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Random Ramsdom 8/29: Readying for the Real Thing

The Rams prepare for the last preseason game before the real thing.

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Practice Report: Rams Prepare for Preseason Finale | Rams’ Official Site

The Rams began preparations for their preseason finale with a competitive, non-padded session on Monday afternoon. With the team’s fourth exhibition matchup against the Packers just a few days away and roster cuts looming on Saturday, this week will be the last chance for many players to crack the 53-man roster.

How Will McVay Approach the Last Week of the Preseason? | Rams’ Official Site

After weeks of practices and a few exhibition games, the NFL preseason comes to a close this week. Head coach Sean McVay has said the Rams will shift some of their focus to the regular-season opener against the Colts, holding out those on the first-team units in this week’s contest against the Packers.

Tavon Returns to Practice, Could Be Ready for Opener | LA Times

Rams players stopped to greet Tavon Austin before Monday’s workout as the receiver stretched on the field. Running back Todd Gurley strolled up and offered a hug. Coach Sean McVay patted Austin on the top of his helmet.

Austin Returns to Practice, In Search of Role in New Offense | OC Register

The Rams just got Tavon Austin out of the shop. The question now is, will Austin continue to spin his wheels in the NFL, or can Sean McVay turn him into a high-performance vehicle?

Chemistry Between Goff, Watkins of Utmost Importance | ESPN

Jared Goff and Sammy Watkins have had only eight practices and two games together. They have connected only two times in five tries against the Chargers and Raiders.

McVay Sees Big Picture with Jared Goff | UPI

It's been a mostly positive offseason, training camp and preseason for second-year quarterback Jared Goff, who guided the Los Angeles Rams to three touchdowns and a field goal over the first six possessions he directed during the preseason.

McVay Wise to Preserve Starters for Opener | NFL Spin Zone

Rookie coach Sean McVay has drawn unfair scrutiny for using his Rams starters sparingly during the preseason.

Josh Reynolds is catching on | Los Angeles Times

After starting off camp relatively slowly with some nagging injuries, Reynolds has caught on very quickly with back to back games with touchdowns.

Areas of concern for the Rams | Fansided

Jared Goff fell back to earth and at some point, maybe these injuries on defense will be meaningful enough to hurt long term.

Kupp Leads All Rookie WR’s In One Key Stat This Preseason | Rams Wire

When it’s all said and done, though, Kupp could wind up being the most productive of the Rams’ receiving corps. He’s already emerged as the team’s most reliable target, leading the NFL in quarterback passer rating on balls thrown his way.

Inglewood stadium suites hope to set new standard for NFL | Los Angeles Times

The stadium might be delayed but there are some huge plans for the suites as a the development group hopes to wow the world.

Dickerson to Sign One Day Contract So He Can Retire a Ram | LA Times

Eric Dickerson last played in the NFL in 1993, the final season of a Hall of Fame career that began with the Rams. On Tuesday, the Rams will sign Dickerson to a one-day contract so that he can officially retire with the organization, the Rams announced.