Rams QB Stafford exhibits no limitations in scrimmage

Matthew Stafford confirmed no throwing limitations whereas absolutely collaborating in a scrimmage with the Los Angeles Rams on Tuesday, additional underlining the Tremendous Bowl-winning quarterback’s declaration that his injured elbow might be high quality.

Stafford made all types of throws in the course of the prolonged scrimmage on the Rams’ coaching advanced, and coach Sean McVay was happy by the newest step within the veteran quarterback’s elevated workload.

“I thought he had great energy, great command all day,” McVay stated. “I thought he threw the ball incredibly accurately in all parts of the field, really activated all parts of our pass game.”

The 34-year-old Stafford performed via elbow ache final season whereas main the Rams to the title in his first season with the staff. He had an unspecified injection in his elbow throughout an offseason wherein he didn’t throw in any respect in staff exercises.

Stafford started throwing to receivers in drills early in coaching camp, and he has steadily ramped up his workload with a selected deal with constructing chemistry with new receiver Allen Robinson. Tuesday’s apply was the second straight at full participation for Stafford, who says his elbow is extra of an irritation than an obstacle.

Requested if he thought his elbow would heal absolutely earlier than the season, Stafford declined to place a timetable on it.

“I’m just going out there, doing my work, trusting the process that we have,” he stated on Wednesday. “I know that I’m able to go out there and function at a high level right now. So, whatever it feels like, hopefully, it continues to keep getting better as it has. But I know that functionally, I feel like I can do everything I need to do. So, just trying to continue on that road.”

McVay doesn’t play his most vital gamers within the preseason, so Stafford received’t exhibit his arm in competitors till the Rams’ opener Sept. 8 towards Buffalo. The Rams’ preseason continues Friday evening towards Houston at SoFi Stadium.

The Rams are skinny within the backfield with their high two operating backs — Cam Akers and Darrell Henderson — lacking this week’s practices with what McVay known as “soft-tissue injuries.” Kids Jake Funk and Kyren Williams acquired ample first-team snaps within the Rams’ scrimmage.

Los Angeles launched 5 gamers to get below the 85-man roster restrict, dropping punter Cameron Dicker, offensive deal with Adrian Ealy, quarterback Luis Perez, tight finish Jamal Pettigrew and defensive again Caesar Dancy-Williams.

The cuts imply former New York Giants punter Riley Dixon has received the competitors to switch Johnny Hekker, the Rams’ four-time All-Professional. Hekker, the Rams’ punter since 2012, signed with Carolina final March after being launched by the Rams.

Los Angeles additionally claimed defensive finish T.J. Carter off waivers from New Orleans, waiving receiver Warren Jackson with an damage designation to make room.

Reporting by the Related Press


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