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Sam Bradford - QB Posted 7/25/14 9:48am et
St. Louis Rams QB Sam Bradford (knee) will be a full participant at the start of training camp, according to head coach Jeff Fisher. Fisher said Bradford was unlikely to play in the first preseason game, but not because of the injury.
Huddle Up: The Rams are banking on Bradford to stay healthy this season, so don't be surprised if they encase him in bubble wrap and proceed with extreme caution this preseason.

Tavon Austin - WR Posted 6/24/14 10:26am et
St. Louis Rams offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer hinted the team will expand WR Tavon Austin's role this season. 'Moving him around to a lot of different spots,' Schottenheimer said. 'You'll see us hand him the ball, do some different things. He's playing so much faster just because he knows what we're doing. He has the system down cold.'
Huddle Up: That's the role many envisioned for Austin out of the gate, but it never materialized during his rookie season. With a year of NFL experience under his belt, Austin may now be ready for the larger, Percy Harvin-like multipurpose workload--and with it, of course, the accompanying jump in fantasy value.

Brian Quick - WR Posted 6/24/14 10:26am et
St. Louis Rams WR Brian Quick is the team's most improved player, according to offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer. Schottenheimer said Quick is competing for playing time and is the most of his opportunities.
Huddle Up: The Rams are looking for receivers to step forward and help out Sam Bradford, and at present Quick is pacing the team in that area. It's still a messy WR situation in St. Louis, but Quick's showing this far makes him at least worthy of considering as a depth fantasy WR4 or WR5 with upside.

Tavon Austin - WR Posted 6/19/14 7:50pm et
St. Louis Rams WR Tavon Austin has a much better understanding of the offense heading into 2014 than he did a year ago. 'I understand coverages better, I understand the plays, the depth of my routes, the splits and everything, so I'm way better off right now,' Austin said. 'I'm just glad to come out here and make some plays to keep on going.'
Huddle Up: The 8th overall pick in the 2013 draft started strong with 18 catches for 118 yards and 2 TDs in his first 3 games, but tallied only 22-300-4 over the remainder of the season. He did however, rack up 151 rushing yards and a TD on 9 rushes and has the play-making skills to pay off big time as a late-round pickup in drafts this summer.

Kenny Britt - WR Posted 6/6/14 12:07am et
St. Louis Rams WR Kenny Britt was involved in a scuffle at practice Thursday, June 5. He also had a couple of nice catches.
Huddle Up: Yeah, we know what your first thought was, too, but an on-field scrap is a whole lot different than an off-field one for Britt, who is trying to stay clear of the blotter as he joins a new team.

Isaiah Pead - RB Posted 5/27/14 8:55pm et
The St. Louis Rams will likely use RBs Zac Stacy, Benny Cunningham and Tre Mason in the first three slots on the depth chart. In the fourth spot it could be a competition between RBs Isaiah Pead, Chase Reynolds, Kadeem Jones and Trey Watts.
Huddle Up: Pead, a second-round pick in 2012, has been a big disappointment in the Gateway City, totalling only 31 touches in 2 seasons, and there's not really any light at the end of this tunnel, either.

Austin Pettis - WR Posted 5/25/14 2:55pm et
St. Louis Rams WR Austin Pettis' roster spot may in jeopardy in training camp.
Huddle Up: Pettis hit career highs with 38 catches, 399 yards and 4 TDs last season, but still has done little to separate himself from the Rams' crowded WR corps, which has now added free agent Kenny Britt.

Daryl Richardson - RB Posted 5/15/14 8:14pm et
The St. Louis Rams waived RB Daryl Richardson on Thursday, May 15.
Huddle Up: Richardson had 638 yards from scrimmage his rookie season in 2012, but slipped to 336 in an injury-plagued 2013 (6 games) and became expendable with the emergence of 2013 rookie standout Zac Stacy and the selection of Auburn rookie Tre Mason in the third round last week.

Stedman Bailey - WR Posted 5/13/14 5:55pm et
The NFL has suspended St. Louis Rams WR Stedman Bailey four games for violating the league's policy on performance enhancing substances.
Huddle Up: The sophomore season for the 2013 3rd-round pick will get off to a late start, and that's going to put him further behind in the Rams' crowded WR corps, which now includes FA signee Kenny Britt.

Sam Bradford - QB Posted 5/6/14 12:57am et
Updating a previous report, the St. Louis Rams are not shopping QB Sam Bradford, according to 'extremely reliable sources.'
Huddle Up: And that puts a wrap on a Monday where various reports had Bradford being dealt to about a half dozen teams around the league. Sounds like the Rams will keep Bradford for now and focus their considerable draft resources elsewhere.

