Vincent Bonsignore


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Vincent Bonsignore

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  • Los Angeles Rams

    Rookie Josh Reynolds another intriguing addition to Rams’ WRs

    IRVINE >> The Rams added a shiny new toy to their offense this week. A big, explosive wide receiver able to stretch a defense, go up in traffic and get the football, or be a Red Zone threat able to turn third-down throws to the corner of the end zone into touchdowns.And he put a little bit of all of that on display Tuesday when he came up with a handful of big catches that drew “oohs” and “aahs” from fans who made their way to UC Irvine for Rams...

  • Los Angeles Chargers

    The L.A. Chargers really are a thing

    CARSON >> Seven months later, it still took a minute or two to wrap the old noggin around it.Not going to lie, it was a little bit weird taking it all in.Even after months and months of preparation and years and years of bracing and speculation and one extraordinarily wild roller-coaster ride on which fans from Los Angeles to St. Louis to Oakland to San Diego endured the emotionally charged and gut-wrenching process of the NFL deciding how best to return pro football to...

  • Los Angeles Rams

    Goff’s night was brief, but he made good use of his time for Rams

    The work night was short, just eight plays total and all of one minute and 11 seconds of clock time.But never let it be said Jared Goff doesn’t know how to put 71 seconds to near-perfect use. And in the process, maybe  buy back a good chunk of the faith and confidence fans and pundits lost in him after watching his rookie season plunge down the drain faster than 45’s approval ratings.It was always irrational writing off Goff after last year, especially...

  • Los Angeles Rams

    Bonsignore: Sammy Watkins is Rams’ gift to Jared Goff

    The to-do list was daunting as the Rams trudged off the field at the Coliseum on New Year’s Day to end the 2016 season.Sitting at the bottom of almost every offensive category had resulted in a 4-12 record and left rookie quarterback Jared Goff battered and bruised.Just over seven months later, that to-do list is complete, the final item getting crossed off Friday with the addition of dynamic wide receiver Sammy Watkins in a blockbuster trade as shocking as it’s...

  • Los Angeles Rams

    Bonsignore: What is Aaron Donald seeking with holdout?

    IRVINE — The Rams will play their first preseason game of 2017 Saturday against the Dallas Cowboys at the Coliseum. Barring a major development between now and kickoff, their best player won’t even be in the same area code, let alone in uniform and on the field with the rest of his teammates.The contract holdout of All-Pro defensive tackle Aaron Donald continues to linger, hovering over the Rams like a thick morning marine layer off the Pacific Ocean.On and on it...

  • Football

    LA Stadium Premiere Center brings Rams’ and Chargers’ new home to life

    Every time Chris Hibbs flies into LAX, before landing he’ll peek out his window a minute or two to peruse the 300 acres in Inglewood sitting across the street from the Forum.Invariably, a bit of a jolt will overcome him.It represents the daily progress being made on the $2.6 billion sports and entertainment district Rams owner Stan Kroenke is building on the site, the anchor being the stadium the Rams and Chargers will share beginning in 2020.Hibbs also thinks...

  • Football

    Jared Goff provided a glimmer of hope Saturday for Rams

    CARSON >> Through the haze of the early-evening sunset Saturday at StubHub Center, a glimmer of hope emerged for the Rams.It came and went as fast as Melvin Ingram bursting off the edge of the line of scrimmage toward an opposing quarterback. And it will be long forgotten by the time the Rams return to practice Sunday at UC Irvine, let alone when they kick off next week against the Cowboys in their preseason opener or when they welcome the Colts to the Coliseum the second week...

  • Los Angeles Rams

    Former Rams QB Kurt Warner’s journey to Hall of Fame one of perseverance, faith and support

    If there was a Hall of Fame for journeys taken to greatness, Kurt Warner would have been a first-ballot selection.The long, unlikely, windy road he took to the Pro Football Hall of Fame would have tested the technology of the most advanced GPS system available and blew through an unlimited data plan.From obscure, undrafted quarterback from tiny Northern Iowa to getting tossed into the scrap heap by the Green Bay Packers to stocking shelves at an Iowa grocery store. From there,...

  • Los Angeles Chargers

    LaDainain Tomlinson enters Hall of Fame as San Diego Charger with L.A. ties

    There is a bet going around in the NFL Network studios. It’s a pretty typical one this time of year, when the Pro Football Hall of Fame welcomes its newest inductees into its hallowed halls and tough, rugged football players step up to a podium and bare their souls as they describe their path to the highest plateau of their profession.Invariably, emotions take over as they recall and recount their stops along the way. The support they received from family and friends and...

  • Los Angeles Rams

    Aaron Donald’s holdout becomes more pronounced for Rams after Easley’s injury

    COSTA MESA >> First the dark clouds rolled in. Then the rain started. Off in the distance, the sound of thunder erupted to the west of the Rams practice field at UC Irvine. And finally, the unmistakable jolt of a lightning bolt to the north.The Rams’ first day in full pads was finished soon after, halted by Coach Sean McVay’s concern for whatever potential havoc the looming storm might wreak on his young football team. So he hastily ordered his players off the...