St. Louis Rams

Rams rookies report to camp; first open training camp practice is Friday

Rams rookies are in camp Monday.
Rams rookies are in camp Monday.

While intrigue about a potential move to Los Angeles continues to swirl around the St. Louis Rams, rookies reported for conditioning testing on Monday and training camp is just around the corner.

Veteran players report Wednesday and the first of nine training camp practices open to the public is set for 3:30 p.m. Friday at Rams Park in Earth City, Mo. There is the possibility this could be the Rams’ final season in St. Louis since owner Stan Kroenke is hoping to follow through on plans to move the team to a new stadium complex in the Inglewood section of Los Angeles.

The Rams’ lone open team scrimmage is scheduled for 5 p.m. Aug. 7 at Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Mo.

Autograph sessions with various Rams players will be held after each practice and the open team scrimmage.

The Rams’ preseason opener is 9 p.m. Aug. 14 on the road against the Oakland Raiders. After another road preseason game 7 p.m. Aug. 23 against Tennessee, the Rams conclude their preseason schedule with home games against Indianapolis (7 p.m. Aug. 29) and the Kansas City Chiefs (7 p.m. Sept. 3).

A new twist for Rams training camp this season includes joint practices with the Dallas Cowboys Aug. 17-18 in Oxnard, Calif., plus another team practice Aug. 19 in Oxnard.

The Rams open the 2015 regular season at noon Sept. 13 against their NFC West rivals, the Seattle Seahawks. Seattle lost to New England in the Super Bowl last season.

Contact reporter Norm Sanders at nsanders@bnd.com or 618-239-2454. Follow him on Twitter: @NormSanders.

Rams Open Practice Schedule

at Rams Park, Earth City, Mo.

* 3:30 p.m. Friday

* 3:30 p.m. Saturday

* 5:30 p.m. Sunday

* 3:30 p.m. Aug. 4

* 5:30 p.m. Aug. 6

* 5 p.m. Aug. 7 (open scrimmage at Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Mo.)

* 3:30 p.m. Aug. 9

* 3:30 p.m. Aug. 10

* 5:30 p.m. Aug. 11

Rams practices in Oxnard, Calif.

Aug. 17-19

(NOTE: Weather and field conditions make all dates and times subject to change, along with the autograph sessions. Free parking for Rams Park practices available at a lot just north of the practice facility, video cameras and alcohol are prohibited).

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