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New York Giants injury report: Saquon Barkley, Kenny Golladay out against Los Angeles Rams

Fri Oct 15 2021 20:20:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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Raheem Morris not excusing unacceptable comments of former boss Jon Gruden

Fri Oct 15 2021 06:32:03 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Los Angeles Rams defensive coordinator Raheem Morris’ first coaching job in the NFL came as a member of Jon Gruden’s staff with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2002. But Morris’ relationship with his former boss doesn’t preclude him from being critical of the email comments made by Gruden that led to his resignation from the [more]

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Daniel Jones progressing in concussion protocol, will participate in non-contact practice

Thu Oct 14 2021 16:04:15 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Giants quarterback Daniel Jones is another day — and another step in the NFL concussion protocol — closer to returning to the field after suffering a concussion on Sunday. Head coach Joe Judge told Rams beat writers today that Jones has moved to the next step in the protocol and will be a non-contact participant [more]

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Sean McVay “surprised” by Jon Gruden emails, resignation

Thu Oct 14 2021 10:41:10 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Many regard Rams coach Sean McVay as a young version of former Raiders coach Jon Gruden. That’s a comparison McVay surely would like to see end, given recent events. Meeting with reporters on Wednesday, McVay (who got his start in the NFL working for Gruden in Tampa) was asked about Gruden’s resignation and the circumstances [more]

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Former and Current Utes Show Special Needs Community in Salt Lake Love

Tue Oct 12 2021 19:51:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Utah football forges special bond with underserved kids in the Salt Lake Community.

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How did the Pro Dawgs do in Week Five?

Tue Oct 12 2021 13:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Here are the statistics and more for all the former Huskies who played in week five of NFL action.

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Darious Williams will miss this week, could go on injured reserve

Mon Oct 11 2021 23:44:54 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Rams won’t have cornerback Darious Williams in Week 6, and there’s a good chance they won’t have him for the two games after this week. Rams coach Sean McVay said the team could place Williams on injured reserve with an ankle injury. Short-term injured reserve requires a player to miss a minimum of three [more]

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Report: Kenny Golladay is expected to miss this week but avoids major injury

Mon Oct 11 2021 22:23:33 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Giants didn’t have a good day Sunday, but it could have been worse. Running back Saquon Barkley has a low-ankle sprain, and receiver Kenny Golladay also avoided major injury. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports Golladay is expected to miss this week’s game against the Rams. The Giants initially feared Golladay had a major [more]

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Giants had “sigh of relief” after seeing Saquon Barkley’s X-rays

Mon Oct 11 2021 20:30:28 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Giants running back Saquon Barkley was knocked out of Sunday’s loss to the Cowboys with an ankle injury and head coach Joe Judge said after the game that he had not seen the results of X-rays that were taken after he got hurt. The team has now seen those results and told reporters on Monday [more]

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Jaguars join 1976-77 Buccaneers with 20 straight losses

Mon Oct 11 2021 02:41:35 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Good news, 1942-45 Chicago Cardinals. Bad news, 2020-21 Jacksonville Jaguars. With Sunday’s loss to the Titans, the Jaguars have lost 20 games in a row. They join the 1976-77 Buccaneers as the only teams in the 102-season history of the NFL to author a losing streak that made it to 20. The Cardinals lost 29 [more]

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Report: Saquon Barkley believed to have low-ankle sprain

Mon Oct 11 2021 01:56:36 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Giants head coach Joe Judge said that running back Saquon Barkley had X-rays on his injured ankle after leaving Sunday’s blowout loss to the Cowboys, but didn’t update his condition because he said he didn’t know the results. A report on Sunday night shed some light on Barkley’s condition. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports [more]

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Could St. Louis emerge from Rams relocation case with an expansion team?

Sat Oct 09 2021 20:44:44 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The folks in St. Louis have a tiger by the tail. And they are pulling, hard. The end result could be a new NFL team in St. Louis, eventually. As the powers-that-be come to grips with the power they don’t have in a Missouri court that will conduct a trial of the litigation challenging the [more]

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NFL wants separate trials on liability and damages in Rams relocation case

Sat Oct 09 2021 15:39:25 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

As the Rams relocation inches closer and closer to its commencement in January, the NFL is trying to minimize its total financial exposure. Via Daniel Wallach, the NFL recently filed a motion to bifurcate the trial between the issues of liability and damages. If the league is looking for a full bifurcation between liability and [more]

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SoFi Stadium could host both conference championship games

Sat Oct 09 2021 13:08:09 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

It’s way too early to implement the solution, but a potential problem is looming. The Rams and Chargers could both qualify to host the NFC and AFC Championship games. With the Rams and Chargers sharing SoFi Stadium, the league would need to have a plan. Thirteen years ago, the league had a plan as both [more]

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Russell Wilson out several weeks after surgery on injured finger

Fri Oct 08 2021 23:28:34 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson underwent surgery on his injured finger Friday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports. The procedure, which was performed by noted hand specialist Dr. Steven Shin, stabilized Wilson’s finger with screws. It will keep Wilson out for several weeks. Jeremy Fowler of ESPN reports the Sehaawks are bracing for Wilson to miss [more]

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Report: Russell Wilson to have MRI, consultation with hand specialist in L.A. on Friday

Fri Oct 08 2021 14:59:50 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said quarterback Russell Wilson had a “badly sprained” finger following last night’s loss to the Rams. But with more tests coming, there should be more known about Wilson’s condition on Friday. According to NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport, Wilson will undergo an MRI on his finger today and then will have [more]

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Geno Smith was ready for his chance

Fri Oct 08 2021 13:50:36 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Seahawks quarterback Geno Smith has survived in the NFL since entering via round two of the 2013 draft. On Thursday night, he got a chance to do something he rarely has done in recent years — take snaps of significance in a regular-season game. “I played behind three of the most durable quarterbacks in NFL [more]

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Matthew Stafford injury update: Los Angeles Rams QB says he'll 'be alright' following injury to finger

Fri Oct 08 2021 12:53:55 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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Aaron Donald is officially the Rams’ all-time sack leader, but is fourth on unofficial list

Fri Oct 08 2021 12:52:21 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Sacks became an official NFL stat in 1982, which means that some sack records around the league come with asterisks attached to them. For old-school Rams fans, that will be the case for the record that Aaron Donald set in Thursday night’s win over the Seahawks. Donald sacked Russell Wilson in the third quarter to [more]

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Chris Carson inactive for Thursday Night Football

Thu Oct 07 2021 23:05:25 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Seahawks hoped they would have running back Chris Carson, but he won’t play in Thursday Night Football. The team listed Carson among its inactives after a neck injury kept him out of practice this week. Carson leads the Seahawks with 232 rushing yards and three touchdowns on 54 carries. Alex Collins will start for [more]

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Los Angeles Rams coach Sean McVay wants to get Robert Woods 'more opportunities'

Wed Oct 06 2021 23:23:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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NFL's top 10 players in 2021 season

Wed Oct 06 2021 22:14:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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Top 10 NFL players in 2021 season

Wed Oct 06 2021 22:14:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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Shane Waldron set to face Sean McVay, Rams for first time as Seahawks coordinator

Wed Oct 06 2021 03:59:31 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Seattle Seahawks offensive coordinator Shane Waldron gets to face his former team and head coaching mentor Sean McVay for the first time on Thursday night as the Los Angeles Rams come to town for a key NFC West matchup. Waldron left Los Angeles to become Seattle’s offensive coordinator this offseason after the Seahawks elected to [more]

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How did the Pro Dawgs do in Week Four?

Tue Oct 05 2021 12:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Here's statistics and more for all the former Huskies who played in week four of NFL action.

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Sean McVay vows to get Robert Woods more opportunities

Tue Oct 05 2021 04:18:23 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Ram receiver Robert Woods has 15 catches in four games. When he caught a garbage-time touchdown pass on Sunday against the Cardinals, he flipped the ball away in apparent disgust. On Monday, coach Sean McVay was asked whether he believes Woods is unhappy with the number of throws coming his way. “I’m not worried about [more]

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Rams say Darrell Henderson, Tyler Higbee would have been limited in practice

Mon Oct 04 2021 21:47:08 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Running back Darrell Henderson was able to play for the Rams on Sunday, but he remains on their injury report as they get ready for Thursday’s game against the Seahawks. Henderson was listed as a limited participant on the estimated practice report that the Rams turned in on Monday. The injured ribs that caused him [more]

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Carlos Dunlap has turf toe, “going to be hard” to play Thursday

Mon Oct 04 2021 18:26:08 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Seahawks defensive end Carlos Dunlap was injured late in Sunday’s 28-21 win over the 49ers and it’s looking like he’ll be unable to return to face the Rams on Thursday night. Head coach Pete Carroll said on 710 ESPN Monday that Dunlap has turf toe and that the team is still evaluating the extent of [more]

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Matthew Stafford avoiding sacks like never before

Mon Oct 04 2021 17:09:34 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Sunday’s game against the Cardinals did not go well for the Rams, but one aspect of it went very well for Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford: He threw 41 passes and wasn’t sacked at all. That continues an impressive trend for Stafford in his first season with the Rams. Although a quarterback’s ability to avoid the [more]

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NFL files emergency appeal to move Rams relocation lawsuit out of St. Louis

Mon Oct 04 2021 16:52:34 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The NFL wants to move the trial regarding the relocation of the Rams out of St. Louis almost as badly as the NFL wanted to move the Rams out of St. Louis. Via ConductDetrimental.com, the NFL has filed an emergency appeal of the trial judge’s recent decision to not move the trial to a different [more]

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Kyler Murray: We have to continue to prove it

Mon Oct 04 2021 11:33:37 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Cardinals moved to 4-0 in impressive fashion on Sunday. They traveled to Los Angeles to face an unbeaten Rams team and took them apart for a 37-20 win that left them alone at the top of the NFC West. It was an impressive performance across the board, including the work turned in by quarterback [more]

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Cardinals stay undefeated with 37-20 victory over Rams

Sun Oct 03 2021 23:22:51 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Through the first three weeks of the season, Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray and Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford looked like two of the league’s top MVP candidates. But facing one another for the first time this season on Sunday, Murray was the only one who kept that form. Arizona dominated Los Angeles on Sunday, snapping an [more]

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Cardinals lead Rams 34-13 after James Conner’s second touchdown

Sun Oct 03 2021 22:38:24 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Cardinals have entered blowout territory against the Rams. After Los Angeles kicker Matt Gay missed a 46-yard field goal wide right, the Cardinals marched down the field to score a touchdown for a 34-13 lead late in the third quarter. Arizona has punted on two possessions, but otherwise has scored at least three points [more]

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Scouting Florida: Stopping run game key for Kentucky

Fri Oct 01 2021 19:38:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Who will do a better job of defending the run?

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PFT’s 2021 coach of the year watch, Week Four

Fri Oct 01 2021 16:47:37 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

So a couple of weeks ago, we tried out an in-season hot-seat watch. There was a small problem with it. The people who are included in such lists have a tendency to freak out a little at their status. That resulted in unnecessary and unwanted phone calls and other communications. Frankly, I decided to hell with [more]

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DeAndre Hopkins back to full participation in practice for Cardinals

Fri Oct 01 2021 02:53:39 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins returned to full participation in practice for the Arizona Cardinals on Thursday. Hopkins missed Wednesday’s practice due to a rib injury that also kept him from practice last week in the lead up to the team’s win over the Jacksonville Jaguars. Despite the injury, Hopkins played most of the contest against [more]

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Cardinals cut Luq Barcoo

Thu Sep 30 2021 22:17:58 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Cardinals cut cornerback Luq Barcoo on Thursday, according to the NFL’s transactions report. It’s not a surprise considering the Cardinals signed Antonio Hamilton from the practice squad earlier in the week. Arizona could use Barcoo’s roster spot to activate linebacker Dennis Gardeck from the injured reserve list. Barcoo was inactive for the first three [more]

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NFL announces lineup for Super Bowl LVI halftime show

Thu Sep 30 2021 21:29:46 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Super Bowl returns to L.A. with a bang, at least at halftime. The NFL has announced that the Super Bowl LVI halftime show will consist of performances from Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Mary J. Blige, and Kendrick Lamar. The timing of the announcement was a bit unconventional. It emerged without warning or buildup [more]

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DeAndre Hopkins working at Thursday’s practice

Thu Sep 30 2021 15:41:24 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Cardinals wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins played without practicing last week, but it doesn’t look like he’ll have to do the same this week. Darren Urban of the team’s website reports that Hopkins is on the field and working with the rest of the team during the portion of Thursday’s practice that was open to the [more]

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Sean McVay looks to extend 8-0 record against Cardinals

Thu Sep 30 2021 13:25:45 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

In the last game the Rams played without Sean McVay as the head coach, L.A. lost to the Cardinals, 44-0. Since then, the Rams have not lost to the Cardinals again. Under McVay, the Rams have an 8-0 record against the Cardinals. And the outcomes generally haven’t been close. The narrowest margin was seven points. [more]

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Cooper Kupp is the NFC offensive player of the month

Thu Sep 30 2021 12:40:05 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Cooper Kupp has been an effective receiver since the Rams drafted him in the third round of the 2017 draft. But with Matthew Stafford as his quarterback, he’s putting up numbers like never before in 2021. Through three games, Kupp leads the league with 25 receptions, 367 yards, and five touchdowns. Now the NFL has [more]

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Kyler Murray: Win as a team, individual accolades will come

Thu Sep 30 2021 10:45:30 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Cardinals are 3-0 and quarterback Kyler Murray said on Wednesday that the team’s record is a bigger deal to him than any discussion of his individual play. Murray has run for a touchdown in all three wins and thrown for 1,005 yards while completing two-thirds of his passes. That has led to him being [more]

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Darrell Henderson (ribs) practices on a limited basis

Thu Sep 30 2021 00:24:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Rams managed to overcome the Buccaneers despite not having running back Darrell Henderson, who missed the game with a rib injury. The Rams could have Henderson back for Sunday against the Cardinals. Henderson practiced on a limited basis for the Rams on Wednesday. Not practicing for the Rams due to injury on Wednesday were [more]

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Rams claim Jamir Jones off waivers

Wed Sep 29 2021 21:30:08 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Rams will be without linebacker Justin Hollins for a while because of a pectoral injury and they moved to add some depth at the position on Wednesday. The team claimed Jamir Jones off of waivers. Jones was cut by the Steelers when they signed Derrek Tuszka to their 53-man roster on Tuesday. Jones signed [more]

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Cardinals designate Dennis Gardeck for return from IR

Wed Sep 29 2021 15:23:18 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Cardinals announced a handful of moves on Wednesday and one of them should proved some help for their defense in the coming weeks. The team announced that edge rusher Dennis Gardeck has been designated for return from injured reserve. The move opens a three-week window for Gardeck to practice with the team and they [more]

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Matthew Stafford named NFC offensive player of the week

Wed Sep 29 2021 12:38:26 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

In 12 years with the Lions, quarterback Matthew Stafford was named the NFC’s offensive player of the week once and that happened during his rookie season. His first weeks with the Rams have seen the league take more notice of his play. Stafford was named the NFC’s offensive player of the week for his work in [more]

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Rams hopeful about Darrell Henderson’s return, Justin Hollins needs pectoral surgery

Tue Sep 28 2021 14:28:42 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Rams running back Darrell Henderson wasn’t able to go against the Buccaneers because of a rib injury, but the team isn’t ruling him out for their Week Four home date with the Cardinals. Head coach Sean McVay said, via the team’s website, on Monday that Henderson has been “making good progress” in recent days and [more]

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Aggies in the NFL stats: Myles Garrett, Von Miller proving to be unstoppable

Tue Sep 28 2021 13:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Myles Garrett and Von Miller are proving they are both elite defenders as offensive linemen can't block them. A pair of Aggie receivers also each went over 100 yards this week.

