NFL Network’s Mike Garofolo was in attendance to cover things for the national audience:
The @RamsNFL made a few big-time additions in the offseason...and they're fitting in well.— NFL Network (@nflnetwork) August 2, 2018
Also, HC Shaun McVay talks with his new CBs about hip-hop artists.
: @NFLTotalAccess pic.twitter.com/sKmPpFRh7p
Pretty sure that not knowing “hip-hop artists” was holding other coaches back, but whatever. It’s August 1. Let’s get silly.
The news of note today was EDGE Matt Longacre leaving early:
Matt Longacre left practice early today, McVay said. Not sure what the issue is yet, he said. Longacre has been coming back from back issues.— Rich Hammond (@Rich_Hammond) August 2, 2018
Nothing substantive of note, but I did think this piece at the OC Register from Rich Hammond was worth noting for parsing the options to replace RG Jamon Brown during his early season two-game suspension. It seems to perhaps boil down to third-year pro OL Austin Blythe and rookie OL Joseph Noteboom. Still, it’s worth noting now for this passage:
It doesn’t appear that the Rams are close to naming Brown’s short-term replacement. In practices that have been open to the public, Brown has continued to take all the first-team repetitions.
That Brown has been the mainstay in those reps only suggests that whomever might take a few snaps the closer we near the regular season might be assumed to be the two-game replacement.
Here’s QB Jared Goff:
And here’s WR Robert Woods and WR Cooper Kupp:
There is absolutely nothing warranting your attention more regarding the Rams defense today in camp than CB Aqib Talib’s son running sprints after Dad:
...and Special Teams!
For the second time in camp, I had to include teams in the training camp recap and today it’s for the return of K Greg Zuerlein aka Legatron aka Young GZ aka Greg the Leg aka Mr. Automatic: