Nick Foles focused on winning games for Rams –Latsch

By Nate Latsch

ST. LOUIS — Nick Foles feels comfortable with his new team, his new teammates and his new playbook.
The new Rams quarterback met with the media following the first practice of training camp on Friday afternoon and talked about his adjustment after the offseason trade that sent Sam Bradford to the Philadelphia Eagles and brought Foles to the Midwest.

“I feel really comfortable,” he said. “I’ve been fortunate to play for, you know, two great franchises in my career. To be here with these guys in this locker room and how they welcomed me here right off the bat was amazing. The quarterbacks are tremendous. They’re very supportive. We all work together to push each other to be the best we can be, because you never know when you’re going to play. But at the same time, we’re all buddies and we can you know we’ll go through the film and we’ll help each other out. It’s pretty awesome.”

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Todd Gurley Gets Some Work for Rams –Latsch

By Nate Latsch

ST. LOUIS — The Rams are determined to take things slow with rookie running back Todd Gurley as he works his way back from the knee injury that ended his junior season at Georgia.

On Friday afternoon, during the first practice session of training camp, that meant the No. 10 overall pick participated in individual drills but did not get reps during team drills.

“Of course the big story is Todd,” Rams coach Jeff Fisher said when he met with the media. “He did a great job on the conditioning test. He is not 100 percent. He is not ready to play in a game right now. But our feeling was and the decision was based on the importance for him to be able to participate not only in the walk-thrus , which is permissible, but also in the individual stuff. Then we will kind of add things as we move forward. Timetable-wise I don’t know, but very, very encouraged as to where he is right now.”

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Practice Report 7/31: Training Camp Begins –Simmons

By Myles Simmons

Football is back at Rams Park, as the team began training camp on a sunny Friday afternoon in Earth City.

With plenty of fans in attendance, St. Louis practiced without pads, as is customary for the team’s acclimation period over its first few sessions. And head coach Jeff Fisher said he was especially impressed at the way the players passed their conditioning tests earlier in the week.

“As long as I have been here this is the best we’ve had. From the weigh-in, from the conditioning test — guys have really worked hard during the summer,” Fisher said. “Overall, big picture, very pleased with the condition, and the athleticism, and the energy of this football team. They’re very excited to get back.”

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Todd Gurley Participates on Day 1 of Camp –Simmons

By Myles Simmons

Running back Todd Gurley’s health is sure to be a consistent storyline throughout the month of August. But on the 31st of July, there was reason to be encouraged following the Rams’ first day of training camp.

The No. 10 overall pick in this year’s draft was on the field participating in positional drills Friday afternoon. While there was some question prior to this week whether or not Gurley would open training camp on the active roster or on the Physically Unable to Perform list, head coach Jeff Fisher said the staff wanted the running back to be able to participate in those individual drills.

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Todd Gurley Gets Some Individual Work as Rams Open Camp –Wagoner

By Nick Wagoner

EARTH CITY, Mo. — St. Louis Rams running back Todd Gurley was back on a football field Friday afternoon after about nine months.

Although Gurley isn’t fully recovered from a torn left ACL suffered last November, he’s healthy enough to do some individual drills. It’s the closest thing to actual football he’s played since the injury. When asked about the simple act of being back on a field with his teammates, Gurley lit up.

“It is [exciting],” Gurley said. “Instead of just being over there with the trainers, just being with the guys and getting those 15 minutes in [is great].”

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As Camp Begins, Rams Know They Want QB Foles Long-Term –AP

From: AP

ST. LOUIS — Before playing a down, Nick Foles has made a big impression on the St. Louis Rams.

They like what they’ve seen so much that even before the start of training camp Friday, they were talking about a contract extension.

General manager Les Snead said the Rams have been in contact with the agent for Foles, due for free agency after the season. He thought it “definitely realistic” that Foles could be signed.

“I always go to this: Hey, if a quarterback is playing well and you’re winning, having team success, you have no problem asking your owner to write the check,” Snead said.

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