By Jim Thomas
Friday, Jul. 25 2008

MEQUON, Wis.-- Left tackle Orlando Pace and defensive lineman Adam Carriker
will both be on the practice field Friday afternoon when the Rams conduct their
first workout of training camp at Concordia University Wisconsin.

Pace and Carriker both are coming off shoulder surgery. After meeting with Rams
medical officials early Thursday evening following the team's arrival in
Wisconsin, Pace and Carriker were cleared for practice. In the days leading up
to camp, Linehan had raised the possibility that Pace might begin training camp
on the physically unable to perform list. But that won't be case, following
Thursday's discussions.

"Orlando's cleared for practice," Linehan said late Thursday night. "We're
going to limit his reps."

But Pace will practice. In terms of Pace's early camp workload, Linehan said,
"We're going to err on the conservative side."

Medically, Linehan said everything checked out fine in terms of Pace's surgery
for a torn labrum. Pace's overall conditioning is good, but he still needs to
get into football shape.

As for Carriker, Linehan said he will do more than Pac on the practice
field but still wouldn't get a full workload at the start of camp.