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2017 Schedule
4-12, 3rd in NFC West
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Goodell explains decision to postpone LA Super Bowl (0:50)

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Statement from Rams COO Kevin Demoff on the Super Bowl in Los Angeles being moved to 2022: "As work continues on the transformational sports and entertainment district being built at Hollywood Park, we are looking forward to moments such as a grand opening during the Summer of 2020 and the Super Bowl's return to Los Angeles after nearly three decades. In the past week, we have worked with the NFL on the resolution that was presented today and are supportive of the NFL Owners' decision to play Super Bowl LV in Tampa and to have Los Angeles host Super Bowl LVI in 2022. Over the next 90 days, we will continue to work with our partners across the Los Angeles region, including the Chargers, to deliver the elements promised in the bid that was approved last year."

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

The league has unanimously passed moving Los Angeles' Super Bowl back a year, from 2021 to 2022, according to multiple reports. Tampa now gets it in February 2021. Near-record rainfall in L.A. pushed the opening of the $2.6 billion Rams/Chargers stadium in Inglewood back a year. It will now open in the summer of 2020, and it would've been a little too risky to have a Super Bowl so close to the target date of a new stadium. Have to think Rams and Chargers are just fine with this.

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Rams' best acquisition: Sean McVay

The Rams made McVay, 31, the youngest head coach in modern NFL history, but many believe he's a star in the making and will work well with second-year QB Jared Goff.

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Rams among most improved teams in 2017

The Rams didn't have the splashiest offseason, but Field Yates is a fan of the team finding a head coach who could help Jared Goff in his progression.

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Farr on Rams upcoming season

Rams sideline reporter D'Marco Farr talks about Aaron Donald's contract negotiations and how that may impact the team in the future. Plus, Farr comments on Jared Goff's upcoming season and Todd Gurley's comeback.

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Donald misses first day of OTAs for Rams (0:53)

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

The Rams waived OL Kwayde Miller (San Diego State), and DB Dravious Wright (NC State) left the team. They signed DTs Omarius Bryant (Western Kentucky) and AJ Jefferson (Mississippi State).

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Rams RB Todd Gurley, on what he has seen from Jared Goff: "He's always one of the first people in here; he's definitely always the last person out. He's just been doing a great job, just learning every day, getting better, in there with the coaches, attention to detail."

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Jared Goff, on the difference in offenses from last year to this year: "It's way different. It's a way different offense -- personally, from my brief experience with it. I've had a quicker time learning it, easier time learning it. I don't know whether that's scheme or the way it's taught or whatnot, but I've enjoyed spending time with the coaches and picking it up pretty quickly."

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Source with knowledge of Aaron Donald talks: Rams' cap space in 2017 "isn't an impediment." Lots of ways around it, through signing and roster bonuses, restructured contracts, etc. And team has a significant amount of cap space in 2018.

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Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Rams coach Sean McVay, on Jared Goff: "I think he's done a nice job just getting better every single day." ...

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Among thee top five contracts for defensive players, the only one that got done before the fourth year was the one for J.J. Watt, who signed a six-year deal worth about $100M with $52M guaranteed with the Texans. But that was in 2014. It's hard to find a comp so early in a player's career. Donald wants to be the game's highest-paid defensive player, and deserves to be. But what's the incentive for the Rams, who have him relatively cheap for the next two years?

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Donald skips Rams' OTAs during contract talks

Los Angeles Rams defensive lineman Aaron Donald missed the first day of OTAs on Monday as the team and his representatives work on a contract extension.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Rams GM Les Snead said, "We're definitely at the serious stages of renegotiating" Aaron Donald's contract. The Rams have barely any cap space right now, but there are ways around it. Any extension may have to make Donald the game's highest-paid defensive player, at least in his free-agent years. That title currently belongs to Von Miller, who signed a six-year, $144.5 million contract with $70 million guaranteed last July.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Snead on an Aaron Donald extension: "I'm very hopeful that this will get done."

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

"It has something to do with the contract," Rams GM Les Snead said of Aaron Donald. "We're at the serious part of (negotiations)."

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Regarding Aaron Donald, widely considered the NFL's best defensive player, regardless of position: The Rams recently picked up his fifth-year option, which will pay him nearly $7M in 2018, but have expressed interest in signing him to an extension.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Rams DT Aaron Donald is not at OTAs today. Sean McVay said it is not injury related; declined to say whether it's contract related.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

The Rams have begun their OTAs in Thousand Oaks.

Jovan Buha ESPN Editor 

Rams rookie Cooper Kupp posing in his No. 18 jersey at the NFLPA Rookie Premiere photo shoot for Panini America.

Team Stats

Passing Yards184.431st
Rushing Yards78.331st
Points For14.032nd
Points Against24.623rd

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