Nick Foles - QBPosted 7/2/15 10:09am ET
St. Louis Rams QB Nick Foles' command of the huddle is something that has been missing from the quarterback position in recent years, according to TE Jared Cook. 'Hopefully, he can make all of us better,' Cook said. 'This is something we've needed the past few years -- somebody to fill the mold, step in, grab the ram by the horns and say, 'Let's go, guys! This is our time!''
Huddle Up: Foles wasn't a fit for Chip Kelly in Philly, but he could give the Rams just what they need at quarterback--namely someone who can stick around for 16 games. The Rams are expected to be run-heavy, but they have some talented receivers and there is certainly some upside to Foles as a backup fantasy option.
Todd Gurley - RBPosted 6/27/15 12:42am ET
St. Louis Rams RB Todd Gurley said he is scheduled to meet with Dr. James Andrews in a few weeks to have his surgically repaired knee examined.
Huddle Up: That meeting likely will go a long ways in determining how much the 10th-overall pick will be able to do in training camp, the preseason and likely the first month or so of the regular season. Let's all stay tuned ...
Todd Gurley - RBPosted 6/20/15 9:47am ET
St. Louis Rams RB Todd Gurley's (knee) timetable is still up in the air as he continues to rehabilitate from a torn anterior cruciate ligament, according to head coach Jeff Fisher. Fisher said Gurley has been doing well but could start the season on the Physically Unable to Perform list if necessary. Fisher added that if Gurley does not go on the PUP list, he could play sooner than people think.
Huddle Up: Thank you for that Patriot-like injury update, Coach. So apparently Gurley is somewhere between the PUP list (which, if he starts the regular season on the PUP list, means he'll miss a healthy chunk of his rookie campaign) and the vague "sooner than people think". At this point you need to look at Gurley as a dynasty investment with tremendous upside, because you simply can't bank on anything from him this season.
Nick Foles - QBPosted 6/16/15 2:02pm ET
The St. Louis Rams are looking to lock up QB Nick Foles to a long-term contract. The two sides have had initial talks, and they're expected to ramp up leading up to the season.
Huddle Up: Foles, acquired earlier this offseason in a trade with the Eagles, is entering the final year of his rookie deal and the Rams -- surprisingly -- are thinking long-term three months before the QB even takes his first meaningful snap. Foles' 2013 season (27 TDs, 2 interceptions) in Philly was an eye-opener, but last season (13 TDs, 10 picks) was a marked step back, and you'd like to think that the franchise would be more cautious in judging a potential franchise QB after five seasons of Sam Bradford.
Todd Gurley - RBPosted 6/13/15 12:09am ET
St. Louis Rams RB Todd Gurley signed a contract with the team Friday, June 12. Terms of the contract were not immediately disclosed.
Huddle Up: Now that the 10th overall pick has got that off his plate, he can fully focus on his rehab and getting back on the field as soon as possible. For the time being, though, his status for the regular-season opener remains very much in doubt.
Nick Foles - QBPosted 6/7/15 12:50am ET
St. Louis Rams QB Nick Foles was praised by WR Kenny Britt and TE Jared Cook for his performance during OTAs. 'We love him,' Britt said Thursday, June 4. 'Great deep ball, he puts it on the money every time. He can throw every pass in the book.'
Huddle Up: Receivers are supposed to be effusive in their praise of their quarterback--especially if they want to see the ball come their way more frequently.
Todd Gurley - RBPosted 6/4/15 7:56pm ET
St. Louis Rams RB Todd Gurley (knee) still has a lot of progress to make before he's able to practice, but he did limited work on the side during organized team activities Thursday, June 4. It has already been speculated that Gurley could begin training camp on the Physically Unable to Perform list.
Huddle Up: No surprise here with the 10th-overall pick suffering the late-season ACL tear last November. The real question, though, likely will be how much Gurley can do during training camp. Stay tuned ...
Zac Stacy - RBPosted 5/2/15 8:17pm ET
Former St. Louis Rams RB Zac Stacy has been traded to the New York Jets in exchange for the Jets' 224 overall selection in the 2015 NFL Draft.
Huddle Up: Stacy went from Rams starter to Tre Mason's backup to asking for a trade after St. Louis spent the 10th overall pick on Todd Gurley. He'll join an equally crowded backfield in New York, where he'll need to carve out carries to regain any fantasy relevance.
