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2019 Schedule
9-7, 3rd in NFC West
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Rams' Barry turns down USC DC job, source says

USC coach Clay Helton had pursued Joe Barry to fill a role that was vacated by Clancy Pendergast. Barry instead signed a new deal with the Rams.

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Joe Barry turned down an offer to become USC's defensive coordinator and signed a new contract to remain the Rams' associate head coach and linebackers coach, per source.

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The Dallas Cowboys are hiring Skip Peete as running backs coach, per source. Peete spent the last three seasons with the LA Rams before he was let go following the Rams' 9-7 season.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Jared Goff spoke to Wade Phillips the day he was informed that he would not be returning as defensive coordinator. "I learned a lot from him," Goff said. "About life, about football. Just his perspective — everything he's seen. There's not a question you ask him that he doesn't have an answer for. He was special, and I'm going to miss him."

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Jared Goff attended Sunday's celebrity softball game for California Strong, an organization he has strongly supported over the past year. He expressed confidence in the Rams' direction, saying, "You can't overreact to missing the playoffs by one game." He also said he has "a lot of things to improve on" as a quarterback, but feels good about the continuity with Sean McVay and the skill-position talent around him.

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Sources: Rams' McVay hiring Staley as new DC

The Rams are finalizing deals to make Brandon Staley their defensive coordinator and Kevin O'Connell their offensive coordinator, sources tell ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Adam Schefter ESPN Senior Writer 

Rams are finalizing a deal to make former Redskins offensive coordinator Kevin O'Connell their offensive coordinator, per source. O'Connell succeeded McVay as OC in Washington, now will work with him in LA. Rams also hiring Broncos outside linebackers coach Brandon Staley as their new defensive coordinator to replace Wade Phillips, per source.

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The Rams announced they signed nine players to reserve/future contracts: QB John Wolford, DB Adonis Alexander, DT Marquise Copeland, WR Greg Dortch, LB Jeff Holland, OG Jeremiah Kolone, LB Jachai Polite, C Nate Trewyn, TE Ethan Wolf.

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Sean McVay's statement on special teams coordinator John Fassel, who has departed for the Dallas Cowboys: "'Bones' Fassel has been an integral part of our special teams operations since before I joined the Rams in 2017. His knowledge and understanding of critical game situations and his special teams play calling have helped us rank among the best in the league in those areas. Our best wishes are with John and the Fassel family."

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Rams running backs coach Skip Peete has been let go, per sources. While rumors circulated that Wade Phillips would not be retained, the move to let go of Peete comes as a surprise, even as the run game suffered through most of the season. Peete has been on staff since 2016 under Jeff Fisher, but was retained in 2017 by Sean McVay.

What is the state of the Rams' defense after Phillips' exit? (0:57)

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Defensive coordinator Wade Phillips will not return to the Rams next season, sources told ESPN.

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McCaffrey named to All-Pro team at 2 positions

Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey has been named to this year's All-Pro team at two different positions, and Michael Thomas and Stephon Gilmore landed on the squad as unanimous selections.

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Rams DT Aaron Donald is a first-team All Pro for a fifth consecutive season. Donald had 12.5 sacks and 20 tackles for loss.

Team Stats

Passing Yards281.24th
Rushing Yards93.726th
Points For24.611th
Points Against22.8