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  • Rams' Bennett: Time away was for mental health

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    Rams backup quarterback Stetson Bennett confirmed Tuesday that his time away from the team last season was related to his mental health.

    May 29 · ESPN Los Angeles Rams Stetson Bennett
  • Rams Sign First-Round DE Jared Verse, Complete Draft Class

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    The Rams entered Tuesday with only one draftee yet to sign his rookie deal. First-rounder Jared Verse is now on the books, however, per a team announcement. 2024 marked the first season of the Sean McVay era in which the Rams made a selection in the first round. Los Angeles was connected to a move up the board aimed [...]

    May 28 · Pro Football Rumors Los Angeles Rams Jared Verse
  • Contract Talks Between Rams, Matthew Stafford Ongoing

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    During last month's draft, it was learned Matthew Stafford is seeking a new Rams deal. Two years remain on his existing contract beyond 2024, but his salaries for that span are not guaranteed. Stafford enjoyed a healthy campaign last year, rebounding from the 2022 season in which he was limited to nine games. He helped the Rams [...]

    May 26 · Pro Football Rumors Los Angeles Rams Matthew Stafford
  • Rams Seeking Three-Down Role From Blake Corum

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    The Los Angeles Rams have asked running back Blake Corum to evolve into a three-down back, according to Jourdan Rodrigue of The Athletic. Specifically, he's working to improve his route running, pass-catching, and pass-protection skills. This is an interesting note out of Los Angeles for a couple of reasons. First, Corum was viewed as a goal-line and change-of-pace option when drafted by the Rams just a few weeks ago. Expanding his role suggests Los Angeles has high expectations and optimism for the running back, and it could also lead to more snaps and touches (which equates to extra fantasy points). Second, the Rams' request for Corum to take on a larger role could have some connection to Kyren Williams (foot) being sidelined at OTAs. If the Rams think Williams could be delayed this offseason, it only makes sense that they look to get Corum involved as their No. 1 running back for the time being. Similarly, expanding Corum's skill set prepares him for the opportunity to jump into the starting role during the regular season should Williams suffer a different injury and miss time. The landing spot of the Rams wasn't immediately attractive for fantasy managers looking at drafting Corum. However, the latest signs out of Los Angeles suggest that the Michigan product could get his fair share of work right away in 2024. His fantasy value should climb as September draws nearer.

    May 24 · Source via Los Angeles Rams Blake Corum
  • Jordan Whittington Draws Early Recognition From Beat Reporter

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    Los Angeles Rams rookie wide receiver Jordan Whittington has quickly caught the attention of The Athletic's Jourdan Rodrigue, she wrote in an article on Tuesday. Rodrigue acknowledged that "it's a sample size without pads on," but she has been impressed by Whittington's play energy away from the ball despite contact being limited. The University of Texas receiver was selected in the sixth round of last month's draft, joining a very talented Rams receiving core. He won't be able to compete with the likes of Cooper Kupp or Puka Nacua for a large target share, but it sounds like Whittington has still turned some heads and could be headed for a somewhat significant role in 2024.

    May 22 · Source via Los Angeles Rams Jordan Whittington
  • Kyren Williams Dealing With "Foot Issue"

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    Los Angeles Rams head coach Sean McVay said that running back Kyren Williams (foot) is dealing with a "foot issue" and won't take part in the team's offseason program this spring. However, McVay also said that Williams will be back on the field for training camp this summer. "It's nothing to worry about. He'll be ready to go for training camp, but there's a little issue when he was training, and [I'll] kind of just leave it at that. But nothing to be concerned about," McVay said. The 23-year-old injured his foot during offseason training, but for now, it doesn't seem too serious. It will be worth monitoring in training camp, though, especially since Williams' fantasy stock already took a hit on draft day when LA took Blake Corum in the third round. Williams will still be atop the RB depth chart in 2024 after his first 1,000-yard rushing season in 2023, but Corum is a clear threat to his RB1 upside.

    May 21 · Source via Los Angeles Rams Kyren Williams
  • Stetson Bennett Competing For No. 3 Job In Los Angeles

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    Los Angeles Rams quarterback Stetson Bennett has been with the team this offseason and is battling for the QB3 job behind Matthew Stafford and Jimmy Garoppolo. The organization will have to decide whether or not to keep three quarterbacks on the active roster, but Bennett could act as the emergency quarterback in 2024 if he beats out Dresser Winn. That said, Garoppolo will miss the first two games of the new season after violating the league's policy against performance-enhancing drugs, so Bennett could be the QB2 early on. General manager Les Snead said Bennett was an "exhausted human being" last year after an action-packed college career that included stops at the junior college level and winning two consecutive national championships at Georgia. This helps explain his absence as a rookie in 2023. The 26-year-old is unlikely to make noise in fantasy football this season barring injury, but he could remain a deep dynasty league stash in Superflex or two-QB formats.

