How much hype do you want to hear? If you are like me, there is too much of that this time of year. Shorts, sneakers, tee shirts, and a game of catch are great photo opportunities, but they are not football experiences. Much of OTAs and early training camp experience so far has been more about trying to interpret what coaches and teammates have to say than what a player is truly performing.
But the pads are on now, and the LA Rams are heading into their preseason games. the first is this Saturday, August 13, 2022, against the LA Chargers. That means that training camp is already to the point of evaluation and ranking the team’s depth chart. The Rams have sat regular season starters out of preseason competition. So as many as an estimated 25 of the 90 players will know their roster role if they do not see action this week.
Is it too late to make the team?
Players who are on the bubble and special team roles are still wide open, and the Rams will be looking for players who excel on returns, coverages, punts, field goals, and kickoffs. That is great news for a late arriving newcomer with a thick CV on special teams like Austin Trammel.
We have some football to look forward to this week. And that means that we have a lot to cover. So keep Austin Trammel on your radar. Even if he does not make the roster, he will push his teammates much harder in the meantime.