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Random Ramsdom, 7/27: McVay, Snead get extensions. Is Jared Goff next?

Los Angeles Rams headlines for Saturday, July 27

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Rams extend McVay, Snead through 2023 | NFL Network

The Rams locked up their most precious asset, signing coach Sean McVay to a five-year contract extension in the wake of the team’s first Super Bowl appearance in 17 years. In two seasons, McVay has a 24-8 regular season record and a pair of postseason victories.

McVay, Snead extensions represent “a really good day for the organization” | Rams’ Official Site

The sun was shining bright in Newport Beach as Rams E.V.P. of Football Operations Kevin Demoff, general manager Les Snead, and head coach Sean McVay all sat down for a joint press conference.

(WATCH) Goff’s progress key to Snead, McVay’s extensions | NFL Network

NFL Network Insider Daniel Jeremiah shares Los Angeles Rams Jared Goff’s progress key to Snead and Sean McVay extensions.

Gurley, Kupp set to participate in Rams’ practice | ESPN

Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley and receiver Cooper Kupp are expected to participate in practice Saturday when the team opens training camp on the campus of UC Irvine.

Gurley’s knee, revamped line among big questions as Rams open camp | LA Times

The emotional aftermath from their Super Bowl defeat is behind them. So say Rams coaches, players and executives. But as the Rams ready for the first workout of training camp Saturday at UC Irvine, the offense’s disappointing performance in a 13-3 loss to the New England Patriots lingers.

Kupp enters 2019 healthy, alleviating Rams’ biggest health concern | Pro Football Focus

The best news that could have come out of Los Angeles this week on the injury front hit the news cycle several days ago: Cooper Kupp will not open the season on PUP, and it sounds as if he will be a full-go at training camp.

PFF ranks Top 10 offensive tackles heading into 2019 | Pro Football Focus

Rams’ offensive tackle Andrew Whitworth will be 38 years old before the 2019-2020 season comes to a close. But he’s still got it. PFF views him as a Top 5 offensive tackle as we head into the coming year.

Rams begin camp without opening their wallet for Goff | Forbes

Goff, who has heaved 60 touchdowns along with 19 interceptions since working under McVay the past two seasons, is set to earn $4.3 million this season.

Goff not concerned about contract as training camp begins | Rams’ official site

Carson Wentz got his from the Eagles. The latest reporting has Dak Prescott likely getting his from the Cowboys at some point during training camp.

Incredible stat shows Sean McVay has owned NFC West | Rams Wire

Before Sean McVay arrived, the Rams hadn’t won the NFC West since 2003 when they went 12-4. There were far too many third- and fourth-place finishes for the front office’s liking, which led to multiple coaching changes and years of futility.

NFL exec recalls Rams-Cowboys exhibition game at Pendleton rodeo ground | Oregon Live

Gil Brandt, who ran the Dallas scouting operation — and had a hand in just about everything else when the expansion team was born in 1960 — paints a vivid picture of that exhibition game with the Rams. Perhaps too vivid.

Gaines “trimmed down,” built muscle ahead of training camp | Rams Wire

Rookie Greg Gaines has some big shoes to fill at nose tackle after Ndamukong Suh left the Rams to sign with the Buccaneers in free agency. He’ll try to fill them with a slimmed-down physique and more muscle than he had back in OTAs and minicamp.

One key storyline for every NFL team heading into 2019 | NFL Network

Los Angeles Rams: After rolling through (most of) the opposition in 2018, the Rams failed to score more than 3 points in a dud of a Super Bowl loss. The effectiveness of running back Todd Gurley and the impact of veteran additions like Clay Matthews and Eric Weddle will be key to Los Angeles maintaining its perch in the upper echelon of the NFC.

3 players that will fall short of expectations in 2019 | LA Sports Hub

The Los Angeles Rams have one of the best rosters in the entire league but will undoubtedly have some players that underperform in 2019.

Around the League

Lions’ “underdog” C.J. Anderson: My running style is nasty | Detroit Free Press

The unsung hero of the Los Angeles Rams’ run to Super Bowl LIII almost never got a chance to play that role, and if he hadn’t, he might not be with the Detroit Lions now.

Seahawks sign Wagner to 3-year, $54M extension | NFL Network

The Seattle Seahawks have locked down their defensive leader just in time for the season. The Seahawks signed linebacker Bobby Wagner to a three-year, $54 million extension with $40.2 million in guarantees, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported, per sources informed. The team later made the news official.

Kingsbury’s description of Ndkemdiche: “Not in shape” | Pro Football Talk

Cardinals coach Kliff Kingsbury had a three-word answer when asked to describe the current status of defensive lineman Robert Nkemdiche: Not in shape,” Kingsbury said. “That’s kind of where we’ll leave it.

Lions sign ex-Packer Daniels for $9.1M | ESPN

The Detroit Lions have signed former Pro Bowl defensive tackle Mike Daniels, who was released by the Green Bay Packers earlier this week, to a one-year deal for $9.1 million, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter on Friday.

Garoppolo fully cleared to fully practice | ESPN

One day before the San Francisco 49ers’ first training camp practice, quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo has been cleared to fully participate. ”It’s officially official,” Garoppolo said. “We’re good to go.

Elliott wants to leapfrog Gurley’s deal | Pro Football Talk

Last year, the Rams gave running back Todd Gurley a contract that the Rams now surely regret. This year, running back Ezekiel Elliott wants even more from the Cowboys.