Zac Stacy - RBPosted 5/1/15 1:28pm ET
St. Louis Rams RB Zac Stacy has asked the team for a trade or to be released after the team selected RB Todd Gurley in the first round of the NFL Draft, according to a source.
Huddle Up: After a strong rookie season (1,114 yards, 8 TDs) in 2013, Stacy lost his starting spot and his fantasy relevance to Tre Mason last season, and now another SEC back -- this one the 10th overall pick in the draft -- is set to take his place atop the Rams' backfield pecking order. Clearly, Stacy's best chance for touches isn't going to be in St. Louis.
Todd Gurley - RBPosted 4/30/15 9:45pm ET
Georgia RB Todd Gurley was selected 10th overall by the St. Louis Rams in the 2015 NFL Draft on Thursday, April 30.
Huddle Up: Gurley, who's recovering from his late-season ACL tear, found a great NFL fit with coach Jeff Fisher and the run-heavy Rams, who made the former Georgia standout the first RB selected in the first round in the last three drafts. It may take a while for Gurley to round into top shape and bounce back from the knee injury, but when he does, Tre Mason will quickly fade into a reserve role.
Lance Kendricks - TEPosted 4/7/15 1:58pm ET
St. Louis Rams TE Lance Kendricks took a slightly smaller offer to remain with the Rams rather than join the Atlanta Falcons during the offseason. Kendricks cited his closer relationship with tight ends coach Rob Boras and promises of an expanded role in the passing game as his reasons for staying.
Huddle Up: Kendricks has been solid but never has quite lived up to his second-round promise, averaging 32 catches and 347 yards with 13 total TDs in four seasons in St. Louis. Last season, he had five TD grabs but hit career lows with 27 receptions and 259 yards as fellow TE Jared Cook led the team with 52 catches, meaning the latter certainly remains the Rams' fantasy TE you want.
Kenny Britt - WRPosted 4/5/15 6:41pm ET
St. Louis Rams WR Kenny Britt is expected to produce more in the passing game next season, according to head coach Jeff Fisher. 'I can kind of share the same issue Kenny does and that's we think he can be better. I think he can do better. He thinks he can be better. He thinks he can be more productive. He's looking forward to the offensive changes. I think yeah, we should see a lot more out of Kenny this year,' Fisher said.
Huddle Up: Britt actually hit a career high and finished second among St. Louis pass-catchers with 48 receptions in a season that saw the team without injured starting QB Sam Bradford for the entire year. Those 48 grabs resulted in 748 yards and three TDs, and one primary key will be staying healthy as Britt has played a full 16 games only twice in his six pro seasons.
Benny Cunningham - RBPosted 4/3/15 5:15pm ET
St. Louis Rams RB Benny Cunningham will continue to be the third-down back in 2015 with Tre Mason starting and Zac Stacy likely serving as the backup.
Huddle Up: Cunningham reeled in 45 passes to finish third on the team and seventh among all league RBs last season, and his designated role most certainly cuts into Mason's fantasy value, particularly in PPR leagues.
Sam Bradford - QBPosted 3/31/15 11:08am ET
Philadelphia Eagles QB Sam Bradford (knee) considered quitting football after he suffered his second torn anterior cruciate ligament but was talked out of the idea by former college coach Josh Heupel. Heupel said Bradford is one of the most competitive players he has coached and that Bradford wants to come back and prove himself.
Huddle Up: It's understandable that a second torn ACL might drive someone from the game. Chip Kelly has to be happy Bradford reconsidered.
Brian Quick - WRPosted 3/27/15 10:09pm ET
St. Louis Rams WR Brian Quick (shoulder) is making progress in recovering from a torn rotator cuff and separated shoulder he suffered last October. Head coach Jeff Fisher has described Quick's injuries as significant and has not disclosed any timetable in regards to Quick's return. Fisher did say that Quick is coming along after a difficult time during the early stages of rehabilitation.
Huddle Up: Quick only has 54 career receptions in three seasons but hit career highs across the board with a 25-375-3 line in only seven games this past season. He's penciled in as the team's No. 3 wideout for now, but it wouldn't be surprising to see the Rams draft a WR.
