Today wraps up the first half of the Rams' 10 allotted Organized Team Activities.
While many teams actually wrap their 10 up this week, most of the NFL (25 of 32 teams) will hold their minicamp next week. Of course, Jeff Fisher doesn't do minicamp, so the Rams will be holding the rest of the OTAs.
In any case, yesterday was a closed session, so not much came out. Today's a catch up day for these last two practices.
The Offensive Line
Current status (left tackle to right tackle): Greg Robinson, Rodger Saffold, Barrett Jones, Jamon Brown, Rob Havenstein
Previous status: Brandon Washington, Garrett Reynolds, Barrett Jones, Jamon Brown, Rob Havenstein
Previous previous status: Greg Robinson, Rodger Saffold, Tim Barnes, Jamon Brown, Rob Havenstein
Lest we forget, here's where we were on Friday:
Not practicing Fri: WR Damian Williams; S T.J. McDonald; G Cody Wichmann; LT Greg Robinson; TE Alex Bayer, and of course, RB Todd Gurley.— Jim Thomas (@jthom1) June 5, 2015
The caveat of course is that's a "did not practice" and necessarily an injury list as it pertains to Williams, McDonald and Bayer. We can also rejoice at every nugget of recovery from Rodger Saffold, Brian Quick and Gurley as we are wont to do.
This is where I really miss Tony Softli. Uncle Tony was good for some relevant scouting info and for calling Steven Jackson a "war daddy." Come back, Uncle Tony.
Good post up from Wagoner on new Rams LB Akeem Ayers. And here's Charles Robinson at Yahoo! suggesting the year two Ram who needs a sophomore "reboot" isn't Greg Robinson but Lamarcus Joyner.
OTA Offseason Workouts:
June 2, June 4-5, June 8-9, June 11, June 15-16, June 18-19
(UPDATED, 3:41pm, June 9)
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#Rams off the practice field on Tuesday. List of non-participants same as last week but notable addition of S Mark Barron.— Nick Wagoner (@nwagoner) June 9, 2015
With Barron and S T.J. McDonald sitting, Maurice Alexander got some work with first-team defense at strong safety.— Nick Wagoner (@nwagoner) June 9, 2015
Fisher declined to clarify McDonald's injury, referred to it as an "ordeal" but says McDonald will be ready for camp.— Nick Wagoner (@nwagoner) June 9, 2015
Fisher said McDonald went through "an ordeal" earlier in the offseason. Apparently he has suffered a leg injury.— Jim Thomas (@jthom1) June 9, 2015
Rams off the practice field following Tuesday's OTA. Not practicing: WR Damian Williams, S T.J. McDonald, S. Mark Barron. . .— Jim Thomas (@jthom1) June 9, 2015
. . . .RB Todd Gurley (who again did work on the side), CB Brandon McGee, OT Steven Baker, OG Cody Wichmann, TE Alex Bayer.— Jim Thomas (@jthom1) June 9, 2015
The offense, which struggled last week, fared much better Tuesday although there were some hiccups during a red zone period.— Jim Thomas (@jthom1) June 9, 2015
There were several false starts, offsides, neutral zone infractions, etc., during 11-on-11, never a welcome sight for coaches even in June.— Jim Thomas (@jthom1) June 9, 2015
Ethan Westbrooks had some nice pass-rush moments during 11-on-11; undrafted rookie Jacob Hagen of Liberty showed his range on a deep INT.— Jim Thomas (@jthom1) June 9, 2015