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Saints caution Louisiana Supreme Court against potential impact of spectator lawsuits

Frivolous lawsuits make strange bedfellows. The Saints and the NFL have had a rocky relationship to say the least in recent years, starting with the bounty scandal and continuing with the badly-blown call at the end of regulation in the NFC Championship loss to the Rams. On the question of whether a ticket holder should [more]

NFL hopes to keep depositions of Roger Goodell, game officials out of Louisiana

The NFL hopes to secure a dismissal of the Rams-Saints NFC Championship lawsuit because (duh) it wants to win and (more importantly) it wants to shield Commissioner Roger Goodell and multiple game officials from answering tough questions under oath. The NFL, as a fallback proposition, wants to ensure that Goodell and other league employees won’t [more]

As Stephen Ross catches flak for supporting the President, who’s next?

An anonymous quote given to four different publications didn’t work. An on-the-record statement with more holes than his team’s roster didn’t work, either. Dolphins owner Stephen Ross finds himself on the receiving end of extensive criticism from Dolphins players, Dolphins fans, and customers of two businesses he owns (SoulCycle and Equinox) for his planned fundraiser [more]

NFL goes to Louisiana Supreme Court to block deposition of Roger Goodell

With Commissioner Roger Goodell ordered to testify in the lawsuit arising from the Rams-Saints NFC Championship debacle, the NFL is throwing a Hail Mary. And the Saints are trying to tip the ball in the league’s direction. David Hammer of WWL-TV reports that the NFL has filed an appeal with the Louisiana Supreme Court aimed [more]

No sign of Antonio Brown for first day of joint practices with Rams

Training camp goes up a notch for the Raiders on Wednesday, but the team’s biggest free-agency arrival won’t be there for it. As noted by Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal, receiver Antonio Brown remains absent as the Raiders welcome the Rams for two days of joint practice. It will be the eighth practice [more]

Rams linebacker Justin Lawler has foot surgery

Los Angeles Rams head coach Sean McVay said linebacker Justin Lawler had foot surgery on Tuesday, per Lindsey Thiry of ESPN.com. Lawler, a seventh-round pick of the Rams last year, appeared in all 16 games for the team last season and recorded six tackles. Lawler only saw 33 defensive snaps last year with the majority [more]

American Airlines buys sponsorship rights to Inglewood Stadium plaza

The plaza and main entrance of the new Los Angeles football stadium has a naming rights sponsor. Via Scott Soshnick of Bloomberg, American Airlines will pay $90 million over 10 years to sponsor a 2.5-acre space that will serve as the main entrance to the $5 billion home of the Rams and Chargers. American Airlines [more]

Rams bring in punter Brock Miller

The Rams have one of the best punters in the NFL, but every now and then it helps to have a rest. The Rams announced the signing of punter Brock Miller. Miller was in camp with the 49ers in 2017, and has made the tryout rounds, but hasn’t punted in a game. His name stays [more]

Robert Woods calls Rams’ receivers the “four-headed monster”

The Rams think they have an embarrassment of riches at wide receiver. With Cooper Kupp now healthy and ready to join the starting trio from the Super Bowl of Brandin Cooks, Robert Woods and Josh Reynolds, Woods calls the group a “four-headed monster.” “We have a lot of receivers making key plays,” Woods said, via [more]

Cooper Kupp “felt great” taking hit in practice

Rams wide receiver Cooper Kupp spent the back half of last season recovering from a torn ACL, which meant he had to get used to watching plays rather than taking part in them. That wasn’t where Kupp wanted to be, but he said that there were benefits. Kupp said standing behind quarterback Jared Goff offered [more]

Sean McVay: Rams offense “sluggish” in joint practice with Chargers

The two L.A. teams got together to practice over the past couple of days. On Saturday, the Chargers defense apparently got the better of the Rams offense. “We were sluggish,” Rams coach Sean McVay told reporters. “I thought it seemed like the defense had good energy, offensively not even close to good enough. I thought [more]

Looking at the NFL’s most memorable preseason moments

Most moments of every preseason are forgettable. But some have been memorable, no matter few or how far between they may be. Friday’s PFT Live included a draft of the most memorable preseason moments in league history. Surprisingly, there were enough to fill out a three-round, six-selection process. For the full list of all picks [more]

Steven Jackson’s one-day contract triggers a drug test

NFL players who sign a one-day retirement contract may also endure the one-minute (or longer if shy bladder kicks in) indignity of urinating in front of a grown man. Former Rams running back Steven Jackson learned this lesson the hard way when returning to the Rams for a ceremonial walk into the sunset. Jackson, via [more]

Robert Quinn on anthem protests: They were not to cause distraction

Panthers safety Eric Reid said earlier this week that he will continue to kneel during the national anthem as a protest against social injustice. Robert Quinn was asked Thursday if he would continue with his protest despite playing on a team that discourages protests during the national anthem. Quinn, who now plays for the Cowboys [more]

Todd Gurley: Drafting Darrell Henderson means a lot for me

As questions persist about how healthy Rams running back Todd Gurley is, how healthy he can continue to be, and how big a workload he can carry, Gurley is indicating that he’ll be fine with fewer touches this season. Gurley said rookie running back Darrell Henderson, a third-round draft pick, will help ease the workload [more]

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