William Hayes DL LA 2 months ago

Hayes opted to stay with the Rams Wednesday, signing a three-year, $21 million contract, Conor Orr of NFL.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

With Chris Long leaving, the Rams needed to keep Hayes, who has developed into a fairly effective pass rusher the last few years. Working is less of a rotation without Long, a 10-sack season isn't out of the question for Hayes.

William Hayes DL LA 4 months ago

Hayes notched nine tackles (seven solo) and three sacks in Sunday's win over the Seahawks.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The Rams went into Seattle and beat up on the Seahawks on Sunday, and Hayes played a huge role in the victory. The veteran defensive end entered with just 2.5 sacks on the year, but he recorded three more in a 23-17 win. Hayes is a low-end option as an IDP, even in the deepest of leagues, but he's worth keeping an eye on heading into next season.

William Hayes DL LA 1 year ago

Hayes (leg) is listed as active for Sunday's game against Arizona, Myles Simmons of the Rams' official site reports.

Hayes is available if you need him Sunday, though with 20 tackles and two sacks in eight games to date, he's only an option in deeper formats.

William Hayes DL LA 1 year ago

Hayes (leg) is probable for Sunday's game against Arizona.

Hayes was forced out of last week's game with the injury, but he bounced back well during the week and is ready to serve in his usual off-the-bench role.

William Hayes DL LA 2 years ago

Hayes was forced out of Sunday's game against the 49ers with an ankle injury, Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

Prior to his exit from Sunday's contest, Hayes had recorded two tackles and a sack.

William Hayes DL LA 2 years ago

Hayes is the new starting defensive end with Chris Long out for at least two months, ESPN.com reports.

Hayes had five sacks and 28 tackles as a backup last season, and should see those numbers improve as a starter. This would be a good time for Hayes to shine, as Robert Quinn will be attracting a lot more attention.

William Hayes DL LA 2 years ago

Hayes (chest) is probable for Sunday's game against Minnesota, St. Louis Post-Dispatch writer Jim Thomas reports.

Hayes is ready to go for Sunday, and he'll serve as a useful off-the-bench contributor on a St. Louis defensive line that got even stronger with the offseason addition of first-round pick Aaron Donald.

William Hayes DL LA 2 years ago

Rams DE William Hayes underwent three offseason surgeries.

Coach Jeff Fisher didn't reveal details. They were all likely of the clean-up variety. Hayes sprained his MCL last September, but appeared in 14 games. Over the past two seasons, he's racked up 12 sacks as the third end behind Chris Long and Robert Quinn. Hayes, 29, will fill the same role again in 2014.

William Hayes DL LA 3 years ago

Rams DE William Hayes has been diagnosed with a sprained MCL.

Hayes was forced from Sunday's loss in the first quarter. He's week to week. Eugene Sims will fill in as the Rams' top sub behind Robert Quinn and Chris Long.

William Hayes DL LA 3 years ago

Rams DE William Hayes exited Sunday's Week 3 game with a knee injury and is doubtful to return.

Hayes left in the first quarter before returning for one play. He limped off and appears to be done for the day. Eugene Sims will be the No. 3 end.