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Cincy Jungle

The Bengals can rely on Giovani Bernard while Joe Mixon recovers from knee surgery

Good things. Expect good things. This is the golden age of running backs. Scratch that. This is the golden age of teams using running backs. The contract extensions Rams running back Todd Gurley and Cardinals running back David Johnson received this offseason confirmed that running backs aren’t truly classified as running backs anymore. In the current landscape of the NFL, the value in running backs lies within their competence in the passing game. The top running backs don’t carry the ball 20-25 times a game anymore, but a few do end up with around that number of total touches. Joe...

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TRANSCRIPT: McVay September 17

Here’s what McBae had to say to the media today after the huge Week 2 win. Los Angeles Rams HC Sean McVay (Opening remarks) ”Starting out, when you look at the injuries from yesterday, (K) Greg Zuerlein - it looks like he’s going to be out for a few weeks. So, we did sign (K) Sam Ficken, placed (WR) Mike Thomas on IR as a result of that move. We’ll have a little bit better idea of exactly how long that’ll be once we get those full MRI results, but we’re expecting it to be at least a few weeks. We’ll move forward with Sam, got a lot of confidence in him. It’s good that...

Bolt Beat

Los Angeles Chargers Defense Missing Joey Bosa’s Impact

Los Angeles Chargers are missing DE Joey Bosa’s impact on the field. We need his playmaking ability ASAP. Can we just get Joey Bosa back on the field already? Joey is sidelined with a foot injury and I don’t expect to see him back on the field this week against the Los Angeles Rams. This […] Los Angeles Chargers Defense Missing Joey Bosa’s Impact - Bolt Beat - Bolt Beat - A Los Angeles Chargers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

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Rams re-sign Sam Ficken

A familiar face is in town The Los Angeles Rams sound like they escaped their week two duel with the Arizona Cardinals relatively unscathed outside of kicker Greg Zuerlein. It sounds like Young GZ pulled his groin towards the end of pre-game warmups and obviously missed the game. The Rams have re-signed Sam Ficken who was with the team last season when Zuerlein went down with a back injury: More kicker news: #Rams are expected to sign Sam Ficken, sources say. Bringing him back to once again fill in for Greg Zuerlein. Unclear at this point how long Zuerlein will be out.— Mike Garafolo...

Revenge of the Birds

Bird Droppings: Fallout from shutout loss to Rams, Larry Fitzgerald injury update, everything to be evaluated and more

News and notes from around the web on the Arizona Cardinals. Happy Monday one and all. We have not had a victory Monday in nearly a month, since the Arizona Cardinals beat the Dallas Cowboys in the preseason. And, after two regular season games, the question on how many victory Monday’s we will have seems to be a relevant one. Now, let’s take a look around the web at everything coming out of the Arizona Cardinals loss to the Los Angeles Rams. Patrick Peterson More Involved Against RamsNotes: Fitzgerald leaves game with hamstring injury; Hodges starts A Familiar Feeling: Cardinals...

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Random Ramsdom, 9/17

Let’s take a look at the best links of the day! Head Coach Sean McVay press conference | The Los Angeles Rams’ official site Sean McVay shares some light on the Greg Zuerlein injury and what happened, JoJo Natson’s impressive performance, as well as the defense playing well and pitching a shutout QB Jared Goff press conference | The Rams’ official site Goff talks about the comfort he has in RB Malcolm Brown as he’s now worked a bunch with him, the missed touchdown to WR Robert Woods, the under thrown (yet still very good) deep pass to Brandin Cooks, and the level of play of the...

OC Register

Rams’ All-Pro kicker Greg Zuerlein to miss ‘at least a few weeks’

Sam Ficken, who filled in at the end of last season after a different Zuerlein injury, has been signed and will kick this weekend against the Chargers.


Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald suffers hamstring injury

The Arizona Cardinals didn’t have a very good Sunday. In their first road game of the season, the Cardinals were blown into pieces by the Los Angeles Rams, 34-0, as Arizona’s offense and defense looked clueless on what to do for most of the game. To make things worse for the Cardinals was the hamstring […] The post Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald suffers hamstring injury appeared first on ClutchPoints.


Carson Wentz cleared to return for Eagles

PHILADELPHIA — Hes back.Carson Wentz has been cleared to return and is slated to start for the Philadelphia Eagles against Indianapolis in Week 3.I was impressed with how well he attacked his rehab throughout the offseason, coach Doug Pederson said Monday. Hes done everything weve asked him to do and hes ready to go.Wentz tore his left ACL and LCL on Dec. 10, 2017 in a game against the Los Angeles Rams and had surgery three days later. Backup quarterback Nick Foles led the Eagles to their first NFL title since 1960 and was Super Bowl MVP in the 41-33 victory over New England.Foles embraced...