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Matthew Stafford: Rams QB discusses adjustments to offense under Sean McVay

Tue Sep 28 2021 12:15:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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Los Angeles Rams: Linebacker Justin Hollins to undergo surgery on torn pec

Tue Sep 28 2021 01:16:33 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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Matthew Stafford’s hot start will make more veteran quarterbacks want to change teams

Mon Sep 27 2021 17:04:27 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Last year, it was Tom Brady. This year — so far — it’s Matthew Stafford. Veteran quarterbacks who left a long-time home for a new start. And the new start went well. While it’s way too early to know whether Stafford 2.0 will fare better than his dozen years in Detroit, it’s safe to say [more]

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Rob Gronkowski heads to locker room after taking hard hit

Sun Sep 26 2021 22:26:40 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Buccaneers have pulled to within seven points after Tom Brady‘s 1-yard quarterback sneak for a touchdown. But they might be without one of their key offensive contributors for the rest of the game. Tampa Bay tight end Rob Gronkowski has gone back to the locker room after taking a hard hit to the side [more]

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Matthew Stafford hits DeSean Jackson for 75-yard touchdown

Sun Sep 26 2021 22:15:41 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Earlier this week, head coach Sean McVay said he wanted to get receiver DeSean Jackson more involved in the offense. Consider the mission accomplished. After missing the receiver on a couple of targets earlier in the game, quarterback Matthew Stafford hit Jackson with a 75-yard bomb touchdown to open the third quarter. Jackson had gotten [more]

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What to make of struggling Bears offensive line?

Sun Sep 26 2021 22:02:43 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

CLEVELAND, OH., —Ugly would be an understatement when discussing the Chicago Bears offensive line on Sunday afternoon against the Cleveland Browns. A unit that

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Matthew Stafford, Cooper Kupp connection humming as Rams lead 14-7 at halftime

Sun Sep 26 2021 21:58:13 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Rams and Buccaneers traded long scoring drives midway through the first half. But then the Rams moved quicker to get on the board again, using the connection between Matthew Stafford and Cooper Kupp to score a 2-yard touchdown. The Rams lead 14-7 at halftime. Stafford began the possession from the L.A. 20 with a [more]

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Chris Godwin touchdown gets Buccaneers on the board

Sun Sep 26 2021 21:31:26 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Rams used a long drive to score the first points of their Week Three matchup with the Buccaneers. After going three-and-out on their first two possessions and putting again on their third, the Buccaneers got things together with a long scoring drive of their own. Receiver Chris Godwin scored a 2-yard touchdown to cap [more]

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Tyler Higbee’s touchdown catch gives Rams 7-0 lead

Sun Sep 26 2021 21:16:17 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

It took until the second quarter, but points have been scored in the Week Three matchup between the Rams and Buccaneers. And Los Angeles got it done with a 14-play, 95-yard drive. Quarterback Matthew Stafford connected with tight end Tyler Higbee for a 6-yard touchdown. It was Higbee’s fourth catch of the possession, and the [more]

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Rams’ Darrell Henderson unlikely to play vs. Bucs

Sun Sep 26 2021 09:17:45 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Rams are not expecting to have their starting running back today against the Buccaneers. Darrell Henderson is unlikely to play today, according to multiple reports. Henderson has a rib cartilage injury and will be playing through pain if he’s playing at all. If Henderson is out, Sony Michel and Jake Funk would be the [more]

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Antonio Brown out vs. Rams

Sat Sep 25 2021 21:24:47 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Buccaneers will not have Antonio Brown on Sunday against the Rams. Brown remains on the COVID-19 list and is not traveling with the team to Los Angeles, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Brown was placed on the list three days ago and would need two negative COVID-19 tests at least 24 hours apart to [more]

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Cooper Kupp off to an incredible start

Sat Sep 25 2021 14:45:17 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford said this week that wide receiver Cooper Kupp is the most overlooked player in the NFL. The way Kupp is playing, it’s impossible for him to be overlooked for much longer. Kupp is off to a great start this season, but he’s probably not getting enough credit for just how much [more]

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Jerry Jones: Every opportunity was given for the Rams to remain in St. Louis

Sat Sep 25 2021 13:13:53 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The pending lawsuit over the relocation of the Rams continues to generate not nearly as much attention as it should, what with a trial looming in January, all legal obstacles to that trial removed, and owners like Stan Kroenke and Jerry Jones facing a court order to disclose financial information in support of a potential [more]

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Darrell Henderson’s availability will depend on pain tolerance

Fri Sep 24 2021 19:06:34 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Running back Darrell Henderson has a rib cartilage injury and the Rams don’t know if he’ll be available for Sunday’s game against the Buccaneers. Henderson didn’t practice on Wednesday or Thursday and head coach Sean McVay told reporters on Friday that the team will “be smart” about how they use him on Friday. McVay said [more]

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DeSean Jackson: I know I can bring some special things to the Rams

Fri Sep 24 2021 15:54:31 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Through two games, Rams receiver DeSean Jackson has caught only two passes for 21 yards. Jackson was barely on the field in last week’s win over the Colts, playing just three snaps. Head coach Sean McVay said earlier this week that he has to do a better job of getting Jackson involved in the offense. [more]

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Scouting South Carolina: Keys for Kentucky to achieve victory

Fri Sep 24 2021 14:12:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

A convincing win over South Carolina would likely shoot UK into the top 25.

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Tom Brady: We’re more at risk for getting COVID this year

Thu Sep 23 2021 23:41:53 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Now that the season has begun and the games have been compelling, it’s easy to forget about the COVID situation. The players definitely have not. Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady addressed the situation when commenting on the fact that receiver Antonio Brown is on the COVID reserve list after testing positive. “I think different guys are [more]

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Bucs vs. Rams: Matthew Stafford has 'a ton of respect' for Tom Brady

Thu Sep 23 2021 21:04:28 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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Tracking the Trenches: Week 2 Pass Rush and Pass Protection Recap

Thu Sep 23 2021 20:27:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

We take a look at how the Chicago Bears fared in the trenches in their Week 2 matchup against the Cincinnati Bengals.

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Matthew Stafford: I have a ton of respect for what Tom Brady has done and is doing now

Thu Sep 23 2021 18:08:43 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

When the Rams and Buccaneers meet for the third time in three years on Sunday, this matchup will feature another new quarterback. Last year Tom Brady had replaced Jameis Winston, who threw for 385 yards and four touchdowns and an interception in the Buccaneers 55-40 victory in 2019. This year, Matthew Stafford replaces Jared Goff, [more]

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Report: Jason Pierre-Paul likely out this week with shoulder injury

Thu Sep 23 2021 14:56:52 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Buccaneers edge rusher Jason Pierre-Paul missed Wednesday’s practice with a shoulder injury, posting a cryptic message about a “setback.” But the news doesn’t appear to be too bad for the veteran defender. Per NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport, Pierre-Paul received a second opinion on his shoulder and the recommendation was rest. Though there hasn’t been a [more]

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Dan Campbell: Jared Goff is playing with a high level of confidence

Thu Sep 23 2021 13:32:30 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Quarterback Jared Goff looked great in the first half of Monday’s game against the Packers, completing 13 of his 16 passes for 137 yards with two touchdowns. The Lions led the game 17-14 at the break after Austin Seiberts’ 43-yard field goal sailed through the uprights. But then Goff’s issues with giveaways came up again [more]

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Sean McVay was out sick Wednesday but tested negative for COVID-19

Thu Sep 23 2021 02:18:30 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Rams didn’t have outside linebacker Leonard Floyd (ankle) or running back Darrell Henderson (ribs) at practice Wednesday, according to their injury report. They also didn’t have head coach Sean McVay, according to the team. McVay went home before practice with a stomach bug. The Rams announced McVay tested negative for COVID-19. “He was absolutely [more]

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PFT’s 2021 MVP watch, Week Three

Wed Sep 22 2021 23:41:53 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

It’s Wednesday, still. I forgot earlier today to slap together our new feature, the MVP watch. Containing the PointsBet odds. Here are the current finalists, as I see it. Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray (+750): Another week, another great performance. The Cardinals avoided losing when Vikings kicker Greg Joseph missed a 37-yard field goal. That boosts [more]