Nick Foles - QBPosted 3/20/15 5:43pm ET
St. Louis Rams QB Nick Foles said he didn't know the Philadelphia Eagles were looking to trade him, despite rumors swirling about their intentions, and the first time he learned about the move was the moment Eagles head coach Chip Kelly called him to say Foles had been dealt to the Rams.
Huddle Up: Foles regressed in third season before being injured and now heads west to join an inferior pass-catching cast in St. Louis, so for the time being, expect nothing more than a QB2 season at best from the fourth-year player.
Kenny Britt - WRPosted 3/14/15 1:11am ET
Free-agent WR Kenny Britt is coming back to the St. Louis Rams on a two-year, $14 million deal with $4.3 million guaranteed.
Huddle Up: Britt led St. Louis wideouts with 84 targets, 48 receptions, 748 yards and three TDs last season and figures to be either the No. 1 or 2 WR for new QB Nick Foles this coming season, depending on what the Rams do the rest of the offseason.
Kenny Britt - WRPosted 3/11/15 8:55pm ET
Free-agent WR Kenny Britt (Rams) is expected to re-sign with the St. Louis Rams soon, in the opinion of NFL Media columnist Michael Silver.
Huddle Up: Hey, a target for Nick Foles! Britt flashed his talent at times last season but has yet to be a consistent NFL producer. Plus, it's a Jeff Fisher offense with a new quarterback and a new coordinator so there are plenty of red flags in addition to the existing baggage Britt already totes.
Sam Bradford - QBPosted 3/11/15 8:55pm ET
Philadelphia Eagles QB Sam Bradford has confidence from the coaching staff that he can be their starting quarterback moving forward. 'I think he's got an outstanding skill set,' head coach Chip Kelly said. 'He's a big, strong, physical quarterback. He's over 6-4, he's 240 pounds, he's smart, he's intelligent. He's one of the most accurate throwers when you see him throw the football. I think he's smart; I think he's wired right.' Kelly also emphasized the fact that offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur worked with Bradford for a year with the St. Louis Rams, and he vouched for the oft-injured quarterback.
Huddle Up: Few doubt that Bradford has talent; the problem has been he has been unable to stay on the field long enough to demonstrate that talent. Philly is retooling its aging line, and it's not as if Kelly should be asking Bradford to do much running with the football. The Eagles are all in on Chip's system, and if he believes Bradford is the guy to run the show we'll have to buy into that as well.
Sam Bradford - QBPosted 3/10/15 6:37pm ET
St. Louis Rams QB Sam Bradford is close to being traded to the Philadelphia Eagles in exchange for QB Nick Foles, according to sources. The Rams will also receive draft-pick compensation in the trade.
Huddle Up: The Bradford Experiment appears to have run its course in St. Louis as the 2010 No. 1 pick is on the verge of being dealt for another QB who finished 2014 injured and on the sidelines. Sort of an odd move, though, considering Bradford's hefty contract and his fit Chip Kelly's offense, which doesn't seem to be any better than Foles'. Even with Sanchez and Bradford on board, the move does little to quell the speculation that Philly will move up in the draft to select Marcus Mariota.
Tre Mason - RBPosted 2/27/15 12:54pm ET
St. Louis Rams RB Tre Mason didn't play until Week 6 of last season because of his issues with pass protection, according to head coach Jeff Fisher.
Huddle Up: Mason, a 2014 third-round pick, had 116 of his 179 rushes, 495 of his 765 yards and three of his four rushing TDs over the final seven games of the season and looks to be the be the Rams' clear No. 1 back entering the 2015 season. Still, be somewhat wary as we were saying the same things about Rams' 2013 rookie Zac Stacy a year ago.
Sam Bradford - QBPosted 2/24/15 5:40pm ET
St. Louis Rams QB Sam Bradford is not being pursued by the Buffalo Bills, according to a source.
Huddle Up: The former No. 1 overall pick, who's played a total of seven games over the last two injury-plagued seasons, figures to get one more campaign to prove himself with the Rams unless the franchise is bowled over by a trade offer.
Sam Bradford - QBPosted 2/22/15 1:20am ET
St. Louis Rams QB Sam Bradford has reportedly drawn interest from the Cleveland Browns, but Bradford will likely be staying with the Rams.
