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Rams’ Matthew Stafford had elbow injection on throwing arm



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Matthew Stafford took snaps Monday in the course of the Rams’ first day of organized workforce exercise exercises, however the Tremendous Bowl-champion quarterback may not throw a go in drills till coaching camp in July.

Stafford, 34, confirmed that after the Tremendous Bowl, he obtained an injection in his proper elbow for a difficulty he handled all through the season.

He was requested whether or not he would throw passes throughout OTAs and minicamp or wait till coaching camp.

“Don’t know but,” he mentioned. “Nonetheless engaged on it.”

Stated Rams coach Sean McVay: “The purpose, and the thought course of, was he’ll begin to ramp that up after we get nearer to coaching camp.”

Star defensive lineman Aaron Donald — who celebrated his thirty first birthday Monday — and standout cornerback Jalen Ramsey have been amongst gamers who didn’t attend the follow, which is a part of the NFL’s voluntary exercise program.

Observations from the Rams’ exercise:

New quantity for Cam Akers: Operating again Cam Akers donned a No. 3 jersey in a working again group that included second-year professional Jake Funk, rookie Kyren Williams and Raymond Calais. Williams appeared assured in drills.

Darrell Henderson didn’t take part due to what McVay described as an damage from final season that flared up final week.

Earlier than final season, Akers needed to change his jersey from No. 23 to No. 3, however that reportedly would have value of him tons of of 1000’s of {dollars} to purchase the prevailing stock of his jersey as stipulated by the NFL.

 Rams running back Cam Akers runs during practice Monday.

Rams working again Cam Akers modified from No. 23 to No. 3 for this season.

(Marcio Jose Sanchez / Related Press)

So, Akers set his sights on making the cost-free change in 2022.

Broad receiver Odell Beckham Jr. wore No. 3 final season after signing with the Rams at midseason. Beckham is a free agent.

Robinson and Wagner match: Broad receiver Allen Robinson appeared snug working routes throughout particular person and full-team drills and whereas catching passes from backup quarterbacks John Wolford and Bryce Perkins.

Receivers Van Jefferson and Jacob Harris, who’re rehabilitating after knee surgical procedures, didn’t take part.

Bobby Wagner commanded the protection from his inside linebacker spot, offering instruction to —and likewise taking it from — second-year professional Ernest Jones, who has switched from No. 50 to No. 53.

Tutu Atwell steps up: It was solely a seven-on-seven drill, however the 5-foot-9, 165-pound vast receiver made two powerful catches — one sliding on his knees and one other in site visitors — which introduced on-field reward from McVay.

Atwell, a second-round draft choose in 2021, struggled as a rookie and suffered a season-ending shoulder damage towards the Houston Texans in October. However he has been shadowing Cooper Kupp this offseason and will trend a task within the offense.

Play of the day: Second-year cornerback Robert Rochell intercepted a go throughout a seven-on-seven drill and ran to the top zone to the delight of teammates on protection.

Final season, Rochell suffered a rib damage that prevented him from enjoying in latter a part of the season and the playoffs.

Heart of the road: Coleman Shelton acquired work at heart, Tremayne Anchrum at proper guard.

The position for third-round draft choose Logan Bruss is anticipated to develop as exercises progress. Bruss was drafted as a possible alternative for Austin Corbett, who signed with the Carolina Panthers.

Remark time: McVay has mentioned he was trying ahead to studying from and sharing concepts with new USC coach Lincoln Riley.

On Monday, he entertained a former Trojans coach.

Steve Sarkisian, making ready for his second season as head coach at Texas, attended the exercise.

And so on. The Rams finalized dates and instances for his or her three preseason video games. They play the Chargers at SoFi Stadium on Saturday, Aug. 13, at 7 p.m. On Friday, Aug. 19, they play host to the Texans at 7 p.m. The Rams play on the highway towards the Cincinnati Bengals on Saturday, Aug. 27, at 3 p.m. PDT. The Rams are scheduled to follow with the Bengals in Cincinnati within the days main as much as the sport. … McVay and his fiancee, Veronika Khomyn, in partnership with Campbell’s Chunky, made a $50,000 donation to the American Purple Cross in help of Ukraine, the Rams introduced. Khomyn is from Ukraine and has household within the war-torn nation.