Rams Planning On Having QB Foles at Camp Unless They Can Find Trade Partner

ST. LOUIS, MO - DECEMBER 13: Nick Foles #5 of the St. Louis Rams warms up prior to a game against the Detroit Lions at the Edward Jones Dome on December 13, 2015 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Michael B. Thomas/Getty Images)

After the Rams traded up in the NFL Draft to select Jared Goff, Nick Foles was a no-show at offseason workouts.

It’s been no secret the Rams want to trade Foles but can’t find a taker.

Vinny Bonsignore of the Los Angeles Daily News reports that barring a last-second trade, the team plans to bring him to camp and wait out a QB vacancy/trade of trade partner. It is highly unlikely though unless another team’s starter or backup goes down with an injury.

Rams RB Gurley Loving What He Sees from First Pick QB Goff

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Rams running back Todd Gurley likes what he sees in the team’s No. 1 overall pick quarterback Jared Goff, Tyler Dragon of NFL.com reports.

Gurley made an appearance on Friday’s edition of NFL Total Access and spoke highly of Goff.

“Great kid. Couldn’t ask for a better QB. We are just excited to have him (here),” Gurley said. “He’s definitely learning. He’s getting better. Just excited to play the upcoming season with him.”

Last season Gurley was one of the few bright spots for the team on offense. As a rookie he rushed for 1,106 yards and 10 touchdowns on his way to winning NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year. Gurley’s production last year was even more impressive because he did it despite an abysmal Rams passing attack that ranked last in the league in total yards (2,805).

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Rams Chatting with Free Agent TE Zach Miller

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The Rams are meeting today with free-agent tight end Zach Miller, Gary Klein of the Los Angeles Times reports.

Miller, who played in college at Nebraska-Omaha and was a sixth-round draft pick by the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2009, played last season for the Chicago Bears and caught 34 passes for 439 yards and five touchdowns.

He has 79 career receptions, nine for touchdowns.

Miller, 31, has connections to the Rams staff. Mike Groh was recently hired as the receivers coach and passing game coordinator after three seasons as the Bears’ receivers coach. Offensive coordinator Rob Boras coached Miller when he was tight ends coach for the Jaguars in 2009.

Rams Bring Aboard Michael Groh As New Passing Game Coordinator/WR Coach

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Rams Head Coach Jeff Fisher has named Michael Groh as the team’s passing game coordinator/wide receivers coach, the Rams announced today. Groh joins the Rams after spending three seasons with the Chicago Bears (2013-2015), and working with quarterback Jay Cutler along with one of the better wide outs in the league in Alshon Jeffrey, who is a free agent this offseason.

“I’m very excited to have Coach Groh join our staff,” Fisher said. “He’s a talented, young coach that has proven himself on the college level as well as in the NFL. We’re looking forward to what he will bring to our offense.”

The Rams could use a boost in the passing game, and it will be interesting to see what direction the Rams go in when it comes to the QB position.

Nick Foles last season wasn’t all that effective, throwing just 7 touchdowns and 10 picks, and he threw just over 2000 yards with a 60.0 QB rating.

It will be up to Groh to infuse some energy into the passing game. Rams fans at least will be able to watch a very good QB in Cam Newton in two weeks in Super Bowl 50 while also taking in 2016 super bowl commercials. Hopefully Groh and the Rams can find a QB like that to lead them into the future if Foles isn’t the long-term answer.

Rams Considering Pat Shurmur for Role of Offensive Coordinator

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As Rams executives plan the logistics of moving an NFL franchise across the country, there are football decisions to be made, including the hiring of a new offensive coordinator, Rich Hammond of the Orange County Register reports.

Pat Shurmur, who held that job for the Rams in 2009-10, is being considered for a return, according to a report Tuesday. CBS Sports said the Rams would like to interview Shurmur, who spent the past three seasons as Philadelphia’s offensive coordinator and served as the Eagles’ interim coach for the final game of 2015, after the firing of Chip Kelly.

The Rams fired first-year coordinator Frank Cignetti in December, before the end of the season and at a time when their total offense ranked 31st in the NFL.

Shurmur, 50, received mostly positive reviews during his two seasons with the Rams, and in January 2011, Cleveland hired him away to be its coach but fired him after two seasons and a 9-23 record.

Shurmur then went to Philadelphia in 2013 and remains on the Eagles’ staff, but Doug Pederson has been hired as the Eagles’ coach. According to reports, he is expected to name former Chargers offensive coordinator Frank Reich to that position with Philadelphia.

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BREAKING NEWS: Roger Goodell officially announces will move to Los Angeles for 2016, will move into Inglewood stadium in 2019.

RAMS MOVING TO LOS ANGELES

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BREAKING NEWS:

The St. Louis Rams are headed to Inglewood, California, the result of a vote made by the NFL’s owners on Tuesday, sources told ESPN.