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Newcomer update: Colby Parkinson

With the offseason program complete and Rams Training Camp presented by UNIFY Financial Credit Union starting up on July 23, it's time to look ahead. As part of the preparation for training camp, will be spotlighting a handful of players new to the Rams' roster. Continuing the series is tight end Colby Parkinson.


How He Got Here: After becoming an unrestricted free agent, Parkinson signed a 3-year deal with the Rams on March 14.

What's Next: Continuing to learn the offense. As mentioned in the offseason reset on the tight end position, the possibility of Tyler Higbee beginning the season on the Physically Unable to Perform list will require the rest of the tight ends to be on top of it when it comes to knowing the playbook and their roles. That will be no different for Parkinson, especially during training camp.

Bet You Didn't Know: Besides football, Parkinson also played basketball in high school at nearby Oaks Christian.

Quotable: "He's a guy that's been a little bit limited based on some things that he's worked through this offseason, but you saw him climb the ladder, make a big catch today. I always really appreciated the growth that you watched. And I thought (Seahawks Offensive Coordinator) Shane (Waldron) did a great job utilizing his skillset in Seattle where you could really get a good evaluation. What a special person first and foremost, and then you see the size really from our tight end group as a whole. But he's definitely going to add real value. We're looking forward to being able to getting the pads on and playing real football when we can kind of get a little bit better evaluation in a full speed setting. But the size, the instincts, just the overall character, we're certainly excited about him." – McVay on Parkinson on June 4

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