• by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

    Rams list 14 players on final injury report for Oakland game

    The Rams unveiled a lengthy injury report which included 14 players on the list for Sunday's game against the Raiders. Rookie cornerback Marcus Roberson (ankle) was unable to practice all week and was the only player on the report ruled as doubtful. Defensive end Eugene Sims missed practice all week due to a death in the family, but is expected to play, per the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. He was deemed as probable. Defensive back Lamarcus Joyner (groin) and defensive tackle Alex Carrington (thigh) are questionable. Meanwhile, the following players were designated as probable: Center Scott Wells (rest), defensive end Robert Quinn (rest) and guard Davin Joseph (rest), linebacker James Laurinaitis (ankle), wide receiver Kenny Britt (back), cornerback E.J. Gaines (knee), tight end Cory Harkey (thigh), tight end Jared Cook (back), linebacker Will Herring (foot) and linebacker Alec Ogletree

  • by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

    Rams notch eight sacks in Week 9 road win vs. 49ers

    The Rams defense came up big Sunday, sacking 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick eight times in the team's 13-10 road win over San Francisco in Week 9. While the offense was largely stagnant for 60 minutes, the Rams defense dominated the 49ers' offensive line to keep the team in the game and eventually pull off the win. Defensive end Robert Quinn led the charge with two sacks and a forced fumble, while linebacker James Laurinaitis and defensive linemen Michael Brockers, Aaron Donald, Eugene Sims and William Hayes each picked up a sack as well. It was a stark departure from the same unit that failed to find much quarterback pressure over the first few weeks of the season. The Rams defense will hope to keep playing at an elite level in Week 10 against the Cardinals.

  • by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

    Rams defense held sackless, scores touchdown in Week 3

    The Rams didn't record a sack in Week 3's 34-31 loss to the Cowboys but did return an interception for a touchdown in the game. Rams defensive end Robert Quinn saw plenty of double and triple teams with Chris Long sidelined, and none of his linemates were able to set up and hit Tony Romo with a sack. With the Rams already up 14-0 in the second quarter, cornerback Janoris Jenkins stepped in front of a Romo pass and cut an easy path to the end zone after making the pick. Defensive back Cody Davis managed to recover a DeMarco Murray fumble in the first quarter, giving the defense two turnovers on the day. The highly-regarded Rams defense has just one sack through three games heading into a Week 4 bye. A matchup with the Eagles awaits them on the other side of the week off.

  • by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

    Robert Quinn signs four-year extension with Rams

    Rams defensive end Robert Quinn has signed a four-year extension that will keep him under contract through 2019, ESPN reports. The deal is worth $66.575 million in all and contains $41.2 million guaranteed. A first round pick in 2011, Quinn racked up 19 sacks last season, earning a distinction as a first-team All Pro. He was held to two tackles and no sacks in Week 1 against the Vikings but will try to get on the board Sunday against the Buccaneers.

  • by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

    Rams DST could thrive in Week 1 vs. Vikings

    The Rams defense found a way to get scarier this offseason, selecting draftnik darling Aaron Donald in the first round to add to a front four that already includes Robert Quinn, Chris Long and Michael Brockers. That fearsome foursome has a good chance to wreak havoc on the Vikings in Week 1. The Rams also enjoyed addition by subtraction when they parted ways with the regularly overmatched Cortland Finnegan this offseason. A unit that was dominant against the run last year should be able to do as good a job against Adrian Peterson as is possible. But teams will likely find it tougher to pass on the Rams this season; though the team was the worst in the league against No. 1 receivers last year, thanks in large part to Finnegan, they excelled against No. 2 wide receivers and were also the top team in the league at defending tight ends, per Football Outsiders. The Vikings represent a nice matchup for the Rams, as Minnesota the 11th-best offense for DSTs to face last season. The Rams deservedly check in as top-five options for both CBSSports.com Fantasy experts this week.

  • by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst

    Rams pick up 5th-year option on Robert Quinn

    The Rams picked up the 2015 option on defensive end Robert Quinn, reports CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora. Quinn made the Pro Bowl last year after leading the NFC with 19 sacks. He has 34.5 sacks in three NFL seasons.

  • by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

    Robert Quinn honored to be a Pro Bowl captain

    Rams defensive end Robert Quinn is relishing being a Pro Bowl captain. Quinn and Drew Brees are the two captains of Team Rice. Quinn was honored by the opportunity, saying "there are just so many great players, and to be selected as [a captain], it's a great honor." Quinn added that it's never a certainty a player will get back to the Pro Bowl, so being a captain on his first try is "breathtaking." Quinn has already said he won't let up even though the game doesn't matter.

  • by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst

    Robert Quinn won't ease up in Pro Bowl

    Rams defensive end Robert Quinn, who led the NFC with 19 sacks, is vowing to play hard in the Pro Bowl Sunday night. "I don't want to put any bad film on tape — with bad plays," Quinn told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch from Hawaii. "So I'll see what I can do." A co-captain on Team Rice, Quinn noted he's got plenty of incentive to play full speed."This year, they're giving out a defensive MVP, and that guy gets a car," Quinn said. "So if you win the game and get the defensive MVP, you come home with a little bigger check and a brand new car."Quinn called that "a win-win situation."

  • by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst

    Robert Quinn to get big-money extension?

    A "possible big-money extension" could be in the works for Rams defensive end Robert Quinn, reports ESPN.com. Quinn, 23, made the All-Pro team after leading the NFC with 19 sacks and seven forced fumbles. He's signed for 2014 at $1.7 million, and the Rams have an option for 2015.

  • by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst

    Robert Quinn narrowly misses sack title

    Rams defensive end Robert Quinn registered his sixth sack in the final three games Week 17 at Seattle, giving him 19 this season. He finished a half-sack behind Indianapolis' Robert Mathis for the NFL sack title. Quinn was trying to become the first Ram to win the sack title since Kevin Carter (17) did it in 1999. Quinn heads to the Pro Bowl after a phenomenal season in which he had 57 tackles, seven forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries. Quinn has virtually doubled his sack total every year, going from five to 10 1/2 to 19 this season.