Sam Bradford - QB Posted 5/6/14 11:49pm et
St. Louis Rams head coach Jeff Fisher reiterated Tuesday, May 6, that QB Sam Bradford is the team's starting quarterback, and the Rams aren't looking to shop Bradford in a trade this week. 'We have all the confidence in the world (Bradford) will be back,' Fisher said.
Huddle Up: Perhaps the Rams could still be swayed by an overwhelming offer, but for now it sounds like the former No. 1 overall pick one more season to prove he can stay healthy and produce after missing a combined 15 starts over the past 3 seasons.

Sam Bradford - QB Posted 4/24/14 1:08am et
St. Louis Rams QB Sam Bradford (knee) will start the offseason conditioning program in a limited fashion while still recovering from a torn ACL he suffered last season. Head coach Jeff Fisher added that Bradford is well ahead of schedule and will be throwing once organized team activities commence.
Huddle Up: No reason to rush Bradford along; the offense isn't changing, so when Bradford is ready to go he should hit the ground running--figuratively and literally.

Zac Stacy - RB Posted 3/27/14 10:19pm et
St. Louis Rams head coach Jeff Fisher hinted that RB Zac Stacy could be the team's lead back. 'I think over time, he'll probably be that 70-percent of the carries guy,' Fisher said.
Huddle Up: Odd statement as it will be a shocker if Stacy ISN'T the Rams' No. 1 option in 2014 after easily pacing the team with 973 rushing yards, 1,114 yards from scrimmage and 8 TDs this past year as a rookie.

Sam Bradford - QB Posted 2/18/14 7:04pm et
St. Louis Rams head coach Jeff Fisher reiterated that QB Sam Bradford remains the team's starting quarterback. Fisher said Bradford is making good progress in his recovery from a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his knee. 'Sam's doing great with the rehab,' Fisher said. 'He's really excited. He took on a leadership role last year and he's maintained that and he's our quarterback, and we've said that.' The Rams remain open to a new deal with Bradford since he'll count $17.6 million against the salary cap in 2014.
Huddle Up: Suffice it to say the 2014 onus will be on Bradford, who has missed at least 6 games in 2 of the past 3 seasons and has yet to top 3,702 yards or 21 TD passes in any of his 4 seasons in St. Louis.

Cortland Finnegan - CB Posted 2/15/14 8:47pm et
The St. Louis Rams are expected to release CB Cortland Finnegan this offseason because he is scheduled to receive a $6 million base salary in 2014 and also scheduled to receive a $3 million roster bonus. The team would create $4 million in salary cap space if they released Finnegan.
Huddle Up: Finnegan underperformed dramatically last season, so he'd definitely be expendable given those cap numbers.

Jake Long - OT Posted 1/23/14 1:35pm et
St. Louis Rams OT Jake Long underwent reconstructive surgery on his knee Thursday, Jan. 23. His status for next year is uncertain, but the team is optimistic that he will be ready for the start of the 2014 season.
Huddle Up: Long was a big free-agent find for the Rams last offseason, and his presence on the blindside allows the team to devote its top resources to filling other needs.

Sam Bradford - QB Posted 1/22/14 12:48am et
St. Louis Rams QB Sam Bradford (knee) has started to run on the treadmill, as he ramps up his rehab after suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament. General manager Les Snead said Tuesday, Jan. 21, that Bradford's recovery is on schedule.
Huddle Up: We'll see what the Rams do this offseason, but either way, time's running short for Bradford to prove he can hold up and be an NFL franchise QB.

Daryl Richardson - RB Posted 1/18/14 3:00pm et
St. Louis Rams general manager Les Snead said he believes RB Daryl Richardson will be able to compete for playing time next season after struggling with injuries this season. 'We've all seen what he can do. Some injuries derailed him a little bit. ... What you like about the whole thing is as you bring in more players, as we all grow here, there's more competition,' Snead said. Richardson could be a change-of-pace back for the team but will need to improve his pass catching and pass protection.
Huddle Up: Richardson was expected to be the heir to Steven Jackson's carries in St. Louis, but that gig ultimately fell to Zac Stacy. And with Benny Cunningham and Isaiah Pead still in the mix, it's a crowded Rams backfield. At best Richardson can hope for a complementary role with the possibility of increased touches should Stacy go down with an injury.

Chris Givens - WR Posted 1/16/14 10:38pm et
St. Louis Rams general manager Les Snead said the team doesn't necessarily need a No. 1 wideout to compete with the rest of their division moving forward, despite the Rams finishing 30th in the league in total yards and 22nd in offensive points in 2013. WR Chris Givens led the team's receivers with only 569 receiving yards last year, and St. Louis hasn't had a receiver even reach 700 yards since former WR Torrey Holt in 2008. 'I go back to this, and the answer is really 'no' on that,' Snead said. 'I think our receivers right now, I truly believe as they progress and the oldest guy just finished his third year, we cannot have another receiver around here and we're going to be a good football team.'
Huddle Up: This past draft, the Rams traded up to pick wideout Tavon Austin with the 8th overall selection, and figure to spend their high picks addressing other areas of need this May. Austin finished his rookie campaign with 40 catches for 418 yards and 4 TDs and also added a rushing score and a punt-return TD.

