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LA Rams Friday OTA Wrap Up: Trumaine Johnson Shaken Up

Per reports, Rams CB Trumaine Johnson left Friday's OTA after a collision with a receiver. However, he was able to walk off the field on his own. Let's all collectively grab our rabbit's feet...

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When the Rams let CB Janoris Jenkins walk away this offseason and sign a megadeal with the New York Giants, they knew that they could franchise tag CB Trumaine Johnson, locking him up in LA for at least one more year.

After all, Johnson had a tremendous year and was arguably the better cornerback according to PFF as well as our eye balls. He is big, physical, and tough. He is one player the Rams could not afford to lose for extended time.

News came out of OTA's today that Trumaine Johnson had suffered a blow to the head via a collision with a wide receiver. It sounded pretty scary on the surface:

It appears to be good news that Johnson was able to walk off the field, but he will no doubt enter the NFL concussion protocol (for whatever that's worth; see Keenum, Case). His status will need to be monitored over the next week. Per DC Gregg Williams, it sounds like Johnson will be otherwise fine:

If Johnson can't go for an extended period, our guess would be Coty Sensabaugh, Marcus Roberson and rookie Michael Jordan get a look outside with the 1st team.

In other news, it turns out Jared Goff is a big Harry Potter fan (Hagrid), which was revealed during a @discoverLA tour with the Rams:

The Rams will need Goff to make some magic this year to help the offense improve dramatically.  Here was Goff's press conference from Friday's OTA:

Couple notables:

Goff (on comfort level): "It's not going to happen overnight... it's something that's a process... you can't get frustrated when things don't go your way... you're never going to be perfect."

Goff (on Harry Potter): "Got to see some cool things... I've always been interested in that kind of movie stuff."

Goff (on Dodger's jersey): "I'm living in LA now, I'm playing in LA, I'm going to embrace the fans and the teams."

Goff (on being a millionaire): "I'm not thinking about that."

Goff (on starting): "That's not my decision... I feel comfortable in how far I've been able to progress."

Goff (on building chemistry with receivers off the field): "Not yet... I plan to this summer. I plan to be down here... me and (WR) Nelson (Spruce) actually trained together."

Also, (Coach?) Stedman Bailey said a few words about his experience coming back from his life-threatening injury:

Some notables:

Bailey (on being back): "Overall, I'm just very grateful to Coach Fisher and his staff, just giving me an opportunity to still be around with the guys... just kind of learn what it's like to be a coach."

Bailey (on being alive): "It's been pretty tough, but I'm still here."

Bailey (on playing): "I really feel like I could... but I know sometimes things happen, and it's not in my best interests to be taking some hard hits."

Bailey (on feeling symptoms): "Not at at all... I really feel like myself... I have an athletic type body, I was able to recover a lot quicker than most people would."

Bailey (on his role): "I don't know exactly but my role will be... I've been helping out Coach Fassel with special teams guys... and also with Coach Mike Groh with the wide receivers just giving the younger guys my knowledge."