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Rams' QB Coach Weinke Compares Sam Bradford To Luck

Feb 27, 2015 11:55 AM

Chris Weinke was hired this season as quarterbacks coach of the St. Louis Rams and he's bullish on Sam Bradford.

When Andrew Luck was coming out of college, Weinke said the closest comparison was to Bradford.

"And I say that without knowing Sam. I'd never met Sam until this process. Looking at his physical skill set. And then obviously talking to people and understanding his mental capacity and his football IQ, and all those different things.

"Sam by far has had the best pro day out of any guy I've ever evaluated from a physical standpoint. And he was coming off an injury at that point in time. So when you look at a guy who's a pure passer of the football from a physical standpoint, he's as good as anybody I've ever evaluated."

Conor Orr/NFL.com

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Rams Haven't Received Any Trade Interest In Sam Bradford

Feb 25, 2015 12:11 PM

The St. Louis Rams haven't received any trade calls about the availability of Sam Bradford.

Because Bradford has missed the majority of the past two seasons and will have to compete to keep his starting job, the Rams have pressured him to accept a reduction in his $13 million salary that counts $16.6 million against the salary cap in the contract's final year.

Bradford has not been interested in that request and his agent was allowed to contract other teams to gauge his value.

The Rams are seeking a second round pick for Bradford, who would be a one-year rental.

Chris Wesseling/NFL.com

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Inglewood Approves Plans For Rams' Stadium

Feb 25, 2015 11:08 AM

The Inglewood City Council late Tuesday night approved plans to build a football stadium that includes St. Louis Rams owner Stan Kroenke as a partner, clearing a path for a return to the Los Angeles area of the NFL for the first time in two decades.

The council approved the $2 billion plan with a 5-0 vote after a meeting with several hours of public comment.

It adds the 80,000 seat, 60-acre stadium to an existing 2009 plan to redevelop the former Hollywood Park racetrack site with homes, offices, stores, parks and open space and a hotel.

New urgency for Inglewood came to the issue last week with the announcement that the Oakland Raiders and the San Diego Chargers are planning a shared stadium in suburban Carson if they don't get their current hometowns to cough up enough money to replace their aging stadiums. Another stadium plan remains alive for downtown Los Angeles, but has no team attached.

AP

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Rams Plan On Keeping Sam Bradford As Starter In 2015

Feb 15, 2015 3:11 PM

Sam Bradford will remain the starting quarterback of the St. Louis Rams in 2015.

"That's correct, yes," Fisher said. "He's been in the building since the season ended. He's doing well."

Bradford was out for the entire 2014 season due to another ACL injury.

The Rams still hope to restructure the 27-year-old's contract entering its final season -- he's set to make $12.985 million.

Kevin Patra/NFL.com

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Rams Trying To Restructure Sam Bradford's Contract

Feb 9, 2015 11:30 AM

The St. Louis Rams would like to restructure the contract of Sam Bradford.

Bradford is scheduled to make $12.985 million in the final season of his rookie contract.

Bradford tore his ACL for the second time last year, missing all of the 2014 season. He's missed 25 of the past 32 games and 31 total over his five-year career.

The Rams could cut Bradford outright saving $12.985 million against the cap. 

Jim Thomas/St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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Rams To Hire Frank Cignetti As Offensive Coordinator

Feb 5, 2015 1:29 PM

The St. Louis Rams are expected to hire Frank Cignetti as offensive coordinator.

Cignetti was previously quarterbacks coach of the Rams and was one of Jeff Fisher's original hires with the Rams.

Cignetti will replace Brian Schottenheimer, who left the team for a job at the University of Georgia.

NFL.com

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Seahawks Have Best Super Bowl 50 Odds

Feb 2, 2015 4:16 PM

The Seattle Seahawks are 5-1 favorites to win Super Bowl 50 next season.

Here are the Super Bowl 50 odds for all 32 teams:

Seahawks: 5-1
Patriots: 6-1
Packers: 6-1
Cowboys: 10-1
Colts: 12-1
Broncos: 12-1
49ers: 18-1
Eagles: 20-1
Steelers: 20-1
Lions: 22-1
Bengals: 25-1
Saints: 25-1
Cardinals: 30-1
Chiefs: 30-1
Ravens: 30-1
Chargers: 40-1
Giants: 40-1
Panthers: 40-1
Bears: 50-1
Dolphins: 50-1
Falcons: 50-1
Texans: 50-1
Bills: 60-1
Rams: 60-1
Vikings: 60-1
Browns: 75-1
Jets: 100-1
Raiders: 100-1
Washington: 100-1
Buccaneers: 150-1
Jaguars: 150-1
Titans: 250-1

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Rob Chudzinski Staying With Colts On New Deal, Title

Jan 27, 2015 12:33 PM

Rob Chudzinski has decided to remain with the Indianapolis Colts on a new contract and title.

Chudzinski will now be associate head coach.

Chudzinski was a prime candidate to become offensive coordinator of either the San Francisco 49ers or St. Louis Rams.

"We're excited to keep Chud in our family," Chuck Pagano said. "He's been a critical part of our operation and we're looking forward to sharing even more success in the future."

