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The Rams have wrapped up their first weekend of organized team activities as 56 rookies took to the team's facilities and practice field. The playbooks are officially open and we are finally getting a glance at what this year's class has to offer.
We are still a couple months away from training camp, but that doesn't mean nothing the on-field news is lacking. For a closer look at what is taking place at Rams Park, on to the links...
Taking on a new image - The St. Louis Rams may boast the NFL's youngest roster for the second straight year, but that doesn't mean they won't look vastly different on the field in 2013. A revamped offensive arsenal and the departure of Steven Jackson should put much more on the aerial attack and Sam Bradford.
Rams, 49ers tied into greatness - The third NFL tie game of the 21st century, a week ten matchup between the Rams and 49ers, ranks in at No. 18 of NFL.com's best games of 2012. Would it have made the list had a victor been determined? Would it have ranked higher were it not for an illegal formation call?
Rookie receivers enjoying St. Louis - No two rookies are joining their new teams with more prior cohesiveness and chemistry than Tavon Austin and Stedman Bailey. They may not be sharing a house, but they'll never be too far from one another either. The two have already been in contact with former Ram great Torry Holt.
Less work okay with Fisher, Rams - One major change in the league's new labor agreement was a restriction of clubs' offseason activities. Many coaches were displeased with the shortened practice time, but Rams coach Jeff Fisher isn't one of them. That is because his players are all too willing to attend even the optional programs.
Tavon won't buy your friendship - Tavon Austin hasn't even signed his contract yet, but that isn't stopping the people he knows from prying into his wallet.
Ogletree seeks fresh start - Alec Ogletree didn't have to work too hard to win over the coaching staff. He may have a more difficult time mending his image. As long as he stays out of trouble, the Rams may have solved a problem which they have had for nearly a decade. Has Fisher found his next Keith Bulluck, another former 30th overall pick?
Davis fighting for safety spot - Cody Davis, an undrafted safety from Texas Tech, is just one of dozens of draft snubs trying to earn a roster spot with the Rams this summer. He joins an untested, unproven group that includes Darian Stewart, Rodney McLeod and fellow rookie T.J. McDonald. In other words, a favorable opportunity.
Ranking the running backs - It seems unequivocal that Adrian Peterson is the best running back - if not player - in football. After him, the rankings get tricky. Is Steven Jackson really not even in the top 25?
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Les Snead talks St. Louis Rams (via CBSSports)