closest to the players’ parking lot....

  • Rams claim nose tackle Mike Purcell off waivers, release four players

    Rams claim nose tackle Mike Purcell off waivers, release four players

    The Rams on Wednesday claimed nose tackle Mike Purcell off waivers from the San Francisco 49ers, adding depth to the interior defensive line. Purcell, 26, played in 15 games last season and started five. He was in on 26 tackles. The 6-foot-3, 303-pound Purcell joins a Rams position group that includes...

  • Rams decline to exercise fifth-year option on offensive lineman Greg Robinson

    Rams decline to exercise fifth-year option on offensive lineman Greg Robinson

    The Rams will not exercise their fifth-year option on offensive lineman Greg Robinson, the No. 2 pick in the 2014 draft, the team announced Tuesday. Robinson, 24, struggled with penalties and to provide consistent protection as the starting left tackle the last two seasons. The Rams in March signed...

  • Rams terminate contract of offensive lineman David Arkin

    Rams terminate contract of offensive lineman David Arkin

    The Rams continued to shuffle their roster on Monday, terminating the contract of reserve offensive lineman David Arkin. Arkin, 29, played in two games in 2016. The Rams were his fourth team in four NFL seasons. The Rams acquired free-agent left tackle Andrew Whitworth and center John Sullivan...

  • Rams cornerback Troy Hill suspended for first two games of season

    Rams cornerback Troy Hill suspended for first two games of season

    Rams cornerback Troy Hill has been suspended for the first two games of the season for violating the NFL’s policy and program for substance abuse, the league announced Monday. The NFL did not identify or release details regarding the violation. Hill is eligible to participate in preseason practices...

  • Rams 'stick to the plan' in draft and address variety of needs

    Rams 'stick to the plan' in draft and address variety of needs

    Stay in alignment. No surprises. Seamless. Those were a few terms and phrases Rams general manager Les Snead and coach Sean McVay used Saturday to describe the Rams’ process and results in the NFL draft. A day after they selected tight end Gerald Everett, receiver Cooper Kupp and safety John Johnson...

  • Joe Mixon is a controversial choice by Bengals in second round of the NFL draft

    Joe Mixon is a controversial choice by Bengals in second round of the NFL draft

    Playmakers from either side of the Los Angeles college football rivalry — and either side of the line of scrimmage — learned their futures Friday on the second day of the NFL draft. USC receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster was taken in the second round by Pittsburgh, and UCLA cornerback Fabian Moreau was...

  • Rams pick their spots, then spot their picks in Day 2 of the draft

    Rams pick their spots, then spot their picks in Day 2 of the draft

    There was no splash factor this year, no attempt to become the story of the NFL draft. The Rams, without a first-round pick, finally got their chance in the second round Friday — and then decided they could wait even longer, trading back in the round to acquire an extra pick. They came away with...

  • Rams mailbag: Sean McVay's plan, Trumaine Johnson and a question about a famous moustache

    Rams mailbag: Sean McVay's plan, Trumaine Johnson and a question about a famous moustache

    Well, it’s finally here. The Rams make their first pick in the NFL draft on Friday. They have the fifth pick in the second round, the 37th overall. They also will make a third-round pick, the 69th overall. The Rams will have six picks in rounds 4 through 7 on Saturday. Now on to your questions....

  • Rams are ready to make their first pick of draft after sitting out opening round

    Rams are ready to make their first pick of draft after sitting out opening round

    They could only sit and watch as 32 players came off the board Thursday night during the first round of the NFL draft. The Rams did not have a first-round pick — one of the costs of last year’s trade to the top of the draft to select quarterback Jared Goff — so Rams general manager Les Snead and...

  • Rams are expected to try to improve offense through draft

    Rams are expected to try to improve offense through draft

    A deep dive into analytics is not required to identify the Rams’ needs going into the NFL draft. For the last two seasons, the Rams ranked last in the league in offense. Last year, they tried to remedy the problem by trading to the top of the draft to select quarterback Jared Goff, but that cost...

