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Purple Heart, Bronze Star recipient fights for Rams spot

ST. LOUIS (AP) Long after the rest of the St. Louis Rams have left the practice field, Daniel Rodriguez drips with sweat, running dozens of extra pass routes with backup quarterback Austin Davis, who's also getting some extra work. Rodriguez prides himself on being the first in line for the JUGS machine that spits out tight spirals before practice, too. No one can tell the fearless...
Via AP on Fox
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Yet another news story confirms the St. Louis Rams’ offensive line is in rough shape

Today, ESPN’s Nick Wagoner wrote that the Rams are in no rush to name a starting center. Offensive line has been a question mark for the Rams for the entire offseason, ever since they cut Jake Long and Scott Wells and inexplicably let Joe Barksdale walk in free agency. Immediately, the Rams lost three-fifths of their starting offensive line. AROUND COVER32 First and 10: Contenders...
Via cover32
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Does Jerry Rice’s aversion to talking stickum taint legacy?

So was stickum Jerry Rice’s dirty secret? Or maybe his sticky secret? The Hall of Fame wide receiver is the NFL’s all-time leader in receptions (1,549), receiving yards (22,895) and receiving touchdowns (197). Rice admitted in January that he put a little stickum on his gloves during his playing days. He was asked about it Wednesday on NBC Sports Radio, and avoided...
Via The Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Long road back: Rams WR Quick should play Saturday

ST. LOUIS -- It's been a long road back for Brian Quick. The finish line is in sight for the St. Louis Rams wide receiver. Quick's breakout season in 2014 was cut short by a shoulder injury that the team feared might be career-threatening. The former second-round pick out of Appalachian State was diligent with rehab, and he's expected to return for Week 3 of the preseason Saturday...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Quick Cleared For Breakout In 2015

The 2014 season was supposed to be Sam Bradford’s make-or-break season before he tore his ACL in a preseason game against Cleveland. Now, in 2015 (and barring injury), the 2015 season is make-or-break for the St. Louis Rams wide receiver Brian Quick. Drafted in the second round in 2012, Quick has done little during his three years in St. Louis, other than earn an early title of...
Via Pro Football Spot
1 day ago  |  Discuss

RB Todd Gurley returns to practice, expected to be ready for season opener

St. Louis Rams rookie running back Todd Gurley, the No. 10 overall pick in the 2015 Draft worked on occasion with the first unit on his first day practicing. He is moving closer to being ready for Week 1, but he'll get limited snap leading up to the season opener. Gurley will not suit up for the Rams' final two preseason games. "I was real excited," Gurley said, via the Associated...
Via 60 Max Power O
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Buck goes all in on Rams owner Stan Kroenke in Twitter rant

We already did Twitter Tuesday earlier today, but we’re doing a special bonus addition because GOOD GAWD ALMIGHTY, Joe Buck just destroyed Stan Kroenke on Twitter. I’ll step away and let Joe’s tweets do the talking. Kroenke not only has the chance to cash in on LA,but punch a great city that at one point he seemed to enjoy. Esp when Rams were relevant — Joe Buck (@Buck...
Via cover32
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Long launches 'Waterboys' initiative

Chris Long is trying to make a difference in the world.The Rams defensive end launched "Waterboys" campaign to help bring clean water to communities in Tanzania and East Africa. Long was inspired to start a campaign after a visit in 2013 climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro and realizing the lack of resources available to clean water."As athletes, we have a tremendous opportunity to use our...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeff Fisher says 'our offense is coming' after slow start in preseason

St. Louis Rams coach Jeff Fisher has never been known to be a offensive mastermind, relying on a strong run game and defense is his calling card. The return this week of rookie running back Todd Gurley should jumpstart the stagnant unit Fisher said. "Our offense is coming, it's coming," via the Associated Press. "The bottom line is this: We need to have a great week of practice...
Via 60 Max Power O
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Two tweets that sum up the reaction to Todd Gurley being cleared for practice

Yesterday, the St. Louis Rams announced that prized rookie running back Todd Gurley is cleared for practice. Coach Fisher announces @TG3II has been cleared for practice. — St. Louis Rams (@STLouisRams) August 24, 2015 Previous to this announcement, Gurley, who is coming off an ACL tear suffered back in October, was only doing light, non-contact drills. Now it appears Gurley...
Via cover32
3 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 NFL Rookies of the Week |Preseason Week 2

The offensive rookie of the second week of the preseason was……… Malcolm Brown RB, St. Louis Rams – Brown was a workhorse against the Titans.  He ran for 23 yards, but also caught 4 balls for 78 yards and a score.   and on defense…… Ronald Darby CB, Buffalo Bills  – Darby made two tackles, but what was really impressive was his two interceptions against the...
Via DraftSeason
3 days ago  |  Discuss

St. Louis Rams RB Malcolm Brown Making Guys Miss En Route To First Career Touchdown

For former Texas Longhorn running back Malcolm Brown each and every play he gets to run on the field for the St. Louis Rams is vital to his career. With the roster the Rams have it is going to be very hard for him to make the team. So every time he looks great on film his chances of getting picked up by someone else get even bigger (if he gets cut).He certainly looked great on film...
Via FatManWriting
3 days ago  |  Discuss

