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13-3, 1st in NFC West

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Rams LB Clay Matthews, on his free agency experience: "It was actually pretty short for me. I knew I wanted to go to LA and I put my agent in charge of getting me there."

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Rams GM Les Snead said Thursday that the team could make a decision as soon as Friday in regards to matching backup RB Malcolm Brown's offer sheet with the Lions.

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Rams' defense remains under construction

With the departure of Ndamukong Suh seemingly inevitable, the Rams must find help along the defensive line -- and also at linebacker.

Riddick: Matthews will help Rams' pass rush if he's healthy (0:28)
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Ex-Packers LB Matthews to Rams on 2-year deal

Clay Matthews, a six-time Pro Bowl LB who has played his entire career with the Packers, has agreed to terms with the Rams on a two-year contract.

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The Rams have signed LB Clay Matthews to a two-year deal, the team announced. Matthews spent the last 10 seasons with the Packers, where he amassed 83.5 sacks and six interceptions. With the Rams, Matthews joins a linebacking corps that includes Cory Littleton, Dante Fowler and Samson Ebukam. Matthews attended Agoura HS, which is 15 miles from the Rams' training facility, and starred at USC.

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The Lions have signed Rams RFA RB Malcolm Brown to an offer sheet, per ESPN's Field Yates. The Rams have five days to match it, or they will lose Brown and will not receive compensation. Brown served a special teams standout and as Todd Gurley's trusted backup until he suffered a clavicle injury in Week 13 - against the Lions - and was placed on IR. Brown's injury played a significant role in the Rams' decision to sign CJ Anderson. The Rams have expressed interest in re-signing Anderson in free agency. Brown, who received an original round tender, also is expected to provide depth at running back.

Bortles a perfect fit for Rams' system (1:51)

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Blake Bortles' decision to sign with the Rams provides an experienced backup to QB Jared Goff. Bortles takes over for unrestricted free agent Sean Mannion, who struggled throughout the preseason last year, creating concern if he ever needed to be inserted for Goff. The third overall pick in 2014, Bortles passed for 103 touchdowns, with 75 interceptions, in five seasons in Jacksonville. He signed a one-year deal.

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Blake Bortles is currently finalizing a deal to join the Rams as Jared Goff's backup, per source. - Jeff Darlington

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Former Rams LB Mark Barron has agreed on a two-year deal worth $12 million with the Steelers, per ESPN's Adam Schefter. The Rams released Barron and saved $6.33 million in their salary cap. They tracked Barron's market in free agency, but now the veteran LB has moved on. Second-year pro Micah Kiser is penciled in as a starter in Barron's place, but Rams will monitor FA market and look to build depth at position in the draft.


How do you get over a Super Bowl hangover?

Los Angeles Rams Chief Operating Officer & Executive Vice President Kevin Demoff joins Mason and Ireland and talks about how the Rams are trying to stay ahead of the game, plus talk on the Rams salary cap.

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The NFL announced top 25 performance-based pay distributions. The performance-based pay program is collectively-bargained benefit that compensates players based on playing time and salary level. Rams RG Austin Blythe (7th round in 2016) ranked second on the list and earned $380,060. Rams LB Cory Littleton (UDFA in 2016) ranked fifth and earned $371,379. Blythe and Littleton both started every game in 2018.

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Source: OL Saffold agrees to deal with Titans

The longest-tenured Los Angeles Ram is heading to the Tennessee Titans. Offensive lineman Rodger Saffold intends to sign a four-year, $44 million deal that includes $22.5 million guaranteed with the Titans.

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LG Rodger Saffold intends to sign a four-year, $44-milllion deal, with $22.5 million guaranteed, with the Titans, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter. Saffold was the Rams' longest-tenured player after they selected him in the second round of the 2010 draft. Rams GM Les Snead said they expected Saffold to be out of their price range with his solid play over the last couple of seasons. Joe Noteboom, who the Rams selected in the third round from TCU last year, is the frontrunner to take over at the position.

Team Stats

Passing Yards281.75th
Rushing Yards139.43rd
Points For32.92nd
Points Against24.020th