– The quick two-day diversion from the NFL Draft came and went Wednesday afternoon as coach Jeff Fisher and Co. went through a quick hour and 15-minute workout at Rams Park.
– The goal of the two day stint wasn’t to reinvent the wheel, rather, Fisher and Co. worked to introduce some basic concepts in all three phases and get their players running around a little bit.
– For the most part, the 60 Rams in attendance got the chance to do that. On Wednesday, QB Kellen Clemens joined the mix though S Darian Stewart was unable to get back to work from taking an exam.
– There were a few Rams a bit limited as they return from injuries, as well. CB Bradley Fletcher, TE Mike Hoomanawanui and LT Rodger Saffold weren’t quite able to go at full speed but all three did at least a little bit in the past two days and seem to be progressing toward full strength.
– Fisher confirmed Wednesday that as it stands, Saffold will continue to work on the left side with Jason Smith on the right. For now, the open left guard job is being filled by a combination of Robert Turner and Bryan Mattison. Quinn Ojinnaka has been considered as well. Not that any of that means much of anything this early in the game. Much more will be known following the final veteran minicamp in June when the Rams have a full roster.
– Now, though, it’s back to grinding the tape and evaluating the draft prospects for Fisher and his staff and GM Les Snead. Fisher said the Rams are still ranking players by position. When that’s done, he and Snead and some position coaches will do some traveling and hit some private workouts to help break some ties and finalize the final draft board which will come early next week.
– I’ll have a feature on Jason Smith and some news and notes including a bit about Danny Amendola’s recovery on the front page here soon. After that, the plan is to continue draft preparation and previews through next week’s draft. When that’s through, I’ll have some leftovers from this minicamp to get to. Thanks for reading.
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