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Andy Reid Prepares for Rams

Andy Reid Prepares for Rams Jason O.Watson/Getty Images(KANSAS CITY, Mo.) -- The Kansas City Chiefs (3-3) are expecting everything from the St. Louis Rams (2-4) on Sunday. Kansas City will host the Austin Davis led Rams at Arrowhead Stadium and head coach Andy Reid will have his team prepared. "On the offensive side, they’re explosive. Anytime you can take a young quarterback like that and have him come in and play at the level that he’s playing at, first of all means he’s talented, but it also means you’re doing a heck of a job coaching him," Reid said this week.  "Their runners are good, their receivers are good, their tight ends-everybody’s contributing there. Then, special teams, they’re scoring points too and making big plays. You got a good football team that you’ve got to get ready for. They throw a lot of things at you, offensively, defensively and on special teams. That’s been a [Rams head coach] Jeff Fisher trait over the years that he’s been a head coach." Davis led the Rams to a 28-26 win over the Seattle Seahawks last Sunday and Reid said that he's come a long way."He’s accurate and gets the ball out. Looks like he’s managing things very well, everybody’s where they need to be. Looks like he’s hitting the right receivers. To me, I mean, I studied him when he came out, he’s a good football player," Reid said.  "He’s transferred that from college into the NFL. He’s a football player, he gets it. That’s an impressive deal, I think. That’s a plus anytime your third guy can come in and do a great job. (Rams Offensive Coordinator) Brian (Schottenheimer) is a great coach too, so he’s lucky to be in good hands there, from an offensive standpoint." Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Austin Davis Says He’s Humbled by Brett Favre’s Comments

Austin Davis Says He’s Humbled by Brett Favre’s Comments Doug Pensinger/Getty Images(ST. LOUIS) -- St. Louis Rams quarterback Austin Davis received some high praise from future Hall of Famer Brett Favre this week. Favre spoke with ESPN's Ed Werder and compared the Southern Miss alumni to another future Hall of Famer. "Austin can definitely play at this level," Favre told Werder this week. "Not to sound off my rocker, but [Davis], in my mind, can be the next Tom Brady or Kurt Warner. [Brian] Hoyer as well. Austin, like those mentioned, just needed a legit opportunity." Davis was humbled by the comments and said that Favre has sent him text messages of encouragement. Still, he told reporters that he just wants to be himself. "I don't really want to be the next anybody," Davis said. "I just want to be the first Austin Davis and just keep doing what we're doing." Davis and the Rams are coming off a 28-26 win over the Seahawks last Sunday. "It felt good to get one this past week. I think it was much needed for our football team," Davis said of the win. The Rams (2-4) will travel to Kansas City to take on the Chiefs (3-3) on Sunday. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Rams Surprise Seahawks

Rams Surprise Seahawks Scott Boehm/Getty Images(ST. LOUIS) -- The St. Louis Rams pulled out all the stops to beat their division rival Seattle Seahawks with crafty special teams play in a 28-26 win on Sunday. Stedman Bailey fooled everyone on a 90-yard fake punt return and Benny Cunningham's 75-yard kickoff return on a squibbed kick that rolled into the end zone in the second quarter put the Rams up 21-3. The Rams would not be done though, Cunningham's 18-yard reception from kicker Johnny Hekker late in the fourth quarter extended a drive and a late fumble recovery closed the game out. "It was great execution by them on a couple different scenarios," Seahawks coach Pete Carroll. "It made a huge difference in this game." The Seahawks have now lost back-to-back games and sit at 3-3. "Grateful for the effort, an entire team effort," Rams head coach Jeff Fisher said.  "That's a really good football team and that's an understatement." Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson threw for 313 yards and two touchdowns in the loss. "We have a team that's full of fighters," Wilson said.  "There's nothing better than having your backs against the wall.  That's where we're at right now.  You just play 1-0 and try and focus on what you can control." Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

