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Barrett Competing For Starting Job At Center |  Lindy’s Sports

The St. Louis Rams selected four offensive linemen in this year’s draft, and it’s possible two will be starters on the right side when the season opens.

Aaron Donald Working To Be Better In Year Two |  St. Louis Rams’ Official Site

Defensive tackle Aaron Donald made plenty of waves last year when he burst on the scene as a rookie. The Pitt product looked poised to have a special season from his first game when he took down Vikings running back Adrian Peterson for a 6-yard loss, and that potential was realized as he finished 2014 leading all first-year players with 9.0 sacks in addition to his 17.0 tackles for loss.

Rams Concerned Nick Fairley Isn’t Heavy Enough |  Pro Football Talk

For most of his NFL career, defensive tackle Nick Fairley has dealt with criticism that he’s too heavy. Now, his current head coach worries that Fairley isn’t heavy enough.

Saffold Rams’ Wise Old Man On The Offensive Line |  ESPN

After January shoulder surgery forced St. Louis Rams offensive lineman Rodger Saffold to spend the majority of his offseason rehabilitating at Rams Park, Saffold often found himself feeling lonely.

Rams Lacking Dominant Offensive Trio |  ESPN

In a recent piece on NFL.com, Dave Dameshek took the time to rank the top offensive "triplets" around the league. In this case, triplets refers to a combination of quarterback, running back and wide receiver.

After Crazy 2014, Keenum Happy To Be Back With Rams |  St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Kimberly Keenum has this packing-and-moving thing down pat. Then again, the wife of Rams quarterback Case Keenum has had plenty of practice.

Rams’ Offensive Line Must Lean To The Left |  St. Louis Post-Dispatch

If the Rams are going to get it done on the offensive line this season, the left side tandem of guard Rodger Saffold and tackle Greg Robinson must lead the way.

The Next 32 Men In Line to Become NFL Head Coaches |  MMQB

Sub-.500 seasons are only going to take Jeff Fisher so far.  That may be 2015.  That may be Los Angeles.  But, at some point, the rubber [potential] must meet the road [winning].  Robert Klemko highlights the next 32 guys up.  Maybe McHoody makes a return to St. Lou...Los Ang...the Rams?

Rams Going With Young Offensive Line |  Yahoo! Sports

St. Louis Rams rookie Rob Havenstein could not have picked a better spot to start his NFL career.  The offensive tackle from Wisconsin is known for his run blocking, which fits in well with coach Jeff Fisher's offense.

Five Non-2014 Playoff Teams to Watch This Season |  National Football Post

With NFL training camps opening next month, all 32 teams have fan bases excited for the upcoming season. A new NFL season brings with it a fresh start, hope that what went right last season will only grow and get better, while on the opposite side, what went wrong has been corrected and flushed out.

The Six Worst Offenses In the NFL in 2015 |  SportsNaut

While the Rams’ defense is extremely sound - maybe Top 5 - the Rams’ offense still has [seemingly always] a lot of question marks.  Can a Top 5 defense be enough to counterbalance an offense that’s one of the league’s worst? 

Five Questions Rams Must Answer In Training Camp |  Rant Sports

Jeff Fisher and the St. Louis Rams are looking to take the next step in their rebuilding process and be a playoff contender this year. It isn't going to be an easy task for them, but they have the talent to be much more competitive than they have been recently. That being said, there are some question marks still surrounding them.

Top 10 Coolest Nicknames for Offense’s In NFL History |  Football Nation

"The Greatest Show on Turf."  You’ve heard of them, right?  Of course you have.  That, my friends, is one of the greatest, most memorable, nicknames for an offensive unit in NFL history.  But according to Football Nation, they’re not the greatest of the great.

Rams’ Defense Looking to Rise to the Top in 2015 | Ramblin’ Fan

It’s safe to say there is a premium for defensive-minded coaches in the NFL.Defensive-minded coaches are proving to be of high value in a league that has seen an incline in the rules awarding many offensive advantages.

Is the NFC West the Best Division In Football? |  Ramblin’ Fan

My $0.02?  The 49ers are trying their best to ruin this, but nah, the West is still the best.

The Seahawks & Russ Wilson Contract Battle |  Over The Cap

Russell Wilson’s contract situation with the Seahawks gets more interesting by the day. His agent recently indicated that Wilson is prepared to play out his contract and not sign an extension with Seattle unless the contract is valued properly. It is a tricky negotiation between Wilson and the Seahawks for a number of reasons, so let’s discuss some of the issues at play.

Every Team’s "Secret Weapon" for 2015 |  Bleacher Report

As the NFL offseason nears training camp, standout young players will seemingly appear out of nowhere to make an impact. Surprise players might not be an immediate upgrade at a position, but they can produce even in limited opportunities. These potential secret weapons can be on offense or defense.

The @nflnetwork just ranked @rquinn94 the No. 44 player of the 2015 season. Should he be ranked higher #RamsNation?

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