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Random Ramsdom 10/15: Bumped and Bruised, Rams May Be Nearing Full Health

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The Los Angeles Rams played last Sunday’s matchup missing three of their four starting defensive lineman. All three returned to practice on Friday, just prior to their Week 6 matchup against the Detroit Lions.

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Practice Report: The Challenges of a Long Road Trip | Rams’ Official Site

With the conclusion of Friday’s practice the Rams are now headed on the road for an extended trip — first to the eastern time zone, and then across the pond.

Rams Face “Huge Challenge” With Trips to Detroit, London | ESPN

As if relocating an entire franchise weren’t enough, the Los Angeles Rams play a regular-season schedule that forces them to fly 35,952 miles this season, by far the most in the NFL.

Rams Hope Vaunted D-Line Nearing Full Health | O.C. Register

Michael Brockers, William Hayes, and Robert Quinn all stepped back onto the Rams’ practice field Friday – signaling hope that the team’s best unit might be nearing full strength.

Rams Likely to Endure Short-Handed Feeling vs. Lions | L.A. Times

The Rams are accustomed to missing a player or two from a position group because of injuries. Not three.

Rams’ D-Line May Be Healing Up | ESPN

The Los Angeles Rams will be without their primary cornerback on Sunday, but they’re hopeful that their defensive line is getting healthier.

Westbrooks Flourishes as Injuries Hit Rams’ Defensive Line | Daily Bulletin

The Rams’ defensive line is bumped and bruised, but hardly broken.

Todd Gurley Still Has “Nowhere to Run” | ESPN

Eric Dickerson ran behind some bad offensive lines in his last couple of years with Indianapolis in 1990 and ’91, the latter season ending with a 1-15 record. It was never more obvious to him than on Dec. 9, 1990, in a game against Buffalo. Opposing defensive lines were penetrating so quickly that Dickerson struggled to even beat them to take the handoff from his quarterback.

Have Lions Replaced Calvin Johnson | Rams’ Official Site

“There’s no way humanly possible to replace Calvin Johnson, but they’ve done a good job,” Rams head coach Jeff Fisher said. “They’ve got weapons all over the place now.”

Jared Goff Continues Waiting Game | Ventura County Star

As other rookie quarterbacks like Carson Wentz and Dak Prescott continue to lead their teams to wins, Los Angeles Rams rookie Jared Goff waits for his chance to show what he can do.

Stan Kroenke Excited for Future In L.A. | ESPN

Turns out, the billionaire owner known as “Silent Stan” doesn’t mind talking when he’s walking his dog around the halls of the Pepsi Center.