The LA Rams first in-person meeting is taking place on Monday in Thousand Oaks, using a large open air tent as their facilities, per Jourdan Rodrigue of The Athletic. Rams players began to file in last week for check-ins and coronavirus testing and three negative results were required prior to anybody proceeding to this phase.
The first episode of Hard Knocks featuring the Ram and Chargers is set to debut one week from Tuesday on HBO and that will provide us with a closer look at how these last seven-plus days have gone for the organization in terms of dealing with COVID-19 safety and preparation for the upcoming NFL season.
Two players were placed on the COVID/reserve list last week, Terrell Lewis and undrafted rookie free agent Michael Hoecht, with the latter being activated from the list on Sunday. Lewis, a third round pick out of Alabama, remained on the reserve list as of Sunday evening. A third player, offensive lineman Chandler Brewer, opted out for the 2020 season.
Brewer was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma in 2018 while in school at Middle Tennessee State. By having a pre-existing condition, Brewer should receive a $350,000 stipend for the 2020 season if he qualifies in the High-Risk category and his contract will not be impacted.
Finally, Sean McVay noted to the media that the Rams are as healthy as they could have hoped, with no players being played on the PUP list. This includes John Johnson, Rob Havenstein, Brian Allen, and Joseph Noteboom, all of whom appear ready for camp.
Should more Rams training camp news hit the wire on Monday, we’ll update it here.