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Rams Trade Former No. 2 Pick Greg Robinson To Lions

Jun 15, 2017 10:15 AM

The Los Angeles Rams have traded Greg Robinson to the Detroit Lions for a 2018 second round pick.

Robinson was the second overall pick in the 2014 draft but was demoted. Robinson played in 44 career games with the Rams, starting 40 of them. Los Angeles had tried moving him to guard and right tackle before eventually deciding to trade him to Detroit with one year left on his rookie contract.

"Since we drafted Greg, he has been committed to our organization, his teammates and community outreach," Rams general manager Les Snead said in a statement. "We appreciate his dedication and the effort he's put forth over the past three seasons. We wish him the best as he embarks on this new chapter."

The Lions have a need at offensive tackle with Taylor Decker out several months.

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Tags: Detroit Lions, Los Angeles Rams, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Super Bowl LV Moved To Tampa; L.A. To Host SB LVI

May 24, 2017 8:11 AM

The NFL is delaying the Super Bowl's return to Los Angeles.

League owners voted unanimously Tuesday to relocate the site of Super Bowl LV in 2021 from L.A. to Tampa's Raymond James Stadium. The vote was held days after it was revealed the opening of the Rams and Chargers' joint stadium would be delayed by a year.

Owners voted for the yet-to-be completed stadium to host Super Bowl LVI in 2022.

"From our standpoint, we felt this was an appropriate thing to do," Roger Goodell said. "We were fortunate that Tampa had a very competitive presentation when they bid on the Super Bowl earlier [in 2016]. So this was a solution the membership got on very quickly."

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Tags: Los Angeles Rams, San Diego Chargers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Misc Rumor

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Rain Delays Chargers-Rams Stadium To 2020

May 19, 2017 7:48 AM

Heavy rainfall in Los Angeles has delayed the highly anticipated, $2.6 billion stadium in Inglewood by a year.

The new stadium, which will be shared by the Chargers and Rams, will now open in 2020 instead of 2019. In the meantime, the Rams will play at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum for an additional year and the Chargers will have one more season at StubHub Center in Carson, California.

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Full List Of 2017 NFL Draft, First Round

Apr 27, 2017 11:47 PM

1. Cleveland Browns: Myles Garrett, DE, Texas A&M

2. Chicago Bears: Mitchell Trubisky, QB, North Carolina

3. San Francisco 49ers: Solomon Thomas, DE, Stanford

4. Jacksonville Jaguars: Leonard Fournette, RB, LSU

5. Tennessee Titans: Corey Davis, WR, Western Michigan

6. New York Jets: Jamal Adams, S, LSU

7. Los Angeles Chargers: Mike Williams, WR, Clemson

8. Carolina Panthers: Christian McCaffrey, RB, Stanford

9. Cincinnati Bengals: John Ross, WR, Washington

10. Kansas City Chiefs: Patrick Mahomes, QB, Texas Tech

11. New Orleans Saints: Marshon Lattimore, CB, Ohio State

12. Houston Texans: Deshaun Watson, QB, Clemson

13. Arizona Cardinals: Haason Reddick, LB, Temple

14. Philadelphia Eagles: Derek Barnett, DE, Tennessee

15. Indianapolis Colts: Malik Hooker, S, Ohio State

16. Baltimore Ravens: Marlon Humphrey, CB, Alabama

17. Washington: Jonathan Allen, DL, Alabama

18. Tennessee Titans: Adoree’ Jackson, CB, Southern California

19. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: O.J. Howard, TE, Alabama

