Jo-Lonn Dunbar arrested outside Florida night club -- CBS Miami
Surprise, surprise -- yet another NFL player has been arrested after sundown this offseason. This time; however, it affects the St. Louis Rams. Linebacker Jo-Lonn Dunbar, who served a four-game ban for performance enhancing drugs in 2013, got into an altercation with former NBA player Donte Greene outside of a Miami club late Saturday night. Both were charged with battery and disorderly conduct.
Finally taking the next step -- ESPN
Respect is a wonderful, beautiful thing. The Rams don't have it, but they could very well be poised to earn it in 2014. Isn't being optimistic fun? The playoffs are no longer an unattainable goal.
Who's going to step up? -- ESPN NFC West Blog
It's unlikely that Dunbar will receive any significant penalty by either the league or the Rams organization, but his latest escapade could earn himself a place in Jeff Fisher's doghouse as we approach the start of training camp. This could open the door for one of the team's younger, lesser known players -- particularly Ray-Ray Armstrong -- to earn a starting gig along side James Laurinaitis and Alec Ogletree.
Keeping tabs on the salary cap -- ESPN NFC West Blog
The Rams are currently paying many lucrative contracts, and the team will almost certainly look to make a few more players very wealthy in the next year (See: Robert Quinn). Money is currently tight beneath the Edward Jones Dome, but St. Louis should fare better with the salary cap in 2015.
Three players to watch in camp -- Bleacher Report
What's new and exciting at Rams Park, you ask? If you agree with Jamal Collier of Bleacher Report, then there are three largely under the radar players who could make a significant impact in 2014. Well -- under the radar to people who don't frequently read Turf Show Times, that is. Could Kenny Britt be the Rams' leading receiver?
Who to fear on the Cardinals defense -- Revenge of the Birds
For as long as the St. Louis Rams and Arizona Cardinals have been division rivals, the latter has always seemed to boast at least one all-star playmaker on defense. The days of Adrian Wilson locking down the secondary are long gone, but there are still several key defenders roaming in the desert. Will corner back Patrick Peterson cement his elite status?
Are the 49ers primed to take a step back? -- Niners Nation
Remember the days when the San Francisco 49ers were not a yearly threat to hoist the Lombardi Trophy? Those were much simpler, better times. There may not be a light at the end of the tunnel for Jim Harbaugh's playoff reign any time soon, but a speed bump or two could lie ahead.
Chris Long supports fellow defensive end Michael Sam.