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Jalen Ramsey will wear No. 5 jersey

Rams cornerback Jalen Ramsey has his new jersey number. Ramsey will wear No. 5 this season, the Rams announced today. Ramsey had been wearing the No. 5 jersey during recent offseason practices. Although Ramsey initially wanted to switch from No. 20 to No. 2, Rams wide receiver Robert Woods said he also wanted No. 2, [more]

Two-year rewind: Sean McVay says it’s “insane” to think Jared Goff is going anywhere

Two days ago, Rams coach Sean McVay made it clear that he’s thrilled with his upgrade from Jared Goff to Matthew Stafford before chastising the media for accurately repeating and commenting on the content, tone, and tenor of McVay’s remarks. Two years ago, McVay went with something that seems, in hindsight, even more outlandish. June [more]

Which team in the NFC will be the biggest threat to the Buccaneers?

The trade that sent receiver Julio Jones from Atlanta to Tennessee makes the Titans better. It also makes the top of the AFC more competitive. In turn, the Buccaneers won’t have to deal with Jones twice this year as a member of the Falcons. It underscores the reality that the AFC — with the Chiefs, [more]

Sean McVay admits he’s in a better mood this offseason

Rams coach Sean McVay said it . . . and then walked it back. During a Super Bowl host committee news conference Thursday, McVay answered a question about what he thought of Matthew Stafford by explaining his mood. “I think I’ve been very happy,” McVay said, smiling, via Lindsey Thiry of ESPN. “Everybody says, ‘Man, [more]

Todd Gurley leaves Baltimore without a deal

Free agent Todd Gurley had a “good meeting” with the Ravens, but the running back left without a deal, Josina Anderson reports. Gurley also visited Detroit recently, but coach Dan Campbell said it has to work on the team’s terms. A source told Anderson that he assumes Gurley “is looking for the best offer.” The [more]

Matthew Stafford excited to play with Rams receivers

As Matthew Stafford readies for his first season with the Rams, he’s becoming more and more comfortable with his receivers. Robert Woods and Cooper Kupp lead the group, with DeSean Jackson, Van Jefferson, and Tutu Atwell rounding out Los Angeles’ top five. While there’s only one ball, Stafford laughed at the notion that the receivers [more]

DeSean Jackson “dialed in” with Matthew Stafford

Rams cornerback Jalen Ramsey wondered why the Rams didn’t make a stronger push to land Julio Jones in a trade with the Falcons, but the team’s current wide receivers seem pretty sure the team’s got enough on that front. Robert Woods said last month that the team is loaded at the position and Cooper Kupp [more]

Jared Goff: Dan Campbell and Anthony Lynn have really empowered me

Head coach Dan Campbell’s reviews of starting quarterback Jared Goff have been quite positive — as they should be during the offseason program. That praise is going both ways. During his Tuesday press conference, Goff spoke positively of the environment Campbell and General Manager Brad Holmes have created. Plus, he likes that Campbell and offensive [more]

T.J. Hockenson on Jared Goff: That guy just has a different mentality

While a different Lions regime selected T.J. Hockenson with the eighth pick of the 2019 draft, the tight end still figures to be a cornerstone of Detroit’s offense in 2021. But someone new is throwing him passes this year in Jared Goff. During an appearance on NFL Network’s Good Morning Football on Tuesday, Hockenson spoke [more]

Sean McVay touts Cam Akers’ versatility as the RB enters second season

Cam Akers emerged as the Rams’ lead back late in the 2020 season, helping power the Rams to their playoff victory over the Seahawks with 131 rushing yards a touchdown in January. Los Angeles acquired Matthew Stafford to help elevate the club’s passing game. But Akers should remain a strong threat within the offense, especially [more]

Jalen Ramsey doesn’t understand why Rams didn’t pursue Julio Jones

The Rams were in on Julio Jones for a short period of time. Then, they were out. With Jones now a Titan, L.A. cornerback Jalen Ramsey is confused. “[T]his is all it took for a generational guy & we were ‘out’ of the Julio sweepstakes!?” Ramsey tweeted on Sunday. “Wow we woulda been unstoppable for [more]

Johnny Hekker embracing competition in bid to keep his job

Johnny Hekker has rarely — if ever — had to worry about job security. One of the best punters in the NFL the past nine seasons, Hekker has earned four Pro Bowls and is a four-time All-Pro. He made the all-decade team for the 2010s. The Rams rewarded Hekker as one of top punters in [more]

Rams sign fourth-rounder Jacob Harris

The Rams have another draft pick under contract. The team announced the signing of fourth-round pick Jacob Harris on Friday. The tight end is the eighth of their picks to sign and only third-round linebacker Ernest Jones is waiting on a contract. Harris had 49 catches for 987 yards and nine touchdowns while at UCF. [more]

Bettor who threatened Patriots players in Super Bowl LIII gets home confinement, probation

A sports bettor who pleaded guilty to making threats against players has avoided prison time. But he’ll be confined to his home for half of a year. Via David Purdum of, Benjamin Patz a/k/a Parlay Patz received on Thursday a sentence of six months of home detention and 36 months of probation. He pleaded [more]

Rams sign fourth-rounder Bobby Brown

As a newly drafted player, defensive tackle Bobby Brown had the prerogative to sign a contract with the Rams this offseason. Brown exercised it on Thursday. The NFL’s daily transaction report brings word that Brown has signed his four-year deal with the team. The Rams picked Brown in the fourth round last month and he [more]

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