20. Denver Broncos: Garrett Bolles, OT, Utah

21. Detroit Lions: Jarrad Davis, LB, Florida

22. Miami Dolphins: Charles Harris, DE/OLB, Missouri

23. New York Giants: Evan Engram, TE, Mississippi

24. Oakland Raiders: Gareon Conley, CB, Ohio State

25. Cleveland Browns: Jabrill Peppers, S, Michigan

26. Atlanta Falcons: Takkarist McKinley, OLB, UCLA

27. Buffalo Bills: Tre’Davious White, CB, LSU

28. Dallas Cowboys: Taco Charlton, DE, Michigan

29. Cleveland Browns: David Njoku, TE, Miami

30. Pittsburgh Steelers: T.J. Watt, LB, Wisconsin

31. San Francisco 49ers: Reuben Foster, MLB, Alabama

32. New Orleans Saints: Ryan Ramczyk, OT, Wisconsin

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Rams, Chargers To Play Three Home Games On Same Day At Same Time

Apr 20, 2017 8:27 PM

The Los Angeles Rams and Los Angeles Chargers will play three home games during the 2017 season on the same day and at the same time.

The Rams will play their home games at the Coliseum, while the Chargers will play at the StubHub Center in Carson.

The Rams and Chargers will eventually play in the same stadium in Inglewood.

Neither the Rams or Chargers will host a night game this season.

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8 NFL Owners Contributed 6.7 Percent Of Money For Trump's Inauguration

Apr 19, 2017 12:00 PM

Eight NFL owners contributed to the inauguration of Donald Trump.

According to the FEC filing, NFL owners’ $7.25 million in contributions represented nearly one of every $15 donated to Trump’s inaugural committee.

Robert Kraft (Patriots), Jerry Jones (Cowboys), Woody Johnson (Jets), Bob McNair (Texans), Shahid Khan (Jaguars), Stan Kroenke (Rams) and Dan Snyder (Washington) each contributed $1 million. Ed Glazer (Buccaneers) contributed $250,000.

The $7.25 million donated to the inauguration by NFL franchise owners represented about 6.7 percent of all money contributed to the inaugural committee.

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Tags: Dallas Cowboys, Houston Texans, Jacksonville Jaguars, Los Angeles Rams, New England Patriots, New York Jets, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Washington Redskins

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St. Louis Sues Rams, All 31 Other Teams Over Relocation

Apr 12, 2017 4:18 PM

The St. Louis Regional Convention and Sports Complex Authority, the city of St. Louis and St. Louis County have filed a lawsuit against the Rams and the NFL over their relocation to Los Angeles.

The plaintiffs allege the Rams and the NFL violated the standards of team relocations and breached its contract with the city.

The suit says the Rams made intentional false claims that only enriched themselves and damaged the plaintiffs. 

According to the complaint, because of the Rams move to Los Angeles, St. Louis lost an estimated $1.85 - $3.5 million each year in amusement and ticket tax collections, approximately $7.5 million in property tax, $1.4 million in sales tax and millions in earnings taxes. The suit also claims the city lost more than $100 million in net proceeds because of the move as well as hotel and property tax revenue and sales tax revenue. 

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NFL Relocation Fees Won't Be Shared With Players

Apr 11, 2017 4:45 PM

As a condition of approving all three franchise moves in the last 15 months, the NFL individually assessed relocation fees that will each be doled out to 31 other franchises. Those fees, according to various reports, total anywhere from $1.43 billion to $1.68 billion, or a distribution of approximately $46 million to $54 million per team. 

Those fees are not directly new revenue and won't be shared with players.

The CBA specifically excludes these fees from the revenues used to determine the league’s salary cap. 

Sports Illustrated’s Jack Dickey wrote back in January: “An observer from outside the sports world could reasonably conclude that the NFL is in actuality a trade group for land barons.”

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Rams Open To Extension For Trumaine Johnson

Apr 10, 2017 8:46 AM

The Los Angeles Rams haven't ruled out a trade, but they are also open to a contract extension with Trumaine Johnson.

The Rams placed the franchise tag on Johnson earlier this year.

Johnson, 27, was a third-round pick in 2012.

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Melvin Gordon Doesn't Want Rivalry With Todd Gurley

Apr 6, 2017 12:42 PM

Melvin Gordon and Todd Gurley will share Los Angeles beginning this coming season, but the pair of running backs don't want to stoke a rivalry.

