21. PHILADELPHIA (9-8)
LAST SEASON: Quarterback Carson Wentz led an injury-depleted offense to the NFC East title but the Eagles couldn’t overcome losing Wentz to a concussion in a...
52. LOS ANGELES (9-7)
LAST SEASON: Missed playoffs for first time under Sean McVay despite posting coach’s third straight winning record. Offense came down from its lofty performances in...
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Rams re-signed defensive back Donte Deayon to a one-year contract Tuesday.
Deayon appeared in three games last season for Los Angeles after he...
NEW YORK (AP) — Two people familiar with the assignment tell The Associated Press that Bill Vinovich was chosen to work this year's Super Bowl because he had the highest rating among...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Rams would like to beat the Saints this time without help from the absence of a flag.
Los Angeles' 26-23 overtime win over New Orleans in last season's NFC...
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — From his youth in central Florida to his college career at USC, Nickell Robey-Coleman dreamed of making a mark on NFL history.
ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — Tommylee Lewis was one of 12 cuts announced by the Detroit Lions on Friday.
Lewis was the receiver involved in the controversial play late in last year's NFC...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — They were badly burned by the "Nola no-call," but the New Orleans Saints have joined the NFL in opposing a fan's lawsuit seeking damages over the missed penalty that helped the...
COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — The Chargers and Rams took the "Fight for L.A." slogan literally during a joint practice two years ago. Both coaches were thankful there wasn't a sequel on...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The last of three federal lawsuits against NFL officials over the failure to call a blatant penalty in January's NFC title game between the New Orleans Saints and Los Angeles...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Louisiana judge ordered that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and three officials from January's NFC title game be questioned under oath in September about the infamous...
IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — Most of the Los Angeles Rams had never been to the Super Bowl before last February, so they relished every day of the experience in Atlanta.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Louisiana judge ruled Thursday that a damage lawsuit can continue against the NFL over the playoff "no-call" that helped the Los Angeles Rams beat the New Orleans Saints and...
Reviewing penalty calls, including pass interference, will be among proposals NFL owners will hear to expand replay when they meet next week in Phoenix.
ATLANTA (AP) — Practically every member of the Los Angeles Rams has a favorite story about Aaron Donald's feats of ridiculous athleticism.
Michael Brockers loved the moment at Carolina in 2016 when Donald beat the Panthers' left guard and launched himself like Superman, swallowing up Cam Newton while airborne.
ATLANTA (AP) — The comments on social media grew darker by the hour until Nickell Robey-Coleman decided to stop looking.
Fans being frustrated is one thing. Seeing threats on his life crawl into his Instagram feed took it to another level.
"There was a little bit of everything," the Los Angeles Rams cornerback said Wednesday at the team hotel.
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles Rams defensive back Nickell Robey-Coleman will pay his fine from the NFL for a helmet-to-helmet hit on New Orleans receiver Tommylee Lewis in the NFC championship game.
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end Calais Campbell watched the NFL's conference championship games on his phone while flying home from South Africa last weekend.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Still reeling from Sunday's New Orleans Saints loss in the NFC Championship, Mayor LaToya Cantrell says she has sent a letter on behalf of the city to football Commissioner Roger Goodell about the missed call that likely cost the Saints the game.
Retiring New Orleans Saints tight end Benjamin Watson strongly criticized NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on Thursday for his public silence following a blown call in the NFC championship game.
Watson posted a letter to Goodell on Twitter, saying "we all realize that football is an imperfect game, played, coached and officiated by imperfect people. What occurred last Sunday in New Orleans, though, was outside of that expected and accepted norm."
NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL will consider expanding replay reviews to include certain penalties, including pass interference.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Los Angeles Rams and New England Patriots will be welcomed to Atlanta for the Super Bowl by several billboards saying "Saints got robbed" and "NFL bleaux it."
WDSU-TV reports Louisiana car dealership owner Matt Bowers paid for 10 billboards across Atlanta through Feb. 3, including one outside Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
Yes, the Los Angeles Rams got away with a flagrant foul (or two) by cornerback Nickell Robey-Coleman that allowed them to sneak out of New Orleans with the NFC championship, right past the highway sign on the causeway over Lake Pontchartrain reading, "WE WERE ROBBED ."
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — When the Los Angeles Rams' team bus rolled into their suburban training complex after a boisterous flight from New Orleans, the players and coaches were greeted by rowdy fans welcoming home the new NFC champions in the middle of the night.
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Saints owner Gayle Benson says she pledges to aggressively pursue changes in NFL policies that will promote more "fairness and integrity."
Benson says it's clear the Saints were "unfairly deprived" of a trip to the Super Bowl by the inaction of game officials "charged with creating a fair and equitable playing field."
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The last thing the NFL would ever want is for an officiating mistake to decide the Super Bowl.
On Sunday, the league might have made enough errors to determine both teams that will play in the championship game in two weeks.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A big comeback. A blown call. And, finally, a booming kick that sent the Los Angeles Rams to the Super Bowl.
After rallying from an early 13-0 deficit, the Rams stunned the New Orleans Saints with Greg Zuerlein's 57-yard field goal in overtime for a 26-23 victory in the NFC championship game Sunday — an outcome that might not have been possible without an egregious mistake by the officials in the closing minutes of regulation.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Sean Payton was glassy-eyed, calm and shrugged his shoulders at times, seemingly resigned to New Orleans' bitter fate — as unfair as he thought it was.
And the Saints coach said NFL executives he spoke with by phone after a 26-23 overtime loss to the Los Angeles Rams agreed with him that officials on the field missed two obvious penalties on one late, game-turning play that might have prevented the Saints from advancing to the Super Bowl.
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Sam Shields expects to be tested if the Los Angeles Rams do not have their two starting cornerbacks available against Minnesota on Thursday night.
"That's part of the game. Backups, hey, you gots to go at 'em," Shields said Tuesday night.
With Aqib Talib set to undergo surgery and the availability of Marcus Peters uncertain, Shields, Troy Hill and Nickell Robey-Coleman are preparing for an expected challenge from Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins.
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — When the Los Angeles Rams traded for cornerbacks Aqib Talib and Marcus Peters and signed defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh, there were questions about how those three personalities might or might not coexist on the same defense.
Wrapping up their mandatory minicamp Wednesday, the Rams are optimistic those concerns have been put to rest.
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.
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Rams managed to avoid significant injuries during their 7-2 start, but their luck turned in a 24-7 loss at the Minnesota Vikings.
The Rams lost their top wide receiver Robert Woods for several weeks with a shoulder injury, but injuries to cornerbacks Kayvon Webster and Nickell Robey-Coleman could be even more damaging with the New Orleans Saints on deck this Sunday.
BUFFALO BILLS (7-9)
New faces: WRs Jordan Matthews, Andre Holmes and rookie Zay Jones; safeties Micah Hyde and Jordan Poyer; CBs rookie Tre'Davious White, E.J. Gaines and Shareece Wright; OLs Vlad Ducasse and rookie Dion Dawkins; FBs Patrick DiMarco and Mike Tolbert; QB T.J. Yates and rookie Nathan Peterman; PK Stephen Hauschka; coach Sean McDermott; general manager Brandon Beane.
COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — If there were any doubts that Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen is healthy again, joint practices with the Rams and New Orleans Saints have quashed them.
Allen caught touchdowns in live red-zone and goal-line drills against the Saints, and also had an impressive one-handed grab in the 7-on-7 period. But it was a hit the previous week in the first meeting of the future stadium co-tenants that has been the talk of the Chargers' training camp.
IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — If the Los Angeles Rams needed someone to vouch for wide receiver Sammy Watkins before acquiring him in a trade from the Buffalo Bills on Friday, they didn't have to go very far.
Wide receiver Robert Woods and cornerback Nickell Robey-Coleman, who both played in Buffalo for the past four seasons before signing with Los Angeles as free agents, expect the former No. 4 overall draft pick to provide a major jolt of energy to the Rams' passing offense.
IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — The Fight for LA finally has some punch.
A handful of skirmishes broke out Wednesday when the Los Angeles Chargers visited the Los Angeles Rams' training camp for the teams' second joint practice in five days.
The fights mostly arose between the Chargers' offense and the Rams' defense during a lively scrimmage.
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills have signed eight players, including cornerback Marcus Cromartie, who spent the previous three seasons with the San Francisco 49ers.
Cromartie had one start in 21 games for the 49ers and addresses Buffalo's backfield depth. The Bills lost starting cornerback Stephon Gilmore in free agency, and released top backup Nickell Robey-Coleman, who has signed with the Los Angeles Rams.
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Rams have signed former Southern California defensive back Nickell Robey-Coleman.
The Rams announced the agreement Friday with Robey-Coleman, who spent his first four NFL seasons in Buffalo.
Robey-Coleman was known as Nickell Robey during his Trojans career. He was a three-year starter from 2010-12 and an all-conference selection at USC, where he also returned kicks.
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills have signed three free agents, including cornerback Leonard Johnson.
Johnson has five seasons of NFL experience, including last year playing for new Bills coach Sean McDermott in Carolina. Overall, Johnson has five interceptions in 62 career games, including 20 starts.
Buffalo needs depth at cornerback after losing starter Stephon Gilmore and cutting primary backup Nickell Robey-Coleman.
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills have released five players in a cost-cutting move before the start of free agency.
Kicker Dan Carpenter and cornerback Nickell Robey-Coleman top the list of cuts, which also includes long snapper Garrison Sanborn, tight end Gerald Christian and safety Phillip Thomas.
Carpenter had been with the Bills since 2013 and was entering the final year of his contract.
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Putting a big dent in the Miami Dolphins' playoff chances is motivation enough for the Buffalo Bills.
But that's not all.
Defensive tackle Marcell Dareus and cornerback Nickell Robey-Coleman are among numerous Bills players having a few other scores to settle when the AFC East rivals meet Saturday.
For Dareus, it's the memory of being sidelined and helplessly watching Jay Ajayi gain 214 yards rushing in the Dolphins' 28-25 win at Miami on Oct. 23.
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — As the Buffalo Bills prepare for a rematch with Jarvis Landry, their cornerbacks aren't backing off in their unfavorable opinion of the Miami Dolphins receiver.
They still think Landry was way out of bounds with his block that ended the season for Bills safety Aaron Williams.
"We know it was a dirty hit," cornerback Stephon Gilmore said.
"He's just one guy that made a move that real professionals wouldn't make," cornerback Nickell Robey-Coleman said.
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Some 13 months later, Nickell Robey-Coleman insists he didn't interfere with Jaguars receiver Bryan Walters. And the Bills cornerback's wish is that NFL referee Terry McAulay and his crew were officiating Buffalo's home game against Jacksonville on Sunday.
"That's the crew that made the terrible calls," Robey-Coleman told The Associated Press this week.