    May 21 · Source via Los Angeles Rams Stetson Bennett
  • Matthew Stafford Present At Organized Team Activities

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    Los Angeles Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford is present at OTAs. The veteran signal-caller wants more money, so there were rumblings he wouldn't attend. He finished last season by throwing for 3,965 yards, 24 touchdowns, and 11 interceptions while completing 62.6% of his passes. Stafford is due to make $31 million guaranteed this year. However, he is only guaranteed $10 million for the remaining two seasons after the 2024-25 campaign. At any rate, Stafford is predicted to be a semi-reliable fantasy option for at least a few more seasons. But his fantasy stock will fall if he doesn't report to training camp if a new deal isn't reached.

    May 20 · Source via Los Angeles Rams Matthew Stafford
  • Michael Brockers Announces Retirement

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    Former Los Angeles Rams defensive lineman Michael Brockers announced on Instagram on Tuesday that he is retiring from professional football after 11 seasons in the league. He was the heart and soul of the Rams defense for nine years before playing the final two years of his career with the Detroit Lions in 2021 and 2022. The Rams, then in St. Louis, took Brockers with the 14th overall pick in the 2012 NFL draft out of LSU. Brockers was cut in February of 2023 by Detroit and did not play last season. In his 11 seasons in the NFL, he recorded 451 total tackles (274 solo), 29 sacks, 52 tackles for loss, 64 QB hits, 10 passes defended, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery in 160 games (157 starts). In his nine seasons with the Rams, Brockers was as consistent as they come, only missing six total games.

    May 16 · Source via Los Angeles Rams Michael Brockers
  • 'That is who I believe myself to be': Rams WR Cooper Kupp vowing to return to triple-crown form

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    After winning the receiving triple crown in 2021, Kupp has dealt with injuries the past two years. But 2024 offers a fresh start.

    May 14 · ESPN Los Angeles Rams Cooper Kupp
  • Rams Sign Second-Round DT Braden Fiske

    The Rams have begun the process of signing their 2024 NFL Draft picks. They open their draft signings by inking second-round defensive tackle out of Florida State Braden Fiske. According to Tom Pelissero of NFL Network, Fiske enters the NFL on a four-year, $9.41MM deal that sees a $3.66MM signing bonus and 15 percent of [...]

    May 11 · Pro Football Rumors Los Angeles Rams Braden Fiske
  • Rams To Trade WR Ben Skowronek To Texans

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    Rather than moving on from Ben Skowronek by cutting him, the Rams will do so via trade. The fourth-year wideout is being dealt to the Texans, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports. Reports from Thursday indicated the Rams were planning on waiving the 26-year-old. That process would have left all NFL teams available to put in a [...]

    May 10 · Pro Football Rumors Houston Texans Los Angeles Rams Ben Skowronek
  • Rams Looking To Keep Kyren Williams Fresh in 2024

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    The Los Angeles Rams surprisingly selected Michigan running back Blake Corum in the third round of the 2024 NFL Draft despite breakout star Kyren Williams racking up 1,350 total yards and 15 touchdowns in 2023. In a media availability, general manager Les Snead said that the decision to draft Corum was related to keeping Williams fresh. "It's a tough league. It's a 17-game season plus playoffs, so we always felt like we needed to have as many quality runners as possible... so we don't just totally run down Kyren," Snead said. "And we have one or two or even three guys that can contribute... keep everyone fresh." The organization implemented a workhorse backfield approach with 2017 NFL Offensive Player of the Year Todd Gurley, and he ultimately had a short shelf life as a pro due to durability concerns. As most teams shift to a committee backfield, high-end fantasy running back producers are becoming more scarce. Williams missed five games last year on the Injured Reserve list, so the organization is being proactive and adding depth in the backfield. Williams remains an RB1 candidate, but his floor and ceiling take a hit with the addition of Corum.

