Matthew Stafford took snaps Monday through the Rams’ to start with day of structured team exercise routines, but the Super Bowl-winner quarterback may possibly not throw a move in drills till schooling camp in July.
Stafford, 34, verified that just after the Tremendous Bowl, he obtained an injection in his suitable elbow for an concern he dealt with during the year.
He was questioned no matter whether he would toss passes during OTAs and minicamp or hold out until finally instruction camp.
“Don’t know nonetheless,” he mentioned. “Still operating on it.”
Mentioned Rams coach Sean McVay: “The intention, and the believed procedure, was he’ll start off to ramp that up when we get closer to instruction camp.”
Star defensive lineman Aaron Donald — who celebrated his 31st birthday Monday — and standout cornerback Jalen Ramsey had been among gamers who did not show up at the exercise, which is portion of the NFL’s voluntary exercise routine program.
Observations from the Rams’ exercise session:
New amount for Cam Akers: Managing again Cam Akers donned a No. 3 jersey in a functioning back again group that incorporated next-calendar year pro Jake Funk, rookie Kyren Williams and Raymond Calais. Williams appeared self-assured in drills.
Darrell Henderson did not take part for the reason that of what McVay explained as an harm from previous year that flared up final 7 days.
In advance of final time, Akers needed to switch his jersey from No. 23 to No. 3, but that reportedly would have value of him hundreds of thousands of dollars to acquire the existing inventory of his jersey as stipulated by the NFL.
So, Akers set his sights on earning the price tag-free alter in 2022.
Broad receiver Odell Beckham Jr. wore No. 3 very last season right after signing with the Rams at midseason. Beckham is a free agent.
Robinson and Wagner fit: Wide receiver Allen Robinson seemed relaxed managing routes during unique and total-group drills and though catching passes from backup quarterbacks John Wolford and Bryce Perkins.
Receivers Van Jefferson and Jacob Harris, who are rehabilitating soon after knee surgeries, did not participate.
Bobby Wagner commanded the defense from his inside linebacker place, providing instruction to —and also having it from — next-year pro Ernest Jones, who has switched from No. 50 to No. 53.
Tutu Atwell techniques up: It was only a seven-on-7 drill, but the 5-foot-9, 165-pound wide receiver designed two rough catches — a single sliding on his knees and another in website traffic — which brought on-field praise from McVay.
Atwell, a 2nd-round draft decide in 2021, struggled as a rookie and experienced a season-ending shoulder personal injury from the Houston Texans in Oct. But he has been shadowing Cooper Kupp this offseason and could manner a function in the offense.
Play of the day: 2nd-year cornerback Robert Rochell intercepted a go during a seven-on-7 drill and ran to the end zone to the delight of teammates on protection.
Past period, Rochell endured a rib harm that prevented him from taking part in in latter element of the time and the playoffs.
Center of the line: Coleman Shelton acquired do the job at centre, Tremayne Anchrum at correct guard.
The job for third-round draft choose Logan Bruss is envisioned to develop as exercise routines development. Bruss was drafted as a prospective substitution for Austin Corbett, who signed with the Carolina Panthers.
Observation time: McVay has explained he was on the lookout forward to learning from and sharing thoughts with new USC coach Lincoln Riley.
On Monday, he entertained a previous Trojans coach.
Steve Sarkisian, making ready for his 2nd period as head coach at Texas, attended the exercise.
And many others. The Rams finalized dates and instances for their 3 preseason game titles. They play the Chargers at SoFi Stadium on Saturday, Aug. 13, at 7 p.m. On Friday, Aug. 19, they enjoy host to the Texans at 7 p.m. The Rams engage in on the street towards the Cincinnati Bengals on Saturday, Aug. 27, at 3 p.m. PDT. The Rams are scheduled to observe with the Bengals in Cincinnati in the times main up to the activity. … McVay and his fiancee, Veronika Khomyn, in partnership with Campbell’s Chunky, made a $50,000 donation to the American Purple Cross in guidance of Ukraine, the Rams declared. Khomyn is from Ukraine and has relatives in the war-torn country.