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10 Observations from the Rams' June 4 OTA session

The Rams' organized team activity session on Friday, June 4, was open to the media. Here are staff writer Stu Jackson's 10 observations from it. (Team reporter Sarina Morales contributed to this report.)

1) Leonard Floyd in attendance. The Rams outside linebacker was at the team's facility participating in the OTA session, working with assistant linebackers coach Thad Bogardus. Floyd previously did this with linebackers coach Chris Shula during practice last season, when Shula coached the outside linebackers. Shula sometimes works with the inside linebackers on the field in his new role; when that happens, Bogardus steps in and works with the outside linebackers.

2) We continue to see quarterback Matthew Stafford connecting well with wide receiver Cooper Kupp. During 7-on-7 drills, Stafford hit a wide-open Kupp over the middle.

3) While much attention has been given to Stafford-to-Kupp, was also another solid Stafford to Van Jefferson connection during 7-on-7 drills, similar to the May 27 session. Rams head coach Sean McVay praised Jefferson during his post-practice video conference with reporters Friday, calling the second-year wide receiver "a major bright spot this offseason" and someone who the team is "expecting very big things from" this year. 

4) DeCamillis' energy as advertised. Rams kicker Matt Gay on Thursday described him as "super high-energy" on Thursday, and on Friday, DeCamillis was very vocal and energetic during special teams drills.

5) Tutu Atwell's speed on display again. In the first OTA session open to the media (May 27), Atwell used his separate at the line of scrimmage and corral a short pass from Stafford. On Friday, he connected with Stafford on a deep ball.

6) Defensive coordinator Raheem Morris hands-on. While it's expected and understandable given his title, it's still worth noting that Morris was very involved during Friday's drills, bouncing between the defensive backs, inside linebackers and defensive linemen.

7) Running back Darrell Henderson Jr. in action. It was good to see third-year pro participating in some drills Friday. When McVay was asked for a health update on Henderson during his post-practice video conference, McVay told reporters they expected Henderson to be full-speed by the time training camp comes around.

8) Undrafted rookie free agent signee Brontae Harris out of UAB had a nice pass breakup against quarterback John Wolford during 7-on-7 drills.

9) Second-year wide receiver Trishton Jackson, who made the Rams' 53-man roster last year as an undrafted free agent out of Syracuse, had a nice grab during 7-on-7 drills.

10) Offensive lineman and International Player Pathway Program addition Max Pircher was spotted working with offensive assistant Nick Jones during Friday's session. Given Jones coached offensive tackles – Jones' most recent position while playing in Italy – at one of his stops during his college coaching career, it's a natural partnership for one-on-one work as Pircher gets acclimated to the NFL.

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