Larry Hartstein/CBS Sports

Tags: Indianapolis Colts, San Francisco 49ers, St. Louis Rams, Misc Rumor

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Rams' Los Angeles Plans Met With 'Quiet Applause' By NFL

Jan 26, 2015 6:49 PM

Plans by Stan Kroenke to build a stadium in Inglewood with the hopes of relocating the St. Louis Rams have been met with "quiet applause" in the league office.

The plan was proposed to Roger Goodell in December and should take two steps forward this week.

Kroenke is “amenable” to another team playing at the stadium, something that could help get three-quarters of the other owners to give a green light to a move for the 2016 season.

Albert Breer/NFL.com

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49ers, Rams Seek Interview With Rob Chudzinski

Jan 26, 2015 1:39 PM

The San Francisco 49ers and St. Louis Rams both figure to interview Rob Chudzinski for their offensive coordinator vacancies this week.

Chudzinski was with the Indianapolis Colts this season as "special assistant to the head coach" and they blocked inquiries to interview him.

Chudzinski has appeared to be the 49ers’ top candidate all along to take over the post Greg Roman held the past four seasons.

 

The 49ers' top in-house candidate is Geep Chryst.

Matt Maiocco/Comcast

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Rams Interested In Trading For Nick Foles
The Texans and Titans also are believed to have interest in Nick Foles.

Eliot Shorr-Parks/Star-Ledger

St. Louis Reveals Plans For Open-Air Stadium Along Mississippi River
The stadium would cost at least $860 million, but there reportedly would be no new tax burden to build the 64,000-seat venue.

AP

Brian Schottenheimer Leaves Rams To Become Georgia Coordinator
Brian Schottenheimer has been named Georgia’s new offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach after leaving the Rams.

Chip Towers/Atlanta Journal Sentinel

Rams Plan To Build Stadium In Inglewood
The Rams moved from Anaheim to St. Louis in 1994 after being in Southern California since 1946.

Sam Farmer, Roger Vincent/Los Angeles Times

NFL Waiting On Better L.A. Stadium Offers
The Rams are the clear frontrunner to move to Los Angeles when the time comes, according to Jay Glazer.

Jay Glazer/Fox Sports

NFL Won't Relocate To Los Angeles In 2015
Roger Goodell told the Raiders, Rams and Chargers any team that is considering relocating to Los Angeles should look to 2016 instead, according to sources.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

NFL Appears Unlikely To Relocate To L.A. In 2015
The NFL isn't sure which team or teams they want to relocate to Los Angeles.

Peter King/Sports Illustrated

Rams Send Players Acquired For RG3 For Coin Toss
Stedman Bailey, Janoris Jenkins, Michael Brockers, Zac Stacy, Greg Robinson and Alec Ogletree represented the Rams as coin toss captains in their game against Washington.

Nick Wagoner/ESPN

NFL Won't Fine Rams Who Ran Onto Field With 'Hands Up Don't Shoot'
Stedman Bailey, Tavon Austin, Jared Cook, Chris Givens and Kenny Britt were the members of the Rams that participated in the protest.

Timothy Burke/ESPN

Rams Activate Chris Long From IR
Chris Long has been out since Week 2 with an ankle injury.

Marty Gitlin/CBS Sports

Rams' Fans In Los Angeles Show Support By Attending Game At San Diego
The Rams could relocate back to Los Angeles this offseason and fans of that possibility drove down to San Diego for Sunday's game against the Chargers.

Jim Thomas/St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Rose Bowl Can Support Just One Team On Interim Basis
The Raiders and Rams are seriously exploring a move to Los Angeles for the 2015 season.

Jason La Canfora/CBS Sports

Rams Change Mind, Bench Austin Davis For Shaun Hill
Just Monday, Jeff Fisher had said Austin Davis would continue to be the starter but finished that confirmation with "so we'll see where it goes."

Nick Wagoner/ESPN

Rams Won't Replace Austin Davis As Starting Quarterback
The Rams will continue to start Austin Davis despite his recent struggles.

Nick Wagoner/ESPN

Inglewood Mayor Has Meeting Scheduled With Rams' Kroenke
League insiders regarding the Rams as the current favorites to move to L.A., either in 2015 or 2016.

Mike Florio/Pro Football Talk

Rams Acquire Mark Barron From Buccaneers
Jeff Fisher and the Rams have acquired Mark Barron.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Favre: Austin Davis Could Be Next Brady, Warner
Brett Favre is a big believer in Austin Davis, who also went to Southern Miss.

Ed Werder/ESPN

Rams Considered Most Likely Team To Move To Los Angeles
Stan Kroenke, owner of the Rams purchased land last year at Hollywood Park.

Mike Florio/Pro Football Talk

Report: NFL Plans To Send 1-2 Teams To L.A. Within Two Years
The timeline would include a team announcing its intention to move in the 2015 or 2016 offseason.

Mike Florio/ProFootballTalk

Robert Quinn Signs Four-Year, $66.575M Extension
Robert Quinn will receive $41.2 million in guaranteed money from the Rams.

Adam Schefter/ESPN