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4-12, 3rd in NFC West

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With Monday's owners vote approving the Raiders' move to Las Vegas, the Raiders and Rams-- remember when they were Los Angeles neighbors? -- account for four of the NFL's six most recent relocations.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Rams COO Kevin Demoff acknowledged that the Raiders' situation -- getting approved for Las Vegas, but remaining in Oakland for two or three more years -- "is certainly awkward." But he called it "an advantage from a logistics perspective." "They're not relocating in the same year as the vote," Demoff said. "They're staying in California this year. There will be some difficulties that come with that, but from a planning perspective, logistics perspective, it gives them a lot more time than we had, or the Chargers have, to get set up, to give players a chance to look at houses, to understand where the facility will be. Some of the really difficult challenges that come with a compressed timeframe, they will not face."

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Rams are still in search of a center and would prefer one with experience for Jared Goff, who's still only 22. They're exploring free agency and trades for that. But besides that, they are pretty much done with free agency. At least for now. Rams are estimated to have somewhere between $10M and $12M in cap space, but roughly $5M of that will go to the draft.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Not surprising, given where their issues lie, but pretty clear at this point: the Rams are expected to go heavy at WR and TE in the upcoming draft.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

It's a rather easy 270 miles from Los Angeles to Las Vegas. One question facing the Rams -- and the Chargers, of course -- is how many Raiders fans in LA will make the trek there on Sundays starting in 2019 or '20, when the new stadium in Inglewood is in full go.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Rams owner Stan Kroenke walking into the owners meetings alongside COO Kevin Demoff. Owners are expected to vote on the Raiders' move to Las Vegas, which would make them the third franchise to relocate in a span of 15 months, after the Rams and Chargers went to LA. Kroenke is said to be in favor. (Photo by ESPN's Mike Reiss.)

Eric D. Williams ESPN Staff Writer 

Los Angeles Rams owner Stan Kroenke and COO Kevin Demoff talk at the NFL Owners meeting here in Phoenix. Owners are expected to weigh in on the relocation of the Raiders to Las Vegas today.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Tyrone McKenzie, a former linebacker for the Patriots, Buccaneers and Vikings, was recently hired by the Rams as a special teams assistant. McKenzie, whose NFL career spanned from 2009-13, will work under John Fassel. He spent the last two years as a defensive assistant at Colorado and Stanford; also worked with Rams outside linebackers and special teams players last summer.

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Rams sign Tyrunn Walker, add D-line depth

Defensive lineman Tyrunn Walker, who started 12 games over the past two seasons with the Lions, comes to the Rams on a one-year deal.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Rams have announced the signing of former Georgia QB Aaron Murray, whom they agreed to terms with a few weeks ago. He comes in as third string.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

New Rams RB Lance Dunbar said Sean McVay "had me going" when they sat down to talk about his role on the team. "He had me ready to play. ... They just looked at me the same way I looked at myself." Dunbar, who brings speed and an ability to catch passes out of the backfield, will probably be used similarly to the way Chris Thompson was used with the Redskins. He thinks he can complement Todd Gurley. "We have two different styles," Dunbar said. "If you mix my style with his style, it brings a lot to the table."

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Conor Barwin said his free agency pretty much came down to the Rams and Bengals. "Ultimately," he said, "I thought it was the better opportunity for me to be in LA, be in a defense I had success with." Re-joining defensive coordinator Wade Phillips certainly factored into that. Barwin struggled when the Eagles went to a 4-3 last year, but said the tough part was moving to the right side of the field; not necessarily acting as a down lineman. With the Rams, he'll stay on the left side and act as a Sam linebacker. On nickel packages -- which are implemented most of the time in today's NFL -- he'll be a left defensive end (Robert Quinn will remain on the right). "I'll bring a lot of versatility," Barwin said.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

USC cornerback Adoree' Jackson grew up near East St. Louis and still rooted for the Rams in their first year in Los Angeles (except when they played the Bills, who had some notable former Trojans). On the possibility of getting drafted by them: "I would just tell people -- they probably won't know -- I played for the St. Louis Rams. ... It wouldn't be bittersweet. I'd be excited. It would be a little bummer, because I'm not back home where I grew up, but I'd still be playing for my favorite team. Wherever they go, I'm there."

Eric D. Williams ESPN Staff Writer 

USC WR JuJu Smith-Schuster goes through 3-cone drill. He chose not to run the 40-yard dash today.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Former Rams running back and kick returner Benny Cunningham has moved on, agreeing on a one-year deal with the Bears, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Under Sean McVay, the Rams sought a more versatile, change-of-pace back who could be a threat in the passing game, a la Chris Thompson, which is why they signed Lance Dunbar. They didn't have much use for a traditional backup like Cunningham, but he was good behind a bad offensive line this year, and they'll miss him on kickoff returns. They're hoping Pharoh Cooper can shine there.

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Was Andrew Whitworth overpaid by the Rams?

The Rams have an odd mix of players atop their pay hierarchy, including newly signed LT Andrew Whitworth, CB Trumaine Johnson, WR Tavon Austin and LB Mark Barron.

Team Stats

Passing Yards184.431st
Rushing Yards78.331st
Points For14.032nd
Points Against24.623rd