St. Louis Rams Wiretap

Rams Interested In Trading For Nick Foles

Jan 26, 2015 12:47 PM

The St. Louis Rams have interest in trading for Nick Foles.

Foles could be made available this offseason by the Philadelphia Eagles as they also have interest in trading up for Marcus Mariota.

The Tennessee Titans and Houston Texans could also have interest in Foles.

"Love him," one NFL coach said of Foles. "Right now I would put him in the second or third tier of quarterbacks, but I think he is right on the cusp of being in the top tier at the position."

Foles inability to escape pressure was highlighted last season as the offensive line suffered through a season of injuries and poor play. 

 

Foles has been quiet since his injury, but did make it clear in his lone interview that he expects to be with the Eagles next season.

"I expect to be back here," Foles said. "I expect to be the quarterback. I love my teammates, and I expect to be back out there leading them and winning some games. I'm excited to come back better than I ever have been."

Eliot Shorr-Parks/Star-Ledger

Tags: Houston Texans, Philadelphia Eagles, St. Louis Rams, Tennessee Titans, Misc Rumor, Trade 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

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

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St. Louis Reveals Plans For Open-Air Stadium Along Mississippi River

Jan 9, 2015 1:55 PM

St. Louis has revealed plans for a new open-air football stadium along the Mississippi River.

The city is trying to improve its bid to keep the St. Louis Rams, who are considering relocating to Los Angeles.

The stadium would cost at least $860 million, but there reportedly would be no new tax burden to build the 64,000-seat venue. Private sources and seat licensing fees would pay for more than half, while other funding would come from tax credits and other public financing.

AP

Tags: St. Louis Rams

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Brian Schottenheimer Leaves Rams To Become Georgia Coordinator

Jan 7, 2015 2:55 PM

Brian Schottenheimer has been named Georgia’s new offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach, head coach Mark Richt announced Wednesday.

Schottenheimer, 41, has served as offensive coordinator with the St. Louis Rams the last three seasons after holding the same position with the New York Jets from 2006-2011. 

Schottenheimer also held positions as quarterbacks coach with the San Diego Chargers (2002-05) and Washington Redskins (2001).

Chip Towers/Atlanta Journal Sentinel

Tags: St. Louis Rams, Misc Rumor, NCAA

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Rams Plan To Build Stadium In Inglewood

Jan 5, 2015 11:16 AM

Stan Kroenke, who bought 60 acres adjacent to the Forum a year ago, has joined forces with the owners of the 238-acre Hollywood Park site, Stockbridge Capital Group. They plan to add an 80,000-seat NFL stadium for the St. Louis Rams and a 6,000-seat performance venue to the already-massive development of retail, office, hotel and residential space, Stockbridge and the Kroenke Group told The Times.

The Rams moved from Anaheim to St. Louis in 1994 after being in Southern California since 1946.

Under their current deal, the Rams can end their 30-year lease a decade early because they have not reached an agreement with St. Louis officials on improvements to the stadium. The sides remain about $575 million apart. St. Louis is expected to offer the team a new proposal by month's end.

Sam Farmer, Roger Vincent/Los Angeles Times

Tags: St. Louis Rams, Legal

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NFL Waiting On Better L.A. Stadium Offers

Dec 21, 2014 2:21 PM

The NFL wants better options and offers on a stadium site in Los Angeles before a team actually makes a decision on relocating.

The St. Louis Rams are the clear frontrunner to move to Los Angeles when the time comes, according to Jay Glazer.

Jay Glazer/Fox Sports

Tags: St. Louis Rams, Oakland Raiders, San Diego Chargers, Legal

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NFL Won't Relocate To Los Angeles In 2015

Dec 20, 2014 2:57 PM

Roger Goodell told the San Diego Chargers, Oakland Raiders and St. Louis Rams that there will not be a team that moves to Los Angeles for next season, according to league sources.

Goodell also told the Chargers, Raiders and Rams -- each of whom can file a relocation application for the 2015 season starting Jan. 1 -- that any team that is considering relocating to Los Angeles should look to 2016 instead, according to sources.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Tags: Oakland Raiders, San Diego Chargers, St. Louis Rams, Legal

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NFL Appears Unlikely To Relocate To L.A. In 2015

Dec 15, 2014 11:29 AM

Roger Goodell is expected to spend more time working on the NFL's issues with getting a team or teams to Los Angeles now that the new personal conduct policy is in place.

It currently sounds unlikely that a team will arrive in Los Angeles in time to play in 2015.

“There’s a schism about what to do in Los Angeles,’’ said one source with knowledge of L.A. effort. “The big issue is not only whether it should be one or two teams, and where the team or teams will be, but also which franchise should get the first shot? There is sentiment that [Rams owner] Stan Kroenke shouldn’t have the first shot. The Raiders are in horrible shape. The Chargers have a terrible stadium. In St. Louis, the city is trying at least to find a solution.”

Peter King/Sports Illustrated

Tags: Oakland Raiders, San Diego Chargers, St. Louis Rams, Legal

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Rams Send Players Acquired For RG3 For Coin Toss

Dec 7, 2014 10:08 PM

Receiver Stedman Bailey, cornerback Janoris Jenkins, defensive tackle Michael Brockers, running back Zac Stacy, left tackle Greg Robinson and linebacker Alec Ogletree represented the St. Louis Rams as coin toss captains in their game on Sunday against Washington.

Those six players are the six on the team's active roster acquired with picks from the team's trade (and subsequent trades with other teams) with Washington in 2012. That, of course, was the trade that netted Washington the No. 2 overall pick, which it used on Robert Griffin III.

The Rams full-time captains are defensive end Chris Long, linebacker James Laurinaitis, punter Johnny Hekker and quarterback Shaun Hill.

Nick Wagoner/ESPN

Tags: St. Louis Rams, Washington Redskins

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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

Chris Long Out 8-10 Weeks With Ankle Surgery
Chris Long will miss eight to 10 weeks after undergoing ankle surgery.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Michael Sam Goes Unclaimed On Waivers
Michael Sam went unclaimed on waivers after his release by the Rams on Saturday.

ESPN

Belichick, Carroll, Payton Considered Best HC's In NFL By Peers
Bill Belichick is ranked as the best coach in the NFL, according to a poll of 30 league insiders.

Mike Sando/ESPN

Mark Sanchez Prefers Remaining Eagles' Backup Over Trade To Rams
Mark Sanchez would have a chance to start and play in Brian Schottenheimer's offense if he were to go to the Rams.

Tom Pelissero/USA Today

Rams Prepared To Play 2014 With Shaun Hill At QB
Jeff Fisher dismissed rumors that the Rams could be on the market for an outside quarterback who could challenge Shaun Hill.

Nick Wagoner/ESPN

Sam Bradford Tears ACL In Left Knee Again
Sam Bradford suffered a torn ACL in his left knee when he was hit by D.J. Swearinger.

ESPN

Rams Confident Sam Bradford Didn't Sustain Serious Knee Injury
The Rams are confident that Sam Bradford did not sustain a serious knee injury on Saturday.

Nick Wagoner/ESPN

Rams, Bills, Vikings Have NFL's Best Under-25 Talent
The Rams have been able to stockpile talented young players in large part due to the Robert Griffin III trade.

Scott Kacsmar/ESPN