Chargers activate linebacker Joey Bosa from injured reserveJanuary 1, 2023 GMT
COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Linebacker Joey Bosa has been activated off injured reserve and is expected to play for the Los Angeles Chargers when they host the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday.
To make room for Bosa, the Chargers waived running back Sony Michel.
NFL trade deadline isn’t so boring anymoreOctober 28, 2022 GMT
Christian McCaffrey already played his first game with the San Francisco 49ers. Robert Quinn and James Robinson joined their new teams this week. More players will be on the move by Tuesday.
The NFL trade deadline is far more exciting than it used to be.
Patriots look to add to home win streak against RavensSeptember 22, 2022 GMT
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Oh, what could have been.
It was April 2018 and the New England Patriots were fresh off a second straight trip to the Super Bowl. With Tom Brady on the roster, they didn’t enter that offseason explicitly looking for a quarterback.
Chargers add depth at running back by signing Sony MichelAugust 31, 2022 GMT
COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Hoping to find a reliable backup to Austin Ekeler, the Los Angeles Chargers signed running back Sony Michel on Wednesday.
Michel, a first-round pick by New England in 2018, was with the Miami Dolphins during the preseason, but was released in the final round of roster cuts on Tuesday.
Dolphins happy with roster after tough cuts ahead of seasonAugust 30, 2022 GMT
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — A years-long rebuild has led the Miami Dolphins to a point of excitement with their 2022 prospects.
General manager Chris Grier, who has overseen the dismantling and reconstruction of the Dolphins' roster since 2019, said the team feels good about its roster after making cuts — difficult ones, he emphasized — ahead of Tuesday’s NFL-mandated 53-man roster deadline.
Michel, Sanu highlight wave of Dolphins roster cutsAugust 29, 2022 GMT
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Running back Sony Michel and veteran receiver Mohamed Sanu Sr. were among 12 players that the Miami Dolphins cut Monday.
Miami has until 4 p.m. Tuesday to cut its roster to 53 players.
Tagovailoa, Hill connect early as Dolphins roll past EaglesAugust 28, 2022 GMT
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Tua Tagovailoa connected with Tyreek Hill for 51 yards on the first play from scrimmage, and the Miami Dolphins set a franchise record for points in a preseason game, beating the Philadelphia Eagles 48-10 on Saturday night.
LA Rams raring for repeat run after Super Bowl breakthroughAugust 24, 2022 GMT
LOS ANGELES RAMS (16-5)
New faces: LB Bobby Wagner, WR Allen Robinson, CB Troy Hill, RG Logan Bruss, offensive coordinator Liam Coen, P Riley Dixon.
Key losses: LB Von Miller, LT Andrew Whitworth, CB Darious Williams, WR Robert Woods, RB Sony Michel, RG Austin Corbett, P Johnny Hekker, DT Sebastian Joseph-Day, LB Troy Reeder.
Dolphins hoping new additions will help end playoff droughtAugust 23, 2022 GMT
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — When Tua Tagovailoa has been asked about the Dolphins’ commitment to him as their franchise quarterback, his answers have followed a similar theme: He feels that the team is all-in on him in 2022.
With new coach, playmakers, Dolphins hope for AFC resurgenceAugust 23, 2022 GMT
MIAMI DOLPHINS (10-7)
New faces: Head coach Mike McDaniel (former 49ers offensive coordinator), WR Tyreek Hill, RB Chase Edmonds, T Terron Armstead, WR Cedrick Wilson Jr, LB Melvin Ingram, QB Teddy Bridgewater, OL Connor Williams, RB Raheem Mostert, DB Keion Crossen, FB Alec Ingold.
Tua taking his shot, and the Dolphins hope to reap benefitsJuly 27, 2022 GMT
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — A basketball court is among the recreational offerings that Miami Dolphins players have at their disposal at team headquarters. Shooting is all that is allowed, for fear that anything else would expose players to injury.
