William Hayes DL STL 5 Months

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 STL 5 Months

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 STL 5 Months

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 STL 7 Months

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 STL 7 Months

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 STL 8 Months

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 STL Jul 04 '79

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 STL Jul 03 '79

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.

William Hayes DL STL Dec 21 '78

Rams re-signed DE William Hayes.

It's a nice keep for the Rams. Hayes had a career year in St. Louis in 2012 with seven sacks as a rotational lineman, and he likely could have gotten an opportunity to start elsewhere had he hit the open market. Hayes will be the No. 3 end with the Rams, and coach Jeff Fisher likes to kick him inside on passing downs.

William Hayes DL STL Dec 20 '78

MLive.com reports the Lions are expected to make a heavy push for free agent DE William Hayes, and are one of several teams "actively pursuing" him.

Beat writer Anwar Richardson believes Hayes is the Lions' No. 2 target after Reggie Bush. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Sunday that Hayes was unlikely to re-sign with St. Louis. A five-year veteran who has experience in coach Jim Schwartz's system, Hayes would make a lot of sense for a team that's likely to lose Cliff Avril and Sammie Lee Hill in free agency.