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2018 Los Angeles Rams training camp: July 29 practice recap

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The first day of pads brought some injury scares with the team traveling to Baltimore in a week.

Pads!

PADS!

Injuries

So OL Jeremiah Kolone came off the Non-Football Injury list leaving just three off the Los Angeles Rams camp-ready roster:

Physically Unable To Perform (PUP) List - Active
  • DE Dominique Easley
  • EDGE Ogbonnia Okoronkwo
Did Not Report (DNR) List - Reserve
  • DL Aaron Donald

We did get a pair of scares though. C John Sullivan left with trainers looking at his arm, though Head Coach Sean McVay said he didn’t think it was serious after practice:

And it sounds like DL Ndamukong Suh might have had a minor hand issue:

Offense

QB Brandon Allen filled in for QB Sean Mannion as QB2 who was out to welcome a child into the world (congrats, Sean!).

WR Cooper Kupp had a nice day. Should be interesting to see his second year performance and if he can improve on 2017 given just how solid his rookie year was.

And I found this one interesting:

So of the three offensive linemen from the Rams’ draft class from the 2018 NFL Draft, you’ve got OL Joseph Noteboom inside at right guard, OL Jamil Demby kicking out to right tackle and C Brian Allen jumped by OL Austin Blythe. This hardly cements this group as the second string of the offensive line, but I find it interesting nonetheless. Perhaps Offensive Line Coach and Run Game Coordinator Aaron Kromer is trying to instill some position versatility at this point.

At some point though, we’re gonna have to start locking things down. The Rams have just six practices left before the preseason opener against the Baltimore Ravens on Thursday, August 9.

Defense

CB Troy Hill picked off QB Brandon Allen in a goalline drill which, combined with his stellar finish to 2017, had some singing praises. And CB Sam Shields doesn’t look like he’s been out of football for as long as he has:

Not sure how many snaps are going to be there if the group stays healthy assuming Shields remains behind Hill on the depth chart, but we’ll see.

And shout out to the man, RB Todd Gurley, for showing the fans some love: