Vincent Bonsignore


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Vincent Bonsignore

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  • Los Angeles Rams

    Bonsignore: Rams send positive message, even after tough loss

    The Rams locker room was barely open a minute or two Sunday after a gut wrenching 27-20 loss to Washington when Robert Woods motioned for reporters to come talk to him.If anyone had reason to hide from the media or brush them off or figure out a way to make himself invisible it was Woods, whose two careless penalties during a critical fourth-quarter drive likely cost the Rams a chance to score a touchdown and take the lead.Instead of coming all the way back from a double-digit...

  • Los Angeles Rams

    For now, Aaron Donald is back in Rams’ fold

    THOUSAND OAKS >> Aaron Donald emerged from the Rams weight room at their Thousand Oaks training facility on Wednesday, flashed a bit of a grin to some nearby observers, then made his way to the nearby practice field.And just like that, Donald was back, present and accounted for with the Rams. He’ll presumably play Sunday against Washington at the Coliseum, although the certainty of that - and how much he actually plays - rests in how his body responds to the first full...

  • Los Angeles Rams

    The ‘Fight for L.A.’ between the Rams and Chargers begins ... now

    My oh my, how the NFL landscape has seismically shifted in Los Angeles over the last 20 months.The Los Angeles Rams and Los Angeles Chargers?Yup, that really happened.And Year One of their co-existence begins Sunday.The Rams host the Colts at the Coliseum.The Chargers will be in Denver for “Monday Night Football” against the Broncos.The Fight for L.A. is on.For real.Crazy, right?We went 21 years without pro...

  • Los Angeles Rams

    Bonsignore: Aaron Donald had no choice but to return to Rams

    From the outset, the Aaron Donald contract holdout seemed a bit dubious. The longer it dragged on through OTAs, training camp and preseason games, the more equivocal it became.That he finally returned early Saturday morning, just ahead of the Rams season opener Sunday against the Colts — with no new deal in hand — only adds to the puzzlement.As in, what was all that for?We know why he’s back, of course. Had he not reported in time for the season...

  • Los Angeles Rams

    Bonsignore: For Rams, figuring out what they have in Jared Goff is key

    At some point Sunday night, after a full day of NFL games conclude and the leftover wings and brats are wrapped up tightly and tucked away in the refrigerator and the barbecue grills are scrubbed clean and neatly covered, a whole bunch of tired heads will hit a whole bunch of pillows across Los Angeles.What happens next -- whether sleep arrives rapidly and happily and satisfied for Rams fans, or it is prolonged, anxious and concerned -- will rely heavily on how a certain second-year...

  • Football

    Let Rams, Chargers ‘Fight for L.A.,’ Raiders will win Super Bowl

    The Fight for L.A. rages on, as the Rams and Chargers battle to win the collective hearts and souls and wallets of the 20 million or so people residing in Los Angeles and vicinity.But it’s just a local tangle.Barring Jared Goff transforming overnight into boyhood hero Joe Montana and the Chargers reversing two straight years of last-place finishes - not to mention overcoming the inherent obstacles of relocating a franchise - the plights of L.A.’s two pro football...

  • Los Angeles Rams

    With Aaron Donald still AWOL, rookie Tanzel Smart prepares to start Rams opener

    Way back on draft day last April - Day 3, to be exact - and a ways into the sixth round, Tanzel Smart got a call from the Rams telling him he was on his way to Los Angeles to play defensive tackle.Not long after, the Tulane University standout said it meant the world to him that he’d soon be playing alongside Aaron Donald and Robert Quinn, a pair of Rams players he’d been admiring from afar.Turns out he was half correct - at least for the moment.The...

  • Los Angeles Rams

    Sean McVay manages first crisis as Aaron Donald holdout continues

    The Rams reported to work on Monday to officially begin preparations for their season opener against the Indianapolis Colts.Their best player was nowhere to be found.The contract holdout of Aaron Donald just moved to DEFCON 1, folks.And faster than you can say youngest head coach in NFL history, Sean McVay has to manage his first major crisis.It isn’t enough he’s taking over a team that hasn’t had a winning season in 14 years, been entrusted...

  • Los Angeles Rams

    Rams’ 53-man roster: Still no Aaron Donald

    The Rams made the cuts Saturday to trim their roster to the mandatory 53.But it wasn’t who the Rams released or held onto that garnered the bulk of the attention. Aside from the mild surprise of releasing rookie fullback Sam Rogers, second-year cornerback Mike Jordan and fan-favorite wide receiver Nelson Spruce while keeping rookie free agent tight end Johnny Mundt, there weren’t any shocking decisions among the flurry of moves the Rams made Saturday.Nor, for that...

  • Los Angeles Rams

    Bonsignore: Aaron Donald, it’s time to get back to work

    Aaron Donald deserves to be the highest-paid defensive player in the NFL.So let’s just get that out of the way at the very top, lest anyone thinks sides are being taken in a contract holdout that has cost Donald all of training camp and preseason. And if he doesn’t report in the next day or so, it likely will mean sitting out at least the Rams’ season opener Sept. 10 against the Indianapolis Colts.Repeat: Aaron Donald deserves to be the highest-paid...