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  Rams | Trainer confirms Todd Gurley's arthritic knee    Mon Jun 17, 04:07 PM

Updating previous reports. Los Angeles Rams RB Todd Gurley (knee) is in fact dealing with arthritis in his knee after months of speculation. Travelle Gaines, who has trained Gurley for three years, suggested 'not one thing has changed' in regards to his client and that 'our routine has worked, he's been strong, he's been in great shape, he's done well.' Gaines went on to say the decision this offseason to have Gurley drop six pounds and trim his body fat from 10 percent to seven was not due to injuries and more to accentuate his speed. The trainer also said 'it's never been told to me' that the Rams plan on decreasing Gurley's workload come Week 1.'Everybody knew when Todd came out of Georgia that there would be some kind of arthritic component to his knee, which is part of every surgery whether it's a shoulder, a knee, an ankle. He's now at the Year 5 mark; all we're doing is managing that. If we can pound him less in the offseason while keeping his weight down, working on his strength, working on his agility in short areas, that's going to give him a better chance to be healthy Weeks 14 through 17 when they really count,' Gaines said.

Footballguys view: Gaines has been a trainer for some of the best players in the NFL (and the NBA too), so we'll listen to what he has to say about Gurley. The veteran superstar RB has seen his ADP slide in recent weeks as Fantasy GMs are nervous about his knee condition and about the Rams perhaps using more Malcolm Brown and Darrell Henderson to spell Gurley in 2019. Gurley now is a boom/bust pick for Fantasy GMs in the early second round.

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  Rams | Jared Goff contract talks preliminary    Sun Jun 16, 12:51 PM

Los Angeles Rams QB Jared Goff is in line for a new contract, and Rams general manager Les Snead told the Los Angeles Times on Friday, June 14, that the team has had 'preliminary discussions' with Goff's agent, Ryan Tollner, regarding a timeline for talks. Los Angeles Times, Rams G.M. Les Snead said Friday that the Rams have had 'preliminary discussions' with Tollner regarding a timeline for talks regarding Goff's deal.'(It's) nothing heavy,' Snead said of the communications. 'No heavy lifting.'

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  Rams | LA cuts Tyrell Thompson    Sat Jun 15, 02:21 AM

Los Angeles Rams DT Tyrell Thompson was waived Friday, June 14.

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  Rams | Gerald Everett making strides    Fri Jun 14, 09:44 PM

Los Angeles Rams TE Gerald Everett has become a more complete tight end, according to head coach Sean McVay. 'I think the game's slowing down for him,' McVay said this week. 'I think you're just seeing a guy gain confidence, gain experience.'

Footballguys view: Everett is a talented big-bodied receiving tight end who has flashed during his brief pro career. We'll see if he can be a more consistent part of the Rams high-powered passing game in 2019. Right now, Everett should only be seen by Fantasy GMs as a streaming option and he's currently not getting drafted in most 12-team PPR leagues.

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  Rams | Todd Gurley downplays knee issue    Tue Jun 11, 05:35 PM

Los Angeles Rams RB Todd Gurley (knee) told reporters Tuesday, June 11, that he is 'fine' and 'doing the same kinds of things he's always done in the offseason. He also suggested the torn anterior cruciate ligament he suffered in college was a 'bigger problem' for him coming out of college than his current issue.

Footballguys view: Gurley may think he's 'fine' but Fantasy GMs are not feeling the same way. There is a ton of hesitation (for good reason) when it comes to selecting Gurley with a top-10 fantasy pick. We are hearing the team could use Darrell Henderson or Malcolm Brown a little bit more to give Gurley a breather. There are also reports about Gurley's role being smaller than it has been in the past. Oh yeah, Gurley is unlikely to play in the preseason too. Gurley has superstar talent but we'll have to see what the news brings for him and the offense in training camp. Stay tuned.

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  Rams | LA signs four picks    Sat Jun 8, 02:21 AM

The Los Angeles Rams signed third-round picks CB David Long and OL Bobby Evans, fourth-round pick DT Greg Gaines and fifth-round pick OL David Edwards to their rookie contracts on Friday, June 7.

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  Rams | Darrell Henderson inks rookie deal    Fri Jun 7, 03:36 PM

Los Angeles Rams third-round RB Darrell Henderson (Memphis) signed his four-year rookie contract Friday, June 7. Financial terms of the deal were not immediately disclosed.

