The Rams remain active during this year’s period of free agency by adding more players. Yesterday, they add center John Sullivan who played for Rams head coach Sean McVay at Washington. Now today they sign LB/DE Carlos Thompson.
Center John Sullivan
|Former Redskin now Ram John Sullivan- photo by Mark J.
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Sullivan was drafted by the Vikings in 2009. He played for them until 2014. He spent 2015 out of football because of a back injury. He signed with Washington in 2016 after being released by the Vikings. This information comes from the Associated Press.
|Former Texan LB/DE Carlos Thompson Photo Scout.com
Thompsom played for one season for the Texans in 2015. He signed with the team as a undrafted free agent and played in two games and made two tackles. He was released in August of 2016.
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It is week five and the Rams own first place with a record of 3-1, but will they remain in the sole leaders of first place in the NFC West? While you ponder that, the Cardinals will take on the Forty-Niners in the Thursday Night game. This will decide who owns the basement of the NFC West. Also, who do I think will remain undefeated at the end of week five. These are some of my picks that I will discuss in this post.
So who do I pick? I would sound biased if I say the Rams, but what the hey, I have to go with the Rams. If they can keep on throwing deep like they have been, use their passing deep to free up Todd Gurley, and their defense plays the way they did against Seattle then I have to give them the game. I do believe they will do all these things. I am also counting on Rex to open his mouth before thinking before this game which will fire up this team even more.
Now, we have tonight’s game between the Arizona Cardinals and the San Francisco Forty-Niners to see who remain the NFC’s Western Division basement. Both teams will be coming into tonight’s game with a record of 1-3. The Cardinals will be looking to end their two-game losing streak while the Forty-niners a three-game losing streak. Without having to go any further, I like the Cardinals in this game and why? While the Cardinals could be faulted with bad offensive play calling, they will correct that problem. Also, I feel the Cardinals are a much better-coached team than the Forty-Niners.
Now, for my picks for the three remaining undefeated teams. A lot of people are going hate me for this, but I think there will be two remaining teams at the end of week 5, and that will be Denver and Philadelphia. Why did I not include Minnesota? That would be because they will be going against Houston (3-1), and right now they are playing well enough to give the Vikings their first loss. You could make this same argument against Denver who will be playing Atlanta (3-1), but I just think Denver will pull out a very close victory over Atlanta. The other remaining team Philadelphia will be playing Detroit who has been called Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde team, so this is a given.
So these are my picks for week 5
I became very aggravated after reading a post that I received from Brandon Bates of Turf Show Times. Click here for the link to that post. Well according to Rams Wire, the Rams may be interested in the Houston Texans’ journeyman quarterback Brian Hoyer. Let’s be accurate when we describe Hoyer because he is journeymen. This man has taken his nonexistent act of playing quarterback to five teams in seven years. This man has worn is welcome out as Felix Unger. That last remark is for those who remember the sitcom “The Odd Couple.”
My last remark also describes his current situation with the Texans as per Ian Rapoport. (the following remarks made Rapoport does not come from the Turf Show Times post. It comes from this Roto World link.)
Per Rapsheet, “both sides sound OK with a fresh start.” The Texans have tried to claim this wasn’t the case, but it’s been the obvious endgame since they lavished $72 million on Brock Osweiler. Due $5.25 million in the final year of his contract, Hoyer can likely be acquired for a day-three draft pick. His status may not be resolved until Ryan Fitzpatrick and Colin Kaepernick know their 2016 fates. Mar 29 – 7:11 PM
Anybody can have Hoyer for third round pick, so whether it is the Rams or whoever wants him for a third round pick. If you read the first link I gave, the post mentioned this tweet.
Had heard a whisper the #Rams might look in this direction.#Jets & #Broncos names will get thrown out there, too.https://twitter.com/SInow/status/715185976029683712 …
The Jets also have an interest in Hoyer in case their already arduous negotiations with Ryan Fitzpatrick implode. Also, a trade or force retirement will be the way to settle the Colin Kaepernick situation, and from my point of view, a trade won’t happen. The Forty-Niners’ owner will want your first born for Kaepernick thus taking him out of the picture.
Now only Ryan Fitzpatrick stands in the way of moving Hoyer. Fitzpatrick and the Jets are at an impasse. How do you break this impasse? By forcing Fitzpatrick back to the table by using Hoyer.
In theory, this plan should work for the Jets, but this is not theory. Not only do the Jets want Hoyer, but also the Broncos who lost Osweiler to the Texans. So now, the Jets are in bidding war with the Broncos while also trying to break the stalled negotiations with Fitzpatrick.
Now, this how the Rams fit. If you look at the wording of Albright’s tweet. He mentioned that the Rams might be interested in Hoyer. He did not tweet they were interested. Also, Albright is a Denver-based radio host, so where do you think his allegiance will fall. Also, the Rams’ owner Stan Kroenke and the Broncos’ owner Pat Bowlen are friends. And, the twist to this is that Albright who tweeted the rumor is known to have the Rams pegged in the past. This makes him the perfect delivery person to float this rumor.
So, I think the Rams’ interest in Hoyer is to heighten the bidding war to drive the Jets away Hoyer.
Of course , this is just my theory and I could be wrong and there is truth to this rumor then I have some advice for the Rams. Keep their pick for the draft and not waste it on Hoyer. Any trading of picks that I want to see is for the purpose of drafting a quarterback.