NOV 19 NOT DONE YET The Los Angeles Rams trail the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday, but the gap was lessened in the fourth quarter with a one-yard touchdown rush from Darrell Henderson.
The Rams offense has been stagnant for much of the game, but Henderson's score made the deficit just two points. You can view the play below.
The Rams went on to force a turnover, and they drove down and sunk a field goal to claim a 17-16 lead with less than two minutes to play, their first lead of the day.
NOV 12 AARON THE MOTIVATOR The Los Angeles Rams may have had an off week, but Aaron Donald still found a way to make a difference on the football field.
On Friday night, Donald went to visit his former high school, the Penn Hills Indians, where he gave a halftime pep talk to his old team.
The Indians went on to lose the game, however, dropping to 9-3 for the season.
NOV 11 RYPIEN FINDS NEW HOME The Seattle Seahawks have signed Brett Rypien to their practice squad. Rypien was released by the Rams earlier this week after the team signed veteran quarterback Carson Wentz as insurance for Matthew Stafford. Rypien completed 13 of 28 pass attempts for 130 yards and an interception in a 20-3 Week 9 loss to the Green Bay Packers.
NOV 1 HENDERSON ELEVATED The Rams announced on Wednesday that running back Darrell Henderson has been elevated to the 53-man roster after signing to the team's practice squad last month.
The move was made necessary after injuries to Kyren Williams and Ronnie Rivers. Henderson has 30 carries for 92 yards and one touchdown, in addition to four catches for 59 yards.
NOV 1 RAMS MAKE PRACTICE SQUAD ADDITION With starting quarterback Matthew Stafford "day-to-day" with the thumb injury he suffered in the loss to the Dallas Cowboys, the Los Angeles Rams have added Dresser Winn to their practice squad.
A spot on the practice squad was opened up on Wednesday when the Rams elevated running back Darrell Henderson to the 53-man roster. Winn rejoins the Rams after being let go following the conclusion of the preseason.
OCT 25 RAMS WORKING OUT MULTIPLE NFL KICKERS After the signing of Lucas Havrisik to replace veteran kicker Brett Maher on Tuesday, reports indicate that the Los Angeles Rams may not be finished in improving their kicker room.
According to a report from Mike Garafolo of NFL Network, the Rams are working out "a group" of kickers on Wednesday, including former Green Bay Packers kicker Mason Crosby. All of Crosby's 16 years in the NFL have been spent in Green Bay, so this may turn into his first opportunity to kick for a different team, should the Rams sign him.
OCT 24 RAMS FIND NEW KICKER After releasing veteran kicker Brett Maher early Tuesday afternoon, the Los Angeles Rams have announced the signing of his replacement, Lucas Havrisik, off the Cleveland Browns practice squad.
Havrisik, the second-year placekicker out of Arizona, has yet to kick in a regular season after spending last season on the Indianapolis Colts practice squad before a brief stint with the Browns.
However, in his three preseason games this year, the new Rams kicker made both of his two field goal attempts and three of his four extra points.
Havrisik will get his first shot at a debut with the Rams on Sunday when the team travels to AT&T Stadium to face the Dallas Cowboys.
OCT 22 NACUA'S GRAB Los Angeles Rams receiver Puka Nacua's rookie of the year campaign has continued to roll on on Sunday vs. the Pittsburgh Steelers.
And this time, he might have just made the catch of the year.
Early in the third quarter with his team trailing 10-9, Nacua made a catch in double coverage off of a deep pass from Matthew Stafford.
Somehow, Nacua managed to get both feet in bounds despite being pushed out while coming down by the Pittsburgh defenders, securing the ball for a 32-yard gain.
Just a couple of plays later, Nacua made another highlight reel play, breaking tackles after catching a crossing route for a 20-yard gain, giving him seven catches for 147 yards on the day.
The Rams capped off the drive with a Darrell Henderson touchdown run from one yard out, and a Cooper Kupp two-point conversion to put themselves up 17-10 with just under nine minutes to go in the third quarter.
OCT 20 KENDRICK PLAYING VS. STEELERS? While Los Angeles Rams cornerback Derion Kendrick was arrested just hours after the team's win over the Arizona Cardinals on a felony weapons charge, coach Sean McVay indicated on Friday that the second-year defensive back could still see action versus the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday.
"I trust this kid's heart," McVay said Friday about Kendrick. "I believe in him. I also believe in forgiveness and understanding. ... Based on my understanding of what occurred, I feel like this is something we can move forward with."
