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Sat. Aug 30, 2014 | STATS
News: The St. Louis Rams cut Sam on Saturday. He still can be picked up by another team or make the Rams' practice squad.
Impact: The 7th-round draft pick has been outspoken and confident as his progress was watched as closely as any rookie in the league. He has been cheered by athletes and celebrities. In the end, the defensive end couldn't make a team stocked with pass-rushers. The Rams selected the SEC co-defensive player of the year at Missouri with the 249th overall pick out of 256 overall during May's draft. Sam came out as gay following his final season at Missouri.
Sat. Aug 30, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Cunningham has made the St. Louis roster, Howard Balzer of 590 The Zone reports.
Impact: Cunningham proved his worth as a blocker in the four preseason games and will be forced into action should any of the top three tight ends get injured.
Sat. Aug 30, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Bayer has made the Rams' roster, Howard Balzer of 590 The Zone reports.
Impact: The Rams opted to keep five tight ends, as they like to use three tight end sets on occasion. Bayer's ability as a pass-catcher impressed St. Louis in the preseason enough to keep him.
Sat. Aug 30, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Sam has been released but may make the practice squad, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.
Impact: Sam was on the cusp of becoming the first openly gay player to make an NFL roster, but will have to wait a little while longer. He had a solid preseason and may get another chance should an injury arise.
Sat. Aug 30, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Veltung was cut from the Rams on Friday, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
Impact: Veltung had an outside chance of making the squad, but just missed being the sixth receiver on the Rams. He may catch on with the practice squad.
Fri. Aug 29, 2014 | RotoWire
News: The Rams will release Gilbert, Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
Impact: Given that Gilbert's release leaves the Rams with just two quarterbacks on their roster, the report suggests that another move by the team to bolster the position could be in the works.
Fri. Aug 29, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Mason tallied 14 yards on six rushes in Thursday's preseason finale.
Impact: A popular sleeper pick heading into preseason, Mason hasn't done much to move up the depth chart. He's struggled to find space, and has failed to improve upon his weakness in blocking. He should start the season as the third running back and may get a carry or two a game.
Fri. Aug 29, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Sam led the team in tackles with six in a 14-13 loss to Miami on Thursday.
Impact: Sam had about as good a preseason as was possible with the playing time given, but so did fellow defensive end Ethan Westbrooks. It will come down to the wire who the Rams pick between the two, although there is a faint chance that both remain in St. Louis.
Fri. Aug 29, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Gaines picked off a pass and added a pair of tackles in a 14-13 loss to the Dolphins in preseason action on Thursday.
Impact: Gaines is competing for the spot vacated by Trumaine Johnson's injury, and certainly played well in the preseason finale. He or fellow rookie Lamarcus Joyner should grab the starter spot until Johnson gets back, but both should see time.
Fri. Aug 29, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Davis threw for 162 yards and a touchdown on 12-of-19 passing in Thursday's 14-13 preseason loss to Miami.
Impact: Davis is solidly set at the backup position unless St. Louis signs an outside quarterback. He has played fairly well in the preseason but has yet to play a regular season snap.
Fri. Aug 29, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Zuerlein connected on two field goals in the Rams' 14-13 preseason loss to the Dolphins on Thursday.
Impact: Zuerlein also missed a 44-yarder but has looked better as the preseason has worn on. He will be a solid option for St. Louis, but the question is how many opportunities he will get, as the Rams' offense is a big question mark right now.
Thu. Aug 28, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Cook is not playing in Thursday's preseason game against the Dolphins.
Impact: Cooks had a quiet preseason to go along with reports of an up-and-down training camp. He'll again have to make due without Sam Bradford (torn ACL), but the Rams upgraded their backup from Kellen Clemens to Shaun Hill, and also seem to have improved at wide receiver. While those changes could help Cook become more efficient with his targets, it's only fair to point out that his own performance was a big part of last season's post-Week 1 disappointment.