49ers Defeat Rams 31-17

49ers Defeat Rams 31-17 NFL via Getty Images(ST. LOUIS, MO) -- The Rams came out fast taking a a 14-0 lead in the first quarter, but the 49ers dominated the other three quarters to win 31-17. Colin Kaepernick took San Francisco on his shoulders and threw three touchdowns to push the 49ers record to 4-2.  Midway through the second quarter, Brandon Lloyd burned Janoris Jenkins in man coverage and Kaepernick threw it to him in stride. Lloyd outran Jenkins for an 80-yard touchdown that narrowed St. Louis's lead to 14-10.  "We had Brandon Lloyd on a double move," Kaepernick said. "We liked the matchup. He did an amazing job." Kaepernick and the 49ers came out in the second half on a mission.  The 49ers marched 80 yards down the field on a twelve-play drive that was capped off by an 11-yard touchdown grab by Anquan Boldin from Kaepernick.  "Our receivers did a great job today," Kaepernick said. "Our offensive line did a great job, protecting us and giving us time." The Rams were again held without a sack.  What was hyped in the offseason as one of the best four-man defensive fronts in the NFL has continued to struggle to generate a pass rush.  The 49ers will now travel to Denver to face the Broncos on Sunday night. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Scoreboard Roundup – 10/13/14

Scoreboard Roundup – 10/13/14 Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- MLB: ALCS: Kansas City Royals - Baltimore Orioles (Royals lead series, 2-0) Postponed NFL: San Francisco 49ers 31 (4-2) - St. Louis Rams 17 (1-4) NHL: Anaheim Ducks 5 (2-1-0, 4 points) - Buffalo Sabres 1 (0-3-0, 0 points) Colorado Avalanche 2 (1-2-0, 2 points) - Boston Bruins 1 (1-3-0, 2 points) Ottawa Senators 1 (2-1-0, 4 points) - Florida Panthers 0 (0-2-1, 0 points) Tampa Bay Lightning 7 (2-0-1, 5 points) - Montreal Canadiens 1 (3-1-0, 6 points)  Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Scoreboard Roundup – 10/5/14

Scoreboard Roundup – 10/5/14 Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- MLB: American League Division Series: Baltimore Orioles 2 - Detroit Tigers 1 (Orioles win series, 3-0, Advance to ALCS) Kansas City Royals 8 - Los Angeles Angels 3 (Royals win series, 3-0, Advance to ALCS) NFL: New England Patriots 43 (3-2) - Cincinnati Bengals 17 (3-1) Carolina Panthers 31 (3-2) - Chicago Bears 24 (2-3) Cleveland Browns 29 (2-2) - Tennessee Titans 28 (1-4) Philadelphia Eagles 34 (4-1) - St. Louis Rams 28 (1-3) New York Giants 30 (3-2) - Atlanta Falcons 20 (2-3) New Orleans Saints 37 (2-3) - Tampa Bay Buccaneers 31 (1-4) - Overtime Dallas Cowboys 20 (4-1) - Houston Texans 17 (3-2) - Overtime Buffalo Bills 17 (3-2) - Detroit Lions 14 (3-2) Indianapolis Colts 20 (3-2) - Baltimore Ravens 13 (3-2) Pittsburgh Steelers 17 (3-2) - Jacksonville Jaguars 9 (0-5) Denver Broncos 41 (3-1) - Arizona Cardinals 20 (3-1) San Francisco 49ers 22 (3-2) - Kansas City Chiefs 17 (2-3) San Diego Chargers 31 (4-1) - New York Jets 0 (1-4) NASCAR: Joey Logano won at Kansas Speedway. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Cowboys Rally from Down 21, Beat Rams

