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Random Ramsdom 9/8: Barron’s status, AD99’s snap count, and keys to victory

It’s not sounding good for the Rams’ starting ILB for Monday night. Aaron Donald however...

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Injury report 9/7: Barron remains out of practice | Rams’ official site

Inside linebacker Mark Barron did not practice on Friday, and has now missed the first two days of the official practice week for the season-opening matchup with Oakland.

Rams at Raiders injury report: Marshawn Lynch limited again | NBC Sports

The Raiders are a healthy crew heading into Monday’s regular-season opener against the L.A. Rams.

McVay readies for year two with higher expectations | Rams’ official site

In stark contrast to his credo of “We not Me,” the next 700 words are all about McVay, his least favorite topic. When the conversation focuses on him, he prefers to change the subject. Perhaps the most illustrative example is his 2017 NFL Coach of the Year acceptance speech from February.

Donald will have no limitation on snap count | Pro Football Talk

Aaron Donald will have only six practices under his belt when he takes the field Monday night, but coach Sean McVay declared the defensive tackle “ready to go.”

Donald picking up practice right where he left off | Rams’ official site

If you’ve spent much time on social media anytime over the past few months, you’ve probably seen Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald working out. Maybe you’ve seen him training with (fake) knives. Maybe you’ve seen him pulling a weighted sled. Maybe you’ve seen him practicing agility drills with a ladder.

(WATCH) Keys to victory: Rams at Raiders | Rams’ official site

Sarina Morales and Myles Simmons break down what it’ll take for the Los Angeles Rams to come out on top in their season opener against the Raiders in Oakland on Monday Night Football.

Rams LB Wilson could see plenty of snaps with Barron on the mend | LA Times

During the offseason, between the high-profile trades for star cornerbacks Marcus Peters and Aqib Talib and the signing of star defensive lineman Ndamukong Suh, the Rams quietly signed inside linebacker Ramik Wilson.

Rams vs. Raiders Odds, Analysis, NFL Betting Pick | Bleacher Report

The Los Angeles Rams jumped from four victories in 2016 to 11 last year. The Oakland Raiders, on the other hand, fell from 12 wins in 2016 to just six last year. Which way should the smart money go when these California rivals hook up Monday night at the Oakland Coliseum?

Three bold predictions for Rams vs. Raiders in Week 1 | Ramblin Fan

Week 1 for the Los Angeles Rams has a road trip up the coast for a game against the Oakland Raiders. Here are three bold predictions for the Rams.

Rams at Raiders: Three matchups to watch | Just Blog Baby

The Raiders open their 2018 season by welcoming the Rams to the Oakland Coliseum. In what is expected to be a tough game, here are three matchups to watch for on Monday evening.

Four Rams under the most pressure in 2018 | Rams Wire

Things change so fast in professional football, a player can go from being a star to being out of a job in the blink of an eye.

Those who worked close with Gruden and McVay see resemblance | LA Times

Rams coach Sean McVay and Oakland Raiders coach Jon Gruden share professional lineage, insane work ethic and near identical facial expressions.

Goff returns to Bay Area, this time as Super Bowl favorite | ESPN

For Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff, the first game of his professional career sometimes seems like a distant memory.

Five things to know about the Raiders’ Week 1 opponent | Las Vegas Review Journal

Here are five things you need to know about the Rams in Week 1

PFF’s 2018 all-veteran team | Pro Football Focus

Here is PFF’s All-Veteran Team, composed of players that entered the league prior to the 2010 season.

Previews for every matchup in Week 1 | Pro Football Focus

PFF’s Press Pass for Week 1 takes you deeper into the intriguing matchups for every game during the first week of the regular season. Building on our features from the preseason, here are the budding storylines for all 16 games on the slate this week.


College Ball today

  • UCLA at (6) Oklahoma, 1pm ET
  • (3) Georgia at (24) South Carolina, 3:30pm ET
  • (2) Clemson at Texas A&M, 7pm ET
  • (13) Penn State at Pittsburgh, 8pm ET
  • (17) USC at (10) Standford, 8:30pm ET

R.I.P. Mac Miller

Gone at 26. Consider this your explicit language warning, boys and girls.