The free-agent market is often about choices for players as they entertain interest from teams.


For running back C.J. Anderson, fitting in with an offensive scheme played a large role in his decision to sign with the Carolina Panthers.

I just think it fits my game personally well, Anderson said Wednesday afternoon during a guest spot on NFL Up To The Minute. They love to run the ball. That’s something they do more of.

However, a concussion ended Shields’ 2016 season after just one game. It was his fourth documented concussion with the Packers, and he decided to sit out all of 2017.

I was going through hell—headaches, couldn’t see the light, things like that, Shields said, per Alden Gonzalez of ESPN.com.

Shields believes he’s ready for a return to football—and we wish him nothing but the best—but it’s fair to wonder whether concussions remain a concern and what kind of player he’ll be after a year away.

L.A. gave Shields a one-year deal worth just over $1 million for an opportunity to compete. But the Rams are trying to win now, so if they don’t believe Shields can help with that, they can release him without paying him anything.

They’re more meaningful to the fans in Los Angeles, because the Rams wore that getup before they left for St. Louis after the 1994 season. There’s a connection to those uniforms that there clearly isn’t for the St. Louis-era garb. But, nope. According to the Los Angeles Times, the NFL hasn’t yet allowed the Rams to use the throwbacks as their primary uniform because … well, who knows. The Times reported that the Rams are talking to the league about wearing the blue-and-yellow uniforms more often. The fans want them, but the league limits those uniforms to twothrowback games.

Los Angeles Rams receiver Pharaoh Cooper in the blue-and-yellow uniform the team wants to wear more often in 2018. (AP) More The Times wrote that the Rams requested to the NFL last season that they be allowed to wear the throwback look in Week 6 against Jacksonville and in a wild-card playoff game against Atlanta, and the team was denied both requests.

We have spent the year educating (the NFL) on our fan base, Rams chief operating officer and vice president for football operations Kevin Demoff told the Los Angeles Times.colts_126

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