St. Louis Rams position preview: Defensive line

If there is one strength on the St. Louis Rams, it is the defensive line. The Rams currently have five former first round draft picks on the line, and a plethora of depth options on the roster. The biggest issue here is not who the starters will be, but rather the kind of start the group will get off to. Last year, the self-proclaimed “Sack City” only tallied one sack in the...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Jerry Jones says Dez Bryant fighting 'creates some excitement’

Trying to keep Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant from fighting is like trying to stop a four-year-old from from stealing a cookie they can see, smell and reach. Bryant’s latest fight took place when the Cowboys and the St. Louis Rams got into a major brawl in a joint-practice session this week. This followed a fight from a few weeks back when Bryant got into it with his...
Via Sportsnaut
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Hard work in offseason paying off for Rams CB Trumaine Johnson

ST. LOUIS -- St. Louis Rams cornerback Trumaine Johnson has worked hard to rebound from an injury-plagued season. "It all goes back to what he's done this offseason," Rams coach Jeff Fisher said. "He was there every day, he's worked, he's taken care of his body and he's determined. If you get in that third and fourth year and play like he has, you should start making those plays...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
7 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Cowboys, Rams practice ends in huge brawl

    Take note, MLB teams: This is how to brawl. The Dallas Cowboys and St. Louis Rams are practicing together at the Cowboys’ training camp home in Oxnard, Calif., and a massive fight broke out between the teams on Tuesday. Huge fight at Cowboys-Rams practice… @NBCDFW pic.twitter.com/Jvk3P0XvrA — Pat Doney (@PatDoneyNBC5) August 19, 2015   Multiple players from...
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

The St. Louis Rams are dealt a mighty blow with E.J. Gaines injury

The St. Louis Rams will need someone to step up in E.J. Gaines absence.   E.J. Gaines will have to wait until 2016 to continue a career that got off to a tremendous start in 2014. The reason being, the second-year man out of Missouri suffered a season-ending Lisfranc injury in his foot which will keep him sidelined for the year. This is a mighty blow for a secondary that struggled...
Via EndZoneScore
11 days ago  |  Discuss

St. Louis Rams Season Preview: Nick Foles, Quarterback

The St. Louis Rams are without question capable of making a big step forward in the 2015 season, and a big part of their success or lack thereof will hinge on the play of quarterback Nick Foles. He was acquired from the Philadelphia Eagles this past offseason, and he is expected to give them a major upgrade under center. Jeff Fisher had to work with Austin Davis and Shaun Hill as...
Via This Given Sunday
12 days ago  |  Discuss

TGS 2015 Preview: St. Louis Rams

Between now and the end of August, TGS will offer up a quick snapshot of every NFL team heading into the 2015 regular season. Today, the St. Louis Rams. 2014 in a nutshell: A talented defense under-performs and they lose starting quarterback Sam Bradford for the majority of the second straight season, predictably settling for six wins in the tough NFC West. Why 2015 could be different...
Via This Given Sunday
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Sam Announces He Is Leaving Football For ‘Mental Health’ Reasons

It appears Michael Sam’s football career is over. The 25-year-old defensive end announced via Twitter on Friday that he is “stepping away” from the game, citing “mental health” concerns. The last 12 months have been very difficult for me, to the point where I became concerned with my mental health. Because of this I am 1/3— Michael Sam (@MichaelSamNFL) August 14, 2015...
Via NESN.com
13 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: St. Louis Rams QB Case Keenum Wipes Out Trying To Hurdle The Bench

St. Louis Rams quarterback Case Keenum is an athletic guy, but he's not a track star by any stretch of the imagination. He proved that Friday night against the Raiders when he ran out of bounds. He had a little momentum going so he decided he would do like most guys in that situation and just jump over the bench.He forgot one very important thing--white men can't jump. Oh God Case...
Via FatManWriting
13 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: St. Louis Rams WR Tavon Austin Showing Off Some Nice Moves

The St. Louis Rams drafted Tavon Austin with the hope that he could become a big play maker for the offense. However, without a healthy No. 1 quarterback for most of his career it has been kind of hard to. Hopefully with Nick Foles in town the speedy wide receiver can finally show what he's got.Plays like this are a good start. Back-to-back nice plays. Well executed screen to Tavon...
Via FatManWriting
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Rams rookie Todd Gurley: 'I just need reps'

The St. Louis Rams spent the 10th overall pick of the 2015 NFL draft on Georgia running back Todd Gurley, who tore his ACL last season. He’s continued to rehab that knee, but Gurley is starting to get impatient. According to Lindsay H. Jones of USA Today, Gurley is tired of taking half-speed reps and wants to participate in full-contact practice with his teammates. “I just...
Via Sportsnaut
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Rams sign Nick Foles to a two-year extension

The St. Louis Rams and newly acquired quarterback Nick Foles just agreed to a two-year deal worth approximate $25.5 million, according to NFL Media Insider, Ian Rapoport. It is also reported that Foles will get slighly under $14 million guaranteed and that deal allows Foles to void the second year of his deal due to Pro Bowl or team performance. Reportedly, the Rams wanted to...
Via Sportsnaut
20 days ago  |  Discuss

St. Louis Rams smart to hold Todd Gurley out of preseason

The St. Louis Rams shocked quite a few people when they chose to select Georgia Bulldogs running back Todd Gurley with the No. 11 pick in the 2015 NFL Draft. They didn’t have to have a running back with the emergence of Tre Mason at the end of last season, but they felt that Gurley could take their offense to the next level. He has been rehabbing a torn ACL that he suffered late...
Via This Given Sunday
21 days ago  |  Discuss
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