Don't expect to see all or much of new Offensive Coordinator Josh McDaniel's playbook; it's the first preseason game so he won't show too much of how he plans on attacking defenses.
They'll be more than a few Rams not on the field Saturday night due to injury. Most likely cornerback Ron Bartell (thigh), Cornerback Al Harris (tweaked knee) and tight end Mike Hoomanawanui (concussion).
Also, second year wide receiver Mardy Gilyard most likely won't play in the first exhibition game. Gilyard has been battling migraines throughout the week. He was seen on the field during Friday's walk-through at Rams Park but did not practice later that day. He desperately needs to get back onto the field because if he doesn't he could be the odd man out when the coaches assemble their final slots for wide receivers.
Saturday,look for the Rams second pick in this year's draft, Lance Kendricks to haul in a few catches. I expect Sam Bradford to look for his new tight end on a few occasions tonight. The former Wisconsin Badger has looked pretty good in camp thus far.
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