Top Rams News

  • Rams' Darrell Henderson: Settling in as pro

    Henderson said the game slowed down for him Saturday against the Cowboys, and head coach Sean McVay noted it was a step in the right direction with his assignments, ESPN's Lindsey Thiry reports.

    There's a lot of optimism surrounding Henderson's fantasy stock, and he profiles as a the change-of-pace back McVay and the Los Angeles offense have been missing the past two seasons. Additionally, Todd Gurley's (knee) status is still a bit of a mystery -- Los Angeles is currently employing an every-other-day practice schedule for the No. 1 back. Malcolm Brown is also in the picture, and after matching Detroit's offer sheet for him, the Rams obviously have plans for the fifth-year pro. Henderson's explosiveness should lead to a number of big plays throughout his rookie campaign, but there's likely to be a lot of week-to-week inconsistency if Gurley and Brown both remain healthy.

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  • Rams' Malcolm Brown: Sees added reps when Gurley rests

    With the Rams managing starter Todd Gurley's practice reps throughout training camp, Brown and rookie Darrell Henderson have shared the bulk of first-team running back snaps when Gurley has been rested, ESPN's Lindsey Thiry reports.

    In addition to going with an every-other-day practice schedule for Gurley, with an eye toward keeping him fresh and setback-free, Brown has not played a preseason snap, a nod to his standing as a key cog in the Rams' backfield behind a starter who has had knee issues in the past. While there's no question that Gurley is the team's No. 1 back, it's not hard to imagine a scenario out of the gate where Brown sees his share of complementary touches when Gurley needs an early-down breather, while the 5-foot-8, 208-pound Henderson profiles as more of a change-of-pace option. The rookie's looming role has led to plenty of preseason fantasy PPR buzz and strong ADP overall, but Brown -- who typically tumbles in drafts -- shouldn't be ignored, as he'd probably see the bulk of the team's early-down work in the event of an in-season Gurley injury.

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  • Rams' Mike Thomas: Could have role as receiver

    Head coach Sean McVay believes Thomas can contribute as a receiver this season.

    Thomas has only suited up for 24 games through his first three years in the league, but he's impressed McVay this offseason and is a proven contributor on special teams. The Rams are loaded with receivers, so it's unlikely Thomas makes a major splash in the passing attack, and it's best to continue taking a wait and see approach with him.

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  • Rams' Micah Kiser: Heading for surgery

    Kiser is scheduled to undergo surgery on his left pectoral, Gary Klein of the Los Angeles Times reports.

    Kiser sustained the injury in Saturday's preseason contest against the Cowboys, and he'll go under the knife after receiving an MRI on Sunday. The 24-year-old has no official timeline for his return, and he'll have less than three weeks to recover before potentially missing the start of the regular season. Bryce Hager is expected to take over Kiser's starting role at inside linebacker in the meantime.

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  • Rams' Ogbonnia Okoronkwo: Makes appearance Saturday

    Okoronkwo (hamstring) recorded one tackle in Saturday's preseason game against the Cowboys.

    Okoronkwo did not appear in the team's preseason opener due to a hamstring injury, but it looks like he has put it behind him after playing 33 snaps at linebacker Saturday.

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  • Rams' Micah Kiser: Dealing with pectoral injury

    Kiser underwent an MRI on Sunday for a pectoral injury he suffered in Saturday's preseason game against the Cowboys, Gary Klein of the Los Angeles Times reports.

    The severity of the injury is unclear, and the Rams should provide an update on Kiser's timetable once they get the results of the MRI. Bryce Hager would be in line to start at inside linebacker should Kiser be forced to miss an extended amount of time.

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  • Rams' Natrez Patrick: Making case for roster spot

    Patrick recorded three tackles (one solo) and combined on a sack during Saturday's 14-10 loss to Dallas.

    The undrafted free agent out of Georgia was highly recruited out of high school, but a string of off-field incidents curtailed his attractiveness as an NFL Draft prospect. However, he's already shifted from inside linebacker to the outside during training camp and impressed head coach Sean McVay in the process, Vincent Bonsignore of The Athletic reports. Patrick is obviously a long way from making a fantasy impact in 2019, but his natural gifts and new-found versatility could make him a serviceable asset for the Rams over the course of the season.