Huddle Up: The Browns continue to look for solutions at quarterback, but it's not like the Rams are any more set at the position with or without Bradford. Given that St. Louis promoted their offensive coordinator from within in order to keep some continuity to Bradford's offense, it's unlikely the Rams want to start over at the position.
Sam Bradford - QBPosted 2/14/15 12:03pm ET
St. Louis Rams QB Sam Bradford (knee) is expected to return to the team next season and likely will be the starter if he is healthy next season. The team would like him to restructure his contract in order to lower his salary cap hit, but there has not been much movement in those talks.
Huddle Up: Bradford has flashed skills during brief spurts of good health, and with the Rams unlikely to be able to get out from the bulk of his contract--and no other quarterback options on the horizon--one more shot might be the team's best bet.
Tavon Austin - WRPosted 2/13/15 8:40pm ET
St. Louis Rams WR Tavon Austin will be more involved in the offense next season, according to offensive coordinator Frank Cignetti.
Huddle Up: Austin's total touches climbed from 49 to 67 in his second season while his receptions (40-31) and receiving yardage (418-242) took dips. In short, a lot more needs to be seen from 2013's eighth overall pick before he can be trusted in any sort of fantasy format.
Chris Givens - WRPosted 2/8/15 8:51pm ET
St. Louis Rams WR Chris Givens is scheduled to have a base salary of $1.574 million with a cap count of $1.698 million. The team might deem it too much if Givens is the fifth receiver in a group with WRs Kenny Britt, Brian Quick, Tavon Austin and Stedman Bailey. Releasing Givens would save the team $1.574 million.
Huddle Up: Givens, a fourth-round pick in 2012, actually had his best season as a rookie, catching 42 passes for 698 and three TDs. He is coming off a 11-159-1 season a year ago, and those numbers alone indicate that he won't be back in St. Louis.
Sam Bradford - QBPosted 2/8/15 8:59pm ET
St. Louis Rams QB Sam Bradford may be asked to restructure his contract this offseason, so the team can reduce his $12.985 million salary for 2015. Bradford counts $16.58 million against the salary cap next season, but the team could save $12.985 in cap space if Bradford is released.
Huddle Up: Expect the 2010 No. 1 overall pick to get another shot in St. Louis -- likely with competition. A restructured deal, though, is almost certainly in the offing for the injury-addled QB, who has only been able to start seven combined games over the past two seasons.
Kenny Britt - WRPosted 1/25/15 1:37pm ET
St. Louis Rams WR Kenny Britt and his agents have started contract talks with the team. Britt, who has been in St. Louis just one season, indicated he wanted to remain with the club past 2014.
Huddle Up: Britt led Rams' WRs with 48 catches for 748 yards and three scores in 2014, and while he's certainly a solid WR, the Rams also need to find the play-making No. 1 wideout they've lacked for years.
Sam Bradford - QBPosted 12/31/14 12:34am ET
St. Louis Rams QB Sam Bradford won't be guaranteed the starting quarterback position next season as head coach Jeff Fisher made it clear Tuesday, Dec. 30, that there will be a quarterback competition in training camp. Bradford said he's coming along fine in a press conference Tuesday and has even started running. Bradford tore his anterior cruciate ligament during the preseason.
Huddle Up: Bradford has missed 31 of a possible 64 games over the last four seasons, and the Rams certainly need to draft or sign another potential starter this offseason simply for insurance reasons if anything else.
Sam Bradford - QBPosted 12/31/14 9:28am ET
St. Louis Rams QB Sam Bradford (knee) is wanted back by the team to compete for the starting quarterback position next season. However, head coach Jeff Fisher made it clear that nothing will be guaranteed for Bradford. Bradford continues to rehab from a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee, and he heads into an uncertain offseason. Fisher said the team plans to bring Bradford back at a reduced rate next year. He currently is scheduled to cost $16.58 million against the salary cap. Bradford plans to remain in St. Louis in the offseason to continue his rehab, and he said his knee feels better this time than the last time he had the same ailment.
Huddle Up: Bradford has been unable to stay healthy as a pro, and he's in the final season of his gaudy contract so it will be interesting to see how the team convinces him to rework his deal with free agency looming. If healthy he'd be the best QB option on the roster and might finally have some protection in front of him and receivers to work with... but we kind of said the same thing heading into 2014 and it didn't work out so well.
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