Time to turn the path to the preseason up a notch.
The Rams' second of ten organized team activities will take place today in Earth City as the media is invited to observe today's proceedings. On Tuesday, we got our first look at the 2015 St. Louis Rams; today, we'll get a better look with the first 15 minutes of practice open for videographers.
After practice, Rams Head Coach Jeff Fisher and the entire team will be available for interviews. Tomorrow's practice will also be open to the media, but no Fisher and no QB Nick Foles for media members.
A quick run around the major storylines we laid out a week ago:
The Offensive Line
As we passed along from @OllieReeb in our look at Tuesday's practice, we got our first suggestion at the starting line...at least as of June 2nd.
Line right now looks to be Robinson, Saffold, Barnes, Brown (R), Havenstein (R)— Ollie Reeb (@OllieReeb) June 2, 2015
Keep an eye out for any personnel shifts from center to right tackle there. Good look around the line from Nick Wagoner yesterday if you missed it.
Need another reminder on this front? Titans CB Brandon Harris tore his ACL on Tuesday in practice and will miss the 2015 season. So while we've got Brian Quick, Todd Gurley, Rodger Saffold, Isaiah Pead and Bud Sasser all on recovery road, it's also important not to add to that list.
Plenty to sort through here with the post-Mannion picks as well as the UDFAs. I expect all of you to begin selecting your favorite UDFAs and prepare for war with those Rams fans who disagree with you.
Plenty of standbys here, but plenty to sort through nonetheless. How to cycle Nick Fairley into that front four? How to manage the Akeem Ayers/Jo-Lonn Dunbar/Mark Barron reps? Is Lamarcus Joyner going to blossom into something relevant to the Rams' secondary?
OTA Offseason Workouts:
June 2, June 4-5, June 8-9, June 11, June 15-16, June 18-19
(UPDATED, 4:27pm, June 4)
High praise coming in from SI's Andy Benoit:
Am at #Rams practice right now. This could definitely be the best defense in NFL in 2015.— Andy Benoit (@Andy_Benoit) June 4, 2015
(UPDATED, 8:52pm, June 4)
Good stuff from the P-D's Jim Thomas:
W/Greg Robinson (toe) and Rodger Saffold (shoulder) limited as they recover from offseason surgery Rams went w/this starting offensive line:— Jim Thomas (@jthom1) June 4, 2015
LT Brandon Washington; LG Garrett Reynold, C Barrett Jones, RG Jamon Brown, RT Rob Havenstein.— Jim Thomas (@jthom1) June 4, 2015
RB Todd Gurley did some limited work on the side. He's still a ways away from practicing.— Jim Thomas (@jthom1) June 4, 2015
Rams 6th-round draft pick Cody Wichmann didn't finishThurs. OTA session. Had ice on left calf.— Jim Thomas (@jthom1) June 4, 2015