- The Rams wrapped up Friday’s practice in front of a solid crowd in attendance at ContinuityX Training Center for “Family Night.” And the families in attendance were treated to the coolest temperatures and nicest weather of the two weeks of this camp so far.
– As for the practice, the Rams essentially went through a workout tailored to the players that will see the most practice time in Sunday’s preseason opener at Indianapolis. The starters got some time early but most of the reps went to the backups such as QB Austin Davis.
– The offensive line had a similar look to what it’s been most of the week. Barry Richardson got more work at right tackle. It remains to be seen who will get the start in the game but expect to see both he and Jason Smith worked in.
– Coach Jeff Fisher said there will be a lot of rotating early in the game as he wants to get a look at a number of players on the so called first units.
– RB Steven Jackson probably will be the most limited as the Rams try to keep him fresh.
– As Fisher said yesterday, Bradford and the first offense will probably come in somewhere between 12 and 20 plays depending on how things go. With that said, if the offense punches it in on the first drive in, say, eight plays, don’t be shocked if they call it a day and build off of that.
– Fisher indicated Friday night the team is relatively healthy heading into the game. It’s unknown whether guys like LT Rodger Saffold or WR Brandon Gibson, both of whom are battling soft tissue injuries, will play. They’ll likely be evaluated up until Sunday and decisions will be made then.
– CB Kendric Burney had a nice interception to kill a two-minute drive late in practice.
– The rest of the work was focused mostly on red zone and resembled closely an in season Friday practice.
– That’s going to do it for today. The Rams and the Colts kick it off on Sunday at 12:30 from Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. The game is televised locally on KTVI-Channel 2 and can be seen most places nationally on NFL Network if you aren’t listed on our preseason television network. See the blog from last week for a full list of those affiliates. Thanks for reading.
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