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As the season approaches, the Rams are running low on healthy running backs.

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(AP) — Before the regular season even begins, the Los Angeles Rams are running low on healthy running backs.
And, while Darrell Henderson’s recent thumb injury does not appear to be significant, the Rams must determine quickly whether they are satisfied with the unproven depth behind him.
Henderson was forced to leave practice with a strain to his thumb.
Henderson appears to be on track to be ready for the season opener, when he will be the Rams’ probable starter, owing to the fact that he is the only running back on the team with NFL experience.

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What is the best way to watch the Raiders play the Rams?

The Raiders are in Los Angeles this week after a 20-7 triumph over the Seattle Seahawks at Allegiant Stadium on Saturday to kick off the preseason.
B.J. Hill is a running back for the Las Vegas Raiders.
During the fourth quarter of a NFL preseason game at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas on Saturday, Aug. 5, Emmons (35) leaps over Seattle Seahawks safety Joshua Moon (37) and linebacker Aaron Donkor (43) for a score.
The Raiders are in Los Angeles this week after a 20-7 preseason win over the Seattle Seahawks at Allegiant Stadium on Saturday. (Erik Verduzco / Las Vegas Review-Journal) @Erik_Verduzco
After two combined practice sessions, one of which was cut short due to a scuffle, the two teams meet at SoFi Stadium.
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At their joint practice, Hunter Renfrow and a feisty Raiders offense defeated the Rams.

THOUSAND OAKS (California)
Hunter Renfrow, the Raiders’ third-year slot receiver, admits to talking trash at some point in his life. “A few of times,” he said.
Renfrow was one of the few players who didn’t make a commotion with his mouth during Wednesday’s lively joint practice against the Rams, but he made the most noise as teammates roared every time he beat All-Pro cornerback Jalen Ramsey Yeah, as in several times.”If I can beat Jalen Ramsey, then I can beat anyone in the NFL,” Renfrow said.
“That’s how I go about it.”
“The Raiders dressed up to their hotel and stepped off the bus at the practice grounds fired up, and hopefully tomorrow we can make each other better again.”
The mild drizzle and gloomy sky were also a welcome relief from Las Vegas’s scorching heat.
They wanted to make an impression, were free to run around and punch people, and weren’t going to wilt in the sun after a few plays. Oh, and coach Jon Gruden was yelling profanities and berating players for poor performance.
Even for him, he cranked it up a notch and made it plain that he wanted to win practice. “That’s what competition brings you,” Renfrow said.
“On game day, that’s what he does.”
shouting at us, yelling at the officials, yelling at the opposition
Today is the same.
He enjoys competing.

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Sean McVay of the Rams and Kevin Stefanski of the Browns are among The Athletic’s NFL 40 under 40.

Sean McVay of the Los Angeles Rams and Kevin Stefanski of the Cleveland Browns are two of four head coaches named to The Athletic’s second annual NFL 40 under 40 list, which includes some of the league’s brightest young off-field emerging stars.
Aside from head coaches, the list includes a wide range of NFL roles, from coordinators like Carolina’s Joe Brady to media workers like ESPN’s Mina Kimes.
Michael Clay, the special-teams coordinator for the Philadelphia Eagles, is the league’s youngest coordinator at the age of 29.
That individual had to be younger than 40 before Aug. 1 to be considered for the list, which took into account opinions from those working in and around the NFL.
In order to promote up-and-comers, certain well-known names were left off the list.
Check out Lindsay Jones’ full story in the “Go Further” section below to learn more about the rest of the NFL 40 under 40 class of 2021.
(Picture courtesy of Getty Images/Stacy Revere)

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At the Rams-Chargers preseason game, a massive NFL fan brawl breaks out (video).

INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA – AUGUST 14: Supporters watch the Los Angeles Chargers and Los Angeles Rams play in a preseason game at SoFi Stadium on August 14, 2021 in Inglewood, California.
(Picture courtesy of Getty Images/Katelyn Mulcahy) Field of Dreams turned reality by Mark Carman The Rams and Chargers faced off in preseason with fans in the stands.
While it’s a beautiful sight, it also serves as a stark warning of what may go wrong.
The Chargers defeated the Rams in their preseason opener, and because both teams are based in Los Angeles, neither crowd had to travel far to witness their team play.
Chase Daniel led the Chargers to win despite the fact that neither Matthew Stafford nor Justin Herbert played a single snap.
The Rams’ Duck Hodges took the majority of the snaps.
Yet, the main plot unfolded in the spectators rather than on the field of play.
A violent brawl broke out between fans, spilling across numerous rows of spectators.
At the Rams-Chargers game at SoFi Stadium, there was a huge brawl.
pic.twitter.com/aOrndTxdKF — BLACK ADAM SCHEFTER (@B1ackSchefter) August 15, 2021 An NFL fan brawl breaks out during a Chargers-Rams game. In this scenario, neither one truly wins.
Supporters are eventually excluded from all NFL games, since you can sure the Rams have the same video evidence we do.
Except on the field, violence is not tolerated at NFL games.
While emotions will run high from game to game, it’s crucial to keep things in perspective rather than allowing words, or in some cases, drink, to get in the way of an otherwise enjoyable experience.

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The Los Angeles Rams will rest all of their starters for preseason games once again.

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— When it comes to preseason injuries, Los Angeles Rams coach Sean McVay is taking no chances.
For the fourth straight season, McVay will not play starters in preseason games, including quarterback Matthew Stafford, defensive lineman Aaron Donald, and cornerback Jalen Ramsey. McVay also appears to be taking his cautious approach a step further this season, sitting numerous rotating players and backups.
“We’ll get to see a lot of our depth guys because there’ll probably be about 35 players who aren’t playing in this game for us,” McVay said following training camp practice on Thursday at the team facility.
“The aim is always to try to stay healthy,” Rams defensive coordinator Brandon Staley said. The Rams kick off their preseason campaign against the Los Angeles Chargers at SoFi Stadium on Saturday.
Players who will not participate in the preseason include backup quarterback John Wolford, who suffered an appendectomy last week, but McVay did not specify which non-starters will also sit out.
“Right now, we’re working through that,” McVay said.
“But John is absolutely one of those guys an — thought he gained a lot of good experience last week and especially given the circumstances around you having that appendectomy, just want to be wise,” Devlin Hodges said.
The Rams return seven starters on offense and seven starters on defense after a 10-6 season and a divisional playoff defeat to the Green Bay Packers.
McVay has relied on joint practices to prepare his starters for the regular season in recent years, and he will continue to do so as they prepare for the 2021 schedule.
The Rams exercised in Oxnard, California, last weekend against the Dallas Cowboys, and the Las Vegas Raiders will visit the Rams’ team complex for two practices next week ahead of their preseason meeting on Aug. 1.
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The Rams have had plenty of success since 2018, when McVay decided to rest most of his stars in the preseason, including a run to the NFC title and a trip to Super Bowl LIII, where they were defeated 13-3 by the New England Patriots.
McVay had led the Rams to a 43-21 record and three playoff appearances in his fifth season as coach.
The Rams are among the preseason favorites to win Super Bowl LVI at SoFi Stadium in February, thanks to the arrival of Stafford and the return of three-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year Donald and All-Pro Ramsey.

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Earl Campbell’s’sledgehammer running’ earned him a spot on the NFL 100 at No. 66.

