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Is Kyren Williams’ foot injury something to be concerned about long-term?

Is Kyren Williams’ foot injury something to be concerned about long-term?

Should we be concerned about Kyren Williams’ foot injury?

One of the surprising absences from Organized Team Activities (OTAs) for the Los Angeles Rams this week was running back Kyren Williams. As described by Sean McVay, it’s a foot issue that Williams suffered in training, but it was nothing to worry about going forward. Said McVay,

“Kyren’s good. He had a little foot issue that we’re going to be smart with him. It’s probably good. That maniac works so hard sometimes it’s good to just be able to pull him back, but he’s been great...He’s not going to participate...

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Arizona Cardinals wide receiver room vastly different, and likely set for 2024

Arizona Cardinals wide receiver room vastly different, and likely set for 2024

The Arizona Cardinals wide receiver room looks different and looks to be set for 2024.

The Arizona Cardinals signed their first round pick in the 2024 NFL Draft in Marvin Harrison Jr.

At the same time, we also got the contract information on Zay Jones, who signed a slightly more than $2 million contract with a little over half guaranteed at $1.15 million.

That means they basically have guaranteed his spot on the 2024 roster for the Arizona Cardinals, unless they want to eat that money.

So, heading into the 2024 NFL offseason the wide receiver room looks like:

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Sean McVay gave some insight on what Rams defense might look like under Chris Shula

Sean McVay gave some insight on what Rams defense might look like under Chris Shula

Sean McVay was asked by reporters what the Rams defense will look like under Chris Shula

For the first time in three years, the Los Angeles Rams will have a new defensive coordinator. With Raheem Morris leaving to become the head coach of the Atlanta Falcons, the Rams needed a new play-caller on the defensive side of the ball. Following a thorough process, head coach Sean McVay landed on an internal hire in Chris Shula.

Much like the Brandon Staley hire, Shula brings some uncertainty. However, even in Staley’s case it was pretty clear what the plan was and the...

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Report: 49ers RB Christian McCaffrey missing OTAs isn’t ‘contract related’

Report: 49ers RB Christian McCaffrey missing OTAs isn’t ‘contract related’

Niners running back Christian McCaffrey’s absence from OTAs isn’t about getting a new contract, per Mike Florio.

The San Francisco 49ers have not had superstar running back Christian McCaffrey with them for offseason OTAs, and the reigning Offensive Player of the Year is not expected to join the team at all for the voluntary summer workouts. Since McCaffrey’s current contract has a $200,000 workout bonus, his absence raised some questions about whether he was aiming to receive a new contract after one of the best seasons of his career.

Niners running backs coach Bobby Turner added some fuel to the...

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49ers 90-in-90: It’s now or never for Danny Gray

49ers 90-in-90: It’s now or never for Danny Gray

Breaking down the 90 players on the 49ers’ offseason roster in 90 posts (over 90 or so days). Today is wide receiver Danny Gray

A third-round draft pick is expected to contribute in some capacity. The San Francisco 49ers drafted Danny Gray in the the third round of the 2022 NFL Draft with the expectation that his speed would help take the top off defenses and provide the offense with a deep threat the team lacked.

Basic Info

Age: 25

Experience: 2 accrued seasons

Height: 6’

Weight: 186 pounds

Cap Status

Gray enters the third year of his...

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Who are the 7 best young prospects on the Rams roster?

Who are the 7 best young prospects on the Rams roster?

Who are the players that the Rams are building their future around?

Having the best young players in the NFL doesn’t have the same effect as in sports like baseball or even hockey. However, having a bright, young core can still signify a positive future for a team. In the early part of Les Snead’s tenure with the Los Angeles Rams, they were a team filled with young talent. That has changed in recent years as they traded away draft picks and other assets to win a Super Bowl.

Pro Football Focus recently ranked the top-25 players under the age...