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Cardinals-Rams Inactives

Make that two weeks in a row that ILB Mark Barron misses action The Los Angeles Rams (1-0) and Arizona Cardinals (0-1) are about to get under way in Week 2. Unfortunately, the Rams will be without staring inside linebacker Mark Barron - who’s dealing with an achilles injury - for the second straight week. The Cardinals will be without starting right tackle Andre Smith today. John Wetzel will fill in for him this afternoon. Rookie center Mason Cole is set to make his second career start. Look for the Rams’ defensive front of Michael Brockers, Ndamukong Suh, and Aaron Donald to put...

OC Register

Rams shut out Arizona Cardinals after losing kicker during pregame

Kicker Greg Zuerlein sat out the game with an injury, but the way their defense played it didn't matter. The Rams are 2-0 for the first time since 2001.

Silver And Black Pride

Silver Mining 9/15: AFC West teams prepare for tough challenges or the Bills

RAIDERS NEWS Silver & Black Pridecast episode 1: It’s Broncos week! - Silver And Black PrideWelcome to the first of what will hopefully be many Silver & Black Pridecasts. Be gentle, we’re new at this. "Great plan" required by Broncos against Oakland TE Jared CookDuring the second half last week against Oakland Raiders tight end Jared Cook, the Los Angeles Rams provided a blue-print the Broncos should avoid Sunday. Raiders-Broncos final injury report: PJ Hall ruled OUT, Gabe Jackson questionable - Silver And Black PrideJust one game in and the Raiders are limping a little bit. Long...

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Rams-Cardinals: Final injury report has Barron DOUBTFUL

It’s not looking good for the only member of the Rams’ 2017 starting linebacking groups who’s still on the team... The Los Angeles Rams are set to host the Arizona Cardinals in Week 2 in the 2018 regular season home opener without ILB Mark Barron who is listed DOUBTFUL on the final injury report: No issue for RB Todd Gurley who was back in the mix yesterday. And WR Mike Thomas is going to be out of commission for a bit following injuries in Week 1 to both him and WR/KR/PR Pharoh Cooper who was placed on IR. As for the Cards, they’ve got bigger issues: Starting RT Andre Smith...

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Random Ramsdom 9/13

With Pharoh Cooper and backup return specialist Mike Thomas both going down with injuries, the LA Rams are going to turn to their preseason fan favorite. And Jay Rock news! Pharoh Cooper to miss significant after ankle surgery | OC Register This is the story of the week for the LA Rams. WR Pharoh Cooper is a big part of the special teams and provided some depth at wide receiver. Rams re-sign JoJo Natson, move Pharoh Cooper to the I.R. | Rams official site WR JoJo Natson looked great in the preseason games, so it’s no surprise that he was signed immediately after the reports surfaced of...

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Week 2 storylines

With injuries to Pharoh Cooper and Mike Thomas, the LA Rams have reached a point of no return. Who will be the next man up? The Los Angeles Rams were able to get 33 points on the board against the Oakland Raiders on Monday night in a decisive week 1 victory, yet it still felt like they could have done more. That’s how good this team is. However, it wasn’t all Gatorade baths and high-fives. The LA Rams are in search for a kick return specialist It looks like the Rams have an injury crisis at the kickoff/punt return position with WR Pharoh Cooper headed to IR and a groin/hip issue for WR...

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Rams-Cardinals Thursday injury report

Some of the players have parts that hurt The Los Angeles Rams (1-0) will host the Arizona Cardinals (0-1) this Sunday in LA Memorial Coliseum. And just a few days prior to kickoff, there appear to be some key injuries for both teams. For the Rams, it appears they’ll be without starting inside linebacker Mark Barron (ankle) for the second straight week. The Rams played well in his absence, but they’d love to have him back out on the field. With their long-term goal(s) in mind, it appears they’ll be erring on the side of caution and resting Barron once more. Michael...

Raising Zona

5 Arizona Cardinals limited due to injury ahead of Rams

The Arizona Cardinals were back on the practice field on Wednesday afternoon in Tempe The injury report for Wednesday for the Arizona Cardinals had a couple of surprises on it.  They are preparing for their week two game against the Los Angeles Rams. Running back David Johnson was limited due to a back injury.  This […] 5 Arizona Cardinals limited due to injury ahead of Rams - Raising Zona - Raising Zona - An Arizona Cardinals Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

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Rams-Cardinals: Initial injury report

The Rams didn’t hold practice today. Somehow, Todd Gurley was still not involved. If a tree falls in the forest and nobody’s around to hear it, does it make a noise? What if there’s no forest? The Los Angeles Rams cancelled practice today coming off of Monday night’s season-opening win over the Oakland Raiders in Week 1 with the Arizona Cardinals coming to LA on Sunday in Week 2. And yet somehow despite not having a practice, RB Todd Gurley was a non-participant. In a non-practice. Huh. In the end, it’s a benign issue. As for Thomas, Rams Head Coach Sean McVay mentioned Thomas...