Footballguys view: Henderson is one of the hottest names in fantasy right now and for good reason. There is nothing positive around Todd Gurley's knee and Henderson should get a large opportunity with Gurley's workload cut back this year. He could turn a lot of the big runs CJ Anderson had last year down the stretch into touchdowns and be an instant hit even with a fully functional Gurley.

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  Rams | Trio of draft picks sign with Rams    Fri Jun 7, 01:49 PM

Los Angeles Rams S Taylor Rapp, S Nick Scott and LB Dakota Allen, all draft picks selected in April, signed their rookie contracts with the team Friday, June 7.

Footballguys view: Rapp is almost certainly going to be the Eric Weddle replacement, and as soon as next year. He's the marquee name of this group in a "looking to the future" draft class for the Rams.

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  Rams | LAR want Todd Gurley to be comfortable    Mon Jun 3, 10:20 PM

Los Angeles Rams RB Todd Gurley may look to lose some weight in order to reduce some of the stress on his knee, and head coach Sean McVay said Gurley can do what he wants so he can feel comfortable with his knee.

Footballguys view: Fantasy GMs want to be comfortable with Gurley, and they are not right now. The Rams are unlikely to continue using Gurley as a true bellcow back. He's a late first-round pick in most fantasy drafts right now, and Gurley is likely to split time in the backfield this season. Rookie Darrell Henderson is a player we're excited to see in the preseason. The Rams could use Henderson and Malcolm Brown a bit more in 2019 to give Gurley a breather.

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  Rams | David Long tough to throw on in college    Sun Jun 2, 01:15 AM

Los Angeles Rams third-round CB David Long (Michigan) allowed only 29 percent of the targets in his coverage to be completed in 2018 - the lowest completion percentage among draft-eligible cornerbacks with a minimum of 150 coverage snaps, according to Pro Football Focus.

Footballguys view: Long was drafted as an eventual replacement for Marcus Peters or Aqib Talib. Both will be free agents next year. Long is a press man specialist who fits well in the Rams defensive scheme. He has a shutdown corner's game even though he lacks elite tools. The Rams could be in good hands if they suffer an injury at corner this year.

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  Rams | Todd Gurley unlikely to play in preseason    Fri May 31, 05:54 PM

Los Angeles Rams RB Todd Gurley likely will not see any playing time during the preseason, according to general manager Les Snead.

Footballguys view: The mystery around Todd Gurley continues. The knee problem he had at the end of last year has impacted the way the team is treating him this offseason. They may use more Malcolm Brown or Darrell Henderson this season when Gurley needs a breather. He's trimmed down his weight and now the team isn't going to use him in the preseason. Gurley is at RB7 right now in 12-team PPR leagues and this news may drop his ADP slightly.

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  Rams | LA Rams keeping Troy Hill around until 2020    Thu May 30, 05:20 PM

Los Angeles Rams CB Troy Hill signed a two-year contract worth a maximum of an $8.25 million on Thursday, May 30. The base value of the contract is worth $5.25 million, and he can make another $3 million if he plays 52.5 percent of the team's defensive snaps.

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  Rams | Todd Gurley slimming down    Thu May 30, 02:38 AM

Los Angeles Rams RB Todd Gurley (knee) reportedly plans on playing about six pounds lighter this season, according to NFL Network's Steve Wyche.

Footballguys view: The reduced weight could be better for his knee in 2019. Gurley wore down late last season and wasn't himself when he returned for the Rams in the postseason. The weight is one thing, but the Rams should also use a little bit more of guys like Malcolm Brown or rookie Darrell Henderson just to give Gurley a breather.

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  Rams | Todd Gurley working out at team facility    Tue May 28, 06:38 PM

Updating a previous report, Los Angeles Rams RB Todd Gurley (knee) has been a regular at the team facility this offseason, according to head coach Sean McVay, despite his absence from organized team activities (OTAs) Tuesday, May 28.

Footballguys view: Gurley's knee was problematic last year towards the end of the regular season and in the playoffs. We should see Gurley get more of a breather this year with guys like Malcolm Brown or Darrell Henderson getting a big of work running the rock. McVay added the team plans to hold Gurley out of practice in the offseason. We'd speculate the team limits Gurley in the preseason schedule too.

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  Rams | No sign of Todd Gurley at OTAs    Tue May 28, 03:32 PM

Los Angeles Rams RB Todd Gurley (knee) was not on the field as the team kicked off its second week of organized team activities Tuesday, May 28.