Miami Dolphins training camp starts the Mike McDaniel eraJuly 15, 2022 GMT
MIAMI DOLPHINS (9-8)
CAMP SITE: Miami Gardens, Florida
LAST YEAR: The Dolphins had quite the strange season, winning their opener, losing their next seven games, then winning their next seven games, ending up with a winning record and missing the playoffs for a fifth consecutive season anyway.
Super Bowl champion Rams return with Robinson, WagnerJuly 15, 2022 GMT
LOS ANGELES RAMS (16-5)
CAMP SITE: Irvine, California
LAST YEAR: The Rams won the Super Bowl for the second time in franchise history, raising the Lombardi Trophy for the first time since returning home to Los Angeles in 2016.
Dolphins sign RB Sony Michel to 1-year dealMay 10, 2022 GMT
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — The Miami Dolphins signed running back Sony Michel to a one-year contract on Tuesday, bringing a South Florida native back to his home area.
Michel has been part of two Super Bowl-winning teams in his four NFL seasons, after helping New England win a title in the 2018 season and the Los Angeles Rams win the crown last season.
Champion Rams hope to retain vets, bolster defensive depthMarch 14, 2022 GMT
LOS ANGELES RAMS (16-5)
UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: LB Von Miller, WR Odell Beckham Jr., RB Sony Michel, RG Austin Corbett, DL Sebastian Joseph-Day, CB Darious Williams, LB Obo Okoronkwo, WR/KR Brandon Powell, RB Buddy Howell, TE Johnny Mundt.
Rams overcome injuries, dig deep in rally to win Super BowlFebruary 14, 2022 GMT
INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Even the star-studded Los Angeles Rams have a limit to the number of injuries they can withstand, and they were all but out of playmakers in the second half of the Super Bowl.
Super Bowl Matchup: Veteran Rams versus upstart BengalsFebruary 12, 2022 GMT
Across both Super Bowl rosters, there is a great divide.
The Rams are the team loaded with veterans and the Bengals are the new kids on the block. Los Angeles has the star power, which figures with Hollywood next door.
Legacy grant provides $2 million to Los Angeles communitiesFebruary 11, 2022 GMT
A $2 million grant is being provided to Los Angeles communities through funding from the NFL Foundation, the Los Angeles Super Bowl Host Committee, the LA84 Foundation, and the Play Equity Fund.
Each grant will support the Champions Live Here initiative, which has shined a spotlight on the achievements of 56 local organizations focusing their work on youth development, jobs and economic opportunity, and social justice.
Rams’ flashy moves grounded in solid plan, says GM Les SneadFebruary 10, 2022 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Les Snead really doesn't mind if the public and the media think he's a wild risk-taker whose decade as the Rams' general manager is defined by his eagerness to mortgage Los Angeles' future so he can grab superstars of the present.
Rams’ Henderson, Joseph-Day could return for Super BowlFebruary 8, 2022 GMT
The Los Angeles Rams could get two former starters back from injured reserve in time for the Super Bowl.
Coach Sean McVay said defensive tackle Sebastian Joseph-Day and running back Darrell Henderson are expected to practice with the Rams this week, and there’s “a good chance” Joseph-Day and Henderson can play against Cincinnati.
Hardnosed RB Sony Michel carries Rams to playoff berthDecember 30, 2021 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sony Michel's hardnosed running style played a major role in the Los Angeles Rams' surge into a playoff spot over the past month.
The former Super Bowl champion's skills have also inspired his teammates to bursts of unusual creativity when they attempt to describe what makes Michel so hard to tackle.
Rams, Ravens have 4-game streaks in opposite directionsDecember 30, 2021 GMT
LOS ANGELES RAMS (11-4) at BALTIMORE (8-7)
Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, Fox.
BETTING LINE: Rams by 3½, according to FanDuel SportsBook.
Sony Michel could be Rams’ latest late-season rushing starDecember 11, 2021 GMT
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — For the third time in four seasons, the Los Angeles Rams appear to be getting a major boost in December from a running back who's bursting into the lineup and finishing the regular season strong.