Thu. Aug 28, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Cunningham is pushing Zac Stacy for playing time, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
Impact: According to the Post-Dispatch's Jim Thomas, "If Benny Cunningham isn't challenging Zac Stacy for the starting job, he's certainly pushing him for playing time." While Stacy still figures to get the starting nod in Week 1, Cunningham may be more than just a handcuff. Both he and Stacy were held out of Thursday's exhibition finale, and Cunningham had the better preseason of the two.
Tue. Aug 26, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Bradford (knee) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
Impact: Bradford will miss the entire season after tearing his left ACL on Saturday for the second time in 10 months. With Bradford slated for another surgery, Shaun Hill is expected to fill the Rams' starting quarterback position this season.
Tue. Aug 26, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Daniels has been cut by the Rams, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
Impact: With Daniels proving injury prone the last few years and St. Louis drafting safeties, there just wasn't any room left on the roster.
Tue. Aug 26, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Moe has been cut by the Rams in the team's effort to get down to 75 players.
Impact: Moe was a long shot to make a team laden with receivers, but he had an outside shot at special teams. His season-ending Achilles injury in 2013 didn't help his prospects.
Tue. Aug 26, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Quick has had a solid preseason, but will have to adjust to life without Sam Bradford, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
Impact: Quick had developed some nice chemistry with Bradford in camp and preseason, but now will have to try to do the same with Shaun Hill after Bradford's injury. Bradford and Hill have relatively-similar skill sets, so Quick shouldn't lose too much value. That being said, Quick only caught 29 passes for 458 yards last season and needs to step up his game considerably before warranting fantasy attention.
Tue. Aug 26, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Dunbar (undisclosed) did a light workout in Monday's practice after missing Saturday's preseason game, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
Impact: The injury doesn't seem too serious, although he's not likely to see much, if any, time in Thursday's preseason finale. He should be good to go as the starting third linebacker when the season begins, however.
Mon. Aug 25, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Brockers' ankle injury isn't serious, and he has a shot at playing in Thursday's preseason finale, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
Impact: The news is good for the Rams, as they don't need another long-term injury to deal with. Brockers helped the St. Louis front seven turn into a force last season and should continue to aid the squad.
Aug 24, 2014 | RotoWire
News: An MRI has reportedly revealed that Bradford tore the ACL in his left knee during Saturday's game against the Browns, ESPN.com reports.
Impact: Bradford, who tore his ACL in the same knee last season, is in line to miss the coming season, assuming the report is confirmed. Shaun Hill should take over the team's top job, though it wouldn't surprise us to see the team add further depth at the position in the coming days.
Aug 24, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Head coach Jeff Fisher confirmed Sunday that Bradford will miss the entire 2014 season with a torn left ACL.
Impact: An MRI taken Sunday revealed the tear in Bradford's knee, and Fisher left no doubt that Bradford's season is over. Shaun Hill is next in line to take over as the Rams' starting quarterback.
Aug 24, 2014 | RotoWire
News: With Sam Bradford out for the season with a torn ACL, per ESPN.com, Hill is in line to take over the Rams' starting quarterback duties.
Impact: The 34-year-old Hill last started a regular season NFL contest in 2010, while with the Lions, so he'll have much to prove before being considered a reliable fantasy option, while helming the Rams' offense. He does, however, merit a look from those in early drafts/auctions who have already invested in Bradford.
Aug 24, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Despite initial optimism regarding the left knee injury that Bradford suffered in Saturday's preseason game, ESPN's Adam Schefter suggests that there are now fears that the quarterback may have sustained a torn ACL.
Impact: Coach Jeff Fisher is slated to address the media later Sunday, so there should be some additional follow-up on Bradford's status as the day progresses, but the situation is clearly concerning. In the event that Bradford is forced to miss extended time, Shaun Hill would be next in line for the team's QB snaps, though it's also possible that the Rams could consider dealing for another signal-caller in such a scenario.
Aug 24, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Johnson (knee) suffered a sprained MCL during Saturday's preseason game and is slated to miss the next six weeks, CBS Sports reports.
