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Five Players to Watch: Preseason at Denver

Posted Aug 27, 2016

Team insider Myles Simmons has five players to keep an eye on in the Rams' penultimate exhibition matchup of 2016.

The Rams will take on the Broncos for their penultimate preseason game on Saturday. With the first round of roster cuts looming, here are five players to watch in the action.

1) Robert Quinn - No. 94

The defensive end experienced a tough 2015 season with multiple injuries, eventually undergoing back surgery that landed him on injured reserve. While the Rams have had Quinn available throughout the preseason, the club is still bringing him along slowly in order to prevent any kind of set back. Quinn likely won’t see too much time against Denver on Saturday, but he is expected to play at least a couple of series.

2) Case Keenum - No. 17

Keenum remains QB-1 for now, and that means he’ll likely take more than two series as the starter this week against the Broncos. So far this preseason, Keenum has looked sharp in his two possessions each against Dallas and Kansas City. He’s completed 10 of his 12 passes for 111 yards — good for 9.3 yards per attempt  — and a touchdown. The Houston product will be tested against a Denver defense that finished No. 1 last year.

3) Troy Hill - No. 32

Hill has shown flashes of his ability both in practice and in games at cornerback over the past few weeks. One of his strengths is his tackling ability, which he displayed late in the first half against Kansas City. Nick Foles threw over to Hill’s side on three of four plays, and each time the cornerback came up to make a tackle to stop the play within three yards of the line of scrimmage. That ability makes Hill one player to watch this week.

4) Aaron Green - No. 36

Green had a nice preseason debut against Dallas, registering four carries for 27 yards and four receptions for 37 yards — including the game-winning touchdown catch in the fourth quarter. While he dealt with a minor injury issue last week, Green has been back in practice in preparation for the Broncos. He should play significant time in the second half this week.

5) Cory Littleton - No. 58

The undrafted linebacker out of Washington had three tackles — one for loss — and a quarterback hit against the Chiefs last week. Linebacker depth is an important aspect of the team for L.A. to figure out over the last two weeks of the preseason, and given Littleton’s special teams prowess, he has a chance to make the initial 53-man roster.