Footballguys view: Gurley's knee became a big problem at the end of the 2018 season and in the postseason, leading to C.J. Anderson emerging as their most productive back. Anderson is gone to the Lions, so the Rams are looking at Malcolm Brown and rookie Darrell Henderson as running back mates with Gurley. We love Gurley's ability but the role might be different this year if Brown or Henderson are mixed in a bit more. His current ADP is RB7 (1.10) in 12-team PPR leagues and at that price point we're looking elsewhere.

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  Rams | Cooper Kupp making steady progress    Fri May 24, 03:31 PM

Los Angeles Rams WR Cooper Kupp (knee) has been mostly limited to doing rehab work on the side with trainers during organized team activities, although he has also been allowed to participate in other aspects of practice - such as the club's jog-thru 11-on-11 periods during the week.

Footballguys view: Love this news here. Kupp can be such a big part of the Rams high-powered passing attack and the offense can be so dangerous, even more so than normal, with him on the field. He's currently going off the board at WR20 (4.12) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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  Rams | Justice Powers waived    Wed May 22, 02:01 AM

Los Angeles Rams OL Justice Powers was waived on Tuesday, May 21.

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  Rams | Cooper Kupp unsure about return    Mon May 20, 10:33 PM

Los Angeles Rams WR Cooper Kupp (knee) said he is happy with the progress he is making in his rehab but does not want to put a timetable on his return.

Footballguys view: Kupp made it through eight games last year before going down with a knee injury. It's been smooth sailing during his recovery with no known setbacks for the young wide receiver. Rams head coach Sean McVay said the goal is for Kupp to be ready for Week 1. Fantasy GMs are taking Kupp off the board at WR19 (4.11) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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  Rams | Cory Littleton back in the fold    Mon May 20, 05:06 PM

Los Angeles Rams LB Cory Littleton signed his one-year restricted free-agent tender worth $3.095 million on Monday, May 20.

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  Rams | Darrell Henderson likes fit with Rams    Sun May 19, 02:45 PM

Los Angeles Rams RB Darrell Henderson, a third-round rookie out of Memphis, recently told the Los Angeles Times that he's feeling right at home with his new team. 'If you go back and watch my college film and you watch the Rams film, it's the same,' Henderson told the Los Angeles Times this week. 'I thought that was the best system I could get in. So everything worked out great. When I was talking to them, everything was clicking and we developed a relationship. The coaches told me they knew they were going to get me so it was the perfect fit.'

Footballguys view: Henderson is a big play just waiting to happen. He's fast in a straight line and can eat up chunks of yards quickly. Henderson is not a pile-pusher in the middle, but he's not afraid to run inside. Scouts say his skill set is reminiscent of Tevin Coleman because of his ability to make field-flipping plays. The rookie will serve as a change-of-pace back behind Todd Gurley in 2019.

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  Rams | Justin Sumpter released    Thu May 16, 02:23 AM

Los Angeles Rams WR Justin Sumpter was waived with a non-football injury designation on Wednesday, May 15.

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  Rams | Ketner Kupp joins Rams    Wed May 15, 05:22 PM

Undrafted free-agent LB Ketner Kupp (Eastern Washington) signed with the Los Angeles Rams Wednesday, May 15. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

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  Rams | LA Rams ink four UDFAs    Tue May 14, 05:12 PM

Undrafted rookie free-agent DTs Bryant Jones (Mississippi Valley State) and Boogie Roberts (San Jose State), DB Jake Gervase (Iowa) and WR Jalen Greene (Utah State) signed undisclosed contracts with the Los Angeles Rams on Tuesday, May 14.

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  Rams | Darrell Henderson draws lofty comparison    Fri May 10, 12:35 PM

Los Angeles Rams RB Darrell Henderson has his new team excited after drafting him in the third round. '(He) gives us an (Alvin) Kamara element,' general manager Les Snead said. Added head coach Sean McVay: 'We'd identified him as a guy that has a specific skill set, that really can do some unique things for us offensively. He was one of those guys that stood out for us, so we're excited about getting him here.'

Footballguys view: Lance Dunbar and Alvin Kamara are very different players, but the team has compared Henderson to both. Just know that he is the best big play runner in this draft and he's in a situation that made CJ Anderson a fantasy star late last year. Henderson will be an essential high ceiling bench stash in redraft and late first round value in dynasty rookie drafts.