Impact: Johnson was carted off Saturday night and his absence now creates a vacancy at the Rams' starting cornerback position opposite Janoris Jenkins. In his stead, perhaps St. Louis will try deploying versatile rookie Lamarcus Joyner outside, with E.J. Gaines and Brandon McGee other in-house candidates.
Aug 24, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Brockers left Saturday's preseason tilt with Cleveland, after re-aggravating the ankle injury that's been bothering him all preseason.
Impact: The injury comes at a particularly bad time for Brockers, as Aaron Donald has emerged as a force as his backup. If Brockers can't get back on the field soon or struggles out of the gate, he may find his starting job in jeopardy.
Aug 24, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Ogletree returned an interception 27 yards and added a tackle in a 33-14 win over the Browns on Saturday.
Impact: Ogletree could be primed for a breakout season, after a stellar rookie year and more experience in the system. With one of the best defensive lines in the NFL in front of him, Ogletree is allowed to fly around a little more and with his ability to also pick off passes, he is a solid IDP candidate.
Aug 24, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Sam picked up a pair of sacks in second-half action in a 33-14 preseason victory over Cleveland on Saturday.
Impact: Sam has three sacks in his last two games, as he fights for a roster spot. His competition on the defensive line is fierce, but Sam seems to be doing all he can to stay in St. Louis.
Aug 24, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Donald registered a sack and a pair of tackles in a 33-14 preseason rout of Cleveland on Saturday.
Impact: Selected midway through the first round of this year's draft, Donald may have been a steal, as he had been a wrecking crew in his first preseason and camp. With Michael Brockers hampered by injuries, Donald may find himself a starter sooner than he thought.
Aug 24, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Givens caught two passes on three targets for 94 yards, including a 75-yard touchdown, in a 33-14 preseason win over the Browns on Saturday.
Impact: Givens has dropped on the depth chart over the offseason and in camp, but showed once again that he can be an effective deep threat in Saturday's win. He has the speed to be a solid wideout, but with so many players ahead of him, he doesn't have much fantasy prospects.
Aug 24, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Watts carried the ball nine times for 36 yards and a score in a 33-14 preseason rout of the Browns on Saturday.
Impact: The other candidate for the No. 4 running back spot, Chase Reynolds, did not play, so it looks like Watts will be the fourth option.
Aug 24, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Gilbert completed one of his two passes for 23 yards in a 33-14 victory against Cleveland on Saturday.
Impact: Gilbert has been outplayed by Austin Davis this preseason and is likely to be one of the final cuts, unless Sam Bradford is out for an extended period of time.
Aug 24, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Davis threw for 198 yards on 14-of-22 passing with two touchdowns and a pick in a 33-14 preseason win over the Browns.
Impact: Davis played well in third string action and appears to have the inside track to the third QB slot over Garrett Gilbert. With Sam Bradford injured as well, it's almost guaranteed Davis will have a roster spot in Week 1 of the regular season.
Aug 24, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Zuerlein drilled four field goals in a 33-14 win over Cleveland in preseason action Saturday.
Impact: Zuerlein had a rough first couple preseason games, so it was a good sign for him to start hitting field goals again. He's a talented kicker with a mighty leg, but the Rams' offense limits his fantasy potential.
Aug 24, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Bradford (knee) is optimistic about being able to make a quick return, following an injury scare that forced him out of Saturday's preseason game versus the Browns, ESPN.com reports.
Impact: Bradford exited Saturday's contest, after taking a hit on his surgically repaired left knee, but initial tests thankfully revealed no ACL damage. While the Rams' signal-caller was seen limping to the team's locker room, Bradford is reportedly walking normally now. Nonetheless, St. Louis' medical staff will still conduct a battery of tests to thoroughly evaluate the condition of Bradford's knee. Despite coach Jeff Fisher indicating the incident may have been just some sort of hyperextension, more definitive news should surface Sunday to project Bradford's status ahead of the regular season.