  • Rams rookie coach Sean McVay finally gets on the field with his team for a practice

    Rams rookie coach Sean McVay finally gets on the field with his team for a practice

    A year ago this week, Rams quarterback Jared Goff was a few days from learning his fate in the NFL draft. Sean McVay was a Washington Redskins assistant. On Tuesday, McVay oversaw his first full-team workout as coach of the Rams, closely monitoring Goff’s grasp of a new playbook and system. “It...

  • Rams could target defensive prospects in draft with Wade Phillips' help

    Rams could target defensive prospects in draft with Wade Phillips' help

    Rams defensive coordinator Wade Phillips is scheduled for upcoming book-signing appearances for “Son of Bum,” his memoir about football and growing up with his father, former NFL coach Bum Phillips. But in the months since he was hired — and during the run-up to this week’s NFL draft — Phillips...

  • Jackie Slater and Jack Youngblood among former Rams to announce draft picks

    Jackie Slater and Jack Youngblood among former Rams to announce draft picks

    Pro football Hall of Famers Jackie Slater and Jack Youngblood are among former Rams players who will announce the team’s draft picks on Friday and Saturday. The Rams do not have a first-round pick in Thursday night’s first round, so their initial selection will be made Friday with the fifth pick...

  • Rams mailbag: NFL draft, Jared Goff, Trumaine Johnson, personal-seat licenses and Breaking Bad

    Rams mailbag: NFL draft, Jared Goff, Trumaine Johnson, personal-seat licenses and Breaking Bad

    The Rams will make their first pick in the NFL draft on Friday. That will be one day after the start of the event in Philadelphia as the Rams must wait until the 37th pick — the fifth of the second round — to make their first selection. The Rams will also make a third-round pick on Friday. The...

  • Rams' Les Snead knows his role as general manager, and the NFL draft will help define it

    Rams' Les Snead knows his role as general manager, and the NFL draft will help define it

    The gleaming white, high-tech stationary bike sits just to the right of the desk in Les Snead’s office, across the room from a wall-mounted television monitor and next to a large whiteboard. With an iPad perched atop the bike’s black handlebars, and a water bottle nestled just below it, the Rams...

  • Rams waive offensive lineman Tre' Jackson after he failed a physical

    Rams waive offensive lineman Tre' Jackson after he failed a physical

    Two days after claiming former New England Patriots guard Tre’ Jackson off waivers, the Rams waived Jackson because of a failed physical, according to the NFL’s transaction wire. Jackson did not play last season because of a knee injury. He had started nine games for the Patriots as a rookie after...

  • Rams open 2017 season at home vs. Indianapolis

    Rams open 2017 season at home vs. Indianapolis

    Sean McVay will face many challenges in his first season as an NFL head coach, but the Rams’ 31-year-old leader won’t have to worry about long trips — at least initially. The Rams play their first two games at the Coliseum against the Indianapolis Colts and the Washington Redskins and then play...

  • Rams will make single-game tickets available Friday

    Rams will make single-game tickets available Friday

    The Rams will know their 2017 schedule when the NFL announces it Thursday at 5 p.m., and they will make single-game tickets available Friday. Season-ticket holders can participate in a pre-sale through Monday. Fans who had paid $100 to become deposit holders will have a 48-hour period in which...

  • Rams claim former Patriots offensive lineman Tre' Jackson off waivers

    Rams claim former Patriots offensive lineman Tre' Jackson off waivers

    The Rams added offensive line depth Wednesday, claiming former New England Patriots guard Tre’ Jackson off waivers. Jackson, 24, played at Florida State and was a fourth-round pick by the Patriots in 2015. He started nine games at right guard as a rookie but did not play last season because of...

  • Jon Gruden assesses Rams quarterback Jared Goff a year after 2016 NFL draft

    Jon Gruden assesses Rams quarterback Jared Goff a year after 2016 NFL draft

    The Rams do not have a first-round pick in next week’s NFL draft, the result of a trade with the Tennessee Titans that enabled them to pick quarterback Jared Goff first overall in 2016. Former NFL coach Jon Gruden, who annually evaluates quarterbacks during his “Gruden’s QB Camp” for ESPN, assessed...