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This is why the Rams would prefer Puka Nacua over Cooper Kupp to be WR1

This is why the Rams would prefer Puka Nacua over Cooper Kupp to be WR1

Cooper Kupp’s last 2 seasons haven’t gone nearly as well as the Rams WR’s 2021 OPOY campaign

The 2023 season saw a slight resurgence for receivers 30 years and older, as Mike Evans, 30, and Keenan Allen, 31, both had over 1,200 yards. Also, Stefon Diggs, 30, Davante Adams, 31, DeAndre Hopkins, 31, and Adam Thielen, 33, all had over 1,000 yards.

In seasons prior to 2023, that just flat out wasn’t happening, especially if you were older than 30. The last relevant receiver over 30 was Julian Edelman and he’s not exactly who you think of when you think...

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See D’Marco Farr and JB Long talk about the Rams running back room

See D’Marco Farr and JB Long talk about the Rams running back room

The two Rams media personalities said the RBs are similar all around with the exception of Zach Evans.

In an OTA video that the Los Angeles Rams released earlier this week, JB Long and D’Marco Farr were breaking down what they were seeing out of the early organized activities. The duo had plenty of positives to say about the Rams and part of these videos is surface level and just to hype up the upcoming team and season, but at times they can explore a bit deeper. The topic that caught my interest had to do with LA’s running back...

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Op-Ed: Cardinals sporting a different and impressive M.O.

Op-Ed: Cardinals sporting a different and impressive M.O.

It appears that GM Monti Ossenfort has taken primary command of the Cardinals’ decision-making

On this week’s Red Rain Podcast, when Kyle Ledbetter predicted that we would probably have to wait until July to see the Cardinals sign 1st round pick WR Marvin Harrison Jr. to his slotted contract, I was feeling a profound sense of dread.

Kyle made a cogent argument because he listed how many of last year’s first round picks were signed in July, especially for those in the top ten.

I had first intended to title the podcast: “The NFL is waiting and wondering about MHJ.”...

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Disrespect?! PFF ranks DK Metcalf outside top-20 in wide receiver rankings

Disrespect?! PFF ranks DK Metcalf outside top-20 in wide receiver rankings

Quick! It’s a rankings post! Let’s debate!

The Seattle Seahawks have the second-most expensive wide receiver room in the NFL for 2024, but in Pro Football Focus’ rankings, they don’t even have a top-20 receiver, let alone top-10.

PFF has been ranking players at various positions throughout the month, and the wide receivers list will surely spark some debate. There is one caveat here pertaining to rookies, which I’ll let them explain:

Here, we are going to rank the top 32 wide receivers in the league. Rookies are eligible, though they bring the most projection given we have yet...

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An 18-game schedule feels inevitable despite the NFL’s concern about player safety

An 18-game schedule feels inevitable despite the NFL’s concern about player safety

What changes will the NFL make to accommodate an additional game?

It’s not a matter of “if” but “when.” The NFL is and has consistently trended toward playing more games. Recently, commissioner Roger Goodell was asked about the potential for an 18-game regular season in the long-term future. Here’s what he said:

“The key thing for us is looking at making sure we continue to do the things that make our game safer. Seventeen games is a long season, so we want to make sure we look at that and make sure that we continue safety efforts.”

Goodell didn’t say...

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Can Tutu Atwell  break through in 2024?

Can Tutu Atwell break through in 2024?

Last season’s play indicates he’s ready for a big role

At the beginning of last season, the Los Angeles Rams wide receiver room was in a state of flux. L.A. faced a tough five-game stretch to open the season with WR#1 Cooper Kupp ruled out for those games, WR#2 Van Jefferson wearing the dreaded “under-achiever” label, and WR#3 Puka Nacua not yet becoming Puka Nacua, just a Round 5 pick with promise. Into the void stepped Tutu Atwell.

Atwell was used in what could best be described as the “Cooper Kupp role”. Over those first five games, he proved capable...

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