It has struck again in the form of a broken foot for Los Angeles Rams rookie EDGE Ogbonnia Okoronkwo during practices in Phase II of the offseason program. It's a tough blow for fans who were expecting Okoronkwo to make a big splash as a rookie. Following the trade of OLB Robert Quinn and having not brought in any veterans to the position like re-signing OLB Connor Barwin or an oft-rumored acquisition of EDGE Junior Galette, the Rams certainly had room for a potential starting opportunity for Okoronkwo. While OLB Samson Ebukam and OLB Matt Longacre have been penciled in as the likely starters, there was always going to be a chance for Okoronkwo to break out in training camp and the preseason, a chance that now can be completely tossed out.
Reigning NFL Defensive Player of the Year Aaron Donald will not attend the Los Angeles Rams' organized team activities, according to a published report on Monday. ESPN's Adam Schefter reported that the defensive tackle is seeking a new contract with the Rams and elected to skip the OTAs, which are voluntary. Donald, who has been looking for a new contract for the past two years, is set to make $6.89 million in the fifth-year option of his rookie contract. He was also absent for the start of the Rams' offseason program in April. The Rams are scheduled to hold their mandatory minicamp on June 12-14. Donald was the first Rams player to earn AP Defensive Player of the Year honors after he amassed
ESPN Pro Bowl defensive tackle Aaron Donald has informed the Los Angeles Rams that he will not be attending the team's organized team activities that start Monday, a team official told ESPN's Adam Schefter. Donald still is seeking his new contract with the Rams. Attendance for the OTAs is voluntary. The Rams are scheduled to hold their mandatory minicamp June 12-14. Donald also didn't attend the start of the Rams' offseason program in April. The reigning NFL Defensive Player of the Year was absent for most of last year's program and is still in search of a new deal, one that would make him one of the game's highest-paid players. He is headed into the final year of his rookie contract, with no
With John Sullivan being 32 years old and not the most durable player in the world, the Los Angeles Rams saw a clear need at center this offseason. They addressed it by drafting Brian Allen out of Michigan State in the fourth round, giving the offensive line some much-needed depth. Like fellow draftee Joseph Noteboom, Allen won't be asked to start right away. He'll likely only see the field if there's an injury to one of the interior linemen, but the Rams certainly hope that doesn't happen. When he does finally get the call, he'll use his past experience of being a wrestler to his advantage. After all, some of offensive line play is about one-on-one matchups with opposing defenders. “On a wrestling
The projected cost of the Los Angeles Rams' new stadium in Inglewood, California, which is scheduled to open in 2020, has reportedly exceeded $4 billion. On Monday, Daniel Kaplan of the Sports Business Journal reported the investment by Rams owner Stan Kroenke and wife Ann Walton Kroenke is more than double the next highest amount paid for an American athletic venue ($1.7 billion for MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey). Reasons for the increased costs include access roads, utilities and making sure the stadium could withstand an earthquake, per Kaplan. The final total could approach $5 billion when the new NFL Network building is factored into the equation. Los Angeles Stadium at
Kevin Hart and Scott Eastwood joined the Los Angeles Rams last year at training camp. Today, a video of the hijinx dropped on Hart's LOL Network on Youtube. Suffice to say...Kev's a fool.
The Los Angeles Rams' new stadium in Inglewood will blow away the record as the most expensive stadium in U.S. sports.
At last check, the cost of the new L.A. stadium and the entire surrounding business and residential area was expected to exceed $5 billion. The centerpiece of the project is now expected to have a price tag at more than 80 percent of the prior estimate for the whole place. According to Daniel Kaplan of [more]
Since the Rams moved back to Los Angeles, questions have raged about which uniforms they should wear: The blue and white of Merlin Olsen in the 1960s? The blue and yellow of Eric Dickerson in the 1980s? The blue and gold of the St. Louis years? Some combination? The Rams are working on a permanent [more]
Over the last 24 hours, Stephen Ross has been all over South Florida news. And for very questionable reasons. Reports surfaced over the last few days that Stephen Ross was unhappy with the selection of Minkah Fitzpatrick and, instead, wanted the Dolphins to trade down to acquire more draft capital. There was also a report, per Armando Salguero, that Stephen Ross also wanted to "save money" on the first round pick, which he adequately dismissed. This has led to a discussion as to what Ross actually said and, of course, his role as owner of the Miami Dolphins. For years, I have listened to people complaining about Ross and his direction for the team. Many people close to me have been upset with