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Rams assistant found not guilty of sexual battery

[ad_1] 9:50 PM ETLindsey ThiryESPN Close Covered Rams for two years for Los Angeles Times Previously covered the Falcons Has covered the NBA and college football and basketballA jury on Friday found Los Angeles Rams strength and conditioning coach Ted Rath not guilty on three counts of misdemeanor sexual battery, according to Ventura County Superior Court records.Rath, 35, was arrested on Jan. 15, 2019, on suspicion of sexual battery, stemming
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The NFL’s best and worst offensive arsenals

[ad_1] When I was compiling my rankings of each NFL team's offensive weaponry last year, the Chiefs came out at No. 1. I was a little surprised. I ran through the rosters again. The Chiefs were still tops. I ran with it, and, well, things went OK. Patrick Mahomes won league MVP in his first season as a starter, and while Mahomes is unquestionably an incredible quarterback, it didn't hurt
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Picking the NFL’s best offenses at every personnel grouping

[ad_1] The way NFL teams use personnel is different from when I played from 2000 to 2006 as a defensive back. You don't see as many old-school fullbacks with the neck rolls, digging out linebackers in traditional two-back sets. The tight end position? Much more versatility and speed there. Those guys can move. And it leads to positive matchups against linebackers, safeties or even slot corners when the big boys
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Judge OKs $24M settlement over Rams’ PSLs

[ad_1] ST. LOUIS -- A federal judge has approved a settlement calling for the NFL's Rams to pay up to $24 million to personal seat license holders in St. Louis.U.S. District Judge Stephen Limbaugh Jr. approved the settlement Monday.Several St. Louis PSL holders filed a class-action lawsuit after the team moved to Los Angeles in January 2016. Thousands of fans in St. Louis had purchased PSLs that were good for
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The NFL’s 20 biggest outlier contracts, and why a fullback reigns again

[ad_1] NFL contracts are wildly different from those of the other big four American sports. For one, baseball, basketball and hockey deals are mostly guaranteed. Football deals are the opposite. When you hear about a contract in one of those sports, you can usually feel pretty comfortable judging it by the total, cumulative numbers. In football, we're usually stuck waiting for days to find the actual terms of the deal,
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50 NFL players who could get contract extensions before training camp

[ad_1] I don't know what the weather is like where you're reading this today, but if you live anywhere close to where I do in Connecticut, it's almost certainly raining, as it does every day now.There are positives and negatives to suddenly living in higher-tax Seattle. On the down side, I'm not sure I know where my golf clubs are anymore. On the plus side, I've run the sprinkler only
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Rating the offseason for all 32 NFL teams — Why the Browns are at the top

[ad_1] The 2019 NFL offseason work has concluded. With training camp set to open in late July, we take a look back at how teams fared.NFL Nation rates each team in its offseason efforts and looks at its biggest question still to be answered.Here's how all 32 teams fared with grades:EliteOffseason goals: The Browns placed a priority on surrounding budding franchise quarterback Baker Mayfield with more weapons, connecting on the
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Veterans who could be cut by each of the NFL’s 32 teams

[ad_1] Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Terrelle Pryor and Oakland Raiders offensive lineman Richie Incognito are new to their teams, but will they still be there on opening day? Can Pittsburgh Steelers corner Artie Burns stay out of the doghouse and fight his way back up the depth chart?NFL Nation reporters pick 32 veterans who might not make opening day rosters in 2019.JUMP TO A TEAM:AFC East: BUF | MIA |
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The surprise offseason standout for all 32 teams

[ad_1] The NFL is officially on vacation and that means school's out for summer. Pencils down, we've learned all we can from organized team activities and mandatory minicamps, which came to an end this week. We won't get another live look at teams until training camps open around the league at the end of July.We've heard plenty from big names like Odell Beckham Jr. and Tom Brady, but what about
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Gurley ‘feeling good,’ on track for training camp

[ad_1] 9:08 PM ETLindsey ThiryESPN Close Covered Rams for two years for Los Angeles Times Previously covered the Falcons Has covered the NBA and college football and basketballTHOUSAND OAKS, Calif. -- The Los Angeles Rams held their one, and only, practice of mandatory minicamp on Tuesday.After the short practice, both running back Todd Gurley and quarterback Jared Goff were men of few words when each was asked about his situation.For