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Missouri Supreme Court upholds ruling requiring Stan Kroenke, others to turn over financial information

Wed Sep 22 2021 19:22:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Unlike the football team he owns, Stan Kroenke can’t buy a W. And the latest L could soon start costing him some money. Via Ben Fredrickson of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the Missouri Supreme Court has upheld the ruling requiring Kroenke, Commissioner Roger Goodell, and various other owners must disclose personal financial information in the [more]

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Antonio Brown placed on COVID-19 list

Wed Sep 22 2021 16:03:52 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Buccaneers could be without one of their key offensive contributors for Sunday’s showdown with the Rams. Tampa Bay announced that the team has placed receiver Antonio Brown on the reserve/COVID-19 list. With head coach Bruce Arians reporting that the team is 100 percent vaccinated, Brown’s placement on the list is the result of a [more]

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Broncos signing Micah Kiser off Rams practice squad

Wed Sep 22 2021 14:04:11 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

With Josey Jewell going to injured reserve with a pectoral injury, Denver is adding some depth to its linebackers. According to multiple reports, the Broncos are signing Micah Kiser off the Rams practice squad. Kiser was a fifth-round pick in the 2018 draft out of Virginia. He was a heavy special teams contributor as a [more]

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Jared Goff is now 0-9 without Sean McVay

Wed Sep 22 2021 13:44:47 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Quarterback Jared Goff won plenty of games with Sean McVay as Goff’s head coach. Without McVay, the first overall pick in the 2016 draft is still waiting for his first career victory. As a reader pointed out this morning, Goff’s two losses to start the season in Detroit run his career won-loss record to 0-9 [more]

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Rams activate Chris Garrett from COVID-19 list

Wed Sep 22 2021 02:34:59 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Rams activated linebacker Chris Garrett from the COVID-19 reserve list Tuesday. Garrett went on the list Sept. 2, missing the first two games of the season. He recently began working out lightly on the side. The Rams made the Concordia-St. Paul outside linebacker the 252nd pick in the spring. He is set to become [more]

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Bruce Arians blames strip-sack on Tom Brady

Tue Sep 21 2021 23:10:21 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

It took a while, but Buccaneers coach Bruce Arians is once again calling out quarterback Tom Brady. Via JoeBucsFan.com, Arians blamed a strip-sack on Brady holding the football for too long during an appearance on WDAE radio. “You know, the sack-fumble, he just should have got that ball out of his hands,” Arians said, via [more]

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How did the Pro Dawgs do in Week Two?

Tue Sep 21 2021 18:10:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Here's statistics and more for all the former Huskies who played in week two of NFL action.

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Darrell Henderson dealing with rib cartilage injury

Mon Sep 20 2021 23:42:35 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Rams running back Darrell Henderson played 40 of 59 offensive snaps Sunday, exiting with a rib injury in the fourth quarter. Rams coach Sean McVay said Monday that Henderson is dealing with a rib cartilage injury. The team is hopeful Henderson can play Sunday, but his status might remain uncertain until Friday, McVay said. Henderson [more]

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Sean McVay: I have to do a better job getting DeSean Jackson involved in the Rams’ offense

Mon Sep 20 2021 23:19:18 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Rams’ passing game has performed well this season, but wide receiver DeSean Jackson has not been a part of it. Rams coach Sean McVay says that needs to change. Jackson has just two catches for 21 yards this season, and yesterday he played only three snaps in Indianapolis. McVay said today that Jackson isn’t [more]

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Bruce Arians: Ronald Jones’ mind is fine, but his play isn’t as good as it should be

Mon Sep 20 2021 19:58:56 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Buccaneers running back Ronald Jones has to improve his pass protection. After Jones got benched for fumbling during Tampa Bay’s season opener against Dallas, Jones got taken off the field for missing a block that led to a Falcons sack on Tom Brady. According to head coach Bruce Arians, that’s got to change for Jones [more]

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Report: NFL will not suspend Kenny Young or Trai Turner

Mon Sep 20 2021 18:48:09 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Rams linebacker Kenny Young and Steelers offensive lineman Trai Turner were ejected from their respective games Sunday. Both face fines, but the NFL will not suspend either, Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports. Turner appeared to spit toward a Raiders player in the fourth quarter and was ejected for unsportsmanlike conduct. Steelers coach Mike Tomlin [more]

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Matthew Stafford: Cooper Kupp is about as overlooked as anybody in the league

Mon Sep 20 2021 14:39:04 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

It’s only been two games, but the connection between Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford and receiver Cooper Kupp seems strong. In Week One, Kupp caught seven passes for 108 yards with a touchdown. In Sunday’s victory over the Colts, Kupp had nine receptions for 163 yards with two touchdowns. He’s had only one game with more [more]

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NFL 'Noles: Week 2 Results include interceptions by Ramsey, Samuel Jr.

Mon Sep 20 2021 03:25:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Week 2 NFL 'Noles results.

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10 Things from Chicago Bears Week 2 win over Cincinnati

Sun Sep 19 2021 23:52:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Publisher Zack Pearson has his 10 things from the Chicago Bears Week 2 win over the Cincinnati Bengals at home.

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Frank Reich: It’s too early to tell on Carson Wentz

Sun Sep 19 2021 20:57:03 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Colts fell to 0-2 after losing to the Rams 27-24 on Sunday. But whatever happens with their quarterback situation could affect plenty going forward. Wentz had to exit the game after suffering an ankle injury during the fourth quarter. Defensive tackle Aaron Donald hit and twisted Wentz on a third-down play deep in Los [more]

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Rams defeat Colts 27-24; Carson Wentz left game with ankle injury

Sun Sep 19 2021 20:11:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Rams moved to 2-0 on Sunday, defeating the Colts 27-24. But worse than Indianapolis dropping each of its first two games is that quarterback Carson Wentz now has an injury concern. As the quarterback was making a third-down throw in the fourth quarter, Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald hit and twisted Wentz. The quarterback [more]

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With Colts down 27-24, Jacob Eason comes in for injured Carson Wentz

Sun Sep 19 2021 19:49:50 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Rams have taken a 27-24 lead with just over two minutes left ini the fourth quarter. But now the Colts don’t have their starting quarterback. Carson Wentz limped off the field after he was hit by defensive tackle Aaron Donald on third-and-5 from the Los Angeles 17. Donald twisted Wentz around and it looked [more]

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Carson Wentz injury: Indianapolis Colts QB exits game vs. Los Angeles Rams

Sun Sep 19 2021 19:41:29 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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Cooper Kupp’s second touchdown puts Rams ahead 24-21

Sun Sep 19 2021 19:32:09 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Rams lost their lead on a special teams play. It didn’t take them very long to get it back. Los Angeles’ offense had completely stalled, going three-and-out for a third consecutive possession. When the Rams lined up to punt deep in their own territory, the snap never made it to punter Johnny Hekker. The [more]

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Kenny Young ejected, Colts cut Rams lead to 17-14

Sun Sep 19 2021 19:07:19 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

After a few Rams mistakes, the Colts are back in it. Quarterback Carson Wentz fired an 8-yard score to receiver Zach Pascal to get the Colts’ first touchdown of the game. And though the Rams tipped Wentz’s pass on a two-point conversion attempt, tight end Jack Doyle still came down with it to cut Los [more]

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SoFi Stadium to require vaccination or proof of negative test starting next month

Sun Sep 19 2021 18:21:44 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Although the pandemic isn’t close to being over, stadiums are full throughout the NFL. More and more of them are allowing fans in the building only if they’re either vaccinated or negative for COVID. Via the Los Angeles Times, SoFi Stadium will soon be requiring proof of vaccination or a recent negative test for fans [more]

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Rams lead Colts 10-6 at halftime

Sun Sep 19 2021 18:18:14 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Though Los Angeles’ offense generated most of the offseason headlines, its defense is why the team leads the Colts 10-6 at halftime in Week Two. The game started with Los Angeles’ defense keeping Indianapolis off the scoreboard, even though the Colts had first-and-goal from the 1-yard line. Three Jonathan Taylor runs were stopped for no [more]

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Matthew Stafford’s 16-yard touchdown pass gives Rams early lead

Sun Sep 19 2021 17:30:04 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Matthew Stafford is picking up right where he left off. After he was named NFC offensive player of the week on Wednesday, the Rams’ quarterback executed a drive with surgical precision to give Los Angeles an early 7-0 lead over the Colts. The Rams got the ball on their own 10-yard line after their defense [more]

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Eric Fisher will start, but Julien Davenport will play some left tackle

Sun Sep 19 2021 16:12:46 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Colts finally have their preferred left tackle in Eric Fisher. He’ll start, but he won’t go wire to wire. Coach Frank Reich told Laura Overton of Colts.com that Julien Davenport will spell Fisher at times on the left side. It will make for a strange game for Davenport, since he’ll be starting at right [more]

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Chicago Bears Film Review: 2021 Week 1 vs Los Angeles Rams

Sat Sep 18 2021 21:17:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Our Week 1 Chicago Bears film review is LIVE! Featuring David Montgomery, Andy Dalton and more.

