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OPEN CAMP: July 26 Amara Darboh Jersey , UC Irvine, Irvine, California
LAST YEAR: Coach Sean McVay led one of most remarkable single-season transformations in recent NFL history. Rams ended their streaks of 12 consecutive non-playoff seasons and 13 straight non-winning seasons with rampage to first NFC West title since 2003. Franchise with NFL’s worst offense in 2016 became league’s highest-scoring team, racking up 478 points after scoring 224 in previous year. Quarterback Jared Goff emerged as solid starter in second season, and running back Todd Gurley was NFL’s top offensive player with relentless year. Coordinator Wade Phillips’ defense also took quantum leap, with NFL Defensive Player of the Year Aaron Donald leading makeover into versatile Shaquill Griffin Jersey , hard-nosed group. Despite tepid home playoff loss to Atlanta, Rams captured city’s attention in second year back in LA, shrugging off competition from relocated Chargers.
IMPORTANT ADDITIONS: DT Ndamukong Suh, CB Marcus Peters, CB Aqib Talib, WR Brandin Cooks.
IMPORTANT LOSSES: LB Robert Quinn Adam Joseph Duhe Jersey , CB Trumaine Johnson, LB Alec Ogletree, WR Sammy Watkins, WR Tavon Austin, LB Connor Barwin, offensive coordinator Matt LaFleur.
CAMP NEEDS: Donald skipped all of last season’s training camp Karl Joseph Jersey , and is likely to hold out again while he attempts to land one of biggest contracts in NFL history. His absence didn’t hurt much last season, but every day he waits to begin partnership with Suh is missed opportunity. Rams acquired four elite veteran talents in offseason, and they all must connect with teammates quickly. Defense must adjust to styles of Talib and Peters, its two new aggressive cornerbacks. New starting middle linebacker must be chosen after Ogletree’s cap-related departure, with Cory Littleton likely to get first shot. Goff and Cooks must build chemistry to keep McVay’s high-octane passing game in top form.
EXPECTATIONS: Rams all-in on pursuit of first Super Bowl berth since the 2001 season, and have talent to get there. They’ve brought back almost every important part of last season’s excellent offense Joe Montana Jersey , and added three game-breaking stars to defense. Even if they still haven’t written gargantuan check necessary to make Donald happy, Rams intend to contend for championships for next several years, starting now.
The New York Giants have made a couple of roster moves before the opening of a mandatory minicamp.
The Giants announced Monday the signing of offensive tackle Jarron Jones and defensive back Kenneth Durden. Rookie free agent offensive tackle Tyler Howell was waived to make room on the roster. The three-day minicamp starts Tuesday.
Neither Jones nor Durden has played in an NFL regular-season game.
Jones played in all four preseason games for the Giants last season. He spent most of year on the Dallas Cowboys' practice squad. He played defensive tackle at Notre Dame.
Durden spent the 2016 season on the Raiders' practice squad. He was on Tennessee's practice squad for a month last season.
Howell was signed last month as a free agent out of Missouri.Womens Jonathan Cooper Jersey
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