Add Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff to the long list of players who aren't exactly fond of preseason games. As a matter of fact, Goff prefers joint practices: The Novato, Ca. native is also up for a contract extension at some point in the near future.
Aaron Donald's rise in the NFL has been a steady one, going from Defensive Rookie of the Year in 2014 to arguably the best player in football the last two seasons. His popularity has grown exponentially, too, earning the respect of his peers and fans. He's a big enough star now to the point where he's making cameos in network TV shows. While in Hawaii for the Rams' preseason game against Dallas, Donald was seen filming a scene for CBS' “Magnum P.I.” Andrew Siciliano of NFL Network was on-scene and snapped a photo of Donald in a No. 99 T-shirt. After practice, Sean McVay was asked how Donald would be as an actor. Not surprisingly, the coach expects him to do well. “I think he's probably pretty
This year marks the 25th season for the Jacksonville Jaguars. To celebrate, we're counting down 100 days from our regular season kickoff with the top 100 moments in franchise history. Yesterday it was THE DUVAL BOYZ. Today? It's A.J. Bouye's birthday — so why not remember the craziest ending to the craziest game I've ever seen. There was no more appropriate way for that game to end. The Los Angeles Chargers ended up taking the lead early in the fourth quarter with a 50-yard field goal from Nick Novak, giving the Chargers the 17-14 lead. In an attempt to come back late in the game, Blake Bortles threw his first interception of the day, on a tipped pass by Tre Boston, which was picked off by Casey
Odell Beckham might be a first-round pick in some formats, but Scott Pianowski isn't going there. Time to price all the draft-worthy wideouts.
The description included one word, repeated quickly three times. “Tough, tough, tough,” Mike Thomas said. The Rams receiver was reflecting on what it was like to sit out nearly the entire 2018 season because of a groin injury that required three surgeries. Thomas, who turns 25 on Friday, appears fully recovered, and the special teams standout also could have a role in the Rams high-powered passing attack this season. Robert Woods, Brandin Cooks and Cooper Kupp are the starting receivers, and Josh Reynolds last season produced as a rotational player and starter. The speedy Thomas, a fourth-year pro with only eight career receptions, might add depth and perhaps another dimension as the Rams attempt
Matt Harmon unveils his 2019 fantasy football running backs tiers and shares why Alvin Kamara and not Saquon Barkley should be the first overall pick in drafts.
The Los Angeles Rams will move into their new Inglewood stadium in 2020, but this season, they'll also be playing in a new stadium – sort of. After two years of renovations, the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum is looking like a more modern venue. The remodeling was officially completed on Thursday and it looks great. The new press box and suites give it an updated look, while all the seats are also up to date. There's no getting around the temporary bleachers behind the end zone, but that's because of the size of the stadium. Here's a good view of the new-look Coliseum from Thursday. The updates made to the Coliseum include Wi-Fi throughout the venue, improved concession stands and more aisles.
Eastern Washington's group of big, strong and experienced receivers and a first-year receivers coach from the Missouri Valley Conference, a collection of tradition-rich FCS programs that prides itself on physicality. McCann wants sizable, sure-handed targets who are happy to block downfield in third-year coach Aaron Best's run-driven schemes, but also the electric, over-the-top-of-a-secondary types EWU fans have enjoyed on an almost annual basis. “There's a bunch of guys with a bunch of different skill sets,” said McCann, 33, who grew up in Olympia and played collegiately at Western Washington. In eight of the past nine seasons, EWU has produced one – sometimes multiple – 1,000-yard receivers, including Nsimba Webster, who racked up 1,379 yards and 11 touchdowns last season before signing an undrafted free-agent contract with the Los Angeles Rams, where he's now alongside FCS record-breaking receiver and former EWU star Cooper Kupp.
Welcome to SB Nation FanPulse — a survey of fans across the NFL. Throughout the offseason, we send 32 polls to plugged in fans from each team. Los Angeles Rams fans, sign up HERE to join FanPulse. Football is back, which means so is FanPulse. We've asked the fans across NFL world to weigh in on their teams and their confidence levels heading into the season. For Rams fans, not surprisingly, we're all quite confident about our team heading into the 2019 regular season: But cmon. Why shouldn't we be? Our last game (aside from last weekend's preseason action) was Super Bowl LIII. Honestly, I'm shocked it we didn't hit 100%! When asked whether they were confident about their team this week, fans
A time-out for the NFL in 'NOLA no-call' lawsuit Louisiana's Supreme Court has ruled that the NFL can hold off, for now, on providing documents and answering questions in a New Orleans Saints fan's lawsuit over referees' failure to call crucial penalties in a January playoff game won by the Los Angeles Rams. Attorney Anthony LeMon says the state's highest court issued the stay order Wednesday while it considers the league's appeal of a lower court judge's ruling allowing his suit against the league to continue. That judge had said Commissioner Roger Goodell and game officials must answer questions under oath in New Orleans in September. However, LeMon says the stay will likely mean the depositions
The Los Angeles Rams entered this offseason knowing Ndamukong Suh likely wasn't going to return. They prepared for his eventual departure by drafting Sebastian Joseph-Day in 2018 and Greg Gaines this year, while also keeping Tanzel Smart around. Those three are competing to replace Suh at nose tackle with no true clarity who will be in the starting lineup against the Panthers come Sept. 8. Joseph-Day appears to be the front-runner, but if Gaines steps up consistently like he did against the Raiders last week, he could overtake the second-year player out of Rutgers. It remains to be seen when the Rams will name a true starter at that spot, but it sounds like things are winding down in that competition.
THOUSAND OAKS – As Eric Weddle enters his 13th year in the NFL, the safety's career has led him back to Southern California, for what is likely his final stop. Weddle signed a two-year $10.5 million contract with the Los Angeles Rams in March after three seasons with the Baltimore Ravens and nine with the then-San Diego Chargers. As a six-time Pro Bowler and two-time All-Pro player, Weddle has one goal left in his sights before ending his career. “A Super Bowl,” Weddle said. “That's it. That is why I'm still out here loving what I do, competing and pushing for a chance at the Super Bowl.” While his focus is set on winning Super Bowl LIV and holding the Lombardi Trophy in February, he wants to
John Kelly and Justin Davis sense opportunity, even though the Rams made heavy investments in other running backs. Before last season, the Rams gave star Todd Gurley a massive extension. During the offseason, they matched an offer sheet to retain veteran Malcolm Brown. Then they spent a third-round draft pick on Darrell Henderson. Kelly, a sixth-round pick in 2018, and Davis, who played at USC and signed with the Rams as an undrafted free agent in 2017, are fighting for a roster spot. Davis did not sound anxious after the Rams finished a walkthrough Friday at the University of Hawaii in preparation for Saturday's preseason game against the Dallas Cowboys at Aloha Stadium. “When you look at numbers,
Vic Fangio is already leaving his mark in Denver, new pieces of Chiefs’ defense mixing in well, Chargers’ young defenders are capable of plugging holes and the Raiders’ first-rounders have come as advertised.