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Thread: Saturday Morning
- Oshiomogho Atogwe missed Saturday morningís workout because he is attending his sisterís wedding. He asked Mike Martz in spring if he could attend and Martz gave his blessing. Atogwe should be back by Sunday morning. Congrats to the former Ms. Atogwe.
- Running back Aveion Casonís personal situation has improved and he should be back with the team on Sunday night.
- Reports that the Rams are willing to pay big money to land cornerback Ty Law are exaggerated. Any team in need of depth in the secondary would have interest in Law, but not at the price he seems to be wanting. If the price comes down, things might change, but otherwise, I wouldnít expect Law in a Ramsí uniform anytime soon.
- The situation at right tackle is difficult to figure out. No matter what this team does to try to solve it, something always comes up whether itís a holdout, an injury or something else. Martz is impressed with Tucker at right tackle in the limited time he has played there, but there is a long time between now and game one of the regular season. If this offense is unable to reach its potential because of the continued problems on the right side, it would be a real shame.
- Defensive tackle John Parrella is not going to take over games in the middle, but he is a nice addition for depth. He is big, tough and hard-nosed and brings a level of experience to the still rather young corps at defensive tackle. Parrella is a little long in the tooth, but he should be able to provide 15-20 snaps a game and eat up blockers for the linebackers to make some plays. Of course, we will all know more about him after we get our first look at him next week.
- Matt Willig has bounced around the league, but managed to stay in the NFL for 12 years. Guys that canít play donít last that long in any sport unless they are the second left-handed reliever out of the bullpen in baseball. That isnít to say that Willig is the solution on the right side, but he should at least provide some competition and depth.
- Remember that tonightís event at Washington University is a practice. Itís not a game or a scrimmage. Itís a practice. The coaches will be in the booth and there will be substitutions and things of that nature, but there wonít be any hitting. Although that might be disappointing for those that expected to see some live tackling and action, still come out and enjoy the evening under the lights.