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Chicago Bears stat pack Week 2: David Montgomery off to good start

Sat Sep 18 2021 17:01:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Our Week 2 stat pack is live centering around David Montgomery's Week 1 performance for the Chicago Bears.

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Jalen Ramsey expects to move around extensively in 2021

Sat Sep 18 2021 14:16:49 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Rams cornerback Jalen Ramsey probably should be known moving forward as Rams defensive back Jalen Ramsey. In 2021, the Rams will be moving Ramsey around each week, depending on the opponent. “Last year was sprinkled in here and there, but this year it’s kind of no boundaries to where I may be during the game,” [more]

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Detroit Lions: Legendary DT Roger Brown dies at 84

Sat Sep 18 2021 02:36:28 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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Braden Smith, Xavier Rhodes out; Eric Fisher could make Colts debut

Fri Sep 17 2021 18:30:56 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Back in January, Eric Fisher tore his Achilles while playing for the Chiefs in the AFC Championship Game. Now, he may start for the Colts in Week Two. Via Stephen Holder of TheAthletic.com, head coach Frank Reich said in his Friday press conference that he wasn’t ready to “100 percent commit” to Fisher starting Sunday’s [more]

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Aaron Donald: I was letting plays slip out of my hands, so I’ve been working on my grip

Fri Sep 17 2021 16:51:36 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Early in the fourth quarter of the Rams season-opening victory over the Bears, something peculiar happened. Aaron Donald had a clear opportunity to sack quarterback Andy Dalton. But when Donald got to the quarterback, he spun Dalton around before the QB made it out of his grasp. The whole thing probably worked out worse for [more]

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Week 2 Ultimate Game Preview: Bears vs Bengals

Fri Sep 17 2021 16:50:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Chicago Bears are set to take on the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 2. We have our keys to the game and what to watch for.

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Bears vs. Bengals: 6 things to watch in Week 2

Fri Sep 17 2021 15:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

We have our six things to watch for as the Chicago Bears get set to take on the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 2.

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Nickel job still not solidified for Chicago Bears going into Week 2

Fri Sep 17 2021 13:05:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The nickel corner position might not be solved just yet for the Chicago Bears as Matt Nagy and other coaches hinted.

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Picks For Pace Podcast: Bears vs. Bengals preview, college football week 3 preview, and more

Fri Sep 17 2021 03:05:07 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

As week 3 of the college football season arrives, the Chicago Bears home opener is also set to take place with fans allowed back at Soldier Field for the first time

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Marquise Goodwin says Chicago Bears game plan played into Rams hands

Thu Sep 16 2021 23:19:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Chicago Bears wide receiver Marquise Goodwin expressed his frustrations with the game plan against the Los Angeles Rams, playing into Jalen Ramsey's hands.

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Iowa in the NFL: Where/when former Hawkeyes will be playing in week two

Thu Sep 16 2021 22:59:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

When and where to watch former Hawkeyes this weekend.

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Darius Leonard remains out of practice for Colts

Thu Sep 16 2021 20:56:49 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Colts could have a few injury concerns for Sunday’s Week Two matchup with the Rams. Star linebacker Darius Leonard (ankle/illness) missed his second day of practice this week. Indianapolis added the illness designation on Thursday, as Leonard had already been listed with the ankle issue. The linebacker did not practice last Friday due to [more]

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Can the running game revitalize the Chicago Bears offense?

Thu Sep 16 2021 15:30:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

LAKE FOREST, Ill.—Silver linings exist in the NFL and for the Chicago Bears, a major silver lining on offense for the last two seasons has been running back David

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Tracking the Trenches: Week 1 Pass Rush and Pass Protection Recap

Thu Sep 16 2021 13:17:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

We break down how the Chicago Bears fared in the trenches against the Los Angeles Rams in our weekly recap.

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Eric Fisher ready to return to lineup, return to form

Thu Sep 16 2021 02:19:24 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Eric Fisher can’t wait to get back, and the Colts can’t wait for their left tackle to get back. Once regarded as one of the top offensive lines in the NFL, the Colts allowed three sacks and 10 hits of Carson Wentz in the season opener. The team’s new quarterback surely would feel better with [more]

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National media needs to cover the Rams relocation litigation

Thu Sep 16 2021 00:49:14 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

One of the most significant pieces of litigation against the NFL in years continues to play out in a St. Louis courtroom. And most of the national media continues to look the other way. Tuesday’s ruling on the NFL’s so-called motion for summary judgment means that, absent a settlement, the lawsuit filed against the league [more]

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Darius Leonard, Quenton Nelson out of practice for Colts

Wed Sep 15 2021 21:09:10 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Colts kicked off their practice week without linebacker Darius Leonard. Leonard sat out of Wednesday’s practice with an ankle injury. Leonard also sat out last Friday, but played every defensive snap in the team’s season-opening loss to the Seahawks. He had five tackles and a forced fumble. Left guard Quenton Nelson played every offensive [more]

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Cooper Kupp got 11.3 yards past the Bears’ secondary, tracking technology shows

Wed Sep 15 2021 19:34:31 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

How wide open did Rams wide receiver Cooper Kupp get in the Bears’ secondary on his 56-yard touchdown pass on Sunday night? So wide open that the NFL hadn’t seen anything like it in three years. The NFL’s Next Gen Stats use tracking devices on every player’s shoulder pads to provide data beyond the ordinary [more]

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My Two Cents: Where's the progress for the Chicago Bears?

Wed Sep 15 2021 16:56:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The debut "My Two Cents" column is live breaking down some storylines for the Chicago Bears after Week 1.

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NFL fails to get St. Louis relocation lawsuit dismissed

Wed Sep 15 2021 00:00:07 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The NFL and the Rams have failed in their last-ditch effort to avoid a jury trial in Missouri over the relocation of the team to Los Angeles. Via Joel Currier of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Judge Cristopher McGraugh has denied the NFL’s motion for summary judgment, a common device used by civil defendants to secure [more]

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Marquise Goodwin: Lack of a downfield passing attack is challenging

Tue Sep 14 2021 23:20:37 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Bears didn’t test the Rams defense, which ranked No. 1 in yards allowed last season. Andy Dalton had one pass attempt over 15 yards, while every other starting quarterback in the NFL had at last four. Dalton went 0-for-2 with an interception on passes of over 10 yards. It was frustrating for Bears fans [more]

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Badgers in the NFL: T.J. Watt dominates, how others fared in Week 1

Tue Sep 14 2021 14:56:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Pittsburgh Steelers' decision to select T.J. Watt with the 30th overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft has already paid off in a big way. The former University of Wisconsin

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David Montgomery proves offseason work paying off early

Tue Sep 14 2021 13:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

LOS ANGELES, CA., — Performing at a high level is necessary in the NFL and for Chicago Bears running back David Montgomery, extra offseason work was apparent in week 1

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Colts monitoring foot injury for Braden Smith

Mon Sep 13 2021 20:13:51 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Colts had some issues with pass protection on Sunday, allowing three sacks and 10 hits on quarterback Carson Wentz. An injury concern along the offensive line likely won’t help matters. Indianapolis head coach Frank Reich told reporters on Monday that right tackle Braden Smith came in after the game with a foot injury. Reich [more]

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Chicago Bears vs. Los Angeles Rams: 10 things from Week 1

Mon Sep 13 2021 18:19:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

We have our 10 things from Sunday's loss to the Los Angeles Rams for the Chicago Bears.

