Kupp has consistently been one of the Rams’ most valuable receivers and a favorite target of Jared Goff. The 27-year-old is coming off his first 1,000-yard season, having put up 1,161 yards while catching ten touchdowns in 2019. He’s about to enter the final season of his rookie deal.
The Los Angeles Rams have agreed to a contract extension with Jalen Ramsey, and it is one that should make the star cornerback a very happy man.
Ramsey and the Rams announced on Wednesday that they have agreed to a five-year extension. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the deal is worth $105 million and set records virtually across the board for a cornerback.
Jalen Ramsey becomes the first defensive back in NFL history to sign a deal worth $100M+ and his $71.2M at signing is the largest guarantee to a defensive back. The Rams get their playmaker on the backend and Ramsey gets his pay day. https://t.co/HRzzqot7De
Howard was expected to start this year for the Rams after Cory Littleton left in free agency. He appeared in 16 games last season and recorded 22 tackles, but LA was counting on him for a much bigger role in 2020.
Jalen Ramsey is entering the final year of his rookie contract, but the star cornerback seems confident that the Los Angeles Rams are going to sign him to a long-term extension.
The latest episode of HBO’s “Hard Knocks” that aired on Tuesday night showed Ramsey hunting for houses in the Los Angeles area. That is almost certainly an indication that negotiations between him and the Rams have trended in the right direction.
More hints for Rams CB Jalen Ramsey and his contract situation…”Hard Knocks” shows him house-hunting in the LA area.
Nobody doubts Ramsey’s desire to be in LA long-term…it’s about making it all work financially and perhaps that starts with an Aaron Donald restructure.
Ramsey will make $13.7 million under the fifth-year option of his rookie contract this season. The Rams have shelled out big money to players like Aaron Donald and Jared Goff, and they would not have traded two first-round picks to the Jaguars for Ramsey last season if they did not plan to do the same with him. The All-Pro corner said months ago that he has no intention of holding out this summer.
Jalen Ramsey essentially forced his way out of Jacksonville because the Jaguars would not give him the contract he was seeking, but the Pro Bowl cornerback does not plan to hold the Los Angeles Rams to the same standards — at least in the coming weeks.
During a conference call with reporters on Tuesday, Ramsey said he has no intention of holding out from training camp this summer even if the Rams do not sign him to a long-term extension. He expressed confidence that the two sides are on the same page and said he is not concerned about a deal getting done.
Rams CB Jalen Ramsey said that he would report to training camp without a contract extension. He just said that on a video call with reporters. Ramsey is entering the final year of his contract.
More from Rams CB Jalen Ramsey/contract talks: “The Rams know where I stand…it will get handled. They have been in contact with my agent. They are on the same page. They know what’s up. I know what’s up…I will let them handle the business side of it…I will focus on football
Ramsey is set to make $13.7 million under the fifth-year option of his rookie contract this season. The Rams have shelled out big money to players like Aaron Donald and Jared Goff, and they would not have traded two first-round picks to the Jaguars for Ramsey last season if they did not plan to do the same with him.
Todd Gurley says he’s still waiting on the money that he’s owed by the Los Angeles Rams.
Gurley, now with the Atlanta Falcons, is owed a $7.55 million roster bonus after being released in March. He says he still hasn’t received the money he is owed. In an appearance on Uninterrupted, Gurley said he felt the Rams were using the coronavirus pandemic as an excuse not to pay up.
“I don’t know what their reason is,” Gurley said, via Mike Chiari of Bleacher Report. “They know they have to pay me too. Apparently probably just using the COVID thing as an excuse. They probably ain’t go no money to be paying nobody. They’ve got that stadium being built right now. All I know is, come June 1, I better have my money.”
Gurley has made light of the situation, but it’s pretty obviously bugging him. You can hardly blame him for that — the Rams have had a month and a half to pay him what he’s owed, and they might as well just get it done.
Signed just prior to the 2019 season, the Goff contract quickly looked questionable after a middling season. After giving him a record amount of guaranteed money, Goff threw 22 touchdowns and a career-worst 16 interceptions in 2019.
As it stood, the Rams were actually over the salary cap and still needed to work Leonard Floyd’s contract into the equation. This move was a necessity for them if they wanted any chance of completing deals and signing their draft picks.
Todd Gurley was criticized by a former Rams player earlier this week for publicly airing a grievance about some bonus money the team owes him, but the star running back still wants it to be known that he would like his check.
Gurley shared a funny meme on Instagram recently to make light of the fact that the Rams owe him a $7.55 million roster bonus, but he is quite serious about wanting to be paid. He made that clear when asked about the money on Friday.
#Falcons RB Todd Gurley: "I still need my money. That's what I'm waiting on. …It's all fun and games. But I do need my money."
Whatever the case, the Rams are going to have to pay Gurley the $7.55 million if it is owed. He could let his agent handle the logistics, but he apparently wants people to know what’s going on. Former Rams linebacker Clay Matthews also claims he is owed money from the team.