Practice begins at 2:00pm PT
Autographs: Linebackers, Special Teams
2019 training camp previews
- Countdown to Camp #5: Final shot for some Rams
- Countdown to Camp #5 Question: Who will be missed the most?
- Countdown to Camp #4: Rams continue to land star veterans
- Countdown to Camp #4 Question: Which star vet will have the most impact?
- Countdown to Camp #3: Out with the old, in with the new
- Countdown to Camp #3 Question: Which rookie will have the most impact?
- Countdown to Camp #2: Gurley’s knee
- Countdown to Camp #2 Question: Will Gurley have more or less than 200 carries?
- Countdown to Camp #1: Super Bowl hangover?
- Countdown to Camp #1 Question: How many losses would constitute a Super Bowl hangover?
The Los Angeles Rams are setting up for another joint practice with the Los Angeles Chargers today before closing training camp with the final practice tomorrow. Today’s Family Day, so hopefully we don’t get into any big fights in front of the kids.
WON’T SOMEBODY THINK OF THE CHILDREN?!!??!
There was some concern when LB Dakota Allen and EDGE Ogbonnia Okoronkwo missed practice on Thursday plus WR Brandin Cooks’ hamstring tightening up, but Rams Head Coach Sean McVay said yesterday that everything’s good to go when asked if we were dealing with any injuries:
There’s really not. I think, more than anything, it’s more preventative maintenance. (WR) Brandin (Cooks) is feeling good. He didn’t do anything, he just kind of felt a little tightness in his hamstring. We expect him to be good to go tomorrow. (WR) Cooper (Kupp) is going to be able to practice. I think more than anything, we wanted to be able to see what that practice setting looked like, what was the tempo and was it something that we felt good about putting him in that atmosphere, because you forget that was only our fifth practice. He’s looked outstanding, but you’re still coming off a major injury. We’ve been relatively healthy so far and again, it’s a credit to our players, our training staff and we’re hopeful to keep it that way.
Could be good to see the offensive line get in some work against a very strong front four from the Chargers. Should be interesting to see how the Chargers use DT Jerry Tillery, their first-round rookie with the 28th overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, and how the Rams’ young and inexperienced interior trio of LG Joseph Noteboom, C Brian Allen and RG Austin Blythe deal with him.
Tons to be gleaned here today. The usage of LB Clay Matthews. The impact of ILB Micah Kiser. Rotation on the defensive line including at the nose where Defensive Coordinator Wade Phillips confirmed that DT Sebastian Joseph-Day is “seeing the opportunity and has seized it.” Rotation in the secondary to see how much work rookies CB David Long, Jr., and S Taylor Rapp get with the 1s.