The Rams took the field for their preseason opener without many of the team’s projected starters, something that won’t be the case when they face the Packers on Saturday.
Among the debuting starters will be quarterback Sam Bradford. Coach Jeff Fisher said that Bradford will take the field for the first time since tearing his ACL last October.
“He’s going to play,” Fisher said, via the Belleville News-Democrat. “I haven’t decided how much, but he’s going to play this week.”
Fisher offered fewer specifics about some of the other missing players, like left tackle Jake Long and center Scott Wells, but did say he expected to have 15 or 16 of the 18 players who didn’t suit up against the Saints back in the lineup for the Green Bay game. No matter which other players are active, Bradford’s play will be heavily scrutinized as he enters his fifth NFL season with the jury still out on how well he fits the bill as a franchise quarterback in the NFL.