Sat. Aug 23, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Quick caught four passes for 46 yards and a touchdown on six targets in Saturday's preseason game against the Browns.
Impact: Quick and Kenny Britt have both been impressive this preseason, while Tavon Austin has been rather quiet. Austin still figures to have a role in the offense, but it increasingly seems that Britt and Quick will handle the vast majority of snaps in two-wide sets. On a less encouraging note, Sam Bradford left Saturday's game with a knee injury, and is scheduled to undergo further testing Sunday. The Rams do have a solid backup in Shaun Hill, so a major Bradford injury wouldn't necessarily capsize Quick's breakout bid.
Sat. Aug 23, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Hill replaced Sam Bradford (knee) in Saturday's preseason game against the Browns, completing 2-of-6 passes for 45 yards.
Impact: Hill handled the final snap of Bradford's field-goal drive, and then engineered a field-goal drive of his own, before being replaced by Austin Davis. Locked in as the No. 2 quarterback, Hill has attempted just 17 passes through three preseason games. He's highly regarded among the league's backups, but the Rams don't exactly have a high-octane offense, with reclamation project Kenny Britt looking like easily the team's best receiver. Of course, it won't matter if Bradford's injury turns out to be minor, but the early signs aren't really pointing in one direction of the other. Bradford will undergo further testing Sunday.
Sat. Aug 23, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Britt caught two passes for 68 yards on two targets in Saturday's preseason game against the Browns.
Impact: Britt caught passes of 36 and 32 yards, further cementing his role as a starter. On the downside, Sam Bradford left with a knee injury, meaning Britt may have to open the season catching passes from Shaun Hill. To be fair, Bradford isn't a particularly good starter, and Hill is a pretty good backup, or at least he played pretty well when last pushed into extensive action back in 2010.
Sat. Aug 23, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Mason gained 29 yards on 10 carries in Saturday's preseason game against the Browns, adding seven yards on two receptions.
Impact: Benny Cunningham seems to have the top backup role locked up, leaving Mason to open the season as the Rams' No. 3 running back. Still, Mason was drafted in the third round for a reason, and could work his way into some kind or role in the offense.
Sat. Aug 23, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Cunningham started Saturday's preseason game against the Browns because the Rams wanted to see him behind the first-team offensive line, ESPN's Nick Wagoner reports. "We just gave [Cunningham] a chance to run behind the first offensive line," coach Jeff Fisher said. "We know what Zac [Stacy] can do."
Impact: While probably not a threat to Stacy's starting job early in the season, Cunningham has established himself as the clear-cut No. 2, and he could make a push for the top job if Stacy struggles through the first few regular-season games. Adding to a solid preseason, Cunningham scampered for 32 yards on five carries Saturday night.
Sat. Aug 23, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Stacy didn't start Saturday's preseason game against the Browns, but coach Jeff Fisher said afterward that the team just wanted to give Benny Cunningham a chance to run behind the starting offensive line, ESPN's Nick Wagoner reports. "We just gave [Cunningham] a chance to run behind the first offensive line," Fisher said. "We know what Zac can do."
Impact: The takeaway is that the Rams are impressed with Cunningham, not that they're thinking about replacing Stacy as the starter. And, while that might mean the team is more likely to switch things up if Stacy struggles, the 2013 fifth-rounder still has decent job security. Cunningham has been the Rams' most productive back this preseason, establishing himself as a strong handcuff for Stacy. Tre Mason appears destined for the third spot on the depth chart.
Sat. Aug 23, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Bradford, who will undergo further testing Sunday, "dodged a bullet" when an initial evaluation Saturday showed no damage to the ACL in his left knee, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Impact: Removed from Saturday's preseason tilt in Cleveland after taking a hit, Bradford displayed an evident limp before heading to the locker room. He seemingly avoided the worst of the worst, but there has been no timetable given for his eventual return to action. In the meantime, Shaun Hill will be behind center in St. Louis.
Sat. Aug 23, 2014 | STATS
News: Bradford has suffered a season-ending torn ACL in his left knee for the second time in nine months.
