Coffee with the Rams: News to start your week


As the St. Louis Rams and many other NFL teams enter their second week of training camp, the news feeds are once again beginning to flow. Grab your coffee, butter your toast and push your calls to voicemail as we dive into some morning news to keep you busy all day long.

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The Rams had a couple of past greats show up to practice on Sunday when former Rams wide receiver Isaac Bruce and former olympic athlete Jackie Joyner-Kearse made an appearance. Michael Brockers became the father of a healthy baby girl, and more updates from the latest on Rams training camp.

Rams host a few visitors, and more from training camp, Sunday 8/9Nick Wagoner,

It’s been mentioned here on Ramblin’ Fan in the past, and it will continue to be a topic moving forward, but the Rams will need to reduce the flying laundry when the season begins. The team was flagged the sixth most in the league last year, but head coach Jeff Fisher seems pleased with the progress they have made so far.

St. Louis focusing on the flags this offseasonAndrew Vigliotti,

In case you missed it, St. Louis signed newly acquired quarterback Nick Foles to a two-year $24.5 million dollar extension on Friday. The deal provides some protection for the team and a little confidence for Foles. The Rams are now free to focus on other pending free agents heading into 2016, such as Janoris Jenkins, Brian Quick and more.

Rams get their man and save a little money doing soMyles Simmons,

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The debate as to whether or not the St. Louis Rams will remain in St. Louis continues to rage as we travel deeper into training camp. We can expect this to continue to simmer for quite some time, but Sports Illustrated seems to think there is a very good chance the team ends up in Los Angeles as early as 2016.

Is a relocation unavoidable?Scott Warmann, CBS St. Louis

In an effort to further reduce concussions in the game of football, the NFL has expanded the power of concussion spotters positioned in the press boxes during games. Spotters now have the ability to call down to sidelines to pull players from games in an effort to increase tests on players suspected of having suffered a concussion.

The NFL continues it’s push to help reduce concussionsSean Wagner-McGough,

Former Rams running back Jerome Bettis was enshrined in Canton, OH this past weekend as he entered the NFL Hall of Fame in his fifth year of eligibility. Sydney Seau, the daughter of late inductee Junior Seau, was able to make a speech on behalf of her father after much was made of the standing policy at the HoF that inductees that have passed prior to induction only receive a video memorial.

Hall of Fame makes the right move, Bettis is now in bronze