Rams G.M. Billy Devaney told PFT earlier this offseason that he needed to upgrade the team’s backup running back position.
They signed Jerious Norwood and Cadillac Williams in free agency, which left some Rams fans underwhelmed. After one preseason game, the new backs gave the team some hope.
Williams had 40 yards on 11 carries Saturday night, including a touchdown. Norwood is healthy for once and picked up 37 yards on eight carries. Keith Toston, who may have an uphill battle for a roster spot, led the team with 64 yards on 11 carries.
The encouraging night came against a Colts team that usually limps through the preseason, so it’s a little early to get excited. But the Rams backfield does at least look better, and the receiving crew is deeper with rookie tight end Lance Kendricks emerging as a legitimate weapon.