Rams updates and more from the NFL


Training camp fights, injuries and deflate gate once again dominated the NFL headlines the past few days. But seriously, did you see Imoan Claiborne punch Dez Bryant in the face! We’ve got your stories and links below, so grab your lunch and settle in.

As mentioned above, the Rams and Cowboys ended practice early this week due to some flying fists. Tempers finally boiled over after a couple drills toward the end of practice seemed to go a bit longer than expected. Camp fights usually don’t amount to much, but this one got a little out of hand. Unfortunately, the fights never really accomplish much. We have the video for your viewing pleasure, and well leave the judgements up to you.

Rams and Cowboys do their best Muhammad Ali impressions in Oxnard,Ca. (FanSided)

Injuries are an unfortunate part of the game and there were certainly some notable ones this week. Carolina Panther wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin saw his season come to an end with a torn ACL, Arizona Cardinals offensive guard Mike Iupati will require surgery on a knee injury and the Miami Dolphins safety Louis Delmas received terrible news about his knee injury. All three injuries will have major impacts on the plans of these respective teams.

Panthers see their thin WR corps get even thinner with Benjamin injury. (ESPN)

Cardinals lose Iupati for 6-8 weeks due to knee surgery. (ESPN)

Dolphins will struggle to stop the pass without Delmas. (ESPN)

Aug 13, 2015; Foxborough, MA, USA; A pair of New England Patriots fans wear shirts to free quarterback Tom Brady (not pictured) during warm-ups before a preseason NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

Deflategate continues to drag out into the end of another week without much progress. Both Tom Brady and NFL commissioner Roger Goodell are locked in settlement talks in the courts of NYC. However, with all the holes being poked in the NFL’s argument, it appears Brady is willing to take a small amount of guilt in the proceedings. Both Brady and Goodell are due back in court on August 31st, if they can’t reach a settlement prior to that date.

The battle of the NFL and Tom Brady continues to wage with the season looming. (NFL.com)

Does Eli Manning really think he deserves to be the highest paid player in the NFL? Despite reports that say otherwise, he claims they are all wrong. Humble Manning apparently heard the news from his father and was quick to rebuttal. Manning, while sporting two Super Bowl rings these days, has been far from the best quarterback, let alone player, in the NFL in recent years.

Manning is looking for a new deal, but not quite as big as some may believe. (CBSSports.com)

In another bit of good news for Rams fans in St. Louis, the state of Missouri has approved $15 million in tax credits for a new stadium. The Rams have put together two plans, one includes a new $998 million stadium on the water to keep the team in St. Louis. The other, backed by owner Stan Kroenke, includes a $1.8 billion stadium in Inglewood, Ca. The tax credits are another chip in favor of keeping the team where they are, but the decision is still a ways away.

Tax credits will help the argument of keeping the Rams in St. Louis, but is it enough? (Fox sports.com)