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  • 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

    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 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 sign free-agent outside linebacker Carlos Thompson

    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

    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

    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

    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

    '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 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

    '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

    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.

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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.

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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...

  • Eric Yarber expected to join Rams' staff as receivers coach

    Eric Yarber, UCLA’s receivers coach since 2012, is expected to join the Rams’ staff. Yarber, 53, attended Los Angeles Crenshaw High and played on special teams as well as at receiver for the Washington Redskins’ team that won Super Bowl XXII in 1988. He has coached in the NFL with the Tampa Bay...

  • It just feels right to pick the Atlanta Falcons to win Super Bowl LI

    There is only one certified lock in this Super Bowl prediction column. It’s going to be wrong. In my three decades on the job, I have predicted 17 Super Bowls, and been correct three times. Three. Seriously. That’s a .176 batting average, worse than even that of Carl Crawford last season, although...

  • Not forgotten: For every Super Bowl star, there's an equally talented player who didn't make it

    It is the sort of question often asked of Super Bowl contestants who grew up in football-rich California, a question usually eliciting answers filled with legends and lore. Who’s the greatest high school player you’ve ever seen? Alex Mack, the Atlanta Falcons’ star center and the first Santa Barbara...

  • Tom Brady on verge of adding to his 'greatest quarterback' résumé

    No matter what your opinion of Tom Brady, the New England quarterback is the biggest story of Super Bowl LI. Brady has four rings — as do San Francisco’s Joe Montana and Pittsburgh’s Terry Bradshaw — and could be four quarters away from standing alone in the pantheon of greatest quarterbacks in...

  • Super Bowl notes: Lady Gaga says halftime performance will be about inclusion

    Thirteen years after a Houston Super Bowl that featured Janet Jackson’s infamous “wardrobe malfunction,” Lady Gaga is hinting at an equally polarizing halftime show during Sunday’s Super Bowl LI game between the New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons at NRG Stadium. In a news conference Thursday,...

  • Tom Brady, Ben Roethlisberger, Aaron Rodgers, Matt Ryan form a high-quality quarterback quartet in NFL playoffs

    Were there a Mount Rushmore for NFL quarterbacks this season, the four playing this weekend would be reasonable picks for those hallowed spots. Green Bay’s Aaron Rodgers, Atlanta’s Matt Ryan, Pittsburgh’s Ben Roethlisberger and New England’s Tom Brady are all elite passers who have been around...

  • Frank Bush, Clyde Simmons among former Rams assistants joining other staffs

    More former Rams coaches are on the move. The Miami Dolphins announced Thursday that former Rams linebacker coach Frank Bush had joined Coach Adam Gase’s staff and the Cleveland Browns announced that former Rams defensive line assistant Clyde Simmons had joined Coach Hue Jackson’s staff, which...

  • Wade Phillips officially announced as Rams' new defensive coordinator

    Wade Phillips, the architect of one of the most dominating defenses in NFL history, on Thursday was officially announced as the Rams’ defensive coordinator. Phillips, 69, has been an NFL head coach, defensive coordinator or assistant for 39 seasons. New Rams Coach Sean McVay and the Rams had agreed...

  • Rams long snapper Jake McQuaide selected to Pro Bowl

    Rams long snapper Jake McQuaide established a first for the franchise Wednesday when he was named to the Pro Bowl. McQuaide, a sixth-year pro who played at Ohio State, is the first Rams long snapper to be selected for the annual all-star game, which will be played Jan. 29 in Orlando, Fla. McQuaide...

  • Rams will add Greg Olson to staff as quarterbacks coach

    In another move geared toward developing quarterback Jared Goff, the Rams are expected to add former Jacksonville Jaguars offensive coordinator Greg Olson to the staff as quarterbacks coach, a person with knowledge of the situation said Wednesday. New Rams Coach Sean McVay, who was hired last week,...

  • Chargers try to move on from their San Diego past with Los Angeles rally

    By the time Chargers owner Dean Spanos stepped to the microphone, the 150 or so fans at the Forum were on their feet. They waved team flags. A few wore T-shirts with the Dodgers-like interlocking L.A. logo the Chargers used, then quickly abandoned last week, after announcing their move from San...

  • Buffalo Bills hire former Rams offensive coordinator Rob Boras as tight ends coach

    With new Coach Sean McVay in the process of hiring a staff, another former Rams assistant has found NFL employment elsewhere. The Buffalo Bills announced Tuesday that Rob Boras would join the Bills as tight ends coach. Boras, the Rams’ offensive coordinator last season, is the second former Rams...

  • Rams agree to terms with Joe Barry to be linebackers coach

    New Rams Coach Sean McVay is working quickly to put together his staff. Veteran defensive coordinator Wade Phillips already is in place, and people with knowledge of the situation said Saturday that Joe Barry has agreed to terms to become linebackers coach and assistant head coach. Barry, 46, was...

  • Can L.A. support two NFL teams? It's a challenge

    When Dan Reeves moved the Rams from Cleveland to Los Angeles in 1946, the owner made a prediction about his new home. “It's going to be the greatest professional football town in the country,” Reeves said. Seventy-one years later, the boast about the nation’s second-largest market remains an open...

