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Random Ramsdom 6/16: Rams’ Rookies Adjust to NFL Speed, Veterans Aiming for Big 2016

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Long shot for Johnson, Rams to Reach Agreement |  ESPN

ESPN Insider Adam Schefter calls the Rams potentially extending Trumaine Johnson "a long shot," and that he’s perfectly willing to play under the franchise tag in 2016.

Barron Learning to Play LB After Season of On-the-Job Training |  AL.com

Just think what Mark Barron might do now that he's being coached as a linebacker.

Alexander Hopes to Replace McLeod at Free Safety |  Lindy’s Sports

When starting safety Rodney McLeod left for the Philadelphia Eagles as a free agent, he took more than his hard hitting and ball-hawking skills with him.

Alexander Making Rams’ Draft Gamble Look Good |  L.A. Daily News

The impetus for the bonds that connect players and coaches sometimes have varied and blurry starting points. The one that will forever link Rams defensive coordinator Gregg Williams and safety Maurice Alexander couldn’t be any clearer.

Goff Ready to Snap, Crackle, and Pop In L.A. |  The Acorn

This is the type of headline that occurs when Jared Goff eats a rice krispies treat.

Details on Lawrence Phillips’ Suicide, According to Autopsy Report |  USA Today

The final coroner’s report — that includes the toxicology report and autopsy report and was obtained by USA TODAY Sports — states Phillips died of asphyxia due to hanging in what was ruled a suicide

Rookie WR Mike Thomas Picking Up the Pace At OTA’s



Lone Defensive Rookie Josh Forrest Adjusts to NFL Speed



One on One with Rams’ Center Barnes | Rams’ Official Site

Rams reporter Dani Klupenger gets an update from center Tim Barnes on the Rams offensive line.  With a little nugget that he mentioned at the 0:40 mark (via Turf Show Times)

One on One with Rookie WR Cooper |  Rams’ Official Site

Rams reporter Dani Klupenger talks with wide receiver Pharoh Cooper about learning his playbook and making plays in OTAs.

Rams’ Rookies Help Build Playground in Inglewood