  • USC cornerback Adoree' Jackson makes predraft visit to Rams

    USC cornerback Adoree' Jackson makes predraft visit to Rams

    The Rams, in need of depth at cornerback, brought in USC’s Adoree’ Jackson for a visit Monday, a person with knowledge of the situation said. Jackson, 21, grew up a Rams fan in Belleville, Ill., not far from where the Rams played home games in St. Louis. The Rams do not have a first-round pick...

  • Rams mailbag: NFL draft, position switches, Monty Python and missing socks

    Rams mailbag: NFL draft, position switches, Monty Python and missing socks

    On this day last year, the Rams announced that they had traded up to the top of the NFL draft, a move that netted quarterback Jared Goff. This year’s draft is less than two weeks away. The Rams, who completed the first week of their offseason program, will not pick until the fifth selection of...

  • St. Louis sues NFL and all of its teams over Rams' relocation to Los Angeles

    St. Louis sues NFL and all of its teams over Rams' relocation to Los Angeles

    The Rams are preparing for their second season in Los Angeles, but the aftermath of their exit from St. Louis continues to be marked by bitterness. On Wednesday, the city of St. Louis sued the NFL and all of its teams and owners, alleging the league violated its relocation guidelines. The city,...

  • Rams exercise fifth-year option on defensive tackle Aaron Donald

    In one of the most predictable moves of the off-season, the Rams exercised their fifth-year option on defensive tackle Aaron Donald, the team announced Wednesday. Donald has been one of the NFL’s most dominant players since the Rams selected him with the 13th pick in the 2014 draft from Pittsburgh....

  • Former Rams linebacker James Laurinaitis retires after eight NFL seasons

    Former Rams linebacker James Laurinaitis, the franchise’s all-time leading tackler, announced his retirement Tuesday after eight NFL seasons. Laurinaitis, 30, played seven seasons for the Rams after he was selected in the second round of the 2009 draft from Ohio State. He started 112 consecutive...

  • Rams will play the Cowboys, Raiders, Chargers and Packers during the preseason

    The Rams will entertain their new-neighbors, the Chargers, as well as the Dallas Cowboys, and will travel to play the Oakland Raiders and the Green Bay Packers during the preseason, the NFL announced Monday. The Aug. 26 game against the Chargers at the Coliseum will kick off at 5 p.m. and will...

  • Rams players pick up on the new vibe of coach Sean McVay

    Quarterback Jared Goff described it as “freshness.” Linebacker Alec Ogletree spoke of “a whole different culture,” while running back Todd Gurley honed in on new coach Sean McVay’s energy and “swagger.” Those were initial player impressions Monday after the Rams met as a team for the first time...

  • Coach Sean McVay ready for start of Rams' offseason workout program

    Sean McVay has waited for three months. On Monday, for the first time since he was hired as the Rams’ coach, McVay will have the opportunity to see the entire pre-draft roster together when the team begins its voluntary off-season workout program at its Thousand Oaks training facility at Cal Lutheran....

  • Rams sign former Buffalo cornerback Nickell Robey-Coleman, a USC product

    The Rams are bringing another former USC player back to the Coliseum. Cornerback Nickell Robey-Coleman, who played for the Buffalo Bills for four seasons, signed with the Rams on Friday. The Rams last month signed free-agent receiver Robert Woods, USC’s all-time receptions leader. Robey-Coleman,...

  • Rams mailbag: Looking for who will become go-to receiver, how the offensive line is coming together and more

    The Rams, under new Coach Sean McVay, begin their off-season program Monday. The team traded, released or did not re-sign several players from the 2016 team that finished 4-12, including receiver Kenny Britt, defensive end William Hayes, tight end Lance Kendricks and safety T.J. McDonald. They...

  • Rams sign free-agent outside linebacker Carlos Thompson

    The Rams added potential depth to their linebacker corps, signing free agent Carlos Thompson on Wednesday, the team announced. The 6-foot-5, 243-pound Thompson, 25, played as a reserve defensive end in college at Mississippi. He signed with the Houston Texans as an undrafted free agent in 2015...

  • Rams agree to terms with veteran free-agent center John Sullivan

    With off-season workouts set to begin next week, the Rams on Wednesday filled a hole on their offensive line by agreeing to terms with veteran free-agent center John Sullivan. Sullivan, 31, played seven seasons for the Minnesota Vikings before sitting out 2015 while recovering from two back surgeries....

