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Week Three injury report roundup

Week Three of the 2018 NFL season kicked off on Thursday with a long-awaited win by the Browns and it continues with 14 more games on Sunday, which means that the 28 teams in those games submitted their final injury reports of the week on Friday. Questionable players are uncertain to play, doubtful players are [more]

Cowboys remain the most valuable NFL franchise

If they gave out Lombardi Trophies for franchise value, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones would need a bigger trophy case. For the 12th straight year, the folks at Forbes have named the Cowboys the most valuable franchise in the NFL. For 2018, the Cowboys have increased in value by four percent, to a whopping $5 billion. [more]

Jared Goff on “system QB” label: If we win, call me whatever you want

During the 2017 season, there was some attention paid to Rams head coach Sean McVay making the most of the opportunity to be in quarterback Jared Goff‘s ear until the communication system shuts down with 15 seconds left on the play clock. It’s an approach that seems to make good sense, especially given the amount [more]

Rams promote KhaDarel Hodge, activate Jamon Brown

The Rams promoted receiver KhaDarel Hodge from the practice squad and activated right guard Jamon Brown from the suspended list. Hodge joined the Rams as an undrafted free agent out of Prairie View A&M. He appeared in all four preseason games, catching eight passes for 100 yards and a touchdown. The Rams were down to [more]

When players went on strike for better benefits, Eric Dickerson undermined them

Eric Dickerson is now speaking out for the idea that Hall of Fame players should be paid $300,000 a year in retirement. But when Dickerson was an active player, supporting the retired players was not his concern. In 1987, the NFL players went on strike, and among the key pieces of their agenda were improving [more]

Eric Dickerson: NFL should pay each Hall of Famer $300,000 a year

When Eric Dickerson released a statement calling for an annual salary for Hall of Famers, he didn’t say what that salary should be. But now he has given a dollar amount of $300,000 annually. “If it was up to me, I think every Hall of Famer would get about $300,000 a year. That would, I [more]

Rams place wide receiver Mike Thomas on injured reserve

To create a roster spot for the addition of kicker Sam Ficken on Tuesday, the Los Angeles Rams placed wide receiver Mike Thomas on injured reserve. Thomas injured his groin in the Rams’ season opening victory over the Oakland Raiders. He played just 12 special teams snaps against the Raiders before being injured. Thomas has [more]

Rams releasing quarterback Brandon Allen

Things are going smoothly enough for the Rams right now that they’re willing to go with two quarterbacks. According to Tom Pelissero of the NFL Network, the Rams are waiving reserve quarterback Brandon Allen. They still have Sean Mannion behind starter Jared Goff, and they might like to bring Allen back to their practice squad. [more]

Kurt Warner says his name was “mistakenly” put on Hall of Famers’ letter

Hall of Fame quarterback Kurt Warner says he never agreed to have his name on a letter threatening to boycott future Hall of Fame ceremonies unless all Hall of Famers are given a salary and benefits. Warner released a statement saying that he does support benefits for retired players, but he wants those benefits to [more]

Rams would welcome Kevin Durant if he wants to chase a title in L.A.

NBA superstar Kevin Durant is already looking for any even-more-super team to join, and their coach is ready for him. Durant recently took to social media to express his admiration for defensive tackle Aaron Donald and the team the Rams have put around him, and said he was ready to sign up. “I bet he’d [more]

Sean McVay confirms Aaron Neary was at the Rams game on Sunday

Police in Simi Valley, California arrested Rams practice-squad center Aaron Neary at 6:30 p.m. local time on Sunday, some 40 miles from the L.A. Coliseum. On Monday, Rams coach Sean McVay confirmed that Neary was with the team for Sunday’s win over the Cardinals. “[H]e was at the game on sideline like our practice squad [more]

Rams bringing back kicker Sam Ficken

At the moment, the Rams aren’t sure how long kicker Greg Zuerlein will be on the sidelines. But they know they need a kicker for the short term, so they brought one back they know well. According to Mike Garafolo of the NFL Network, the Rams are signing kicker Sam Ficken, after Zuerlein wasn’t able [more]

Rams practice-squad center busted for DUI not long after Rams game ended

On the surface, the news that a practice-squad center was arrested for DUI won’t do much to undermine the stellar 2-0 start for the L.A. Rams. The circumstances of the arrest could. Via, Simi Valley police arrested Aaron Neary on Sunday night for DUI and hit and run. Neary allegedly crashed his vehicle into [more]

Aaron Donald on Sunday’s shutout: The scary thing is we can get better

The Rams defense was a strong unit in 2017 and there’s an NFC West title to show for it, but one of the goals of this offseason was to get even stronger. That’s why the team acquired Ndamukong Suh, Aqib Talib and Marcus Peters and those moves have looked like winners through the first two [more]

Is it Josh Rosen time already in Arizona?

Just when the Cardinals thought things couldn’t get worse, they got worse. A week after gaining 213 yards of offense in a 24-6 loss to Washington, the Cardinals gained 137 yards in a 34-0 loss to the Rams. Sam Bradford struggled in both games, completing 17 of 27 passes for 90 yards and an interception [more]

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