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Hard Knocks set to premiere on August 11

The NFL’s plan continues to be to hold the 2020 season as scheduled and that means training camp is set to start late next month. Assuming it does, NFL Films cameras will be at two camps to gather footage for this year’s edition of Hard Knocks. We learned some time ago that the cameras would [more]

President Trump: If owners think Colin Kaepernick will help them win, they’ll sign him

President Trump revisited the Colin Kaepernick situation on Wednesday afternoon. On Wednesday evening, the issue came up again during an appearance on FOX News. “If he has the ability,” Trump reiterated regarding Kaepernick’s prospects for a return to the NFL. “Look, you know, he can only get it if he has the ability. They’re not [more]

Rams paying for employees’ meals at black-owned businesses Friday

A handful of teams already had given their employees every Friday off until training camp. One of those was the Rams. That means Rams employees already were off on Juneteenth. Thus, COO Kevin Demoff took the team’s commemoration of Juneteenth a step further. Jourdan Rodrigue of TheAthletic.com reports that the Rams sent employees lists of [more]

The Chris Simms top 40 NFL QB countdown, No. 12: Kyler Murray

The NFL’s offensive rookie of the year had enough of an impact to land at No. 12 in the Chris Simms top 40 quarterback countdown. Kyler Murray of the Cardinals earned that spot with a stellar first season that largely went unnoticed, primarily because the Cardinals were the also-ran in the best division in football, [more]

Jimmy Kennedy experienced systemic discrimination with JP Morgan Chase

At a time when many are denying that systemic discrimination exists (many who deny its existence likely don’t even know what it is), former NFL defensive lineman Jimmy Kennedy has shared with us a New York Times article from December 2019 regarding systemic discrimination he experienced while attempting to secure coveted “private client” status with [more]

Jared Goff thinks Rams have an offensive advantage this season

It has been an offseason of adaptation for NFL teams as they find ways to build their rosters and get their work done without the benefit of in-person work due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Rams’ work on their roster has included saying farewell to players like Todd Gurley and Brandin Cooks, but the departures [more]

Which NFL owner, G.M., or coach will be this moment’s Branch Rickey?

At least one team is interested in Colin Kaepernick, according to the coach of the only team that has brought Kaepernick in for a visit during his three years (and counting) of being shunned by the NFL. The interest team is still unknown, as is the outcome to this period that seems to have cast [more]

Rams not sure how they’ll handle preseason this year

Rams head coach Sean McVay was not a proponent of playing starters in the preseason during his first three years on the job, but those years played out much differently than this one. Players haven’t been on the field in an organized setting this offseason because of the COVID-19 pandemic and they won’t get on [more]

Rams wrapped up offseason program Thursday

The Rams will next see their players — virtually or otherwise — for training camp. The team ended its virtual offseason program Thursday. The Rams could have continued for another two weeks, but coach Sean McVay said they had accomplished everything they needed to since beginning April 20. “A lot of good stuff we got [more]

Darrell Henderson says he is ready to go after ankle surgery

Los Angeles Rams running back Darrell Henderson said Wednesday that he has recovered from surgery to address a high-ankle sprain from December. “Yeah. I’m good to go now. I feel like if we were able to practice today I’d be out there with no limits,” Henderson said in a zoom call with reporters. Henderson was [more]

Jared Goff fine if they cut the preseason in half

If the NFL ends up shortening the preseason to two games this year, that will be fine with Rams quarterback Jared Goff. Even though that’s two more than he usually plays in anyway. Via Jourdan Rodrigue of TheAthletic.com, Goff was asked about the report that the preseason could be cut in half to allow teams [more]

Chris Simms top 40 QB countdown, No. 24: Jared Goff

When thinking of NFL quarterbacks, it’s easy to overlook Jared Goff. For example, I posted something on the 23rd quarterback on the Simms top 40 countdown (Sam Darnold) without realizing I’d failed to post something on No. 24, the starting quarterback of the Rams. The first overall pick in the 2016 draft and the recipient [more]

Dirk Koetter: When healthy, Todd Gurley arguably is best back in the game

Todd Gurley passed his physical this week. That means he’s healthy enough to practice and play. But questions remain about the running back after his knee issues of the past two seasons. Gurley’s knee problems played into his release from the Rams, who cut him less than two years after signing him to a megacontract [more]

Todd Gurley finally passes Falcons physical

The Falcons announced their deal with running back Todd Gurley over two months ago. It was finally complete this week. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, Gurley was finally able to get to Atlanta and take a physical Monday. He passed it. While that might seem like a boilerplate part of executing a contract, Gurley’s [more]

Construction resumes at SoFi Stadium two days after worker fell to death

Construction crews were back on the job at SoFi Stadium Monday, two days after work was stopped following the death of a worker there. According to Nathan Fenno of the Los Angeles Times, a spokesman for the joint venture overseeing the project said that work restarted everywhere other than the roof. On Friday, 37-year-old Juan [more]

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