  • Rams to hold extra minicamp during off-season workout program

    The Rams, coming off a 4-12 season, will have the benefit of an extra minicamp when off-season workouts begin April 10, according to the schedule announced Monday by the team. Because they have a new coach in Sean McVay, the NFL’s collective bargaining agreement allows the Rams to hold an additional...

  • NFL: Former Rams Case Keenum and T.J. McDonald sign with Vikings and Dolphins

    Two players who started for the Rams last season — quarterback Case Keenum and safety T.J. McDonald — signed free-agent contracts with other teams on Friday. Keenum signed with the Minnesota Vikings, according to several reports. McDonald, who must serve an eight-game suspension handed down by...

  • 'Hard Knocks' series about Rams garners four Sports Emmy nominations

    The Rams’ performance in their return to Los Angeles last season was anything but award-worthy. But a television production documenting their 2016 training camp is in line for possible honors. HBO’s “Hard Knocks: Training camp with the Los Angeles Rams” garnered four Sports Emmy nominations. The...

  • Free-agent safety T.J. McDonald suspended by NFL for eight games

    Free-agent safety T.J. McDonald, who played four seasons for the Rams, has been suspended for eight games by the NFL for violating the league’s substance abuse policy. The suspension stems from McDonald’s arrest last May after a traffic accident in Woodland Hills. He was charged with one misdemeanor...

  • 'You seem like an L.A. guy already.' Rams' coach is learning what it's like to live in the city

    The only-in-L.A. moments that Sean McVay once heard about are starting to pile up. The Rams’ 31-year-old coach participated in the NFL’s owners meetings this week at the Arizona Biltmore resort. But he woke up to online news reports about his recent purchase of a $2.7-million Encino home. “My girlfriend,...

  • NFL decides to stop these players from leaping over the line, for safety's sake

    No more over the top. No more under the hood. The NFL adopted several rules changes Tuesday, among them one that outlaws defensive players’ leaping over the offensive line to block a kick, and another that replaces the sideline replay monitor with digital tablets. Starting this season, the final...

  • Rams GM Les Snead feels the pressure to build a winner in L.A.

    They remain in search of another receiver. They are thin at tight end and must fill holes at center and cornerback. And the Rams lack a first-round pick. On Tuesday, with the NFL draft set to commence in less than a month, General Manager Les Snead said that despite a wait until the 37th pick,...

  • New Rams receiver Robert Woods can do more than catch passes, Chargers Coach Anthony Lynn says

    The Rams signed free-agent receiver Robert Woods to improve a passing game that ranked next-to-last in the NFL last season. Rams Coach Sean McVay isn’t the only NFL head coach in Los Angeles who thinks Woods can make a big contribution. Chargers Coach Anthony Lynn was the Buffalo Bills’ offensive...

  • Chargers have sold out of season tickets for games at StubHub Center in 2017

    Rival owners, executives and longtime reporters at the NFL’s annual meeting have routinely expressed curiosity about the Chargers’ tiny new home. And, apparently, they’re not alone. On Monday, the Chargers announced they had sold all available season tickets for the upcoming season at the 30,000-seat...

  • Rams executive excited, optimistic about 2017

    It’s become something of a ritual each time Kevin Demoff boards a flight bound for LAX. The Rams’ chief operating officer and executive vice president for football operations asks the pilot if he knows on which runway the plane will land, the better to situate himself for a birds-eye view of construction...

  • Raiders fans show support for team on the day of Vegas vote

    As NFL owners huddled Monday morning to discuss -- and possibly vote on -- whether the Oakland Raiders would move to Las Vegas, a small contingent of Raiders fans gathered on the grounds of the Arizona Biltmore. They were there to show support. “Whether it’s yes or no, we’re supporting our team,”...

  • Raiders' move to Las Vegas appears to be in the cards

    The NFL is ready to roll the dice. The league intends to vote as early as Monday on the Raiders’ proposal to relocate from Oakland to Las Vegas, and owners at the annual meetings are leaning in favor of giving the franchise the green light. People with knowledge of the situation told The Times...

