Hayes opted to stay with the Rams Wednesday, signing a three-year, $21 million contract, Conor Orr of NFL.com reports. With Chris Long leaving, the Rams needed to keep Hayes, who has developed into a fairly effective pass rusher the last few years. Working is less of a rotation without Long, a 10-sack season isn't out of the question for Hayes.
Hayes notched nine tackles (seven solo) and three sacks in Sunday's win over the Seahawks. The Rams went into Seattle and beat up on the Seahawks on Sunday, and Hayes played a huge role in the victory. The veteran defensive end entered with just 2.5 sacks on the year, but he recorded three more in a 23-17 win. Hayes is a low-end option as an IDP, even in the deepest of leagues, but he's worth keeping an eye on heading into next season.
Rams wide receiver Tavon Austin was a late addition to the Rams' Week 14 injury report. Austin practiced in full Wednesday and Thursday, but was a limited participant Friday with a back injury. Along with Austin, the Rams also listed the following players as probable for Sunday's game against the Redskins: William Hayes, James Laurinaitis, Chris Long, Rodger Saffold, Scott Wells, Will Herring, Marcus Roberson and Davin Joseph.
The Rams have cleared two defenders who had been deemed probable for their Sunday game against Denver. End William Hayes (fibula) and linebacker James Laurinaitis (foot) are ready to roll.
The Rams listed eight players on its final injury report for Week 11 against the Broncos. Half of the players are in danger of missing the game Sunday. Marcus Roberson was the only player on the list ruled out. Daren Bates (groin), Lamarcus Joyner (groin), Damian Williams (hamstring) were all listed as doubtful. Alex Carrington (quad) was deemed doubtful. Meanwhile, James Laurinaitis (foot), William Hayes (fibula), and Will Herring (foot) were all listed as probable.
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