The Athletics’ initiative to select the 100 greatest players in football history is known as the NFL 100.
We’ll reveal new members of the list every day until the season starts, starting with the No.
On Wednesday, September 1st, one player will be crowned.
8.Earl Campbell cut to his right after receiving a handoff from Dan Pastorini.
A Los Angeles Rams linebacker who had been chosen to the Pro Bowl six times stood ready for the rookie rushing back in the hole, ready to tackle him for a loss.Isiah Robertson squared up and readied for contact.
Instead of delivering the hit, Robertson absorbed one, burying Campbell’s head hard in his sternum. It was a collision that was felt from the 23-yard line to the 900 section of the world’s first domed stadium.
It was felt all the way from Amarillo, Texas, to South Padre Island, Texas.
From the NFL offices to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, it was palpable. As Robertson walked down the green carpet, Campbell kept trucking to his right.
As his jersey was torn off by a would-be tackler, he was finally dragged down 16 yards later by three Rams. “Earl flat ran over him,” an unbelieving Pastorini recalled. On the CBS broadcast, analyst George Allen, a long-time coach, labeled it “sledgehammer running.”
Later, the former Cleveland Browns running back claimed it was the hardest hit he’d ever seen.

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The quiz ‘Who will be the leading rusher for each NFL team in 2020?’

The Los Angeles Rams offense was dealt a terrible blow on Tuesday, just a little more than two months before the start of the 2021 NFL regular season.
Cam Akers, the Rams’ best rusher last season, tore his Achilles in practice and is expected to miss the whole 2021 season.
As of now, Sean McVay and the rest of L.A.’s executive management appear to be following the ‘next man up concept,’ but the injury to Akers symbolizes an unsettling start to the season for a team with a new franchise quarterback and dreams of going deep in the playoffs.
Which leads us to the topic of today’s quiz.
As a rookie, Akers rushed for 625 yards, good enough to lead the Rams in rushing yards in 2020.
L.A. suffered an injury as a result of the incident.
For the third year in a row, the team will have a new rushing leader.
So, with that in mind, how many of each NFL team’s leading rushers can you name in five minutes?
Best of luck!

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Cam Akers tore his Achilles tendon and will miss the whole 2021 season.

According to Tom Pelissero of the NFL Network, Rams running back Cam Akers has torn his Achilles tendon ahead of training camp. Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
Akers is anticipated to be out for the whole 2021 season.
Last season, Akers, 22, led the Rams with 625 running yards as a rookie.
He was chosen in the second round of the 2020 NFL Draft, joining Darrell Henderson and Malcolm Brown in the backfield for the Los Angeles Rams.
Adrian Peterson, a future Hall-of-Famer, and Le’Veon Bell, a former Steeler and Jets running back, are among the free agents who might replace Akers on the Rams’ roster.
In three of the last four seasons, Los Angeles has made the playoffs.
Sean McVay’s team completed 10-6 in 2020 before falling in the NFC divisional playoffs to the Packers.
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Cam Akers’ injury status has been updated: the Rams’ running back has torn his achilles tendon.

The Rams will be without their leading rusher from last season in 2021.
Cam Akers, a second-year running back out of Florida State, tore his Achilles tendon Tuesday morning, according to NFL Network reporter Tom Pelissero. Akers might miss the whole 2021 season as a result of the injury.
According to a source, #Rams RB Cam Akers tore his Achilles during training.
Los Angeles suffers a devastating setback as it loses its leading rusher from last season just a week before training begins.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) July 20, 2021 During his rookie season, Akers, who was picked in the second round of the 2020 NFL Draft, ran for 625 yards on 145 rushes with two touchdowns and added 123 yards on 11 catches, including a touchdown.
MORE: Aaron Rodgers turned down a contract extension that would have made him the NFL’s highest-paid athlete Achilles injuries are among the most serious in the league.
According to a 2017 study conducted by Dr.
Dr. Selene Parekh and Selene Parekh
A ruptured Achilles tendon takes roughly nine months to heal, according to Jay Shah.
Running backs were the most adversely impacted by the injury, with a 78 percent fall in power ratings and approximate value three years after the injury, according to the study.
The Rams will resort to Darrell Henderson, their second running back in the backfield combo from a year ago, with Akers out for the 2021 season.
With 624 yards on 138 carries, Henderson was second on the team in running yards and tied for the team lead with five rushing touchdowns.
He also has 16 receptions for 159 yards and a touchdown.
Henderson, a third-year running back who was picked in the third round in 2019, has been out of training camp due to an unexplained ailment, but he is anticipated to be back for the start of training camp.