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Danario Visits, So Does Vermeil

EARTH CITY, MO - JULY 31: Head coach Steve Spagnuolo of the St. Louis Rams looks on during training camp at the Russell Athletic Training Facility on July 31, 2010 in Earth City, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Interesting day at Rams camp on Monday, as a couple of high-profile visitors were on hand for the festivities. First, former Mizzou standout Danario Alexander was in for a visit with the team. He wasn’t allowed to work out, but he did take a physical and had plenty of conversation with members of the organization. For anyone who isn’t a Mizzou fan, Alexander had a monster senior season with the Tigers, but he went undrafted due to injury concerns after he needed surgery on his left knee to repair an injury sustained during the week of the Senior Bowl. Alexander is free to sign with any team, and reports are that he passed his physical today and was happy with the visit. Alexander himself posted on Twitter that “The visit was great!! We are definitely going to keep in contact”. Everyone knows we need help at the receiver position, so expect the team to give the local guy a good, hard look.

Another visitor made waves today, as former head coach Dick Vermeil was present for all of practice. Vermeil also spoke to the team after the workout, so he certainly made his presence felt. I’m all for Coach Vermeil coming around whenever he wants, and I wish we would see him more often. The man is passionate, and he is a winner. Those are two qualities we need more of in this organization.

Practice Notes: A few notes from today’s workout. Chris Hovan went down with a minor back injury, but it isn’t expected to be serious. Rookie Marquis Johnson was slowed by a hamstring tweak, but again, it is not thought to be anything of significance.

Topics: Chris Hovan, Danario Alexander, Dick Vermeil, Free Agent, Injury, Marquis Johnson, Mizzou Tigers, NFL, Senior Bowl, St. Louis Rams, Training Camp, Twitter, Wide Receiver

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  • Charlie Sheen

    Now that I’m in rehab, I have nothing better to do than follow the Rams. My major question about Dick Vermeil is this – did he cry? I would bet that he did.

    I just think the Rams have gotten away from their formula for success. They should make sure someone injures their starting quarterback in the first preseason game. The last time that happened? Super Bowl. Go Rams!

    • Betty White

      Betty White here. I hear AJ feely is playing like myself out there. Can someone get him a snickers, please? If not, I would be happy with AJ going down in the first preseason game to let the Bradford era begin. Now I do not wish an injury on anyone but I def see the coaching staff not allowing Bradford to start right away because he is young. So I guess an injury is the only way to make that happen.

      Now onto a big concern, our wide receivers. we have 5 or 6 guys that are no more than a 3 or 4 guy in most systems (avery has the potential but hasn’t performed). So we are going to sign another in Alexander (which i really wanted to happen). This leaves our competition at Avery, Robinson, Gilyard (those 3 are already guaranteed spots), Burton, Amendola, Curry, Foster, Gibson, and Kent left for 2 spots (maybe 3). That’s a lot of guys to cut. If we do cut them, do they have to go through waivers before we can add them to the practice squad? I can see us keeping Curry, Amendola, and Foster. Your thoughts?

  • Bea Arthur

    Oh Betty, you were such a troublemaker on the set of Golden Girls. Nothing’s changed.

    The Rams have no receivers, no quarterbacks, and no one who can block an actual NFL player.

    I find it amusing that the highest paid player in the NFL will be sitting behind AJ Feely on the depth chart. This is like Bill Gates begging for food at a soup kitchen.

    • Betty White

      Betty White here. Can’t argue with that comment.