  • Rams agree to terms with quarterback Aaron Murray

    The Rams announced Thursday that they’ve added a quarterback to the roster, agreeing to terms with Aaron Murray. Murray was a fifth-round draft pick by the Kansas City Chiefs in 2014. He was on the Philadelphia Eagles practice squad for most of last season. Jared Goff, the top pick in the 2016...

  • Rams agree to terms with free-agent defensive lineman Tyrunn Walker

    The Rams continued to restock the defense Thursday, agreeing to terms with free-agent tackle Tyrunn Walker. Walker, 27, is the third defensive player added to the roster, joining cornerback Kayvon Webster and linebacker Connor Barwin. Walker is expected to provide backup for tackles Aaron Donald...

  • USC's JuJu Smith-Schuster would welcome staying home to play for Rams or Chargers

    The Rams added a former USC receiver to the roster when they signed free agent Robert Woods, the Trojans’ all-time receptions leader. Could they add another in next month’s NFL draft? USC’s JuJu Smith-Schuster, who attended Long Beach Poly High, said Wednesday that he would be happy to play for...

  • Chicago Bears sign former Rams running back Benny Cunningham

    Benny Cunningham, a running back and kick returner who played for the Rams for four seasons, on Tuesday signed a one-year contract with the Chicago Bears, the Bears announced. In 2013, the Rams signed Cunningham as an undrafted free agent from Middle Tennessee State and he became a valuable special...

  • Dunbar, Barwin have two main reasons for signing with Rams

    Familiarity with defensive coordinator Wade Phillips was too enticing, the opportunity to reunite too good for linebacker Connor Barwin to pass up. For running back Lance Dunbar, it was a chance to expand his role in Coach Sean McVay’s multiple-threat offense. On Wednesday, Barwin and Dunbar said...

  • Rams visit with veteran free-agent center John Sullivan

    The Rams’ attempt to fortify their offensive line continued Monday when they visited with center John Sullivan, people with knowledge of the situation said. The Rams released veteran center Tim Barnes shortly after the start of free agency. Last week, they gave restricted-free agent center Ryan...

  • Kayvon Webster won a Super Bowl with the Broncos. The Rams hope he brings his winning pedigree to L.A.

    Peyton Manning and Champ Bailey influenced his work ethic and professionalism. Jack Del Rio and Wade Phillips taught him scheme. Kayvon Webster also learned a lot about winning during his four seasons with the Denver Broncos. The Rams’ pursued and signed Webster to possibly fill a gaping hole at...

  • Free-agent linebacker Connor Barwin agrees to deal with Rams

    The Rams added an experienced pass rusher Thursday, agreeing to terms with free-agent linebacker Connor Barwin. Barwin, who has played linebacker and defensive end during an eight-year NFL career, arrived for a visit with the Rams on Wednesday and met formally with team officials on Thursday. Barwin,...

  • Bills retain center Ryan Groy by matching Rams' offer for restricted free agent center

    The Rams came up short in their bid to acquire Buffalo Bills center Ryan Groy when the Bills matched the two-year offer sheet Thursday that he had signed with the Rams. Groy’s deal reportedly includes $3.5 million in guaranteed money. The Rams had aimed to make the 26-year-old Groy the second lineman...

  • Rams agree to terms with running back Lance Dunbar

    The Rams on Thursday agreed to terms with free-agent running back Lance Dunbar, a person with knowledge of the situation said. Dunbar, 27, met with the Rams on Wednesday. The Rams were seeking another backup for Todd Gurley, the 2015 NFL offensive rookie of the year who is expected to rebound from...

  • Rams will meet with linebacker Connor Barwin, running back Lance Dunbar

    The Rams’ attempt to fortify the roster continues Wednesday with free-agent outside linebacker Connor Barwin and running back Lance Dunbar arriving for visits. Barwin, 30, played the last four seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles before he was released last week. The 6-foot, 3-inch, 253-pound Barwin...

