Los Angeles Rams Solidify Roster Signings in Defense of Super Bowl Title

By Nhat Hoang
Nhat Hoang
Nhat Hoang
July 22, 2022 Updated: July 22, 2022

LVI Super Bowl Champions the Los Angeles Rams are solidifying their roster signings to prepare to defend their title this season, beginning with training camp from July 29 to August 10 at Crawford Field at the University of California–Irvine in Southern California.

“We’re always going to have a target on us in terms of what we’re doing up front, and so that’s the challenge that I accept every year as a coach, because you want to find ways to sporadically get better, and you want to find ways to continually improve,” head coach Sean McVay said.

“Just continue to develop the depth of our young guys and improve on our technique and our ability to be dominant in the run game, as well as affect the quarterbacks.”

Super Bowl MVP and NFL offensive player of the year, Cooper Kupp, signed a three-year, $80 million contract extension with the Rams last month.

Heading into his 14th season in the NFL following a prolific first year with the Rams, quarterback Matthew Stafford will also return after signing a four-year, $160 million extension on March 19.

Having spent his first 12 seasons with the Lions, Stafford said his grasp of the Rams and their offensive strategies 12 months ago was “just so small in comparison to what I know and understand now.”

“It gives me great comfort in the fact that we can go above and beyond what we did last year,” Stafford said in an episode of the “Behind the Grind” series.

The tight end position may be strongest anchored by Tyler Higbee, who returns as a starter following last year’s 61 catches for 560 yards and five touchdowns.

Kendall Blanton also played a major role following Higbee’s injury in the playoffs, with seven catches for 75 yards in the Divisional and NFC Championship games.

When Blanton was injured, Brycen Hopkins stepped up in the Super Bowl with several clutch catches.

The Rams kick off the pre-season game schedule visiting nearby Los Angeles Chargers on Tuesday August 18, at 7 p.m PT, and will host the Buffalo Bills on Thursday September 8, at 5:20 p.m. PT.

Training Camp Schedule to include Theme Days: (UC Irvine, Crawford Field Field, 903 W. Peltason Dr., Irvine, Calif.)

Friday July 29: Opening Day

  • Gates Open: 11:00 a.m.
  • Practice Time: 12:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • Giveaway: 2022 schedule magnets + Jack in the Box coupons
  • Performances: Rams Cheerleaders & Mariachi Rams
  • Photo & Autograph Opportunities: Rams Legends

Saturday, July 30: Back Together Saturday

  • Gates Open: 11:00 a.m.
  • Practice Time: 12:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • Giveaway: Rams jersey rally towels
  • Season Ticket Member Exclusive Giveaway: Season Ticket Member license plate frames
  • On-Stage Entertainment: Rams Cheerleaders and special guests
  • Season Ticket Member Appreciation Day

Sunday, July 31: Vamos Rams Day

  • Gates Open: 11:00 a.m.
  • Practice Time: 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • Giveaway: Vamos Rams car flag sponsored by Toyota
  • Performances: Mariachi Rams, DJ Promote & Cheerleaders
  • Photo & Autograph Opportunities: Rams Legends

Monday, August 1

  • Gates Open: 11:30 a.m.
  • Practice Time: 12:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • Giveaway: Rams cooling towels
  • Performance: DJ AyeJaye
  • Photos & Autograph Opportunities: Rams Legends

Wednesday, August 3: Military & First Responders Appreciation Day

  • Gates Open: 11:30 a.m.
  • Practice Time: 12:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • Giveaway: Rams Poster
  • Military & First Responder Giveaway: Challenger Coins
  • Performance: DJ Bobito
  • Photos & Autograph Opportunities: Rams Legends

Thursday, August 4: Youth Day

  • Gates Open: 11:30 a.m.
  • Practice Time: 12:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • Giveaway: Rams head bands and arm bands
  • Activities: Rams Cheer Clinic in fan activation zone & free co-ed football clinic on field after practice

Friday, August 5: Inspire Change & Celebrity Flag Football Game

  • Gates Open: 11:00 a.m.
  • Practice Time: 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • Giveaway: Rams Poster
  • Donor Giveaway: Inspire Change lapel pins will be provided to fans that donate school supplies or cleaning & hygienic products to the I Have a Dream Foundation’s back-to-school drive.

Saturday, August 6: Family Day & Legends Reunion

  • Gates Open: 11:00 a.m.
  • Practice Time: 12:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • Giveaway: Cooling Towels
  • Photos & Autograph Opportunities: Rams Alumni
  • Activities: Onstage panel discussion with Rams Legends

Monday, August 8

  • Gates Open: 11:30 a.m.
  • Practice Time: 12:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • Giveaway: Rams Legends poster
  • Photos & Autograph Opportunities: Rams Legends

Tuesday, August 9

  • Gates Open: 11:30 a.m.
  • Practice Time: 12:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • Giveaway: Rams Legends poster
  • Photos & Autograph Opportunities: Rams Legends

Wednesday, August 10: Countdown to Kickoff

  • Gates Open: 11:30 a.m.
  • Practice Time: 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • Giveaway: 2022 schedule magnets
  • Performance: Rams Cheerleaders
  • Photos & Autograph Opportunities: Rams Legends

 

Nhat Hoang