Since the arrest, Kendrick returned to Rams practice on Thursday just for the team walkthroughs but will participate on Friday, according to McVay.
So far, Kendrick has started every game this season, totaling 25 tackles, three passes defended, and two tackles for loss. He's been targeted 30 times and allowed only 15 receptions for 134 yards, according to Pro Football Reference.
OCT 19 DEPTH AT DEFENSIVE TACKLE The Los Angeles Rams announced on Thursday that have signed defensive tackle Cory Durden to their active roster.
Durden appeared in the team's Week 6 win over Arizona and will now add depth to the 53-man roster. As an undrafted free agent from NC State, Durden was with Detroit in the offseason before signing with the Rams' practice squad in September.
Los Angeles also signed defensive back Shaun Jolly to its practice squad.
OCT 17 MAKING MOVES AT RB The Los Angeles Rams are preparing for life without running back Kyren Williams, who suffered an ankle injury in his breakout game vs. the Arizona Cardinals.
Backup running back Ronnie Rivers will also be missing time, diagnosed with a Grade 3 PCL sprain.
On Tuesday, they promoted running back Royce Freeman to the active roster from the practice squad. Taking his spot on the practice squad, for now, is running back Darrell Henderson. The Rams will also be signing veteran running back Myles Gaskin to the practice squad, per reports.
Henderson was Los Angeles' third-round pick in 2019. In four years with the Rams, he accumulated 396 rushes for 1,742 yards and 13 scores. Last season, he had 87 touches for 385 yards and three touchdowns.
The moves come just days after Los Angeles' best rushing performance of the season, where they posted 179 yards and controlled much of the second half. These backs should provide depth for rookie running back Zach Evans, who saw four touches in mop-up duty in Week 6.
OCT 15 STAFFORD TO KUPP Matthew Stafford and Cooper Kupp finally broke the touchdown drought in the Los Angeles Rams matchup vs. the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday, with the two veterans connecting for the game's first TD, and giving L.A. the 13-9 lead.
Before the touchdown, the two teams had traded five field goals, with the Cardinals holding the slim 9-6 lead.
Cooper Kupp has 114 yards and a touchdown on 4 receptions 🤯— NFL on FOX Podcast (@NFLonFOXPod) October 15, 2023
Coming into the game, Kupp had 225 catches for 2,878 yards and 23 touchdowns in 26 games with Stafford under center with the Rams.
With the score, Kupp has 114 yards and four catches, while Stafford has completed 9 of 16 passes for 147 and the touchdown.
OCT 8 WITHERSPOON PICK The Los Angeles Rams are locked in a tight matchup with the Philadephia Eagles at Sofi Stadium on Sunday.
And cornerback Ahkello Witherspoon made one of the biggest plays of the game in the third quarter.
With the Rams trailing 17-14 midway through the third quarter and the Eagles driving in for another score, Witherspoon intercepted QB Jalen Hurts in the end zone, stopping the drive in its tracks.
AHKELLO WITHERSPOON WHAT AN INTERCEPTION 🤯— NFL Retweet (@NFLRT) October 8, 2023
The Rams were unable to convert the turnover into points, however, punting the ball back to the Eagles after a quick five-play drive.
SEPT 30 MILLER TIME? Former Los Angeles Rams pass rusher Von Miller is "expected to resume practicing this week" for the Buffalo Bills, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. The future Hall of Famer had eight sacks and 10 tackles for a loss in 11 games for the Bills in 2022, before suffering a season-ending torn right ACL. Miller, of course, was a key part of the Rams' defense that helped to cement a Super Bowl LVI victory over the Cincinnati Bengals.
SEPT 29 RICHARDSON VS RAMS Officially back and playing in Week 4 / against the Rams - according to Colts coach Shane Steichen …
Is dynamic rookie QB Anthony Richardson, who has cleared concussion protocol and will start Sunday vs. the Rams. Richardson, arguably one of the greatest pure athletes to ever play QB in NFL, will add a huge level of challenge to Aaron Donald and the LA defense,
AUGUST 30 The Los Angeles Rams announced their full practice squad on Wednesday afternoon, including a surprising cut player that made his way back to the team, in offensive lineman Logan Bruss.
