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Todd Gurley says Rams are happy about the Seahawks’ dismantling

Not long ago, it was a fairly big deal when the Rams would beat the Seahawks. Rams running back Todd Gurley apparently thinks the pendulum has swung, in light of the rise of the Rams and the apparent decline of the Seahawks. “Hey, you know we’re happy about it,” Gurley recently said, via USA Today, [more]

Can Rams, Aaron Donald bridge the gap?

The Rams have paid plenty of money this year to two guys who never have worn the team’s uniform in a preseason or regular-season game. So when will they pay the player who has become in four seasons one of the most dominant forces in the entire league? Defensive tackle Aaron Donald reportedly has told [more]

Reports: Robert Kraft close to buying Spanish soccer team

Given the rate at which NFL owners are making money, it’s little surprise they’re looking to expand their portfolios. Via soccerex.com, citing reports in the Spanish media, Patriots owner Robert Kraft is close to agreeing to a deal to buy Sevilla. The Spanish reports say that Kraft is leading a group which is buying a [more]

Todd Gurley: “Sad situation” that Le’Veon Bell didn’t sign long-term deal

Rams running back Todd Gurley has shared his opinion that it might take a work stoppage for NFL players to get fully guaranteed contracts at some point in the future and players at his position have had a hard time in recent years matching peers at other spots when it comes to getting portions of [more]

Several NFL players among the world’s highest-paid celebrities

Forbes is out with its annual list of the highest-paid celebrities in the world, and several NFL players made the cut. The highest-ranked NFL player is Matt Ryan, who checks in at No. 29 with an estimated $67.3 million, according to Forbes. That comes from the contract Ryan signed this year as well as endorsement [more]

Johnny Hekker, Cliff Avril bury hatchet over blindside hit

In a December game in Seattle against the Seahawks late in the 2015 season, then St. Louis Rams punter Johnny Hekker decided it would be a good idea to hit Seattle defensive end Cliff Avril from the backside after punting the ball downfield. Hekker came to immediately regret his decision as he cowered to the [more]

Report: Aaron Donald expects deal before camp starts

After the Rams announced the five-year contract extension for Brandin Cooks on Tuesday, the obvious question became: What about Aaron Donald? The Rams are running out of time with training camp slated to start July 26, but the defensive tackle reportedly feels good about where the sides stand in talks. Jason La Canfora of CBS [more]

Report: Brandin Cooks deal totals $80 million over five years

The Rams announced that wide receiver Brandin Cooks signed a five-year contract extension on Tuesday, but, as per usual in the NFL, made no mention of the financial terms of the deal. The first report about the compensation came a short time later. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the five-year extension has a total [more]

Brandin Cooks signs five-year extension with Rams

Brandin Cooks has spent time with three teams over the last two years, but he won’t be moving on to a fourth anytime soon. The Rams announced Tuesday that they and Cooks have agreed to a five-year contract extension. The Rams acquired Cooks and a fourth-round pick in exchange for first- and sixth-round picks in [more]

Lamarcus Joyner set to play out year on franchise tag

Word on Sunday was that a long-term contract for Rams safety Lamarcus Joyner was unlikely to materialize ahead of Monday’s deadline and that word turned out to be right on the money. The 4 p.m. ET deadline came and went on Monday afternoon without any agreement between Joyner and the Rams, which means that the [more]

Avoiding another deadline snafu on franchise tag deadline day

Whether it’s the restructuring of the Elvis Dumervil contract in Denver or the failed Browns-Bengals trade for AJ McCarron, the deadline-driven NFL requires certain i’s to be dotted and t’s to be crossed before deals are done. As to the franchise-tagged players who will (or won’t) have long-term deals before Monday’s 4:00 p.m. ET deadline, [more]

No long-term deal expected for Lamarcus Joyner before deadline

The Rams and safety Lamarcus Joyner will continue their talks Monday, but they are not expected to reach a long-term deal before the 4 p.m. ET deadline, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Joyner will make $11.287 million this year, and he’ll become a free agent in March if he doesn’t work out a new contract [more]

Report: FOX in talks to hire Jeff Fisher as a commentator

After a long career as a coach, Jeff Fisher may soon begin a new career as a broadcaster. Michael McCarthy of Sporting News reports that FOX is talking to Fisher about having him work as an analyst either in the booth or in the pregame studio this season. FOX is in its first year as [more]

Connor Barwin: I have offers, won’t go anywhere “I don’t think can win a Super Bowl”

Training camp is starting soon and linebacker Connor Barwin remains a free agent. During an appearance on Sirius XM NFL Radio on Tuesday, Barwin suggested that there are offers on the table that could change that status before camps open around the league. Barwin added that he’s looking for something specific from a team looking [more]

Rams QB Jared Goff says he struggled to find an edge as a rookie

Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff made enormous strides during his second year in the NFL. He made it to the Pro Bowl as an alternate after passing for 3,804 yards with 28 touchdowns with just seven interceptions as the Rams made the postseason for the first time since 2004. While there are many things [more]

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