Jan 9, 2021; Seattle, Washington, USA; Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Robert Woods (17) scores a touchdown against the Seattle Seahawks during the second half at Lumen Field. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports

Rams’ Robert Woods comes out on top to wear No. 2

Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Robert Woods will wear the No. 2 jersey this season, the team announced Tuesday.

Woods, who wore the number in both high school and at Southern California, fended off cornerback Jalen Ramsey for the honor. The two actively had been pursuing the number over social media, with Woods getting his way presumably due to seniority.

The Rams previously posted photoshopped images of several players wearing their college numbers, including Woods.

Woods, 29, has worn the No. 17 jersey in each of his four seasons with the Rams. He previously donned the No. 10 jersey while playing for the Buffalo Bills (2013-16).

Ramsey, 26, will continue to wear the No. 20 jersey.

Also on Tuesday, the Rams announced new wide receiver DeSean Jackson will wear the No. 1 jersey. He wore that number while playing collegiately at California.

Jackson, 34, wore the No. 10 jersey during his time with the Philadelphia Eagles (2008-13, 2019-20), and the No. 11 jersey with the Washington Football Team (2014-16) and Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2017-18).

–Field Level Media

Dec 6, 2020; Glendale, Arizona, USA; Los Angeles Rams cornerback Jalen Ramsey (20) reacts against the Arizona Cardinals at State Farm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Rams free up $20M with two restructured deals

Dec 20, 2020; Landover, Maryland, USA; Seattle Seahawks cornerback Shaquill Griffin (26) intercepts a pass in front of Washington Football Team wide receiver Cam Sims (89) in the second quarter at FedExField. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

The Los Angeles Rams restructured the contracts of cornerback Jalen Ramsey and wide receiver Robert Woods to free up $20 million in cap space, NFL Network reported Tuesday.

Further, the Rams are working to restructure the contracts of Aaron Donald and wide receiver Cooper Kupp, moves that will get the Rams under the $182.5 million salary cap before the new league year hits Wednesday.

The Rams saved $12 million on Ramsey’s $100 million extension he signed last September. The team converted $15 million of Ramsey’s 2021 salary into a bonus. The team did the same with Woods, converting $10 of his salary for this season into a bonus, saving $8 million.

Donald’s cap hit is at $27.9 million and Kupp’s is $14.5 million as it stands, ahead of restructuring.

The team also agreed to a four-year, $64 million extension with OLB Leonard Floyd.

–Field Level Media

Oct 4, 2020; Inglewood, California, USA; Los Angeles Rams cornerback Jalen Ramsey (20) makes a leaping tackle to stop New York Giants wide receiver Golden Tate (15) during the second half at SoFi Stadium. Rifghrt is Los Angeles Rams outside linebacker Kenny Young (41). Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

Rams’ Ramsey fined nearly $16K for fight; Tate not fined

Los Angeles Rams cornerback Jalen Ramsey was fined $15,625 for his postgame fight with Golden Tate of the New York Giants last week.

Tate was not fined.

The brawl broke out around midfield shortly after the host Rams defeated the Giants 17-9. Players from both teams scrambled to break up the fight on the ground.

The spat stems from a family matter between the two — Ramsey has two children with Tate’s younger sister, Breanna, but the two are no longer a couple.

–Field Level Media

Oct 4, 2020; Inglewood, California, USA; New York Giants wide receiver Golden Tate (15) is brought down by Los Angeles Rams cornerback Jalen Ramsey (20) during the second half at SoFi Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Giants’ Judge: Ramsey threw first punch at Tate

A day after postgame fight broke out between New York Giants wide receiver Golden Tate and Los Angeles Rams cornerback Jalen Ramsey, Giants coach Joe Judge on Monday said he believed it was Ramsey who threw the first punch and Tate who was defending himself.

Television cameras caught the brawl around midfield shortly after the host Rams defeated the Giants 17-9. Players from both teams appeared to be trying to break up a fight on the ground, and reports surfaced that Ramsey and Tate were indeed the ones on the ground.

The spat stems from a family matter between the two — Ramsey has two children with Tate’s sister, but the two are no longer a couple.

“I’ll say this. First off, I don’t want (co-owners) John Mara, Steve Tisch or anybody involved with this team to have to deal with something like this after the game,” Judge said. “This isn’t why we play the game. We have 60 minutes to beat the hell out of each other legally between the whistles. We don’t need anything extra after. I talked to a number of our players, then obviously, we saw some video on it of guys who were involved.”

“Look, all I can say is the account I got from a number of our players was that, there’s a history, obviously, between them,” he continued. “There was a punch thrown. Golden was defending himself. I was told he wasn’t the one who threw the punch. Everybody involved was trying to break it up.”

When asked if he would impose any sort of discipline on Tate, Judge said, “Based on the information I was given and what I saw with my own eyes and what our players gave me, it didn’t sound like there’s an immediate need for that. But we’ll look into it. Obviously, we’ll always take care of our players.”

ESPN reported Monday that the NFL is not expected to suspend either player.

The Rams and McVay have yet to speak to the media Monday.

–Field Level Media

December 21, 2019; Santa Clara, California, USA; Los Angeles Rams cornerback Jalen Ramsey (20) during the second quarter against the San Francisco 49ers at Levi's Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Rams CB Ramsey signs 5-year extension worth reported $105M

The Los Angeles Rams are signing cornerback Jalen Ramsey to a reported five-year, $105 million extension, making him the first defensive back in NFL history to sign a nine-figure deal.

The agreement includes $71.2 million at signing, the largest guarantee ever for a defensive back, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Wednesday morning. Ramsey’s agent, David Mulugheta, confirmed the details with Schefter.

The Rams confirmed there was an agreement, but not the details. “Locking down our lockdown,” the team tweeted. “We’ve agreed with @jalenramsey on a 5-year extension.”

The Rams acquired Ramsey midway through the 2019 season in a trade that sent two first-round picks and a 2021 fourth-rounder to the Jacksonville Jaguars.

The 25-year-old three-time Pro Bowl selection was due to earn $13.7 million in the fifth-year option of his rookie contract in 2020.

Between nine games with the Rams and three with the Jaguars, Ramsey finished 2019 with 50 tackles, five passes defensed and one interception.

Through 60 career games, the 2016 first-round pick (No. 5 overall) has 243 tackles, 49 passes defensed, 10 interceptions and three forced fumbles. He was a first-team All-Pro selection in 2017.

–Field Level Media

Seven From Sunday - Week 17

NFL Week 5 Football Props: Jaguars vs. Chiefs

Last week, the Chiefs played from behind for the first time this season, bringing into question their ability to play with their backs against the wall. Down 10 with just under 13 left in the 4th quarter, Patrick Mahomes led the Chiefs on 2 impressive touchdown drives, converting on multiple 3rd down conversions (including a left handed pass to Tyreek Hill). Getting the ball back with 1:39, Denver put together an impressive drive but were unable to punch it in. Kansas City Faithful were certainly happy that their young quarterback was able to remain calm and composed when faced with a 10 point 4th-quarter deficit. Keep in mind, this was Mahomes worst performance of the season and yet he still tossed for over 300 yards and 1 touchdown (and ran one in from 8 yards out).

The Jacksonville Jaguars are also putting together a nice season, losing only to their divisional rivals the Titans. They aren’t getting the attention that the Rams and Chiefs are seeing, but their commanding win over New England in week 2 certainly keeps them on everyone’s radar. Jalen Ramsey is considered by many to be the best corner in football, and his matchup this week with Tyreek Hill has been anticipated by everyone. Can the rest of their defense keep up with all of Kansas City’s offensive weapons?

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