NFC West Notes: Rams, RGIII, Hayne

The Rams have been pitching a solo project in Los Angeles for quite some time, but recent reports have indicated that they might wind up sharing a stadium with the Chargers in the end. The Chargers, of course, have been teamed up with the Raiders on a stadium proposal, butĀ is concern that the Raiders don’t have the capital to see it all the way through. While we wait to see how the rush to L.A. plays out, here’s more on the Rams and other items from the NFC West..

  • The Rams and Washington will always be tied together as a result of the RGIII trade, even though more than three years have passed since the swap. As the two teams get set to face each other this weekend, Peter Hailey of looked at the players that St. Louis drafted as a result of the deal. The Rams didn’t come away with any megastars – at least not yet – but they did land quality players such as linebackerĀ Alec Ogletree and tackle Greg Robinson.
  • While serving as the head coach of the Rams, Steve Spagnuolo says that he was in awe of Julio Jones before the 2011 draft. He told others within the organization, “We have to find a way to get this guy,” as Jordan Raanan of the Star-Ledger tweets. Of course, that didn’t wind up happening, and Jones is now a superstar for the Falcons.
  • Despite fumbling away his first NFL punt return against the Vikings on Monday, former Australian Rugby League star Jarryd Hayne hasn’t lost his job on special teams, as Taylor Price of writes. “We put him out there for the next two punts,” the 49ers coach said. “He would have stayed out there all day.” The 49ers signed Hayne this past offseason to a deal with a partial guarantee, despite the fact that he had never before played American football.
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