The Rams are headed to China. Not permanently -- and not until 2018 -- but it will be for one game, according to various reports. The development comes two days after FOXSports.com's Alex Marvez wrote that the NFL was looking to play a regular-season game in China, and that several teams had already expressed interest in doing so.
The Los Angeles Times' Sam Farmer says the Rams will be the home team for the game, and the Sacramento Bee's Matt Barrows has a list of possible opponents:
Teams potentially facing Rams in China in 2018: Green Bay, Minnesota, Kansas City, San Diego, Seattle, Arizona, #49ers & TBD NFC East team.— Matt Barrows (@mattbarrows) March 23, 2016
This is no doubt part of the league's effort at international expansion. The NFL has played multiple regular-season games in London for years (the Rams will do so in 2016 and possibly 2017), the Raiders and Texans will play in Mexico City in 2016, and Germany may be in the mix at some point.
This news comes on the same day the NFL is expected to announce that the Rams will be featured on this summer's Hard Knocks.
Now all the Rams need to do is field a winning team.