3 positive takeaways from Rams first joint practice with Raiders

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The Los Angeles Rams participated in their first day of joint practices with the Oakland Raiders on Wednesday.

To help prepare for Saturday’s first preseason game, the Los Angeles Rams agreed to a few days of joint practices with the Oakland Raiders, the first of which took place on Wednesday.

After looking somewhat sluggish on offense last week when participating in joint practices with the Los Angeles Chargers, the Rams were hoping to look much sharper this time around when taking on the Raiders.

Despite what happened last year after turning out to be one of the biggest disappointments by failing to live up to the hype, the Raiders hope to see much better results this time around in 2019.

And while the frustration may be there early on with Antonio Brown continuing to be absent, if all goes well, Oakland could very well work their way back into the conversation of being a top contender in the AFC.

But before jumping that far ahead down the road, the main focus at the moment these next couple of days for the Raiders is taking advantage of the practices and Saturday’s game against the Rams.

Unlike Oakland, Los Angeles was able to live up to the high expectations in 2018 by earning another trip to the Super Bowl, although they obviously wish the results of the big game ended up being much different.

Still, the good news for the Rams is what took place last February can easily be used as a learning experience, and now that Wednesday’s joint practice is officially in the books, here are three positive takeaways from the day for the defending NFC champions.