Los Angeles Teams

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Rams coach Sean McVay was asked at a press conference today whether it was hard to part with the No. 23 overall pick for WR Brandin Cooks. "If you told me I'd be getting that player at 23, I'd be throwing a pool party. And I don't even have a pool."

Rams thinking big picture with Gurley and Peters (1:12)
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Rams exercise options on Gurley, Peters

The Los Angeles Rams have exercised their fifth-year options for a couple of All-Pros in running back Todd Gurley and cornerback Marcus Peters -- moves that will tack on roughly $19 million to next year's payroll.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Can confirm that the Rams have exercised the fifth-year options for RB Todd Gurley and CB Marcus Peters, both no-brainers. Gurley is projected to make $9.63M in 2019; Peters at $9.07M.

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Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Japanese two-way sensation Shohei Ohtani, who threw a 37-pitch bullpen yesterday to test a blister on his right middle finger, stretched and played catch in the outfield at Minute Maid Park. Ohtani is slated to start vs. the Astros tomorrow in the second of 19 games between the AL West rivals.


Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Shohei Ohtani meets up with Japanese astronaut Soichi Noguchi at Minute Maid Park.

Eric D. Williams ESPN Staff Writer 

In his pre-draft press conference, Chargers GM Tom Telesco addressed an earlier report by Sports Illustrated that Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield did not spend as much time on his team's playbook in preparation for a meeting with Chargers' brass because the draft prospect had to prioritize other teams with a higher pick: "I'm probably not prepared to comment on that," Telesco said, smiling. "My plate's pretty full."

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

The Rams will host a pre-draft roundtable on Wednesday, 8 pm PT from Otium in Downtown LA. It's invite only. Sean McVay, Les Snead, Jared Goff, Andrew Whitworth and others will be there. Actor Taran Killam will host. On Day 1 on Thursday, when they're without a first-round pick, the Rams will work with four local establishments to support their celebrations of the draft. OL Rodger Saffold will announce the Rams' third-round pick from Dallas on Friday. On Saturday, for Rounds 4-6, Rams picks will be announced from the construction site of their new stadium.

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