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2019 Los Angeles Rams training camp: August 3 practice recap

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Some good work on the field today as the Rams have just one training camp practice remaining.

The Los Angeles Rams warm up for a training camp practice with the Los Angeles Chargers, Aug. 3, 2019.
The Los Angeles Rams warm up for a training camp practice with the Los Angeles Chargers, Aug. 3, 2019.
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The Los Angeles Rams credentialed us for this practice so we were able to get our own Skye Sverdlin (@Skyeattolah) and Eddie Perez (@iAmEddieP_) on-site to cover training camp today as media. I hope it serves as an opening to cover the team more from the fans’ perspective with the access provided media.

Our two guys got a ton covered from the field today that helped show where the Rams are at with just one more camp practice remaining tomorrow.

Injuries

I’m writing this right as practice is ending, so Head Coach Sean McVay hasn’t talked to the media yet. So no update on the two players who didn’t dress today in DL John Franklin-Myers (roster preview) and EDGE Ogbonnia Okoronkwo (roster preview), but whatever’s keeping Obo off the field needs to end soon. For someone who missed all of the camp/preseason last year after breaking his foot and then missing the entire 2018 regular season, he sorely needed to show out in this year’s camp/preseason. That he’s not on the field yet again is a troublesome sign whatever the reason.

Offense

Tons on the line today:

Elsewhere:

Defense

This one on LB Bryce Hager made some waves:

Special Teams

One of the things I’ve been wondering throughout camp is if anyone was going to get some love from Special Teams Coordinator John Fassel as a potential challenger for KR/PR JoJo Natson (roster preview). While his quickness lends itself to a return role, his production last year wasn’t superb for what has historically been a superb return unit. Also, his size limits him to return duties only. So instead of having a returner that could offer skills somewhere else on the depth chart as former Rams returners have like Benny Cunningham, Tavon Austin, Pharoh Cooper and Blake Countess, Natson would be taking up a spot on the 53-man roster without offering any other capabilities. So to hear he had a day like this at least firms up his chances of sticking around this year:


The Rams close out training camp tomorrow with one final practice. After tomorrow, the Rams head up north to get in two joint practices with the Oakland Raiders at their training camp hub in Napa, California, on Wednesday and Thursday ahead of the preseason opener against the Raiders. With the game on Saturday, no word on if the standard Wednesday-Thursday-Friday practices are getting pushed back a day which would mean a Tuesday session.

So as it stands, we wrap camp tomorrow. We get the joint practices with the Raiders on Wednesday and Thursday and then the game meaning we’re going to see plenty of the Rams on Hard Knocks with the Raiders in front of the cameras this year.

A week from today, the preseason starts.

Get ready.