  • D.A. declines to file charges against Rams' defensive lineman

    The Sacramento County district attorney’s office declined to file charges against Rams defensive lineman Ethan Westbrooks “pending further investigation,” a district attorney’s spokesperson said Tuesday. Westbrooks was arrested on suspicion of domestic violence after an incident on March 5. He...

  • Rams sign free-agent center Ryan Groy to two-year offer sheet

    The signing of free-agent left tackle Andrew Whitworth last week gave the Rams a fix to one part of an offensive line that was a major liability in 2016. They also are taking steps to shore up the middle. The release of center Tim Barnes last week cleared the way for the Rams to seek an alternative....

  • Rams and kicker Greg Zuerlein agree to terms on three-year contract

    The Rams and kicker Greg Zuerlein agreed to terms on a three-year contract, the team announced Tuesday. Zuerlein, 29, rebounded from a shaky 2015 season with a consistent performance last season. He made 19 of 22 field-goal attempts and all 23 extra-point attempts. The 19 field goals was a career...

  • Rams eyeing free-agent linebacker Jarvis Jones and center Ryan Groy

    Linebacker Jarvis Jones began his college football career at USC, transferred to Georgia and became a No. 1 draft pick for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Seven years later, Jones might be considering a return to Los Angeles. The Rams are scheduled to meet with Jones, a free agent, this week, a person...

  • Rams agree to terms with cornerback Kayvon Webster

    The Rams on Monday agreed to terms with free-agent cornerback Kayvon Webster. Webster will be reunited with Rams defensive coordinator Wade Phillips, who coached Webster the last two seasons with the Denver Broncos. Webster played four seasons for the Broncos after he was selected in the third...

  • Rams met with DeMarcus Ware before he announced retirement after 12 seasons

    Congratulatory messages and salutes were all over Twitter on Monday after longtime NFL defensive standout DeMarcus Ware announced his retirement. Ware played linebacker and end for the Dallas Cowboys and the Denver Broncos during his 12-year career, and he thrived under new Rams defensive coordinator...

  • Cornerback Kayvon Webster scheduled to visit with Rams

    The free-agency phase that featured many first-tier NFL players finding new homes is over, and it included the Rams signing tackle Andrew Whitworth and receiver Robert Woods. Teams have now begun courting second-tier players. On Monday, the Rams are scheduled to meet with cornerback Kayvon Webster,...

  • Podcast | Rams Overtime: How L.A. got in on the free-agent frenzy and lessons from the combine

    Welcome to another off-season edition of the “Rams Overtime” podcast with Lindsey Thiry and Gary Klein. This week’s topics include: Rams free agency moves (Robert Woods and Andrew Whitworth are signed, Will Hayes is traded for a stapler and other veterans are released) An NFL scouting combine review...

  • William Hayes says goodbye to Rams and fans via Instagram a day after trade to Dolphins

    Former Rams defensive end William Hayes, traded Thursday night to the Miami Dolphins, posted a video to his Instagram account on Friday saying he got dealt “for a stapler and a coffee machine.” Actually, the nine-year veteran was packaged with a seventh-round draft pick in exchange for a sixth-round...

  • New Rams cite opportunity to play in new offense for heading west

    Receiver Robert Woods saw opportunity on the field — and also a chance to come home. Offensive tackle Andrew Whitworth wanted to move west, and provide stability and leadership for a young team. The new Rams players, of course, mainly were drawn by the huge paydays they will earn after they signed...

  • Rams' moves create more cap space as free agency continues

    The Rams went into the start of free agency with about $22 million in salary cap space. They agreed to terms with free agent receiver Robert Woods and free agent offensive tackle Andrew Whitworth, and then traded defensive end William Hayes and released defensive end Eugene Sims, tight end Lance...

  • Rams try to plug some offensive holes while also making a trade and clearing cap space

    The Rams did not go excessively deep — on the field or into their pocketbook — in their attempt to upgrade what has been the NFL’s worst offense. They did, however, add two solid players Thursday that should be key pieces for new Coach Sean McVay and his staff. The Rams addressed major needs at...

  • Rams put original-round tender on defensive lineman Dominique Easley

    As NFL teams and players prepare for Thursday, the first day that free agents can sign contracts, the Rams on Tuesday put an original-round tender on defensive lineman Dominique Easley, a restricted free agent. The New England Patriots selected Easley in the first round of the 2014 draft but released...