LA Rams snap 3-game skid, roll over Jacksonville 37-7December 6, 2021 GMT
INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars were the cure for just about everything that ailed the Los Angeles Rams throughout November.
Matthew Stafford and the Rams hope they can stay up at this level when their stretch run gets a whole lot tougher.
Rams starting RB Henderson questionable to play against BucsSeptember 24, 2021 GMT
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles Rams running back Darrell Henderson will be a game-time decision against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday.
Coach Sean McVay said Henderson’s availability would likely depend on pain tolerance after hurting his ribs on the first play of the fourth quarter in the Rams’ 27-24 win at Indianapolis.
With Jones at QB, improved D, Pats poised to be back in mixSeptember 1, 2021 GMT
NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (7-9)
New faces: QB Mac Jones, TE Jonnu Smith, TE Hunter Henry, WR Nelson Agholor, WR Kendrick Bourne, DT Davon Godchaux, LB Matt Judon, DB Jalen Mills, DL Henry Anderson, LB Kyle Van Noy, DL Christian Barmore, DE Ronnie Perkins, special assistant Matt Patricia.
Stafford leads Rams into race for hometown Super Bowl berthSeptember 1, 2021 GMT
LOS ANGELES RAMS (11-7)
New faces: QB Matthew Stafford, defensive coordinator Raheem Morris, WR DeSean Jackson, RB Sony Michel, WR Tutu Atwell.
Key losses: Defensive coordinator Brandon Staley, QB Jared Goff, pass game coordinator Shane Waldron, run game coordinator Aaron Kromer, DL Michael Brockers, S John Johnson, CB Troy Hill, C Austin Blythe, LB Samson Ebukam, C Austin Blythe, WR Josh Reynolds, RB Malcolm Brown, DL Morgan Fox, LS Jake McQuaide.
Michel surprised by trade to Rams, but eager to get runningAugust 26, 2021 GMT
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Sony Michel might have been the only person around the NFL who was shocked to hear he had been traded by the New England Patriots.
The running back still seems pleased he landed with the Los Angeles Rams.
Patriots RB depth chart taking shape after Michel tradeAugust 25, 2021 GMT
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Questions and more questions.
The Patriots still have a lot of things to iron out on offense before the start of the regular season.
Cam Newton looked close to locking up the starting job at quarterback last week, but a COVID-19 testing mishap left him sidelined to begin this week.
Rams get RB Sony Michel from Patriots for 2022 draft picksAugust 25, 2021 GMT
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The Los Angeles Rams are getting some much-needed help in the backfield from a running back who starred against them in the Super Bowl.
The Rams acquired Sony Michel from the New England Patriots on Wednesday for a conditional selection of later-round picks in next season's draft.
Patriots sign 4th-round draft pick, RB Rhamondre StevensonMay 19, 2021 GMT
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The Patriots signed running back and fourth-round draft pick Rhamondre Stevenson on Wednesday.
Stevenson, out of Oklahoma, is the fifth member of the Patriots’ 2021 draft class to sign.
Michel returns, Gilmore still out as Pats prepare for JetsNovember 5, 2020 GMT
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Patriots running back Sony Michel returned to practice Thursday, a month after being placed on injured reserve with a quad injury...
Patriots place 3 more on COVID-IR but Broncos game still onOctober 17, 2020 GMT
The New England Patriots went back to work Saturday in preparation for their twice-postponed game against Denver even as they added three more players to the COVID-19 injury list...
Belichick reaches milestone as Patriots top Raiders 36-20September 28, 2020 GMT
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Rex Burkhead can’t remember the last time he scored three touchdowns in a game...
Patriots, Texans clinch division titles with winsDecember 22, 2019 GMT
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Tom Brady passed for 271 yards and a touchdown, sneaked for a third-down conversion to set up another score and threw a downfield block on another scoring drive to help the New England Patriots clinch their 11th AFC East title in a row by beating Buffalo 24-17 on Saturday...