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Los Angeles Rams: Matthew Stafford, Van Jefferson happy with explosive first game

Mon Sep 13 2021 17:07:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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Bears secondary is a bigger concern than we thought

Mon Sep 13 2021 15:35:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

It's just one game, but the secondary for the Chicago Bears did not get off to a good start.

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Keenan Allen: Coach Brandon Staley is “one of the best I’ve been around”

Mon Sep 13 2021 14:25:41 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Chargers made the long trip to D.C. for a Week One game that started at 10:00 a.m. Pacific time. They pulled off the victory and moved to 1-0 on the season. After the game, receiver Keenan Allen gushed about the coach who got them there. “True leader,” Allen told me by phone regarding Brandon [more]

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Sean McVay: With Matthew Stafford, we’re not limited in anything we can do in the pass game

Mon Sep 13 2021 08:56:25 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Rams paid a big price to acquire Matthew Stafford this offseason, and coach Sean McVay thinks after one game that Stafford was well worth it. McVay said after Sunday night’s win over the Bears that there are no limits to what the Rams can do offensively, noting specifically Stafford’s 67-yard touchdown pass to Van [more]

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Matt Nagy: We knew where and when we were going to use Justin Fields

Mon Sep 13 2021 04:26:29 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

During the practice week, Rams head coach Sean McVay told reporters it would be “naïve” not to prepare for Bears quarterback Justin Fields in some way. It turned out McVay was right. Fields didn’t play many snaps, but Chicago did rotate him in with starter Andy Dalton periodically throughout the 34-14 loss to Los Angeles. [more]

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QUICK RECAP: Matthew Stafford, Rams light up Bears in Week 1

Mon Sep 13 2021 03:21:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Matthew Stafford and the Los Angeles Rams lit up the scoreboard in Week 1 against the Chicago Bears.

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Sunday Night Football: Matthew Stafford shines in L.A. debut, Rams beat Bears 34-14

Mon Sep 13 2021 03:17:50 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Rams executed a trade for Matthew Stafford because they felt like he could be the missing piece to their offense. It’s a small sample size, but the deal sure looks good after Week One. Stafford was excellent in his Rams debut, piloting the team to a 34-14 victory over the Bears on Sunday Night [more]

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VIDEO: Justin Fields scores first career touchdown

Mon Sep 13 2021 02:24:19 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields has scored his first career touchdown vs. the Los Angeles Rams.

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Justin Fields scores his first touchdown

Mon Sep 13 2021 02:23:42 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Justin Fields is on the board. The rookie quarterback had played several snaps without much impact earlier in the game. But on first-and-goal from the L.A. 3, Fields took in a zone read to the right side for a touchdown — the first of his career. The touchdown pulled the Bears to within six, down [more]

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Matthew Stafford gets his second long touchdown, Rams lead 20-7

Mon Sep 13 2021 02:04:38 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

It’s about four miles from SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, Calif. down Century Boulevard to Los Angeles International Airport. That’s about how far away Chicago’s defense was from receiver Cooper Kupp on a 56-yard touchdown to cap Los Angeles’ opening drive of the third quarter. The TD put L.A. up 20-7. Kupp got past the secondary [more]

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David Montgomery gets Bears on the board, Rams lead 13-7 at halftime

Mon Sep 13 2021 01:38:56 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Chicago’s offense couldn’t get much going early. But running back David Montgomery found the end zone with 34 seconds left in the second quarter to cut the Rams’ lead to 13-7 at halftime. After trading punts with the Rams in the second quarter, the Bears got the ball back at their own 45. Montgomery — [more]

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Matthew Stafford throws his first touchdown in L.A. to give Rams 7-0 lead

Mon Sep 13 2021 00:39:45 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Welcome to Los Angeles, Matthew Stafford. The quarterback went “bombs away” for his first touchdown in a Rams uniform, completing a 67-yard pass to receiver Van Jefferson. The score gave L. A. an early 7-0 lead. The game got off to an inauspicious start for Los Angeles, with returner Khalil Herbert taking the opening kickoff [more]

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Bears vs. Rams: Inactives for Week 1

Sun Sep 12 2021 23:19:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The full inactives for Sunday Night Football between the Chicago Bears and Los Angeles Rams have been announced.

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Matthew Stafford reportedly nixed trade to Carolina Panthers

Sun Sep 12 2021 12:18:21 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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NFL Week 1: Bears vs. Rams Ultimate Game Preview

Sat Sep 11 2021 19:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Our ultimate game preview for Week 1 between the Chicago Bears and Los Angeles Rams is live. Read our preview, game info and more!

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Eddie Goldman doubtful for Bears on Sunday night

Fri Sep 10 2021 18:35:30 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

It looks like the wait for defensive tackle Eddie Goldman‘s return to the Bears lineup will last at least one more week. Goldman hurt his knee on Monday and missed practice for the third straight day Friday. The Bears have listed him as doubtful for Sunday night’s game against the Rams, so it will be [more]

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Eddie Goldman remains out of practice, while Tashaun Gipson added to report

Thu Sep 09 2021 22:02:46 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Bears coach Matt Nagy called Eddie Goldman “day to day” after the defensive tackle tweaked his knee Monday. But Thursday was not the day. Goldman, who also has an ankle injury, remained out of practice a second consecutive day. Goldman opted out of the 2020 season because of COVID-19 concerns. He missed part of training [more]

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Rams restructure Tyler Higbee’s contract

Thu Sep 09 2021 19:39:36 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Rams need cap space in the worst way, and they got some much-needed relief Thursday. The team restructured tight end Tyler Higbee‘s deal, freeing up $1.65 million in cap space, Lindsey Thiry of ESPN reports. The Rams now have just over $2 million in cap space. The Rams converted $2.475 million of Higbee’s base [more]

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Iowa in the NFL: Where/when former Hawkeyes will be playing in week one

Thu Sep 09 2021 19:24:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Check out which former Hawkeyes will be in action this week in the NFL.

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Chicago Bears vs. Los Angeles Rams: 6 Things to watch for

Thu Sep 09 2021 18:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

We have our six keys for Sunday's Week 1 matchup between the Chicago Bears and Los Angeles Rams.

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OBR Analytics: Chiefs Game Preview. Key Matchups, Data, and Opportunities

Thu Sep 09 2021 17:06:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

OBR Analytics is back with a look at key matchups, data, and opportunities for Week 1 versus the Kansas City Chiefs.

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NFL 'Noles: Week 1 Regular Season Schedule

Thu Sep 09 2021 12:38:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

NFL season set to begin for former Seminoles.

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SDSU coaches break down Arizona matchup

Thu Sep 09 2021 04:45:23 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

San Diego State's coaching staff takes a closer look at the matchup with Arizona.

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Eddie Goldman misses practice, while Khalil Mack is limited

Wed Sep 08 2021 22:26:34 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Bears signed veteran defensive tackle Margus Hunt and nose tackle Damion Square to the practice squad Wednesday, a sign that Eddie Goldman‘s injuries are a concern for Sunday. The team lists Goldman with knee and ankle injuries that kept him sidelined during Wednesday’s practice. Goldman is believed to have been injured in Monday’s practice, [more]

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Bears vs. Rams: What to watch for in Week 1

Wed Sep 08 2021 12:30:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Our first What to Watch for of the 2021 Chicago Bears season is live as they get set to take on the Los Angeles Rams.

