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2016 Schedule
4-12, 3rd in NFC West

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.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Tyrone McKenzie, a former linebacker for the Patriots, Buccaneers and Vikings, was recently hired by the Rams as a special teams assistant. McKenzie, whose NFL career spanned from 2009-13, will work under John Fassel. He spent the last two years as a defensive assistant at Colorado and Stanford; also worked with Rams outside linebackers and special teams players last summer.

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Rams sign Tyrunn Walker, add D-line depth

Defensive lineman Tyrunn Walker, who started 12 games over the past two seasons with the Lions, comes to the Rams on a one-year deal.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Rams have announced the signing of former Georgia QB Aaron Murray, whom they agreed to terms with a few weeks ago. He comes in as third string.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

New Rams RB Lance Dunbar said Sean McVay "had me going" when they sat down to talk about his role on the team. "He had me ready to play. ... They just looked at me the same way I looked at myself." Dunbar, who brings speed and an ability to catch passes out of the backfield, will probably be used similarly to the way Chris Thompson was used with the Redskins. He thinks he can complement Todd Gurley. "We have two different styles," Dunbar said. "If you mix my style with his style, it brings a lot to the table."

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Conor Barwin said his free agency pretty much came down to the Rams and Bengals. "Ultimately," he said, "I thought it was the better opportunity for me to be in LA, be in a defense I had success with." Re-joining defensive coordinator Wade Phillips certainly factored into that. Barwin struggled when the Eagles went to a 4-3 last year, but said the tough part was moving to the right side of the field; not necessarily acting as a down lineman. With the Rams, he'll stay on the left side and act as a Sam linebacker. On nickel packages -- which are implemented most of the time in today's NFL -- he'll be a left defensive end (Robert Quinn will remain on the right). "I'll bring a lot of versatility," Barwin said.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

USC cornerback Adoree' Jackson grew up near East St. Louis and still rooted for the Rams in their first year in Los Angeles (except when they played the Bills, who had some notable former Trojans). On the possibility of getting drafted by them: "I would just tell people -- they probably won't know -- I played for the St. Louis Rams. ... It wouldn't be bittersweet. I'd be excited. It would be a little bummer, because I'm not back home where I grew up, but I'd still be playing for my favorite team. Wherever they go, I'm there."

Eric D. Williams ESPN Staff Writer 

USC WR JuJu Smith-Schuster goes through 3-cone drill. He chose not to run the 40-yard dash today.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Former Rams running back and kick returner Benny Cunningham has moved on, agreeing on a one-year deal with the Bears, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Under Sean McVay, the Rams sought a more versatile, change-of-pace back who could be a threat in the passing game, a la Chris Thompson, which is why they signed Lance Dunbar. They didn't have much use for a traditional backup like Cunningham, but he was good behind a bad offensive line this year, and they'll miss him on kickoff returns. They're hoping Pharoh Cooper can shine there.

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Was Andrew Whitworth overpaid by the Rams?

The Rams have an odd mix of players atop their pay hierarchy, including newly signed LT Andrew Whitworth, CB Trumaine Johnson, WR Tavon Austin and LB Mark Barron.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

New Rams corner Kayvon Webster believes he'll "definitely" have a chance to start opposite Trumaine Johnson. Right now, I see him with a leg-up over EJ Gaines, largely because he knows Wade Phillips' system. Webster said he would like to contribute on special teams, too, but that depends on how many snaps he gets on defense. He said he can play on the outside and the inside. "I just love playing the game and running around and hitting people."

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Oh, snap: The Rams still need a center

As the Rams rebuild, new coach Sean McVay and his staff have a gaping hole at center and limited options to fill the vacancy in free agency.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

The Rams, still in need of a starting center, brought John Sullivan in for a visit on Monday. Sullivan was one of the more under-appreciated centers while starting 93 of 96 games for the Vikings from 2009-14. Missed all of 2015 with an injury, got released and was a backup with Washington last year, where Sean McVay was offensive coordinator.

Jacob Wolf ESPN Esports 

Los Angeles Rams offensive guard and esports team Rise Nation co-owner Rodger Saffold, center, joins Steven Place, Anna Prosser Robinson and Dorothy Ferguson speak on a diversity in gaming panel at SXSW Conference in Austin, Texas.

Team Stats

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