Practice Recap: Vets Return to Work

Posted Aug 19, 2014

Veterans Janoris Jenkins, Michael Brockers and Rodger Saffold all returned to practice on Tuesday afternoon at Rams Park.

The Rams battled the heat in their second-to-last practice of training camp in Earth City this afternoon.

Today’s session was highlighted by the return of veterans Janoris Jenkins, Michael Brockers and Rodger Saffold.

“[Brockers] came back, finished up and was good,” Rams head coach Jeff Fisher said. “Rodger got involved in a little of the individual stuff, which was good. Janoris [returned] as we expected.”

After missing nearly all of the contact portion of camp, Saffold couldn’t be more excited to return to action.

“I’m probably the only person here who hasn’t hit another person off this team, so I’m just itching,” Saffold said.

Though James Laurinaitis did not practice, he did light workouts on the side.

“We’ve not ruled him out for this week’s game,” Fisher said of Laurinaitis. “He’s turned a corner and he was moving pretty well.”


- Saffold’s status for Saturday night’s game in Cleveland is to be determined, but he is excited about the potentially opportunity to play against his hometown team.

“I grew up loving the Browns, but you know now it’s time to work against them,” Saffold said. “I know some guys on the other side, so it should be a fun time.”

- Undrafted free agent defensive back Jarrid Bryant impressed during today’s practice with two interceptions.

“There are some guys who are down right now, so I’m getting my opportunity,” Bryant said. “I’m trying to make the most of it. Today was a good day. I’m just trying to hang around as long as I can and do my part."

- Even with Jake Long expected to return this week, Fisher plans to give Greg Robinson more game reps at left tackle.

“It’s a good possibility that Jake plays this week,” Fisher said. “He’ll go to guard when Jake’s in the game. When Jake comes out, we’ll still continue to work him at tackle.”

- Former Los Angeles Rams linebacker and six-time Pro Bowler Isiah Robertson watched practice from the sidelines today.

“It was an honor to have him in the building and out to practice for a couple of days,” Fisher commented.