You can view the full practice squad below:
- AJ Arcuri (Offensive Lineman, Michigan State)
- Logan Bruss (Offensive Lineman, Wisconsin)
- Marquise Copeland (Defensive Lineman, Cincinnati)
- Royce Freeman (Running Back, Oregon)
- Tanner Ingle (Defensive Back, North Carolina State)
- Tyler Johnson (Receiver, Minnesota)
- Nikola Kalinic (Tight End, York)
- Mike McAllister (Offensive Lineman, Youngstown State)
- Cameron McCutcheon (Defensive Back, Western Carolina)
- Grant Miller (Offensive Lineman, Baylor)
- Troy Reeder (Linebacker, Delaware)
- Brett Rypien (Quarterback, Boise State)
- Xavier Smith (Receiver, Florida A&M)
- Keir Thomas II (Outside Linebacker, Florida State)
- Austin Trammell (Receiver, Rice)
AUGUST 29 The Los Angeles continued their roster cutdowns Tuesday ahead of the 1 p.m. PT deadline by terminating quarterback Brett Rypien's contract, the team announced.
Rypien, along with running back Royce Freeman, defensive backs Cameron McCutcheon and Rashad Torrence and kicker Tanner Brown, were among the 20 more releases Los Angeles made Tuesday.
The Rams waived without recall: Brown, McCutcheon, Brown, tackle A.J. Arcuri, defensive end T.J. Carter, tight end Nikola Kalinic, defensive back Quindell Johnson, linebackers Daniel Hardy, Jaiden Woodbey and Keir Thomas, guard Grant Miller, wide receivers Xavier Smith and Austin Trammell and quarterback Dresser Winn.
Los Angeles terminated the contracts of "vested veterans:" Rypien, Freeman and defensive tackle Marquise Copeland, and it waived Torrence and linebacker DeAndre Squre who are both injured.
AUGUST 28 The Los Angeles Rams announced a flurry of cuts ahead of the 53-man roster deadline on Tuesday, including a fan-favorite roster bubble candidate, Lance McCutcheon.
McCutcheon, of course, exploded onto the scene in the 2022 preseason but was never able to make an impact on the field after that.
You can view the full list of announced cuts from the Rams below:
- Anyalebechi, Kelechi (Linebacker, Incarnate Word)
- Burmeister, Braxton (Receiver, San Diego State)
- Davis, Timarcus (Defensive Back, Arizona State)
- Davis, Tyon (Defensive Back, Tulsa)
- Gray, Vincent (Defensive Back, Michigan)
- Hudson, Tyler (Receiver, Louisville)
- Ingle, Tanner (Defensive Back, North Carolina State)
- Jones, Jordan (Defensive Back, Rhode Island)
- Maginn, Sean (Offensive Lineman, Wake Forest)
- McCutcheon, Lance (Receiver, Montana State)
- McDonald, Camren (Tight End, Florida State)
- Sims, Christian (Tight End, Bowling Green)
- Smenda Jr., Ryan (Linebacker, Wake Forest)
- Vincent, Taron (Defensive Tackle, Ohio State)
AUGUST 28 The Los Angeles Rams waived rookie defensive back Tanner Ingle Monday, according to KRPC's Aaron Wilson.
Ingle shined in the Rams' preseason opener against the Los Angeles Chargers, recording two tackles — both for loss — with a sack. He recorded a tackle against the Las Vegas Raiders but did not appear in the stat sheet in Los Angeles' preseason finale Saturday.
The Rams will likely carry nine defensive backs in their secondary, which will mean they'll have to cut half of the remainder they have in the room.
AUGUST 28 The Los Angeles Rams waived defensive tackle Taron Vincent Monday, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Vincent, the son of former NFL cornerback and current Executive Vice President of Football Operations Troy Vincent, was an undrafted free agent signing by the Rams on May 15. The Baltimore native recorded four tackles in three preseason games.
Rams have waived former Ohio St. defensive lineman Taron Vincent, the son of NFL executive Troy Vincent.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 28, 2023
Vincent is the first player to be released since Los Angeles wrapped up its preseason finale against the Denver Broncos on Saturday, losing 41-0. Vincent had two tackles.
In five seasons for the Ohio State Buckeyes, Vincent recorded 59 tackles, 8.5 tackles for loss, two sacks, and his only career fumble recovery against the Iowa Hawkeyes Oct. 22, 2022.
The three other defensive tackles remaining on the Rams roster are All-Pro Aaron Donald, Marquise Copeland and Larrell Murchison. Donald didn't play in any preseason games as not to risk injury, but Copeland and Murchison combined for eight tackles, two tackles for loss and a sack.
The Rams still have many more decisions to make ahead of Tuesday's 1 p.m. CT deadline in which they will have to have their 53-man active roster finalized. Los Angeles will also have 16 practice squad players on the roster.