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St. Louis Rams Hold Fan Fest Scrimmage at the Edward Jones Dome

Rookie running back Isaiah Pead, right, tries to turn the corner during Saturday's scrimmage at the Edward Jones Dome.
Rookie running back Isaiah Pead, right, tries to turn the corner during Saturday's scrimmage at the Edward Jones Dome.
Ron ClementsCorrespondent IAugust 4, 2012

The St. Louis Rams held their annual intra-squad scrimmage for the first time at the Edward Jones Dome on Saturday.

Billed as Fan Fest, the Rams practiced for about two hours and 15 minutes, with several live 11-on-11 periods and a rookie period following the regular practice.

The event brought in about 13,000 fans, who witnessed a defensively-dominated practice. The quarterbacks again had difficulty throwing the long ball, but were picked off just once. That interception was by rookie cornerback Trumaine Johnson. Safety Quintin Mikell had a sure interception go right through his arms.

Two wide receivers who did look very good were Brandon Gibson and Danny Amendola. Undrafted rookie Matthew Conrath also looked good and got some reps with the starting defense. The 6'7", 261-pound tackle has "some potential" and is a strong player, coach Jeff Fisher said following the practice.

Rookie kicker Greg Zuerlein impressed fans with his big leg. He connected on a pair of 59-yard field goals, but just missed from 64 yards out.

Held out of the workout were rookie fullback Todd Anderson, center Scott Wells, offensive tackles Rodger Saffold and Ryan McKee, running back Daryl Richardson and tight ends Lance Kendricks and Deangelo Peterson. This explains why Kendricks was not working with the ones on Friday.

Limited to either conditioning or individual workouts were wide receiver Danario Alexander, safety Darian Stewart and cornerbacks Jerome Murphy, Josh Gordy and Kendric Burney.


Ron Clements is a featured columnist and all information, quotes and photographs were obtained first-hand.

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