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Devlin Hodges gets a tryout with the Patriots

Tue Sep 07 2021 23:41:19 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Quarterback Devlin “Duck” Hodges became a mini-sensation in 2019, starting six game for the Steelers after Ben Roethlisberger was lost to an elbow injury. Hodges is now looking for his next NFL stop. He spent much of 2021 with the Rams but didn’t make the final cut. On Tuesday, he got a tryout with the [more]

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Sean McVay: Rams are still prepping for Justin Fields on Sunday

Tue Sep 07 2021 18:38:43 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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Sean McVay: Rams are still prepping for Bears' Justin Fields

Tue Sep 07 2021 18:38:43 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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Sean McVay: We’d be naive not to prepare for the Bears to use Justin Fields in some way

Tue Sep 07 2021 09:19:45 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Bears have been adamant that Andy Dalton is their starting quarterback, and rookie Justin Fields‘ job will be to learn from the sideline. But Rams head coach Sean McVay says his defense will be ready for Fields. McVay indicated that he thinks the Bears may have a package of plays designed to utilize Fields’ [more]

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Sean McVay: A’Shawn Robinson on track to play against Bears

Tue Sep 07 2021 06:21:11 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Los Angeles Rams defensive tackle A'Shawn Robinson is on track to be available for Sunday’s season opener against the Chicago Bears, according to head coach Sean McVay. Robinson had surgery on his knee less than two weeks ago to address an issue he was experiencing. While the arthroscopic procedure was considered minor, McVay said at [more]

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Sean McVay: A’Shawn Robinson is on track to play in Week One

Mon Sep 06 2021 21:10:18 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Rams head coach Sean McVay had good news on the injury front after Monday’s practice. Per multiple reporters, McVay said that defensive lineman A'Shawn Robinson is on track to play in Sunday’s season opener against the Bears. Robinson underwent minor knee surgery in late August, putting his status for the opener in question. He’s slated [more]

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Vanderbilt gameday grades: ETSU

Mon Sep 06 2021 12:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Grades are in for Vanderbilt's performance against East Tennessee State on Saturday.

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Ranking the NFL’s most valuable franchises

Sat Sep 04 2021 22:23:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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Jerry Jones wants the Bills to stay in Buffalo

Sat Sep 04 2021 16:27:23 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

When it was time for the Rams to possibly leave St. Louis, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones gave the move a thumb’s up. With the Bills possibly in line to leave Buffalo, Jones has decided to go . . . . . thumb’s down. “It’s unique, it’s just as Green Bay is unique relative to size, [more]

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Stan Kroenke takes fight over release of financial information to Missouri Supreme Court

Sat Sep 04 2021 12:28:11 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Rams owner Stan Kroenke is spending plenty of money to keep people from finding out how much money he has. Via Joel Currier of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Kroenke has asked the Missouri Supreme Court to overturn a July ruling that he must produce records regarding his net worth in the litigation arising from the [more]

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Second-year sixth-round safety Jordan Fuller becomes a Rams captain

Fri Sep 03 2021 23:31:17 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Rams, like the Chargers, have eight captains for 2021. Three of the Rams captains are captains with the Rams for the first time. Quarterback Matthew Stafford, cornerback Jalen Ramsey, and safety Jordan Fuller are captains for the first time with the team. The other captains are defensive tackle Aaron Donald, tackle Andrew Whitworth, receiver [more]

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How NFL cut day went for former Maryland football players

Thu Sep 02 2021 23:51:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

With NFL 53-man rosters and 16-man practice squads announced on Tuesday, here’s a look at where some former Terps landed at the professional level.

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Rams activate Johnny Hekker, put Chris Garrett on COVID list and two on IR

Thu Sep 02 2021 17:55:49 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Punter Johnny Hekker reworked his contract to remain with the Rams and now he is back on the Rams’ active roster. The Rams announced that Hekker was activated from the COVID-19 reserve list on Thursday. Hekker went on the list along with the since-traded Corey Bojorquez on August 21 and missed the team’s final two [more]

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Johnny Hekker reworked his contract to stay with Rams

Thu Sep 02 2021 10:40:56 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Johnny Hekker, the Rams’ punter and longest-tenured player, was no lock to make the roster this year after another punter, Corey Bojorquez, performed well in training camp. But Hekker worked with the Rams to remain in Los Angeles. Hekker reworked his contract before the Rams kept him on the 53-player roster and traded Bojorquez to [more]

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Chicago Bears make roster moves, establish practice squad

Wed Sep 01 2021 16:43:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

We are tracking the Chicago Bears roster moves and practice squad.

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Iowa in the NFL: Three UDFAs make 53-man rosters

Wed Sep 01 2021 14:05:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Three UDFAs from Iowa's 2021 NFL Draft class have made a 53-man roster.

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Undrafted rookie DB Trill Williams among 8 former Syracuse football players to make NFL 53-man rosters

Wed Sep 01 2021 14:03:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Former Syracuse football defensive back Trill Williams has made the Miami Dolphins 53-man roster as an undrafted rookie. The accomplishment highlights a busy Tuesday for

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Judge uses NFL’s reason for leaving St. Louis to justify not moving Rams relocation litigation

Wed Sep 01 2021 01:37:35 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The NFL has decided to try to move the Rams relocation lawsuit out of St. Louis. The presiding judge has decided not to do so. Via Jacob Kim of the St. Louis Business Journal, Judge Christopher McGraugh concluded on Tuesday that there’s no evidence that potential jurors in the case have an inherent bias against [more]

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Packers finalize their initial 53-man roster for 2021

Wed Sep 01 2021 00:21:26 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Green Bay Packers have officially finalized their initial 53-man roster for the 2021 season. They were scheduled to trim their roster from the 80 players they entered

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All six Kentucky rookies survive Tuesday's roster cuts

Wed Sep 01 2021 00:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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Rams have 52 of 53 players fully vaccinated

Tue Aug 31 2021 23:40:44 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

In some cities, the reduction to 53 players may have decreased the overall vaccination rate. In Los Angeles, the Rams arrive at 53 with only one player who isn’t vaccinated. Coach Sean McVay told reporters on Tuesday that 52 players are vaccinated. “I don’t want to say who it is just out of respect, but [more]

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Rams waive Micah Kiser as part of reducing roster to 53

Tue Aug 31 2021 21:40:57 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

After trading punter Corey Bojorquez to the Packers, the Rams finalized their initial 53-man roster on Tuesday with a series of cuts. Linebacker Micah Kiser, a 2018 fifth-round pick, was among those let go. Kiser was a heavy special teams contributor as a rookie, but missed the 2019 season with a torn pectoral. He missed [more]

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Rams trade punter Corey Bojorquez to Packers

Tue Aug 31 2021 20:08:34 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Rams had two solid punters on their preseason roster, and they managed to get something in a trade for one of them. Punter Corey Bojorquez has been traded from the Rams to the Packers, according to Tom Pelissero of NFL Network. There’s no word on what the Packers are giving up, but it’s likely [more]

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Rams waive Troy Warner, five others

Mon Aug 30 2021 19:14:53 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The younger brother of 49ers star linebacker Fred Warner was one of six players cut loose by the Rams on Monday. Defensive back Troy Warner signed with the Rams after going undrafted out of BYU this year, but he did not make it through the cut to 53 players. The Rams have to get to [more]

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Sean McVay puts trust in former UVA star Bryce Perkins for final preseason tuneup

Sun Aug 29 2021 01:07:14 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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Bills LB Andre Smith fined $5,806 for hit on Justin Fields

Sat Aug 28 2021 20:42:58 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Bears quarterback Justin Fields has experienced a few NFL firsts since the start of the preseason, including his first shot to the head from a defensive player. Fields lost his helmet on the hit, which led to both a fumble and a flag for roughing the passer that negated the play entirely. He shrugged it [more]

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Rams ST coordinator Joe DeCamilis out Saturday due to COVID protocols

Sat Aug 28 2021 16:50:02 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Rams will be short a member of their coaching staff for Saturday’s preseason finale. Mike Klis of KUSA reports that special teams coordinator Joe DeCamilis will not be with the team when they take on the Broncos. He adds that DeCamilis is feeling well and eager to be back with the team. Punter Johnny [more]

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In effort to win St. Louis lawsuit, NFL disavows its relocation guidelines

Fri Aug 27 2021 15:51:06 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The NFL doesn’t like being accused of making up the rules as it goes. The NFL often makes up the rules as it goes. When it comes to the lawsuit filed against the NFL in the aftermath of the relocation of the Rams from St. Louis, the NFL is arguing (among other things) that the [more]