    May 9 · Source via Los Angeles Rams Kyren Williams Blake Corum
  • Rams To Waive WR Ben Skowronek

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    As teams around the NFL continue to churn out the bottom of their offseason rosters, Ben Skowronek is set to see his time in Los Angeles come to an end. The former seventh-round wide receiver will be waived, Dianna Russini of The Athletic reports. Skowronek joined the team in 2021, and during his rookie campaign he played [...]

    May 9 · Pro Football Rumors Los Angeles Rams Ben Skowronek
  • Texans Acquire Ben Skowronek From Rams

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    The Houston Texans acquired wide receiver Ben Skowronek from the Los Angeles Rams on Thursday, according to sources. The Rams were set to waiver Skowronek, but the Texans swooped in before he hit waivers to get something done to add receiving depth behind Stefon Diggs, Nico Collins, Tank Dell, Robert Woods, Noah Brown, John Metchie III and others. The 26-year-old Skowronek was the Rams' seventh-round pick in 2021 and has mostly been limited to a role on special teams in his three years in the NFL. That will likely continue to be the case with his move to Houston, and he won't be on the fantasy radar at all. In his three years in the NFL in LA, Skowronek only had 58 receptions for 575 yards and one touchdown on 93 targets in 45 games (12 starts).

    May 9 · Source via Houston Texans Los Angeles Rams Noah Brown John Metchie Ben Skowronek Robert Woods
  • Rams Release Ben Skowronek

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    The Los Angeles Rams released wide receiver Ben Skowronek on Thursday, according to a source. The former seventh-round pick in 2021 out of Notre Dame had emerged into a team captain last year but also had a career-low eight receptions on 12 targets for 66 yards and his first career touchdown in 17 regular-season games (zero starts). The 26-year-old has mostly contributed on special teams in his three-year NFL career and will likely continue to do so wherever he winds up next. In his three years in LA, Skowronek caught 58 of his 93 targets for 575 receiving yards and just one touchdown in 45 games played (12 starts). He'll be off the fantasy radar wherever he lands next.

    May 9 · Source via Los Angeles Rams Ben Skowronek
  • Sean McVay Addresses Matthew Stafford’s Rams Future; Stetson Bennett Back With Team

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    Following the first round of the draft, it was learned Matthew Stafford is seeking a revised Rams contract. Specifically, the Super Bowl-winning passer is aiming to receive guarantees beyond the 2024 campaign. Stafford is currently on the books through 2026, but his base salaries after 2024 are not guaranteed. He is also set to carry sizable cap [...]

    May 5 · Pro Football Rumors Los Angeles Rams Stetson Bennett Matthew Stafford
  • Rams Sign 16 UDFAs

    The Rams had a number of late-round picks last weekend, with the organization adding six rookies on the final day of the draft. The team has added even more young depth to the roster, as the organization announced the signing of 16 undrafted free agents: Justin Dedich, OL (USC) Anthony Goodlow, DE (Oklahoma State) Neal [...]

    May 3 · Pro Football Rumors NFL Draft Los Angeles Rams
  • Boston Scott Reaches Agreement With Rams

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    Former Philadelphia Eagles running back Boston Scott reached an agreement on an undisclosed one-year deal with the Los Angeles Rams on Tuesday, according to sources. The Rams backfield now boasts Kyren Williams, rookie third-rounder Blake Corum, Scott and others. In addition to those three, LA also has Ronnie Rivers and Zach Evans as backfield depth. The 29-year-old Scott was mostly a complementary third-down, pass-catching back in his six years with the Eagles but was never a big part of the offense. The former sixth-round pick by the New Orleans Saints in 2018 out of Louisiana Tech has never gone over 374 rushing yards in a single season, and his seven-touchdown campaign in 2021 was an outlier. Barring injuries, Williams and Corum figure to see most of the Rams' backfield touches in 2024.

    Apr 30 · Source via Los Angeles Rams Boston Scott
  • Blake Corum Has Similarities To Kyren Williams

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    Los Angeles Rams head coach Sean McVay sees similarities between rookie running back Blake Corum and Kyren Williams, which is part of the reason why the Rams took Corum in the third round of this year's NFL draft. McVay also said that Williams will be a "great mentor" for Corum as he enters the NFL. The 23-year-old Corum was a big reason why Michigan won the national championship this past season, and he finished his time for the Wolverines with 3,736 rushing yards on 675 carries for 58 total touchdowns. The 5-foot-8, 205-pounder is more of a pounder than a straight speed guy, but he should complement Williams well. Williams will remain the team's primary pass-catching back in 2024, but the addition of Corum to LA's backfield is ultimately bad news for his fantasy upside this fall after he broke out for managers in 2023.

