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Sammy Watkins: My career hasn’t been what I projected, and my back is against the wall

Sammy Watkins was the fourth overall choice in 2014. He is with his fifth team, has never made the Pro Bowl, has missed 30 games because of injuries and has had only one 1,000-yard season, and that was 1,047 yards.Watkins, now with the Packers, understands why his career might be viewed as a disappointment.“I think [more]

Reports: Cooper Kupp agrees to three-year, $80 million extension

It didn’t take long for reports of the Rams having made significant progress on a deal for Cooper Kupp to a done deal for Kupp.The All-Pro receiver has agreed to a three-year, $80 million extension that includes $75 million guaranteed, according to multiple reports. The $75 million guaranteed is the most for any receiver, topping [more]

Rams waive Travin Howard

The Rams have elected to move on from one of their linebackers.Los Angeles waived Travin Howard, the team announced on Wednesday.Howard was a seventh-round pick in the 2018 draft who had been on and off the team’s roster and also dealt with injuries in his first four seasons. But he also caught an interception off [more]

Matthew Stafford “definitely” on track to throw again by training camp

Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford was not throwing during the offseason program after receiving an anti-inflammatory shot in his right elbow for an issue he dealt with last season.But Stafford said on Wednesday that he is “definitely” still on track to be ready to throw when training camp begins in July.“I’m progressing kind of into that [more]

Matt LaFleur on Sammy Watkins: I don’t think his game has fallen off at all

Back in 2017, Packers head coach Matt LaFleur was the Rams’ offensive coordinator when Los Angeles traded for receiver Sammy Watkins.So LaFleur saw Watkins quickly get integrated into that team, which won the NFC West. Watkins led the Rams that year with eight touchdown receptions before signing a three-year contract with the Chiefs in free [more]

Aaron Donald: I’m ready to try to run it back

Defensive tackle Aaron Donald set a new benchmark for non-quarterbacks with his three-year, $95 million deal with the Rams.The eight-time Pro Bowler and seven-time All-Pro was contemplating retirement. But he told reporters on Tuesday that becoming the highest-paid defensive player “wasn’t important” to him in making his decision to continue playing football.“It’s about other things [more]

Cooper Kupp reiterates he’s not trying to reset receiver market

Matthew Stafford signed a four-year, $160 million extension this offseason, and Aaron Donald received a three-year, $95 million contract this week. Two down, one to go for the Rams.Cooper Kupp signed a three-year, $47.25 million extension in 2020 that he has outplayed. He is due a new deal after becoming the first receiver since 2005 [more]

Jamal Adams “absolutely” believes he’ll fill the leadership void created by the departures of Russell Wilson, Bobby Wagner

Seahawks safety Jamal Adams surely didn’t expect quarterback Russell Wilson and linebacker Bobby Wagner to be gone after only two seasons in Seattle. But they are.With two key teams leaders gone, does Adams believe he’ll fill the void?“Absolutely,” Adams told reporters on Tuesday.“Those guys are different man, you can’t replace those guys,” Adams said of [more]

Darrell Henderson has soft-tissue injury keeping him out of on-field work

The Rams have had their share of injuries at the running back position in recent years. They have more of that during the offseason program.Not only is rookie running back Kyren Williams out after breaking a foot that required surgery, but veteran Darrell Henderson remains out of on-field work with a “soft-tissue injury.” Rams coach [more]

Trent Williams: I wish Aaron Donald would have retired, but he deserved his new contract

San Francisco offensive tackle Trent Williams is ready to keep blocking Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald, even if he’d prefer not to.Williams said today that Donald is very worthy of the massive new contract he received, but for selfish reasons Williams would have liked to see Donald walk away instead.“I wish he would have retired,” [more]

Kyren Williams suffered broken foot, should return early in training camp

The Rams have a stable of talented running backs, led by Cam Akers and Darrell Henderson.But some of the club’s depth is already being tested.Sean McVay told reporters in his Tuesday press conference that rookie Kyren Williams suffered a broken foot during the offseason program. But Williams is set to be back on the field [more]

49ers G.M. John Lynch decided to reject Amazon offer after NFC title game loss

Amazon wanted to hire 49ers G.M. John Lynch to serve as the analyst for Thursday Night Football. Lynch apparently considered seriously a deal that would have reportedly paid out $15 million per year.He eventually passed. Via Matt Maiocco of, Lynch recently explained the decision to stay with the team.“I think the moment for me [more]

Revised contract opens door for Aaron Donald making his way closer to home in 2024

The new contract signed Monday by Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald essentially guarantees that he’ll spend the next two seasons with the Rams. After that, things could get interesting.The structure allows Donald to play for L.A. through 2023, at a total payout of $65 million. At that point, he can retire with no financial consequences [more]

Sean McVay reiterates the Rams “would love” to have Odell Beckham return

Sean McVay invited the Rams’ team captains and some retired players to his wedding over the weekend. Odell Beckham was not invited but showed up anyway.“Odell and I had a great relationship,” McVay said on I Am Athlete Tonight on SiriusXM’s Mad Dog Sports Radio. “I mean, I love Odell. So only in Odell’s fashion could [more]

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