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Random Ramsdom, 8/3: Papa Wade likes how the new pieces of the defense are fitting in

LA Rams headlines for Saturday, August 3rd

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Phillips likes how new pieces fit in Rams’ defense | LA Times

The Rams have not lost any players because of injury during the first week of camp, but they are replacing three starters from a defense that experienced highs and lows last season before playing well in the Rams’ 13-3 Super Bowl loss to the New England Patriots.

Steven Jackson’s one-day contract triggers drug test | Pro Football Talk

NFL players who sign a one-day retirement contract may also endure the one-minute (or longer if shy bladder kicks in) indignity of urinating in front of a grown man.

Rams try to hold serve against Seahawks, 49ers in NFC West | Sporting News

The Rams, winners of the division in each of the last two seasons, remain loaded in the wake of their Super Bowl run. And at the risk of being overly simplistic, as long as the Seahawks have Russell Wilson making plays at a Pro-Bowl level, Seattle will remain a contender.

McVay, Rams are flipping the script on the preseason | Rams Wire

Sean McVay is a unique coach in a lot of ways. Not only was he hired by the Rams as the youngest head coach in NFL history (and is still the youngest in the league right now), but his offensive philosophy is also groundbreaking, relying so heavily on 11 personnel with pre-snap motion and deception.

Matthews: Rams are “using me exactly how I feel I should be used | Rams Wire

The connection between Clay Matthews and the Los Angeles Rams was obvious immediately after he was released by the Packers. Being a veteran who wanted to play for a contender, and someone who spent the majority of his life in Southern California, Matthews saw an obvious fit with the Rams.

Versatility on Rams’ D-line will be huge asset in 2019 | Rams Wire

Lesser-known players such as Sebastian Joseph-Day and Greg Gaines are in line to replace Ndamukong Suh, sliding in between Aaron Donald and Michael Brockers. They’re both more of a true nose tackle than Suh, but they also bring some versatility, as does the rest of the Rams defensive line.

Henderson impressing during training camp | With the First Pick

Former Memphis RB Darrell Henderson has already started to show flashes of his potential in the Los Angeles Rams training camp.

Where does Goff rank among top NFL quarterbacks? | Clutch Points

In 2018, Goff set a career high in passing yards and touchdowns. He finished the season with 4,688 yards and 32 touchdowns. The Rams have gone 24-8 in two seasons with McVay and Goff together. This brings up the question: Where does Goff rank among current NFL quarterbacks?

Titans ideal trade targets for the Rams | Titan Sized

With training camp in full swing and the Tennessee Titans starters and needs becoming a little more clear, what could the Los Angeles Rams have to offer.