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Grateful for time with Eagles, Boston Scott embraces fit, opportunity and environment with Rams

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. – Rams running back Boston Scott walked off the practice field Tuesday beneath mostly sunny skies – there were maybe a few clouds out, if any – after completing Tuesday's OTA practice.

It's a different setting this spring after being in the same environment for the offseason program over the last six years as a member of the Philadelphia Eagles.

"It's always love with Philly," Scott told "I mean, I see that as my second home. Always thankful for (Eagles executive vice president and general manager) Howie (Roseman) and (Eagles owner) Mr. (Jeffrey) Lurie and the investment that they made me. I'll be thankful for the rest of my life, you know, because I really I truly feel they changed my life. Being in a new spot, I haven't had much issue adjusting to the weather (laughs). It's been cool, I'm having fun man, I'm enjoying my time out here. A bunch of great guys on the team. Coaching staff is great. Everything around here, every person around here is committed to being the best they can be, and I love that."

While Scott has gotten to know that environment over the last month, he got a first-hand look of of the Rams last October watching from the opposite sideline during the Rams-Eagles game – and really, beyond that matchup, too, given his reduced role last season.

What stood out most to him was the physicality L.A. played with.

"I can remember last year, I wasn't getting any opportunities, so I kind of had some time to like sit back and really watch teams," Scott said. "The Rams kind of stood out as far as the physicality. I just remembered them being very physical, they stayed in it the whole time, they did not lay down. So that type of mindset, that type of mentality, I think it's just so important as you go throughout a long season."

The Rams were an appealing choice in free agency because of they wait they implemented all of the pieces of their offense, according to Scott, as well as the way they rotated their running backs throughout the season.

"I've always had a lot of admiration for Sean and this organization, how he's been running things, and now that I've been here for a few weeks, it's pretty easy to see why this team has contended pretty regularly," Scott said.

Beyond his involvement in the running back rotation, Scott has also gotten work at punt returner and kick returner – the latter being especially notable given the new format for that phase of special teams.

What his role looks like in either capacity is still to be determined, which Scott seems okay with. Ultimately, he just wants to contribute in whatever way he can for the Rams.

"I'm trying my best to show that I can do a lot of things," Scott said. "I just want to contribute however I can when the ball's in my hand and not in my hand. There are different ways that you can bring value to the team, so I'm just really trying my best to show that I can do anything that they place me in."

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