Rams expect to have just one player on PUP list to start training camp

Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

The Rams made it through OTAs healthy, a win in and of itself. Only one player figures to be unavailable when training camp starts at the end of next month.

What can you really expect from OTAs? It's practice. Without pads. Don't buy into the hype. But there is one takeaway from OTAs that was a win for the St. Louis Rams, a big win ... they escaped injury free.

Team exec VP Kevin Demoff said during his "Sports on a Sunday" appearance on KMOX this week that the Rams are anticipating opening training camp with just one player on the PUP list, rookie safety Christian Bryant. Demoff said the Rams picked him in the seventh round knowing that the PUP list was a possibility for the start of training camp with an ankle injury.

That figures to put the Ohio State product behind the curve to start the season. Expect him to land on the practice squad, where he may turn out to be a pretty good player to stash away for the Rams. Demoff said the team expects to get Bryant back in August or September.

The forecast for Week 1 of the regular season is even rosier.

"We have all 90 players, right now, available for September 7 against the Vikings," Demoff said.

Obviously, they'll have to make two rounds of cuts to get those 90 players down to 53 before Week 1.

That includes Jake Long and Sam Bradford. The quarterback isn't really a surprise since he was practicing some in OTAs. Long has a little further to go, but it sounds like he'll be active, in some way or another, for training camp, according to Demoff.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Turf Show Times

You must be a member of Turf Show Times to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Turf Show Times. You should read them.

Join Turf Show Times

You must be a member of Turf Show Times to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Turf Show Times. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker