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Los Angeles Rams Training Camp: 8/25 Practice Recap

The Rams held their final public practice of 2016 Training Camp today. Here are the biggest details as to what happened during practice.

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The Los Angeles Rams held their final public practice today. It's a good thing that HBO's Hard Knocks is still around to document what happens after today.

With the Rams heading to Denver to face the reigning Super Bowl champions, here are the big tidbits captured from practice.


The big news is that CB E.J. Gaines is finally healthy enough that the Rams do not have to worry about him anymore. Of course, it was great to see him on the field against the Kansas City Chiefs last week. It is even better to to hear that he is fully healthy.

The bad news is that WR Nelson Spruce and RT Rob Havenstein will not play this week.

Jared Goff

It sounds like every week QB Jared Goff has been getting better. This weekend, though, will be a big one for Goff.

He does not have to play mistake free against the Broncos, but he does have to at least show that he can play on Sundays. Oh, and WR Mike Thomas needs to learn how to make these type of plays in games and not just practice.


WR Pharoh Cooper is going to have to be the lynchpin of the offense this season, and he has been showing up in practice. Cooper is going to be an important part of the Rams offense, so it is good to see him making not only making routine plays, but clutch catches.

Oh yeah, just in case you didn't know, RB Todd Gurley is considered a big deal.


So it appears as though Gaines is firmly the starter opposite of CB Trumaine Johnson. Although S Maurice Alexander did not play against the Chiefs, he is still a starting safety. Now that there are no questions as to who will be starting where, all that matters is that they play solid on Saturday, especially since this will be the first chance that the starting squad will play together.