Sam Bradford - QB Posted 1/9/14 11:26pm et
St. Louis Rams general manager Les Snead said Thursday, Jan. 9 that the team is committed to QB Sam Bradford as their starting quarterback.
Huddle Up: Bradford, who missed the Rams' final 9 games due to a torn ACL, likely gets one more year to prove he's the Rams' franchise QB.

Jared Cook - TE Posted 12/30/13 11:07am et
St. Louis Rams TE Jared Cook hauled in a 2-yard touchdown in the Week 17 game against the Seattle Seahawks, his fifth of the season. His five touchdowns is a career best.
Huddle Up: Okay, so maybe five touchdowns isn't the breakout campaign many were predicting for Cook this year, especially when only three of them came over the final 16 weeks of the season. But it's a start, as we saw plenty of glimpses of the athleticism that makes Cook such an intriguing talent.

Tavon Austin - WR Posted 12/25/13 11:30pm et
St. Louis Rams WR Tavon Austin (ankle) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 25.
Huddle Up: Austin has missed the last two games and is uncertain for Sunday's finale against Seattle. He's off the fantasy radar until next season.

Jake Long - OT Posted 12/24/13 12:01am et
St. Louis Rams head coach Jeff Fisher said Monday, Dec. 23, that OT Jake Long (knee) has a torn anterior cruciate ligament and torn medial collateral ligament in his right knee, and injury which will require surgery. 'With respect to the fact that also the MCL is included, surgery will probably be delayed four to six weeks,' Fisher said. 'He takes very good care of himself. He knows and understands what's ahead. Obviously he is shocked right now but he's indicated to use that he'll be back and good to go.' Rodger Safford will start at LT Sunday in the team's season finale in Seattle.
Huddle Up: Tough break for Long, who has been a solid pickup for the Rams. As for Week 17, this is a less-than-ideal situation going to Seattle without your starting LT to face the Seahawks, who must win to secure the NFC's No. 1 seed.

Tavon Austin - WR Posted 12/20/13 6:36pm et
St. Louis Rams WR Tavon Austin (ankle) did not participate in practice Friday, Dec. 20, and is questionable for Week 16.
Huddle Up: Your best move is to avoid the game-time-decision hassle go with another option as Austin missed the Week 15 win over the Saints and has a combined 7 receptions for 73 yards since Week 10.

Tavon Austin - WR Posted 12/16/13 12:05am et
St. Louis Rams head coach Jeff Fisher said Sunday, Dec. 15, that the team hopes to have WR Tavon Austin (ankle) back for the Week 16 game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Huddle Up: Monitor his status throughout the week, in case you are desperate for Week 16.

Zac Stacy - RB Posted 12/16/13 6:08pm et
St. Louis Rams RB Zac Stacy (hip) suffered a hip injury on the first drive in Week 15 against the New Orleans Saints. 'I just took a shot ... (the doctors and trainers) fixed it up for me and I went back out there,' he said. 'I'm a competitor. I want to get back on the field as much as I can to help this team and this organization be successful.'
Huddle Up: He did just fine after returning. He is worth monitoring this week, but we expect he will be just fine this week.

Tavon Austin - WR Posted 12/12/13 11:54pm et
St. Louis Rams WR Tavon Austin (ankle) did not practice Thursday, Dec. 12.
Huddle Up: Friday suddenly looms as a key day for the big-play rookie wideout who has missed two straight days of practice but has not missed a game this season.

Tavon Austin - WR Posted 12/10/13 12:10am et
Updating a previous report, St. Louis Rams head coach Jeff Fisher said Monday, Dec. 9, that WR Tavon Austin (ankle) is considered day to day this week.
Huddle Up: Austin continues to rip off big plays -- his 56-yard run Sunday being the latest -- but his limited touches and targets still don't justify a starting assignment in most standard-size fantasy leagues.

Zac Stacy - RB Posted 11/29/13 5:13pm et
St. Louis Rams RB Zac Stacy (concussion) practiced in full Friday, Nov. 29, and is listed as probable for Week 13 against the San Francisco 49ers. He passed the final hurdle for his concussion tests Friday and has been cleared to play this Sunday.
Huddle Up: Welcome news for Stacy and his fantasy owners after the impressive rookie RB was injured in the Week 12 win over the Bears.

Zac Stacy - RB Posted 11/28/13 10:56pm et
St. Louis Rams RB Zac Stacy (concussion) was limited during practice Thursday, Nov. 28.
Huddle Up: Stacy was at least able to get in some work on Thanksgiving after sitting out Wednesday, but will still have a clear the final protocol hurdles in able to play this coming weekend. Chances are you're starting him if he's healthy so monitor his progress.

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