St. Louis Rams

Morning Round-up
8:03 am
Fri April 27, 2012

Morning headlines: Friday, April 27, 2012

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Rams trade down, draft Brockers

The St. Louis Rams drafted LSU defensive tackle Michael Brockers in last night's first round of the NFL Draft.

The Rams traded back from the sixth pick to the number 14 pick with the Dallas Cowboys after the Jacksonville Jaguars traded up to the fifth pick to draft wide receiver Justin Blackmon. The Rams also got a second round pick from the Cowboys in the trade.

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Morning round-up
9:24 am
Thu March 22, 2012

Morning headlines: March 22, 2012

Gregg Williams, newly named defensive coordinator for the St. Louis Rams. Formerly with the New Orleans Saints, Williams has been suspended indefinitely from the NFL due to his involvement in a "bounty system" with that team.
(New Orleans Saints Press Kit)

Gregg Williams apologizes

Rams defensive coordinator Gregg Williams is apologizing to the NFL, to St. Louis coach Jeff Fisher, the Rams organization and football fans in general for running a bounty pool while he was in New Orleans.

Williams was suspended indefinitely on Wednesday by the NFL, and the Rams say he'll be eligible for reinstatement after the season.

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St. Louis Rams / Gregg Williams
12:21 pm
Wed March 21, 2012

Rams defensive coordinator Williams banned indefinitely from NFL

Gregg Williams, newly named defensive coordinator for the St. Louis Rams, at a 2010 commencement ceremony for Tulane University in New Orleans. Williams, formerly with the New Orleans Saints, has been suspended indefinitely from the NFL.
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Updated 3:53 p.m.: Includes details, comment from Rams press conference.

Without ever coaching a game, the Rams' new defensive coordinator Gregg Williams has been banned from the NFL indefinitely over an issue with his prior team, the New Orleans Saints.

The NFL has suspended New Orleans head coach Sean Payton for the 2012 season, and former Saints defensive coordinator Williams is banned from the league indefinitely because of the team's bounty program that targeted opposing players.

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St. Louis Rams
5:19 pm
Tue February 21, 2012

Rams reach agreement with CVC for London game

St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford looks over his line at the Tennessee Titans defense in the second quarter at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis on August 20, 2011.
(UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

Following a back-and-forth in which the St. Louis Rams and the St.

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New Rams GM
11:15 am
Tue February 14, 2012

Les Snead officially named GM of the St. Louis Rams

Les Snead, who served as the Atlanta Falcons' director of player personnel for 13 years, has been named the new general manager of the St. Louis Rams.
(photo courtesy of the Atlanta Falcons)

Updated at 5:05  p.m. with information from the team press conference

Updated with statement from the Rams. Will be updated further  following 4 p.m. news conference

The St. Louis Rams have a new general manager.

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Rebuilding Joplin
5:03 pm
Fri February 10, 2012

Missouri sports organizations team up to build homes in Joplin

Governor Jay Nixon (left) outlined his challenge to Missouri sports teams to help rebuild Joplin.
Joseph Leahy St. Louis Public Radio

Governor Jay Nixon is putting Missouri's athletic organizations to work in helping to rebuild Joplin.

Teaming with the Joplin Area Habitat for Humanity, Nixon is challenging members from the St. Louis Rams and Cardinals among other teams across the state to build 35 houses by June.

 "When people know that these sports teams are coming, and when they see the players and the other folks, it really really helps," said Nixon.

St. Louis Rams
9:57 am
Mon February 6, 2012

Rams tickets for London games on sale after delay over lease

St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford looks over his line at the Tennessee Titans defense in the second quarter at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis on August 20, 2011. The Rams will host games in London over the next three seasons.
(UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

Tickets for the NFL's annual regular-season game in London will go on sale Monday after the St. Louis Rams solved an issue regarding their stadium lease, clearing the way for them to host games in Britain.

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MMorning round-up
9:43 am
Thu February 2, 2012

Morning headlines: February 2, 2012

The St. Louis Rams vs. Chicago Bears at the Edwards Jones Dome.
Flickr/Betterthaneveryone

STL Mayor Chief of Staff: removing dome roof won't work

The St. Louis Convention & Visitors Commission gave the Rams a plan Wednesday calling for $124 million in upgrades to the Edward Jones Dome. The lease with the team requires the Dome to be in the top 25 percent of NFL stadiums or the Rams can leave in 2015.

The CVC's plan includes a new scoreboard, replacing 1800 seats with 1500 club seats and installing windows to allow more natural light.

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Business / Edward Jones Dome
5:19 pm
Wed February 1, 2012

$124 million in Edward Jones Dome upgrades proposed

The Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis, home of the St. Louis Rams.
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The St. Louis Convention & Visitors Commission is proposing $124 million in improvements to the Edward Jones Dome in hopes of keeping the Rams in St. Louis.

A lease agreement with the team requires the dome to be among the top 25 percent of all stadiums as measured by various criteria.

If not, the Rams could break the lease after the 2014 season and potentially move. Owner Stan Kroenke has been non-committal about keeping the Rams in St. Louis.

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Business / Edward Jones Dome
5:15 pm
Tue January 31, 2012

Dome deadline arrives

The Edward Jones Dome, home of the St. Louis Rams.
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The deadline for the St. Louis Convention and Visitors Commission to give the Rams a plan for updating the Edward Jones Dome is Wednesday.

The Rams’ lease allows the team to leave in 2015 if the Dome isn’t in the top 25 percent of NFL stadiums.

But since the Dome’s construction in 1995 several impressive stadiums have been built such as the more than a billion dollar Cowboys Stadium.

Sports economist Patrick Rishe, a professor at Webster University, says it would take hundreds of millions of dollars get the Dome in the top tier.

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