  • Winners and losers in the Chargers' move to L.A.

    The Los Angeles Chargers don’t kick off the 2017 season in their new home for eight-plus months, but there are already some winners and losers emerging from the team’s relocation north. A look at the scorecard: Winner: The Spanos family — This move makes them even richer. The Chargers were valued...

  • Chargers' move shows California is sick of spending public money on the NFL

    The Chargers’ dramatic split from the city of San Diego may be a sign that California is officially done spending public money on sports franchises. California voters have grown more skeptical of pouring billions of dollars into football stadiums, which have been shown to generate less of an economic...

  • Sean McVay brings passion of youth to new job with Rams

    Several Rams officials were interviewing a coaching candidate at Spago this week when owner and celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck visited their table with a plea. He wanted them to make the right hire. He wanted them to find the perfect guy. He addressed his concerns to owner Stan Kroenke, executive...

  • New Rams Coach Sean McVay says he's been ready 'my whole life'

    His mother was not surprised by the phone call. Sean McVay was on the line from Southern California, where he had gone through a series of final interviews before the Rams made him the youngest head coach in modern NFL history. “I have the job,” McVay told his parents, who were at home in Atlanta....

  • Rams report: Les Snead isn't going anywhere as the GM prepares to work with Coach Sean McVay

    Rams General Manager Les Snead took his seat on stage with Kevin Demoff, vice president of football operations, as Sean McVay was introduced as the team’s new coach Friday. Snead’s future with the organization has been uncertain since former coach Jeff Fisher was fired with three games remaining...

  • Todd Gurley welcomes new Rams Coach Sean McVay with open arms

    Rams running back Todd Gurley had not heard the news. Then he got a text from quarterback Jared Goff. “You’re going to like him,” Goff wrote. “What are you talking about?’’ Gurley responded. “We just got a new coach,” Goff wrote. Gurley said Friday that after learning that Sean McVay had been hired...

  • FAA approves Inglewood stadium that Rams, Chargers will share

    The $2.6 billion stadium the Rams and Chargers will share in Inglewood took another step forward Friday when the Federal Aviation Administration approved the project after a lengthy review. The agency had been concerned the structure —  the centerpiece of Rams owner Stan Kroenke’s 298-acre sports...

  • Rams' Sean McVay: Portrait of an up-and-coming coach

    New Rams Coach Sean McVay played college football at Miami (Ohio), which is so prolific at developing coaches — Bo Schembechler, Ara Parseghian and John Harbaugh among others —  it is known as the ‘’Cradle of Coaches.” McVay, 30, might be mistaken for a coach coming straight out of the bassinet....

  • Chill out, there is little downside to the Chargers coming to Los Angeles

    The backlash against the Chargers’ move was immediate, as a proud city that regards itself as a home of champions recoiled at the idea it had become America’s dumpster. Los Angeles had already taken in the Rams. Who was next? The Arizona Diamondbacks? The Minnesota Timberwolves? The El Salvador...

  • Rams already winning the perception fight with their new roommate

    The Rams were so excited by the arrival of their new non-threatening roommate Thursday, they celebrated by hauling in a shiny new piece of furniture. Just as the Chargers officially announced their move to Los Angeles, they were casually directed to the back bedroom, the smaller one in the shadows,...

  • Chargers shouldn't look for a welcome wagon in L.A.

    Every relationship is built on honesty, so the San Diego Chargers should hear this as their moving vans are chugging up the 5 Freeway on their noble mission of greed. We. Don’t. Want. You.  The news broke Wednesday that Chargers owner Dean Spanos has informed NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell he is...

  • Rams have a new leading man in Coach Sean McVay

    The Rams featured one of the youngest teams in the NFL last season. Now they have the youngest head coach in league history. On Thursday, the Rams hired 30-year-old Sean McVay, the Washington Redskins’ offensive coordinator for the past three seasons.  The Rams will formally introduce McVay in...

  • Rams safety T.J. McDonald pleads guilty to one misdemeanor count

    Rams safety T.J. McDonald, who was arrested last May after a traffic accident in Woodland Hills, pleaded guilty to one misdemeanor count of reckless driving involving drugs or alcohol, a spokesman for the Los Angeles City Attorney’s office said Wednesday. McDonald, a free agent when the NFL league...

  • Rams talk with Sean McVay again — will they name a coach Thursday?

    The Rams moved closer Wednesday to hiring a new head coach, interviewing Washington offensive coordinator Sean McVay for the second time. He is the prime focus of their coaching search, and it is possible they could hire McVay as soon as Thursday. A second interview served as the immediate precursor...

  • Texans' Mike Vrabel, another defense-minded coach, set to meet with Rams

    He has no experience as a head coach or coordinator, but Mike Vrabel is among assistants the Rams will interview this week in their search for a head coach. Vrabel, 41, has been the Houston Texans’ linebackers coach for three seasons. An All-American at Ohio State, he played linebacker for 14 seasons...

  • Big questions remain for the future of the Chargers and Raiders as NFL meetings take place in New York

    A day before the first anniversary of NFL owners approving the Rams return to Los Angeles, members of the league’s finance and stadium committees will meet Wednesday to discuss the future of the San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders.  There are no obvious solutions to the complex challenges, with...

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