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Coach Jeff Fisher said Friday the Rams are "very, very encouraged" with Todd Gurley's (ACL) recovery, but acknowledged Gurley is "not 100 percent" or ready to play in football games.

"Todd did a great job on the conditioning test," Fisher said. "He's not 100 percent. He's not ready to play in a game right now. ... We'll just kind of add things as we move forward." Gurley has been limited to individual drills so far in training camp. We might see him play in the third preseason game.
Source: ESPN.com
Aug 1 - 12:11 AM

Todd Gurley (knee) is participating in individual drills early in Rams training camp.

Per ESPN Rams reporter Nick Wagoner, there is "no timetable" for Gurley to begin practicing in 11-on-11s. In the meantime, Tre Mason will operate as St. Louis' first-team back with Benny Cunningham mixing in on passing downs. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch expects Mason to open 2015 as the lead ball carrier.
Jul 31 - 9:21 PM

ESPN's Nick Wagoner expects Todd Gurley (knee) to be limited to individual drills at the start of camp.

Although Gurley surprisingly avoided active/PUP, GM Les Snead has said the team will be "cautious" with its first-round back. The Rams' official website believes there's a "possibility" Gurley starts Week 1, but gives the edge to Tre Mason.
Jul 30 - 7:05 PM

ESPN reports the Rams have had "continued dialogue" with contract-year QB Nick Foles about an extension.

Per reported Nick Wagoner, "nothing appears imminent," but GM Les Snead believes a deal is possible before the end of the season. Translation, talks won't be cut off after Week 1. Locking up Foles now would be a "buy low" on a player who could end up staying low.
Source: ESPN.com
Jul 30 - 4:40 PM

Brian Quick (shoulder surgery) avoided active/PUP to open Rams camp.

He will be "eased" in. Either way, it's a positive development after an extensive shoulder operation to repair an injury that ended Quick's would've-been-breakout 2014 campaign. Quick and Kenny Britt should line up as St. Louis' Opening Day starters at wideout, with Stedman Bailey and Tavon Austin mixing in for sub-packages. Still only 25 years old, Quick offers upside at his double-digit round ADP.
Jul 30 - 1:29 PM
Tre Mason - RB - Rams

According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, second-year RB Tre Mason is expected to get the "lion's share" of the Rams' carries "early in the season."

Per beat writer Jim Thomas, the "last thing" the Rams want to do is "rush" Todd Gurley, who avoided the NFI list to open training camp, but isn't necessarily assured of a major early-season role, or to be active at all on game days when the season begins. Thomas suggests Gurley will play a "limited role" early in the year, and the Rams will increase his workload depending on his ACL recovery, stamina, and effectiveness. Gurley remains a high-risk investment in the first four rounds of drafts, while Mason could prove a useful value pick in the mid rounds.
Jul 29 - 1:17 PM

The Rams' official website believes there's a "possibility" Todd Gurley (knee) starts Week 1.

Gurley's outlook has improved considerably after he avoided the PUP list to begin camp, but writer Myles Simmons still believes it's "more probable" Tre Mason starts Week 1 than Gurley. Simmons points toward coach Jeff Fisher's usual conservatism with rookies as evidence. Regardless of who starts Week 1, it's looking more and more likely that Gurley has a big role by the end of September. His health is farther along than was previously expected.
Jul 28 - 7:17 PM
Tre Mason - RB - Rams

The Rams' official website expects Tre Mason to "still play a significant role" in 2015, and believes it's "more probable" Mason starts Week 1 than Todd Gurley.

Writer Myles Simmons believes Gurley will be brought along slowly, and reminds that coach Jeff Fisher "almost always likes to be conservative with rookies." This is true, but the fact that Gurley is avoiding the PUP list to begin camp — and therefore the season — suggests an early-season return, and a big role along with it. Even if he makes a few early-season starts, Mason is best regarded as an RB3/handcuff.
Jul 28 - 7:12 PM

Updating an earlier item, Rams RB Todd Gurley (ACL) will begin training camp on the active roster.

It means Gurley is ineligible for the reserve/NFI list, which would have cost him the first six games of the season. It's a major surprise after the Rams insisted all offseason they would take things slow with the No. 10 overall pick. It still doesn't guarantee Gurley will be ready for Week 1, but he's trending in that direction. Gurley's Week 1 status will be confirmed if he suits up for preseason action. Expect Gurley's ADP of RB20 to climb.
Jul 28 - 2:17 PM

Speaking in a Tuesday radio interview, Rams GM Les Snead said RB Todd Gurley (ACL) has passed his conditioning test, and should progress to football activities "soon."

This doesn't change the fact that Gurley will open camp on the active/NFI list, but he's progressing as the Rams hoped. Gurley is expected to begin participating in individual drills sooner rather than later. ESPN's Nick Wagoner believes Gurley will avoid the reserve/NFI list, which would cost him the first six games of the season.
Jul 28 - 1:48 PM

Rams signed supplemental draft pick OT Isaiah Battle to a four-year contract.

Battle was the only player chosen in the Supplemental Draft earlier this month. By selecting him in the fifth round, the Rams forfeited their 2016 fifth-round pick. Battle's rookie year is expected to be more of a learning process. The Rams would be in big-time trouble if Battle were needed for meaningful snaps. Long-term, most have Battle topping out as a swing-tackle type.
Jul 27 - 8:04 PM

The Rams have opened extension talks with contract-year CB Janoris Jenkins.

Jenkins, who turns 27 in October, is owed just over $1 million in salary and bonuses this season, the final year on his rookie deal. Jenkins looked like a future shutdown corner at Florida early in his college career, but has been an up-and-down disappointment with the Rams. Jenkins graded out 50th among 110 qualifiers in Pro Football Focus' cornerback ratings.
Jul 27 - 5:03 PM

Rams third-round QB Sean Mannion is not considered a candidate for the backup job.

The Rams will let Austin Davis and Case Keenum fight for the right to hold Nick Foles' clipboard. Mannion will take his time developing as the No. 3 man.
Source: ESPN.com
Jul 27 - 11:23 AM

ESPN's Nick Wagoner expects Todd Gurley (ACL) to be back before the Rams' Week 6 bye.

Wagoner calls predictions of the Rams holding Gurley until Week 7 "too far flung." The No. 10 overall pick is going to open camp with some individual drills and gradually progress toward full-team work. Gurley still has a chance to suit up Week 1, which will be roughly 10 months after his ACL tear at Georgia.
Source: ESPN.com
Jul 27 - 11:20 AM

ESPN Rams reporter Nick Wagoner projects Rams RB/KR Isaiah Pead as a cut.

It remains stunning that Pead has yet to be released. Pead has been a comprehensive bust since the Rams selected him with the No. 50 overall pick of the 2012 draft. He's unlikely to survive until final cuts in training camp.
Source: ESPN.com
Jul 23 - 4:41 PM


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