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  • Rams' KhaDarel Hodge: Quiet against Cowboys

    Hodge played 43 of 100 offensive snaps but failed to catch his only target during Saturday's 14-10 loss to Dallas.

    The Rams are taking a long look at Hodge, as he's now seen the field for 73 offensive snaps. He did most of his damage on special teams last year after playing his way onto the roster, but with a healthy Michael Thomas and an already crowded receiver corps, the undrafted free agent out of Prairie View A&M could be a roster causality this year.

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  • Rams' Kevin Peterson: Playing time rises

    Peterson recorded a tackle and played 37 defensive snaps during Saturday's 14-10 loss to Dallas. He only saw the field for one defensive snap last week against the Raiders.

    After playing mainly on special teams in the preseason opener against Oakland, Peterson was looked at by the Los Angeles brass much longer look this week. He's well down the depth chart, and with the Rams' secondary projected to be a strength, it's unlikely Peterson is a difference maker in 2019.

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  • Rams' Morgan Fox: Plays 21 snaps against Cowboys

    Fox assisted on a tackle and was on the field for 21 defensive snaps against Dallas during Saturday's 14-10 loss.

    The defensive end missed all of the 2018 season after tearing his ACL during OTAs last year and is currently on the roster bubble for Week 1. If he does make the team, Fox is unlikely to receive enough playing time to make an impact in most IDP settings.

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  • Rams' Mike Thomas: Makes two catches against Cowboys

    Thomas caught two of five targets for 23 yards during Saturday's 14-10 preseason loss to the Cowboys.

    Although Thomas finished third on the team in targets, he did little with his looks outside of a 20-yard gain. He practically doubled his output from the preseason opener, but his production was still quite pedestrian even in the absence of many of the regular skill-position players. Thomas is facing an uphill battle to make a team that already has a deep group of wideouts.

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  • Rams' JoJo Natson: Catches touchdown pass

    Natson caught both of his targets for 12 yards and a touchdown during Saturday's 14-10 win over the Rams.

    Natson made a five-yard catch on the team's opening drive before adding a seven-yard touchdown grab to tie the game later on in the first quarter. He wasn't involved after that juncture, but it was interesting to see Natson make plays as a receiver and not merely a return man. Still, the Rams boast a strong wideout group and Natson likely will be fighting for scraps in next Saturday's preseason contest against the Broncos.

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  • Rams' Darrell Henderson: Makes six catches versus Cowboys

    Henderson gained 16 yards on six carries and caught all six of his targets for an additional 38 yards during Saturday's 14-10 loss to the Cowboys.

    Henderson struggled to run the ball for a second straight game, averaging just 2.7 yards per carry despite leading the team in touches. He did make a notable impact as a pass catcher, leading the team in receptions while tying for second in receiving yards. If the Rams truly want to preserve Todd Gurley this season, Henderson could be an explosive option to take some touches away. Improved output on the ground throughout the rest of the preseason would ease any concerns about involving the rookie in the gameplan.

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  • Rams' Justin Davis: Returns from concussion

    Davis (concussion) carried five times for 22 yards and caught both his targets for an additional six yards during Saturday's 14-10 win over the Rams.

    Davis missed last week's game after suffering a head injury, but he returned after healing up and led the team in rushing yards while averaging 4.4 yards per carry. He appears to be fully healthy moving forward and will now look to lock up a roster spot at the bottom of a crowded backfield. Davis' next opportunity to stake his claim will come Saturday against the Broncos.

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2018 Team Statistical Rankings

Rushing Passing Overall
Off. 139.4
(3rd)
295.6
(5th)
421.1
(2nd)
Def. 122.3
(23rd)
256.6
(19th)
358.6
(19th)

Injuries

Player Injury
B. Cooks WR Brandin Cooks WR Hamstring
C. Kupp WR Cooper Kupp WR Knee
A. Neary C Aaron Neary C Suspension
S. Ebukam OLB Samson Ebukam OLB Knee
J. Lawler DE Justin Lawler DE Foot

Rams Tickets

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Sat, Aug 24 @ 9:00 pm
Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Los Angeles, CA