St. Louis Rams
Good morning. Here are your daily news links as we slowly start getting into football mode for the preseason. You’ll find some oldies but goodies (Oh look, the Rams have concerns to the usual suspects and positions.) and a nice recap of Monday’s practice.
There’s also information regarding a tweetup today after the links so make sure you check that out.
As usual, Alexander is battling - Danario Alexander is the best and worst kind of story at any NFL training camp. The Rams wide receiver is the guy with the irresistible tale that everyone wants to root for because you know what he’s gone through to get here. But it’s also the star-crossed story that ultimately breaks your heart because pro football’s cruel and impatient nature has no time to wait on the happy ending we all want for the former Mizzou star. ”He obviously has some talent,” coach Jeff Fisher said. “But we just have to keep him out there.” Read more at St. Louis Post-Dispatch >>>>
St. Louis Rams Training Camp: Recap of Monday’s Practice - The St. Louis Rams returned to the practice field on Monday after a day off. The team held its annual scrimmage on Saturday, billing it as “Fan Fest” and holding the event at the Edward Jones Dome for the first time in the franchise’s 18-year stay in St. Louis. Held out of Saturday’s glorified practice were center Scott Wells, offensive tackles Ryan McKee and Rodger Saffold, rookie fullback Todd Anderson, tight ends Lance Kendricks and Deangelo Peterson, and running back Daryl Richardson. All but Wells practiced on Monday. The only other player not to participate was defensive tackle Trevor Laws. Read more at Bleacherreport.com >>>>
Rams’ defensive backfield getting healthier - The Rams were getting so low on cornerbacks for a while during training camp that coach Jeff Fisher cut out a period in practice. ”We were a little nervous last week towards the end,” Fisher said. But as expected, three cornerbacks and four defensive backs total returned to the field Monday as the Rams got back to work following a day off Sunday. Cornerbacks Josh Gordy, Jerome Murphy and Kendric Burney returned, as did safety Darian Stewart. They all took part in 11-on-11 work during Monday afternoon’s practice at Rams Park after being sidelined a few days last week mainly because of general leg soreness and tight hamstrings. Read more at St. Louis Post-Dispatch >>>>
On an event note, if you’re in town please make sure you come out to Rams Camp today. Practice is open to the public and starts at 3:30 p.m. at the ContinuityX Training Center in Earth City. Afterwards, the guys from Turf Show Times is hosting a tweetup with special guests Rams “President” Kevin Demoff and Rams General Manager Les Snead. If we’re lucky @LesSneadHair may make an appearance, too. Okay, he probably won’t but hey, a girl can dream.