Impact: Bradford was injured in the first quarter of Saturday night's 33-14 preseason victory at Cleveland. He was hit on his left side by Browns defensive end Armonty Bryant as he threw a pass, and hopped briefly on his right leg before dropping to the ground. Coach Jeff Fisher said the injury was a "one in 100" rarity.
Sat. Aug 23, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Johnson left Saturday's preseason game against the Browns with a left knee injury, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch's Jim Thomas reports.
Impact: Johnson, who was locked in as a starter, left the field on a cart with a towel over his head. The early signs point to a serious injury, which would be a major problem for a Rams team that lacks depth at cornerback. Projected slot man Lamarcus Joyner could perhaps slide into a starting role.
Sat. Aug 23, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Bradford left Saturday's preseason outing at Cleveland due to a knee injury and won't return, Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports 1 reports.
Impact: According to Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Bradford appeared to hurt his left knee, which suffered a torn ACL in Week 7 of last season. Any aggravation of the region is a worry, but the Rams won't release further information on the ailment Saturday. In his stead, Shaun Hill is the main man to direct the offense.
Sat. Aug 23, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Bradford left Saturday's preseason game in Cleveland due to a leg injury, Tony Grossi of ESPN Cleveland reports.
Impact: Bradford walked off the field with an evident limp and was immediately carted to the locker room. The injury is especially worrisome due to the torn left ACL that ended his 2013 campaign prematurely. While the extent of the ailment should be known in the near future, Shaun Hill will helm the Rams' offense, if Bradford misses any time.
Fri. Aug 22, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Joyner appears to be in line for the nickel corner spot to start the season, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
Impact: Joyner has the skill set to become a decent IDP in the future, as he has had an impressive preseason. He's a solid tackler for a cornerback, and has an eye for interceptions.
Thu. Aug 21, 2014 | STATS
News: Brockers doesn't know all the technical jargon for what kept him out of much of training camp. He just knows he's ready to go.
Impact: The third-year defensive tackle suffered a high right ankle sprain in early August just prior to the St. Louis Rams first scrimmage Aug. 2. He missed the team's first two preseason games and didn't get much practice in until Tuesday. He has shown few signs of the injury bothering him and expects to play Saturday when St. Louis travels to Cleveland for its third preseason game.
Thu. Aug 21, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Long is set to play in Saturday's preseason game against the Browns, Rams News reports.
Impact: Long is coming off an ACL injury but appears to be fully healthy only seven months after the surgery. He's the anchor to the Rams' line and is pivotal to protecting Sam Bradford.
Thu. Aug 21, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Britt may be held out of Saturday's preseason game due to a "dinged" shoulder, Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
Impact: The injury doesn't seem overly serious, but Britt does risk being held out of Saturday's dress rehearsal as a precautionary measure. This shouldn't drastically affect his outlook, as Britt is expected to be ready for the regular season opener. If he does sit Saturday, look for Brian Quick or Chris Givens to potentially see more work with the first-team offense.
Thu. Aug 21, 2014 | RotoWire
News: After clearing waivers Thursday, Pead was placed on IR by the Rams, foxsports.com reports.
Impact: It's a predictable outcome for Pead after the 2012 second-rounder tore his ACL during Saturday's preseason contest against the Packers. Assuming no issues in his recovery, Pead will presumably have a shot to make a push for a spot in the team's backfield mix next year.
Wed. Aug 20, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Saffold (shoulder) is participating in practice again, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
Impact: A healthy Saffold will help the Rams quite a bit, as he's a projected starter and the depth is not great along the line. His play will be one of the keys to Zac Stacy improving on a solid rookie campaign.
Wed. Aug 20, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Laurinaitis (ankle) has resumed practicing, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch's Jim Thomas reports.
Impact: Back and taking part in 7-on-7 drills on Wednesday, Laurinaitis' return to health solidifies him as an IDP consideration at the linebacker slot in most formats.