"It's what you guys make it," Gordon said. "At the end of the day, we're both going out there trying to be the best back and trying to prove that we're the best back. It's not just Todd that I have to worry about -- there's a lot of great backs that I'm trying to beat and outshine.

"So there's more to focus on than just Todd. I know there's going to be a lot on that just because he's up the street from me. But I go out there and I do what I need to do, and that will talk for itself."

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T.J. McDonald Suspended 8 Games
Free agent safety T.J. McDonald has been suspended without pay for the first eight games of the 2017 regular season.

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Jerry Jones' Legends To Profit Immensely Due To NFL Relocations
Jerry Jones is a large shareholder of Legends, a hospitality-marketing company that will now sell the suites, concessions and sponsorships for the Las Vegas stadium for the Raiders.

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Rams Add Kayvon Webster On Two-Year Deal
The Rams have added cornerback depth by agreeing to a two-year deal with Kayvon Webster, according to a source.

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Robert Woods Agrees Upon Five-Year, $39M Deal With Rams
The contract for Robert Woods includes $15 million in guaranteed money.

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Kenny Britt Agrees To Four-Year, $32.5M Deal With Browns
Kenny Britt's eighth season in the NFL was his most productive, as he finished 2016 with career highs in receptions (68) and receiving yards (1,002).

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Rams Actively Looking To Trade Trumaine Johnson
The Rams are actively looking to trade Trumaine Johnson, who they recently placed their franchise tag on.

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Trumaine Johnson Signs One-Year, $16.7M Tender With Rams
The Rams took Trumaine Johnson out of Montana with a third-round pick in the 2012 NFL draft.

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Tony Romo Covets Texans, Chiefs, Broncos With 49ers, Rams Interested
Tony Romo would like to join a playoff contender as Peyton Manning did with the Broncos.

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Rams Want Todd Gurley To Improve Pass Blocking
Todd Gurley struggled in 2016, watching his yards per carry drop from 4.8 as a rookie to 3.2 as a second-year player, but the Rams want him to improve elsewhere.

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Rams To Hire Matt LaFleur As Offensive Coordinator
Sean McVay views Matt LaFleur as capable of helping him implement his offense and teaching former No. 1 overall pick Jared Goff how to excel in the NFL game.

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Marshall Faulk Maintains The Patriots Filmed The Rams' Practice
Marshall Faulk still believes that the Patriots filmed the Rams' final practice before the Super Bowl in 2002 despite no evidence that anything illegal ever took place.

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Todd Gurley: 2016 Season 'Like A Nightmare'
Todd Gurley had a yards-per-carry average of just 3.2 in his second NFL season with the Rams.

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Rams Now Focused On Possible Front Office Additions
With a new head coach in place, the Rams have turned their attention to improving the front office.

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Chargers Abandon New 'LA' Logo
A.G. Spanos said that the team may “take another shot” at an L.A. logo “down the road,” and that the franchise is considering ways to involve the community’s voice in the process.

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Wade Phillips Agrees To Become Defensive Coordinator Of Rams
Wade Phillips traditionally runs a 3-4 defense, but the Rams mainly used four defensive linemen and two linebackers under Gregg Williams this past season.

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Rams Hire Sean McVay As Head Coach
The Rams have hired Sean McVay as head coach.

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Josh McDaniels Prefers 49ers' Job Over Rams, Jaguars
The 49ers are attractive to Josh McDaniels as they don't currently have a GM, plan to be patient in their rebuild and are viewed as a marquee NFL franchise.

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Kevin Demoff: Rams Don't Need A Rebuild
The Rams went 4-12 in 2016 after a 3-1 start and will hire a new head coach this offseason.

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Kyle Shanahan Believed To Prefer Broncos' Job
Kyle Shanahan could have a number of options this offseason as he's set to meet with the Rams, Jaguars, 49ers and Broncos.

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Sean McVay To Interview With 49ers, Rams
Sean McVay won't turn 31 until late in January and was 28 when he was hired for his current job.

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