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  Rams | Bryce Hager back with the LA Rams    Mon May 6, 04:13 PM

Free-agent LB Bryce Hager (Rams) signed a one-year contract to return to the Los Angeles Rams on Monday, May 6.

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  Rams | LB Josh Carraway signs    Thu May 2, 04:46 PM

Free-agent LB Josh Carraway (Redskins) signed an undisclosed contract with the Los Angeles Rams on Thursday, May 2.

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  Rams | Blake Countess cut    Thu May 2, 03:56 PM

Los Angeles Rams S Blake Countess was waived Thursday, May 2.

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  Rams | Darrell Williams let go    Wed May 1, 03:20 PM

Los Angeles Rams OT Darrell Williams was waived Wednesday, May 1.

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  Rams | More two-back formations for Rams in 2019?    Tue Apr 30, 03:45 PM

Los Angeles Rams third-round RB Darrell Henderson's arrival may prompt the team to use fewer 11-personnel (three receivers, one running back and one tight end) and possibly utilize two running backs more often going forward, in the opinion of ESPN's Lindsey Thiry.

Footballguys view: We really like Henderson's skill set but his landing spot should prevent him from playing up to his potential. Henderson is going to try and find a role with the Rams as the no.3 running back on the depth chart behind superstar Todd Gurley and primary backup Malcolm Brown. Add in second-year pro John Kelly as more competition for Henderson in 2019. We'll see how it all shakes out and will have a better feel for Henderson's situation in training camp and the preseason.

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  Rams | L.A. Rams add 5 undrafted rookies    Tue Apr 30, 01:03 PM

Undrafted rookie free agents OT Matt Kaskey, WR Jonathan Lloyd, OL Justice Powers, DT Owen Roberts and WR Justin Sumpter signed with the Los Angeles Rams on Tuesday, April 30.

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  Rams | Jeremiah Kolone inks deal with LA Rams    Mon Apr 29, 02:52 PM

Free-agent OL Jeremiah Kolone (AAF) signed an undisclosed contract with the Los Angeles Rams on Monday, April 29.

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  Rams | LA Rams announce 14 UDFA signings    Mon Apr 29, 02:43 PM

Undrafted free-agent WRs Alex Bachman (Wake Forest) and Nsimba Webster (Eastern Washington), TEs Kendall Blanton (Missouri), Romello Brooker (Houston) and Keenan Brown (Texas State), DTs Marquise Copeland (Cincinnati) and Tyrell Thompson (Tarleton State), LBs Landis Durham (Texas A&M), Natrez Patrick (Georgia) and Troy Reeder (Delaware), OGs Chandler Brewer (Middle Tennessee) and Brandon Hitner (Villanova), C Vitas Hrynkiewicz (Youngstown State) and RB Matthew Colburn (Wake Forest) agreed to terms on undisclosed contracts with the Los Angeles Rams on Monday, April 29.

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  Rams | Darrell Henderson a change-of-pace back    Sat Apr 27, 02:08 AM

Los Angeles Rams RB Darrell Henderson was selected to serve as a change-of-pace back and not because of lingering concerns about the condition of RB Todd Gurley's knee, according to head coach Sean McVay.

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  Rams | Darrell Henderson selected by LAR    Fri Apr 26, 09:56 PM

Memphis RB Darrell Henderson was selected by the Los Angeles Rams with 70th overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft.

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  Rams | Taylor Rapp headed to Los Angeles    Fri Apr 26, 09:18 PM

Washington S Taylor Rapp was selected by the Los Angeles Rams with the 61st overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft.

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  Rams | Jared Goff's option picked up    Tue Apr 23, 03:06 PM

Los Angeles Rams QB Jared Goff had his fifth-year rookie option for 2020 exercised Tuesday, April 23.

Footballguys view: No surprise here. The Rams might be smart to extend Goff soon before salaries get even more out of hand. Perhaps he will take a team-friendly deal to create more team-building flexibility.

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  Rams | Malcolm Brown praised by Todd Gurley    Sat Apr 20, 09:13 PM

Los Angeles Rams RB Malcolm Brown has 'always been reliable' when called upon, according to RB Todd Gurley. 'If I go out, he's doing the exact same thing,' Gurley said.

Footballguys view: Brown certainly has talent as a runner when healthy. Last season, Brown was banged up with a collarbone injury that landed him on Injured Reserve after 12 games. The Rams re-signed Brown to a two-year, $3.25 million contract earlier this offseason and he'll be the primary backup to Todd Gurley in 2019.

