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Random Ramsdom 7/11: Training camp primers for the NFC West with key issues and rising stars

How are things looking for the LA Rams and their divisional foes as we approach training camp?

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McVay beautifully orchestrates Rams’ offensive turnaround | Pro Football Focus

It’s not hyperbole to say that the Los Angeles Rams‘ offensive turnaround in 2017 was the single biggest in league history. They more than doubled their point total from 2016 going from 14.0 point per game that year (dead last in the league) to 29.9 this past season (most in the league). It was a miraculous change of fortune for a franchise that had been mired in mediocrity during the Jeff Fisher era.

Goff says he struggled to find an edge as a rookie | Pro Football Talk

Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff made enormous strides during his second year in the NFL. He made it to the Pro Bowl as an alternate after passing for 3,804 yards with 28 touchdowns with just seven interceptions as the Rams made the postseason for the first time since 2004.

Barwin says he’s got offers, but is only going to a contender | Pro Football Talk

Training camp is starting soon and linebacker Connor Barwin remains a free agent. During an appearance on Sirius XM NFL Radio on Tuesday, Barwin suggested that there are offers on the table that could change that status before camps open around the league. Barwin added that he’s looking for something specific from a team looking to add him to their roster.

NFC West training camp preview: Key issues, players to watch | NFL Network

Training camp is quickly approaching, which means it’s time to preview the most exciting part of the summer. With camps opening later this month, Jeremy Bergman, Herbie Teope, Nick Shook and Marc Sessler are examining the key issues for each team in this division-by-division series. Here’s the NFC West camp primer.

Rams receivers celebrate big week | Rams’ official site

While fans are hoping to see the receiving trio of Cooper Kupp, Robert Woods and Brandin Cooks do a lot of celebrating in-season, the three wideouts did some celebrating this past week as offseason dwindles down.

Who is the NFC West’s rising star? | ESPN

The 49ers made a splash last season, landing QB Jimmy Garoppolo in a trade from the Patriots. In a division with young talent, is his star destined to be the brightest? Our NFC West reporters break it down.

Holding off on Joyner’s extension may be the best option | Ramblin Fan

As great as it would be to lock Lamarcus Joyner up for the long run, the Los Angeles Rams may be better holding off.

Rams biggest competition isn’t who you think it is | LA Sports Hub

The Los Angeles Rams enter the 2018-2019 season as the favorites to win the NFC West. LA’s biggest competition next season will surprise many.

Saffold embraces being longest tenured Rams | Rams’ official site

Left guard Rodger Saffold is now the longest tenured Ram, having been with the club since he was drafted in the second round back in 2010. And he experienced a winning season in 2017 for the first time.

Five teams that could take a step back in 2018 | CBS Sports

The NFL features far more parity than any other professional sports league. There will be roughly five new playoffs teams in the NFL, all with a shot at the Lombardi Trophy, whereas the NBA features maybe five teams total who can win the championship.