The St. Louis Rams are on the field at the moment, chipping away at their first training camp practice of the year. Thanks to fans on the scene and a few other sources, we have a fairly good view of the action on the field. First, a few notable tidbits to cover and then some early highlights from the action at the ContinuityX Training Center.
Rams center Scott Wells was not on the field for practice. His exact status is unclear, but we do know that he is not with the team working on Sunday. Wells had a knee scope this spring. It's a minor procedure, but he missed most of OTAs and minicamp. The team was confident that he would be in action early in camp if he did not start with the rest of the team. If he is on the camp PUP list, he can activated at any time.
Danario Alexander was on the sidelines, watching the receivers run through drills. You can't hear it, but I'm groaning like Marge Simpson right now. DX is hardly a lock for the final roster. This is just the first day of camp, so he has plenty of time to get back on the field. Still, he needs to see every snap he can can get.
Quinn Ojinnaka is working as starting left guard at practice.
Looks like Quinn "moose" is warming up with the first team o line at LG— Brandon Birkhead (@birktothehead) July 29, 2012
Jo-Lonn Dunbar and Mario Haggan were the first-team outside linebackers.
Janoris Jenkins started at cornerback.
A few notes from the early goings:
Get to know the short passes again. Lance Kendricks was catching short passes in 11-on-11 drills, ditto Greg Salas working on the outside.
Salas w/ a physical play, sam put it on numbers #ramscamp— Brent Lancaster (@lannyosu) July 29, 2012
And of course, Danny Amendola ...
Amendola for a td...nice slant over middle— Dane Pinkston (@danep12) July 29, 2012
Steven Jackson remains Steven Jackson, albeit one with 5.1 percent body fat and a slimmed down 235-pound frame.
SJ39 running every drill out the length of the field #effort— Jacob Wayne Black (@iamjacobblack) July 29, 2012
Tweets from the crowd painted the picture of an omnipresent Jeff Fisher, stalking the field and showing up exactly where the action was.
Fisher staying in the middle and observing #RamsCamp— Jim Fadler (@jimiramsboy) July 29, 2012
And about that new kicker, Greg Zuerlin, he owns a catapult for a leg.
Zuerlin (sp?) Is kicking very deep. Even hit the building a ways behind the uprights...— Betsy Lancaster (@lancasbg) July 29, 2012
Still more highlights ...
Rocky McIntosh just got juked off the field by Pead— Jacob Wayne Black (@iamjacobblack) July 29, 2012
Good to see Big Mike (Hoomanawanui) running full strength. Lined up inside with the ones for this drill. They are mixing up personnel groups— The Pigskin Arch (@ThePigskinArch) July 29, 2012
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