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Being the subject of the HBO documentary series “Hard Knocks” has been an “exciting process” and fun, not a distraction, Los Angeles Rams coach Jeff Fisher said.

“We’ve had several discussions with the team prior to their arrival,” Fisher said after practice at UC Irvine Wednesday. “One of the things that was discussed numerous times was, after a couple of days it’s almost (as) if (the cameras) disappear. The players are out here to help win games and to improve, not to make a movie. They’re not actors, they’re players.”

The five-episode season of “Hard Knocks” will begin Tuesday at 10 p.m. It chronicles the Rams’ return to Southern California, organized team activities and training camp.

The Rams returned to practicing without shoulder pads Wednesday, a day after their offense and defense practiced in shoulder pads for the first time in training camp.

“We originally planned on not going back-to-back,” Fisher said.

The Rams practiced their two-minute offense for the first time in training camp, with quarterback Jared Goff, the first player chosen in the 2016 NFL Draft, facing less than a full pass rush, Fisher said.

“Our two-minute is different than the college two-minute, so he has to get a sense for that,” Fisher said.

In college football, the clock stops when a first down is made to allow the chain crew to reposition themselves, a rule that does not exist in the NFL.

The Rams will not practice Thursday, resume practice Friday at UC Irvine and hold their inaugural Family Day Saturday at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Admission is free, but fans must register at ticketmaster.com/Los- Angeles-Rams-tickets/artist/806024.

—City News Service

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