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Random Ramsdom 8/14: McVay Gets Mic’d up and Surprised by Aaron Donald Contract Rumors

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RamsCamp mic’d up with Coach McVay! | LA Rams Twitter

McBae. That man is something else. Check out this video from today when the Rams had him Mic’d up for practice.

Sean Mcvay: Aaron Donald Reports Are “news to us” | PFT

A rash of reports emerged on Monday that the Rams and defensive tackle Aaron Donald are finally close to a new deal. Coach Sean McVay pushed back on the sudden momentum.

Rams’ Late Signing of Ryan Davis Could Be Answer at OLB | Fox Sports

The Los Angeles Rams made a series of high-profile defensive acquisitions during the offseason. Defensive end Ryan Davis was not one of them.

Davis signed a one-year contract two days before training camp started, an addition that could prove to be just as significant as signing defensive lineman Ndamukong Suh and trading for cornerbacks Aqib Talib and Marcus Peters.

Sam Shields ‘was Kind of Nervous’ to Play His First Game in Two Years | Rams Wire

It’s been a long road back to professional football for Los Angeles Rams cornerback Sam Shields. A Pro Bowler in 2014 as a member of the Packers, Shields’ career quickly fell apart due to suffering repeated concussions. His most recent one, in Week 1 of the 2016 season, was the fourth of his NFL career. He hasn’t played in a regular season game since, and his appearance in the Rams’ preseason opener was his first time seeing live action since then.

Rams Coach Sean Mcvay Prepares to Face Mentor Jon Gruden When Raiders Come to Town | OC Register

The Sean McVay Mentor Tour is making another stop at the Coliseum this weekend.

This time, it’s Jon Gruden, the coach who gave McVay his first job, 10 years ago in Tampa Bay. Now, what a reversal. McVay is the reigning NFL coach of the year and Gruden, after a decade in broadcasting, is back on the sideline with the Oakland Raiders, who visit the Rams for Saturday’s preseason game

Rams Safety Lamarcus Joyner Isn’t Bitter About Franchise Tag | LA Times

The situation never appeared to outwardly concern Lamarcus Joyner.

Throughout the 2017 season, his first playing safety full-time for the Rams but the last one of his rookie contract, he indicated that he was not worried that he and the team had not agreed to an extension. The situation would take care of itself, he said.

Sean Mcvay Should Not Rest His Key Players All Preseason | Ramblin’ Fan

It’s hard to imagine that there is an absolute right or wrong answer to the dilemma Los Angeles Rams head coach Sean McVay is contemplating these days. It’s also not one that is exclusive to him. But it is an interesting if not complicated one.

Should McVay rest his starters for all four preseason games?

Sean Mcvay Calls Michael Brockers ‘one of the More Underrated Players’ in NFL | Rams Wire

Aaron Donald, Ndamukong Suh, Marcus Peters, Aqib Talib, Lamarcus Joyner.

Those are just some of the big names on the Los Angeles Rams’ star-studded defense heading into the 2018 season. It’s a unit littered with All-Pro talent and could very well be the best defense in all of football by season’s end.