Cowboys Rally from Down 21, Beat Rams Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images(SAINT LOUIS) -- The Dallas Cowboys mounted the largest comeback in franchise history, rallying from a 21-0 deficit to beat the St. Louis Rams 34-31 on Sunday. It's the fourth time this season a team has won after trailing by at least 17 points. The Rams (1-2) opened up their lead with a pair of first half touchdown throws from Austin Davis, holding a 14-0 lead just seconds into the second quarter. The advantage then went to 21 when Janoris Jenkins picked off Dallas quarterback Tony Romo and returned it 25 yards to the end zone. However, the St. Louis defense could not hold back a pass-happy Cowboys squad. Romo led the comeback march beginning with an 80-yard scoring drive late in the first half, capped off by a DeMarco Murray touchdown run to get on the board. A field goal with just two seconds left in the period made it a 21-10 game at halftime. "We never blinked, I can honestly say that," wide receiver Dez Bryant said. Bryant contributed to the rally, catching a 68-yard pass from Romo in the third that brought the Cowboys (2-1) within four points. After another Dan Bailey field goal, Dallas trailed 21-20 heading into the final frame. St. Louis would get a field goal early in the fourth, making it a four point contest, but Romo again captained a drive that ended with a Terrance Williams 12-yard touchdown catch, giving the Cowboys their first lead of the game at 27-20. On the next Rams possession, Bruce Carter returned an interception for a touchdown to help put the game out of reach. The Rams did get a late score on an Austin Pettis touchdown reception, but they were unable to complete a comeback of their own. Despite throwing two picks, Davis tossed for 327 yards and three touchdowns in the loss for St. Louis. Romo rebounded from an early interception to finish with 217 passing yards and a pair of touchdowns, earning his franchise-best 21st come-from-behind victory in the fourth quarter or overtime. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Rams Reward Defensive End Robert Quinn with Four-Year Extension

Rams Reward Defensive End Robert Quinn with Four-Year Extension National Football League(NEW YORK) -- Recognizing he's one of hte best defensive lineman in the NFL, the St. Louis Rams have rewarded defensive end Robert Quinn with a four-year extension. ESPN is reporting Quinn's new deal is worth $66.575 million with $41.2 million guaranteed. Quinn's new deal will keep him under contract with St. Louis through the 2019 season. His new will began at the start of 2016. "My family and I are excited about this opportunity," Quinn told the team's official website. "I would like to thank (owner) Mr. (Stan) Kroenke, the organization, my teammates, coaches, and the St. Louis Rams fans for their support. St. Louis has become home for my family and I, and we look forward to being here for the long term." Now in his fourth season in the NFL, Quinn has established himself as one of the premier pass rushers in the league. The 24-year-old Quinn recorded 19.0 sacks last season, which was the second-most in the NFL. He also had 10.5 sacks in 2012. With Quinn locked up, the Rams have one of the best defensive lines in the league. Along with Quinn they also have Chris Long, Michael Brockers, and rookie Aaron Donald. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

ESPN: Sam Clears Waivers

ESPN: Sam Clears Waivers Joe Robbins/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Defensive end Michael Sam cleared waivers Sunday, according to ESPN. Sam was attempting to become the first openly gay player in NFL history. He came up short when he was cut by the St. Louis Rams Saturday, when all 32 teams had to trim their rosters down to the league-mandated 53 players. That put Sam on waivers until noon Sunday, meaning any team in the league could have picked him up. But the deadline passed meaning Sam is now clear to join a NFL team's practice squad. Sam was cut Saturday in favor of undrafted rookie defensive tackle Ethan Westbrooks. After he was cut, Sam commented on Twitter."The most worthwhile things in life rarely come easy, this is a lesson I've always known," Sam tweeted Saturday. "The journey continues." Sam, who was selected by the Rams in the seventh-round of this year's draft, had 11 tackles and three sacks in four preseason games. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

