After not being included in the projected depth chart provided by the team ahead of the 2016 Los Angeles Rams’ Training Camp, S T.J. McDonald has arrived in Los Angeles with veterans prepped to begin arriving tomorrow.
Rams S T.J. McDonald, who did not partake in offseason workouts because of personal issues, is back with the team.— Steve Wyche (@wyche89) July 27, 2016
His early arrival is a sign he’s committed to working his way back up the depth chart to earn his starting slot back. Having been a starting safety since Week 1 of his rookie season in 2013, that’s a good thing. With Rodney McLeod now on the Philadelphia Eagles, the Rams are already forced to make one major personnel decision at safety. Making two would be a monumental undertaking.
Per NFL Media’s Steve Wyche, McDonald will be a full participant when camp breaks on Saturday, though he does still face potential “legal and NFL discipline.”
McDonald, one of the Rams’ third-round picks in the 2013 NFL Draft, was shut down for shoulder surgery late last season.