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Rams’ Mailbag:  Setting Expectations for Foles |  ESPN

We’ve moved a week closer to the start of the St. Louis Rams’ 2015 training camp. But we’re still about two weeks away. That means plenty of time left for speculating on how things might play out.

Rams’ Mailbag:  Setting Expectations For Rams’ Defense |  ESPN

In Saturday's mailbag, we discussed what reasonable numbers for new St. Louis Rams quarterback Nick Folks might look like. Today, we turn our attention to the defense and what constitutes a disappointment.

Predicting 2015’s NFL Stat Leaders |  NFL.com

Foles may not lead the league in passing yards in 2015.  And Tavon Austin might not lead the league in receiv...err...rushing yards.  But NFL.com’s Gil Brandt does have one Rams’ player atop one statistical category by year’s end.

Offseason Report Cards for the Rams |  Sports Illustrated

The Rams have assembled the most formidable defensive line in the NFL. They have outstanding linebackers and an up-and-coming secondary. They've finished seventh, 11th and ninth in Football Outsiders' defensive metrics over Fisher's three years in charge, but have never cracked the .500 mark, because the offense has lagged behind.

The NFL’s Top 5 Defensive Tackles |  National Football Post

One of the Rams’ youngest stars is in some [Larry David voice] pretty, pretty, pretty good company.

Five Early Storylines to Watch |  Bleacher Report

With training camp for the St. Louis Rams kicking off in under two weeks, fans can taste football just around the corner.

NFC West’s Intense Position Battles Demand Attention | Sporting News

In what many consider the toughest division in the NFC, the West has some of the deepest rosters in the league.  The Rams swapped out quarterbacks, the Seahawks added defensive weapons, the Cardinals bolstered their defense and the 49ers revamped their front seven.

Three Position Battles to Watch As Camp Approaches |  Cover 32 Rams

Training camp is just a couple weeks now, as the Rams finally return to the field after a long, tedious offseason full of relocation rumors.

Warner Has More To Share |  River Bender

By now most are familiar with the story of how Kurt Warner went from bagging groceries to eventually overcame the odds and help lead the St. Louis Rams to a Super Bowl XXXIV victory in 200o. But the former quarterback promises to share even more of his journey following tonight’s St. Louis Cardinals game as Warner is the featured speaker for Christian Family Day at the Ballpark.

Should the Rams Look to Add a Veteran Receiver? |  Ramblin’ Fan

It’s been well noted that the St. Louis Ramsare not the strongest team at the wide receiver position.

Roster Preview:  Defensive Backs |  NFL Spin Zone

The strength of the St. Louis Rams defense lies in their front seven. General Manager Les Snead and head coach Jeff Fisher have built one of the more feared defensive fronts in all of football. Even with all of this strength, they did not neglect the defensive backfield.

Stadium Project a Test of Ethics for NFL |  St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon and stadium task force leaders Dave Peacock and Bob Blitz gathered at the Four Seasons hotel Thursday for a meeting with NFL executive vice president Eric Grubman.

NFL Likely Won’t Be Returning To Anaheim |  Pro Football Talk

For 15 years, the Los Angeles Rams played in Anaheim. They apparently won’t be returning.