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FOX adds Eric Dickerson

At a time when ESPN is shedding employees, FOX is rounding them up. Specifically, they’re hiring a small army of former NFL players. The latest arrival, via multiple reports, is Hall of Fame running back Eric Dickerson. He will serve as an NFL analyst. Dickerson notoriously took on Rams coach Jeff Fisher last year, badgering [more]

Mark Davis picks a winner in the “Fight for L.A.”

The Chargers and the Rams are fighting for L.A. Raiders owner Mark Davis thinks that’s cute. “You know, it’s kind of funny,” Davis said, via Vincent Bonsignore of the L.A. Daily News. “They’re talking about the fight for Los Angeles. And Raiders fans have been telling me we already won that fight, And that the [more]

Chargers aren’t exactly winning the “Fight for L.A.” yet

The Chargers will spend the first three seasons of their return to Los Angeles playing in a 27,000-seat soccer stadium (it was originally characterized as 30,000; apparently, they rounded up). The Chargers may have a hard time filling it up with Chargers fans. Via Ryan Phillips of TheBigLead.com, both of the preseason games played at [more]

Sean McVay experiments with assistant calling plays

When you’ve been around the game as long as guys like Bruce Arians and Sean McVay, it’s good to delegate a little play-calling responsibility. Oh, wait, that’s only half right, since Arians was the head coach at Temple when McVay was born. Still, the Rams rookie head coach let offensive coordinator Matt LaFleur call plays [more]

Marshawn Lynch sits again for national anthem

The national anthem started Saturday night, and Marshawn Lynch was not standing. The Raiders running back, who made his preseason debut in his hometown, sat by the Gatorade coolers with no one near him. He stood up to adjust his jersey as the last note faded, according to Ann Killion of the San Francisco Chronicle. [more]

Rams signing LB Davis Tull

The Rams are signing linebacker Davis Tull, according to Mike Garafolo of NFL Network. Tull was a fifth-round pick of the Saints out of Tennessee-Chattanooga in 2015. He spent his first season on injured reserve. New Orleans released him before the start of the 2016 season, and he spent time on the practice squad of [more]

No way Aaron Donald skips the season

The report from ESPN’s Adam Schefter regarding the pessimism surrounding the Aaron Donald holdout includes a claim from an unnamed source that the Rams defensive tackle may sit out the entire season. Regardless, there’s no way that will happen. Apart from the fact that hardly any who huff and puff about skipping a full season [more]

Report: Pessimism about how long Aaron Donald will hold out

Rams General Manager Les Snead was a guest on PFT Live Thursday and didn’t say much about where things stand in contract talks with defensive tackle Aaron Donald, who has not reported to work with the team this summer as he pushes for a new contract ahead of his fourth NFL season. Snead’s previous update [more]

Rams, Steelers taking very different approaches with high-profile holdouts

At a time when the Steelers repeatedly are squeezing running back Le'Veon Bell to show up for training camp, the Rams are applying a much different approach to defensive tackle Aaron Donald. Appearing on Thursday’s PFT Live, Rams G.M. Les Snead declined to characterize Donald’s expectations for a new contract, praised his ability to disrupt [more]

Rams still like Tavon Austin’s potential, despite injuries

Tavon Austin hasn’t become the kind of player the Rams thought he would be when they traded up to take him with the eighth overall pick in the 2013 NFL draft. But the Rams still think he can be that player. Rams General Manager Les Snead said on PFT Live that Austin’s wrist and hamstring [more]

Rams enjoying Sammy Watkins’ speed and juice down the field

Wide receiver Sammy Watkins hasn’t been a member of the Rams long enough to have the entire offense down, but what he’s done in practice with the parts he has grasped has left him with plenty of admirers on his new team. One catch Watkins made over the middle on Wednesday left quarterback Jared Goff [more]

Rams started pursuit of Watkins when Bills didn’t exercise fifth-year option

The trade that brought receiver Sammy Watkins to the Rams was more than three months in the making. In an interview that will be included within Thursday’s PFT Live, Rams G.M. Les Snead explained how the team first became interested in Watkins. “I think he landed on the radar screen when the Bills’ organization didn’t [more]

Free agent corner Leodis McKelvin visiting the Rams

There was some interest from the Saints, who have other cornerback issues at the moment. So veteran cornerback Leodis McKelvin is moving on with a free agency tour. According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, McKelvin is heading to Los Angeles to work out for the Rams tomorrow. The soon-to-be 32-year-old was released by [more]

Anquan Boldin: Bills don’t have “diva mentality” in receivers room

After getting rid of Sammy Watkins, the Bills were left with a notable lack of what you’d refer to “name-brand,” or “young,” or perhaps even “good” receivers. But the leader of the odd lot of leftovers pointed out that comes with a positive as well. Via Vic Carucci of the Buffalo News, veteran wideout Anquan [more]

Sammy Watkins trying to “catch up,” to time change and offense

Sammy Watkins has processed through the shock of his trade from the Bills to the Rams. Now he needs to reset his watch. Watkins admitted he’s still struggling with a little jet lag, but went through his first practice with the Rams Monday as he tries to learn his new team’s scheme. “We’re three hours [more]

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