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2019 Los Angeles Rams training camp: August 4 practice recap

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That’ll do it.

Los Angeles Rams QB Jared Goff signs autographs for fans after the final practice of training camp, Aug. 4, 2019.
Los Angeles Rams QB Jared Goff signs autographs for fans after the final practice of training camp, Aug. 4, 2019.

The Los Angeles Rams wrapped up training camp today after just seven practices at UC Irvine.

It was a curtailed effort this year with one joint practice with the Los Angeles Chargers at their training camp home at the Jack Hammett Sports Complex in Costa Mesa, two joint practices with the Oakland Raiders at their training camp home in Napa, and a week’s worth of work in Honolulu with the Dallas Cowboys.

While the Rams won’t be short on the opportunity to get work in as we build toward the preseason and ultimately toward Week 1 of the regular season, it does mean fewer opportunities for fans to see that work in person.

Here’s hoping that’s a bit of a one off and we get more chances for fans to see our Rams up close next year in camp.

Injuries

No details, but Rams Head Coach Sean McVay did acknowledge that EDGE Ogbonnia Okoronkwo (roster preview) has been “banged up.”

The Rams are off the field until Wednesday, so here’s hoping whatever he’s ailing from heals up.

The preseason kicks off in less than a week, and Obo is going to need reps having missed all of last year.

Offense

McVay was still smarting a bit from the offense’s lackluster opening yesterday in the joint practice against the Chargers, but he seemed more comfortable where things headed since. Today’s walkthrough was always going to be light, so no real opportunity to excel.

At this point, it’s about gearing up for Week 1 of the preseason.

And it’s worth noting that when asked about which rookies were standing out, McVay name-dropped OT David Edwards (roster preview). Given that he was the third offensive pick for the Rams coming in the fifth round of the 2019 NFL Draft, it was an interesting choice.

Defense

If Edwards’ inclusion among notable rookies was surprising, McVay’s mention of S Taylor Rapp (roster preview) and CB David Long, Jr. (roster preview), likely was not.

It will be interesting to see how the recent battles between ILB Micah Kiser/ILB Bryce Hager and DT Sebastian Joseph-Day/NT Greg Gaines develop over the next week as they get ready for the preseason opener next Saturday.