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Sony Michel: Los Angeles Rams running back reacts to trade from New England Patriots

Thu Aug 26 2021 20:53:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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Sean McVay: Darrell Henderson’s outlook doesn’t really change with Sony Michel here

Thu Aug 26 2021 19:50:02 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Rams traded for running back Sony Michel on Wednesday and head coach Sean McVay discussed how the move will impact their backfield on Thursday. McVay said that the team is going to get Michel ready to be a “big-time contributor” by their Week One game against the Bears and that they were interested in [more]

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Sony Michel had no idea Patriots were going to trade him to the Rams

Thu Aug 26 2021 19:34:26 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Patriots had a glut of running backs, and the Rams had a rash of injuries at running back, and so when New England sent Sony Michel to Los Angeles, it wasn’t a big surprise. But it was a surprise to Michel himself. Michel told reporters today that he had no idea he might be [more]

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Patriots get Rams’ 2022 sixth-round pick and 2023 fourth-round pick for Sony Michel

Wed Aug 25 2021 21:58:15 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Patriots will receive two draft picks from the Rams in today’s trade of running back Sony Michel. After some confusion earlier in the day about what the Rams actually gave up to get Michel, the NFL transaction wire made clear that the Patriots will get the Rams’ 2022 sixth-round pick and 2023 fourth-round pick. [more]

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Browns claim Kyle Markway off waivers

Wed Aug 25 2021 21:01:07 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Browns have brought back a familiar face. Cleveland has claimed tight end Kyle Markway off waivers, the team announced on Wednesday. The Rams cut Markway earlier this week. Entering his second season, Markway spent much of 2020 on Cleveland’s practice squad. The Browns waived him in May and he subsequently signed with Los Angeles [more]

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James White: It’s tough to see Sony Michel go, but he’ll do great in L.A.

Wed Aug 25 2021 19:47:06 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Patriots made a move at running back on Wednesday morning, sending 2018 first-round pick Sony Michel to the Rams in exchange for a conditional fourth-round pick. Michel has missed several games over the last few years, playing just nine in 2020. But one of his fellow running backs said Wednesday that he was sorry [more]

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Rams cut long snapper Steven Wirtel to make room for Sony Michel

Wed Aug 25 2021 18:35:59 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Rams acquired running back Sony Michel from the Patriots on Wednesday, requiring them to make a move to open up a roster spot. The team announced the corresponding move, waiving long snapper Steven Wirtel. Wirtel was competing with Matthew Orzech for the job replacing Jake McQuaide as the long snapper. McQuaide followed former Rams [more]

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Rams continue to disregard draft picks by trading for Sony Michel

Wed Aug 25 2021 14:01:25 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Rams could be very good this year. They could get to the Super Bowl. They could win it. The path became more difficult when running back Cam Akers, a potential breakout star for 2021, tore an Achilles tendon just before the start of training camp. The Rams didn’t declare an emergency at the time. [more]

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Patriots trade Sony Michel to Rams

Wed Aug 25 2021 11:28:05 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Sony Michel is heading west. The Patriots have traded Michel to the Rams, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN. The Rams are sending two late-round conditional draft picks to the Patriots in the deal. The Rams were in the market for a running back after they lost Cam Akers for the season to a torn [more]

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Cliff Branch, Dick Vermeil are finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2022

Tue Aug 24 2021 20:36:59 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Cliff Branch and Dick Vermeil are the first two finalists named for the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2022. Branch has been chosen as the senior finalist, while Vermeil has been chosen as the coach finalist, the Hall of Fame announced today. Their candidacies will be voted on the day before the Super [more]

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Matt Nagy seems to possibly leave the door slightly open for Justin Fields

Tue Aug 24 2021 17:09:29 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Bears coach Matt Nagy has said that quarterback Andy Dalton will start the regular-season opener against the Bears. On Monday, however, Nagy said something that caught the ear of Chris Simms. So Simms mentioned it to me. So I found the video. And it’s at least worth asking what it means. Here’s what Nagy said [more]

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Rams activate Corey Bojorquez off COVID-19 list, waive Kyle Markway

Tue Aug 24 2021 16:53:11 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Rams will at least have one of their punters back for their preseason finale against the Broncos. After both Johnny Hekker and Corey Bojorquez went on the reserve/COVID-19 list before Saturday’s game against the Raiders, the team has activated Bojorquez on Tuesday. Bojorquez punted for the Bills for the last three years, leading the [more]

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Hard Knocks ratings up from 2020, but way down from 2019

Tue Aug 24 2021 01:11:08 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

America doesn’t care all that much about America’s Team. Via Austin Karp of Sports Business Journal, HBO is averaging 295,000 viewers through the first two episodes of Hard Knocks in 2021, featuring the Dallas Cowboys. That’s a 13-percent increase over last year’s joint Rams-Chargers season with no exhibition games. It’s also 59 percent below the [more]

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Former Rams scout Danton Barto died of COVID complications at 50

Mon Aug 23 2021 23:44:19 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Danton Barto, an accomplished college linebacker at Memphis State who eventually became a scout with the Rams, has died of complications due to COVID. He was 50. Via the Memphis Commercial Appeal, Barto passed away on Sunday. His wife said that Barto was not vaccinated against the disease. After finishing his college career, Barto played [more]

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Darrell Henderson injures thumb at practice

Mon Aug 23 2021 23:39:55 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Rams have another running back injury. On July 20, Cam Akers tore his Achilles. He will miss the season. Third-stringer Raymond Calais injured his foot in Saturday night’s exhibition game and needs surgery. The Rams waived him with an injury designation Monday. Now, Darrell Henderson is hurt. Coach Sean McVay announced Henderson hurt his [more]

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Rams waive Devlin Hodges, Paris Ford, Raymond Calais

Mon Aug 23 2021 18:12:04 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Rams have started reducing their roster to 80 by waiving three players. Los Angeles announced the team has waived quarterback Devlin Hodges and defensive back Paris Ford. The team also waived running back Raymond Calais with an injury designation. Calais needs foot surgery after suffering an injury on Saturday night. He’ll revert to the [more]

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Former Penn State kicker Sam Ficken in strong position for Titans kicking job after Tennessee's roster cuts

Mon Aug 23 2021 17:52:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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Marcus Mariota didn’t play on Saturday night, after all

Sun Aug 22 2021 15:32:36 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Derek Carr got his wish. Backup Marcus Mariota had no chance to showcase himself for other teams on Saturday night. After not playing in the preseason opener, Mariota was expected to play on Saturday night against the Rams. He didn’t. “He’s just not ready to go, physically,” coach Jon Gruden said after the game. “He [more]

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Tutu Atwell got plenty of work last night against the Raiders

Sun Aug 22 2021 15:07:20 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Rams have many exciting players. The newest player creating the most excitement and anticipation is receiver Tutu Atwell. A second-round pick (and the first pick in 2021 for the never-first-rounders Rams), Atwell got plenty of work on Saturday night against the Raiders. Participating in 70 offensive snaps (92 percent), Atwell was targeted 13 times, [more]

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Rams running back Raymond Calais needs surgery on injured foot

Sun Aug 22 2021 14:42:46 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Rams have lost another running back to injury. Raymond Calais, a third-stringer at the tailback position in L.A., suffered a foot injury against the Raiders on Saturday night. Coach Sean McVay said that Calais will require surgery. A seventh-round pick of the Bucs in 2020, Tampa Bay cut Calais before the season began. The [more]

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WATCH: Rams rookie DT Bobby Brown blows up the line for a TFL vs. Raiders

Sun Aug 22 2021 04:49:23 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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Matt Nagy says Andy Dalton will start Week One

Sat Aug 21 2021 22:23:41 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Plenty of Bears fans had hoped rookie quarterback Justin Fields would leapfrog veteran Andy Dalton before Week One of the regular season. On Saturday, Bears coach Matt Nagy made the season-opening plan unequivocally clear, if it wasn’t already. Dalton will start, Nagy told reporters after a preseason drubbing at home against the Bills. “We need [more]

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