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Bortles will lead Rams’ backups against Raiders | LA Times

Rams starters will not play in the preseason opener Saturday against the Oakland Raiders, but the Rams will not lack experience at quarterback. Blake Bortles, who led the Jacksonville Jaguars to the AFC championship game in 2017, is expected to start.

Bortles ready for his preseason opportunity | Pro Football Talk

Jared Goff won’t play in the Rams’ preseason opener Saturday. Blake Bortles will.

Aaron Donald involved in fight at Raiders-Rams joint practice; Marcus Peters gives obscene gesture to Oakland fans | CBS Sports

Punches were thrown at the combined practice between the Raiders and Rams, with Rams head coach Sean McVay stepping in

6 things to watch in the remainder of preseason Week 1 | NFL Network

Three games are set to be played Saturday, including one that will be broadcast live on NFL Network. Here’s what we’re looking forward to

Rams-Raiders: 6 things to watch in preseason Week 1 | Rams Wire

The preseason for the Los Angeles Rams will be reserved for unproven players competing for starting jobs and roster spots. None of the biggest stars are expected to suit up for an exhibition game this summer, certainly not on Saturday against the Raiders.

Fowler Jr.’s monster day at training camp shows 2019 hype is real | Ramblin Fan

Dante Fowler Jr. put together a stellar performance for the Los Angeles Rams on Thursday during the team’s second day of joint practices with the Oakland Raiders.

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Passing out of heavy sets provides competitive advantage for NFL offenses | PFF

Offensive success in the NFL is all about exploiting defensive inefficiencies by creating favorable matchups and situations given your offensive personnel.

Three takeaways from the Raiders’ joint practice with the Rams | The Mercury News

In the end, it’s hard for opinions to not bubble up off of intrasquad snaps, but then you become anchored to those generally ignorant, even as actual, intersquad, NFL competition proves you wrong.

Rams launch Pick ‘Em, a free-to-play real-time predictions experience | Rams’ official site

New this season, the Los Angeles Rams are introducing Rams Pick’em—a free-to-play, mobile-web game that engages fans with real-time predictions as the action unfolds on the field.

Who makes each of the 32 NFL teams go? | NFL Network

Former NFL player and scout Bucky Brooks knows the ins and outs of this league, providing keen insight in his notebook. This edition examines Kyler Murray’s first preseason showing in Kliff Kingsbury’s offense, but first, a look at which particular player makes each of the league’s 32 teams go.

Which NFL team boasts the best secondary? | NFL Network

The days of Seattle’s “Legion of Boom” and Denver’s “No Fly Zone” are gone. Neither team -- whose feared secondaries have both disintegrated in recent years -- was in Pro Football Focus’ top 10 secondaries ranking at the end of 2018. The top three spots on that list went to the Chicago Bears, New England Patriots and Los Angeles Chargers. But that’s all in the past.

With the NFL Kickoff Game just weeks away, we have one simple question: Which team boasts the best secondary heading into the 2019 season?