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St. Louis Rams exercise fifth-year option on Michael Brockers

The Rams have exercised their fifth-year option on defensive tackle Michael Brockers. Rams to pick up fifth-year option on DT Michael Brockers. — Jim Thomas (@jthom1) April 27, 2015 As explained last year when the Rams picked up Robert Quinn’s fifth-year option, the fifth-year option concept was put into place during the new CBA implemented in 2011. Players selected among...
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9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Rams to exercise Michael Brockers's 2016 contract option

The Rams have decided to exercise their fifth year option on defensive tackle Michael Brockers. Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the team will pick up the option before the May 3 deadline. Brockers will earn just over $5 million in 2016. He had previously been on a four-year contract worth $9.52 million that he signed as a rookie. (h/t NFL.com)
Via Fox Sports
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rams Decline To Exercise S Mark Barron’s Fifth-Year Option

Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post Dispatch reports that the Rams will not be picking up S Mark Barron‘s fifth-year option before the May deadline. Earlier in the day, Thomas reported that the Rams are exercising DT Michael Brockers‘ option. (NFLTR) Doing so would have cost the Rams $8.263 million for the 2016 season. However, this figure ... The post Rams Decline To Exercise...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rams To Pick Up DT Michael Brockers’ Fifth-Year Option

Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the Rams are expected to pick up the fifth-year option on DT Michael Brockers. This move will cost the Rams $6.146 million for the 2016 season. However, this figure is guaranteed for injury only and wouldn’t prevent them from working out a long-term deal that would come with ... The post Rams To Pick Up DT Michael Brockers’...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

St. Louis Rams DE Chris Long Could be Cap Casualty in 2016

In a pre-draft mailbag column, ESPN St. Louis Rams reporter Nick Wagoner fielded a question from a reader asking which among linebacker James Laurinaitis or defensive end Chris Long would the Rams try to replace first. Wagoner believes that the Rams will attempt to move on from Long in 2016, citing Laurinaitis’ leadership, relatively low cap number and on-field durability for...
Via Sportsnaut
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

St. Louis Rams: How to avoid disaster via the NFL Draft

The St. Louis Rams are on the rise. Jeff Fisher and Les Snead have changed the complexion of the team since arriving prior to the 2012 season, and given it a tough and nasty edge. The problem is, since that first season of the current regime, the Rams seem to be stuck in neutral. Injuries to key players, most notably Sam Bradford, as well as fierce competition in the NFC West have...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

What Needs Do The Rams Have To Fill?

As it has become a trend over the years, the St. Louis Rams are heading into the NFL Draft needing help at offensive line. They have needed help since the Greatest Show on Turf Days and have not seen a stable offensive line since Andy McCollum manned the center position.Along with the offensive line, the Rams also need help at wide receiver and quarterback. They have six opportunities...
Via Pro Football Spot
3 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL does not care about Rams' future in St. Louis

Earlier this week, St. Louis’s stadium task force traveled to New York City to meet with the NFL and present their plans for a new riverfront stadium by the Arch. Rams COO Kevin Demoff was there, but don’t kid yourselves. Demoff’s presence was just a courtesy. Barring unforeseen circumstances, the Rams are as good as gone from St. Louis next season. When a person as rich...
Via cover32
3 days ago  |  Discuss

St. Louis Rams: breaking down the LBs

The linebacker corps will be a strength for the St. Louis Rams going into the 2015 season. All three starters return to the team and will play a pivotal role in making the Ram’s defense one of the most feared for another season. The St. Louis Rams also signed Akeem Ayers during free agency to add depth and compete for a starting job. James Laurinaitis had a solid 2014 campaign...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Mailbag: How many games do you see the St. Louis Rams winning in 2015?

How many games do you see the Rams winning in 2015? – James, St. Charles Predicting the Rams’ wins in the Fisher era is maddening. They routinely have one of the most difficult schedules year-to-year, but also struggle to win games that they should. Going into 2015 (predraft), the Rams have a defense that’s ready to win but an offense with some serious holes. Here is the schedule...
Via cover32
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Should the St. Louis Rams have signed Tim Tebow?

Nick Foles has recently signed a contract to join Chip Kelley and ex-Ram Sam Bradford on the Philadelphia Eagles.Why didn't the Rams pull the trigger and go after one of the most highly publicized quarterbacks of all time?The Rams currently have 3 quarterbacks on their roster in Nick Foles, Case Keenum and Austin Davis. None of which are signed beyond the 2015 season.Tim Tebow may...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Who Should the Rams Draft in Round One?

View image | gettyimages.com The NFL Draft is a little over a week away.  This period of time is incredibly important as teams are assembling their final big boards and figuring out who their primary targets are. During this time, we at Topsportsreport decided that it would be a good idea for us to do a first round mock draft with analysis. Find out which prospect John Miceli...
Via TopSportsReport
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Rams Retain Three Restricted Free Agents

The St. Louis Rams were lucky to re-sign three of their restricted free agents today after beginning the offseason on a disappointing note. Quarterback Austin Davis, fullback Cory Harkey and safety Rodney McLeod will all be returning to the Rams on one-year deals. Davis, who appeared in ten games last season, was tendered at the lowest level, $1.542 million. Filling in for Sam Bradford...
Via Pro Football Spot
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Rams Re-Sign RFAs QB Austin Davis, TE Cory Harkey, & S Rodney McLeod

According to Howard Balzer, the Rams re-signed restricted free agents QB Austin Davis, TE Cory Harkey, and S Rodney McLeod on Monday. St. Louis also re-signed exclusive rights free agent G Brandon Washington. The Rams used the highest qualifying offer on McLeod, who received a second-round tender worth $2.356 million while Davis and Harkey both received original round tenders...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Rams gather for start of strength, conditioning work

ST. LOUIS (AP) The start of offseason workouts gives St. Louis Rams players their first real opportunity to collectively get over the Sam Bradford trade. And to get to know Nick Foles. The Rams, in search of their first winning season since 2003, also are breaking in a new offensive coordinator. The defense returns virtually intact. Players gathered Monday for strength and conditioning...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Tigers RB Tre Mason Got An Awesome Auburn Tattoo

St. Louis Rams running back Tre Mason had a very successful rookie season in the NFL, but that doesn’t mean that he’s forgotten his roots. Sunday night, Mason, one of the best halfbacks in Auburn history, posted a photo of a recent tattoo he got on his forearm. It features him wearing a Tigers uniform with his arms outstretched. Mason included the message “Nothing changed but...
Via College Spun
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Five Prospects the Rams Should Target in the 1st Round

View image | gettyimages.com As we approach the beginning of the NFL Draft, every NFL fan wonders who their team is going to draft in the 1st round. Even after the season ends, each fan dreams of that 1st round draft pick for their favorite team. I am like all the other and have been dreaming about whom the Rams could take in the 1st round in the coming weeks. The Rams come into...
Via TopSportsReport
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Rams Need To Use Or Lose Tavon Austin

The St. Louis Rams need to make a decision about Tavon Austin, and they need to make it before the upcoming NFL Draft. Should they keep or trade Austin away? Since being drafted eighth overall in 2013, a lot was expected out of Austin. He was a playmaker during his time at West Virginia. He took carries from the backfield, was pulled into running reverses, caught passes and returned...
Via Pro Football Spot
10 days ago  |  Discuss

St. Louis Rams RB Tre Mason Kicked Off His Old High School Field While Trying to Work Out

Auburn running back Tre Mason has established himself as the go to guy for the St. Louis Rams. So--like any good football player--he has been trying to workout this off-season in an attempt to get better prepared for next season. Like many guys, he thought it would be cool to go back to his old high school field to get a workout in. There was just one problem.The cops told him to...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Rams to work out both Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota

Rumors of the St. Louis Rams targeting a quarterback early in the upcoming draft quieted down when the team acquired Nick Foles from the Philadelphia Eagles for Sam Bradford last month. Despite that trade, it’s rather obvious that general manager Les Snead and company aren’t exactly happy with their quarterback situation. According to NFL Media’s Albert Breer, the Rams will...
Via Sportsnaut
16 days ago  |  Discuss

New development clears path for Rams relocation

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has pulled St. Louis County out of any talks about publicly financing a new Rams stadium in the city. Now that St. Louis taxpayers will not be asked to help foot the bill for a new stadium, Rams owner Stan Kroenke’s plans to move to Southern California just got a tad bit easier. We are not going to see widespread league-wide opposition to a relocation...
Via Sportsnaut
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Why the St. Louis Rams will rise in the NFC West

The St. Louis Rams have accomplished a curious and rare feat in today’s NFL. They’ve been consistently average. Or thereabouts at least, give or take a crushing loss. Jeff Fisher has been the head coach in St. Louis for three seasons, and overall his record during that time is 20-27-1. He recently concluded his worst season with the Rams, finishing 2014 at 6-10. But that was...
Via This Given Sunday
29 days ago  |  Discuss
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