Wed. Aug 20, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Pead has been waived/injured by the Rams, whose injured reserve list he'll land on should no team claim him off waivers, USA Today reports.
Impact: Pead tore his ACL during Saturday's preseason game and is slated to miss the entire upcoming campaign. A second round pick in 2012, Pead has rushed for just 75 yards on 17 carries during his career thus far and is yet to reach the end zone either.
Tue. Aug 19, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Brockers (ankle) participated in Tuesday's practice, taking part in both individual and team drills, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.
Impact: The injury forced Brockers out of last Saturday's preseason tilt with the Packers, but his return to practice suggests he could be available for the Rams' remaining two exhibitions. Brockers can be penciled in for a starting role at tackle on the team's deep defensive line.
Aug 17, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Jones has had back surgery and will be out a number of weeks, ESPN.com reports.
Impact: A second-year player, Jones was going to be a depth lineman who could play any position. With back injuries, however, it's tough to nail down a recovery time. He could be out a couple regular season games or he could miss the entire season.
Aug 17, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Coach Jeff Fisher has confirmed that Pead suffered a torn ACL on Saturday.
Impact: Pead is thus lost for the season, which leaves Benny Cunningham and Tre Mason to jostle for backup slotting behind the Rams' top back, Zac Stacy.
Aug 17, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Zuerlein missed his only attempt, a 34-yard field goal, in a 21-7 preseason loss to Green Bay on Saturday.
Impact: The third-year kicker is having a rough start to 2014, as he has missed three of his four preseason kicks. This is worrisome to potential fantasy owners, as the St. Louis offense is not dynamic enough to afford Zuerlein missed opportunities.
Aug 17, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Joyner led all players with six tackles in a 21-7 preseason loss to the Packers on Saturday.
Impact: Joyner needs to make some noise this preseason to get any playing time during the regular season, and he did a pretty good job of that Saturday. While he's undersized, he's a speedy ball-hawk that should mature into a solid player in the next few years.
Aug 17, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Britt had one reception for five yards in a 21-7 preseason defeat at the hands of Green Bay on Saturday.
Impact: Britt is likely the best fantasy receiver on the Rams currently, although that's not saying too much on a squad whose leading receiver had 569 yards last season. He has all the talent in the world, it's just a matter of whether he can put it all together. The third preseason game may be a decent indicator of what Britt can do this year.
Aug 17, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Austin caught a pair of throws for 20 yards Saturday, as the Rams fell to the Packers 21-7.
Impact: Austin is looking to make a big jump his second year, as he is expected to shoulder a big receiving load. He will also get an occasional look out of the backfield, but his inconsistency last year brings up some fantasy red flags.
Aug 17, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Bailey caught two passes for 28 yards in a 21-7 preseason loss to the Packers on Saturday.
Impact: Bailey was targeted more than any other player and if he was not suspended for the first four games of the season, may have won the No. 1 wideout spot.
Aug 17, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Quick caught his one target in Saturday's 21-7 preseason loss to the Packers and turned it into a 41-yard gain.
Impact: Quick showed Saturday why the Rams are so high on him and why they have been a little disappointed with his first two years in the league. The Rams need him to make an impact this season, as their wide receiving corps remains in flux.
Aug 17, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Watts rushed for 19 yards on three carries in Saturday's 21-7 preseason loss to the Packers.
Impact: With Isaiah Pead likely done for the season due to injury, Watts will likely move up to the fourth RB spot in St. Louis. He averaged more than six yards a carry Saturday, including a 14-yard run.
Sat. Aug 16, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Kendricks managed the Rams' only score Saturday against the Packers, hauling in an 11-yard touchdown reception.
Impact: The catch was incredibly impressive and harkened back to the ability that Kendricks displayed during his collegiate career at Wisconsin. He's now been targeted five times to the two afforded presumptive starter Jared Cook through a pair of preseason outings, and with Sam Bradford now healthy, a new status quo may take hold in 2014.