Revenge of the Birds

Arizona Cardinals David Johnson, Budda Baker show up on Wednesday injury report

The Arizona Cardinals Wednesday injury report heading into the Rams game. The Arizona Cardinals first injury report of week two for the Arizona Cardinals was a bit ominous. While we covered that Andre Smith situation a bit earlier, a look at the rest of the Wednesday injury report shows some troubling signs as well. First #AZCardinals injury report for #AZvsLAR. Baker, David Johnson among those limited. pic.twitter.com/E2zTOVp2Wr— Darren Urban (@Cardschatter) September 13, 2018 David Johnson was limited with a back injury, while Budda Baker was limited with an ankle injury. While...

Silver And Black Pride

Silver Mining 9/13: Raiders make changes to roster

News from the Raiders and rest of the NFL. Raiders News Raiders add free agent DT Jonathan Hankins With Justin Ellis and P.J. Hall banged up, the Silver & Black added depth to their defensive line signing the 26-year old defensive tackle. Hankins was previously signed a 3-year deal with the Colts worth $30 million, but was cut last March. With ‘injuries mounting’ Raiders add second defensive tackle in former Bronco Clinton McDonald The 8-year veteran will help bolster the defensive line after P.J. Hall and Justin Ellis were both injured in the season opener against the Rams....


Rams WR Pharoh Cooper may need ankle surgery

The Los Angeles Rams secured a Week 1 victory over the Oakland Raiders in the 2018 NFL season opener. Unfortunately, it may have come with the loss of return man Pharoh Cooper. Cooper was forced to leave the game with an apparent ankle injury. According to team insider Myles Simmons, head coach San McVay says he […] The post Rams WR Pharoh Cooper may need ankle surgery appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Rams re-sign WR JoJo Natson

The Rams have made a move at WR amidst the recent injuries Amidst the two major injuries they’ve suffered at the wide receiver position, the Los Angeles Rams have re-signed WR JoJo Natson: The #Rams, who have had a few injuries at the WR position, are signing back WR Jojo Natson, who was with them in camp.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 12, 2018 Natson spent the offseason with the Rams participating in training camp and preseason. Natson is a 5’7” and 153 lbs specialist, which bodes well for the Rams. Natson only registered five receptions for 30 yards in the preseason,...


Rams returner Pharoh Cooper placed on IR, could return later in season

Los Angeles Rams head coach Sean McVay indicated earlier this week that return man Pharoh Cooper is going to be out for quite some time. Unfortunately, his comments have since been confirmed. Cooper’s ankle injury has landed him injured reserve. According to NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport, the Rams have re-signed his replacement in wide receiver JoJo […] The post Rams returner Pharoh Cooper placed on IR, could return later in season appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Pharoh Cooper, Mike Thomas both injured

The 2018 LA Rams have their first injury crisis and it’s at the return position. Amid their 33-13 win over the Oakland Raiders in Week 1, the 2018 Los Angeles Rams have their first injury crisis of the season. And, of all places, it’s at the return position. Head Coach Sean McVay confirmed during his remarks to the press today that WR/KR/PR Pharoh Cooper is “out for a few weeks” while WR Mike Thomas, the backup kick returner, is “out for a little bit of time as well.” Here were the specific quotes: Pharoh (Cooper), he got his ankle pretty good. It might require it to get fixed....

Silver And Black Pride

Raiders, Broncos week 2 injury report: Raiders without both starting defensive tackles

Starting at the two defensive tackle spots in the Raiders’ season opener against the Rams were Justin Ellis and PJ Hall. Both missed practice Wednesday in preparation to face the Broncos in week two. PJ Hall suffered an ankle injury in the game. He got it taped up and returned to the game, but Wednesday was wearing a walking boot and his status is very much in doubt. Justin Ellis has a foot injury and the fact that the team added 6-3, 320-pound Johnathan Hankins today suggests Ellis could miss some time. DeAndre Washington returned to practice after missing all last week and the game...

OC Register

JoJo Natson returns to NFL and a big role with Rams after weekend as spectator

Natson, all 5-foot-7, 153 pounds of him, will handle return duties after an ankle injury to Pharoh Cooper.

OC Register

Rams’ Pharoh Cooper to miss significant time with ankle injury

The Rams’ Pro Bowl-selection return specialist apparently suffered the injury during the third quarter of Monday’s victory over the Raiders and could require surgery, Coach Sean McVay said.

Just Blog Baby

Los Angeles Rams vs Oakland Raiders: Week 1 Injury Report

The Oakland Raiders kick off their season against the Los Angeles Rams tonight on Monday Night Football, and they’ll be going into that game pretty healthy. The Oakland Raiders injury report listed the same people for most of the week, which is why the inactives came as quite a surprise when they were announced Monday […] Los Angeles Rams vs Oakland Raiders: Week 1 Injury Report - Just Blog Baby - Just Blog Baby - An Oakland Raiders Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.