Rams QB Stafford exhibits no limitations in scrimmage

Published:Mar 9, 202417:00
Rams QB Stafford exhibits no limitations in scrimmage

Matthew Stafford confirmed no throwing limitations whereas totally taking part 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 wonderful.

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

"I believed he had nice vitality, nice command all day," McVay stated. "I believed he threw the ball extremely precisely in all components of the sphere, actually activated all components of our cross recreation."

The 34-year-old Stafford performed by way of elbow ache final season whereas main the Rams to the title in his first season with the crew. He had an unspecified injection in his elbow throughout an offseason through which he didn’t throw in any respect in crew 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 totally earlier than the season, Stafford declined to place a timetable on it.

"I’m simply going on the market, doing my work, trusting the method that we now have," he stated on Wednesday. "I do know that I’m in a position to go on the market and performance at a excessive stage proper now. So, no matter it appears like, hopefully, it continues to maintain getting higher because it has. However I do know that functionally, I really feel like I can do all the pieces I have to do. So, simply making an attempt to proceed on that street."

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

The Rams are skinny within the backfield with their high two working backs — Cam Akers and Darrell Henderson — lacking this week’s practices with what McVay referred to as "soft-tissue accidents." Children Jake Funk and Kyren Williams acquired ample first-team snaps within the Rams’ scrimmage.

Los Angeles launched 5 gamers to get underneath 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 interchange 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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