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Todd Gurley: Rams aren’t thinking about high expectations

A resurgence in 2017 has given the Rams high expectations for 2018. Running back Todd Gurley says that he and his teammates aren’t paying attention to that. “We haven’t even really thought about that,” Gurley said during a Saturday visit to #PFTPM. “Everybody looks good on paper, but it doesn’t really mean anything if you [more]

LeBron’s arrival in L.A. motivates Todd Gurley to work harder

Los Angeles apparently is big enough for the Lakers and the Rams, but a key member of the Rams understands that, with LeBron James coming to town, everyone on every other sports team needs to step it up. No, running back Todd Gurley isn’t threatened by LeBron and the Lakers. Gurley is motivated by it. [more]

Clock ticks on long-term deals for franchise-tagged players

For a handful of NFL franchises, the slow time could soon be interrupted, thanks to the most important annual deadline applicable to the franchise tag. The Steelers , the Cowboys, the Lions, and the Rams have until Monday, July 16, to work out long-term deals with running back Le'Veon Bell, defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence, defensive [more]

Nick Foles’ book, “Believe It,” to debut on NYT best-seller list

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles has a Super Bowl MVP trophy and a spot on the New York Times’ best-seller list. Foles’ autobiography “Believe It” is set to debut at No. 5 on the New York Times Hardcover, Nonfiction list on July 15, according to book publisher Tyndale House. The book will also be on [more]

Todd Gurley suggests “lockout” to get fully guaranteed deals

Todd Gurley calls for a work stoppage to get NFL players fully guaranteed deals in a new Collective Bargaining Agreement. Asked how players can get what many have called for in recent days after seeing the NBA’s rich get richer, the Rams running back told TMZ, “Lockout. Lockout in a couple of years.” Many have [more]

Addition of Brandin Cooks has Rams excited about their receiving corps

The Rams don’t just like their receiving corps. They love, love, LOVE it. Los Angeles lost Sammy Watkins, but they added Brandin Cooks. The team expects that Cooks, paired with Robert Woods and Cooper Kupp in the starting lineup, will prove tough to stop. The Rams also have Josh Reynolds, Pharoh Cooper and Mike Thomas [more]

Todd Gurley on his big 2017: Thank God for Coach McVay

Rams running back Todd Gurley was trapped on an ugly offense in 2016, when he averaged just 3.2 yards per carry. Then the Rams fired coach Jeff Fisher, hired Sean McVay, and changed their offense dramatically. In 2017, Gurley averaged 4.7 yards per carry while increasing his rushing attempts, yards and touchdowns as well as [more]

NFL used Third of July afternoon to dump a lot of suspension news

The Friday afternoon news dump is one of the oldest pages in the politics and public relations playbook: There’s a long-held belief that on weekends, people don’t consume much news, so if you want to put bad news out, you put it out on Friday afternoon, when few people are paying attention. But even better [more]

Jamon Brown on suspension: “This one mistake is not who I am”

Jamon Brown started all 16 games at right guard last season. He will not start all 16 games this season. The Rams announced earlier Tuesday that the league has suspended Brown for the first two regular-season games for violating the league’s policy on substances of abuse. Brown apologized for his “mistake.” “I have always been [more]

Michael Brockers says Rams trying to avoid the hype, “focus on us”

The Rams are the trendy pick to win the Super Bowl. They have among the best Super Bowl odds, somewhere around 10-1 or 12-1, up there with the Patriots, Steelers, Eagles and Vikings. The Rams feature the offensive player of the year in Todd Gurley, the defensive player of the year in Aaron Donald and [more]

Rams guard Jamon Brown suspended two games

It’s not Friday, but it is the day before a holiday, so it might as well be. The Rams have announced that Rams guard Jamon Brown has been suspended two regular season games for violating the league’s policy on substances of abuse. Brown, a 2015 third-rounder, started all 16 games at right guard for the [more]

Wade Phillips confident in his linebackers despite their inexperience

The Rams opened last season with Alec Ogletree, Robert Quinn, Connor Barwin and Mark Barron as their starting linebackers. Only Barron returns this season. Ogletree, Barwin and Quinn have combined for 21 seasons, 252 starts and three Pro Bowls. Their replacements — Cory Littleton, Samson Ebukam and Matt Longacre — have six seasons and eight [more]

Rams encouraged after “fine-tuning” offense

The Rams were already pretty good offensively. But after incorporating another big-play threat this offseason, they have hopes of getting better in 2018. “It’s how can we improve in other ways just to be ready for the season,” wide receiver Robert Woods said, via Gary Klein of the Los Angeles Times. “We’ve got it. We’re [more]

Rams, Chargers welcome LeBron to L.A.

The Los Angeles NFL franchises have realized that they need to pretend to be excited about the arrival of LeBron James to town, even if they are, at a minimum, concerned about how the return to prominence of the Lakers may eclipse other local sports teams. Maybe the rising LeBron tide lifts all L.A. boats. [more]

Rams want #LABron, or so they say

If you haven’t heard, LeBron James will once again become a free agent. With plenty of speculation that he’ll join the L.A. Lakers, one of the local NFL teams has gotten in on the act. “We’ve been ready for #LABron,” the L.A. Rams posted on Twitter, with a photo that includes James and team owner [more]

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