    Apr 30 · Source via Los Angeles Rams Blake Corum Kyren Williams
  • Rams hope they drafted the right 'unit' to replace Aaron Donald

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    The Rams used four of their first six 2024 NFL draft picks to shore up their defensive line.

    Apr 29 · ESPN NFL Draft Los Angeles Rams Aaron Donald
  • Rams Spoke With Matthew Stafford About Contract Resolution

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    Matthew Stafford is seeking guaranteed money beyond the 2024 campaign, and it sounds like the Rams are open to working with their franchise QB on a resolution. While speaking with reporters yesterday, coach Sean McVay acknowledged that the organization has spoken with Stafford about a reworked contract. [RELATED: Rams' Matthew Stafford Seeking Post-2024 Guarantees] "I've [...]

    Apr 27 · Pro Football Rumors Los Angeles Rams Matthew Stafford
  • Panthers Deal No. 39 To Rams

    The Panthers acquired No. 39 from the Giants in the Brian Burns trade; they are sending that pick to the Rams. Los Angeles will use the pick to select another Florida State defensive lineman in Braden Fiske. Through this pick, the Panthers will add a Rams second-rounder in 2025. Los Angeles will also send Carolina [...]

    Apr 26 · Pro Football Rumors NFL Draft Carolina Panthers Los Angeles Rams
  • Rams Had Interest In Brock Bowers; Jets Did Not Consider Drafting TE

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    In the hours leading up to last night's first round, the Rams were touted as a team looking to move up the order. An offensive weapon was believed to be a target, and more clarity has since emerged on that front. Los Angeles contacted Atlanta about a trade-up to the No. 8 slot, Dianna Russini [...]

    Apr 26 · Pro Football Rumors NFL Draft Las Vegas Raiders Los Angeles Rams New York Jets Brock Bowers
  • Rams Select Blake Corum With 83rd Pick

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    The Los Angeles Rams have selected University of Michigan running back Blake Corum with the No. 83 pick in the 2024 NFL Draft. The national champion is the third running back off the board following Texas' Jonathon Brooks and Florida State's Trey Benson. He totaled 2,905 scrimmage yards and a whopping 47 touchdowns over his last two seasons. He's not a major contributor in the passing game but clearly carves out plenty of work on the ground and near the goal line. Kyren Williams is still Los Angeles' top running back, but Corum should carve out a role and could even have immediate fantasy appeal given his nose for the end zone.

    Apr 26 · Source via NFL Draft Los Angeles Rams Blake Corum
  • Matthew Stafford Seeking Reworked Contract

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    Los Angeles Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford is seeking a reworked deal that includes more guaranteed money, according to NFL Insider Ian Rapaport. The 36-year-old has three years left on his current deal, though the Rams have a potential out following the 2025 season. The four-year contract that he signed ahead of the 2022 season included $130 million in total guarantees. The Super Bowl-winning QB has been present at voluntary workouts this offseason and a holdout does not appear to be imminent, but this is a situation worth monitoring. After posting nearly 4,000 yards, 24 touchdowns, and 11 interceptions en route to a playoff berth in 2023, Stafford believes he has plenty left in the tank.

    Apr 26 · Source via Los Angeles Rams Matthew Stafford
  • The Rams Select Jared Verse With The 19th Overall Pick

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    The Los Angeles Rams are using their first first-round selection in eight years to select defensive end Jared Verse from Florida State. The 23-year-old is one of the most talented edge rushers in the class. He has a great first step and excellent closing speed to get off of blocks. Verse had nine total sacks last season and will be called upon to help the Rams overcome the loss of the now-retired Aaron Donald.

    Apr 25 · Source via NFL Draft Los Angeles Rams Jared Verse
  • Rams Trying To Move Into Top 10

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    The Los Angeles Rams, who haven't picked in the first round since 2016, are calling up to try to get into the top 10 of the first round of this year's NFL draft on Thursday evening, according to sources. The Rams currently sit at pick No. 19, so it would take a lot to pull off a move into the top 10 this year. It's unclear who they might be eyeing if they were to pull it off, but the best bet would be to select Georgia pass-catching tight end Brock Bowers, who has been projected to go at 10th overall to the New York Jets in a lot of mock drafts. The Rams have also been rumored to be looking for a successor to aging quarterback Matthew Stafford, but it's unlikely they pull off a move all the way into the top five to take one of the high-end signal-callers in this year's draft. A defensive tackle is also on their draft wish list.