Patriots blitz Darnold, Jets 33-0 to remain undefeatedOctober 22, 2019 GMT
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Tom Brady set the tone and the New England Patriots' blitz-happy defense took over from there...
Brady, Patriots defense shine in 30-14 win over JetsSeptember 23, 2019 GMT
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The New England Patriots became the third team in seven months to sour on Antonio Brown's off-field problems when they released the All-Pro receiver Friday...
Gurley says he taught Michel to ‘run and catch’ at GeorgiaJanuary 29, 2019 GMT
ATLANTA (AP) — Todd Gurley says he often communicated with two other former Georgia running backs, Sony Michel and Nick Chubb, during the 2018 season.
Now that Gurley and Michel are having a Super Bowl reunion as the leading rushers for the Los Angeles Rams and New England Patriots, respectively, that conversation is on hold.
The Latest: Pats beat KC in OT, headed back to Super BowlJanuary 21, 2019 GMT
The Latest on the conference championship games (all times EST):
The Patriots are headed to the Super Bowl for the third consecutive season...
Michel scores 3 TDs, Patriots roll past Chargers 41-28January 13, 2019 GMT
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Tom Brady recognizes that there are some who believe the Patriots are nearing the end of their run of unprecedented playoff success...
Burkhead Returns to Practice Field for PatriotsNovember 9, 2018 GMT
FOXBORO -- New England Patriots running back Rex Burkhead, who is currently on injured reserve, returned to the practice field Thursday afternoon.
Burkhead was placed on injured reserve with a neck injury following a Week 3 loss to the Lions.
Gronkowski, Michel Present at PracticeNovember 8, 2018 GMT
By Kevin Duffy
FOXBORO -- The Patriots returned to the practice field on Wednesday, and a pair of injured offensive starters were present.
Patriots’ Patterson has become revelation out of backfieldNovember 5, 2018 GMT
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — To be a productive member of the New England Patriots, it's usually best to approach the game plan each week with adaptive eyes...
Not Quite SatisfiedOctober 9, 2018 GMT
By Kevin Duffy
The Patriots offense looks on track to yet again become one of the league's best units.
Against Lowly Lions, Pats Have Chance to Get Ground Game GoingSeptember 23, 2018 GMT
By Ross Gienieczko
FOXBORO -- Like the rest of the offense, the ground game did not operate at peak performance in the Patriots' Week 2 loss to Jacksonville.
Gronkowski Limited at PracticeSeptember 21, 2018 GMT
By Kevin Duffy
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski was added to Thursday's practice report with an ankle injury.
Michel Provides Patriots with Big-play PotentialJuly 31, 2018 GMT
FOXBORO -- Early in practice, Tom Brady rolled to his right, dumped off a short screen pass to Sony Michel, and watched the talented Patriots rookie do the rest.
Michel's instincts and agility helped him evade the initial wave of defenders.
Patriots Training Camp CapsuleJuly 21, 2018 GMT
NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (15-4)
OPEN CAMP: July 26, Foxborough, Massachusetts
LAST YEAR: New England lost twice in its first four games but recovered to win 11 of its final 12 behind MVP season of quarterback Tom Brady...
’Dawgs run wild: Georgia beats Oklahoma 54-48 in Rose BowlJanuary 2, 2018 GMT
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — After ending the first overtime Rose Bowl, one of the greatest Granddaddies of Them All, Sony Michel was swarmed by Georgia teammates as he broke down in tears...
Georgia tops TCU in Liberty BowlDecember 31, 2016 GMT
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — No matter how difficult it was to find running room early on, Georgia kept trying to establish its ground attack.
That stubborn approach eventually paid off.
Nick Chubb and Sony Michel combined to rush for 229 yards and two touchdowns Friday as Georgia came from behind in the fourth quarter to beat TCU 31-23 in the Liberty Bowl.