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2016 Schedule
4-12, 3rd in NFC West

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Major blow for TJ McDonald, the former Ram and current free-agent safety who, according to ESPN's Field Yates, has been suspended for the first eight games of the 2017 season. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported that it stemmed from McDonald's May DUI, which included drug charges. The Rams figured something would eventually come down from that, but were going to move on anyway. Maurice Alexander is moving over to strong safety, and Lamarcus Joyner has a strong chance of being the free safety on 3-4 sets (slot corner in nickel/dime packages).

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5hAlden Gonzalez

Former Ram safety McDonald banned 8 games

Free-agent safety T.J. McDonald, who played for the Rams in 2016, has been suspended for the first eight games of the 2017 regular season, his agent told ESPN.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Interesting follow-up to center Max Halpin working out for the Rams, Ravens and Falcons -- a source tells me that his WKU teammate and best friend, guard Forrest Lamp, will be working out with him for all three of those workouts. Two-for-one deal? Why not!

Eric D. Williams ESPN Staff Writer 

Los Angeles Rams head coach Sean McVay said left tackle Andrew Whitworth was an important addition in free agency because of his ability to serve as a mentor for young QB Jared Goff and a tone setter for the team. Whitworth, 35, is four years older than McVay (31).

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Source tells me that former Western Kentucky center Max Halpin has upcoming private workouts scheduled with the Rams, Ravens and Falcons. He posted 35 reps on the bench at WKU's pro day, which would have been tops among offensive linemen at the NFL combine this year.

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1dBill Barnwell

Goff came with a big price in 2017 draft

Los Angeles spent a lot of its 2017 assets to acquire QB Jared Goff last year, and it leaves the team with little draft capital come next month's draft.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Chargers coach Anthony Lynn, speaking between bites of bacon and scrambled eggs, had some nice things to say about the Rams' new offensive line coach, Aaron Kromer, whom he worked with in Buffalo. "I think Krome's one of the better offensive-line coaches in the game," he said. "He's an excellent teacher, he has a good relationship with his players, and I think he got the most out of them (with the Bills). It was very easy to put together plans with him. He gets it. It was a pleasure to work with him."

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With Monday's owners vote approving the Raiders' move to Las Vegas, the Raiders and Rams-- remember when they were Los Angeles neighbors? -- account for four of the NFL's six most recent relocations.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Rams COO Kevin Demoff acknowledged that the Raiders' situation -- getting approved for Las Vegas, but remaining in Oakland for two or three more years -- "is certainly awkward." But he called it "an advantage from a logistics perspective." "They're not relocating in the same year as the vote," Demoff said. "They're staying in California this year. There will be some difficulties that come with that, but from a planning perspective, logistics perspective, it gives them a lot more time than we had, or the Chargers have, to get set up, to give players a chance to look at houses, to understand where the facility will be. Some of the really difficult challenges that come with a compressed timeframe, they will not face."

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Rams are still in search of a center and would prefer one with experience for Jared Goff, who's still only 22. They're exploring free agency and trades for that. But besides that, they are pretty much done with free agency. At least for now. Rams are estimated to have somewhere between $10M and $12M in cap space, but roughly $5M of that will go to the draft.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Not surprising, given where their issues lie, but pretty clear at this point: the Rams are expected to go heavy at WR and TE in the upcoming draft.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

It's a rather easy 270 miles from Los Angeles to Las Vegas. One question facing the Rams -- and the Chargers, of course -- is how many Raiders fans in LA will make the trek there on Sundays starting in 2019 or '20, when the new stadium in Inglewood is in full go.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Rams owner Stan Kroenke walking into the owners meetings alongside COO Kevin Demoff. Owners are expected to vote on the Raiders' move to Las Vegas, which would make them the third franchise to relocate in a span of 15 months, after the Rams and Chargers went to LA. Kroenke is said to be in favor. (Photo by ESPN's Mike Reiss.)

Eric D. Williams ESPN Staff Writer 

Los Angeles Rams owner Stan Kroenke and COO Kevin Demoff talk at the NFL Owners meeting here in Phoenix. Owners are expected to weigh in on the relocation of the Raiders to Las Vegas today.

Team Stats

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