ESPN: Michael Sam Released by Rams

ESPN: Michael Sam Released by Rams Joe Robbins/Getty Images(ST. LOUIS) --  Defensive end Michael Sam was released by the St. Louis Rams on Saturday, according to ESPN. Sam was attempting to become the first openly gay player in NFL history, but came up short as all 32 teams had to trim their rosters down to the league-mandated 53 players.  He was beat out by undrafted rookie Ethan Westbrooks, who is one of nine defensive linemen to land a roster spot. "You know what, it's not going to be like the draft," Sam said earlier this week. "I'm very confident that I'm going to sleep really well tonight and I'm very confident I'm going to be on a team, the Rams or any other team in the NFL." Sam made headlines before the NFL scouting combine when he announced that he's gay. He'd be the first openly gay player in NFL history. Even with a chip on his shoulder, Sam was unable to prove to Rams coaches that as a seventh round pick, he should make the team. Despite being let go, Sam had a very productive preseason. In four preseason games, he's recorded 11 tackles while also registering three sacks. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio 

Rams Quarterback Sam Bradford Tears ACL, Out Entire 2014 Season

Rams Quarterback Sam Bradford Tears ACL, Out Entire 2014 Season Scott Boehm/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Less than two weeks before the start of the regular season, and the St. Louis Rams are dealing with a devastating injury. Quarterback Sam Bradford will miss the entire season with a torn ACL. Bradford suffered the injury during the team's preseason win over the Cleveland Browns on Saturday. This is the same ACL that Bradford tore last season that caused him to miss the final nine games of the season. "Anyone that's gone through that procedure and the rehab understands and to have it happen again within the calendar year is very, very difficult," Rams head coach Jeff Fisher said. "We're thinking of Sam. I met with him this morning. He's left the building to spend time with his parents. I really can't give you any timetable as to when he's going to have this procedure done." The Rams by all accounts have one of the better rosters in the NFC, but play in the ultra-competitive NFC West, so this will certainly have an effect on their playoff hopes. Bradford was entering his fifth season in the NFL, all with the Rams. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio 

Sam Bradford Hurts Knee against Browns

Sam Bradford Hurts Knee against Browns Scott Boehm/Getty Images(CLEVELAND) -- St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford left Saturday night's game against the Cleveland Browns in the first quarter after getting hit in the left leg by defensive lineman Armonty Bryant. Bradford limped off the field on his own power after doctors and the team staff made sure he was able to. Bradford received tests which showed no initial damage to his surgically repaired leg, ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter reports. "I've talked to Sam," Rams head coach Jeff Fisher said after the game.  "He's fine, he's upbeat," Fisher continued.  "We'll see." Bradford suffered a torn left ACL injury against the Carolina Panthers last October and was making his second preseason start. Bradford was 4 of 9 for 77 yards before the injury. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Rams Defensive Lineman Michael Sam Makes NFL Preseason Debut

Rams Defensive Lineman Michael Sam Makes NFL Preseason Debut Joe Robbins/Getty Images(ST. LOUIS) -- On Friday night, Michael Sam's dream of playing in the NFL came true as he made his preseason debut as member of the St. Louis Rams. Sam is the first openly gay athelte in NFL history, so his pro debut was no small feat. Against the New Orleans Saints, Sam was solid in opener. He had a tackle as well as a quarterback hit for the team. "You know, I can play in this league," Sam said. "I can play in this league." "He's unpolished like a lot of rookies," Rams defensive end Chris Long said of Sam. "But he pleasantly surprised you when he went out in a game situation and played pretty well." Sam was selected by the Rams in the seventh round after a productive collegiate career at Missouri. He was the SEC Defensive Player of the Year, and now Sam will get every chance to make the talented Rams defensive unit. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio 

Rams Release RB Daryl Richardson

Rams Release RB Daryl Richardson Christian Petersen/Getty Images(NEW YORK) --  The St. Louis Rams have released former starting running back Daryl Richardson, helping them thin out their extremely crowded backfield. Richardson finished the 2012 season on a strong note as a rookie.  He won the starting job as Steven Jackson's replacement during this past training camp but suffered a toe injury against the Arizona Cardinals in the season opener and never recovered. In 2013 he finished with 215 yards and an average of 3.1 yards per attempt while playing in just eight games. Zac Stacy received the bulk of the carries in Richardson's absence, supplanting him on the depth chart.  The Rams also drafted running back Tre Mason out of Auburn in the fourth round of this year's NFL draft.  Isaiah Pead and Benny Cunningham are the other running backs on the roster. Richardson was scheduled to make $581,474 his season, and his release will save the Rams $558,526 in cap space.  He was claimed on waivers Friday by the New York Jets. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio  

Rams Wide Receiver Stedman Bailey Suspended 4 Games by the NFL

Rams Wide Receiver Stedman Bailey Suspended 4 Games by the NFL Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images(EARTH CITY, Mo.) -- With almost four months until the start of the 2014 NFL regular season, the St. Louis Rams have already been dealt a blow to their offense as wide receiver Stedman Bailey has been suspended four games by the NFL for violating the league's policy on performance enhancing substances. The team has confirmed the suspension, and Bailey will be eligible to return to the field after the Rams' game against the Philadelphia Eagles on Oct. 5. "I see all the negative comments! Everyone makes mistakes, I guarantee I will bounce back. My promise to my fans & #RamsNation," Bailey tweeted on Monday. Despite the suspension, Bailey can still participate in the team's offseason program, including preseason practices and games. After serving a limited role in his rookie year this past season, Bailey was expected to see an increased role in the team's offense in 2014. As a rookie, Bailey caught 17 passes for 226 yards in 2013. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Dolphins Punish Don Jones for Negative Tweets About Michael Sam

Dolphins Punish Don Jones for Negative Tweets About Michael Sam Stacy Revere/Getty Images(MIAMI) -- While many are welcoming newly drafted St. Louis Ram Michael Sam into the NFL, Miami Dolphins cornerback Don Jones is being punished by the team for his negative tweets following Sam getting drafted. After Sam was drafted, Jones tweeted "OMG" and "horrible." He later deleted the tweets. Sam, who is the NFL's first openly gay player, was drafted by the Rams in the seventh round. For his actions, the team has fined Jones an undisclosed amount of money and have excused him from the team until he finishes educational training. Jones later apologized for his comments. "I want to apologize to Michael Sam for the inappropriate comments that I made last night on social media," Jones said. "I take full responsibility for them and I regret that these tweets took away from his draft moment." "I remember last year when I was drafted in the seventh round and all the emotions and happiness I felt when I received the call that gave me an opportunity to play for an NFL team that I wish him all the best in his NFL career," he continued. Jones is entering his second season with the Dolphins, and made 10 tackles last season during his rookie year. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Michael Sam Drafted By Rams in Seventh Round

Michael Sam Drafted By Rams in Seventh RoundJoe Robbins/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Michael Sam has become the first openly gay player drafted into the NFL, being chosen in the seventh round (249th overall) by the St. Louis Rams. Sam announced his sexuality back in February and said his announceme...

2014 NFL Draft First Round Selections

2014 NFL Draft First Round SelectionsJonathan Newton/The Washington Post via Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- NFL Draft Round 1: 1. Houston Texans - Jadeveon Clowney, DE, South Carolina 2. St. Louis Rams - Greg Robinson, OT, Auburn 3. Jacksonville Jaguars - Blake Bortles, QB, Central Florida 4. ...

OT Rodger Saffold Headed to Rams

OT Rodger Saffold Headed to RamsAl Messerschmidt/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Offensive tackle Rodger Saffold is headed back to the St. Louis Rams after failing his physical with the Raiders on Wednesday, his agents confirmed.   Saffold will now sign a five-year deal with the ...

ESPN: Rams Will Release Cortland Finnegan

ESPN: Rams Will Release Cortland FinneganDavid Welker/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The Saint Louis Rams will release former Pro Bowl corner back Cortland Finnegan, according to ESPN.com's Nick Wagoner. The 30-year-old Finnegan took to Twitter Wednesday to post what appeared to be a goodbye: "St....

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