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Los Angeles Rams RB Todd Gurley takes a handoff from QB Jared Goff against the Philadelphia Eagles, Dec. 16, 2018. Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

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4/20 specials: ‘High’ priority list of munchie deals at Pizza Hut, Carl’s Jr., Lyft, more | USA Today

It’s 4/20, aka Weed Day or Pot Day, and that means specials for cannabis fans across the country, regardless of whether they can legally buy pot in their state or not.

4/20, the marijuana holiday, explained | Vox

What is 4/20? And why is it on April 20? Here are some answers.

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Brockers: “I was kind of licking my chops” on what Fowler, Matthews add to defense | Rams’ official site

The Rams swapped a pair of future picks to Jacksonville for a bonafide edge rusher in outside linebacker Dante Fowler Jr. just before the trade deadline last season.

Gurley “super happy” to have Brown back for 2019 | Rams’ official site

When restricted free agent running back Malcolm Brown signed an offer sheet with the Lions in mid-March, it wasn’t initially clear whether or not the Rams would match it.

Rams 2019 NFL Draft needs: Defense a priority this time around | OC Register

Nose tackle and safety appear to be high on their list

Rams draft analysis: Pick could be groomed to replace Bortles | LA Times

As the Rams prepare for the NFL draft, The Times will examine their roster. Part 7 of 8: Quarterbacks.

XFL’s Houston franchise should try to hire Wade Phillips | Pro Football Talk

On Thursday afternoon, a bizarre back and forth unfolded on Twitter regarding whether former Oilers/Titans and Rams coach Jeff Fisher will be coaching the XFL’s Houston franchise. On Friday morning’s PFT Live, Charean Williams offered an intriguing alternative option, if Fisher and the XFL (who definitely have been talking) don’t reach a deal. Wade Phillips.

Mock Draft: McCoy can help keep the Rams’ Super Bowl window open | SB Nation

The Texas A&M center fills a vital need for Los Angeles

Report: Rams have done “a lot of homework” on RB prospects | Rams Wire

It would seem crazy to think the Rams might draft a running back early in the draft, right? Well, they’re looking at the position more closely than many people probably think.

Rams-Browns is second highest selling NFL game in 2019 | Rams Wire

When the Los Angeles Rams’ 2019 schedule was released, the majority of eyes went to two games: Week 2 against the Saints and Week 3 against the Browns.

Four games that define the Rams’ 2019 season | LA Sports Hub

The 2019 NFL schedules have been released and the Los Angeles Rams have several tough matchups after representing the NFC in the Super Bowl.

Chad Reuter’s 7-round 2019 NFL mock draft | NFL Network

View all 254 picks, including the Rams trade up in the first round

24 prospects who are locks for the first round | CBS Sports

Irv Smith Jr. is among three tight ends that make the list, but it’s light on defensive backs and wide receivers

Ryan Wilson’s 7-round 2019 NFL mock draft | CBS Sports

The Rams stay put in this one, grabbing some help along their defensive front with the 31st overall pick

Keeping tabs on the 5th year options of 2016’s first round picks | Pro Football Talk

Twenty-nine players who were first-round draft picks in 2016 have fifth-year options for the 2020 season, and their teams must decide by May 3 whether to pick up those options. We’ll list each first-round pick here and the status of that option year.

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