Sat. Aug 16, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Mason rushed 12 times for 30 yards during Saturday's preseason loss to the Packers.
Impact: Mason didn't enter until the second half commenced, but the torn ACL sustained by fellow back Isaiah Pead assures that the rookie will hold some value in 2014. On the other hand, Zac Stacy remains the main man in the backfield, with Benny Cunningham his likely backup, placing Mason third in the pecking order, for now.
Sat. Aug 16, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Cunningham scampered for 24 yards on five rushes during Saturday's preseason loss to the Packers.
Impact: Cunningham nearly matched his output from the first exhibition contest last Friday -- five carries for 24 yards and one reception for five yards -- but he failed to haul in his only target Saturday. The torn ACL suffered by Isaiah Pead ensures more snaps on a weekly basis, but Cunningham remains behind Zac Stacy in the running back pecking order, until further notice.
Sat. Aug 16, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Stacy recorded six carries for six yards and one reception for 10 yards Saturday versus the Packers.
Impact: The output was less-than-impressive, but since the games have yet to count, Stacy will be afforded the benefit of the doubt after rushing for nearly 1,000 yards (973, to be exact) as a rookie. The torn ACL suffered by Isaiah Pead on Saturday will place more of the rushing burden on the shoulders of Stacy, Benny Cunningham, and Tre Mason. However, Stacy remains the top back in St. Louis until further notice.
Sat. Aug 16, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Bradford completed 9-of-12 passes for 101 yards and one touchdown during Saturday's preseason defeat to the Packers.
Impact: Making his first appearance since tearing the ACL in his left knee in Week 7 last year, Bradford cobbled together two lengthy drives, the latter of which resulted in an 11-yard score to Lance Kendricks. The strike threaded the needle and is representative of the investment made in Bradford as the No. 1 pick in the 2010 draft. The third preseason game customarily includes the starters' most significant run, so expect him to play up to a half next Saturday in Cleveland.
Sat. Aug 16, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Pead is believed to have suffered an ACL injury on Saturday and is likely out for the season, ESPN.com reports.
Impact: While the Rams don't have official confirmation of the injury yet, per coach Jeff Fisher, it looks like an ACL tear for Pead, who had been slated to fill a backup role in the Rams' backfield behind top back Zac Stacy.
Sat. Aug 16, 2014 | STATS
News: Pead is likely out for the season with a torn ACL in his left knee.
Impact: Pead was helped off the field after returning a kickoff in the first quarter of a 21-7 preseason loss to the Green Bay Packers on Aug. 16. He didn't play in the preseason opener due to a finger injury. Pead was a second-round pick in 2012 and made one start his rookie year. He appeared in 10 games last season, mostly on special teams, and had been fourth on the depth chart behind Zac Stacy, Benny Cunningham and rookie Tre Mason.
Sat. Aug 16, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Pead (leg) was carted out during the first quarter of Saturday's preseason game against Green Bay, St. Louis Post-Dispatch writer Jim Thomas reports.
Impact: Thomas suggested Pead's injury occurred around the knee area, which isn't a great sign. Pead suffered the injury on a 33-yard kick return.
Thu. Aug 14, 2014 | STATS
News: Coach Jeff Fisher said on Thursday that St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford will play at least a quarter in the second preseason game.
Impact: Bradford is coming off knee surgery that sidelined him the final nine games last season. Fisher said Bradford could run the offense into the second quarter Saturday night against the Green Bay Packers. Fisher said there were no concerns about Bradford's left knee.
Thu. Aug 14, 2014 | STATS
News: Prosecutors in Miami have dropped battery and disorderly conduct charges against St. Louis Rams linebacker Jo-Lonn Dunbar in a fight outside a South Beach nightclub. Dunbar attorney Howard Srebnick said Thursday that prosecutors told a judge that the case will not be pursued.
Impact: Dunbar and NBA free agent Donte Green were both charged following a July 20 altercation outside the Dream nightclub. The charges are still pending against Green. Dunbar had claimed he was only defending himself.