Here’s what went down today:
It seems like the Rams have gotten out pretty well on this front, with no new injuries to report today.
Pass of the day from Goff to Kupp. Deep in the back left corner of the end zone, dropped it in the bucket. Kupp well covered, too.
That tidbit was dropped from Myles Simmons, and here was the video captured:
Ou, that was pretty. What looks like from this angle was WR Cooper Kupp on a wheel route creating some separation and making a great over-the-head catch while toe-tapping in the endzone. Love the good sportsmanship from CB Trumaine Johnson and Kupp at the end as well.
Jared Goff hits Robert woods for two first downs in 11-on-11. Very quick and accurate passes towards the right sideline.— Downtown Rams (@DowntownRams) August 7, 2017
Nice to hear these two continue to build a chemistry, as WR Robert Woods will unfortunately for himself and the Rams will be counted on to be a de facto #1 WR.
McVay non-committal on which positions Havenstein and Brown will play on the right side. Will re-evaluate after Wednesday's joint practice.— Alden Gonzalez (@Alden_Gonzalez) August 8, 2017
Well, it sounds like recent free agent signing and former mentee under Defensive Coordinator Wade Phillips in Denver CB Kayvon Webster is making quite an impression:
McVay said Kayvon Webster being a special-teams wizard wouldn't limit his reps at cornerback: "Unless something changes, he's starting."— Rich Hammond (@Rich_Hammond) August 8, 2017
Obviously this bodes well for multiple reasons. He can be the #2 CB on the team, he can be insurance for Tru if his situation continues to go south, and lastly, maybe, just maybe, Kayvon can get us to forget about CB Janoris Jenkins.
Sean Mannion picked off by Michael Jordan on a long pass down the right sideline to close a 2 minute drill at the end of practice.— Downtown Rams (@DowntownRams) August 8, 2017
CB Mike Jordan has also had a quietly solid camp as it seems. An UDFA last year, Jordan actually got to play a solid amount of meaningful snaps with so many CB injuries, and though he wasn’t great, there were moments that showed you promise.
Not too much new on this front, you know, outside of a pathetic showing at the Chargers-Rams practice by Chargers “fans”. The next joint practice comes Wednesday, hopefully with the Rams having this practice, the showing can be flooded - showing the Chargers who really runs the city.
We got some more general news too:
Though Thomas is suspended for first 4 games, he can still be an active participant in preseason practices and games.— Myles Simmons (@MylesASimmons) August 7, 2017
Also worth noting, because Marquez is waived/injured, should he clear waivers he could be placed on Rams' IR.— Myles Simmons (@MylesASimmons) August 7, 2017
Sounds like some movements have been made on the roster, more specifically at the WR position.