THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — For an offense that values continuity, the Los Angeles Rams had no problems bringing two inexperienced linemen into the fold.
LOS ANGELES RAMS (15-4)
New faces: S Eric Weddle, LB Clay Matthews, QB Blake Bortles, S Taylor Rapp, DT Greg Gaines.
Key losses: DT Ndamukong Suh, C John Sullivan, OG Rodger Saffold, S...
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles Rams center Brian Allen started to build a rapport with quarterback Jared Goff last season as a rookie when starter John Sullivan would be held out of...
Todd Gurley is touted as an MVP contender. Jared Goff ranks among the top QBs in yardage and TD throws. Sean McVay already owns one NFL Coach of the Year award.
Here are some lesser-known names that are also a big part of why the Los Angeles Rams are 8-0 this season: Andrew Whitworth, Rodger Saffold, John Sullivan, Austin Blythe and Rob Havenstein.
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley hopes there will be a time when the NFL does away with preseason games entirely, saying that "everyone's dream is not to play in the preseason."
In the meantime, Gurley will have to settle for Rams coach Sean McVay making his dream come true.
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Center John Sullivan has re-signed with the Los Angeles Rams, agreeing to a two-year contract.
The Rams announced the deal Friday.
Sullivan started 15 consecutive games in his first season with Los Angeles. He sat out the NFC West champions' meaningless regular-season finale to rest along with four fellow linemen.
The 32-year-old Notre Dame product spent his first eight NFL seasons in Minnesota. He played one year in Washington before signing with Los Angeles last year.
LOS ANGELES RAMS (11-6)
UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: S Lamarcus Joyner (franchise tag; CBs Trumaine Johnson and Nickell Robey-Coleman; WR Sammy Watkins; C John Sullivan; LB Connor Barwin; DTs Dominique Easley and Tyrunn Walker; LS Jake McQuaide; S Cody Davis; RB Lance Dunbar; TE Derek Carrier; OL Cornelius Lucas.
RESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: DE Matt Longacre; CB Troy Hill; RB Malcolm Brown; LBs Cameron Lynch and Garrett Sickels.
NFL rushing leader Todd Gurley of the Los Angeles Rams is inactive for Sunday's home regular-season finale against the San Francisco 49ers.
Gurley will finish the regular season with 1,305 yards rushing. Also resting for the playoffs are center John Sullivan, left tackle Andrew Whitworth and defensive tackle Aaron Donald.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — With Todd Gurley, Jared Goff and other stars with the NFC West champion Los Angeles Rams sitting out to rest up for the playoffs, Sunday's game against the San Francisco 49ers could turn into the Jimmy Garoppolo Show.
The Rams (11-4) have clinched the division title and a home playoff game in their remarkable turnaround season, and aren't overly concerned whether they're the third or fourth seed.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Rams plan to rest quarterback Jared Goff, running back Todd Gurley and defensive tackle Aaron Donald in their season finale against San Francisco on Sunday.
Coach Sean McVay also said Wednesday that left tackle Andrew Whitworth and center John Sullivan won't play against the 49ers (5-10). The NFC West champion Rams (11-4) are preparing for the playoffs, and more players also could get the day off.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Rams learned an important lesson about how close the margin for error might be in the playoffs with their 43-35 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday.
The Rams were left hoping that penalties to extend Eagles' scoring drives and late turnovers won't ultimately cost them a chance to use that education this season.
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — John Sullivan got his usual day off to rest Wednesday, a reminder of just how important the center has been in his first season with the Los Angeles Rams.
When the Rams play at the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday in Sullivan's return to the city where he spent the first seven years of his career, that value will be on display against one of the NFL's best defenses.
LOS ANGELES RAMS (4-12)
New faces: Coach Sean McVay, defensive coordinator Wade Phillips, WR Sammy Watkins, WR Robert Woods, LT Andrew Whitworth, LB Connor Barwin, C John Sullivan, CB Kayvon Webster.
Key losses: WR Kenny Britt, TE Lance Kendricks, OL Greg Robinson, WR Brian Quick, S T.J. McDonald, DL William Hayes, DL Dominique Easley (injury), QB Case Keenum.
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Rams signed former Washington center John Sullivan and former Houston linebacker Carlos Thompson on Wednesday.
Sullivan is the latest candidate to replace Tim Barnes, who was released last month. Barnes had spent the past six seasons with the Rams, starting 36 games.
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Center Kory Lichtensteiger has been activated by the Washington Redskins from their injured reserve list, the one player the team will be allowed to designate for return this season.
The move was made Saturday, when the Redskins opened up a roster spot by waiving defensive lineman A.J. Francis.
Washington Redskins safety Will Blackmon and center Spencer Long are going through the NFL's concussion protocol after being injured in a loss Sunday to the Arizona Cardinals.
Coach Jay Gruden announced the player updates on a conference call Monday.
Blackmon's departure from Washington's 31-23 loss at Arizona meant more duty for Duke Ihenacho in the secondary. Long's injury opened the door for the debut of Redskins veteran center John Sullivan.
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — The Washington Redskins have put center Kory Lichtensteiger on injured reserve with an injured calf and signed free agent center John Sullivan.
As part of a flurry of moves Tuesday, the Redskins moved offensive lineman Vinston Painter from their practice squad to their active roster, signed cornerback Tye Smith to their practice squad and released linebacker Amarlo Herrera from their practice squad.
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have signed center Joe Berger to a one-year contract extension.
The deal was done Friday, marking the beginning of Berger's 12th season in the NFL. This is his sixth year with the Vikings. Berger has 34 starts in 77 games with Minnesota and 54 starts in 115 career games, including time with Dallas and Miami.
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Long-time center John Sullivan was in the first wave of cuts by the Minnesota Vikings, during a devastating day marked by a likely season-ending left knee injury for quarterback Teddy Bridgewater .