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Random Ramsdom: What to think of rumors that Rams are interested in Jonathan Taylor

Los Angeles Rams News and Links for 8/24/23

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Thanks for checking out todays links! Please keep checking out these articles and of course feel free to comment! I know I do not comment on each one but I see most of them and it makes doing these more fun, I’ve said this before but I think once the season gets going I think we’re going to have a blast.

I had a more recent Random Ramsdom and saw some of you are saying it’s too early to ask waiver wire questions until there are more cuts, so I’ll try to post a similar article in a couple weeks.

Today I gathered some links that have to due with Jonathan Taylor and the Los Angeles Rams. We posted a solid article about Taylor and him potentially coming to LA or not a bit ago, and the topic has come back around again. Do you hope to see Taylor in a Rams uniform? Do you think the Rams should stockpile their picks? Have I already asked this question before? I don’t think I have but I can’t keep track.

As said above comment on anything you’d like and have a great day!

NFL Rumors: Like it or not, LA Rams linked to trade scenario for Colts RB Jonathan Taylor (ramblinfan)

“Wait. what? Did you not hear the recent NFL news? The Indianapolis Colts have given permission to running back Jonathan Taylor to seek a trade. Well, you should know because we discussed that sudden and surprising turn of events less than 48 hours ago in a recent article.

Disgruntled veteran NFL player allowed to seek a trade? Yeah, that walks like the Rams modus operandi (M.O.) and quacks like the Rams M.O., so it is probably the Rams M.O., right?

Yes, this has all the makings of a Rams trade

And just like outside linebacker Dante Fowler Jr or defensive back Jalen Ramsey, a disgruntled NFL star running back will eventually be linked to the L.A. Rams in some form of NFL Rumors or NFL Trade scenario. Well the wait for such a connection between the Rams and the running back is over.”

Jonathan Taylor Allowed to Seek Trade; Should Rams Call Colts? (fannation/ramsdigest)

“Yes, the Rams have been one of the league’s worst rushing teams over the last few seasons. And in terms of a talent? Taylor, just 24, is one of the best in the game. But he’s unhappy with his fourth-year salary from his rookie contract, and he’s probably unhappy, too, with a recent controversial quote from Indy owner Jim Irsay may have played a role.

“If I die tonight and Jonathan Taylor is out of the league, no one’s gonna miss us,” Irsay said recently, per The Athletic. “The league goes on. We know that. The National Football (League) rolls on. It doesn’t matter who comes and who goes, and it’s a privilege to be a part of it.”

Irsay and Taylor met at training camp aboard the Indianapolis owner’s private luxury bus as they attempt to calm the relationship between the two sides. But the player nevertheless sat out camp and even this week, as it was announced he’d be traveling with the Colts to Philadelphia - his hometown area for a preseason Week 3 appearance (on the sideline, surely) - the situation is unsettled.”

Does latest Colts controversy put a W in LA Rams schedule? (ramblinfan)

“In Week 4, the LA Rams must travel to face the Indianapolis Colts. With the Rams struggles at stopping the run in preseason, facing Colts star running back Jonathan Taylor is never a good thing. But right now, Taylor wants to be traded, and the Indianapolis Colts have consented to allow him the opportunity to seek a trade.

Will the Colts and running back Jonathan Taylor negotiate a trade on or before October 1, 2023? Perhaps. Perhaps not. But if there are any nibbles whatsoever, the Colts will likely keep Taylor out of games while negotiations take place.

Does that guarantee a Rams victory if Taylor does not suit up for the Colts? Of course not. But we made our far-too-soon predictions and predicted a win at Indianapolis, the Rams’ first for 2023. But a Colts team without Jonathan Taylor would be an easier draw for the Rams early in the season.

With rookie quarterback Anthony Richardson taking over for the Colts this season, their offense will certainly be quite challenged if Taylor is not suited up and running the football. And that could bode well for a Rams team that will be desperate for early season victories.”

Rams’ Cooper Kupp: Logs another practice Wednesday (cbssports)

“Kupp exited practice on Aug. 1 due to a hamstring injury that was expected to keep him out until joint sessions with either the Raiders or Broncos. His first chance to return to drills came and went without the wide receiver seeing the field, but he relayed during Saturday’s preseason game against Las Vegas that he intended to get back in the mix versus Denver. Indeed, Kupp took part in Monday’s practice and followed it up with an appearance Wednesday. Perhaps L.A. wants to see Kupp put together back-to-back days with on-field work before clearing him for all activity, but his incremental progress this week indicates he’ll be healthy by a Week 1 road matchup with the Seahawks.”