This offseason, theRams.com will be taking a look around the internet for the top Rams headlines of the day. Here's a look at what's out there for Tuesday, April 10th about your Los Angeles Rams:
NFC Roster Reset: Crowded at Top of Conference Hierarchy
The NFL.com's Roster Rest series takes a division by division look at where things stand across the league heading into the 2018 NFL Draft. And after breaking down each individual division, Gregg Rosenthal is examining the pecking order of the NFC.
The Rams — along with the Eagles, Vikings, Packers, Falcons and Saints — were named as the "Real Deals" of the division, at the top of the conference heirarchy.
Check out photos of Marcus Peters and Aqib Talib being introduced as Los Angeles Rams
The Real Deals:
"The Eagles -- and the rest of this tier -- would be bitterly disappointed by anything but a playoff trip. In one year, the Rams will have gone from afterthoughts to handling outsized expectations following their offseason trade spree. By the time the Rams added Ndamukong Suh and Brandin Cooks after free agency died down, it was as if people were offended the team added too many good players. (Note: Good players are helpful in football.)
The Suh signing was a coup in part because he chose the Rams over the Saints, a would-be NFC rival the Rams will face for a second straight season in 2018.
The Rams were shut down at home in the playoffs by the Saints' division rival last season, inspiring brief visions of a potential Dirty South NFC title game between the Falcons and Saints. I believe that if you ran the 2017 playoffs 10 different times, seven to eight different champions might have emerged. It was that kind of season, with the Falcons and Saints both rightfully believing they were close to ring-worthy. There's no reason for either team to feel differently about 2018 with both rosters boasting mostly homegrown, young and increasingly balanced talent."
Meet the New Rams – A Closer Look at Team's Biggest Offseason Additions for 2018
The Rams free agency period has been a wild one, filled with some of the biggest trades and signings throughout the NFL. And if you're in need of a little refresher to get you ready for the offseason program, the OC Register’s Rich Hammond has got you covered.
This week, Hammond put together a list breaking down the five major additions the Rams have made since last February:
— WR, Brandin Cooks
— CB, Marcus Peters
— DL, Ndamukong Suh
— CB, Aqib Talib
— CB, Sam Shields
Cooks Stops By Oregon State Spring Football Practice
Fresh off of his introduction as an official Los Angeles Ram, wide receiver Brandin Cooks travelled back to Oregon State at the Merrit Truax Indoor Center to take in the Beavers third spring practice session.
Cooks posed for a picture with head coach Mike Riley and even took the time to go through some post-practice work with redshirt freshman wideout Champ Flemmings.