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NFL Power Rankings, Pt. 1: Starting at the Bottom

Sunday, May 21st, 2017

Because I wanted to give you my rankings, one to 32, of NFL teams after free agency and the draft, and I wanted to put a little meat on the bone, I’ll give you half the league today and half in a special MMQB column Tuesday.

Stadium for Rams, Chargers delayed; won’t open until 2020

Thursday, May 18th, 2017

The first kickoff at the palatial new home of the Rams and the Chargers is scheduled to happen a year later than originally planned. The opening of the NFL teams' $2.6 billion football stadium in Inglewood was pushed back to 2020 on Thursday because of construction delays caused by Los Angeles' uncommonly wet winter. The delay could affect the NFL's plan to play the 2021 Super Bowl in the stadium, and it will cost the Rams as-yet uncounted millions in revenue and construction costs.

Rain delay: Rams, Chargers have to wait until 2020 to move into new stadium

Thursday, May 18th, 2017

It now apparently rains enough in Southern California to delay the opening of an NFL stadium. An extraordinarily wet winter in Los Angeles delayed construction on the future home of the Rams and Chargers to the point that the two NFL teams have decided to push back their move into the new stadium until 2020, a year later than planned.

Stadium delay gives Chargers time to cultivate L.A. market at StubHub Center

Thursday, May 18th, 2017

Eric D. Williams ESPN Staff Writer Close Covered Seahawks for Tacoma News Tribune for six seasons. Played college football at University of Puget Sound Follow on Twitter SAN DIEGO – News of Los Angeles Rams owner Stan Kroenke delaying the opening of the Inglewood Stadium project until 2020 should be a welcome respite for the Los Angeles Chargers. “Construction is our family business, so we understand the challenges that come with a project of this magnitude,” Chargers president of business operations A.G. Spanos said in a prepared statement. “At StubHub Center we are creating an unparalleled environment for watching NFL football, and considering that no other venue in the league brings you closer

Steelers cut tight end Ladarius Green following failed physical

Thursday, May 18th, 2017

The Pittsburgh Steelers released tight end Ladarius Green on Thursday, the team announced. Certainly, this move is a surprise, as Green had participated in the most recent portion of OTAs with the team, but the reason why — designation failed physical — isn’t a shock. A year ago, the Steelers signed him to a four-year, $20 million contract, and it appeared he was the natural successor Heath Miller at the position. The Steelers released tight end Ladarius Green, who has a history of concussions, with a failed physical.

Rain delay: Opening of Rams, Chargers stadium pushed back a year after wet weather

Thursday, May 18th, 2017

Developers told Sam Farmer and Nathan Fenno of the Los Angeles Times that the rains came at the worst possible time for the project, the excavation phase. “The continuing rains really knocked us for a loop,” said Bob Aylesworth, principal in charge for the Turner/AECOM Hunt joint venture that is building the stadium. A wheelbarrow sits at the site of the former Hollywood Park in Inglewood, Calif., where a stadium for NFL football Los Angeles Rams is being built.

Stadium for Rams, Chargers delayed; won’t open until 2020

Thursday, May 18th, 2017

The first kickoff at the palatial new home of the Rams and the Chargers is scheduled to happen a year later than originally planned. The opening of the NFL teams' $2.6 billion football stadium in Inglewood was pushed back to 2020 on Thursday because of construction delays caused by Los Angeles' uncommonly wet winter. The delay could affect the NFL's plan to play the 2021 Super Bowl in the stadium, and it will cost the Rams as-yet uncounted millions in revenue and construction costs.

Opening of new NFL stadium in Inglewood delayed to 2020

Thursday, May 18th, 2017

The Rams and Chargers will not move into their new stadium in Inglewood in 2019. The teams announced Thursday that construction complications will delay the stadium opening to 2020. Excavation of the site, which formerly housed the Hollywood Park racetrack, started in November, but the teams said that weather delays in January, February and March have made it infeasible for the stadium to open for the 2019 NFL season, as scheduled. Instead, the Rams will remain in the Coliseum that season and the Chargers will remain at Stub Hub Center in Carson. It is not yet known whether the stadium will, as previously planned, host the Super Bowl at the end of the 2020 season. In a statement, the Rams said,

Chargers, Rams stadium construction to be delayed a year

Thursday, May 18th, 2017

SAN DIEGO – The NFL stadium being built for the Rams and Chargers in Inglewood will be delayed one year, it was reported Thursday. According to the Los Angeles Times, the unusually heavy winter rainfall prompted the decision to delay the construction of the $2.6 billion stadium. The construction project broke ground in November and the excavation phase was postponed due to the rainfall, the developer told The Times. “The continuing rains really knocked us for a loop,” Bob Aylesworth, principal in charge for the Turner/AECOM Hunt joint venture that is building the stadium, told The Times. “It was a very unforgiving two months for the project. And speaking from a building perspective, it really

Rain delay: Inglewood stadium won’t open until 2020

Thursday, May 18th, 2017

The Rams and Chargers are going to have to wait another year to be roommates. According to Sam Farmer and Nathan Fenno of the Los Angeles Times, the opening of the shared NFL stadium in Inglewood has been delayed by a year because of rain. The $2.6 billion stadium was supposed to open for both teams in 2019, but record rainfalls during the excavation for the building pushed back the schedule. “The continuing rains really knocked us for a loop,” Bob Aylesworth, principal in charge of the project said. “It was a very unforgiving two months for the project. And speaking from a building perspective, it really couldn’t have come at a worse time.” The area received 15.4 inches of rain from November