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  Rams | Jared Goff not worried about contract    Sat Apr 20, 02:54 PM

Los Angeles Rams QB Jared Goff said he is not worried about his contract situation and believes he will receive a lucrative contract if he continues to play well. The Rams are expected to exercise the fifth-year option in Goff's contract this offseason.

Footballguys view: Goff is under the team's control through the 2020 season if/when they pick up his fifth-year option. He'll need to continue to play well if he wants that big money deal. We expect that Goff will get extended at some time but there's no real hurry to get the deal done at this time.

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  Rams | Johnathan Abram visits    Thu Apr 18, 05:08 PM

Mississippi State S Johnathan Abram met with the Los Angeles Rams Tuesday, April 16, according to a source.

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  Rams | Kyle Murphy set free    Tue Apr 16, 02:38 PM

Los Angeles Rams OT Kyle Murphy was waived with the non-football injury designation Tuesday, April 16.

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  Rams | Six players re-signed    Mon Apr 15, 08:23 PM

Los Angeles Rams restricted free-agent S Blake Countess signed his one-year tender Monday, April 15. Exclusive rights free-agents DE Morgan Fox, CB Dominique Hatfield, WR KhaDarel Hodge, WR JoJo Natson and CB Kevin Peterson also signed their one-year tenders. Financial terms were not disclosed.

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  Rams | Several players miss start of workouts    Mon Apr 15, 08:11 PM

Los Angeles Rams DE/LB Dante Fowler and CB Marcus Peters were not present for the start of offseason workouts Monday, April 15. Restricted free-agent LB Cory Littleton and CB Troy Hill have not signed their tenders and are also skipping the start of workouts.

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  Rams | Todd Gurley feeling better    Mon Apr 15, 07:20 PM

Los Angeles Rams RB Todd Gurley (knee) said his knee is feeling better and does not expect it to be a long-term issue.

Footballguys view: Gurley's knee injury bothered him down the stretch of the 2018 season and he had to miss time, leading to C.J. Anderson emerging for the Rams before and during the postseason. Anderson is gone to the Lions and Gurley is feeling better. We know he's a stud when healthy and hopefully he gets back to his studly ways in 2019.

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  Rams | Cooper Kupp expected to be ready for opener    Mon Apr 15, 04:18 PM

Los Angeles Rams WR Cooper Kupp (knee) has yet to encounter a setback in his recovery from a torn anterior cruciate ligament, and head coach Sean McVay said the goal is to have Kupp ready for the season opener, according to Ryan Kartje of the Orange County Register.

Footballguys view: Kupp made it through eight games in 2018 before going down with injury. He's a key piece of the passing attack and makes for a nice addition if you play in PPR formats. The plan all along has been to have Kupp ready by the season opener.

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  Rams | Cooper Kupp making progress    Fri Apr 12, 05:47 PM

Los Angeles Rams WR Cooper Kupp (knee) is making good progress in his rehab and hopefully will be ready to play in Week 1, according to head coach Sean McVay.

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  Rams | Todd Gurley's importance unlikely to change    Fri Apr 12, 03:49 PM

Los Angeles Rams RB Todd Gurley (knee) will 'continue to be a central piece of our offense and I don't see that changing,' head coach Sean McVay told The Rich Eisen Show on Friday, April 12.

Footballguys view: Gurley should be the centerpiece of what the Rams do on offense. They need to run the ball effectively in order to set up the play-action passing game for Jared Goff and the rest of the offense. We'll see if Gurley can stay healthy this year and not get slowed down by a knee problem like he did at the end of the 2018 season.

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  Rams | John Wolford inks deal with LA Rams    Fri Apr 12, 01:36 AM

Free-agent QB John Wolford (AAF) signed an undisclosed contract with the Los Angeles Rams on Wednesday, April 10.

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  Rams | Taylor Rapp meeting with LAR    Thu Apr 11, 05:16 PM

Washington S Taylor Rapp met with the Los Angeles Rams Thursday, April 11.

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  Rams | Kaleb McGary visiting Rams    Thu Apr 11, 11:54 AM

University of Washington OT Kaleb McGary is visiting the Los Angeles Rams Thursday, April 11.

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  Rams | Dexter Lawrence and Clelin Ferrell visit Rams    Thu Apr 11, 08:25 AM

Clemson DT Dexter Lawrence and DE Clelin Ferrell are visiting the Los Angeles Rams Thursday, April 11.

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