  • Rams defensive lineman Ethan Westbrooks is arrested on suspicion of domestic violence

    Rams defensive lineman Ethan Westbrooks was arrested Sunday in Sacramento on suspicion of felony domestic violence, police said. Westbrooks, 26, was released Monday, according to the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Dept. website. “We are aware of the serious allegations involving Ethan Westbrooks,”...

  • Cornerback Trumaine Johnson signs franchise-tag tender agreement with Rams, will be paid nearly $17 million

    Rams cornerback Trumaine Johnson on Monday signed a one-year franchise-tag tender worth nearly $17 million. Johnson, 27, last week was tagged by the Rams for the second consecutive season. In 2016, he earned nearly $14 million. After intercepting seven passes in 2015, Johnson missed two-plus games...

  • Rams' free-agency foray likely to target receivers and offensive linemen

    The Rams mollified the fan base last week by unveiling a retro-style home uniform. There won’t be many cheers at the Coliseum next season if they don’t upgrade the players who will be wearing them. Especially receivers and offensive linemen. Those are expected to be the Rams’ main areas of focus...

  • Rams unveil redesigned home uniform and helmet for 2017

    The Rams’ roster will undergo change in the next few months via free agency and the NFL draft. A redesign of parts of their home uniform is already complete. After two days of voting by fans, the Rams announced Thursday that the 2017 ensemble would feature a navy blue helmet with white horns and...

  • Rams figure to be active in free agency

    Rams General Manager Les Snead was at the podium first. About an hour later, new Coach Sean McVay took his turn. Their news conferences, and Thursday’s smaller media confabs, were among many tasks to be completed this week at the NFL scouting combine, most importantly interviewing and evaluating...

  • Rams will don blue and white helmet design of 'Fearsome Foursome' era

    In an effort to leave last season — and the color palette of their St. Louis era behind — the Rams on Wednesday revealed another uniform change. The team announced it will don blue helmets with white horns, a design that harks back to the “Fearsome Foursome” era of the 1960s. The Rams wore the...

  • Rams fans can weigh in on redesign of the stripe on the team's pants

    Jared Goff’s passes, Todd Gurley’s lack of running room and new Coach Sean McVay’s prospects are among topics Rams fans discuss at the water cooler and on social media. But, arguably, no topic spurs more conversation than uniforms. The Rams will not undergo a major rebrand until the 2019 season,...

  • Jets hire La'Roi Glover as assistant defensive line coach

    La’Roi Glover, the Rams’ director of player engagement for seven seasons, has been hired by the New York Jets as an assistant defensive line coach, the Jets announced Tuesday. Glover, 42, played defensive tackle for 13 NFL seasons and made the Pro Bowl every year from 2000 to 2005. He recorded...

  • Rams place franchise tag on Trumaine Johnson for second straight year

    Another losing season had just ended with a disappointing loss to the Arizona Cardinals. Rams cornerback Trumaine Johnson, who played under a franchise tag in 2016, stood in the Coliseum locker room and pondered whether it might his last game with the organization that drafted him in 2012. “I don't...

  • Rams have plenty to evaluate at the combine even without a first-round draft pick

    Last year it served as the site for the genesis of one of the most historic trades in NFL draft history. In Indianapolis, between watching more than 300 prospects show off their skills at the scouting combine, Rams General Manager Les Snead began laying the groundwork for a blockbuster deal that...

  • Rams receive third- and fourth-round compensatory draft picks

    The Rams do not have a first-round pick in the upcoming draft, but they picked up two lower-round slots Friday when the NFL awarded them third- and fourth-round compensatory picks for the loss of free agents Janoris Jenkins, Rodney McLeod and Nick Fairley. For the Rams, that scenario probably could...

  • Ballmer and Kroenke representatives have discussed bringing Clippers to Inglewood

    Representatives of Steve Ballmer and Stan Kroenke, two of the richest owners in professional sports, have had multiple discussions about the Clippers joining the Rams and Chargers in the sports and entertainment district Kroenke is building in Inglewood. Five people with knowledge of the conversations...

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