    Apr 25 · Source via NFL Draft Los Angeles Rams Matthew Stafford
  • Ronnie Rivers Signs His Free-Agent Tender

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    Los Angeles Rams running back Ronnie Rivers and offensive lineman Alaric Jackson both signed their free-agent tender offers on Monday. Rivers will be heading into his third year with the Rams in 2024 after entering the NFL in 2022 with LA as an undrafted free agent out of Fresno State. The 25-year-old had 32 carries last year for 129 yards and caught all five of his targets for 22 additional yards in nine regular-season games (one start) in his second year. Depending on what the Rams do in the upcoming NFL draft, Rivers could be battling with Zach Evans for the No. 2 backfield role in training camp this summer behind starter Kyren Williams. At best, Rivers will be a handcuff option in deeper leagues for fantasy managers that take Williams.

    Apr 15 · Source via Los Angeles Rams Ronnie Rivers
  • LT Alaric Jackson Signs Rams RFA Tender

    The Rams have their top free agent back in the fold, announcing Alaric Jackson signed his RFA tender. This transaction places Jackson under contract for 2024 and sets up an important year for the young blocker's long-term future. The rare UDFA to move into a role as a starting left tackle, Jackson received a second-round [...]

    Apr 15 · Pro Football Rumors Los Angeles Rams
  • CB Tre’Davious White Signs With Rams

    APRIL 12: White's Rams pact will check in considerably south of that $8.5MM mark if the former All-Pro cannot become a defensive regular. This contract features a base value of $4.25MM, per OverTheCap, and carries a $3.25MM guarantee. White must play 60% of the Rams' defensive snaps to bump the value to that $8.5MM place. [...]

    Apr 12 · Pro Football Rumors Los Angeles Rams
  • Rams Bring Back Troy Reeder

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    The Los Angeles Rams re-signed linebacker Troy Reeder to an undisclosed deal on Thursday. Reeder entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent in 2019 out of Delaware with the Rams and spent the first three years of his career in LA before joining the Chargers in 2022. In 17 regular-season games (six starts) for the Rams in 2023, he had 23 tackles (11 solo). The 29-year-old has mostly been a special-teams standout in his five years in the NFL and has accumulated 264 tackles (154 solo), five sacks, 11 tackles for loss, eight QB hits, two interceptions, nine passes defended and three forced fumbles in 83 games played (31 starts). Reeder will not be on the radar for fantasy managers in IDP leagues. On the defensive side, he'll merely be a rotational depth linebacker.

    Apr 11 · Source via Los Angeles Rams Troy Reeder
  • Laiatu Latu To Stay In Los Angeles?

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    The Los Angeles Rams have the impossible task of trying to replace the retired Aaron Donald this year, but it would be a big win if they were able to land UCLA edge rusher Laiatu Latu with the 19th overall pick in the first round of this year's NFL draft. The 6-foot-5, 259-pound former rugby standout was the nation's top lineman in 2023 after he led the FBS with 21.5 tackles for loss while also recording 13 sacks, 49 tackles, two interceptions and two forced fumbles. The 23-year-old emerged as a dominant player for the Bruins after a serious neck injury he suffered at Washington. He tested well at the scouting combine and has received rave reviews from coaches. "His arsenal of pass rush is legit. I started writing down the different ways he wins and I was getting up near eight, nine or 10. That's a lot!" one coach said.

    Apr 9 · Source via NFL Draft Los Angeles Rams Laiatu Latu
  • Rams Bring Back Receiver Tyler Johnson

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    The Los Angeles Rams agreed to an undisclosed deal to re-sign wide receiver Tyler Johnson on Saturday. Johnson was with the team's practice squad all year but was active in Week 18 and caught two of his three targets for eight yards and a touchdown against the San Francisco 49ers. The former fifth-round pick (161st overall) in 2020 out of Minnesota by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers has 50 career catches on 75 targets for 537 yards and three touchdowns in 34 games (six starts) in his four seasons in the NFL with the Rams, Buccaneers and Houston Texans. The 25-year-old will return to Los Angeles in 2024 and will likely be on the practice squad again while providing depth at the position behind Cooper Kupp, Puka Nacua, Demarcus Robinson, Tutu Atwell and Ben Skowronek.

    Mar 31 · Source via Los Angeles Rams Tyler Johnson
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