We have talked about the numerous free agent signings by the Rams over the last week, but on Thursday those players made their official debut with the team. The new CBA was officially ratified in the afternoon, allowing everyone to take the field for practice after the team took a break to wait for the news. It was great to see all the new faces running the drills and competing today, and I think the position battles during the preseason are going to be amazing.
Speaking of position battles, the Rams re-signed DT Gary Gibson today, adding him to what has suddenly become a pretty large group of quality players at the position. Gibson was a starter last season, but I was a little surprised the team brought him back after signing Justin Bannan and Dan Muir earlier in the week. I kind of like Gibson, but I’m just not sure there’s much room for him on this roster. I guess we will just have to see how the competition plays out.
In rumor news, apparently veteran tight end Bo Scaife is set to visit the Rams as he continues to look for work. There are already plenty of tight ends on this roster, so I would be surprised if Scaife joins the team. But I guess you never know.